One of the main things that attracts people to Colorado is the abundance of athletic activities available in the state. Between running, biking, hiking and outdoor sports such as skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and rock climbing, along with a multitude of indoor activities, Colorado is an excellent place to work out and get in shape. When working out, the right apparel is key. Athletic apparel has come a long way and can be stylish and trendy as well as functional. Here are some of the Metro area’s top stores for athletic apparel.
Boulder Running Company
Hours: Mon to Fri – 10a.m. to 7p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A premiere store for running apparel in the Denver area, Boulder Running Company is the place to go to find clothing and shoes for endurance sports. With its video gait analysis, you will be sure to find the appropriate shoe customized to your running style – a must for injury prevention. The staff at Boulder Running Company is trained well and can answer all of your questions. They will ensure that your apparel is appropriate for your workout, be it running indoors on a treadmill or outside in various terrains.
Hours: Mon to Tues, Sat- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wed to Fri – 10 a.m. to 7p.m.
Although Penny-Robin dancewear specializes in apparel for dance, it is also a good place to go to find clothing for yoga, Zumba and other cardio activities that necessitate comfortable clothes and accommodate movement. In addition to active wear like yoga pants, leotards and warmups, Penny-Robin is a good place to find dance sneakers for specialty classes like Zumba. Dance sneakers are specifically made to allow for support during pivots, and will support your feet better than your garden variety sneaker. As a Denver area staple for over 35 years, the staff at Penny-Robin is knowledgeable and can help you find exactly what you need.
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Hours: Daily – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Founded in Boulder in 1988, Gaiam Living is dedicated to promoting a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. The store sells fitness clothing made from sustainable, eco-friendly materials. Along with being cute, stylish and functional, the clothes are also made from all natural, organic fibers. Gaiam sells clothing for yoga and indoor and outdoor cardio. From unitards to cover ups to yoga pants, check this store out if you are looking for high impact clothing with a low impact on the environment.
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Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
This women’s athletic apparel store specializes in selling apparel and equipment for people who participate in multiple sports. Whether you are looking for running apparel, cycling clothes, triathlon gear or outerwear for another sport, TriBella is the place for you. With clothing for women of all sizes and athletic abilities, this store is a one-shop destination for women who want to cross train. The store also sells and repairs bicycles, so it’s a good place to go to accomplish two errands at once.
The Fall Line
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun – 11 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Although this locally owned and operated store specialized in ski and snowboard clothing, it is also a good place to find base and thermal layers for working out outside. With clothing for men and women, this is a great place to shop for outdoor apparel. Since the clothes are made to wear under ski equipment, they are appropriate for running and/or hiking outside. The store carries clothing from designers such as Icelandic Designs, Isis and Jag, among others. Stop by The Fall Line if you are planning on hiking a trail for the day or snowshoeing in Colorado’s mountains.
Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.