Tips on where to burn those summer calories in the valley

The recent 112-degree heat in Pahrump may put a damper on burning calories outside during midday, but despite the heat, the battle of the bulge continues and there are a lot of activities that can be done in Pahrump to burn calories, even during the summer. One just has to know where to look.

Obviously, with the extreme heat it’s not recommended doing these activities during the heat of the day.

If you haven’t already, adjust your workout to the early morning or the twilight. The activities on this list start with the highest intensity to the lowest, to fit all needs.

Kickboxing is the first on the list and can burn 640 calories an hour. But when you take Xtreme Boxing founded by Romeo Romero, that’s different. He says he has created a workout that keeps you fit and it is a lot of fun at the same time. By taking the class, students burn 1,200 calories per hour. It’s being taught at Custom Health and Fitness Gym at 3640 S. Highway 160 Suite 303, (775-537-6061), and at 401 S. Frontage Rd., (702-649-2201).

CrossFit is back in town. This type of workout can burn the calories. According to a study conducted by Kennesaw State University, the CrossFit routine workout can burn 261 calories per session and that’s for 20 minutes. CrossFit level one coach Riley Trombley has an indoor experience that people who want intense workouts can’t ignore. His students say Trombley spends time explaining things and does a good job warming up.

“In our gym we do use weights (barbells, bumper plates, kettlebells, dumbbells, etc.) But we do not use machines. CrossFit is defined as constantly varied functional movements executed at a high intensity.”

CrossFit Land Mine is at 1375 State St., Suite 1. Call775-283-8771 for class times.

Many people like to swim. Swimming fast burns as much as 900 calories an hour. There are a lot of places to swim in town. One of the biggest pools is at Nevada Treasure RV Park, it has six lanes and is 25 yards in length. It costs $35 per month but with the use of the pool, one also gets a fully-equipped gym membership. The pool fits 80 people. Most of the bigger RV parks in town also have pools.

Call Nevada Treasure RV Park at 775-751-1174.

Then there is the Pahrump Community Pool, which has the biggest cost savings: General admission $.50, single passes $20, family passes $35.

The pool is open from 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. Adult swim, noon – 6 p.m., open swim and weekends noon – 6 p.m. Please contact the pool at 775- 727-2823.

A slower pace

If you are looking for activities for the kids, Junior Golf is still going on and has tournaments at noon every Monday at Lakeview Executive Golf Course. The tournaments will continue until the end of July and will culminate in a 2-day golf tournament. Call Frank Cox for Junior golf times and schedules at 775-253-0366.

Golf does burn calories. On the average, a golfer walking the course and carrying a 15 to 30 pound bag can burn 751 calories for nine holes of golf. Adults can play golf during the twilight hours or early morning hours. Both Mountain Falls or Lakeview have tee times available.

Call Mountain Falls at 775-537-6553 or Lakeview Executive Golf Course, 775-727-4040.

If you just don’t want to go outside, then bowling is for you. The alleys at the Pahrump Nugget Bowling Center are a great way to also beat the heat and get some activity.

Thirty minutes of bowling can burn approximately anywhere from 105 to 180 calories, depending on how much you weigh. For bowling programs for both adults and kids call the Pahrump Nugget Bowling Center at 775-751-6500. Nevada Treasure RV Park also has six lanes for bowling.