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.
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.
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.
It’s typically said that two heads are better than one, so four must represent an improvement of exponential proportions. The theory certainly holds true in the case of Ultimate Training Center’s four founders, whose heads are chock full of exercise information gleaned from years in the fitness industry and owning their own fitness businesses. They decided to join forces, bringing their many disciplines under one roof. Sue Harragan and Tawnya Christian focus on the ballet-inspire barre fitness classes. Fifteen-year personal training veteran Mike Alexander teaches Schwinn spinning and TRX suspension techniques to build muscle and endurance. CrossFit guru Chris Lewis rounds out the lineup, brining intense cross training and kettlebell classes to the gym.
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.
Each participant in Zum Zum Dance Fitness classes has an unobstructed view of their instructor. They stand atop raised platforms, easily guiding students through Zumba moves set to catchy international beats. A wall of mirrors also help students perfect their moves as they work to burn calories and sculpt muscles. Classes run 60 minutes long and are offered six days a week.