Thirsty Souls

Thirsty Souls: Cactus Cardio

This week we're thirsty for cactus cardio. Pack your gym bag and toss in a CALIWATER; sweating in the desert has never been so sweet.

1. @adammgrenville

This Canadian adventurer doesn't discriminate when it comes to getting in a good workout; he moves in sand, snow, and everything in between.  Here he is shredding in Huacachina, Peru.

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A photo posted by @adammgrenville on

2. @msruntheus

MS Run the Us showcases America's wild side (via a 3,100 mile relay run) while also raising awareness of multiple sclerosis and supporting those who live with the disease. The relay course is from LA to NYC, with some pretty awesome desert treks in between.

(You can make a donation to support MS research by clicking here.)

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A photo posted by MS Run the US (@msruntheus) on

3. @idigdirt

Jacqueline takes cactus cardio to a whole new level. She climbs on the regular in Utah and Colorado and has the stunning peak pics to prove it, reminding us that the view from the top is always worth the work it takes to get there!

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4. @biggalyoga

Valerie is based in San Fran, but her stretches and poses know no bounds. She's already conquered the Southwest -- catch her stunning images in Joshua Tree (CA), Sugarloaf Summit Trail (AZ), and Valley of Fire State Park (NV) -- and we can't wait to see where she goes on her next adventure.

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A photo posted by @biggalyoga on

5. @jordannicoleyoga

Jordan Nicole brings you meditation, hoop dance, and yoga set against a dreamy desert backdrop for one serenely spiritual feed.  (Bonus: she shares our affinity for succulents. Cactus shots galore!)

6. @emspickles

Emily is currently cycling from London to Cape Town for World Bicycle Relief, and her snaps of Turkey, Jordan, and Egypt are making us want to hit the desert trails ASAP.

7. @ballerinachi

Melissa, of the Dutch National Ballet Junior Company, will inspire you to dance across the dunes with your heart on your sleeve.


The desert is our muse and our gym.