Posted on 2 Jul
Getting fit in the Grand Canyon state has never been more exhilarating. Full of beautiful natural playgrounds, from pulse-pumping bike rides to more leisurely, scenic hikes, this region is made for athletes of all levels and abilities. Here, we spotlight six spots that will get in top form for all kinds of Arizona adventures.
BODI - This Scottsdale studio offers high-intensity group workouts that mix strength training and cardio in varying degrees for maximum impact (try the Sweat class for more cardio and the Strength for more weights). Mix it up with a 45-minute boxing class or sign up for Stadium Stairs, a free class every Sunday that takes participants through their paces at Saguaro High School. Just want to stretch? Bodi has a class for that, too.
JEREMY SCOTT FITNESS - An author and athlete, Jeremy Scott offers group and private training at his Scottsdale fitness studio along with tailored nutritional plans to help clients reach their goals. Centering on interval and strength training, a typical 30-minute group session with Jeremy will burn up to 500 calories. Fans of Jeremy’s all-encompassing, hands-on approach and "Make Success Mandatory" motto include The Agency’s own Raul Siqueiros.
TEMPE TOWN LAKE - Located in downtown Tempe, moments from the Arizona State University campus, this desert oasis offers miles of wide walking, jogging and biking paths along its shores. Alternatively, jump into a paddle boat, take a rowing class or kayak and explore the 225-acre lake up close.
THE MADISON IMPROVEMENT CLUB - With locations in Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe, this yoga and spin club specializes in a "Party On A Bike" class, a 50-minute cycling session that aims to deliver “entertainment fitness” that cleverly distracts participants from the grittiest parts of the workout with great beats and energy-boosting light shows.
EQUINOX - Scottsdale Fashion Square will soon debut an Equinox near its all-new luxury wing. The 26-year old brand’s signature personal training and popular group fitness programming will be offered at this new space, which will also include a member lounge, a full-service spa, café and shop featuring a curated collection of athleisure.
THE VILLAGE - With locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Chandler, this multifaceted health and fitness club has something for everyone—get a game going on its basketball, squash and racquetball courts, kick back at the pool, book a treatment at the spa or stop by the Café for a protein-rich salad or fresh-made fruit smoothie.