Make 2019 the year of outdoor adventures and exploration

Time (and Place) to Step Up Your Outdoor Lifestyle

Posted on 17 Jan, 2019

Do your New Year’s resolutions include reaching new fitness goals, getting out more or becoming the best you?

If so, then welcome to your best year ever. It’s no news that Avance at South Mountain is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, fitness gurus, adventure afficionados and adrenaline junkies. But here’s the best part: its magic comes in a myriad of shapes AND sizes. So, if not having enough time to pursue your goals has always been your biggest challenge (or excuse), living at Avance could be a life-changing experience.

Everything you need to stay active and be ready to explore outdoors

Closer to your goals. Literally.

 The reason so many New Year’s resolutions rarely make it very far into the year: they just don’t fit into our busy schedules. Between chores, commutes and the many things that really, really can’t wait, it’s no wonder our motivation runs out of breath too soon—and lifestyle changes go from “top priority ” to “I’ll do it tomorrow, promise!” to “Next year’s New Year’s Resolution” pretty quickly.

And that’s where the Avance advantage comes into play by literally taking home advantage to new heights. Because this is the place that not only puts you right at the center of endless options for active living, it also provides something much more important: the time to really live this lifestyle. It’s what happens when you’re so close to major employment centers, like Downtown Phoenix and Tempe, that long commutes can finally become short car rides. And when a plethora of amenities, hiking trails and open-air activities are so close that even just ten minutes are enough to get your heart pumping and your blood flowing. So, kiss your excuses goodbye and say hello to the fittest, funnest, most fulfilled you.

Take advantage of the beautiful outdoor landscape at South Mountain, Phoenix

Outdoor lifestyle, seven-days-a-week style.

It’s not really a lifestyle if it’s limited to weekends, right? And Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays have every right to be as fun and activity-filled as Saturdays and Sundays. So, no more weekend warrior. Here’s to getting your daily dose(s) of self-care seven days a week. Because every bit counts. And small lifestyle changes are easier to sustain, too.

Set aside time everyday to get outside and be active

A day in the Avance life.

Imagine this:

6 a.m. – After waking up, take a quick walk or jog to Holbert trail in the South Mountain Preserve—did we mention it’s just 5 minutes from Avance? Then, hike to Dobbins Outlook (1-mile round trip) and take in the sweeping city views in the morning glow. Maybe even do a 5-minute meditation to boost your inner peace.

7 a.m. – After you hike back down, jump in the pool for a refreshing cool-down or a few laps before it’s off to work.

7:45 a.m. – Hop in your car and head to your office in Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, or other nearby employment hubs, only 15-20 minutes away

5:30 p.m. – After work, head to the mountain-backed yoga lawn for an evening practice in the calming light of a classic Arizona sunset. Or pop over to the cutting-edge Avance gym for some calorie-scorching strength training before you return home for a well-deserved dinner.

7:00 p.m. – Dinner, then top off the evening under the stars in the jacuzzi as you relax the day away.

And the best part? You can do this any day of the week. And it’s only one of many options. Discover all Avance has to offer today.