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Welcome to Racked Boston's Hottest Trainer 2013 competition. Over the coming weeks, we'll profile eight good looking candidates who work at local gyms and studios. Once you get to know everyone, we'll host a bracket-style showdown in which you get to vote for your favorite. Let the games begin!
You'd think a boot camp instructor would have some aggressive ways of motivating students, but not Chris McClendon at Sports Club/LA in Chestnut Hill. With over three years of experience, he's found a groove in boot camp and tabata—a way to fuse his two passions of fitness and building relationships. His classes are admittedly a mental and physical challenge, but that energy is what makes Chris so appreciative of his work.
Take it from a twin: Chris advocates the buddy system. He affirms that a lack of accountability is a big reason people fall off their exercise program. But also, "If you are serious about your results, completely cut out or seriously cut back alcohol consumption." The honest words we never want to hear, right?