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Welcome to Racked Philly's search for Philadelphia's hottest trainer. Over the coming weeks, we'll profile eight smokin' hot 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 (polls open Thursday, August 21). Let the games begin!
Our second Hottest Trainer contestant, Jessica Daley, has traveled all over the world, but she'll always be a Philly girl at heart. In fact, the lifelong ballerina and born performer even busted a move or two for the 76ers Dance Team before joining Philly's Koresh Dance Company in 2004. This was only after Daley earned her BFA in Modern Dance from UArts—along with the prestigious award for "Most Dramatic Interpretation of a Justin Timberlake Song" by her best friend. Not a shabby resume for the Philly native, whose current gigs also include leading cardio barre classes at SWEAT Fitness.
Outside of maintaining her chiseled figure, Daley's hobbies include binge-watching SVU, cataloging "yo mama" jokes, and enjoying leisurely jogs to the beat of Tom Jones's "It's not unusual." Funny, we know, but Daley didn't achieve that body through joking around: "Rome wasn't built in a day," she says. "If you want exceptional results, you have to put in the work." Duly noted.
· Hottest Trainer 2014 [Racked Philly]