Las Vegas is known for its world-class dining, nightlife and shopping, but it’s also home to a plethora of innovative fitness classes. From a unique, heated twist on Pilates to indoor cycling in a club-like atmosphere, there’s a wide variety of high-intensity workouts both on and off The Strip guaranteed to undo some of the damage wrought from Vegas-style overindulging.
Down and Dirty Bootcamp | TruFusion Eastern
What is it? Imagine a boot camp class taking place in the middle of an early-2000s hip-hop music video. The R-rated Down and Dirty Bootcamp pushes your mobility, endurance and resilience to their limits through the combination of yoga, Pilates and kettlebells—all in a heated room.
What makes it different? This class provides the perfect opportunity to shake what your mama gave you—in yoga pants—while burning hundreds of calories.
Should I try it? If you equally love squats and twerking, this class is where it’s at.
Yoga BEATS | Body Heat Hot Yoga & Pilates
What is it? This Hot Power Vinyasa class blends yoga Zen with upbeat music to create a fun, power yoga flow sure to inspire and lift your spirits. Each movement and breath is synced with the beat of the music and rather than holding poses, pulsing movements are encouraged to sculpt and define your muscles.
What makes it different? If your idea of yoga includes gently stretching to the soothing sounds of a sitar, Yoga BEATS will shatter that sleepy scene. It’s a fast-paced power flow complete with inversions, abdominal workouts and heat. Lots of heat. Like, Vegas midday in August heat.
Should I try it? Yoga BEATS is formatted for intermediate to advanced yogis, but modifications are always available and all skill levels are welcome. You’ll leave this class feeling centered in your soul, tighter in your abs and looser in your limbs.
SWEAT60 | The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
What is it? This boot camp-style group class consists of high-intensity interval training with boxing, plyometrics, strength training, and core stability exercises. Each 60-minute class is broken down into 14 different one-minute circuits designed to confuse your muscle groups and amp up changes to your body.
What makes it different? A fitness class in a hotel is already unexpected. SWEAT60 is led by multi-certified instructors that customize the workout daily. You won’t find a challenging group class like this at your local gym.
Should I try it? If you’re a Vegas local or a hotel guest at The Cosmopolitan, and you need to work off all those calories consumed at Momofuku, then most definitely.
Hot Pilates Extreme | Body Heat Hot Yoga & Pilates
What is it? Just like regular Pilates, but extreme. This high energy workout combines traditional mat Pilates exercises with cardio movements like burpees, jumping jacks and mountain climbers. Light-to-medium hand weights are used during most of the class for an additional challenge.
What makes it different? If you thought Pilates wasn’t making you sweat enough, Body Heat cranks the thermostat to 100 degrees and boosts the humidity to 40 percent, helping your body push out toxins while you push your limits and burn away fat.
Should I try it? If you’ve ever wanted to know what it feels like to do your entire workout in a sauna, then this is the Pilates class for you.
THE RIDE 50 | THE RIDE
What is it? An exhilarating cardio workout focused on improving your fitness level and overall well-being, this class is led by a dynamic instructor with music perfectly synced to the exercises to keep you motivated throughout the entire 50-minute workout.
What makes it different? Bored by the idea of a stationary bike? You won’t be at THE RIDE. Cyclers experience a full-body workout complete with partial pushups, oblique exercises and lightweight intervals in a club-like environment. And after working up a sweat, enjoy fresh towel service and a refreshing shower with luxurious Malin+Goetz beauty products.
Should I try it? Whether you hate or love cardio, this 50-minute class makes for an enjoyable, calorie-burning ride. This is the only type of cardio that makes you sad when it’s over.
Photos by Lucky Wenzel