With walls stretching to heights of 30 feet and more than 15,000 square feet of climbing surface, Phoenix Rock Gym is an impressive sight to behold. Seasoned instructors stand at the foot of ropes and bouldering walls, guiding clients of all ages who scamper up and down faces, cracks, arêtes, and chimneys within the comfort of a climate-controlled gym, safe from mountain goats that have developed a taste for human gym shorts. The gym's assortment of more than 50 courses accommodates all skill levels, from first-time climbers to the seasoned scalers of the Phoenix New Times. Staff members switch up holds and paint colors regularly to keep climbs from getting stale.
Make your lunch hour in downtown Phoenix an hour of power with an hour-long visit to Focaccia Fiorentina for a lunch-hour power-hour of lunch. Today's Groupon gets you $25 worth of food and drink at Focaccia Fiorentina for only $10—satisfy your hourly carb-cravings with pasta and crisp, airy focaccia, and use the you energy saved by not packing a lunch to tackle an enormous calzone.
Contrary to popular belief and science, healthy human nails aren't supposed to grow; they should remain static, glossy, and the color of your choice. But most of us contracted a disease from playground equipment that makes our nails grow at alarming rates, lose their luster, cease to be our favorite color, and become unattractively translucent.
Trailhead Bike Shop and Cafe fulfils every gearhead's two basic needs: offering the sale and repair of all things bike-related, and calories. The shop's group of certified bike technicians keeps frames of all makes and models in bikini-ready shape and top form with detailed repair services, and can help customers find their steely soulmate from their selection of road and mountain bikes. On the other side of the shop, a café with blazing WiFi keeps riders as road ready as their two-wheelers, serving up a savory selection of breakfast and lunch sandwiches, smoothies, coffee drinks, and soup. After nourishing both selves and steeds, riders can hit the trails of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, which begin just outside the shop.
Relieve tension, invigorate your exhausted core, and stretch your mind-muscles. Today's Groupon to Zenergy Yoga gets you one month of unlimited classes for $39. That's only $1.25 per class if you go once every day, about 3 bucks if you go three times a week, exactly $5.57 if you go seven times, or $39 if you go once. You're guaranteed to get your money's worth at the studio that Azcentral.com readers named the Best Place for Yoga in 2009.
Tempe Airsoft & Paintball's 24,000-square-foot indoor arena hosts rounds of rec ball—military-inspired play among ruined buildings, oil barrels, and other obstacles. Arriving at the compound, paintballers lease markers, face-protecting masks, and pigment-loaded pellets for friendly combat or for spraying Kick Me on enemies’ backs. As referees oversee the game, players search for vantage points among ruined buildings or take part in skirmishes between oil barrels. For an additional fee, shooters can rent supplementary equipment such as a chest or neck protector or can hoard extra paintballs to finally settle old sudoku scores.