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.
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
With a background as a performer in the Metropolitan Opera Ballet School and a bachelor's degree in education, Yoga Sanctuary founder Sherry Goldstein is armed with the right tools to unify the mind and body. She has spent the last 20 years teaching the art of yoga to students of all abilities, including cast members from The Rockettes and Cirque du Soleil, and those super flexible kids on the back of Twister boxes. Along with her staff, she teaches beginners to advanced-level students with a wide selection of classes, including the high-energy, flowing poses of Vinyasa and the more gentle forms of restorative and therapeutic yoga. They also host meditative candlelight sessions, which are designed to calm the mind and relieve stress, as well as workshops with guest speakers and yoga hikes through the Red Rock Canyon.
The six reformers and two trapezes at A Body in Balance Pilates Studio are just the beginning of the studio’s arsenal. There’s also a Wunda Chair—a box, essentially, with one side mounted on springs which the user presses down. An Avalon armchair features resistance bands for the hands and feet.
Students learn to use this equipment in private and group workouts with the studio’s certified instructors, who know all the ins and outs of reformer usage and Pilates principles. Regardless of the lesson format visitors choose, the workouts aim to build long lean muscle and improve balance for overall wellness or a party trick that involves a crystal pineapple and a tightrope.
Pilates Element focuses on more than just increasing strength and flexibility—the hardwood-floored studio’s relaxing atmosphere also cultivates a holistic, mind-body wellness. The diverse group workouts here run the gamut from traditional mat classes and Reformer sessions, which take place on Pilates’ signature resistance-training structure, to more niche coursework in Piloxing, yoga, and circus-training Pilates. For one-on-one attention, patrons can opt for private sessions or go stand in the corner for some one-on-zero attention. Thanks to various exercise modifications, the studio’s coursework can train students ranging from novice to veteran athlete, or it can aid with post-injury rehabilitation.
BASI Pilates–trained instructors engage the mind and body in Deez Pilatez's classes, which incorporate a wide variety of exercises on Balanced Body equipment and machines. Workouts on mats, Wunda chairs, and trapeze tables provide exciting exertion without the risks involved in bench-pressing a cheetah. Reformer machines work the body without putting unwanted stress on joints, and a variety of low-impact movements make the classes ideal for those recovering from minor injuries. Practicers of Pilates may experience improved circulation and the postural alignment necessary for competitive totem-pole impersonation. Inside the carpeted studio, a variety of machines, fitness balls, and colorful mats line the class area. Sketched Pilates forms hold positions on one side of the studio, and a wall of mirrors on the opposite side allow each student to keep a jealous eye on the perfect poise of their clone.
A flock of tired dancers traipse out of the studio, their ballet shoes brushing the floor in hushed footfalls as they head off to change. On their way, they pass members of the next class, dressed in yoga pants and sweatshirts. Clear-eyed and hungry, the new group stretches. Thumping hip-hop beats fill the room, and, with only a moment's hesitation, they launch into the first of many energetic routines that will fill that session. This is the way of life at The Beat Dance Academy, where owner Amanda Sizemore and her instructors live by a simple motto: dance is the only form of art “where the artist is also the masterpiece.”
To mold their artists into graceful and strong works of art, instructors teach classes in 15 dance and fitness styles that range from lyrical to Pilates. A combo class encourages children ages 2-5 to move with rhythm and timing, while adult jazz classes unlock the body isolations, leaping, and technical steps fortify the genre’s fundamentals. Meanwhile, aerial classes invite nimble bodies to balance and twirl on a suspended silk or hoop, using their muscles to stay off the ground without calling upon their latent powers of flight.