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Welcome to Racked New York's search for New York City's hottest trainer. Over the coming weeks, we'll profile sixteen smoking locals—fitness experts who not only look hot in spandex, but can make you look amazing too. Once you've gotten to know everyone, we'll host a March Madness-style showdown in which readers vote for their favorites. Let the games begin!
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Former Barry's Bootcamp and SoulCycle instructor Keoni Hudoba parlayed his cult following into his own, always-packed cycling class: Cyc Fitness. Located within the DavidBartonGym at Astor Place, Cyc incorporates moves from boxing, volleyball and swimming, with some weights thrown in for extra resistance. And lest you think that this guy was born with a protein bar in his hand, Keoni has his own transformation story: the former opera singer lost over 100 pounds by sticking to a self-designed exercise regimen. After the jump, read about his favorite fitness advice, and the cupcake he'd do 50 burpees for.
What's one song that always gets you pumped up?
Gregor Salto's 'Samba do Mundo' featuring Saxsymbol and Todorov
Fitness advice you swear by, in five words or less.
Allow yourself rewards! (If you work your ass off, eat a cupcake.)
What's the biggest misconception about your sport?
The biggest misconception is that cycling makes your legs bigger.
Gym selfies: yay or nay?
Yay, show off your hard work!
What's always in your gym bag?
Vitafusion Men's Multivitamins, headphones, a clean pair of Under Armour compression shorts, and my laptop.
Food you'd do 50 burpees for.
City Cakes' salted caramel cupcake—my favorite!