At Summerlin Yoga, teachers Martin Hinton, Liz Steers, Cristin Bartles, and Eddie Guerra boast certifications in yoga. They guide students through postures and breathing exercises in a room with brand new flooring, which helps to warm muscles and flush toxins from the body. Through regular practice of poses, students learn to stretch a host of muscles and ligaments in their bodies and reformat most of the microchips implanted in their brains. Students can partake in myriad types of classes, such as the physically demanding Vinyasa, the hot-room endurance of Tru Hot Pilates and Revitalize, or the cooler temperature alternative Yin Yoga Flow.
Calling out for sanctuary is futile when constrictive shoes silence your toes, and that's why Barefoot Sanctuary encourages freedom of the soul and the sole. Barefoot is the first and only yoga studio to reside amongst the fresh produce and organic wares of a Whole Foods Market. Barefoot Sanctuary’s inspirational classes bring together Cirque du Soleil performers, certified yoga instructors, and famous workshoppers to expertly guide you through the fun, body- and mood-altering movements.
Classes at the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Center stretch, flex, and push yogis of all skill levels, from novices to bone-defying experts, to new heights of fitness and relaxation. Iyengar yoga combines a focus on muscle-reforming standing poses with breathing and tension relief techniques, creating classes that soothe mental and physical tensions with a two-bird stone of flexion. Individualized instruction makes sessions appealing to beginners and easily adjusted to match the skills of seasoned veterans—yoga teachers watch, adjust, and encourage each class member, utilizing props such as blocks and straps to tailor poses all students.
Candles flicker and a fireplace roars near the entrance to Body Heat Hot Pilates & Yoga, signaling that balmy temperatures warm the classrooms within. The thermostat reaches at least 95 degrees during the studio’s classes, which include flowing yoga routines that strengthen the entire body and Pilates mat workouts whose isometric exercises sculpt the limbs and core. In addition to promoting relaxation, the heat makes muscles more pliable, which helps bodies to explore their full range of motion as they stretch and balance. Pores sweat throughout the workout, removing bodily toxins and waste products such as lactic acid and carbon dioxide. To keep the space smelling as fresh as a mentholated dunk tank, staffers sanitize the eco-friendly floors between each session. After class, students can unwind in showers stocked with complimentary towels, peruse a boutique filled with clothing, lotions, and yoga mats, or sniff each of the studio’s flower arrangements.
Though Fresh Mama’s smoothies can quench your thirst, these drinks aren’t just something to sip on. Rather, the smoothie bar specializes in four styles of smoothies designed to help visitors reenergize, build up their electrolytes, get a dose of protein, or improve their daily nutrition. The staff harnesses the power of fresh, raw ingredients, combining fruits with greens, herbs, coconut water, and Sunwarrior protein powder, which helps build muscles as effectively as doing sprints through a giant jello mold.
Alongside their signature smoothies, the café churns out healthy, vegan-friendly salads and wraps that incorporate international flavors and fresh, bright-tasting ingredients. Guests can swing by after a session at Vegas Hot! Yoga & Pilates, located upstairs, or just set up shop next to the café’s bubbling fountain for a day of surfing free WiFi and drinking organic coffee.
At Real Results Fitness, the end goal is health and strength. To work towards that, though, trainers keep in mind every patron's abilities. Students work in groups with others of the same skill and fitness level and keep instructors appraised of any limitations or previous injuries. Those instructors include a skilled trainer and a 20-year veteran of the industry.
They'll put to use the gym's equipment, which ranges from tires and heavy bags to stationary bikes and weight machines. Almost as important as all that gear is a range of meal plans and supplements, which can help with health goals even away from the gym and let patrons recover from classes. Those classes might include circuit training, which keeps all muscles working with ever-changing routines, or stretching sessions, which can help build flexibility and prevent strains.