5 Activities to Help You Stay Fit During Your Scottsdale Vacation

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As the weather continues to warm up, you will start to see more and more locals in Scottsdale, Arizona get outside and enjoy the various outdoor activities around the valley. Scottsdale is known as a great place to live or visit and still maintain your health and figure. Here are some ideas for you to consider helping you stay fit during your next Scottsdale vacation.


Hiking is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the Phoenix area, and Scottsdale is in close proximity to all kinds of trails. One of the most well traveled trails is on Camelback Mountain, a small peak located just south of the city. This mountain features several trails with various difficulty levels. Make sure to get there early before all of the parking spots are taken. Other popular trails in the area include the Lost Dog Wash Trailhead, Sunrise Trailhead, and the various trails at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. For those looking to escape town, make a short drive over to the Superstition Mountains for all of your hiking needs.


Running is another popular workout activity that Scottsdale natives enjoy with the warm Arizona temperatures. As the weather continues to warm up, you will find more individuals running throughout the city. It is best to go out during the morning hours before the temperature gets too hot especially during summer time. If you are looking for a great workout that is close to your vacation rental, get out there and run!


The various trailheads are not just used for hiking alone. Most of the trails around the Scottsdale area allow mountain biking as well. Most Scottsdale natives know to share the trail with fellow bikers. The Sonoran McDowell Preserve features incredible trails that will keep you in shape. Scottsdale is open to road biking, mountain biking, and even competitive biking; you can easily search online for different competition trails that have been created by the locals.


If the weather gets too hot outside for a good workout, make sure you check out one of the many aquatic centers for swimming laps. Some of the more popular centers to visit for your workout needs are the McDowell Mountain Ranch Fitness & Aquatic Center, Eldorado Aquatic and Fitness Center, and the DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa. Membership fees may be required, so check with establishments to see how you can take advantage for their cold swimming pools.


Last but not least, you can easily burn some extra calories by exploring the city of Scottsdale on foot. This can easily be done in the Old Town section of Scottsdale, where there are plenty of unique shops to browse through. Whatever your preference is for a workout, there is something for you in Scottsdale.

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