Australian-born photographer Remy Nation has traveled far and wide and is comfortable snapping shots of people from all walks of life. However, she names children as her favorite subject. She photographs infants, toddlers, and expectant mothers, capturing special moments in families' lives. She also specializes in group shots during on-location photo shoots or events such as birthday parties.
An official PGA Tour event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open sets a field of 132 tour pros against the rugged desert terrain of TPC Summerlin, with all proceeds benefitting Shriners Hospitals for Children. The four-day, 72-hole tournament tees off around 7 a.m. on Thursday, as pros chip and putt through arroyos, canyons, and lush bentgrass greens in pursuit of a $4.4 million purse rumored to contain a pack of much needed tic tacs. Some of golf's best players are invited to play in this storied event, which was first won by Fuzzy Zoeller in 1983, served as the stage for Tiger Woods's first professional PGA Tour victory in 1996, and witnessed PGA tour history last year when Jonathan Byrd aced a hole-in-one from 204 yards. Jonathan Byrd, along with Charley Hoffman, Martin Laird, Nick Watney, and other top PGA tour stars are scheduled to appear. Viewers can clap out encouraging incantations while following their favorite player or claim a prime spot off the 18th hole to watch pros emerge from the course's rich flora to drop approach shots on a green wrapped by a lake, bunkers, and the pressure to finally win the approval of indifferent godparents.
Formerly the Lingerie Football League, the Legends Football League stands as the "fastest-growing pro sports league in the nation" according to NBC Sports correspondent Rick Chandler. That success owes much to the league's unique format, which pits two exclusively female teams in alluring uniforms against each other in full-contact football games on a 50-yard field. Donning football pads and helmets over their revealing performance wear, the female athletes block, juke, and sprint uninhibited by such frivolous gear as the NFL's heavy chainmail hauberks.
At Bodysport Fitness Center, highly trained instructors motivate pupils of all athletic abilities during high-intensity group boot-camp classes designed by experienced personal trainers. During each coed session, a barrage of full-body workouts replaces lazy fitness routines and helps build lean yet strong physiques. Each trainer adapts his or her program to fit the personalities and abilities of the students, and changes the regimen routinely to confuse muscles, enraging them until they get strong enough to do something about it.
Exercisers feed off each other’s energy during the fun 45-to-60-minute sessions, cultivating a group bond and camaraderie based on mutual success and encouragement. The recently revamped program may incorporate elements of kettlebells, free weights, kickboxing, and even yoga alongside classic boot-camp musts, including calesthenics, plyometrics, core workouts, and primal screaming. During comfortable weather, students work away excess calories in scenic outdoor parks and move into the gym’s 8,400-square-foot facility in cases of extreme heat.
Las Vegas Indoor Soccer hosts all-inclusive, sports-themed birthday parties that energize young athletes. Up to 15 partygoers ($15/additional child) kick, pass, and shoot their way to victory during 75 minutes of play during a two-hour party, with kickball, dodgeball, and soccer games spanning half of a soccer field, the same distance most children are able to kick a cake. A personal party coach supervises the indoor, climate-controlled arena with watchful eyes and a high-fidelity whistle. Once players have worked up an appetite, an already-set party table welcomes appetites for two hours of playful noshing on pizza (two slices/child) and a choice of one soda or one juice. Las Vegas Indoor Soccer also supplies party invitations and a gift for the birth-versary celebrant.
Designed by a former marine, an army training officer, and an ex-baseball pro, The Scorpion Warrior extreme obstacle course tests the physical and mental toughness of every contestant. The Scorpion Warrior is a 2.5-mile endurance course that snakes through 25 extreme obstacles such as a 40-foot tire run, an 8-foot wall, a 16-foot-long elevated balance beam, and removal of the blindfold and cement block ankle weights once the race is over. Singles and teams race to the finish line as they compete for more than $1,800 in cash, with every division guaranteed a prize. As they compete, a digital chip tracks times, and the staff snap three photos that upload automatically to contestants' Facebook pages. After charging to victory, racers relax with food, games, raffles, a family-friendly concert, and an appearance by Miss Nevada 2011 Alana Lee.