Shine Alternative Fitness helps all types of fitness goers achieve health goals. Named one of the 20 “Coolest Clubs in America” in Shape magazine’s 2013 Gym Awards, the center’s founders are both Cirque du Soleil veterans: Dima Shine, a solo artist in Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity, and Russ Petroni, Cirque du Soleil’s Las Vegas production manager.
The duo’s passion for performance arts shines through in each of their classes. In their Aerial Arts courses, for example, students develop upper body, core, and grip strength while wrapped in silks that hang from the ceiling. Meanwhile, antigravity classes have students striking balancing poses while suspended in the air by silk hammocks. To round out their coursework, the team also offers an array of more traditional gym classes, from boxing sessions to Zumba, ballet, and hip-hop.
The exercise experts at Body Fit Las Vegas guide guests toward healthy hearts, toned muscles, and increased self-confidence at 64 weekly boot-camp sessions. A seasoned coach such as owner, trainer, and U.S. Army veteran Marcus Niemo equips students with moves that build stamina, core strength, and dioramas of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Each class teams cardio with isometric exercises to work all of the major muscle groups, providing a balanced workout that helps prevent injuries at the gym and comic wipeouts when skipping through fields of banana peels. The teacher can also help campers monitor their tickers and adjust the workout’s intensity to torch a maximum number of calories by hitting their target heart rate and uprooting fields of snapping Venus fly traps.
At Elevé Training Studios, head instructor Alfredo Brandt, along with an experienced staff, leads participants in specialized cardio and core-fitness workouts designed to elevate body and mind. The studio's signature Elevé Tramp classes use trampolines to raise heart rates, putting less harmful stress on joints than many conventional workouts.
Michael, a personal trainer with the muscles to back up his techniques, works one-on-one with his clients in order to help them reach their fitness goals. His undivided attention coupled with his nutritional guidance and expert workouts motivate and challenge guests to stay committed to their healthy habits.
Judi Sheppard Missett never could have imagined that the workout she created called “Jazzercise”—a routine that combines her beloved jazz dance moves with resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing—would affect and change so many lives worldwide. Its reach extends into Las Vegas thanks to certified instructors who teach the 60-minute workouts up to seven times a week. There is also a low-impact class option, which follows the same dance-centric routine but shies away from jumps in order to safeguard achy joints.
Tony Cress leads private and two-person training sessions and a variety of group fitness classes to help willing clients adopt a lifestyle of health and fitness. During his 60-minute fit camps, he mixes up exercises that help burn fat and develop flexibility, stability, and strength to keep bodies guessing. Students in his TRX classes use the suspension bands to leverage their body weight for strengthening exercises that widen their range of motion. During fusion classes, they'll incorporate tools such as kettlebells, jump ropes, and medicine balls.
In Tony's training facility, free weights and medicine balls wait to be chosen from their racks, and TRX bands dangle from a ceiling-mounted structure. An assortment of steppers, stationary bikes, and stationary motorcycles makes it easy for clients looking to add variety to cardio workouts.