If going to the gym, lifting weights and running on the treadmill is starting to be a bore, then it is time to find a different way to enjoy getting some exercise and staying in shape. Instead of hours on a machine, why not take a dance class instead? You can have a blast dancing the time away with some good friends while you work out all of your core muscles, and sweat out plenty of those extra calories. Dancing is an excellent workout, plus it just happens to be a lot of fun. So get out of the gym rut and take a class or two at any of these great fitness and dance studios in Denver.
Kim Robards Dance
9990 E. Colfax Ave.
Aurora, CO 80010
Many people know Kim Robards Dance as a great place to take their children for ballet, tap and jazz classes, However, it also offers a wide range of classes for adults, including Zumba, adult tap, beginning ballet and advanced modern dance. There are a lot of varied class times, giving you plenty of options for your next class, and you can take just one class or purchase a package of up to 20 classes. The prices are actually quite reasonable, the instructors are very friendly and you’ll love the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere in this wonderful dance facility.
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Fitness in the City
1212 Delaware St.
Denver, CO 80204
If you are looking for one of the most high-energy, popular and fun workouts around, then check out the classes at Fitness in the City. There are a variety of fitness classes to take, and you’ll have fun exploring the different programs, meeting the great people and staying (or getting) in tip-top shape. Fitness in the City offers Yoga Cross, which is a collaboration between this studio and The River Power Vinyasa Yoga center, or you can take a class called The Daily Grind, which is a complete training program using kettleballs, sandbags, ropes, tires and more. All classes are creative and fun, and a great way to enjoy your next workout.
2553 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 109
Denver, CO 80222
When you become bored with the regular dance and fitness classes, check out Studio 3sixt for something new and creative. This dance studio specializes in pole dance fitness classes for women. It is a great way to build strength, work out and have a lot of fun in the process. It is perfect for cardiovascular health, strength, flexibility and even total body sculpting. Of course, it helps that you will also feel confident and sexy in the process. There are classes for every shape and fitness level, so don’t be shy and check out this great option for dance fitness in Denver.
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Synergy Fitness Studio
406 Center Drive
Superior, CO 80027
Zumba is one of the most popular dance exercise programs in the country, and there are a lot of studios and gyms offering these high-energy classes. Synergy Fitness Studio has a great Zumba program that offers classes seven days a week with a variety of flexible times to fit your schedule. Zumba blends a variety of different dance styles into a full exercise program that just feels like fun. It’s a party-like format with lots of fun and interactivity, making it the perfect program for those looking to get in shape or lose a bit of weight.
TM Ballroom Dance
12354 W. Alameda Parkway, Suite 170
Lakewood, CO 80228
Dance for fitness doesn’t have to be all sweat and spandex. You can take your dancing to the glamorous level with some ballroom dance classes. It is a great way to get some exercise while you enjoy some truly fun classes, bonding with your significant other. If you’ve never done any ballroom dancing before, TM Ballroom Dance offers introductory programs teaching Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Cha Cha, Swing, Bolero, Rumba, Mambo, Samba and many more. You pick the dances you want to learn, and let the instructors handle the rest. You can even take private lessons for a special occasion or join a class to dance with some friends.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.