Reno, Nevada is called “The Biggest Little City In The World”. But once you get to know the locals of Las Vegas, that slogan could just as easily apply here. It’s a tight-knit community of people who live and work amid the glitz and flashing lights, yet are extremely supportive of one another in everyday life.
You may be familiar with Alejandro and Sarah Le Clear Domingo, the husband-and-wife dance team that tore a hole through the roof of Palazzo Theater in This Is Christmas. That amazing couple is also a pair of stunning physical specimens. Sarah credits much of her success to her friend, trainer Teresa Van.
Teresa Van (left) and Sarah LeClear-Domingo
Teresa McAuliffe Van is a fitness and lifestyle coach as well as the owner of ENVY TRAINING. This hard-working wife and mother of two is an inspiration for many stars and featured performers in the Las Vegas Valley. With over 23 years of experience, Teresa knows how to get the most out of a performer's body. Being that Teresa is a seasoned choreographer and a former professional dancer herself, it’s no surprise that today’s crop of athletes and dancers depend on her to maximize the primary tool of their craft.
Teresa’s impact has been felt in many gyms throughout the area. Before starting her own business in conjunction with Tim Soder Physical Therapy, she trained clients at the former Edge Fitness, EOS Fitness, and David Barton Gym. Onstage, eagle-eyed show-goers may remember her as one of Matt Goss‘s “Gossy Girls” and her stint in iCandy Burlesque.
Teresa (far left) and the cast of iCandy Burlesque at Planet Hollywoood.
Teresa says “I truly have a passion for helping people feel their best”. She has led boot camps that gather performers from a variety of shows like Legends In Concert, Zombie Burlesque, Vegas! The Show, and even Chippendales. Sarah couldn’t be more pleased with the results.
"We are all “seasoned” performers and in the same upper age bracket. We still put in the work to maintain our tool and do what we are passionate about. Teresa has devoted her life to fitness and keeping us current performers in shape. She’s such a wonderful person who gives so much to us."
Teresa’s personal evolution is uniquely “Sin City”. She’s gone from sharing the spotlight with SEXXY‘s Jennifer Romas to building a family with her handsome husband (loan officer Brenton Van). Teresa understands the changes that hard-working bodies go through as life progresses. She’s now using her own experiences to guide those facing similar challenges.
"I have struggled in regards to keeping a tight, toned body for both my career and postpartum. I know that accountability is a key factor in maintaining a fitness regimen. Adopting new fitness habits is difficult and often times frustrating. My goal is to change your view on fitness so that it becomes a part of who you are and your overall lifestyle."
To that end, Teresa’s ENVY TRAINING offers personalized courses, written and audio plans along with online support. Whether you come to her facility or she designs an in-home course for you, Teresa promises to be there every step of the way. Perhaps that’s why so many Strip stars entrust their health, fitness, and longevity to the UNLV graduate and certified personal trainer. Sarah Domingo is very grateful for the time they spend together.
"Each session is different, fun, hard, and always a full-body workout. So thrilled to have her training me! Thank you so much for always keeping my injuries in check and pushing me so I can do this nightly."
As for Teresa, she couldn’t be happier for the influence she's had on the lives of her clients, friends, and colleagues. “It feels awesome to be strong, and that’s why I love training around this city…helping everyone feel healthier and more AWESOME!”.
You can learn more about training with Teresa Van by calling (725) 205-8228, going to EnvyTraining.com, or by visiting their Facebook page here. Envy Training is located at 6223 Dean Martin Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89118.
Photos: Teresa Van, Sarah Le Clear-Domingo