Anytime Fitness, as the name suggests, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year with nonstop security. Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of a one-month membership, which equips bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to train them to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. Highlight the results of fat-frying and muscle-mass-magnifying sessions with one month of unlimited tanning in high-powered beds that paint ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze.
Snuggled up next to the Vail ski resort and located within a double cartwheel of Vail’s Vista Bahn lift, Bridge Street Skihaus decks out everyone from mountain newbies to slope hounds in high-quality ski and snowboard equipment. With this deal, the experienced and snow-savvy Skihaus staff will equip ski or board renters with gear that is comfortable and well-suited for their skill level. The one-day demo rental package includes a pair of strapping boots in addition to skis or a snowboard, with top-notch brands such as K2, Salomon, Head, Rossignol, and Burton. A complimentary basket check and overnight valet ski storage allows trailblazers to safely store their wallets, purses, and vice-presidential bobble heads during a speed-packed day of carving and shredding the mountain.
When soaring past the Rocky Mountains surrounding Glenwood Springs, trees seem to be the size of pinecones, streets look like pencil lines scrawled across the ground, and houses resemble Monopoly real estate. Yet the certified instructors at Adventure Paragliding assure first-timers that when they?re strapped in and soaring, a fear of heights seldom rears its head. That's because paragliding doesn?t involves the falling sensation of parachuting?pilots instead gently launch by jogging down a slight incline. When their feet leave the ground and the parachute-like sail carries them through the sky, they can turn and soar serenely, eventually landing softly.
The instructors fight myths about the scariness of their sport with regularity. They maintain that manning a paraglider takes more precision than bravery or physical strength, and their introductory lessons aim to impart that precision to all ages so that they might feel free flight and witness the midair views of the Rocky Mountains. For prot?g?s in pursuit of loftier journeys, immersive certification programs cover more advanced techniques, such as ridge soaring and telling a snowcapped mountain apart from a giant sculpture of George Washington?s head.
Extreme athletes banded together to design Spartan Races' intense courses orchestrated over standardized distances, each strewn with natural and man-made obstacles to test mind-body fitness, resilience, stamina, and strength, designed to leave participants exhausted and exhilarated. In waves of about 200, runners collect smudges and stains as they perform box jumps, haul heavy sandbags, and juke feral linebackers. Depending on where in the world they're participating, the course may be as short as 3 miles or, for extremely practiced athletes, as long as a full marathon.
For nearly two decades, the nationally certified instructors at ATA Family Martial Arts have taught students how to block, strike, and kick in a series of self-defense patterns. Classes for kids as young as 4 focus on coordination, listening skills, and confidence, and adult-geared classes teach sparring and weapons training.
The Pure Barre technique, founded by dancer and fitness guru Carrie Rezabek Dorr, send limbs into a total-body workout at the ballet barre as they perform precise, small isometric movements. The robust schedule draws students into the clean, minimalist studio six days a week, where dedicated barre instructors lead 55- to 60-minute workouts set to motivating music or rhythmic talk radio.