Welcome to Racked NY's search for New York City's hottest trainer. Over the coming weeks, we'll profile sixteen smoking candidates who work at local gyms and studios. (Not only do they look hot in spandex, but if you take their classes, you might someday look nearly as good.) Then, once you've gotten to know everyone, we'll host a March Madness-style showdown in which you get to vote for your favorite. Let the games begin!Photos by Bonnie Burke
If you've been watching a lot of teen dance drama Bunheads, Kara Liotta might be the Hottest Trainer contestant for you. She's one of Flywheel's original instructors of FlyBarre, which combines dance and yoga with the studio's signature music-centric approach. At the Flatiron location, she leads 12 classes a week and offers private training in both FlyBarre and yoga. She's also responsible for recruiting new teachers and opening new FlyBarre locations around the country.
All of this requires a serious dance background, of course. Kara has toured internationally as a dancer, performing in everything from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to contemporary shows in Mexico. A certified vinyasa yoga instructor, she's abnormally flexible and can do a split with three blocks stacked beneath her feet. Possibly while singing the greatest hits of musical theater, though we were too embarrassed to ask about that.
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