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Hot Trainer #8: Howie Wilczkowski

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Welcome to Racked Boston's search for the city's hottest trainer. Over the coming weeks, we'll profile eight 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!

Howie Wilczkowski is a triple threat: kettlebells, swimming and strength training. Or maybe we should say quadruple threat: he's also in his second year competing in physique and fitness model divisions. One look at his photos and you'll say, yeah, that fits.

Howie may draw inspiration from fitness icons like Bruce Lee and Arnold Schwarzenegger, but he's first and foremost a teacher, dedicated to his students and private clients at Boston Sports Club Watertown. "I'm not the type of trainer that simply 'points and commands,'" says the New City, New York native. "I like to break down each exercise so the client comprehends how it's executed and understands how the exercise can benefit them."

Before becoming a professional trainer, Howie worked on Lansdowne Street as a lighting technician, which led to a side career: for twelve years he's DJed local bars and clubs and is a regular at the Draft in Allston. When not teaching or devising mixsets, Howie trains up to twelve hours a week. But rest assured that he does have one weakness: pizza. "I'm originally from New York, so it's hard-wired into my body."

· Boston Sports Club Watertown [Official Site]