The Most Exciting New Workout Spots & Healthy Restaurants Opening in Denver

The Most Exciting New Workout Spots & Healthy Restaurants Opening in Denver

Is it just us or is this city growing? With new condos on every corner and mountain traffic getting worse by the minute, you might wonder if there’s an upside. And we’re here to tell you — yes. Because with this growth comes plenty of new ways to eat well and sweat more. Read on for 12 new healthy spots that are proof positive that this growth is a good thing!

  • Zeal

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    It’s official: one of Boulder’s favorite stops for creatively healthy and tasty eats is coming to Denver! Zeal recently moved from its spot on Pearl Street to Zeal at the Riverside, and now they’re bringing the best of Boulder to Greenwood Village this August. You can expect the same chill but cheery vibe and delicious, nutritious eats — we can hardly wait!

  • Improper City

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    From the founders of Movement Climbing + Fitness in Denver and Boulder and the Rayback Collective in Boulder comes Improper City. It’s a one-stop shop for food, booze, and fitness. Add in some coffee and community, and trust us — you’ll never wanna leave. We’ve been feeding you the details on their entrance for some time, but the 50,000 square foot space in RiNo had a soft opening in early July, and is now ramping up its services this summer and fall. Until then, enjoy coffee, booze, food trucks, and free WiFi.

  • Alchemy365

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    A favorite of the fitness scene in the Twin Cities, Alchemy365 has landed on Denver for its first out-of-state facility. Founded by former CrossFitters and box owners who recognized the need for a bit more balance, Alchemy has set out to create a comprehensive fitness experience that combines the most effective aspects of different methods of training. That means that you can sweat it out hard and then cool down with some yoga. Their first studio is set to open this September in LoHi, with another studio planned for 41st and Tennyson later this year.

  • ENRGi

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    This Chicago-based studio is heading west — to Westminster! The Windy City favorite has set up shop just off of Highway 36 in the Walnut Creek Shopping Center. So what’s their deal? They believe in a simple three-step process: workout. recover. repeat. They offer a tough but fun lineup of HIIT, strength and conditioning, boxing, and recovery classes. Check ’em out and see what all the fuss is about.

  • Denver Milk Market

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    It’s a foodie haven. Milk Market, built by the legendary Frank Bonanno, is home to 16 concepts, all focused on local and legit real eats. But two in particular stand out to us Fitt folks. The Green Huntsman dishes up salads loaded with fresh veggies, grains, and proteins. And Mo Poke does raw fish right. Grab it to go or stay awhile — either way, there’s plenty to explore here at the Dairy Block in LoDo. You’ll definitely be back.

  • Whole Sо̄l

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    Whole Sо̄l Blend Bar recently made its debut in Denver at Union Station. If you ask us, it’s the perfect spot to refuel after that Flywheel class. With a menu full of super-nourishing bо̄ls, salads, and toasts, you can’t really go wrong.

  • Compass Fitness

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    This new spot on Broadway has some pretty big fitness brains behind it. You might recognize them — Jillian Keaveny, Heather Lorince, and Cory Jagger. They’ve built a group training gym with classes led by legit locals trainers. Get to Compass for boxing/kickboxing, HIIT, yoga, core, dance cardio, and speed and agility classes. The community is supportive and the space is sweet (7,000 square feet of the best in fitness tech). And as an added bonus, they’ve got dedicated parking (this is Broadway, so that’s no joke) and on-site childcare.

  • Flywheel Sports

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    In case you haven’t noticed, there has been a big influx of boutique cycling studios to Denver. The newest news and latest opening? New York-based Flywheel Sports. They’re known for their TorqBoard competition and “Never Coast” mantra, and they’re ready to make you sweat at Union Station. Check out their signature indoor cycling or their HIIT-focused FlyFIT (functional interval training).

  • Leven

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    It’s a different kind of deli. The partners, Anthony Lygizos and Luke Hendricks, came up with the concept for Leven while working together at farm-to-table fave Potager (Hendricks was head chef). They serve up the best quality eats with a focus on local. Try out the slow-roasted Aspen Meats and Huckleberry Coffee, but Fitt faves are the Smashed Chickpea Sando and Avocado Dip. If you’re on the go, try the bike-through window (yes, really!) and if you aren’t, hang out for some kegged wine and beer.

  • Shred415

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    Another out-of-town hot spot has set its sights on the Mile High. It’s Shred415, and it’s coming at us from Chicago. The name describes the workout: four 15-minute intervals. Expect an efficient but effective workout in a super-supportive environment. They pride themselves on creating a personalized experience for any level within an energetic group fitness environment. Wanna shred? You can—this fall—at their University Hills studio (near the intersection of E. Hampden and I25).

  • The Spot Bouldering Gym

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    A favorite for bouldering in Boulder, The Spot has plans to open another, well… spot in late 2018. This Spot will take over 19,000 square feet at the Golden Triangle and will mimic the vibe of the Boulder gym, with more modern walls that don’t top out. Hear all the latest on opening dates, deals, and celebrations on their Facebook page.

  • Chook

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    Chook means chicken. And when it comes to chicken at Chook, only the best will do. This new fast casual restaurant is headed to S. Pearl Street in Platte Park. It’s the brainchild of James Beard Award-winning chef Alex Seidel. And if you know anything about his other restaurants (Mercantile Dining & Provision and Fruition), you know he knows a thing or two about farm-to-table. Chook will initially source meat from trusted Colorado farmers and ultimately plans to have their own chicken flock to supply the kitchen. Expect affordable eats from a coal-fired rotisserie, with grilled veggie salads and sides to round out your plate. Keep an eye out for details on opening!