Julie Johnston founded Boot Camp Las Vegas in 2005, when?after unsuccessfully trying to lose 60 pounds through a battery of exercise techniques?she considered enlisting in the military solely for the physical challenge and camaraderie. Upon reconsideration, she decided to reclaim some turf from the lazy birds in nearby parks and stage her own workouts to build the physical and mental toughness she knew she was capable of developing. Today, a team of instructors?all certified personal trainers who have completed 64 days of boot-camp training?preaches Johnston's program to exercisers of all fitness levels. To help monitor and maximize workouts, they stage weigh-ins, take measurements, perform physical-fitness tests, and dish out a nutrition packet to shed light on healthy eating.
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Robert McMullin grew up living and breathing combat sports, honing his endurance, discipline, and strength since he was a teenager. He eventually channeled this passion into a career as a boxing coach, MMA fighter, and trainer on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. Through these experiences, he's shaped the knowledge that drives his revolutionary AMPD FitCamp method, AMPD being an acronym for Advanced Movements for Performance Development. His work has earned him a client list that includes kickboxing champion Rick Cheek, four contestants from The Biggest Loser and MMA's Team Tompkins.
Now, McMullin and fellow trainer Ray Chargualaf guide clients through a lineup of demanding custom workouts that combine the signature FitCamp method—plyometrics and cardio routines typically used by mixed-martial-arts fighters—with cardio kickboxing’s aerobics, boxing drills, and martial-arts moves. Both trainers work with clients to ensure challenging and motivating experiences for all fitness levels. Though the specifics are tailored to each client, primary end goals include improved aerobic capacity, balance and strength, and the ability to defeat at least one Power Ranger in hand-to-hand combat.
It might come as no surprise that a professional bodybuilder-turned-personal-trainer would name his fitness venture More Pain Please, but Michael Harris doesn't just mean physical pain. He believes that a truly effective fitness regimen addresses the mind as well as the body. To achieve this, he custom molds fitness regimens to an array of body types and lifestyles, always keeping the client's fitness goals in mind. He implements these plans inside the Las Vegas Athletic Club's modern facilities—but if clients prefer a more natural environment, he can also schedule sessions amid the greenery of local parks. Michael Harris is also certified in First Aid and CPR, ensuring he can get clients safely through their workouts.
Fit Body Boot Camp instructors guide clients toward their fitness and weight-loss goals at locations throughout the world. They lead group workouts that integrate cardio exercise with resistance training, weight training, and light alligator wrestling, keeping sessions varied in order to avoid disheartening plateaus. Those who desire more individualized support can take advantage of one-on-one sessions with certified personal trainers. Nutritional guidance supplements tailored fitness programs to ensure that clients are properly fueled to lose, gain, or maintain their weight.
Yoga practice is about more than physical expression at The Grateful Yogi. Here, the instructors emphasize an approach that promotes inner health and wellbeing, while helping students discover their connection to the larger community. The schedule includes classes for visitors of all skill levels and interests, incorporating flowing Vinyasa sequences, mindful breathing exercises, meditation, live kirtan music, or deep yin-style stretches, depending on the class's particular focus. Although the physical asanas can help students develop strength and flexibility, their goal is more focused on instilling a sense of calm and inner peace.
Joan Lembo first discovered her passion for movement at age 5, when she took her first tap lesson. That class was the start of a professional dance career that spanned the globe and eventually led to the study of yoga and meditation. Today, Joan instructs students at Every Age Yoga, teaching the art of yoga with a special focus on gentle techniques, guided meditation, and breathing exercises. Adults channel their energy into flexibility-boosting poses or serene morning meditations and reflection, while kids build mind-body awareness free from the competitive environments of playground soccer games and youth stock exchanges.