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Where to Sweat With the Bay Area's Hottest Trainers

What's better than a killer workout? A killer workout with a hot instructor

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Each summer, we profile a group of the city's sexiest trainers before letting you, our beloved readers, decide who is the hottest of the bunch. But these folks are more than just pretty faces— they're also top notch instructors. Wanna know where you can work out with the best (and most attractive) trainers in the area? We've assembled the Bay Area gyms where both our 2013 and 2014 contestants work in a handy map, organized roughly north to south. And yes, there are plenty of pictures to help you choose your next class.

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Rhythm& Motion at ODC Dance Commons

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Dudley Flores, our 2013 Hottest Trainer, continues to teach at Rhythm & Motion, where you can take both his Dance Workout and contemporary dance classes. Go see Dudley for a high-energy, spirited, and motivating session. [Photo: Aubrie Pick]

Accelerate Sports Performance

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Looking for a science-driven workout? Go see Jack Cooney at Accelerate Sports Performance. This 2013 HT contender draws on the latest sports science to create a workout that makes you stronger and more efficient. ASP specializes in individualized semi-private training, which allows for optimal athletic achievement. [Photo: Aubrie Pick]

Infinite Fitness

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Step into Lark Miller's private gym in the basement of the Bently Reserve, and prepare to receive personal instruction that's finely tuned to help you reach your goals. Lark is known for keeping workouts interesting—he'll be gentle while he helps you get strong, and then take it to the next level. You can also try his boot camp classes. [Photo: Aubrie Pick]

Barry's Bootcamp

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Barry's is home to three previous Hottest Trainer contenders: Tommy Stracke, Chris Reid, and reigning champion Erica Stenz. Between the three of them, there's plenty of eye candy to distract you during the 1,000-calorie-burning workout. [Photo: Mark Kuroda]

BodyRok Studios

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BodyRok is still home to two of San Francisco's hottest trainers. Both 2013 women's champ Katie Panas (pictured) and Ashley Pelton continue to put locals through the paces at this popular Lombard Street gym. [Photo: Aubrie Pick]

Bar Method

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Bar Method Downtown co-owner Heather Thompson only teaches a few classes a week, so sign up early to get a spot in one of this 2013 contender's classes. Come prepared for your glutes and quads to burn. [Photo: Aubrie Pick]

BodyLabSF

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Jess Hess, one of our 2013 contestants, continues to work out her devotees at Body Lab in Cow Hollow, using barbells, free weights, kettle bells, battle ropes, and more. [Photo: Aubrie Pick]

SoulCycle SoMa

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John Taylor knows his music and always stocks his playlist with good beats and remixes, which are totally clutch for those long, grueling climbs and leg-burning sprints. Catch him at the city's newest SoulCycle, or down the peninsula in Palo Alto. [Photo: Arlene Watson]

SoulCycle Union Street

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Heather Anderson's classes regularly sell out within a matter of minutes. If you want to rock your bod with this pint-sized hottie, block your calendar for Mondays at noon: you'll need that time to book your spot with this little songbird at the Union Street, Marin, or Palo Alto studios. [Photo: Arlene Watson]

Basic Training

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In the wee hours of weekday mornings, you'll find Alex Ho putting Basic Training clients through the paces near the Palace of Fine Arts. Keep training with Alex, and maybe he'll let you tag along for one of his 100-mile trail races. [Photo: Brooke Duthie]

Equinox

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If you go to Equinox on Pine, and you haven't taken one of Caroline Jordan's classes, you are truly missing out. The dancer-turned-tiny-butt-kicker will not only motivate you to do burpees, she'll make you feel happy about it. Check out one of her cycling or strength-training classes. [Photo: Mark Kuroda]

Bay Club San Francisco

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In addition to training clients privately, 2014 contestant Michael Wilbert teaches indoor cycling classes at the Bay Club and Equinox on Union. Drop in for a class and let the beat of his epic playlists drown your worries. [Photo: Arlene Watson]

Equinox Sports Club San Francisco

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Chris Reid, a 2014 contestant, splits his time between Equinox and Barry's Bootcamp these days. Throw around kettlebells and dumbbells with Chris at both the Market Street and Union Street Equinox locations. [Photo: Mark Kuroda]

Yoga Tree

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Join yogi extraordinaire Lauren Slater for your Vinyasa practice at the Yoga Tree on Stanyan in Cole Valley, or the Mission location at 1234 Valencia Street. From the opening om to your final chaturanga, you'll be glad you stopped into Lauren's class. [Photo: Arlene Watson]

BlakeFit

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Our hottest male trainer of 2014 has just branched out with his own studio in Mill Valley. Wanna train with the BlakeFit crew? Now you have options both in San Francisco and Marin. [Photo: Kim Lucian]

Synergy Fitness

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Johnny Gilbo meets with personal training clients at both Synergy Fitness on Polk Street and Diakadi. Synergy's 3,500 sq ft facility is ideal for those commuting between Pac Heights and downtown. It's only half a mile west of Union Square, and it has all the free weights and cardio machines you need to rock your bod for summer. [Photo: Arlene Watson]

Diakadi Body

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This SoMa studio boasts two 2014 Hottest Trainer contenders: Ryan Allen (pictured) and Johnny Gilbo. If one-on-one training is your kind of thing, this is your kind of place— a serious gym complete with heavy weights, battle ropes, and contraptions that you've probably seen in a movie training montage. [Photo: Arlene Watson]

The Pilates Center of San Francisco

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Carro Czechowska stays busy both as a dancer and a Pilates instructor. She currently teaches classes both through the Pilates Center of San Francisco (inside ODC) and Keep It Classical Pilates on Market Street. Her clients rave that Carro can teach you how to move, breathe, stand up straight, and relax. [Photo]

Four Elements Fitness

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Carey Ryan Rockland recently opened a new studio in Oakland, where you can take classes like Hustle & Flow (based on martial arts principles), Combat Pilates, and Stunt Double (think free running + parkour + acrobatics). She may not be training in the city anymore, but this new gym warrants a trip to the East Bay. [Photo: Shawn Tamaribuchi-Keiser]

Vyayr Fitness

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Kristi Dowler of VyAyr Fitness uses the great outdoors at Crissy Field as her gym. Her dedicated Boot Camp for Women clients meet there, with the Golden Gate bridge as their backdrop, at the wee hour of 5:30 to 6:30am Monday through Friday. You know Dowler must be good if she can get folks to haul (and work) their butts outside in the foggy Bay Area morning. [Photo: Aubrie Pick]
One of our Hottest Trainer contestants in 2013, Hannah Holdren continues to kick ass and take names at Crunch on Polk Street. Her Monday and Wednesday morning Beach Body classes are not to be missed. [Photo: Aubrie Pick]

Rhythm& Motion at ODC Dance Commons

Dudley Flores, our 2013 Hottest Trainer, continues to teach at Rhythm & Motion, where you can take both his Dance Workout and contemporary dance classes. Go see Dudley for a high-energy, spirited, and motivating session. [Photo: Aubrie Pick]

Accelerate Sports Performance

Looking for a science-driven workout? Go see Jack Cooney at Accelerate Sports Performance. This 2013 HT contender draws on the latest sports science to create a workout that makes you stronger and more efficient. ASP specializes in individualized semi-private training, which allows for optimal athletic achievement. [Photo: Aubrie Pick]

Infinite Fitness

Step into Lark Miller's private gym in the basement of the Bently Reserve, and prepare to receive personal instruction that's finely tuned to help you reach your goals. Lark is known for keeping workouts interesting—he'll be gentle while he helps you get strong, and then take it to the next level. You can also try his boot camp classes. [Photo: Aubrie Pick]

Barry's Bootcamp

Barry's is home to three previous Hottest Trainer contenders: Tommy Stracke, Chris Reid, and reigning champion Erica Stenz. Between the three of them, there's plenty of eye candy to distract you during the 1,000-calorie-burning workout. [Photo: Mark Kuroda]

BodyRok Studios

BodyRok is still home to two of San Francisco's hottest trainers. Both 2013 women's champ Katie Panas (pictured) and Ashley Pelton continue to put locals through the paces at this popular Lombard Street gym. [Photo: Aubrie Pick]

Bar Method

Bar Method Downtown co-owner Heather Thompson only teaches a few classes a week, so sign up early to get a spot in one of this 2013 contender's classes. Come prepared for your glutes and quads to burn. [Photo: Aubrie Pick]

BodyLabSF

Jess Hess, one of our 2013 contestants, continues to work out her devotees at Body Lab in Cow Hollow, using barbells, free weights, kettle bells, battle ropes, and more. [Photo: Aubrie Pick]

SoulCycle SoMa

John Taylor knows his music and always stocks his playlist with good beats and remixes, which are totally clutch for those long, grueling climbs and leg-burning sprints. Catch him at the city's newest SoulCycle, or down the peninsula in Palo Alto. [Photo: Arlene Watson]

SoulCycle Union Street

Heather Anderson's classes regularly sell out within a matter of minutes. If you want to rock your bod with this pint-sized hottie, block your calendar for Mondays at noon: you'll need that time to book your spot with this little songbird at the Union Street, Marin, or Palo Alto studios. [Photo: Arlene Watson]

Basic Training

In the wee hours of weekday mornings, you'll find Alex Ho putting Basic Training clients through the paces near the Palace of Fine Arts. Keep training with Alex, and maybe he'll let you tag along for one of his 100-mile trail races. [Photo: Brooke Duthie]

Equinox

If you go to Equinox on Pine, and you haven't taken one of Caroline Jordan's classes, you are truly missing out. The dancer-turned-tiny-butt-kicker will not only motivate you to do burpees, she'll make you feel happy about it. Check out one of her cycling or strength-training classes. [Photo: Mark Kuroda]

Bay Club San Francisco

In addition to training clients privately, 2014 contestant Michael Wilbert teaches indoor cycling classes at the Bay Club and Equinox on Union. Drop in for a class and let the beat of his epic playlists drown your worries. [Photo: Arlene Watson]

Equinox Sports Club San Francisco

Chris Reid, a 2014 contestant, splits his time between Equinox and Barry's Bootcamp these days. Throw around kettlebells and dumbbells with Chris at both the Market Street and Union Street Equinox locations. [Photo: Mark Kuroda]

Yoga Tree

Join yogi extraordinaire Lauren Slater for your Vinyasa practice at the Yoga Tree on Stanyan in Cole Valley, or the Mission location at 1234 Valencia Street. From the opening om to your final chaturanga, you'll be glad you stopped into Lauren's class. [Photo: Arlene Watson]

BlakeFit

Our hottest male trainer of 2014 has just branched out with his own studio in Mill Valley. Wanna train with the BlakeFit crew? Now you have options both in San Francisco and Marin. [Photo: Kim Lucian]

Synergy Fitness

Johnny Gilbo meets with personal training clients at both Synergy Fitness on Polk Street and Diakadi. Synergy's 3,500 sq ft facility is ideal for those commuting between Pac Heights and downtown. It's only half a mile west of Union Square, and it has all the free weights and cardio machines you need to rock your bod for summer. [Photo: Arlene Watson]

Diakadi Body

This SoMa studio boasts two 2014 Hottest Trainer contenders: Ryan Allen (pictured) and Johnny Gilbo. If one-on-one training is your kind of thing, this is your kind of place— a serious gym complete with heavy weights, battle ropes, and contraptions that you've probably seen in a movie training montage. [Photo: Arlene Watson]

The Pilates Center of San Francisco

Carro Czechowska stays busy both as a dancer and a Pilates instructor. She currently teaches classes both through the Pilates Center of San Francisco (inside ODC) and Keep It Classical Pilates on Market Street. Her clients rave that Carro can teach you how to move, breathe, stand up straight, and relax. [Photo]

Four Elements Fitness

Carey Ryan Rockland recently opened a new studio in Oakland, where you can take classes like Hustle & Flow (based on martial arts principles), Combat Pilates, and Stunt Double (think free running + parkour + acrobatics). She may not be training in the city anymore, but this new gym warrants a trip to the East Bay. [Photo: Shawn Tamaribuchi-Keiser]

Vyayr Fitness

Kristi Dowler of VyAyr Fitness uses the great outdoors at Crissy Field as her gym. Her dedicated Boot Camp for Women clients meet there, with the Golden Gate bridge as their backdrop, at the wee hour of 5:30 to 6:30am Monday through Friday. You know Dowler must be good if she can get folks to haul (and work) their butts outside in the foggy Bay Area morning. [Photo: Aubrie Pick]

Crunch

One of our Hottest Trainer contestants in 2013, Hannah Holdren continues to kick ass and take names at Crunch on Polk Street. Her Monday and Wednesday morning Beach Body classes are not to be missed. [Photo: Aubrie Pick]