While Las Vegas will always be known as a haven for vice, dice and tourism, Las Vegas locals know that the city has so much more to offer off of the Strip. For example, there is a flourishing community of professional athletes in Sin City that includes everything from cyclists to runners, MMA and much more.
What makes the best Las Vegas professional athletes better than their competition from other cities? You could start with the fact that living in the desert where temperatures can reach upwards to 120 degrees practically requires everyone to be in great shape in order to survive. When you pair that with all of the best Las Vegas attractions in the surrounding areas that only locals are privy to, like Red Rocks and Lake Mead, there is no excuse not to be in the best shape possible.
Here are the top 3 tips that the best professional athletes in Las Vegas use to get an edge on the competition:
1. Get a gym membership. Sure, you could buy the weights, workout at home and convince yourself that you’re saving money in the long run, but a gym membership is a commitment to your fitness. Plus, you can get a monthly membership to most gyms in Las Vegas for the price of about 4 cups of coffee. Got your gym membership? Now join at least 2 classes; one for cardio and one for strength training. What is the key to a successful day at the gym? See number 2:
2. Stay hydrated. Not only is this the only way to survive a summer living in Las Vegas, but sipping cold water throughout the entire day fuels the body, giving you more energy, more motivation to succeed and even contributes to your happiness. This is why we see people walking around Las Vegas carrying a reusable stainless steel water bottle with them everywhere they go, like the ones at The Coldest Water. People are integrating these water bottles into their daily lives because they are convenient, stylish and the best thing you can do for both your body and the environment.
3. Stop stressing. Worrying about all of the drunken tourists throwing empty beer cans on your lawn isn’t going to fix the problem. Moving far, far away from the Strip will, but so will working on decreasing your overall stress level. Athletes with low levels of stress perform much higher when under pressure Incidentally, the latter two tips can also help lower your stress level. Pro tip: join one of the many meditation groups happening every day in Las Vegas on Meetup.