As our search for New York City's hottest trainer speeds up, we're moving to two profiles a day. 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!
When Barry's Bootcamp arrived on the workout scene 15 years ago, one of its first trainers was Natalie Raitano. However, her killer body was needed elsewhere, and Natalie took a ten-year break from training to pursue an acting career. One of her most notable roles? Starring alongside Pamela Anderson on the TV show V.I.P.
To the delight of workoutaholics everywhere, Natalie's back; for the past four years she's been a full-time trainer, and just like contestant #5, her favorite class to teach is Barry's Hard Core Thursdays. She's self-proclaimed "absessed," and lucky for you, doesn't believe in diets.
Instead, she advocates cutting out sugar, preservatives, processed food, and alcohol four days out of the week, and replacing them with protein, veggies, and four quality workouts. Oh, and no carbs at night—so forget about that midnight mac and cheese. If that makes you think she's crazy, consider this: Before Barry started Barry's Bootcamp, he was one of her students.
· Barry's Bootcamp [Official Site]
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