Stuck in a rut? Shake up your workout routine with these out-of the-box options.
While the Valley sports stunning mountains to climb, numerous scenic trails for running and many places to bike, it also offers these innovative workouts, from circus arts to bungee classes.
Feel the Beat: Try a "Pound" class at Eos Fitness and experience a full-body cardio jam session. The mix of cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and isometric poses are combined with a constant simulated drumming to rock beats so you can rock out while you workout. Multiple Valley locations
Join the “Circus:” Learn to walk a tightrope, swing from a trapeze, perfect aerial art skills and more with a class at the Circus School of Arizona. In addition to learning new skills, there’s a ton of stretching involved—providing a great all-around workout. 7432 E. Tierra Buena Lane, Scottsdale
Jump Around: This innovative workout, popular in Thailand, is offered at Tough Lotus. Perform dance and aerobic moves while strapped into a harness attached to a bungee cord for a workout that provides high cardio and tones muscles. It’s a gravity-defying experience that burns calories while offering unique, flying fun. 3050 N. Dobson Road, Chandler
Paddle Power: While Stand-Up Paddling (SUP) isn’t entirely new, it’s probably not an option you expect to find when you visit a desert. Experience the watersport craze with an intro class at Tempe Town Lake. Another fun option at the lake? Night glow kayaking. All classes subject to seasonal availability.
Bike and Stretch: While neither biking nor yoga are unique experiences, it’s not often you find you them paired together. During a BeSpoke Yoga class at Mountain Shadows, take an invigorating bike ride through the beautiful neighborhoods surrounding the area. Upon return to the resort, park your bike next to your mat for a yoga class. The experience ends with a Devotini cocktail. 5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley