December 21 | Our Communities
December 21 | Our Communities
The New Year has arrived and that means we’re all getting ready to reconsider our gym memberships and budding yoga practices. Perhaps you’re starting a fitness resolution for 2018, continuing a tradition or simply looking for a new way to get active. Luckily, Fort Collins has plenty of options for every interest and every level.
Clubs can offer comprehensive athletic experiences, yoga studios and CrossFit boxes provide lifestyle tips, while dance studios and climbing gyms can get you active while you’re having the time of your life! Look through our area favorites to find the perfect match for your schedule, your lifestyle and your interests.
Old Town Athletic Club has been a part of Fort Collins culture since 2003. Current owners, Josh and Kristin Slattery, fell in love with the town and the club as students at Colorado State University, and strive to maintain a facility that embraces all that we love about Fort Collins.
In addition to personal training opportunities, you will find classes in yoga, pilates, spinning, sculpting, bootcamp, toning, nia, step, and more. Check the full class schedule here. After spending some time in the weight room or on the treadmill, try out the CrossFit and Barre Fitness programs as well!
Located in Jessup Farm Artisan Village, Reve is a boutique style gym experience by Miramont Lifestyle Fitness. The smaller, individually-focused lessons and classes allow for more in-depth training and knowledge from instructors. And because you buy classes in singles or packages, there are no membership fees and you can come and go as you like! To sign up for your first class, start by looking through their online schedule.
You’ll find classics like yoga, spinning and group fitness as well as barre, fusion and transformation for life classes which focus on long-term weight loss goals and lasting lifestyle improvements.
The Fort Collins Club has been growing since it opened its doors in 1984. Today, it has all the benefits of a gym and a community gathering place. After your workout, meet friends in the Gallery Restaurant or relax by the fireplace — or in the hot tub, sauna or steam rooms!
Classes include TRX training, barre fitness, yoga, pilates, spin classes and much more. In addition to a 6,000 square foot cardio deck and a full range of lifting equipment, they offer an indoor and outdoor pool, basketball court, indoor racquetball and handball courts, pickleball and squash courts.
Raintree is a full service, locally owned and operated health club committed to providing a lifetime of fitness for members regardless of age or fitness level. Open until midnight Monday through Friday, their extensive hours allow anyone to fit an exercise regimen into their schedule. And their wide range of classes, equipment and facilities make working out fun!
They offer open court basketball and volleyball in addition to leagues and classes. You can also try a class in yoga, pilates, cycling, aquatics, barre or Les Mills GRIT classes which are 30-minute, high-intensity courses in cardio, strength and plyometrics.
Prodigy offers a no-fluff, dedicated and motivated gym environment for beginners and lifetime lifters alike. Their equipment primarily consists of free weights and plate loaded machines which allow for targeted and safe movements. Originally designed for injury rehabilitation, plate loaded machines are easy for anyone to understand and use — but their staff is friendly, experienced and ready to answer any questions you may have!
End your workout on one of their state-of-the-art cardio machines. From ellipticals and treadmills to spin bikes and row machines, you’ll find something to get your heart pumping!
Nestled in the heart of Old Town, this studio was Fort Collins’ first. With a strong conviction that yoga is for everyone, their down-to-earth studio and full range of classes make learning and practicing easy.
More than a yoga studio, Old Town is also a yoga school and healing center. They offer teacher certification courses and treatment rooms staffed with therapists for recovering injuries as well as regular spa services. In the past, they’ve donated and sponsored community fundraiser events including the Sustainable Living fair.
Deeply rooted in yoga tradition, owners Sarada and Jason (Shivaji) Erickson have over thirty years combined experience practicing the art and meditation under the guidance of His Holiness, Rishi Maha Mandelshwar Sri Shambhavananda Yogi.
As a non-profit organization, Om Ananda has sliding scale pricing, meaning you pay what you are able from $9 to $17 dollars for drop-in classes, $69 to $109 for an unlimited membership, and other options for class passes. Whatever you choose to pay, Om Ananda guarantees continued availability of affordable yoga for a thriving yoga community in Fort Collins.
At Holistic, yoga is more than just a fitness practice; it’s a way of life. Their classes and teachings focus on the practice of yoga as an instrument to reveal a greater sense of healthy awareness, harmony and serenity. Students learn self-healing techniques and find depth in their practice through these sequences. Spinal integrity and alignment are emphasized to promote balance, strength and body awareness.
BKS Iyengar is the founder of a system of yoga that brings the alignment of the body under the watchful eye of your awareness. Certified owner and teacher, Cathy Wright brought his teachings back with her from India where she makes regular trips for workshops, vacation and practice.
The studio’s classes follow the format of the system used at the yoga studio in India and cover everything from standing poses to extensions and inversions.
On October 8, Treetop opened a brand new Loveland studio in partnership with their original Fort Collins location. Both locations offer yoga therapy sessions, private yoga for individual, targeted practice, yoga mentorship for aspiring teachers, group classes and workshops.
At Evolve, fitness is all about respect, community, hard work, consistency and integrity. Owner Jon McKeon’s passion for the sport began while he was training as a firefighter right here in Fort Collins. When he discovered how well it prepared him for his work, his life and his various outdoor pursuits, he wanted to create his own space and invite our community in as well. They offer education in fitness, Olympic weightlifting and nutrition as well as kids’ programs.
Fort Collins CrossFit hosts a free class every Saturday at 9 a.m. and makes it easy to get started in the sport. Their facility is equipped with showers, lockers, weights and equipment, experienced coaches, and open gym hours. Their full line of classes (including a kids’ class!) is designed to provide a better, healthier lifestyle for all their members.
Choice City is an inclusive CrossFit community that provides professional coaching, programming and support to athletes of all levels and backgrounds. They encourage goal-setting and progress with a goal to make all of their members better in every facet of life. Start here to learn more and find out how you can get started with an intro class!
Pure Barre combines classic and modern dance with an intense workout. Fort Collins’ owner Stephanie Spalding came to the sport through her own history in and passion for dance. She loved the health and physical benefits of course but was surprised by the mental and emotional well-being it provided as well. Now, she and her staff strive to bring those same advantages to all their members! Check the schedule to find out when you can get started.
Powerhouse Pilates offers a full range of Pilates sessions as well as barre classes. Their practices can improve your physical strength, assist with injury recovery and childbirth, and increase awareness of your body. You can experience everything from group classes to semi-private and private lessons.
Located inside Old Town Athletic Club, Perk! offers solo, duet and group Pilates training classes. They merge traditional Pilates with modern flair to ensure you’ll get the most out of your workout every time. Specialized sessions are fit for children, adults, seniors, athletes, beginners and recovering clients alike.
Ascent is more than a climbing gym. Their studio is about the art of climbing: training, practicing, creating, collaborating and jamming. The space is designed to inspire and promote a sense of community, so some on down and join in the fun! You can drop in just for the day or get an unlimited climbing membership!
If we missed your favorite Fort Collins gym, let us know! We can always use more ways to get fit and meet our New Year’s Resolutions!
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