My visit to Shine Fitness in Las Vegas

July 29, 2014 under Travel

Shine Fitness in Las VegasAfter I’ve seen the show Zumanity from Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas in February 2013, I just couldn’t get it out of my head since. One of my favourite artists is Dima Shine. When I learned that he has an alternative gym, I really wanted to see it some day.

Maybe it’s strange for some, but going to a fitness class was the top of my list for Las Vegas. Yes, shows are nice to watch, but at some point I began to wonder what it’s like to be doing those tricks on stage and how these artists train backstage. Some of the performers actually train or teach at Shine Fitness.

Actually, when I was packing for my trip to Las Vegas, I packed my yoga pants just for that. I wanted to be dressed appropriately for my visit, so I took a pair of my best pants by our local Vancouver brand called Public Myth.

Shine Fitness in Las Vegas - Kelly in anti-gravity yoga classFinally, my dream came true! So I registered online and came for a fun anti-gravity yoga class with Kelly. Here’s a photo of her doing one of the yoga positions that she teaches for more advanced classes.

Even though I was nervous and clumsy since it was my first time, she was very patient and reassuring. Now that I calmed down after all the new sensations, especially the upside down ones, I want to do it again.

I’ll be in Las Vegas again on August 6th, so if I am not pressed for time, I really hope to pay another visit. Maybe even I’ll get to see Dima himself, as they say that he comes in sometimes.

I want to express a huge thank you to Dima Shine and his business partner for opening Shine Fitness and to all the friendly staff who made my first visit so comfortable and welcoming.

Shine Fitness – http://shine.liveeditaurora.com/

 

 

Zumanity Show by Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas Highlights – Dima Shine, Anna O’Keefe, and Julia Kolosova

February 17, 2013 under Art
Vegas Anna O'Keefe

Anna O’Keefe is wearing opaque pantyhose over her dance leggings

This February I got a chance to visit Las Vegas and see some of amazing shows.  My favourite, as you may guess, was Zumanity – the first Cirque Du Soleil adult-oriented show, full of lingerie and flirting.

My favourite was an amazing performance by Dima Shine (or Dima Bulkin) with his hand-balancing act.  He is now my hero!  For the act itself he was only wearing artistically cut briefs,showing off his toned body.  However, he greeted the audience at the beginning of the show in the lobby, sitting in riser in a pantyhose-like bodysuit worn underneath his underwear.

Anna O’Keefe had the slimmest body out of all the girls and she had a very beautiful act with a short boy who is a big celebrity because of his flying in the air act that he does hanging by the silks.  The photo that you see was taken in the lobby where she was greeting the guests in a beautiful outfit while wearing opaque nude pantyhose to cover her dance leggings worn underneath.

Dima Shine from Cirque Du Soleil

Dima Shine in his awesome hand-balancing act

The main attraction seemed to be the school girl act with the hoops, performed by Julia Kolosova, while wearing a school outfit and footless white stockings.  She is the one on the cover of Zumanity, right in the center of the poster.  Her act was totally unbelievable, considering that she was spinning at least 10 of those hoops while posing in the air.  She deserves a medal!

Zumanity probably represented every main fetish and sexual orientation out there.  Starting with the hostess – a very skillful crossdresser who had a very sharp sense of humour.

Julia Kolosova with the hoops performance from Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas

Julia Kolosova in white stockings

You might wonder how I know all the names of the performers.  Well, right after the show I ran to grab the book from the gift store to look up all the names of my superstars.  I just couldn’t resist writing about them.  They deserve to be praised for their hard work.  It’s a fun evening for us, but they devote their lives to create it.