Looking for the kind of workout that promises to strengthen and tone in time for swimsuit season? Paddle to the Core offers a broad range of single-day experiences and weekly classes that blend stand-up paddleboarding (or SUP—think surfing mixed with kayaking) with yoga, Pilates, and meditation. Led by SUP veteran Kathy Holesapple, the program operates out of the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa. 101 Montelago Blvd., Henderson, 702-567-2187
The kayaking tours led by champion paddler Robert Finlay vary in difficulty and take participants on journeys across Lake Mead’s scenic Black Canyon. In addition, Finlay offers lessons to those who’d like to reap the physical benefits of regular kayaking, which include weight loss, flexibility, and increased arm, shoulder, chest, and core strength. At paddlers’ requests, he’ll also tailor custom regimens that incorporate canyon running and mountain biking. 928-767-3061
Perfect for those who like their workouts to include a social component, Las Vegas Cyclery organizes weekly group rides that depart from the Summerlin shop every Saturday at 7 a.m. The rides may not be the best option for bikers who are just starting out—the pack travels at a fast pace for about 20 miles—but beginners can sign up for a variety of newbie-friendly excursions led by professionals from the shop and other nearby affiliates, like Life Time Athletic, on Las Vegas Cyclery’s website. 10575 Discovery Dr., 702-596-2953
Need an extra boost of motivation to reach your fitness goals? The 52 Peak Club turns hiking some of Vegas’ most popular summits into a game: every time you tackle a new peak during one of the club’s daily group hikes, you’ll earn a card. Collect all 52 cards—a feat that typically takes a few months to conquer—and you’ll have mastered the challenge and assembled a new souvenir deck of playing cards.
If you’re the type who tends to fall prey to workout burnout, consider trying a fitness program that changes daily. Developed with both competing athletes and everyday adults in mind, the Boot Camp Las Vegas regimen incorporates cardio and strength training through outdoor activities like weighted lunges and squats, harness pulls, tire lifts, and obstacle courses. Drop-in sessions are offered throughout the day at parks across the valley. 6635 S. Eastern Ave., Ste. 101, 702-767-8797