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When you’re looking for a gym in Denver, there are so many things to consider. Price, equipment, classes and gym size are often the big ones. Many people don’t like to work out in a “mega” gym where there tends to be crowded classes and a long wait for machines. Luckily boutique gyms are another option! They’re much smaller than your “mega” gym and usually specialize in one activity. Check out these Denver boutique fitness gyms if you’re looking for a new place to work out.
The Dailey Method
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If you like yoga and Pilates, you need to look into The Dailey Method. There are no treadmills and elliptical machines here. Rather, you’ll find classes focused on building a strong, lean and sculpted body through a variety of Pilates, yoga, and ballet barre training. The Dailey Method was created by Jill Dailey 17 years ago. The Denver location is one of 63 studios. Classes at The Dailey Method are different than others because of the intense focus on making sure all students in the class have the proper body alignment. This not only gives you better posture, but also provides a more complete workout.
City Surf Fitness
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Surf’s up at City Surf Fitness! Here group fitness classes bring the surf to the land. Surf boards are used in class to build strength and endurance with fun, yet intense moves. Train by using various cardio, balance and strength techniques. There are two studios in Denver, one on 15th Street, the other on East 19th Avenue. Visit either location for a workout experience like none other.
Epic Ryde is truly “epic” because there isn’t a gym like it! Not only do you get to take indoor cycling rides on Matrix IC7 bikes, but you also get to take part in TRX workouts for strength training. First, the bikes. The Matrix IC7 bikes are among the best in the business. The cutting edge power meter along with the coach by color display provides a group cycling class like none other. When you want a break from the bike, take a class using the TRX Suspension Trainers and Rip Trainers. Here you use your body weight to gain strength and balance. If you want the best of both worlds, take the Epic Mix class which combines 30 minutes of cycling with 30 minutes of TRX training. Epic Ryde has been spinning along for six years with no signs of braking.
It’s all yoga, all the time at Kindness Yoga. Here, the belief is that yoga practice can help create a kinder planet. Whether you’re a beginner or have been practicing for a while, there are a variety of classes at Kindness Yoga to try. From Anusara classes to Yin Yoga, you can try them all to find your favorite. There are several studios throughout Denver so you can find the one closest to you. Kindness Yoga was also named Denver’s Best Yoga by the Denver A-List from 2013 to 2016. Try a class to see what’s got everyone so relaxed.
This fitness program has the word fierce in its name for a reason. Fierce45 classes incorporate the Lagree Method and the Lagree MegaFormerTM machine. Here you get a 45 minute workout using this one-of-a-kind machine. Get ready for slow, continuous tension movements aimed at burning fat and making you stronger. Although the exercises may be low-impact, they are high intensity. That’s why you can burn anywhere from 500 to 800 calories in just one 45 minute class. That’s fierce! Choose from several Denver area locations to find the one closest to you.
Whether you’re looking for an epic, fierce, or kind workout, find the method that suits you best and ride the wave to one of Denver’s boutique fitness gyms!