Koko FitClub’s innovative technology imparts the benefits of a personal trainer without any of the drawbacks, such as scheduling conflicts, steep prices, and handshake obligations. Digital keys help patrons to unlock their custom training plans, which are displayed on a fleet of cardio and strength-training machinery. First, clients elect one of Koko’s exercise tracks—including weight loss, pain relief, and muscle building—so computers can design personalized routines based on individual goals, measurements, and starting fitness levels.
Plans transfer from the computer to a Koko Key, which, like a USB drive or a desktop wallpaper of a guard dog, safeguards digital documents. The key fits into each of Koko FitClub’s cardio and strength-training machines, which display the number of reps or intensity of intervals needed and how to tweak any off-kilter techniques. Each 30-minute workout presents a fresh routine to keep minds engaged while clients blast through traditional exercise plateaus. It's innovations such as these that recently lead to Koko FitClub being named "Best of 2013" by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Over her more than 20-year teaching career, LPGA Class A Member Kristin Sunderhaft has used golf lessons as a way to teach her students a better way of life. She's even written a book about her experiences, titled Swinging For Success, Life Lessons I?ve Learned on the Golf Course. She passes on her time-earned expertise, which ranges from sinking high-pressure putts to eating well, during private and group lessons.
When it comes to golf instruction, she starts all students?men, women, and children alike?by asking them to take some practice swings while video analysis software captures each backswing hitch, premature head lift, and celebratory club spike. With the information gleaned from these videos, she can prescribe a cocktail of swing drills and training aids that will help students improve their grip, alignment, posture, and, most importantly, results. She also follows her pupils out onto the course for 9- and 18-hole playing lessons, wherein she can hold court on the finer points of course management and shot selection?skills that can prove elusive for beginner and intermediate golfers.
The instructors at Bikram Yoga Green Valley know that, in every active life, a little sweat must fall. From the confines of their super-heated studio, they help students boost energy, increase circulation, and master physical control with the detoxifying poses of Bikram Choudhury's 26 hatha yoga postures and two breathing exercises. They also stay sharp, continuing their training and education long after they complete their 600-hour Bikram Yoga Teachers Training course. This dedication to well-being is also reflected in the studio itself. There, students can relax with post-class showers, untangle knotted muscles with the help of an on-site massage therapist, and peruse the boutique for gear by Shakti, Bellissima, Asana, and more. Their tireless efforts helped build the type of yoga community idealized by the founder of their discipline; in 2009, Bikram Choudhury himself visited the studio to lead classes in his iconic postures and sign copies of his book.
Studio One's Summerlin, Southwest, and Henderson establishments house an armada of instructors boasting experience ranging from Olympic opening ceremony performances, star spots in Broadway productions, and choreography positions with entertainment companies. Within the combined 15,000 square feet of studio space, left-footed frolickers are transformed into smooth-stepping dancers with a variety of dance disciplines. From the grace of traditional ballet sessions to hip-hop classes inspired by popular street dances, the movement mavens instill their mastery onto dancers of all ages and levels, regardless of how many legs or fins they have. The Summerlin location boasts five studio rooms equipped with viewing windows and a waiting room with a flat-screen TV that broadcasts video from each dance room, so guardians can watch their pupil evolve into a dancer and forgo walking forever.
Though at its core Horizon Spine and Sport is a chiropractic office, doctors Chuck Badger and Shira Hornfeld do much more than realign spines. The SCU graduates thoroughly investigate each patient’s condition, searching not only for spinal or alignment issues, but also for unique biochemical and environmental traits that can help them to understand the causes of existing pain—such as injury or opening doors headfirst—and map out an effective treatment plan.
Once they’ve analyzed a patient’s health history and conducted an orthopedic and neurological exam, the duo employs the most pertinent methods and equipment to treat and rehabilitate corporeal woes. The office’s heated infrared bed purges pain-causing toxins and pops ingested popcorn kernels, and an FDA–approved spinal-decompression apparatus heals herniated disks and radiating leg pain without surgery or medication.
Though Sue Harragan and Tawnya Christian discovered barre workouts on opposite coasts, a mutual love of fitness and their desire to help others achieve their "best self" brought them together in Las Vegas. The business partners now helm Barre Las Vegas, a studio that strengthens hearts, cores, and limbs with ballet-inspired barre workouts. Upbeat music fuels each session, during which students line up at the barre and perform a routine of precise dance-training moves that blend yoga poses, Pilates exercises, and orthopedic stretching. While patrons burn calories during bouts of fat-burning interval training, they also increase their flexibility and tone their muscles, making their bodies as lithe and lively as a break-dancing slinky. In addition to leading barre classes, the motivating instructors push students toward their fitness goals with workout-enhancing tools such as TRX suspension-training straps.