Building useful, practical strength is what students work toward when they step into City Athletic Club. The gym's team of coaches lead classes that emphasize strengthening "primal" movement patterns—movements humans perform every day, such lifting a bag of groceries, or placing a heavy box on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's head.
In the name of building functional strength, the team has filled nearly every inch of City Athletic Club's 48,000 square feet with something to lift, toss, tackle, punch, or swing on. When not hefting kettle-bells or swinging sledge hammers, students can step into the MMA training cage or stroke laps down the 25-meter swimming pool. Afterward, saunas, hot tubs, and steam rooms await to ease sore muscles or draw out toxins.
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.
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