The certified instructors at Bodies By Pilates elongate their flexible embrace to the Las Vegas area, inviting seekers of health to firm their cores with the Pilates conditioning method. Therein, a fortifying blend of stretches, resistance machines, and controlled breathing work together to strengthen lung capacity, circulation, coordination, spinal flexion and extension, and build muscle in the back and the abdomen. The reformer, a sturdy wooden frame with a user-friendly system of pulleys, ropes, springs, and a sliding platform, is the cornerstone of Pilates equipment and most bodybuilding lobbyists. The Reformer Trio class will teach you and two classmates a variety of flexing and stretching exercises on the machine. All the while, Bodies By Pilates features a comforting and calm atmosphere, its spacious environment festooned with enormous, luminous windows and the latest equipment from Balanced Body.
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Within each noncompetitive Curves facility, female fitness seekers are invited to move through a 30-minute circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that are designed to promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. Shunning cumbersome weight stacks, the hydraulic gadgets adapt to each exerciser's body weight and fitness level to complement her individual abilities, subsequently decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. And because traditional lift-and-lower motions tend to create bulky muscles, the machines promote push-and-pull movements to sculpt toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing unsuspecting grapefruit. Experienced trainers are always nearby to help clients manage their machine maneuvering, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music includes cues to let women know when it's time to move on to the next station or break for an air viola solo.
The Revere Golf Club celebrates the legacy of the Revolutionary War hero with two 18-hole championship golf courses that extend for more than 7,000 yards apiece through the desert canyons of the Las Vegas valley. Players drink in the scenery as they take on the Lexington course, opened in 1999 on the same date Paul Revere made his famous ride, or the Concord course, opened in 2002 on the same date Paul Revere discovered text messaging. Each layout was carved into the rugged terrain by Casper Nash & Associates, the prolific design team of Greg Nash and 51-time PGA tour winner Billy Casper.
Once visitors have holed out on either 18th green, they can take to the 23,000-square-foot clubhouse. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows span the entire north side of the facility, allowing for magnificent views of the course and the Las Vegas strip from Buckman’s Grille. Diners enjoy breakfast and lunch options amid Revolution-era ambiance, complete with lanterns that shine overhead and signal whether to order surf or turf.
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A lush oasis in the Mojave Desert, Black Mountain Golf & Country Club has challenged golfers for more than half a century. The 27-hole layout was built gradually over the course of 45 years, starting with the establishment of the original nine holes in 1957 and culminating in the second nine-hole addition in 2002. Today, players send balls hurtling against the backdrop of the Black Mountains, taking care to avoid hitting the water or slicing their ball into the Las Vegas strip 25 miles away. Since each course features its own unique style, players must adjust their games accordingly. Whereas the Horizon course tempts sharpshooters with several birdie opportunities, the Desert course—ironically—features the most water, requiring golfers to select their clubs carefully and shake off the mirages of caddies appearing as khaki-wearing cacti.
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