After a lifetime of martial arts, rock climbing, snowboarding, and biking, Jake Soteros discovered one system that prepares him for all kinds of intense activities. That’s CrossFit’s system of varied functional-movement exercises designed to enhance performance in every kind of physical enterprise, from scaling a boulder to carrying a bag of dog food. So, he opened Free Style CrossFit to teach others the effective method that also promotes healthy diets and lifestyles. He also appreciates CrossFit for its scalability, easing the uninitiated into the system with a seven-session intro program before unleashing them into the high-intensity routine of ever-changing daily workouts.
Tell the members of Hardkore Parkour that it’s impossible to fly and they’ll prove you wrong. With 20,000 square feet of obstacles, a 16-foot ledge overlooking trampolines, and aerial silks that span the height of the immense facility, Hardkore Parkour facilitates human flight. Its specialty is parkour, a style of movement that lets students traverse obstacles by running, flipping, and scaling barriers to find the most efficient route from point A to point B. To put extra spring in their steps, students can strap on velocity jumping stilts, or perform martial-arts stunts on the sprung tricking floors.
A distinguished citizen of the golf world as both a competitor and coach, PGA Pro Mike Davis draws from his decorated career to help fellow golfers on their path to straighter drives and lower scores. A full-time contender in the PGA Tour during the mid-1970s, Mike’s playing career included appearances in three US Opens and one PGA Championship, where the world’s finest golfers compete for trophy jackets made of the finest divots.
After his time as a competitive golfer, Mike made sizeable contributions to the coaching world by publishing instructional articles in numerous publications—including Golf Magazine—and conducting groundbreaking research about the use of video analysis in golf instruction. Today, the passionate pedagogue roams the training ground at Royal Links Golf Club, smoothing out swing imbalances with the help of technological refinements such as V1 video analysis technology, TOMI putting-analysis software, and cybernetic caddies sent from the future to destroy underperforming irons.
Mommy & Me West brings together local moms so they can socialize while their little ones play and interact with their peers, learning to share and make friends. The club coordinates daily activities such as arts and crafts and music sessions, as well as play groups, parties, and Mom’s Night Out events. These entertaining and educational experiences contribute to Mommy & Me West’s goal of facilitating child development from birth to kindergarten and fostering relationships between the community's parents. As a nonprofit organization, the group is run by volunteers and membership fees go toward funding events.
Longtime fitness fanatic Mike Todd takes a realistic approach to physical training and nutrition. With 10 years of personal-training experience and advanced degrees in sports nutrition under his belt, Mike designs exercise programs that constantly push his clients, but in a manner that is safe and sensible. One of those programs, the Raw Body Boot Camp, tests strength, agility, and speed. A notable contrast to standard boot camps, Mike's boot camps rely almost solely on body weight movements, which enable exercisers to gauge more accurately when they've reached their limit.
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.