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Welcome to Racked LA's Hottest Trainer 2015 Competition!

LA Hottest Trainer 2014 winner Naomi Priestley
LA Hottest Trainer 2014 winner Naomi Priestley
Elizabeth Daniels

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Welcome to Racked's fourth-annual Hottest Trainer competition: our search for LA's top fitness instructors known for both their bods and brains. After sifting through an overwhelming amount of reader submissions, we've narrowed it down to sixteen inspiring trainers who are masters in their fields, specializing in barre, dance cardio, indoor cycling, climbing, kickboxing, HIIT, and more.

We'll be rolling out profiles of our contestants over the next two weeks, starting today. Each trainer will get their own post, complete with a photo gallery and a bio filled with fun facts and fitness tips. Voting polls will begin on Thursday, August 20th and run through Friday, August 28th. Eight men and eight women will go head-to-head, bracket-style, until one winner is crowned.

Promoting your favorite trainer via social media is key, so if you have a crush, don't be afraid to shout it from the rooftops—or your laptops. We'll be Tweeting, Instagramming, and Facebooking with the hashtag #RackedsHottestTrainers, so feel free to follow along. Let the games begin!