Have you ever been up close and next to a Sumo Wrestler? Now is your chance. Part of this year’s fifth annual FitCon Expo includes for the first time top heavyweight wrestlers wearing traditional Japanese-styled mawashi sumo belts, in all their glory.
FitCon is an annual event which showcases sports and fitness interests, including the ones that aren’t as mainstream—like aerial pole dancing and arm wrestling—all in one venue. Along with entertainment, workouts and guest speakers, FitCon will be hosting numerous athletic and fitness-centered competitions over the course of two days.
Also: Throwing things seems to be a theme at this year’s FitCon: axes, stones, and yes, humans.
As a side note, there is an emphasis on the women this year with the FitCon for Her, providing another option for attendees. And it’s not just for the women or the living, the free facials, massages and manicures are for the “Day of the Dead” participants too.
And our favorite add-on (other than the sumo bit) is that Top Fitness influencers and Make-A-Wish kids will be combining efforts to raise $50K for Make-A-Wish Utah. We love this program and know what a huge difference this organization has made for children diagnosed with critical illnesses and improving their chances of recovering.
It's giveaway time!🐒🍻
We're giving away two tickets to @hoglezoo's Zoo Brew. Visit the zoo's more than 800 animals while sipping a local beer at this 21+ event.
Here's how you can win:
🐘 Like this post and tag three of your favorite party animals in the comments.
🐘 Follow both @slmag and @hoglezoo.
🐘 Enter by 9 a.m. Wednesday for a chance to win!
(Tickets are valid for any 2021 Zoo Brew event.)...
After last summer, we’re all happy about the warm weather and longer days. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get out into the sunshine, have fun and explore our beautiful state.☀️
We asked some of our advertising partners to share What’s Hot with their latest products and programs to help you go faster, climb higher, pamper yourself and adventure in comfort and style. Read more about them at the link in our bio! #sponsored...
Don't be fooled: these Caribbean blue waters don't surround a distant island. In fact, they're just a road trip away.
We're continuing our 2021 Travel Series with hidden gems from the Gem State, including Hagerman Valley's Blue Heart Springs. Head to the link in our bio for more! 💎🌊...
We know who we’re cheering for this week in Tokyo! 🏅
After narrowly finishing fourth in the 100m backstroke, Utah native @rhhhyan is competing in the 200m backstroke for @teamusa. Rhyan, who grew up in Herriman, has graduated from the Cottonwood High pool to the biggest competition in swimming. 🏊♀️
#olympics #tokyo2020 #teamusa
(Photo from @rhhhyan’s Instagram)...
Get ready to try TikTok's favorite taco 🌮
The West Valley family restaurant @lacasadeltamalutah has perfected the art of birria tacos: crunchy tortillas filled with beef stew, cheese and cilantro with broth for dipping.
Read our review of La Casa Del Tamal at the link in our bio! 😋...
Class is in session!✏️📘
For our annual Best of the Beehive issue, we are going back to school. Our Utah 101 lessons include old school classics, new school upstarts you should know about and lots of our favorite places to eat, drink and play. Head to the link in our bio and see if your faves are on the list, and pick up a copy of the issue on newsstands TODAY!...
Next up in our 2021 Travel Series: we explore the immense landscapes and quirky culture of the Centennial State. Your go-to guide on where to eat, stay and play in Colorado is at the link in our bio! ⛰️
For more travel ideas, check out @visitcolorado.
Photo 1: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Photo 2: Denver Art Museum by @mattinden
Photo 3: Downtown Crested Butte by @kristinatravels
Photo 4: Telluride Village Gondola courtesy @visittelluride
Photo 5: Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad by @mattinden...
In our May/June print issue, we highlighted local Coronavirus Heroes. From former state epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn to Brooke Jones, a seventh-grader who sewed and donated hundreds of homemade masks, these real-life superheroes guided and inspired us through the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.🦸🦸♂️
Read more at the link in our bio!...
Attention: SLC is seeking road warriors.
Bike sales skyrocketed last year and Salt Lake leaders are hoping urban cycling can improve everything from air quality to public health. Utah's @madsencycles is leading the way with their family-style, "cool mom" friendly bucket bikes.
Click the link in our bio for the full story! 🚴...
Happy #Pride SLC! Even with no parade this year, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate and support the LGBT+ community in Utah. The link in our bio has everything you need to know about 2021 Pride Week. #utahpride 🌈🏳️🌈...
Last summer, well…It just wasn’t summer, right? That's why our May/June cover story is your go-to guide for creating the perfect Salt Lake summer. We have all kinds of ideas for curing your cabin fever—like a day trip exploring the Great Salt Lake—at the link in our bio! 🧂☀️
Photo by Adam Thomas...
Staying close to home took on a whole new meaning over the last year. 🏠
We’ve learned that the best respite from the day-to-day doesn’t have to require a passport or a plane or a beach with a bar serving drinks with tiny umbrellas. The best vacation is right here in our own backyard. Here are five ways to take a break and unwind without going anywhere.
Learn more about these special partners at the link in our bio!
It's giveaway time! 🎿
In our latest print issue, we explored the Centennial State, giving you a definitive guide for the perfect Colorado road trip. To celebrate, we're giving away this one-of-a-kind ski chair from @coloradoskifurniture.
Here's how you can win:
⛷️ Like this post and tag three of your favorite ski bums.
⛷️ Follow both us and @coloradoskifurniture
⛷️ Enter by 9 p.m. tomorrow for a chance to win!...
@themuralfest is back for 2021!
Look for artists beginning their work throughout South Salt Lake today—and head to the link in our bio for the story behind one of the city's most colorful seasonal staples. 🎨
Mural 1: @evanjed and @ihsquared for @cleveroctopus
Mural 2: @vzak_art for Hi-Grade Apartments
Mural 3: @alex.h.johnstone for @levelcrossingbrewing
Mural 4: @chrispetersonstudio for Cordin
Mural 5: Michael Kirby for SSL Firestation 41...
Who's ready to go stargazing? 🌌
Utah is home to some of the world's best dark sky parks. We have a full rundown of where to go at the link in our bio!
Photo by @austendiamondphoto; Courtesy @visitutah...
Last summer just wasn’t summer, not real summer anyway.
That's why our May/June issue has everything you need to play catch-up and soak in the perfect Salt Lake summer. Plus, we talked to some real-life COVID superheroes and continued our 2021 travel series in the Centennial State. ☀️
Our new issue hits newsstands May 1! Subscribers: look for the magazine in your mailbox soon. 📪
Living in the Mountain West has its benefits. In a socially distant time, having access to the actual distance of great outdoor spaces is most definitely a perk. And, as we continue to work through all of the problems in the world, those of us living here have a special release valve for when it all gets a bit much to take: The Great Outdoors. 🏕️
These local businesses are an essential part of the Mountain West lifestyle. Read more about our special partners at the link in our bio!
Lone-Peak Canyon Development, LLC
Happy Earth Day Salt Lake! 🌎
Today on our website, we're talking about how climate change worsens wildfires, air quality and drought in Utah. Plus, we have easy ways to get involved in conservation efforts this week and some of our favorite thrift stores for sustainable fashion.
The link is in our bio!
(P.S. check out Earth Day inspired outdoor wedding photos by following our friends @utahbridemag.)
📸: Douglas Pulsipher; Courtesy @visitutah...