Tough Mudder typifies the workout du jour: grueling, yet fun; requiring enormous dedication, but with motivational tools built in; basic training-like tasks, performed by people in capes, pink wigs and tutus. “It’s huge,” says local fitness expert Branden Collinsworth of Jump for Joy and Real Results. “Lots of people are preparing for the one coming up here [Oct. 6-7].” Tough Mudder’s appeal, he explains, is its focus on community. Sure, people sign up for 10 miles of carrying giant logs on their shoulders, crawling through mud and wading through ice water, but they also get months of preparation with fellow mudders, who bond not only in the dirt but also at MudderNation.com, where advice, encouragement and personal stories abound.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Get to know the Life Is Beautiful acts. Learn about Downtown's new kaleidoscopic murals. Find tips on how to navigate schedule conflicts. And see what's on the mouthwatering menu. Here is Vegas Seven's guide to tasting, seeing and hearing all the festival has to offer, from the first afternoon set to the final headliner.
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products