Thirty-year dancing veteran and founder Dolly Kelepecz presents the D.K. method of Pilates, a method based on a series of smooth, controlled movements. Open-gym classes feature an hour of nonprivate instruction overseen by a member of the training squad, and grants unlimited access to all available equipment. D.K. body balancing melds floor and machine training with motions enhanced by spring and body resistance to bilaterally improve strength and flexibility. Fitness apparatuses include reformers, trapeze tables, combination chairs, and ladder barrels.
The instructors at TruFusion Yoga meld fitness with yoga, offering 15 types of classes in a 9,600 square-foot studio. Temperature-controlled rooms allow for a quick transition between heated and non-heated yoga sessions and provide a great way to prepare a frozen dinner without a microwave. As such, classes range from unheated yoga classes using kettlebells to heated barefoot boot-camp sessions, which blend yoga, Pilates, and movement drills.
As the sun starts to rise over the grassy fields and hiking trails of Paseo Vista Park, the Sin City Waist Trimmers morning class is already hard at work. Instructors' voices echo through the cool morning air, guiding and motivating students of all shapes and sizes through a diverse array of high-intensity exercises. Morning and after-work classes help exercisers roast calories on the running trail, slim midsections through core drills, and increase endurance while participants flip massive tires across an open field. The friendly trainers welcome students of all athletic abilities, never singling students out or barking commands like a drill sergeant trying to win respect from a pack of hounds.
Open 24/7, Body Focus Fitness is filled with all of the equipment and expertise necessary for members to get in shape or maintain their already fit physiques. Guests can take their pick of free weights, Cybex machines, and cardio equipment, or make use of Pilates gear during high-energy group fitness sessions or one-on-one personal training. Zumba! and cardio kickboxing classes burn calories with fast-paced choreography. In Pilates classes, clients can strengthen their cores while enhancing overall mind-body balance.
Longtime fitness fanatic Mike Todd takes a realistic approach to physical training and nutrition. With 10 years of personal-training experience and advanced degrees in sports nutrition under his belt, Mike designs exercise programs that constantly push his clients, but in a manner that is safe and sensible. One of those programs, the Raw Body Boot Camp, tests strength, agility, and speed. A notable contrast to standard boot camps, Mike's boot camps rely almost solely on body weight movements, which enable exercisers to gauge more accurately when they've reached their limit.
Julie Johnston founded Boot Camp Las Vegas in 2005, when—after unsuccessfully trying to lose 60 pounds through a battery of exercise techniques—she considered enlisting in the military solely for the physical challenge and camaraderie. Upon reconsideration, she decided to reclaim some turf from the lazy birds in nearby parks and stage her own workouts to build the physical and mental toughness she knew she was capable of developing. Today, a team of instructors—all certified personal trainers who have completed 64 days of boot-camp training—preaches Johnston's program to exercisers of all fitness levels. To help monitor and maximize workouts, they stage weigh-ins, take measurements, perform physical-fitness tests, and dish out a nutrition packet to shed light on healthy eating.
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