Hot for Teacher: The Trainers to Watch in 2014

Nothing is more inspiring than an exercise instructor who has the body you want, but there's more to these fitness experts than meets the eye.

Photographs courtesy of each subject.

The Yoga Devotee

Ashley Turner, 39

Los Angeles

Credentials

Private yoga teacher and instructor at Exhale in Venice, Calif., with a master's in counseling psychology

Upcoming Projects

Promoting her latest DVD, Element: Yoga for Strength and Flexibility; hosting a free Meditation 101 conference in April and a mind-body weight-loss program in the fall.

Exercise Philosophy

"Sweat every day."

Fitness Influence

"Tony Horton [of P90X] is a good friend and mentor. We have a small group that meets at his house every Monday night for a plyometrics workout. His commitment, consistency, and creativity constantly inspire me."

Gym-Bag Must-Haves

"ToeSox nonslip socks, Shimano spinning shoes, filtered water."

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The Running Man

David Siik, 33

Los Angeles

Credentials

Leader of TreadShred at Equinox, Ford fitness model, former pro 800-meter runner and NCAA Academic All-American athlete

Upcoming Projects

Planning a book on mastering treadmill running for late fall; developing a new treadmill-training format for Equinox.

Can't-Miss Class

"Paul Katami's 4x4. It's 60-second intervals of cardio, lower body, upper body, and core—a very efficient use of one hour."

Gym-Bag Must-Haves

"A pair of Yurbuds headphones. They're the best ones for running because they stay in your ears."

Guilty Pleasure

"Watching Scandal and eating chicken wings with champagne. It's a combo that will change your life."

THE MODEL ATHLETE

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The Model Athlete

Natalie Uhling, 29

New York City

Credentials

Creator of NUFit, which fuses dance, kickboxing, and toning at Pearl Studios in New York City; SLT (strengthen, lengthen, tone) instructor with a 4.9-star rating on Rate Your Burn

Upcoming Projects

Brand ambassador and spokesmodel for Under Armour; working on a cookbook featuring recipes from her popular Nat's News blog.

Exercise Philosophy

"A strong core makes you lethal!"

Must-Do Move

"Throwing a cross or an uppercut. Boxing sequences challenge your brain and your entire body."

Can't-Miss Class

"IntenSati at Equinox—no question. I take it multiple times a week."

THE SPIN MASTER

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The Spin Master

Nicholas Pratley, 34

New York City and Los Angeles

Credentials

A routinely booked-solid SoulCycle teacher (with 4.8 stars on Rate Your Burn), meditation instructor, and holistic-lifestyle expert

Upcoming Projects

Part of the team leading the group-cycling studio's West Coast expansion; headlining a mind-body-spirit retreat in Tulum, Mexico.

Must-Do Move

"Tap-back push-up on the bike. It helps activate your core and is one of the sexiest exercises in cycling."

Pump-You-Up Playlist

"Something you can feel in your gut that makes you want to dance like crazy; lately, 'Kids' by Sleigh Bells and 'Jigga What/Faint' by Jay-Z and Linkin Park."

Apparel Obsession

"My Lululemon Precision Singlet. It's like a thick second skin."

THE MUSCLE MINIMALIST

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The Muscle Minimalist

Adam Rosante, 34

New York City and The Hamptons

Credentials

Founder of the People's Bootcamp, a constantly sold-out body-weight-only fitness program, and creator of the surf-inspired workout WaveShape

Upcoming Projects

Writing a book (a comprehensive, six-week, no-equipment workout, nutrition, and lifestyle plan) to be released by Random House.

Exercise Philosophy

"It shouldn't be easy, but it should be simple."

Five-Minute Workout

"Ten functional moves, like bird dogs and plyo push-ups, done back-to-back for 30 seconds each, with no rest."

Must-Do Move

"The power thrust. It's like a burpee on crack. Instead of just jumping up at the end, you do a knee tuck. It rocks nearly every muscle."

THE PRO'S PROFESSOR

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The Pro's Professor

Terry Shorter, 40

Southern California

Credentials

Co-creator of the R.I.P.P.E.D. (resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance, and diet) workout program, which is used by more than 6,000 trainers nationwide

Upcoming Projects

Releasing the R.I.P.P.E.D. Total Body Challenge DVD in December and an apparel line in 2014.

Five-Minute Workout

"Jumping rope. It's a great way to quickly boost your cardio, agility, coordination, speed, focus, and rhythm."

Go-To Tool

"My foam roller. Myofascial release is critical for improving recovery and preventing injury. Plus, it's an instant massage."

Reason To Sweat

"I love to eat! I have Lou Malnatti's pizza delivered from Chicago to California and will finish off a large deep-dish with the works myself."

THE CELEBRITY TRANSFORMER

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The Celebrity Transformer

Ashley Conrad, 31

Los Angeles

Credentials

Trainer to Penelope Cruz, Sean Combs, and Bradley Cooper; Adidas global trainer; owner of Clutch Bodyshop.

Upcoming Projects

Guiding Rob Kardashian's weight loss for Keeping Up With The Kardashians in summer 2014. Launching an apparel line and retail space.

Exercise Philosophy

"'To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.' Steve Prefontaine said that—I love him."

Can't Miss Class

"Boxing with my boy 'Coach Superman,' at Wildcard Boxing in LA."

Pump-You-Up Playlist

"People are shocked when I tell them that when I workout, I listen to Christian worship music; I like the powerful messages of hope and inspiration. It's made a huge difference in my energy levels, my mental focus, and my ability to attack the day."

Go-To Tool

"Medium-weight dumbbells. I keep it super minimal and old-school when it comes to equipment."

THE GROUP EXERCISE GURU

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The Group Exercise Guru

Greg Corso, 33

Miami

Credentials

Recently named the top instructor at The Sports Club/LA in Miami.

Upcoming Projects

Promoting FILASLAM, a racquet conditioning class he developed for Sports Club/LA with tennis pro Vera Zvonareva that is launching this winter.

Exercise Philosophy

"To succeed in exercise, you have to understand that the mental aspect is more important than the physical aspect—mind over body."

Must-Do Move

"Dumbbell squat push-press. You hit your whole body and can do lots of variations on tempo, weight, and reps."

Pump-You-Up Playlist

"Metallica's 'My Apocalypse' makes me a crazy person in the gym. You better keep your distance if it's on."

Reason To Sweat

"Life is so much more fun in a fit body."

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