Classes at Dahn Yoga integrate the ancient Korean practice of Sun Do along with the latest findings in neuroscience and behavioral studies to help students boost their overall health and well-being. In each yoga class, a passionate and experienced guru first limbers up yogis with 10–15 minutes of warm-up exercises. Pupils are then chaperoned through 30–45 minutes of stretches, strengthening postures, and meditation exercises, all while clearing cluttered minds and learning to master breath control like a black-belt sousaphonist. After 10 minutes of cooldown exercises, students and teachers mingle to quaff an aromatic cup of tea. Instructors regularly assess students’ strengths and weaknesses, recommending home exercises to complement in-class practices. Dahn Yoga also offers tai chi, meditation, vibration, intestinal exercise, and other special classes based on location.
103 Hot Pilates and Yoga's high-tech heating and humidifying system is designed to help draw out toxins and stretch muscles during hot yoga, Pilates, and boot camp sessions. The system also pumps fresh air back into the studio and removes odors and bacteria. Here, licensed instructors teach classes like 103 Intro Yoga, designed to help newbies learn the classic poses of yoga in a heated environment, and 103 Yoga Power Sculpt, a challenging 60-minute session designed to sculpt and tone the entire body. The 103 Barefoot Boot Camp class fuses cardio with strength training to efficiently condition muscles without sending them to timeout, or a 103 HPX Hot Pilates session, where core strength is emphasized and students rapidly burn off calories.
Located on Fremont Street, right at the gateway to the Fremont East Entertainment District, Don’t Tell Mama is well situated to attract downtowners looking for live entertainment. A black and white checkerboard floor sets the tone, with ample tables and half-booths lining the walls, plus red velour drapes that hang around the large space. But the bar’s real draw is the grand piano, elevated on a small stage, from which singing bartenders and accompanists perform nightly. Patrons can make song requests and sing along with the waitstaff if they so choose. Or, better yet, get onstage themselves to perform renditions of Broadway show tunes, pop, rock, country, cabaret or any other song that comes to mind (and can be cued up from Don’t Tell Mama’s voluminous music files). There’s no cover but an enforced one drink minimum, so be prepared to spend some cash.
After spending the better part of the last two decades practicing yoga, managing studios, and teaching at various hotels, spas, and health clubs, Angelica Govaert decided to open Sin City Yoga. When she began to design her courses and write lesson plans for her teacher-training program, a vinyasa-based regimen that emphasized the connection between movements and breathing started to take shape. Today, her studio offers classes every day of the week. Open to all levels of students, the instructors adjust their routines depending on the experience level of attendees, each individuals' goals and limitations, and the number of quadruple-jointed students in the class.
At Real Results Fitness, the end goal is health and strength. To work towards that, though, trainers keep in mind every patron's abilities. Students work in groups with others of the same skill and fitness level and keep instructors appraised of any limitations or previous injuries. Those instructors include a skilled trainer and a 20-year veteran of the industry.
They'll put to use the gym's equipment, which ranges from tires and heavy bags to stationary bikes and weight machines. Almost as important as all that gear is a range of meal plans and supplements, which can help with health goals even away from the gym and let patrons recover from classes. Those classes might include circuit training, which keeps all muscles working with ever-changing routines, or stretching sessions, which can help build flexibility and prevent strains.
Namaste Yoga Studio takes its name from a traditional South Asian greeting that roughly translates to "I honor the spirit in you that also resides in me." With this simple, yet profound philosophy in mind, instructors guide students of all skill levels through a range of different Yoga styles and fitness routines, including the restorative stretching of yin yoga, the soothing breathing techniques of Vinyasa flow, and the high-energy body movement of Ashtanga. Students sweat to infectious Latin rhythms during dance-inspired Zumba classes, or learn Pilates exercises, boxing techniques, and new portmanteau words during Piloxing classes.
The studio’s in-house licensed therapist, Gayla Coughlin, relieves achy muscles and helps treat an array of chronic conditions through massage therapy. For an extra dose of relaxation, visitors can also attend mind-centering events such as sound healing concerts.