4 Workouts in the Valley (That Don’t Feel Like Workouts)

May PhanAugust 19, 2019
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Phoenix is the perfect city to break a sweat – indoors and outdoors. Unfortunately, sticking to the same old routine every week at the gym can quickly become tiresome. It’s a good thing Phoenix is also the perfect city to spice up your fitness routine, no treadmill required.

Rock Climbing at Phoenix Rock Gym
Reach greater heights with an adrenaline-fueled full body workout. The Tempe gym boasts 30-foot walls that novices and experts can scale together, with colored handholds indicating the easiest and toughest climbing routes. Climbing gear is rentable there, so all you need is a thrill-seeking mind. Fun fact: A lifetime pass here costs $1 million.
$12 – $25. 1353 E. University Dr., Tempe. 480-921-8322, phoenixrockgym.com

Paddleboard Yoga with Riverbound Sports
Downward dogs and backbends with a regular old foam mat seem ho-hum compared to this fitness alternative.  Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga tests core strength and balance on the water for yogis of all skill levels. Classes are held across the Valley.
$30 – $45, riverboundsports.com

“Party On A Bike” at The Madison
You’ll have to decide whether it’s a spin class or just an extra-sweaty rave. These 45-minute cycling classes are decked out with color-changing lights and a sound system blasting remixes to keep you moving. Warning: You might dance your way off your bike, since there’s also a DJ booth.
Locations in Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale, themadisonvibe.com

Dancing at The Duce
Dancing can be a heavy cardio workout that doesn’t feel like cardio (at least until you’re drenched in sweat two hours later at the club). The Duce, a weird retro soda-fountain-club hybrid, holds dance nights throughout the week ranging from country to Latin dances. The club provides free lessons, and the drink deals can help a case of cold feet on the dance floor.
525 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-866-3823, theducephx.com

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