Keep Up the Good Work - Tucson

We are into the third month of the year, and many individuals are bored with their same-old workout routine. If you need to break the cycle of your “Globo Gym” and feel less like a hamster on a treadmill, spice up your workout with some of these exciting and challenging ideas.

CrossFit, founded in the early two-thousands, centers around a philosophy of completing daily workout regimens known as “workouts of the day.” WODs incorporate disciplines across the physical spectrum from high-intensity interval training, gymnastics, to Olympic weightlifting. CrossFit affiliate gyms, known as “boxes,” usually consist of hour-long classes with varying intensity throughout. In Tucson, Wildcat CrossFit offers students a monthly discount, or you can set up a free session to meet with a coach and discuss your goals at CrossFit Purgatory. It’s often hard to make a class if it’s not in your neighborhood, for a venue more centrally located CrossFit 646 has an excellent foundations course to get you started.

If your regular workout routine feels unfocused, another great option is Orange Theory, which has multiple locations in Tucson. Classes are led by professional coaches who host an hour-long total-body workout in a group environment. Also, don’t worry about conditioning becoming stale because Orange Theory focuses on switching up routines daily to keep things new and fun!

Sometimes you need to let some stress out of your system, whether it’s a hard day at work or you need to uncage some adrenaline, a boxing club might be the right answer. Boxing isn’t just for the men either; Boxing Inc. has multiple locations in Tucson with a thriving Women’s kickboxing class. These classes are fast-paced fully-body workouts.

To wind yourself down and settle into Shavasana, yoga is a great way to incorporate both strength and flexibility into your workouts. Yoga Oasis, has multiple locations in Tucson, offering five-dollar yoga hours. What’s hotter than a Tucson Summer? Sumits Yoga offers hot yoga classes inspired by Bikram and Vinyasa style practices. When you leave class, walking into 100-degree heat will feel like a brisk winter afternoon.

Finding a physical activity doesn't need to come at a steep cost, there are many affordable or free workouts available! The Southern Arizona Roadrunners organization is an excellent resource for finding running events in our area. Also, the City of Tucson’s Parks and Recreation offers a collection of workout options ranging from pilates to T’ai Chi.

Whatever fitness path you decide to walk down Tucson offers a variety of great options, so your workouts never feel repetitive. It’s a great way to get to know our community and also the many great people that live here.


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