The Sweat Outdoors

Written by Cody Fitzpatrick Category: Health & Fitness Issue: April 2018
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Fitness freaks can soak up the last bits of spring’s cooler climes with outdoor yoga, rowing and tennis classes.

Free Flow Nights; photography by Angelina AragonThe weather is already getting warm, so now is the perfect time to get outside for your workout, before the heat really turns up. No matter your interests or activity level, the Valley provides a plethora of ways for Arizonans to find fresh-air fitness in April.

Free Flow Nights
at Mountain Shadows Resort
Yogis can attend complimentary classes every Thursday night from 6 to 7 p.m. on the picturesque Mountain Shadows lawn with awesome views of Camelback Mountain. The Spring Yoga Series runs until April 26. Parking, like the yoga, is free (but don’t forget to tip the valet). Hang around after class for healthy treats like ahi tuna tartare with Persian cucumbers and shishito peppers and an Aviation cocktail at the resort’s bar/lounge.
5445 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley

Rowing Classes
at Tempe Town Lake
The City of Tempe offers rowing classes for beginners at Tempe Town Lake. Participants start with the basics: learning to row properly and safely. The courses ($144 per person) start April 7 or 10 and extend into May, with a Saturday/Sunday-morning option, and a Tuesday/Thursday-evening one as well. If you’re not ready to commit to the full class, you can start with a two-day workshop, held April 3 and 5 ($30 per person), and move on to the course afterward.
550 E. Tempe Town Lake, Tempe

Tennis Lessons
at Mountain View Community Center
Looking to ace your serve and perfect your volley? Mountain View Community Center has tennis lessons for beginning, intermediate and advanced players. The course (18+) is coed and costs $70 per person for six weeks. The classes are held weekly and start in late April. Check the Phoenix Parks & Recreation website for fitness pass pricing, special offers and discounts.
1104 E. Grovers Ave., Phoenix