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.
Joan Lembo first discovered her passion for movement at age 5, when she took her first tap lesson. That class was the start of a professional dance career that spanned the globe and eventually led to the study of yoga and meditation. Today, Joan instructs students at Every Age Yoga, teaching the art of yoga with a special focus on gentle techniques, guided meditation, and breathing exercises. Adults channel their energy into flexibility-boosting poses or serene morning meditations and reflection, while kids build mind-body awareness free from the competitive environments of playground soccer games and youth stock exchanges.
Yoga practice is about more than physical expression at The Grateful Yogi. Here, the instructors emphasize an approach that promotes inner health and wellbeing, while helping students discover their connection to the larger community. The schedule includes classes for visitors of all skill levels and interests, incorporating flowing Vinyasa sequences, mindful breathing exercises, meditation, live kirtan music, or deep yin-style stretches, depending on the class's particular focus. Although the physical asanas can help students develop strength and flexibility, their goal is more focused on instilling a sense of calm and inner peace.
Yoga instructor Ala didn't settle for completing a 200-hour training program—soon after, she leapt into studying the more mystical arts of theta- and crystal-healing. Her partner Dennis, meanwhile, spent more than a decade honing his skills and expertise as a personal trainer. Though it may seem unlikely, they've found a way to bring these disparate skills together. As the founders of Ignite Your DNA, they specialize in a blend of fitness training and holistic healing. Dennis leads one-on-one and small-group workout sessions, while Ala gently guides her clients through basic yoga poses. Additionally, essential-oil aromatherapy sessions, tarot-card readings, and meditation coaching work to ease troubled minds, including ones who've seen the episode of Frasier where Niles turns evil. In their mission to help clients help themselves, Dennis and Ala are flexible: they can conduct their services at a nearby gym or in the privacy of a client's home.
When it comes to chilling out or sweating it out, Sherry Goldstein's Yoga Sanctuary offers yoga classes to tailor to any individual's needs. Out of their two Las Vegas locations, experienced instructors lead a wide range of both beginner and veteran yoga classes such as flow, Hot, Ashtanga, Power, Yin, Kundalini, Candlelight Yoga, and Yoga for Stress Relief. Upon class completion, the studio aims to improve the shape and overall well-being of their students in a supportive, welcoming environment. Yoga Sanctuary also offers yoga hikes at Red Rock Canyon, classes with live music, and special events led by world-renowned yoga teachers.
Equipment: CrossFit, MMA, Power Plate, Free Weights, Circuit Training, Cardio
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: More than 25 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: We have a talented, caring team of instructors that will provide a great workout for all levels.
"We are the only gym in Las Vegas to receive the prestigious Conde Nast Five Star distinction, and have one of the largest CrossFit facilities in the world." That's how manager Robert Garza describes City Athletic Club, and indeed the facility is impressive. Its 48,000 square feet house a range of workout equipment and group exercise studios, as well as places to relax, including a sauna and hot tub. Yet despite this encyclopedic collection of fitness gear, City Athletic Club doesn't really look like a gym. It takes on more of a night club vibe, just with less sweating. White couches wait right inside the doors, soft neon lights drape in front of spinning machines, and a row of bar stools sits along counters near the front desk?the perfect place to sip a beverage from the smoothie cafe.