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.
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.
Helmed by Jada Fire and Alvin Tam, a Polynesian fire dancer and a globetrotting acrobat, Barefoot Sanctuary guides students toward inner calm using traditional movements from around the world. In a cozy, art-lined room at the back of Whole Foods, the studio’s knowledgeable instructors lead yoga, belly-dance, and Acrofit classes for students of all fitness levels. Both Summerlin and Town Square schedules brim with more than two dozen weekly classes that, like a meal composed entirely of fortune cookies, stuff a day’s worth of empowerment into 75 minutes. Participants can grab the studio’s complimentary yoga mats for classes such as Vinyasa Flow yoga, which tethers flowing stretches and poses with deep, focused breathing. Instead of slow dancing with boa constrictors, Expressive Yoga students practice serpentine movement, a mesmerizing blend of poses that open the hips and center the mind. Acrofit Power classes fill yoga mats with acrobatic exercises that raise the heart rate, and belly-dance sessions teem with easy-to-follow moves that incorporate veils and finger cymbals. To kindle a spirit of celebration in the snug space, the duo invites local percussionists to pummel tribal drums and giant watermelons in selected classes.
Paul Rosenberg, Branden Collinsworth, and Anthony Allegrete achieved success quite literally through blood, sweat, and tears. Paul worked his way up in the fitness industry for more than 20 years, where he started as a personal trainer and eventually took the helm of Real Results Fitness. Branden overcame a poverty-stricken childhood marked by homelessness to become a trainer, businessman, and philanthropist. Anthony provides the company with a unique marketing strategy with his unique perspective. Despite their storied careers and busy schedules, visitors most often find the duo leading circuit-training classes in their downtown gym, sweating alongside their students.
The head trio isn't the only talent on staff. Master fitness trainers Sean Freitas and Heidi Masi lend their expertise to students as they lead circuit training, yoga, and personal-training sessions. Professional boxer Lonnie Smith gets hearts and fists pounding during fast-paced cardio-boxing classes. They supplement training with nutritional information and packaged meals from Paul's other entrepreneurial endeavor Real Meals, which helps clients adhere to a 12-week, health-focused eating plan. They also provide stretching sessions and massage work to help bodies recover from a hard workout, minor injury, or chronic stress. Real Results Fitness strives to encourage clients to make a lifestyle change with their multi-faceted approach to fitness.
Bikram Yoga Las Vegas stands out from the Strip’s garish, neon tempest as a beacon of calm. Lungs feel as fresh and clean as a newly laundered spearmint leaf, thanks to an energy-efficient HVAC system that emits purified oxygen and tropical temperatures. Wireless sensors monitor humidity and carbon-dioxide levels, keeping yoga students comfortable as they rehearse the 26 hatha poses that foster strength, flexibility, and focus. Besides opening pores and flushing out pent-up toxins, the heat loosens muscles, helping pupils achieve deeper stretches than they might pull off at room temperature. Flotex eco-carpet shoos allergens as it cushions feet with a surface softer than a kitten wearing a velour tracksuit. After class, students can hit the private showers in elegant locker rooms complete with marble counters and a crystal chandelier.
Our program brings you quality and selection, allowing you to step confidently into practice. Regular yoga classes are 70 minutes long and are comprised of deep stretching, breath work, meditation, energy training, and Brain Wave Vibration. For more details on these please visit www.bodynbrain.com
Dr. King Rollins discovered the healing effects of yoga after three decades of competing in marathons and ultramarathons (100K) left severe wear on his muscles and joints. His experience as a chiropractor, certified Bikram instructor, and Olympic coach guides his transformative-posture sequences, which are designed to challenge entire physiques and reduce the risk of injury. With a team of certified instructors by his side, he implements these foundations in more than 120 hot or temperate classes each week, one class for each second it takes to lick an envelope in super-slow motion. The 7,000-square-foot space houses three studios with P.E.M. flooring that is easily sanitized and serves as a stage for hot-yoga, Pilates, and fitness classes, which include power Vinyasa and boot-camp classes.
Dr. Rollins also harnesses his 23 years of chiropractic experience as he performs complimentary injury evaluations and yoga-posture modifications onsite, ensuring that his clients don't strain wounded muscles. Before and after class, guests can visit the studio's smoothie shop, Fresh Mama's, to grab a healthy smoothie blended with fresh fruits and vegetables or a hearty salad or wrap.