In addition to his NASM certification, Jungle Gym Fitness Studio?s owner Jason Schaefer spent six years as the official trainer for Automotion, the Detroit Pistons dance team, helping him helm a gym where patrons can work out and express creativity in innovative classes. The bare-bones studio hosts indoor and outdoor boot camps as well as nightclub-inspired dance and boxing aerobics courses. Class sizes are limited to about 20 students to ensure each student gets ample attention and personalized technique tips. Along with group classes, instructors lend nutritional advice and assist patrons in training for races and sports-specific goals such as improving golf swings and preventing wrist injuries in ping-pong marathons.
The Life Time Turkey Day 5K jump-starts Thanksgiving celebrations with a healthy, full-body feast of exercise, with proceeds benefiting local food organizations. Starting on the world-famous Fremont Street, pavement stompers weave past the historic downtown vistas lining Las Vegas Boulevard, home to myriad celebrities, reality television shows, and retired slot machines. After coasting to a finish beneath the Fremont Street Experience, participants gather for a postrace party, where refreshments, music, and chances to win prizes from sponsors accompany huffs and puffs of accomplishment. Additionally, strollers are permitted during the race but must line up behind individual runners and must not be equipped with nitrous.
Master Your Body Fitness gives exercisers the power to take control over not just their appearances, but their lives. Owner Victor Oddo has spent a good chunk of his own life helping others realize their potential, and he’s used physical fitness as the vehicle to do so. At Master Your Body, Victor joins forces with personal trainer Marvin Hayoo to identify fitness problems and stomp them out on the spot. The duo offers one-on-one training sessions as well as intense group classes, including beginner martial arts, cardio kickboxing, and strength training. In the latter, students learn how to safely and properly perform powerlifting and Olympic exercises, whether they’re simply trying to build muscle or get strong enough to become a superhero who specializes in opening pickle jars.
Equipment: Rogue Fitness, kettle bells, squat rack, free weights, resistance bands
Students should bring: Towel
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
What's up?: No memberships, just personalized training
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: The workouts are easily modifiable for any fitness level so don't be afraid of falling behind.
Inaugurated in 2007, the Muddy Watters trail series fuses the tough terrain of trails, mud, and rivers into single 5-kilometer routes hindered by frequent stops for boot camp-style exercises. Along with three main races throughout the summer, several offshoot versions adapt the rules into new themes, such as a women-only run and a miniature, 1-mile scramble ideal for kids and 5,000-foot-long snails. Despite the tenacity of the courses, the slog pays off in more ways than one: beyond building character and doling out awards for the speediest participants, the race helps benefit local charities, which in the past have included Volunteers of America and the Alzheimer’s Assocation.
Mixing military-style drills with traditional exercises in strength and conditioning, the trainers at Corps Performance aim to deliver maximum results to their clients while motivating and encouraging them along the way. Working with clients to set their personal fitness goals?whether it's losing weight, building muscle, or beating their dad in an arm-wrestling match?trainers can work one-on-one with clients, or in small group-training classes.