AAI Neptune Divers' instructors teach students of all levels various scuba-diving techniques, whether they want to become an instructor themselves, or simply want to obtain their diving certification. Open-water scuba-certification classes help the latter, giving students all the skills they need to travel to a submerged shipwreck or teach English to underprivileged merchildren. Rescue-diver classes explain how to rescue a fellow diver in the water, and they pair with CPR- and first-aid-certification courses. When they aren't teaching, the instructors lead dive trips out to Catalina.
Each participant in Zum Zum Dance Fitness classes has an unobstructed view of their instructor. They stand atop raised platforms, easily guiding students through Zumba moves set to catchy international beats. A wall of mirrors also help students perfect their moves as they work to burn calories and sculpt muscles. Classes run 60 minutes long and are offered six days a week.
The International Academy of Dance and Performing Arts?IADAPA?was founded by dancers Deva Houston and Lindsey Hashiguchi. The pair met when Lindsey began dance classes with Deva at age 6, and Deva later mentored Lindsey as she became a dance teacher. Together, the pair have traveled the country to work with dance and performing-arts students, and they now lead a staff of talented dancers at IADAPA. Focusing on technique, passion, energy, and excellence, classes cover jazz, tap, ballet, and hip-hop as well as contemporary dance. All ages are welcome.
Although most people traditionally try to steer clear of the world of organized crime, Mob Attraction Las Vegas pulls them back in with an interactive journey into the underworld’s gritty underbelly. Inside the museum’s recently upgraded space, guests face off with actors and 3-D holograms of famous film crime bosses, such as James Caan and Frank Vincent. A collection of authentic, never-before-seen memorabilia, photos, and videos, as well as a fully interactive courthouse and jail, marry museum-like intrigue with performance art, granting an unprecedented access into the private lives of real gangsters Ben “Bugsy” Siegel, Tony Spilotro, and Meyer Lansky.
By day, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Hollywood are bustling, cosmopolitan tourist destinations. But at night, when the sky grows dim, the guides of Haunted City Tours set out in search of the towns' ghostly denizens. These cities have as sordid a history as any, filled with corrupt politicians and gun-slinging outlaws alike. In San Diego, tour-goers visit the Gaslamp District's first funeral parlor, and a haunted brothel once owned by Wyatt Earp. On the Las Vegas strip, hotels house the spirits of people killed in grizzly murders, including the infamous "Motel of Death." And in Hollywood, cemeteries and notorious mansions contain as much tragedy as some of cinema's darkest films. Haunted City Tours whisks guests to all of these eerie places, during guided tours that include historical tidbits alongside tales of paranormal happenings.
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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