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Wine and Workout Series Continues at Life Time Athletic Summerlin

A Las Vegas gym is offering an interesting workout for members and non-members alike.

Life Time Athletic Summerlin will be hosting a Vino and Vinyasa event from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Friday. The event starts with an hour-long Vinyasa yoga class on the club's pool deck followed by glasses of sangria and passed appetizers.

The event is part of the health club's Wine and Workout series.

The workout is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Life Time Athletic Activity Center.

Vinyasa yoga is known for its flowing, dance-like movements coordinated with inhaling and exhaling.

 

Gym Offers Classes in Insanity Workout

Gym Offers Classes in Insanity Workout

Most everyone has seen the ubiquitous infomercial for the DVD workout known as Insanity. Now, a local health club will be offering the workout as a class.

The creators of the workout, Beachbody, partnered with Life Time Fitness Summerlin to offer Insanity classes this summer.

In the workout, participants do exercises at maximum intensity for long bursts with short periods of rest in between. They also alternate between aerobic and anaerobic intervals.

The classes are offered to members several times throughout the week and range between 30 and 45 minutes. 

Suncoast to Host Blood Drive Thursday

Suncoast to Host Blood Drive Thursday

The Suncoast Hotel and Casino will be hosting a blood drive for United Blood Services Thursday.

The drive will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Madrid Room inside the resort at 9090 Alta Drive.

All donors at the blood drive will get a voucher for one free ice cream or coffee courtesy of Java Vegas. Donors will also receive one free voucher for two admissions to a Las Vegas 51s home game. The vouchers are only for games scheduled Sundays through Wednesdays.

Donors can make an appointment by calling (877) 827-4376 or by visiting unitedbloodservices.org/LV.

All blood types will be accepted, but currently, UBS is in need of O negative blood.

Free CPR Training Wednesday

 

Two local EMS companies plan to give free CPR training Wednesday at Tivoli Village.

American Medical Response and MedicWest Ambulance will offer free training on compression-only CPR. The event is part of AMR’s nationwide observance of National Emergency Medical Services Week.

Compression-only CPR helps to keep blood flowing through a victim’s body just by pressing on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm. Bystanders who provide compression-only CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. near Kabuki Japanese Restaurant.

Mayor Goodman to Host Get Movin' Walk Saturday

Mayor Goodman to Host Get Movin' Walk Saturday

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman wants everyone to adopt a healthier lifestyle and will lead the charge during the 2nd annual Get Movin' with the Mayor event.

The mayor's walk will be held Saturday at the Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex, 7901 West Washington Avenue.

The event starts at 8 a.m. with 1.71 mile walk followed by a day of activities dedicated to promoting healthy life choices. Light, healthy refreshments will be available while supplies last.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration for the walk starts at 7:30 a.m.

 

Blood Drive This Weekend at Rampart, Marriott

 

United Blood Services hopes holiday shoppers will take a moment away from the stores to help the community.

The Charlie Bonnici Memorial Blood Drive will be held Friday and Saturday at the Rampart Casino and JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa. All donors will receive a free Rampart Casino Buffet voucher, a free ticket to a Las Vegas Wranglers home game and entry into a drawing to win a one-night stay along with dining certificates at Ceres Restaurant and JC Wooloughan’s Irish Pub.

UBS has a need for all blood types, especially O negative, which is the universal donor and can be given to all other blood types.

The drive will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days in the Grand Ballroom, 221 North Rampart Blvd.

Bowl 4 The Kids Coming In September!

The connection between bowling and providing medical care for children with little or no health insurance may not seem like an obvious one, but so far it's working just fine.

That’s according to Annette Logan, Executive Director of the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, which had its first Bowl-a-Thon in 2011 and is planning its second event September 22 at the Suncoast Bowling Center.

“We were amazed at how many people signed up to help us last year, and how much money we raised,” Logan said.  “It’s so gratifying to see the community support us because we are the only non-profit facility in the state providing this kind of care."