15+ Unique Workouts To Sweat It Out in 2021

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As we move into 2021, while still having quarantine on our minds, exercising may have become monotonous. We at 303 Magazine have created a roundup to help you spice up your workout regimes with local businesses, outdoor excursions and some wild sweat seshes to get your body moving.

For a Class With an Instructor

Photo Courtesy of Civic Center MOVES on Facebook

Denver Rec Centers

Where: Denver Rec Center virtual events here

The Lowdown: Denver Rec Center has a lineup of various virtual events to participate in to keep your body moving. You can try anything from vinyasa yoga to circuit training with local instructors.

Civic Center Moves

Where: Civic Center MOVES, Civic Center Park, 101 W 14th Ave., Denver
The Lowdown: Civic Center MOVES offers free fitness courses. Currently, Civic Center Moves hosts a fitness group every Wednesday with full-day conditioning for a sweaty workout.

Outdoor

Rueter-Hess Incline, Rueter-Hess Reservoir, Jessica Hughes, Denver metro parks, Parker Colorado, trails near Denver

View from the top of the Rueter-Hess incline. Photo by Jessica Hughes.

Manitou Incline

Where: Manitou Incline, Manitou Springs
The Lowdown: Even though it is just under a mile up, Manitou Incline increases to 2,000 feet. The climb gets intense, so make sure you’re prepared to take it on.

READ: Manitou Incline is Open on a Reservation Basis – Here’s What You Need to Know

Rueter-Hess Incline

Where: Rueter-Hess Reservoir, Castle Rock
The Lowdown: If you’re a bit intimidated by the Manitou Incline, there’s a new option to check out. Located in Castle Rock, the Rueter-Hess incline features 132-steps and is a mile round-trip.

READ: There’s a New Incline Just South of Denver

The Stairway of Prayer

Where: The Stairway of Prayer, 20189 Cabrini Blvd., Golden
The Lowdown: The stairway, nestled in the Mother Cabrini Shrine leads to an outlook over the Golden’s mountains. As the weather warms the stairway will be surrounded by flora for a gorgeous 20 to 30-minute workout.

With Animals

Photo Courtesy of Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga, LLC on Facebook

Where: Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga, LLC, 5555 W. Evans Ave., Denver 

The Lowdown: Stretch out with a cute barn animal by your side with the help of Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga, LLC. The organization offers goat yoga and now goat walkabouts for a fun and furry experience.

For the Flexible

Photo Courtesy of Aerial Cirque Over Denver on Facebook

Yoga & Beer

Where: Epic Brewing Company – Denver Taproom, 3001 Walnut St., Denver

The Lowdown: Epic Brewing Company teams up with Hikyoga for Yoga & Beer. You can let out your stresses by stretching out with the guidance of Hikyoga instructor and refresh with a cold brew after.

Aerial Cirque Over Denver

Where: Aerial Cirque Over Denver, 4605 Quebec St. Units B2 and B3, Denver

The Lowdown: Fly high and push your flexibility limits at Aerial Cirque Over Denver. You can choose from Aerial dance, silk classes, contortion and more for a mind-bending workout.

Denver Circus Collective

Where: Denver Circus Collective, 4459 Jason St. #3, Denver

The Lowdown: Have you ever wanted to run away and join the circus? With Denver Circus Collective you can get a bit closer to that dream with trapeze classes, lyra classes and more.

For the Runners

Photo Courtesy of bRUNch Running‎ on Facebook

Brewery Running Series

Where: Brewery Running Series, various locations, Denver

The Lowdown: Brewery Running Series hosts a January Virtual Distance Series. You can take part by running, walking or even biking to raise funds for Protect Our Winters. Register here.

bRUNch Running Club

Where: bRUNch Running Club, various locations, Denver

The Lowdown: Lace up your sneakers and train with running coaches Alex Weissner and Cortney Logan of bRUNch Running Club. Training courses are $10 a month with five programs to choose from.

Shaking It Up

Photo by M&W Imagery. Courtesy of Bella Diva World Dance on Facebook

Belly Dancing

Where: Bella Diva World Dance, 4309 E. Mississippi Ave., Glendale

The Lowdown: Shake what your mama gave you during a belly dancing class. Bella Dive World Dance also offers hula dancing, Bollywood and Persian dancing lessons.

READ: Stay Active This Winter at These Five Denver Dance Studios

The Anti-Yoga Workout

Where: Urban Sanctuary Denver, 2745 Welton St., Denver

The Lowdown: Urban Sanctuary Denver switches it up with The Anti-Yoga Workout. You can build strength, tone your muscles and more during the endurance-focused class.

Live Music Glowga

Where: Übergrippen Indoor Climbing Crag, 8610 E. 21st Ave., Denver 

The Lowdown: Rev up your yoga practice with Live Music Glowga. The after-hours vinyasa session lead by Lora will have your body jammin’ while bending into downward dog at Übergrippen Indoor Climbing Crag.

Denver Fencing Center

Where: Denver Fencing Center, 1930 S. Navajo St., Denver

The Lowdown: Become that knight in shining armor with the help of Denver Fencing Center. You can take part in group classes, private lessons and more to improve your fencing skills.