Try something new in Tempe

Author: Alicia Kentz

Posted on: November 21, 2018
Last updated on: November 30th, 2018 at 2:40 pm


Tempe is a city that can’t easily be defined. It’s not just a place for those who are interested in arts or athletics, food or festivals; it’s a place for all. Including those that are looking to do something out of the norm and do something a little more edgy.  Here are some creative options to break out the ordinary and do something extraordinary in Tempe!

Escape Zone414 S. Mill Ave. #112, Tempe, AZ 85281

The time is now to test your skills at Escape Zone in Downtown Tempe. You will have the choice to stop a compromised train from crashing, breakout from a jail cell or try to uncover a hidden inheritance that your grandparents left behind. Each theme has its own story line, puzzles and a series of problems to solve. You must be quick, as you only have 60 minutes to find keys, follow the clues and crack the codes to succeed in your mission of escaping the room! If you happen to get stuck, the “Game Master” will send you hints to nudge you along the way. Escape Zone has just one question: do you have what it takes?

Lumberjaxes Axe Throwing3109 S. Fair Ln., Tempe, AZ 85282

Ever had the urge to wield an axe? Then Lumberjaxes Axe Throwing is the place for you!  Lumberjaxes is an indoor axe-throwing facility very similar to a shooting range, except your weapon of choice is an axe! There are eight bays, with two axe throwing lanes. Each bay has a Lumberjaxes axe throwing specialist to insure all participants are safe and learn proper axe throwing techniques. Make sure to pay attention because there is nothing more satisfying then finally making your axe stick. Lumberjaxes runs on a “BYOB” policy, meaning you can bring your own adult beverages and food into the facility. You will also want to bring closed toe shoes and a fun attitude!

Simply Smashing1301 E. University Dr. #101, Tempe, AZ 85281

Does your computer and/or life in general have you feeling frustrated? Do you need an outlet to help relieve your unwanted feelings?  Look no further than Tempe’s very own “rage room,” Simply Smashing. Simply Smashing provides a healthy alternative to eliminating your pent-up emotions. Here is how it works, come in alone or grab up to three of your closest friends, co-workers or companions and release your rage on the room. You will be given protective garb and tools to smash as much as you can in the allotted time. The room is filled with several things you can smash, such as glass bottles and plates and you can even add on items à la carte. Feel free to bring in your own things to smash like your pesky copier that you love to hate at work or possibly a picture of your ex? Hey, no judgment here. Beginners tip: come prepared with a music playlist to blast over the speaker you have in your room. Go creepy and calm with some Beethoven or give it all you got with AC/DC. Either way, you will be in store for a simply smashing time!

My Tribe Goga

If you like yoga and the outdoors, then goat yoga is for you. The newest place in town to try goat yoga is My Tribe Goga, located just over the Tempe border in Mesa. Jennie, the “tribe yogini,” teaches classes and Sadie, the “tribe mom,” owns the goats and the house where the classes take place. They teach goat yoga classes every couple of weeks and each class costs $20 per person. Proceeds from each class go to a local charity or school. Very cool.

The classes are purposely kept small so everyone gets to spend lots of time with the goats. While Jennie teaches the class, Sadie leads the goats from mat to mat, enticing them to visit you with sunflower seeds or green leaves from one of the many shade trees. The classes are held in the large yard of a house, so you feel like you’re doing yoga with a few good friends (including the cute goats). The yoga instruction is about 45 minutes, followed by time to pet the goats and pose for photos with them. Jennie and Sadie suggested a few poses for everyone to try that are particularly goat-and Instagram-friendly.

Check out their website or Facebook page to book a class – or @mytribegoga on Facebook and Instagram. When you book a class, you’ll get an email with the address and a waiver. When you go, bring along cash or a credit card so you can buy one of their super cute t-shirts or stickers.

In all of the craziness of our daily lives, there’s something so peaceful about spending time on a farm with goats. You’ll get a great stretch and you’re guaranteed to laugh and smile — a lot.

Tribe Goga

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