Top Boutique Fitness Classes in Aspen
On an incredible vacation day, you might have enough energy to blaze a trail in half the typical time. However, courtesy calls: If your partner’s pace is on the opposite end of the spectrum, you’ll need to bottle up your fuel.
Don’t fret: If you’re in search of an extra cardio boost, there are plenty of awesome fitness classes in Aspen to meet traveler’s needs. Whether you are looking for strength ‘housekeeping,’ a local group atmosphere, or guided stretching to complement a rugged day outside, Aspen’s health leaders have designed a deep queue of fun, effective sessions.
Here are a handful of our favorite choices this summer season:
Pilates at O2 Aspen
Are your hamstrings tight? You crave a core workout after last night’s desert? Or, you want to couple a focused indoor workout with a spa treatment? (Yes, athletes need recovery, too.) O2 has your checklist covered.
The yoga classes feature a mix of Iyengar, vinyasa flow, or meditation-centric styles. Similarly, the Pilates classes offer a variety of experiences via different equipment and an integration of cardio moves. After you detox in class, follow with a facial (hello, Colorado sunshine), a massage, or another spa treatment.
Though it’s primarily filled with females, men, you’re welcome here, too! Pure Barre begins with a warm-up facing the mirror with light weights for the upper body. Then, students move to the barre to exercise the thighs and, um, seat. Class closes out with a core workout. Never been to a class? It’s time to try something new – whether it’s Pure Barre Classic or the cardio-infused Pure Barre Empower.
Offered Monday – Friday all summer long, rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit with a yoga and meditation class atop Aspen Mountain. After a scenic 15-minute gondola ride, head to the Wedding Deck for an hour-long hatha yoga class. All levels are welcome, and yoga mats are provided.
SoulCycle is all the palm-sweating goodies packed into one 45-minute session: indoor cycling, strength training, and beat-heavy choreography. Whether there’s a winter blizzard or the trails or dusty, riders can venture indoors to raise their heartbeat in the candlelit studio.
SoulCycle and Smartwater teamed up to host a 12-day pop-up spinning studio in Aspen in December 2016 and January 2017. Keep your eyes peeled for more Soul-riding pop-ups in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Bonus: Aspen Parks and Recreation
Zumba, yoga, water aerobics, dance cardio, circuit training, bootcamp—you name it: Aspen Parks and Recreation has a deep well of fitness options every day of the week, for locals and vacationers. Now, we really have zero excuses to hop into a workout!