by Marnie Uhl, President/CEO, Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce
It is a known fact that the No. 1 New Year’s resolution is to exercise, and here in Prescott Valley we have studios and gyms as well as beautiful outdoor settings ready to assist in reaching that goal.
Let’s take a walk around Prescott Valley to see your opportunities in achieving better fitness and health for 2021.
The Iron King Trail is a 14-mile moderately trafficked out and back trail and is good for all skill levels. For the more advanced hiker, there is the 4.5-mile Glassford Summit Trail with an elevation gain of 944 feet. This trail is best used from April to September.
And easily accessed year round is the Mountain Valley Park/Urban Forest Lakes Park trail. This is a 2.5-mile trail around both parks with exercise stations and lake views. Hiking or walking with dogs is fun, but remember to keep them leashed and please pick up after them.
When indoor fitness programs are more your thing, we have a wonderful variety of options. The Movement Studio has been serving the Tri-City area with dance, fitness and Kenpo karate for over nine years. They are a family-friendly studio with free childcare for the fitness classes, family pricing and discounts.
Owner Sasha Naasz offers challenge programs and fun group activities. Her challenges are a life changer and a success story with each and every member that participates.
Just down the street is Anytime Fitness, independently owned and operated by Jonathan and Leanne Shearer. Their mission is to provide you with a total fitness experience designed to help you reach your goals. A healthy lifestyle doesn’t start and stop at the gym, it starts with a plan, and that is why they offer solutions that incorporate a lifestyle change.
Anytime Fitness is a full-service, 24-hour gym with a large variety of equipment and full utility room including heavy bags. Aerobics classes are included in the membership. Recently they relaunched their indoor cycle program into a studio, Cycle District.
New to the community is FreedomCore Pilates studio specializing in a variety of Pilates workouts to strengthen core and obtain maximum fitness in a low-impact fashion — for all ages. For individual personal training, Amy Barth, former owner of Islands Fitness, works with you.
Dance enthusiasts will like Lessons by Lexe, with classes for the beginner to the more advanced. And, if you are a CrossFit lover, CrossFit Prescott Valley has group classes, nutrition coaching, personal training and at-home virtual programs.
Dr. Cathy’s Nutrition and Weight Loss is a perfect way to gain control of diet with the assistance of coaching to achieve a healthy regimen and weight loss. And Dr. Kimberly Albarran, who owns Hope, Health, Healing, can also get you on track and keep you focused on nutritional targets.
For more information on these businesses or other healthy lifestyle options contact the Prescott Valley Chamber at 928-772-8857.
Photo: Anytime Fitness