Jillian Michaels, Shaun T to Headline Fitness Festival in Atlantic City

The celebrity trainers are coming back to our area for the Sweat AC festival this fall.

Jillian Michaels at Sweat AC 2012

Sweat AC is returning to Atlantic City in September featuring fitness classes with celebrity trainers Jillian Michaels, of The Biggest Loser fame, of course; Shaun T, creator of the Insanity workout; Denise Warren, creator of Body by Denise, a popular group fitness classes in New York; and Viveca Jensen, creator of the Pilates/boxing mashup, Piloxing. The two-day festival will take place at the Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat and Bally’s hotels on September 21st and 22nd. This will be the second run for Sweat AC.

I attended last year and got my butt kicked by Jillian Michaels. I’ll say that the classes with the trainers were pretty awesome—like, how often do you get to work out with Jillian in the flesh?—but the accompanying expo was kind of lame. There were only a handful of vendors, which you breezed through in 20 minutes, and a demo stage, where the celeb trainers chatted with the crowd for an hour.

Like last year, this year’s event requires that you purchase separate tickets for the expo and each class you want to take. (The exception is Piloxing, which is included in the expo price.) My advice—and, again, this is based on last year, so they may have changed some things around—is to skip the expo and save your pennies for one of the classes you’re dying to take. While we were crammed in like sardines for the Jillian Michaels class, I still got a great workout, and it was a super fun experience.

Tickets for Sweat AC 2013, which went on sale today, are priced as follows:

$30 for just the expo (includes Piloxing)

$100 for Jillian Michaels Body Revolution

$65 for Insanity Complete Body Workout with Shaun T

$60 for Body by Denise

$50 for yoga with Allie Conover of Grace& Glory

$35 for Zumba

$35 for Pilates with Sweet + Thrasher

Jillian Michaels will run two classes on Saturday (10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.) and Shaun T will run two on Sunday (10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.). Check out the schedule here.