Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to get in shape for hiking and exploring the great Rocky Mountains. Indoor cycling, or spinning, offers high-endurance classes are the perfect class for cycling enthusiasts or anyone who needs to get in better shape. With classes for every skill level and budget, all you need is a membership, or at least a day pass, for a great workout at the five best places to spin in Denver.
2624 E. 3rd Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
Hours: Mon to Fri – 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat to Sun – 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Price: $150 per month for unlimited visits with trainer/from $65 for membership
Kinetic Fitness was founded in 1980 by owner/director Gene Cisneros. It is one of the oldest independently run health clubs in the Denver area, featuring state-of-the-art spin bikes and a top quality program. Enroll in one of three classes: level one for weight management, level two to burn fat and increase lean body muscle, and level three to do all of that while increasing muscle definition. Designed for individuals, Kinetic works to provide a personal class combination to help each student reach his or her fitness goals.
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Breathe Denver Yoga & Cycling Studio
773 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204
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Price: $12 (drop-in rate)/$55 five classes/$100 10 classes/$118 per month
Breathe Denver Yoga & Cycling Studio promises an uber fun workout consisting of a mindful spin session followed by invigorating asana yoga. Expect to focus on mindful movement, breath control, leg strengthening and stretching and core strength as well as meditation and relaxation. A portion of your membership is donated locally to make Denver an even better place to live and breathe. Choose from an array of additional yoga classes and workshops to keep you relaxed and comfortable cycling.
3212 Tejon St.
Denver, CO 80211
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Price: $20 group exercise per class/$64 for four/$112 for eight/$192 for 16
Vitruvian Fitness is locally owned and operated, offering some of the best spin classes in town. Each bike has its own computer that provides constant feedback on your speed and effort, and is compatible with Polar heart rate monitors. Group exercise classes are the most economical here. In encouraging absolute balance, this gym teaches students to play hard, eat well and be happy.
Pura Vida Fitness & Spa
2955 E. 1st Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri – 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat – 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Price: $165 per month for single membership/$250 per month for dual membership/$100 per month for limited membership (Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Pura Vida Fitness & Spa boasts four floors of luxurious cardio and strength equipment, classes and pampering options. This fitness center offers several spin classes, and promises some of the most-qualified instructors around. Class sizes are smaller to give instructors and coaches a better opportunity to create a personal experience. Compete with an on-screen Lance Armstrong in the Tour de France or cruise along with a beautiful beach view on 42-inch monitors.
Forza Fitness and Performance Club
1849 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80202
Hours: Mon to Fri – 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat to Sun – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit website or call for class schedule.
Price: $100 per month for the month-to-month membership/other packages and corporate rates are available
Forza Fitness and Performance Club is locally owned with a great spinning studio for area cycling enthusiasts. Its well-trained instructors help cyclists train through winter and athletes find a more well-rounded workout in its hard-hitting spin classes. Snag a membership here for an intensely unique workout every time on custom-built equipment with coaches trained in Forza-style performance.
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