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Top Spots To Stay Fit During Your Stay In Denver

January 11, 2014 6:00 AM

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Denver has been named one of the fittest cities in America. Here are insider tips to staying fit while visiting the Mile High City. Before you dive into a fitness routine (or class), be sure you hydrate before, during and after.

Core Power Yoga
Core Power LoHi
3041 Zuni St.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-9642
www.corepoweryoga.com

With more than 14 studios in the Denver area, Core Power Yoga is a top destination for Denver yogis. Classes range from yoga for beginners to Core Power 3, which is for advanced athletes. Heated yoga and yoga sculpt add variety to the daily schedule and most studios have mats, towels and water for a low price. The new LoHi studio has a dedicated cycling room along with two yoga studios. Core Power also offers first-time visitors a complimentary week of classes. Yoga is a great way to decrease stiffness, pain and bloating from travel.

Ethos at Pura Vida
2955 E. 1st Ave., Suite 200
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 321-7872
www.puravidaclub.com

The new Ethos Studio at Denver’s Pura Vida Fitness and Spa is evolving the conventional theory of mind/body balance. An advanced form of holistic balance and mindful strength, Ethos introduces a new 360-degree approach to optimal wellness. With sessions offered on the 4th floor of Pura Vida in Cherry Creek, the Ethos community teaches tangible ways to reduce anxiety and depression symptoms, boost immunity, discover alternative means to manage pain through Guided Meditation, MELT Method, Performance Breathing and Thai Yoga Massage. Hotels such as the JW Marriott offer day passes and any guest booking a spa treatment at Spa Vital at Pura Vida has full access to sessions (for a small fee) and fitness classes.

Hotel Monaco
1717 Champa St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 296-1717
www.monaco-denver.com

Hotel Monaco is a Kimpton property that puts a lot of emphasis on health and wellness. For visitors to Denver, the hotel is perfectly located just off 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver. Guests can request yoga mats, blocks and bands for on-demand yoga in every room. The hotel likes to keep it fun and offers pedometers at the front desk for guests (and their pets) to pound the pavement and rack up steps to win playful prizes at wine hour.

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Orangetheory Fitness
3300 W. 32nd Ave., Suite 101
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 409-9509
www.orangetheoryfitness.com

A twist on the crossfit philosophy, Orangetheory uses a “five zone” interval training session called Orange 60. Each 12- to 20-minute session pushes your heart rate to a consistently high level to produce an after burn effect long after you stop working out. Combining treadmill training, indoor rowing and weight training, Orangetheory is taught by highly accredited instructors in small groups to increase safety and effectiveness. Denver has eight studios and the first session is complimentary.

Studio Thrive
1451 24th St., Suite F
Denver Colorado 80205
(720) 514-9010
www.studiothrivefitness.com

Zumba has become incredibly popular over the last few years in making fitness fun again. Blending salsa, hip hop, contemporary dance and world rhythm into easy choreography, Zumba has been proven to shed the pounds fast. Studio Thrive offers several classes a day in a beautiful bar studio just north of downtown Denver. First-time guests are offered a $6 drop-in rate. Class prices are generally $12 and Studio Thrive offers a variety of class packs.

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Ellen Marchman Larkey has a savvy knowledge of culture and events and maintains trusted partnerships around the country. She has substantial expertise with food, wine and lifestyle including Aspen Food & Wine Festival, South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Cochon, Top Chef and numerous destination
restaurants and master mixologists. She has beeen Examiner.com‘s Denver’s Fine Dining writer since 2009.
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