Stephen R. Sylvanie / Special to the Sun
Saturday, June 22, 2013 | 10:45 a.m.
It was a whopper weekend workout.
Led by a cast of celebrity fitness trainers, thousands of gym rats took part this morning in a live workout on the back lot of the MGM Grand. The celebrity trainers included Tony Horton, inventor of P90X; Shaun T, of Insanity; Chalene Johnson, of TurboFire; and Leandro Carvalho, of Brazil Butt Lift.
Workout participants included health coaches from TeamBeachbody.com, a fitness and health website for people hoping to lose weight.
More than 7,000 people were expected to take part.
MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, offers 5,044 rooms and suites.
MGM Grand features KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre.
The resort offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon.
As part of its ongoing “Grand Renovation,” MGM Grand has remodeled all rooms and suites in its main tower and is adding several new experiences to its lineup including Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, a new upscale dining/nightlife concept (coming in April 2013).
MGM Grand also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon, "CSI: The Experience" and an inviting pool complex featuring the tantalizing daylife of Wet Republic.
Upscale accommodations include The Mansion, an exclusive hotel within the hotel; the luxurious two-story SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand; and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort.