Updated January 2018
A little over two years later I have completed 111 class passes classes! My list has totally changed so I wanted to update this post with my current favorite studios around town.
Note that I work downtown and live around DU so I really pick based on that. On the weekends I try to hi a new studio across town but my regular Cricut is the studios closest to me.
1. Transform Colorado – LaGree
2. Rebel Workout – Bike & Barre Express + Bike
3. Endorphin – Indoor Cycling + Barre
4. Hot Mamas – Any Class
There really are not that many downtown studios which I find pretty odd. Most are further into Lohi (near Denver Beer Co) or Ballpark which are not walking distance for me.
Transform is my go-to studio downtown. I also like Club Form Fitness’s Wednesday Barre From Class. It’s a heavy dance/cardio class that really buns. If I can’t find a class I will just do “Gym Time” at The Oxford Club near Union Station. It’s small but always empty, great if you just want to lift or run on the treadmill.
When I joined ClassPass this past August, I challenged myself to try as many class as possible near my house and office to see if it was really something I liked. Well, I loved it! Read more about why I switched here….
1. Fierce 45 – Full Body Workout
Update: Fierce45 I like you but you make it impossible to get a class on classpass, I haven’t been able to get in, in over a year – boo
Hot damn this class is good. And by good I mean, you leave feeling like you just got your ass kicked but your endorphins are so high you can take on the world, just like Elle Woods. Fierce45 is a “Lagree Fitness” studio. This low impact but the high-intensity workout is performed on the Megaformer, a Pilates-like apparatus. If you love Pilates then you will love/hate the Megaformer and even if you have never tried Pilates I highly suggest you try it. Each class is 45 mins of slow, slow slowwww burn. I always leave feeling amazing and am so sore the next day, in the best way possible. Learn more about Fierce45 here.
2. Fluid Fusion – Slim Barre
Update: I have actually stopped going to this studio, I like it at first but then meh and workouts during work are harder to commit to.
I took a Barre class a few years ago and almost collapsed during the “Shake it girls” part. I knew it was a challenging and rewarding workout but hadn’t found a studio I loved. Fluid Fusion is located right off the 16th Street Mall and offers a variety of small group Pilates and Barre classes. They literally offer a class every hour. I love the Slim Barre class because of the mix of barre exercises and traditional ballet work. When I can get in touch with my 5th position tutu self, I feel like I enjoy the class way more and am not constantly checking the clock to see how much longer I have. I have also tried their reformer classes and aerial yoga! Learn more about Fluid Fusion here.
3. Torch Pilates – Pilates Mat
This is by far the hardest group exercise class I have ever done. The class starts with three series of cardio-esk moves, I rarely make it to the third rep without a water break. You know when your watching tennis and they are all grunting or in yoga they are saying to breathe out loud and grunt it out and your like ehh? Well, in this class it happened naturally. Everyone is grunting and sweating bullets. After your cardio circuits its hardcore abs or legs then back to cardio then abs or legs and then don’t forget your 1000 variations of push-ups too. THIS CLASS WILL KICK YOU ASS I have never in my life been to a class with so many woman grunting of pure exhaustion and it’s was pretty awesome. Learn more about Torch Pilates here .
4. Tru Fit – Hips and Hamstrings
Update: Sadly this class was canceled 🙁 I would love to find something like it!
If you read my previous post on quoting my film you know have plantar fasciitis and am basically tight all over 24 hours a day. This class is all about stretching your hips and hamstrings. I have loved every class and learning new ways to relax or revive my tired hips, hamstrings, quads, shins, and feet. TrueFit has lots of locations across Denver but this class is offered in the Downtown/Ritz Carlton location. Learn more about TruFit here.
5. Hot Mamas – Werk Me At The Bar
It’s like I have a knack for signing up for classes that kick my ass, which is kind of the point right!? I chose Werk It At The Bar as my first class and I worked it so hard I had to sit down. 1. bring a water you will be thirsty. 2. Laugh its totally okay when everyone is dong leg kicks and arm weights that you can’t keep up… right everyone can’t keep up right? They have a few studio around the city but I go to the Wash Park location off Logan. Learn more about Hot Mamas here.
What are your favorite ClassPass classes? Always down to try a new one!