The Phoenix Valley is ideal for fitness buffs for a many reasons. For a substantial part of the year, the weather is amazing with lots of sun and clear skies. In Phoenix, we basically have a reversal of seasonal activities in that the summer is like our winter, with temperatures commonly reaching over 100 degrees. Fitness buffs either rearrange their exercise routine dramatically or move it indoors. Luckily Phoenix has plenty of indoor fitness facilities too.
The running community features outdoor excursion year round although summer runs tend to get quite early to combat the effects of the dramatic temperature increase. Running communities feature both in town running meetups as well as trail excursions on the outskirts of town.
The East Valley Runners have been around since 1980 and feature year round activities including open runs and the Gold Mine Trailhead run that goes through Dynamite Trail in Queen Creek. Looking to challenge yourself with hills? They meet in Mesa weekly for an 8 mile out-and-back workout. The weekly track run includes speed training, warm up and cool down for endurance building. But the really social aspect of the group happens on weekends with the run and splash where members alternately host members of the group at their home after a run with a dip in the pool and refreshments.
Young parents might struggle with keeping up with their fitness regime but luckily Stroller Friends, Chandler, Gilbert group offers a free starter class called Baby Boot Camp for moms looking to get in shape. Beyond being able to work out with other parents, the group additionally plans social hours for the grownups and play dates for kids.
Phoenix Fit Club is a larger group in Scottsdale that meets once a week to challenge member with work outs across the spectrum. Their workouts include P90X, T25, the 21 day Fix, INSANITY, Brazil Butt Lift, Slim in 6, Turbo Jam, and TurboFire . So if you’re looking for anything but repetition, this group will keep you hopping.
Giant Scottsdale Cycling Events is for any level and interest whether road cycling or mountain biking. In this group you can learn the basics of mountain biking to evaluate whether it’s for you or not without even having to invest in a bike.
The Phoenix Valley Tennis Group is open to anyone that wants to try their hand at tennis. The have players with skill sets that are all over the court so even a newbie doesn’t have to feel worried that they won’t make the cut. They state, “We have great players, and we have very bad players.” More than anything they are looking to promote a friendly and safe haven for people interested in the sport, maybe even make some new friendships. They typically meet in Phoenix and Tempe.
The Saturday Morning Pick-Up Co-Ed Softball Team invites softball players in the Scottsdale area to come practice and experience fun, fitness, and socializing every Saturday. They suggest their group is a great opportunity to fill your own softball team’s roster if you’re shy a player or two.
The Aravapai Group Trail Run social running network hosts trail runs all over the valley at mountain parks. Typically they have 50-100 runners that show up for each trail run offering a great variety of social opportunities to meet other trail running enthusiasts. Additionally, they organize after the trail run social activities like meeting up at bars and restaurants. If that’s not sweet enough, once a month they hold a raffle that includes chances to win goodies like trail running apparel and brewery items.
The Coed Social Sports in Phoenix for 20s-30s might be the most fun group in this round up of social opportunities for outdoor fitness buffs in Phoenix Valley. The variety of sports the group includes is widely varying. Try bowling, foam dodgeball, ultimate Frisbee , softball, and cornhole tosses just to name a few.
If your dog looks longingly at you when you leave for the gym, consider skipping the gym once in a while and taking your pet to Fit with Fido’s social meetup. Dog owners can socialize while walking with other dog owners and learn about how to care for their pet. Some of their outings have included a mimosa walk and brunch, a dog fest walk and roll, and weekly walks in various parks in the valley.
Because of the dramatic heat in the summer, fitness fans have come up with some really creative ways to combat the heat and still maintain their active lifestyles. Most of these activities, while not super strenuous are still an opportunity to keep moving and socialize.
The Blasted Barely Pong tournament sounds like a college age joke but the event will put you up against some serious players. It starts pretty late at 10PM when temperatures finally start to cool down. But with a weekly $50 prize, they’re never short of players and you can exercise your competitive spirit while meeting new friends.
While a bar crawl isn’t everyone’s idea of a fitness challenge, some bar crawl organizers include kooky things like a scavenger hunt which adds a few steps to your routine to keep your FitBit happy. To find open bar crawls during the summer, check out Phoenix New Times which feature a calendar of all kinds of social activities going on in the Phoenix Valley.
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