All The Best Sweat Spots in Denver Right Now

All The Best Sweat Spots in Denver Right Now

We’re pretty lucky in Colorado to have a massive outdoor gym right in our backyard. But since we don’t all have time to head west and explore the mountains every day, we’ve got to keep up our fitness in the gym. And there’s no shortage of places to get you in peak (pun intended) shape around Denver. So, what sweat spots will hit the sweet spot? Check out some of our favorites below.

  • The REBEL Workout

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    This South Broadway spot has an edgy and refreshing take on fitness. Their signature REBEL class incorporates HIIT, functional strength movements, and dynamic power in one killer, all-encompassing workout. But boredom doesn’t happen at REBEL, so mix it up as you like with a cycle, barre, or Pilates combo class.

  • Pearl Street Fitness

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    It’s about exercise for your body and your mind at PSF in Wash Park. This bootcamp-style workout fits a ton of different fitness modalities (think kettlebells, TRX, kinesis, free weights) into their studio space. But most classes only have 10 to 15 people, so if it’s personal attention you want, personal attention you’ll get! It’s a supportive community that prides themselves on developing strong, confident members. Can’t make it to Wash Park? Tune in for one of their free weekly live-streaming workouts.

  • Epic Ryde

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    This stadium-style studio in RiNo (and off W 29th Ave. coming soon!) houses 21 Matrix IC7 bikes. Uh, what? Let us help: Epic Ryde has fancy schmancy bikes with a “coach-by-color” training console that lights up to help riders keep tabs on their WattRate power meter or heart rate output. This technology creates an added element of interaction and motivation. That’s a nice way of saying that you can’t cheat by coasting in a low gear. But you didn’t come to class to coast anyway, now did you? Want to mix it up? Try a cycle/TRX fusion class to take your workout to another level.

  • Rhythm Revolution

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    This Park Hill spot takes sound seriously. Founder and “Beat Gypsy” Jasmine Anderson designed the Rhythm Revolution studio to deliver a sensory experience that is simply unmatched. So expect each class to be fueled by some super-strong beats. No, you won’t hear Top 40 hits at Rhythm Revolution (sorry, Beliebers), but you will get out of your head with a legit heart-pumping ride. Need a break from the saddle? Try one of the HIIT or yoga-cycle fusion classes for a full-body (and mind) experience.

  • RiNo Yoga Social

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    How’s this for unique? RiNo Yoga Social is a place where Denver yoga teachers rent space and create their very own classes. No cookie cutters here — every class is creatively crafted by a local yoga teacher and inspired by his or her desire to share their journey. There are no memberships, no advance sign-up required, and each class is paid as an affordable drop-in or donation-based rate.

  • CorePower Yoga

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    We know, it’s the yoga giant of Denver. They were born here, and man, did they grow here! With studios all over the city (seriously, like more than 10) and classes ranging from beginner-friendly Core Restore to intense and sweaty Yoga Sculpt, you’ll find your flow at CorePower.

  • The River

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    If you’re new to yoga, big can be intimidating. You agree? Then try The River, a smaller community, with a location near Civic Center Park and a new spot in RiNo. Their vigorous but purposeful Power Vinyasa classes manage to be accessible and welcoming to newbies and challenging for regulars. Have an injury or special consideration? The River also offers adaptive yoga classes to cater to almost any need.

  • CrossFit Broadway

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    Aside from being a consistently top-rated box in the Denver area, CrossFit Broadway offers another way to spice up your daily routine with their exclusive F.I.T. classes. This bootcamp-style workout pushes your body in a different way than classic CrossFit, but it’s just as effective. CrossFit Broadway has a philosophy we can stand behind and a community we’d stand with any day!

  • Movement Denver

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    Yep, this is the second child of the folks behind Movement Boulder. And yep, your membership to one Movement gym gives you access to both Movement gyms. Movement Denver’s massive and modern space is at 6th Ave. and Lipan. 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.

  • Übergrippen

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    This indoor climbing crag is a welcome addition to Stapleton, sitting just down the street from Stanley Marketplace. In addition to its 16,000 square feet of vertical climbing walls, Übergrippen has a 15-foot- tall boulder wall, 10 auto-belay stations, a long lineup of yoga classes, and a seriously decked out fitness floor. And the name? The folks at Übergrippen say it’s for that intense feeling of relief when finding a jug or good handhold after a difficult crux. We feel you, Übergrippen.

  • Endorphin

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    With studios all over the city, you’re never too far from an Endo sweat sesh. There’s something for everybody and every part of your body with HIIT, cycle, kinesis, strength, barre, and yoga, plus combo classes like cycle-row and cycle-barre. Endo’s tagline “movement is our drug” describes the vibe well — teachers and students are addicted to this place, and newbies of any level are always welcomed.

  • Fierce45

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    High intensity and low impact, Fierce45 reps Denver’s Lagree Fitness scene. It’s 45 minutes of full body strength, endurance, cardio, balance, and flexibility. The movements may not look like much, but trust us — they burn. How do they check all the boxes? They inspire you to be fierce in each class by writing your intention on the chalkboard in front of your routine. Motivation and accountability — check! You can find them in Wash Park, Hilltop, and LoHi, and this fall, they’ll be opening up shop in Littleton and Cherry Hills!

  • Transform

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    Transform in LoDo doesn’t want you to maximize your workout, they want you to optimize your workout. They focus on efficient and intense movements using body weight resistance and state-of-the art equipment. They offer both Lagree Fitness classes and climbing classes. But these aren’t the climbing classes you’re probably thinking of — rather than a rock wall, they use the Versa Climber for a low-impact, full-body cardio and strength sweat. You’ll use every muscle in your body (including ones you didn’t know you had), and yes — you’ll be transformed.

  • Awaken Gymnastics Strength Training

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    Don’t let the word gymnastics scare you off from Awaken. They’re consistently voted Denver’s best gym for a reason. And that reason is that they use effective gymnastics-inspired training methods to build strength and flexibility like you’ve never imagined. Physical honesty and intelligent training are the name of the game at Awaken. Take a look at the bodies and attitudes of the regulars and you’ll be sold. Find them in the Arts District.

  • Iron Warrior Gym

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    Want to be trained by an elite powerlifter? Then look no further than Iron Warrior Gym in South Denver. It’s a powerlifting and strength training facility that is anything but big box. Iron Warrior welcomes everyone from both beginners to elites — whether you want to shed weight, bag PRs, or just get fit, you can do it at Iron Warrior without all the “superfluous fluff”. Oh, and throw your excuses out with your old smelly sneakers and sweat towel — they’re open 24/7.

  • Platform Strength

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    This fully-equipped, 2,000-square-foot facility is the brainchild of Denver-based fitness guru, Emily Schromm(link to feature). Platform Strength combines top-notch equipment and training with the ultimate flexibility — it’s open 24/7! The space in RiNo offers both customizable classes as well as an open gym, along with some sweet amenities (like Wi-Fi and a tea/espresso bar) and an atmosphere that welcomes all levels and types of athlete.

  • Earth Treks Englewood

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    The country’s BIGGEST climbing gym is right here in Denver! You might be familiar with Earth Treks’ incredible gym in Golden, and lucky us, they’ve recently built brand new 52,000-square-foot space in the old Sports Authority headquarters in Englewood. Earth Treks is home to both world-class rope climbing and bouldering terrain as well as a separate fitness training area and a dedicated group fitness and yoga room. So if you’ve wrecked those arm and leg muscles on their indoor crags, you can breathe and stretch it out afterward.

     

    **Updated by Hillary Bennetts, October 2018