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.
At Profile Fitness AZ, Daniel Eldridge helps clients improve quality of life both on and off the field. Daniel uses his personal training skill set to help them reach their fitness goals. In an effort to promote their holistic health, clients can also work with wellness coaches. When used in tandem, such multidisciplinary skill sets can ensure a comprehensive approach to good living. Many testimonials, report that Daniel covers nutrition in classes and personal training sessions. That's what powers programs like Fit Camp and Fat Furnace, where students learn the tenets of healthy eating while burning their way through body-weight exercise or high-intensity interval training.
Other group classes include Cardio Boxing, Fit Camp, Yoga, Zumba, and Hike Club; clients can also extend their accountability by participating in the gym's Weight Loss Challenges. Those looking for one-on-one attention can take advantage of Profile's private training sessions, which encompass both sports-specific coaching and general fitness. Others can join one of Profile Fitness' corporate wellness programs, which teach clients to stay hydrated by donning boxing gloves and punching a water cooler open.
You might not want to chug too much coffee before running the Hava Java 5K & 10K Jaunt—but don't worry, you'll get a second chance to grab a cup of Joe. Both the 5K and 10K routes head along the Arizona canal and then loop back to Hava Java, a coffeehouse that's been open since 1992. The race also welcomes non-coffee-drinking pets and children in strollers, and donates a portion of proceeds to Valley Youth Theatre—where kids learn to thrive through the performing arts.
Uniting diverse backgrounds in dance techniques such as jazz, hip-hop, ballet, and professional cheerleading, the seasoned instructors at Dance Starz AZ break down elegant ballroom and Latin dance moves for students of all ages. The team adeptly shepherds pupils through the intricate steps and sequin glimmers of the waltz, paso doble, swing, and tango. They also cultivate custom romantic dance routines for couples, small groups, and salty seafaring crews during private lessons, and pilot a roster of large group classes that rotates monthly. Though each dance method proffers active exercise, Dance Starz AZ further refines fitness with Zumba and yoga sessions.
The Lead the Field 5K serves multiple purposes, none more important than raising money for the Maricopa Health Foundation?the only public health system in the state of Arizona. But the race also celebrates wellness, both of its participants and of a completely renovated Riverview Park that has finally shaken off the grogginess of hibernation. During the 5K, runners and walkers of all ages transform the state-of-the-art facility into a haven for health. Collectively, they race toward the finish line, where medals recognize the top performers in every age group. The celebration doesn't end there, though, since an on-site fitness fest keeps the bash rolling into the afternoon with music, food, and health screenings.