Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Before you zip down to the Lomas Boulevard starting line, you'll have a chance to train on the Segway, learning its quirks and how to fulfill your need for blisteringly moderate speed. After watching a video and trying a quick test spin, you'll set out for a dizzying circuit of downtown's paramounts and semi-paramounts, including Tingley Beach, the Albuquerque Museum sculpture gardens, Old Town,Tiguex Park, and more. Each Segway bears a small handlebar bag for cameras, purses, or smoke bombs.
ABQ Trolley Co.’s custom, open-air trolley exudes the Albuquerque aesthetic with wrought-iron rails, a stucco-like paint job, and mosaic tile art. Co-owners and Albuquerque natives Michael M. Silva Jr. and Jesse Herron founded the tour company and serve as its guides, sharing an assortment of unscripted facts and tidbits that change with every tour. All expeditions showcase the ins and outs of the city as the trolley coasts past landmarks such as Museum Row, the University of New Mexico’s campus, and the Rio Grande Zoo.
Tours of Old Town specializes in informative, interesting and entertaining outdoor walking tours which share a wide variety of interesting trivia and historical facts in the heart of the Duke City. Tours of Old Town provides memorable experiences for both locals and visitors to the Land of Enchantment.
Parents and children enjoy an afternoon of all-ages activities and local eats during the family-friendly prelude to Red Wine & Blues: A Taste of Albuquerque. Youth can carefully whack balls across greens during games of mini golf or ask artists to paint their faces with sparkly unicorns and fake IDs. Local restaurants including Kelly's, JC's Pizza, and Tomato Cafe will have tasty treats and teach children about nutritious snacking. A silent auction will serve as a venue for mimes to auction off their unused voices. Funds from the Mini Taste of Albuquerque go to benefit the Junior League of Albuquerque’s hunger-prevention projects and food pantries.
Commercially licensed pilots at Beautiful Balloons, a 26-year-old company with a perfect safety record, ferry visitors over the Rio Grande valley during 1- to 1.5-hour morning balloon flights. As they float along, clients ask their local pilots to point out unique landmarks, such as treetops shaped into presidential profiles, as they soak up sweeping views of Albuquerque and its surroundings. After each ride, staffers reward clients with commemorative first flight certificates, trading cards of the vibrant-hued balloon they flew in, and a celebratory post-flight brunch. Unlike bears and TV addicts, balloons do not hibernate at length, so clients can fly year round.