The city of Las Vegas often has a reputation more closely related to excess and vice, but there’s another side to this ever-spinning coin. Aside from all the glitz and glamour, there are also many places that deserve patronage from the more fitness-inclined among us.
1. Athletic Gaines
6560 Spencer St., Suite 120, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Athletic Gaines is a facility that specially caters to professional athletes. However, that is not to say that their services are closed off to the rest of the public. Adult bootcamps and youth training programmes are mainstays as well, along with a full service physical therapy as well as a performance nutrition station. The owner, Travelle Gaines, has trained numerous elite athletes such as Lesean McCoy and Dion Jordan.
2. CrossFit Raw Appeal
7091 West Craig Road, Suite 102, Las Vegas, Nevada 89129
With CrossFit gaining more attention and traction, CrossFit Raw Appeal is well worth a shot if you’re into an intense blend of calisthenics, strength training and weightlifting. This gym is one of the largest CrossFit gyms in the area. It also has floor to ceiling windows that allow you to bask in natural lighting while you work up a sweat. If you like to keep track of your progress digitally, the gym uses a whiteboard system called Wodify that helps you register for classes, track your performance and diet, and set your own goals.
3. Open Gym Fitness
10010 West Cheyenne Avenue, Suite 110, Las Vegas, NV 89129
For people with a busy schedule, this is the gym for you. Open 24/7 with no enrolment fees or contracts, this gym is well-equipped with top grade manufacturers such as Rogue, Precor, Octane, Perform Better, and MuscleDriver. Interestingly, this gym has an 8-week weight loss challenge with a cash prize waiting to be won as a source of motivation. Give it a go!
4. The Refuge Climbing & Fitness
6283 S. Valley View Blvd, Suite C, Las Vegas, NV 89118
Feel like doing some boulder and rock climbing, but don’t like the idea of travelling to the other side of town just for your regular yoga classes? This may just be the gym for you. The Refuge also caters to kids – summer camps, birthday parties, and more are available for your rambunctious rascals.
5. Average Broz’s Gymnasium
9155 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste 232, Las Vegas, NV 89123
Perhaps one of the most well-known weightlifting establishments in Las Vegas, Average Broz is dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for lifters of all experience levels. One of the first things you’ll notice stepping through their doors is that music and headphones are strictly prohibited. This is to encourage socialisation amongst members and guests. Aside from being open all year-round, it’s also located near McCarran airport, which is great news visitors from out of state looking for a quality training facility.
Why take a gamble on your fitness when you can have the odds entirely in your favour at any one of these establishments? Avoiding the buffet houses is hard enough, so finding a good place to train should be easier by comparison! Who says you can’t have nice things in the desert?