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THE BEST SWEAT SPOTS IN BOULDER

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UPDATED OCT 4, 2019

Boulder loves to live fit. But with all of the options for breaking a sweat, you might be a little overwhelmed. So, we’ve broken down some of the best spots in this town of ours for you to get your sweat on and train for whatever hike, bike, climb, or other mountain fun that lights you up!

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HILLARY BENNETTS

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This new gym in Central Boulder is aiming to mix up the fitness scene by offering a high-quality boutique fitness class experience for a single price. Founder and Boulder native Emma Straight set out to create a gym that eliminates the need for multiple gym memberships to get the variety you want. Make KONDITION your home for a combo of top-notch yoga, barre, cycling, and other niche classes.

Movement is so loved by the Colorado climbing crew that they opened a second location in Denver. (And yes, your membership to one gets you into the other.) The original, massive, and modern space is at 28th and Valmont. In addition to its state-of-the-art climbing, Movement has a schedule packed with fitness classes designed to get and keep you in shape for all of your adventures within and outside the walls of Movement. From climbing fitness to interval training, and indoor cycling to yoga, Movement builds some seriously well-rounded athletes.

CrossFit Roots prides itself on its small class sizes, supportive community, incredible coaches, and, of course, rock-solid programming. No gimmicks or fancy facade from these folks — just a clean space with good people that’ll train you just as hard as they’ll support you. Curious? They offer free classes to anyone who wants to check out their scene every Thursday. Any time of day, just give them a heads up that you’ll be there! Find them at 30th and Pearl Parkway.

There’s a reason Boulder Rock Club has been consistently voted “Best of Boulder” among climbing gyms for 13 straight years. They welcome everyone from kids to adults and beginners to pros, with climbing and bouldering programs, open gym, and group and personal training options to balance out all that work on the wall. With super-affordable membership options for both individuals and families, BRC is making climbing accessible to all at 28th and Valmont.

The very first dedicated indoor bouldering facility in the US, The Spot has been rocking (pun intended) the Boulder community since 2002. They’ve got 15,000 square feet of climbing surface spread over two freestanding boulders and four additional bouldering walls. And to make for an even cooler experience, many of the bouldering features are themed after real bouldering areas. All levels are welcome here, with the space offering over 200 boulder problems (and new problems set weekly), plus beginner top-rope walls. And beyond all the fancy equipment, they’ve also got great snacks (like local EVOL burritos!) and two taps with rotating local brews. Yes, you really can do it all at The Spot.

Bulldog Yoga gets that yoga can be a little overwhelming — the language, the chanting, the silence. And that’s why this fitness-focused yoga studio does things a little differently. They originated in Philly and recently descended upon us in Boulder at 900 Pearl. And if you need proof that they aren’t your average yoga studio, check out their playlists on Spotify(https://open.spotify.com/user/bulldogyoga\). They’re serious about their beats, believing in the benefit of solid tunes to back a mind-body connection. So, whether you’re a die-hard yogi or have never chaturanga’d in your life, you’re in for a new experience with Bulldog.

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With a 4,500-square-foot fitness floor, 3,500-square-foot group exercise room (and over 140 classes each week), year-round indoor and outdoor lap pools, dedicated spaces for yoga, kinesis, cycling, and Pilates, racquetball and squash courts, plus childcare, a cafe, and a massage area, RallySport quite literally has something for everyone. It somehow manages to nail the resort-like vibe while still offering seriously legit training. It’s home to some of Boulder’s top athletes, but all levels and ages will feel welcome walking through their doors at 28th and Valmont. Check ’em out free with a three-day trial pass!

CrossFit Sanitas does things a little differently than the other boxes you may have visited. And if you’re new to CrossFit, throw any stereotypes out the window before visiting Sanitas. They’ve thrown the “garage gym” atmosphere out the window with their bright, clean, and central space in the Boulder Village shopping center. Rather than bare bones, they’ve decked out the gym with the workout equipment, fully-equipped locker rooms (with spa-quality amenities), a cold plunge pool, healthy snacks, and even massage treatment rooms. You’ll get an amazing workout from some of Boulder’s best trainers without any sacrifice to convenience and quality.

All levels of yogis can find a home at Yoga Pod‘s bright and cheery studio at 30th and Walnut. Their classes—from podBASICS to podFIT—will challenge your body as much as your mind. The vibe is welcoming, the schedule is flexible, and they’re so sure you’ll love ’em that they’ll give you your first 30 days for only $30!

Orangetheory Fitness is known nationally for its hardcore and efficient HIIT workout that focuses on three components of fitness—endurance, strength, and power—to get its members into the “orange zone”, a heart rate zone that benefits the body through the “afterburn” (or EPOC). OTF Boulder has built a huge following for the effectiveness of the workout and downright energetic environment. Experience it for yourself!

We know, it’s the yoga giant of Colorado. Okay, maybe of the country. But CorePower was born here and grew like crazy thanks to their fitness-focused classes that work up a sweat while keeping consistent with the principles of a solid yoga practice! With three studios right in Boulder (North, South, and The Hill) and classes ranging from beginner-friendly Core Restore to intense and sweaty Yoga Sculpt, you’ll find your flow at CorePower.

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