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Round 1 of Our Hottest Trainer Competition Starts Now

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Three weeks ago, we asked for your help to find New York City's hottest trainers. From there, our panel of experts combed through tons of shirtless, sweaty photos to select twenty contestants. (We know, it was hard work.) Now, it's time to begin the voting process. Here's how it works: We've separated the competitors into two groups of men and two groups of women for Round 1, which starts now. On Monday and Tuesday of next week, the winners from each group will compete against each other in Round 2. On Wednesday, we'll have the final face-off and crown one of them the Hottest Trainer in NYC.

Let's begin with five of the guys. First up, we have Nick Vargas of Body Elite, Joey Gonzalez of Barry's Bootcamp, Terrence Walcott of David Barton Gym, Paul Arthur of Hype Gym, and Lawrence Marbury of Ludlow Fitness. In the gallery above you'll see a photo of each trainer, along with a link to their profile. After you've sufficiently stared at their abs, head to the poll after the jump (Note: Each poll will close in 48 hours after it's published).

Update: The poll is now closed.

Poll results

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