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The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.

424 North Central Avenue
Phoenix,
AZ
US

The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.

701 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
Tucson,
AZ
US

Teams never know what's waiting around the next street corner during the Mesa Adventure Challenge. Group obstacles, human pyramids, or even a ride on a Big Wheel might stand in the way of completing the race's various checkpoints, and team members should be prepared to crack some Morse code, collect scavenger-hunt-style items, or answer local trivia.

Mesa Adventure Challenge sprinkles tasks like these across a 5- to 7-mile route. Along the way, competitors can travel via public transportation?though no taxis or cars are allowed?and the event organizers encourage them to seek out other forms of help. Participants can ask strangers for assistance, use smart phones, and even call friends, who are hopefully having lunch with the town oracle. The challenges can take anywhere from 1.5 to 4 hours to complete, but all of the work pays off at the after-party, complete with an award ceremony.

P.O. Box 1466
Mesa,
AZ
US

For once, it’s OK to play in the mud: in each of the Terrain Mud Runs, racers compete in a challenging race through the muck of a 3- or 5-mile obstacle course. Before the race starts, you’ll store a clean change of clothes in a gear tent. Put on a race T-shirt (provided to each participant), affix a timing computer chip to your shoe, and then head to the starting line to race against the others, climbing on monkey bars, crawling through tubes, scaling cargo nets, and dodging soap salesmen. At the end of the course, you’ll head to the terrain village for an afterparty.

The awards don’t end there: the organizers hand out more specialized awards, such as fastest man and fastest woman in different age groups, rewards for best-dressed teams, and an award for the largest team. You’ll also get to enjoy beer, food, and music with family, friends, and other racers.

5700 W North Loop Rd.
Chandler,
AZ
US

Established: 2013

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Pro Tip: We celebrate every runner, not just the fastest. All participants receive medals on race day.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with Jeff Crane, Owner

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?

On race day, all runners are celebrated. Not just the fastest or winners, but all runners. Whether this is your first run or 100th, we pride ourselves on putting on runs that you will enjoy.

What special training do you or your staff have?

All staff is First Aid and CPR trained. Amazing customer service is the goal and expectation of every StartLine Racing staff member.

7605 E Indian Bend Rd.
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Fans of Mario Kart know Rainbow Road as a glow-in-the-dark racecourse in outer space. So do fans of ABC's The Bachelor, only theirs is located on earth and strewn with more celebrities than turtle shells. To them, it's the series of inflatable arches that flashed hypnotically around Juan Pablo and Kat as they hurtled through the Electric Run. Seth Rogen, Carmen Electra, and a pink-wigged Vanessa Hudgens have also been spotted among the global event's hordes of runners and walkers.

Rainbow Road is just one of many "lands" that make up Electric Run's luminescent 5K. Any given Electric Run course contains five to seven of these brightly lit zones, each decorated according to its theme with neon trees, hanging umbrellas, phosphorescent cacti, and cascading fountains. Each land also matches the surroundings with its own soundtrack: upbeat and energizing for the wilder areas, calming and melodic for the surreal ones. Once the sun sets, participants travel through them all at their preferred pace. Everyone arrives at the same final destination, however?a DJ-propelled afterparty that keeps the night illuminated until the thunderous ka-chunk of the sun's timecard.

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Phoenix,
AZ
US