Barefoot Studios

7352 N. Oracle Road, 797-2881,

Looking to forget about the stress of the day? What about finding some time to practice a new pose or two? Barefoot Studios has impressed our readers with its offerings (who are probably a very zen group of individuals).

Second Place: OM Yoga

Third Place: Yoga & Movement Studio


Best Fitness Center/Gym

Planet Fitness 10525 N. Oracle Road (multiple locations)


This chain has found a strong foothold within the community due to its judgment-free policy, which allows every member to pursue their health goals without feeling like every eye in the room is keeping tabs on them. Don’t let the purple motif fool youyou’ll want to join this club.

Second Place: Body Basics Health and Fitness

Third Place: LA Fitness



Best Golf Course

The Views Golf Club

1555 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. 825-3110

The Views Golf Club is aptly named, as the beautiful Catalina Mountains can be seen in their full glory from the club. The desert-inspired championship course blends seamlessly with the natural surroundings. Designed by Greg Nash, the layout features large, rolling greens that are subtly elevated.  

Second Place: The Gallery

Third Place: Ritz Cartlon-Dove Mountain



Best Park

Crossroads at Silverbell District Park

7548 N. Silverbell Road, 382-1999, 

Crossroads has more amenities than just about any other in the area. Volleyball courts, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, a dog park and playgrounds lay right to the side of The Loop walking and cycling path. 

Second Place: Naranja Park

Third Place: Arthur Pack Regional Park



Best Place to Take Visitors

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

2021 N. Kinney Road 883-13810

For more than half a century, visitors from around the world have come to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in order to see the majestic beauty of the desert environment first-hand.  Set on 21 acres, the museum is home to over a thousand different animal and plant species.

Second Place: Sabino Canyon

Third Place: Tohono Chul Park



Best Biking Trail

The Loop

Multiple Locations

It’s taken about three decades, but Pima County is finally celebrating the completion of The Loop, the 131-plus-mile pathway that runs along our riverbeds. The path lets you walk, run or ride your bike past mesquite bosques and parks and ballfields and urban centers and pastures, all while (mostly) avoiding the need to interact with cars and their texting drivers. 

Second Place: Tortolita Preserve Loop

Third Place: Honeybee Canyon Park



Best Hiking Trail

Catalina State Park

11570 N. Oracle Road, 628-5798

With a variety of trail offerings, from beginner to progressively difficult, The Catalina State Park is home to some of the best hiking opportunities in Tucson. From nature walks to the famous hike to Romero Pools, the park has something for those who enjoy the outdoors.

Second Place: Linda Vista Trail

Third Place: Sabino Canyon



Best Gymnastics Studio

Heart & Soul Kids Activity Center

8363 N. Oracle Road 818-7974

The readers have once again spoken, and place Heart & Soul in the top spot. Spend any amount of time at the facility, and it’s easy to understand why everyone loves it there so much! Heart & Soul offers a wide variety of classes, skills clinics, offsite classes and more.

Second Place: My Gym Children’s Fitness Center

Third Place: Gymnastics World

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