Being the fitness director of the largest men’s magazine brand in the world involves a lot more than knowing reps and sets—and this episode’s challenge provided a novel introduction for the three finalists in the Next Top Trainer competition, sponsored by EAS.

The three guys had to work with an attractive, petite female fitness model in a simulated photo shoot. Their task: to ensure that the photo shoot produced accurate, informative images of eight exercises. And did we mention the model was petite, attractive—and tasked with sabotaging them?