Getting Fit and Having Fun in Glenwood Springs

Normally, we just get outside and have some fun just for a good time, but who would have guessed that some of our adventures are actually good for your health? Okay okay, that might sound like it’s bogus, but it’s not. Whitewater rafting, paddleboarding, rock climbing, and cycling all burn some major calories and will help you become a lean, mean fighting machine!

Whitewater rafting burns between 300 and 350 calories an hour. You get a great upper body workout from digging those paddles into the big whitewater and you really engage your core keeping balanced in the boat. You would never guess it though. By the end of the trip, it will have all gone by too quick and you will wish you were back on the Colorado River under that beautiful sunshine. Don’t say we didn’t warn you if you’re a little sore the next day though. Hey, at least you basically hit the gym while you were on vacation.

Stand Up Paddleboarding is a rather new sport. At Glenwood Adventure we have a few stellar guides who have won competitions. The average person will burn between 500 and 700 calories an hour while on an SUP trip. No wonder Hollywood celebs love to bust out their boards! You’ve likely seen a star on their paddleboard on the ocean in a magazine or two, but you can take this activity to the next level on the river.

Rock climbing will burn about 550 calories an hour. While climbing engages the whole body, it really targets your arms and shoulders. Take a lesson with Glenwood Adventure, and you’ll be telling everyone about your “gun show” that night. Rock climbing equipment can be expensive when you venture out on your own (shoes, rope, harness, helmet, etc.) but we’ve got you covered there. With GAC you’ll have all the gear provided and some of the best instructors on earth! Plus, climbing a real mountain is WAY better than that measly wall at your gym back home!

Renting a bike to cruise the Glenwood Canyon or pedal the Roaring Fork Trail. Hitting the pavement will burn about 500 to 600 calories an hour. Take that piece of cheesecake from last night! A couple hours cruising through some of the most beautiful country in  Colorado, and you’ve got an awesome workout in for the day. But we’re not going to judge if you want to pack a picnic and take your time enjoying the scenery along the way.