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Welcome to Racked LA's search for our city's Hottest Trainer 2014. Over the coming weeks, we'll profile sixteen smoking locals—fitness experts who not only look hot in spandex, but can make you look amazing, too. Once you've gotten to know everyone, we'll host a March Madness-style showdown in which readers vote for their favorites. Let the games begin!
Photos by Elizabeth Daniels
We can't think of another trainer who's more beloved by both fashion and Hollywood stars than Angela Davis. A favorite of everyone from Jeremy Scott to David Beckham to even Oprah, Davis has been teaching indoor cycling for the last six years, most notably at SoulCycle's debut Cali studio. "When Soul was planning to open on the West Coast in 2012, I was asked to audition," she reveals. "I was really excited about the opportunity because SoulCycle had already changed the game of boutique fitness and indoor cycling, so as an instructor I wanted to align with the best. I made it through the audition and was part of the team to open our first West Coast location, West Hollywood."
A top-requested trainer at Soul's WeHo, Beverly Hills and Brentwood studios, Davis teaches early morning classes, mid-morning classes and classes through lunchtime. "Every ride, I aim to eliminate any disbelief in your ability and fill you up with confidence and worth so you can go out and conquer the world," the incredibly fit, infectiously positive talent explains. "There is an opportunity in every class to walk away from the ride a better version of yourself than when you walked in. Every day I want to inspire my riders to be their best, and to encourage them to put in the kind of work necessary to get there."
When she's not making you sweat to jams like Jay-Z and Alicia Key's "Empire State of Mind," Davis enjoys spending time with her beautiful family, cleaning ("I'm a little OCD") and experiencing life's simple pleasures ("I eat one piece of chocolate every day!").
· SoulCycle [Official Site]
· All Hottest Trainer 2014 Coverage [Racked]