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Though Lawrence Marbury trains at Ludlow Fitness on Delancey Street, you won't just find him working out in the confines of a fitness studio. Last year, he took to the streets of Times Square for an event he dubbed Work Out Half Naked For Cancer. And he wasn't kidding about the half-naked part; during the event, Lawrence taught passerby how to properly lunge while wearing tiny pink shorts—in 20 degree weather.
Since becoming a trainer, Lawrence has also helped whip celebrities, police and fire departments, and private clients into shape with his muscle confusion exercises that target the entire body for serious results. To that, he adds, "I like to train my clients by doing exercises they won't usually do on their own time, by making the training session super fun, exciting, and full of non-stop energetic energy." If you need a snack after all that calorie-burning, Lawrence can also teach you how to make a dinner that's under 500 calories.
· @LawrenceMarbury [Twitter]
· Ludlow Fitness [Official Site]
· All Hottest Trainers Posts [Racked NY]