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Branden Collinsworth

Real Results Fitness - Las Vegas, NV

Branden Collinsworth understands what it takes to overcome obstacles, build a dream and pursue a vision. His story began in a single-parent household that ran on plenty of love but not much money. Sports provided an antidote for the feelings of insecurity brought on by the family’s financial difficulties. Branden’s mother lost her job and their crisis deepened. They became homeless, forcing him to leave behind traditional education and enroll in the Sierra Nevada Job Corps. He graduated from the corps a year later with a degree, an appreciation for literature and a more disciplined mind. The four years after completing the corps program were spent earning hours at a community college, honing his skills at the gym and working. Collinsworth’s string of jobs eventually led him to a... Read the profile >>

Cyndee Platko

Las Vegas Athletic Club - Las Vegas, NV

Cyndee is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, USAT Triathlon Coach, USA Cycling Coach, Swim Coach, and Spin Instructor who has over 20 years of experience in the exercise and nutrition field. She is a top amateur triathlete and marathon runner. Fitness has always been a passion that she has enjoyed doing both competitively and recreationally. She competes in all levels of triathlons. The distances that she has completed are: Sprint Triathlon Olympic/International Triathlon Half and Full Ironman Triathlon Marathon Ultra Marathon 50-miles 8K Swim - Slam the Dam She currently does personal training in Las Vegas at Las Vegas Athletic Club. She teaches indoor cycle and aqua classes at LVAC. She has competed in races throughout the United States over the past 10 years. Some... Read the profile >>

Greg Holmes

VegasHot! and Body Heat Pilates and Yoga

Greg's life has always been physical. Introduced to body building as a teenager, he continued training until he fell in love with dance. Disco and the Hustle re-focused Greg towards a professional dance career where he performed in shows in South Beach, Philadelphia, and on cruise ships with his wife Susan. In Las Vegas he also performed with Siegfried & Roy. His specialty adagio act performed on Star Search and in shows on the east coast and the Las Vegas Strip. Once he retired from dance, Greg began body building again, winning several trophies including the Vegas Classic Masters Championship. After rupturing his bicep, this body builder was ready to trade muscle size for a more healthful, flexible, and spiritual practice. Greg joined his wife Susan to study Bikram but they... Read the profile >>

Jen Knox

Blue Sky Yoga, LVAC

Jennifer Knox enjoys challenging people to step outside their comfort zones and discover life without the limitations we set for ourselves. Prepare to invert, laugh and let go. Why not have a little fun upside down?! Practicing yoga since 2001, she began teaching in 2006. Influenced by many different disciplines of yoga, most heavily in vinyasa, she attached quickly to the Ashtanga system with its incredible strength and discipline. Just recently, she finishing her last training with Tim Miller. Read the profile >>

Kelly Millaudon

Shine Alternative Fitness

Kelly has called Las Vegas her home since 1994. She began her professional performance career immediately following her graduation from the State University of Buffalo, New York, having majored in English Literature and Dance Performance. She pursued a career in dance while living in NYC which then led to gigs on cruise ships and several tours abroad. Work in Las Vegas eventually beckoned where she was fortunate to be utilized as a dancer/showgirl/lead understudy in shows like “Enter The Night”, at the Stardust in Las Vegas; “Imagine” at the Luxor in Las Vegas and many others. Kelly maintained her interest in acrobatics throughout her dance career and began focusing on that element in the late 90’s. Her aerial career began with the harness, bungee and Spanish web... Read the profile >>

Lauren Verona

Blue Sky Yoga, Northwest Yoga Studio, Lifetime Fitness-Summerlin

Lauren encourages her students to develop an asana practice which works on the mind/body connection, while honoring personal modifications and mindfulness. Her teaching is deeply grounded in the guiding principles of the yoga discipline, which incorporates a powerful sequence of asanas, breath and meditation. Lauren approaches her students with a sense of humor, humbleness and honesty. During her classes, she emphasizes attention to each individual’s practice and utilizes manual adjustment techniques to assist students in deepening their awareness in each posture. Her style of teaching compassionately strives to inspire and impart wisdom allowing a student to see their true potential. Lauren tries to assist her students in finding a deeper connection to our True Selves and can... Read the profile >>

Stacey Alexander

A-Team Training Center - Las Vegas, NV

STACEY ALEXANDER My name is Stacey Alexander and I’m a proud native of Las Vegas, Nevada. I am the owner of Kickfit, a unique form of cardio kickboxing and strength training that I created 4 years ago by combining my passions for fitness and music. I try to excel in all things endeavors I am involved in. As a fitness model, IFBB Bikini Pro, Certified Personal Trainer with both ISSA + Crossfit, CPR, Sports Nutrition, Turbo Kick and Certified Group Fitness instructor, I am able to bring a diverse, full body workout and diet regimen to meet any clients needs and experience level. I am committed to helping every one meet their fitness goals! I just I do it with energy, motivation, discipline and love! I truly care about my clients and I make sure they feel it and know it. The... Read the profile >>

Susan Holmes

VegasHot! and Body Heat Pilates and Yoga

After studying dance in Fort Lauderdale and New York and dancing professionally in commercials and in shows in Puerto Rico, South Beach, and on cruise ships, Susan arrived in Las Vegas with husband Greg to join the cast of Jubilee on the Las Vegas Strip. After seven years at Jubilee, she opened EFX with Michael Crawford and later Tommy Tune and David Cassidy, at the MGM. Yoga was a life saver due to the stress on Susan's body from dancing on steel floors at both shows.Susan first began teaching yoga as a warm-up for the cast of EFX, not realizing at the time how important yoga and teaching would be in her future. Ten years later, she decided to take her yoga training up a notch and began studying Bikram yoga. Enjoying the heat, yet missing a sense of variety and upper body strength, she... Read the profile >>

Tracey Cutler

The Stage - Henderson, NV

Tracey Cutler has been a professional dancer of Broadway, a choreographer, and an innovator in the fitness industry for over 20 years. Classically trained at the School of American Ballet in New York City and taught by renowned choreographers Mia Michaels and Joe Lanteri, she has enjoyed a successful career in the dance and theater industry. As a gifted performer, Tracey earned leading roles in The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Camelot, and A Chorus Line, in addition to performing as a Knicks City Dancer, being featured in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and much more. Tracey has also spent many years as a dance and fitness instructor leading professional level classes at the prestigious Reebok Sports Club New York and Club Sport in Las Vegas, and is the former owner of... Read the profile >>

Zach Forrest

CrossFit Max Effort

Zach grew up in New Hampshire with a love of sports - through high school he played baseball, basketball, lacrosse, football, soccer, and alpine skiing. It was this love of being physically competitive that ultimately drove him to his first career choice in the Navy as a SEAL operator. His military experience honed and further developed an already strong work ethic, mental discipline, and ability to be a team player. In 2005, preparing his body for overseas deployment, he found CrossFit and used it to train other SEALs in preparation for combat operations. In 2008, after leaving the military, Zach moved to Las Vegas with the intention of bringing CrossFit to the masses. He has owned and operated three CrossFit gyms locally, with CrossFit Max Effort being a joint venture with... Read the profile >>