The Yoga Devotee
Ashley Turner, 39
Private yoga teacher and instructor at Exhale in Venice, Calif., with a master's in counseling psychology
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.
"Sweat every day."
"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."
"ToeSox nonslip socks, Shimano spinning shoes, filtered water."
The Running Man
David Siik, 33
Leader of TreadShred at Equinox, Ford fitness model, former pro 800-meter runner and NCAA Academic All-American athlete
Planning a book on mastering treadmill running for late fall; developing a new treadmill-training format for Equinox.
"Paul Katami's 4x4. It's 60-second intervals of cardio, lower body, upper body, and core—a very efficient use of one hour."
"A pair of Yurbuds headphones. They're the best ones for running because they stay in your ears."
"Watching Scandal and eating chicken wings with champagne. It's a combo that will change your life."
The Model Athlete
Natalie Uhling, 29
New York City
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
Brand ambassador and spokesmodel for Under Armour; working on a cookbook featuring recipes from her popular Nat's News blog.
"A strong core makes you lethal!"
"Throwing a cross or an uppercut. Boxing sequences challenge your brain and your entire body."
"IntenSati at Equinox—no question. I take it multiple times a week."
The Spin Master
Nicholas Pratley, 34
New York City and Los Angeles
A routinely booked-solid SoulCycle teacher (with 4.8 stars on Rate Your Burn), meditation instructor, and holistic-lifestyle expert
Part of the team leading the group-cycling studio's West Coast expansion; headlining a mind-body-spirit retreat in Tulum, Mexico.
"Tap-back push-up on the bike. It helps activate your core and is one of the sexiest exercises in cycling."
"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."
"My Lululemon Precision Singlet. It's like a thick second skin."
The Muscle Minimalist
Adam Rosante, 34
New York City and The Hamptons
Founder of the People's Bootcamp, a constantly sold-out body-weight-only fitness program, and creator of the surf-inspired workout WaveShape
Writing a book (a comprehensive, six-week, no-equipment workout, nutrition, and lifestyle plan) to be released by Random House.
"It shouldn't be easy, but it should be simple."
"Ten functional moves, like bird dogs and plyo push-ups, done back-to-back for 30 seconds each, with no rest."
"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
Terry Shorter, 40
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
Releasing the R.I.P.P.E.D. Total Body Challenge DVD in December and an apparel line in 2014.
"Jumping rope. It's a great way to quickly boost your cardio, agility, coordination, speed, focus, and rhythm."
"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
Ashley Conrad, 31
Trainer to Penelope Cruz, Sean Combs, and Bradley Cooper; Adidas global trainer; owner of Clutch Bodyshop.
Guiding Rob Kardashian's weight loss for Keeping Up With The Kardashians in summer 2014. Launching an apparel line and retail space.
"'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."
"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."
"Medium-weight dumbbells. I keep it super minimal and old-school when it comes to equipment."
The Group Exercise Guru
Greg Corso, 33
Recently named the top instructor at The Sports Club/LA in Miami.
Promoting FILASLAM, a racquet conditioning class he developed for Sports Club/LA with tennis pro Vera Zvonareva that is launching this winter.
"To succeed in exercise, you have to understand that the mental aspect is more important than the physical aspect—mind over body."
"Dumbbell squat push-press. You hit your whole body and can do lots of variations on tempo, weight, and reps."
"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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