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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.