Does it count as going to the gym if you are just watching trainers on your couch? (Let me have this.) Bravo's new show Work Out New York follows the lives of seven of New York's most elite trainers who are at the top of their game and the top of the industry. Taking place in the "Mecca of fitness," these exclusive trainers show what it's like to follow a dream in the city that never sleeps. Of course, with that passion comes a bit of drama, according to Lindsey Clayton, one of the trainers on the show. "When you have seven big personalities and people that are extremely passionate about their career and what they’re doing, there’s bound to be some head butting and some fighting," Lindsey tells Bustle in an interview.
Lena Marti, another trainer on the show, tells Bustle in another interview that while there's going to be "a little drama and a little sexiness," the show will hopefully give an understanding the life of a trainer. "The show is going to be a great insight on what the top trainers do for a living, how we work, our lives, how busy and crazy [our lives] can be, and the goals we have," Lena says. According the born and raised New Yorker, viewers will also see where she comes from and what she's about. "I want to show people how they can relate to me, and I want to help people."
But what about that drama? "I state my opinions. If I don't like something, I say I don't like it," Lena says, promising there's "no sugar-coating" when it comes to her personality.
Lindsey, on the other hand, says that her big personality was one of the quieter ones of the bunch. "That's really saying something, because I'm pretty loud," she says. For Lindsey, it's all about working together. "I never want to beat anyone else, I want everyone to make it," she says.
So, while the two women might have different approaches to the show, they both agree on why New York is the perfect city for the show to take place. "In the last decade, the fitness industry has grown so rapidly," Lindsey says. "Everyone in New York is fast, we're quick, we go hard. That's fitness."
Plus, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. "It's the best city to increase your brand or your business, whatever you're doing," Lena says. Plus, "fitness is huge [in New York]. People love to work out."
Work Out New York premieres Sunday, December 6 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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