Smiles and sweat went hand–in–hand Sunday afternoon as the Sweat AC health and fitness festival entered its final day at the Caesars Entertainment properties. The expo as well as various fitness classes throughout the weekend gave guests the chance to sample new techniques.
“Everybody looks at you as you walk through the casino all sweaty, it's kind of funny," said Holly Hoff of Galloway.
"It’s nice to try different things and different trainers, see the variety they have and the different vendors."
One of the weekend's headliners, Insanity Workout creator and South Jersey native Shaun T believes Atlantic City provides a perfect backdrop to the event as people can take advantage of some of the biggest names in fitness spending the weekend in their backyard.
"AC has lots of different things to offer, they have these amazing casinos and hotels so they can supply events like the Sweat AC. We come down here, they can bring famous trainers from all around the world to come and inspire people to work out," said Shaun T.
And in his first year participating in the event, Shaun T has taken away a positive experience from his first visit to Sweat AC.
"Its just been amazing, the energy is great, the staff is really organized and the people, I feel like they are inspired and sweating,” said Shaun T.
“I know I’m at least doing my job if I'm making them sweat really hard."
Guests say Sweat AC has been a valuable resource. Whether they visit the gym everyday or are trying to get back into shape, they say the lessons and techniques learned here will be used for years to come.
"I'm 52 years old, I haven't exercised in a year, I have a new grandbaby so this was perfect, this was a perfect for me to get back and I loved it," said Denise Maggi of Marmora.
"Atlantic City is kicking some real butt!" Said “Piloxing” founder Viveca Jensen.
And whether it was a visitor working out on the bikes or instructors leading courses from hip hop dancing to "Piloxing", success was measured in sweat.
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