Exercise can be tough, and sometimes it takes a bit of extra effort to get off the couch and get moving. As it turns out, the best form of motivation often comes in the form of a beer at the end of an especially hard workout. Here are our picks for the best boozy workouts in Denver in reverse alphabetical order, with the exception of the 2017 Best of Denver winner, handing out burpees and beers and wrapping up the list.
Yoga is best when paired with beer.
YogaZo Facebook Page
YogaZo's Pints and Planks
This mobile yoga studio is out to get you. Since YogaZo has no permanent location, weekly classes instead occur in boozy establishments like Declaration Brewing, Epic Brewing, C Squared Ciders and Grandma’s House. Pints and Planks is an all-level flow class for any yogi or yogini, and you can get it for just $10. If beer isn’t your thing, you can practice with YogaZo on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month for the studio's Wine and Warriors class, held at Infinite Monkey Theorem’s RiNo location. A full schedule is available online at YogaZoCO.com. For more information, call 937-671-8917.
Stretch it out, then enjoy $1 off a pint.
Baere Brewing Company
Yogi Baere Community Class
320 Broadway Suite E
Nothing builds community faster than a room full of people trying to get into crow pose and then laughing about it over beers afterward. The staff at CorePower Yoga’s South Broadway location wanted to get to know their neighbors, and they decided the best way to do so was to offer a free community class across the street in Baere Brewing Company. The cleverly named Yogi Baere class is offered monthly, and participants get $1 off pints when the class is over. Follow CorePower Yoga’s Facebook page for the next class.
Sun's out, guns out with HIIT training.
Viewhouse Facebook page
ViewHouse Summer HIIT Club with FIT36
2015 Market Street
Summer is right around the corner, and FIT36 is taking over both ViewHouse locations to make sure you’re ready fo, “Sun’s out, guns out.” On Select Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning in May, FIT36 will offer its signature 36-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, followed with a Sons of 1858 beer. The entire summer workout series, which comes with a FIT36 T-shirt, will cost you $20, and all proceeds will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver. Visit Facebook for full details and the summer workout schedule.
Sometimes yoga is taught from the top of the bar.
Rishi Yoga Facebook Page
Rishi Yoga at Brewability Lab
12445 East 39th Avenue #314
Yoga in breweries is becoming more of a trend lately, and nobody’s complaining. You can catch Rishi Yoga instructors taking it to the mat each week at Brewability Lab, offering an hour-long vinyasa flow, Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. The founders of Rishi Yoga believe that yoga is both a personal and a community practice, which is why they bring the practice to the craft-beer community each week. Plan on bringing your own mat and $15 for this boozy workout. Brewability Lab’s Facebook has the full yoga schedule.
The perfect apparel for this boozy running club.
bRUNch Running Facebook page
2) bRUNch Running
It makes sense on paper: Running and brunch seem to go hand in hand. The founders of bRUNch Running Club, a non-competitive group of runners with a passion for fitness and food, offers organized runs and brunches to promote a healthy and social lifestyle. The $25 annual fee includes exclusive bRUNch-only discounts and benefits, including brunch events. Visit brunchrunning.com for more information.
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Earn your beer in the tap room.
6. Brewery Boot Camp
Brewery Boot Camp will make you earn your beer. “Sunday Funday” has a different meaning when it starts with two, or often three, brewery workouts before noon at places like Lone Tree Brewing Company and Copper Kettle Brewing. Despite the fact that all workouts take place on a taproom floor and end with a cold one, Brewery Boot Camp founders won’t let you develop a beer gut, as you’ll spend an hour doing kettlebell swings and mountain climbers. The full-body workout is only $10, and the full schedule can be found on the group's Facebook page.