Yoga is unique in that it is the only medieval physical fitness art that does not involve firing crossbows at a Grendel. Bend and stretch sans bloodshed with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one month of unlimited classes at Vegas Hot! Yoga & Pilates (a $149 value).
Owner Dr. King Rollins wields his knowledge as a chiropractor and a certified yoga instructor to concoct hot-yoga sequences that both challenge bodies and reduce the risk of injury. The 7,000-square-foot space houses three studios with PEM flooring that is easily sanitized and serves as a stage for more than 120 hot or temperate classes each week. In 60- or 90-minute Venus classes, students strike traditional Hatha yoga poses in 105-degree heat, which causes muscles to achieve a newfound flexibility akin to a cat's schedule after it's cleared of all the napping, stretching, and napping. Ashtanga classes lose the sweltering temperatures and gain individual guidance as experienced instructors lead yogis through six series of postures that focus on stamina, strength, and flexibility.
The benefits of heated yoga include added protection for muscles during deep stretches, detoxification, and the ability to wring oneself out after a heated session. Students should arrive at least 15 minutes early, toting a bath towel and a cool bottle of water. After a session, rinse off stress residue in an on-site shower before receiving a free body-fat analysis, weight-loss consultation, or complimentary injury evaluation from Dr. Rollins.
Vegas Hot! Yoga and Pilates
Dr. King Rollins discovered the healing effects of yoga after three decades of competing in marathons and ultramarathons (100K) left severe wear on his muscles and joints. His experience as a chiropractor, certified Bikram instructor, and Olympic coach guides his transformative-posture sequences, which are designed to challenge entire physiques and reduce the risk of injury. With a team of certified instructors by his side, he implements these foundations in more than 120 hot or temperate classes each week, one class for each second it takes to lick an envelope in super-slow motion. The 17,000-square-feet space houses three studios with P.E.M. flooring that is easily sanitized and serves as a stage for hot-yoga, Pilates, and fitness classes, which include power Vinyasa and boot-camp classes.
Dr. Rollins also harnesses his 23 years of chiropractic experience as he performs complimentary injury evaluations and yoga-posture modifications onsite, ensuring that his clients don't strain wounded muscles. Before and after class, guests can visit the studio's smoothie shop, Fresh Mama's, to grab a healthy smoothie blended with fresh fruits and vegetables or a hearty salad or wrap.