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Welcome to Racked Vegas' search for Las Vegas' hottest trainer. Over the coming weeks, we'll profile eight smoking locals—fitness experts who not only look hot in Spandex, but can make you look amazing too. Once you've gotten to know everyone, we'll host a March Madness-style showdown in which readers vote for their favorites. Let the games begin!Gracie Martinez [Photos: Jenna Dosch]
Gracie Martinez has more than 30 years of teaching experience and now teaches at The Pilates Studio. She performed in several musical theater productions and taught dance and choreography for many Civic Light Opera companies, community colleges and dance studios, and while teaching summer dance camps all over the western United States and many major universities, she worked with Paula Abdul, Teri Hatcher and Tina Landon. She's choreographed half-time routines for the Los Angeles Clipper Girls and the San Diego Charger Girls. She moved to Las Vegas in 1995 to perform as a showgirl in Jubilee!
When she decided to leave dance behind she went on to become a certified Pilates instructor and personal trainer. She has completed certification programs with BASI Pilates, Physical Mind Institute, Aline Conditioning and ACE personal training. She is also certified in Gyrotonic, an amazing technique that increases range of motion and strengthens the core. She continues to expand her knowledge and is currently working on her Pilates masters training with her mentor and founder of BASI Pilates Rael Isacowitz.
Martinez now teaches Lagree Fitness, formerly SPX Pilates, on Sebastiens Lagrees Megaformers. This 45-minute workout will burn up to 800 calories, tone your body, increase metabolism so you continue burning calories after your workout, and make you sweat.
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