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.
During private one-on-one Pilates sessions, seasoned instructor Michele Adams tailors workouts to match the goals and abilities of each client. In addition to traditional mat work, clients also gain access to equipment and accessories including a Reformer machine, TRX straps, and barre workouts.
Seeking to provide their clients with a more challenging and comprehensive fitness regimen, the trainers at Core Studios spearheaded a series of classes that fuse the core-strengthening movements of Pilates with the high-intensity exercises of functional training. Along the hardwood floors of their sunlit studio, the instructors lead students of all athletic abilities through a sweeping array of energetic classes—from rejuvenating power Pilates mat classes to vigorous TRX suspension-training sessions. During innovative Booty Barre classes, they combine yoga, Pilates, and dance movements to slim physiques and strengthen muscles. When conducting their diverse selection of Pilates reformer-infused classes, instructors guide students through strength-training, cardio, and stretching exercises using advanced equipment, including suspension trainers, spring weights, and jump boards.
In addition to group fitness classes, the instructors offer private one-on-one Pilates sessions that bolster fitness with workouts tailored to each client's fitness goals and physical abilities. They also lead an in-depth Pilates instructor-certification course, where students can learn the skills necessary to conduct Pilates lessons for eager students in their own classrooms or polite strangers in crowded elevators. Their facility is also home to a seasoned massage therapist who eases tired muscles with Swedish, ashiastu, and hot-stone massages.
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.
The exercise experts at Body Fit Las Vegas guide guests toward healthy hearts, toned muscles, and increased self-confidence at 64 weekly boot-camp sessions. A seasoned coach such as owner, trainer, and U.S. Army veteran Marcus Niemo equips students with moves that build stamina, core strength, and dioramas of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Each class teams cardio with isometric exercises to work all of the major muscle groups, providing a balanced workout that helps prevent injuries at the gym and comic wipeouts when skipping through fields of banana peels. The teacher can also help campers monitor their tickers and adjust the workout’s intensity to torch a maximum number of calories by hitting their target heart rate and uprooting fields of snapping Venus fly traps.
During the '90s Vladimir Mialovski was a trapeze artist for Cirque du Soleil's Mystère in Las Vegas, until the show retired its flying-trapeze act. Fortunately, he had something other than a net to fall back on: martial arts. Mialovski's interest in martial arts first sparked in 1985. Since then, he has received black belts in song moo kwan and shorin-ryu karate, eventually opening International Academy of Martial Arts. There, he and his experienced team teach kids, teens, and adults everything from jujitsu and karate to kickboxing and judo.
Inferno Hot Pilates founder Gabriella Walters is a one-woman decathlon. In her native Budapest, she was an emerging track-and-field athlete and competitive diver. After winning long-jump events and 400-meter races, she moved to the U.S. in 2002 to try her hand at IFBB fitness competitions when she suffered a severe knee injury. After she physically recovered with equal parts meditation, yoga, and Pilates, she traveled to India and learned deeksha and meditated for several months. When she returned to the States, she became a certified Pilates instructor and opened Inferno Hot Pilates. There, her resolve is on full display during high-energy and results-oriented fitness classes, including TRX-suspension training and more than 30 weekly hot-Pilates classes that are staged inside a 95-degree room where the atmosphere is 45% humidity and 55% exported from the top of Mount Olympus.