Since she started tapping her toes at the age of 8, Nadia Eftedal has gone on to grace the global stage with ballroom moves that earned her prizes all over the world. Today, she organizes one of the nation's top dance seminars and has served as the American judge in the Open British Championships, which challenges dancers to maneuver their feet around extra U's. In her airy, blond-wood studio, Nadia leads an international cast of championship dancers that teaches ballroom dancing to children and adults, supplying them with skills in styles such as salsa, swing, and mambo. Group lessons, private classes, and workshops are each available in a variety of levels, whether pupils want to casually cut rugs, enter serious competitions, or settle legal disputes with courtroom dance-offs. Clients with a wedding or special event on their calendar can also consult with the instructors to develop a custom curriculum.
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"Every time a client screams, a trainer gets his wings," laughs personal trainer Brad James, one of Studio City Fitness Gym's accredited fitness gurus. Focused on delivering results, the mirror-lined facility provides its clients with essential equipment such as treadmills and free weights as well as rut busters like punching bags and kettlebells.
Licensed Zumba instructor and professional dancer Eloisa Holguin trained at the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in ballet and modern dance and spent four years as a principal dancer with the Pacifico Dance Company. Following her own motto of “the more you know, the more you’re worth,” Eloisa broadened her dance horizons to include flamenco and other ethnic dance styles, which she uses when designing routines for her Zumba classes. Licensed in Zumba, Zumba Gold, and Zumba Toning, she uses upbeat Latin rhythms to inspire dancers to get their hips shaking for routines that help burn calories and tone the body.
Described by its owners as one of the oldest Pilates studios in the nation, Bodyline Pilates Studio is the multidisciplinary fitness facility helmed by Maria Leone. An internationally lauded dancer and choreographer with a black belt in tae kwon do, Maria is also an esteemed Pilates pro?her Pilates on the Go DVDs have been featured in Allure, Ellie, and Fitness magazines. Maria personally trained all of Bodyline's instructors and offers Pilates certification as well.