Since 2005, the intrepid adventure junkies at 12 Finger Adventure have provided rookie thrill-seekers with fundamental training and hands-on, outdoors experience. Vertical veterans and newbies alike can opt for exhilarating exploits in either rock climbing or canyoneering, which kick off with a three-hour instructional session at a variety of outdoor locations in and around Salt Lake City or at 12 Finger Adventure's indoor location in Orem. Rock climbers will spend the second, half-day session mastering rope work and climbing technique while conquering the nearby Wasatch Mountain range and searching for lucrative pet rock mines. Customers who select canyoneering will embark on their second, half-day session with an audacious exploration of the Wasatch Range's canyons, gaining expertise in repelling off cliff faces, utilizing the belay system, practicing safety protocol, and yodeling into natural echo chambers.
By selling and leasing a variety of exercise equipment, Utah Home Fitness makes homeowners members of their own exclusive gym. Exercise bikes from brands such as Precor and Lemond bring the benefits of an afternoon trial ride indoors, and rowers from LifeCORE and First Degree simulate the rigors of propelling a boat without getting your oars tangled in a kraken’s tentacles. All-in-one gyms contain the weights, bars, and resistance bands needed to perform a variety of strength training exercises, and classic treadmills keep runners in shape between 5Ks and marathons.
Cyclists, runners, and triathletes gather at the Endurance Sports Show expo to mingle with professional athletes, retailers, race directors, clubs, and coaches. In addition to testing out new products, attendees can attend seminars, including "Sports Nutrition the Advantage You Can't Compromise" and "Triathlon 101." The show takes place over the course of two days.
For the past 20 years, Canyon Sports has helped adventurers safely scan the Wasatch Range with a series of shops specializing in equipment rental and maintenance. Throughout the winter, Canyon Sports equips mountain visitors with rental skis and snowboards. It also distributes lift tickets for local resorts including Alta, Snowbird, and Deer Valley, freeing skiers from alternative methods for getting to peaks, such as stowing away in a yeti's pouch. During warm seasons, the shops rent mountain bikes and road bikes and can also fine-tune riders' personal cycles.