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Samantha Skolkin of Kore Is NYC's Hottest Trainer of 2015!

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After three weeks of meeting sixteen of the city's hottest trainers and voting for your favorites, we have a winner: Samantha Skolkin of Kore is New York City's Hottest Trainer of 2015! Nearly 5,000 readers voted over the past 24 hours, with just slightly more than half favoring the 25-year-old Brooklyn-born bikini fitness champion over Akin Akman of Soulcycle.

Want to wish her congrats? You can leave a comment for Skolkin and her 23,000+ Instagram followers to see, or do one better and train with her at the Meatpacking District gym—there's still spots open for her classes tomorrow.

Thanks again to all of our participants this year! Do you know someone who you think deserves to be in this competition? Be on the lookout for our call for nominations next year to submit your picks.

KORE New York

336 W 13th St, New York, NY 10014