WHERE: The world-renowned Canyon Ranch in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. This legendary Tucson retreat has tailored its traditionally wellness-focused experience to athletes. Australia’s beloved Craig “Crowie” Alexander—course record holder for the Ironman World Championship—and his team of Sansego coaches will take participants through their paces in the pool and on runs at nearby Sabino Canyon.
Prepare for an incredible bike ride up Mount Lemmon—the summit is well worth the sweat.
WHEN: September 15-20.
WHO SHOULD GO: Curious athletes of all levels who want to learn how to train their bodies better—and have fun doing it. In addition to coaching, participants will meet nutritionists, biomechanics experts, and physiologists who will help them access fascinating details about their bodies through the ranch’s medical-grade equipment. Must-dos: the BodPod body composition analysis and the 15-minute VO2 max test to gauge your metabolic rate—you might be stronger than you think.
WHAT TO KNOW: Canyon Ranch has been a holistic health destination for decades—find time to explore its more relaxing offerings. Squeeze in a hot stone massage, a stroll through the saguaro cactus grove, or an aura reading.