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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.

3302 North 24th Street
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

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Established: 2007

Staff Size: 11?25 people

Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Pro Tip: Show up to the walk/run in as much pink as possible. [There will be] prizes for the craziest outfits

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: All-day pass to the Phoenix Zoo included

Q&A with Liana Lopez, Awareness Coordinator

What special training do you or your staff have?

Compassion and empathy training.

What?s your favorite part of your job?

Serving others while attending great events.

Have you ever been a patron of your own business? If so, what was the most enjoyable part?

We are a nonprofit that serves breast cancer patients however, all of the staff attends our events. Our events are high energy, positive, and impactful.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

The Phoenix Mercury mascot will be attending, along with other professional athletes and celebrities.

6859 E Rembrandt Ave
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

The Cinco de Miler Run sets Cinco de Mayo celebrations in motion with a lineup of local races, including a 5-mile jaunt around the Westgate Entertainment District. Sanctioned and certified by USA Track & Field, this festive spring race leads runners past local landmarks, such as sports arenas and the Glendale Canal. In addition to its primary race, Cinco de Miler also offers a 5K run and a 1-mile Sombrero Shuffle, which gives participants a colorful sombrero to wear proudly or fill with guacamole for fuel. No matter which race they complete, finishers can all gather at a pet-friendly after-party to sip beers, play games, and dance to mariachi music.

9425 W. Coyotes Blvd.
Glendale,
AZ
US

Generally, adulthood forces people to give up childish pleasure, robbing them of the joy associated with playing in puddles, unearthing hidden treasure, and being silly in public. Sierra Adventure Sports wants grownups to regress, if only for a day. In service of that goal, the company organizes a variety of novel races that range from city scavenger hunts for the casual adventurer to creative triathlon courses for the ambitious athlete.

Scavenger Blitz, for instance, turns exploring one's city into a fun, fast-paced race scattered with clues, obstacle courses, and riddles. Racers in teams of at least two scour the urban jungle in search of 12 clues, which can include challenges, riddles, or orders that need be completed before crossing the finish line. Some send racers hunting for a snapshot in front of a landmark, whereas others challenge them to complete some special feat, such as conquering an obstacle course on stilts. The Mad Mud Run challenges participants to sprint and frolic through a dirty and deliciously fun outdoor obstacle course littered with manmade obstructions such as cargo nets, hills of hay bales, monkey bars, and slimy mud pits. Extreme Heat Adventure Races combine equal parts triathlon and scavenger hunt to create a 10?12K journey filled with running, river rafting, and mystery challenges that could pit teams against anything from blindfolded puzzles to wall climbs. Most Sierra Adventure Sports events encourage racers to compete in costumes of all types save for gremlins, which multiply in water and unfairly dominate the timed results.

26540 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale,
AZ
US