Among the many great things about Colorado are the many recreational opportunities available both inside and outside. Our Best of Denver celebrates ten examples, with picks including traditional gyms, thoroughly nontraditional spots and even spots on the slopes in anticipation of the soon-to-arrive ... More >>
Last week, the folks at Estately.com ranked Colorado fifth on its roster of the ten best states for hippies. But in the site's latest list, Our Fair State places even higher. The subject? The geography of enthusiasm for CrossFit, a multifaceted exercise philosophy whose fans tend to become so obsess ... More >>
As the mercury drops and a light drizzle starts to fall at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, the emcee of the Spark Run can't stop reminding us of how much fun we're about to have. "This is not your ordinary night!" he shouts from the top of the scaffolding that overlooks the starting line, as house musi ... More >>
Starting next week, the center of Denver could be the center of your workout. Civic Center Moves is just the latest project promoted by the Civic Center Conservancy to turn Civic Center Park into a more positive Denver space. "People make parks, so starting April 2a, when you work out for free at Ci ... More >>
Pura Vida in Cherry Creek North is opening its doors to the public for the first time ever this weekend, when it will host the inaugural edition of its new program, Sunday Afternoon Meltdown. The club invites yogis of all levels to wind down and recharge with a combination yoga class, guided meditat ... More >>
Like every kid in high school, I was forced to fulfill a gym requirement. At George Washington high school, we had the option of taking aerobics -- which secretly I loved, because I dreamed of one day making my own instructional workout videos. Each day our weird instructor -- who had been at the sc ... More >>
I have been boxing at the 20th Street Recreation Center -- Denver's oldest public recreational facility -- for more than four years. And while the boxing fitness class is a relatively new addition, 20th Street has also been home to a legendary competitive boxing program for over seventy years, one t ... More >>
I've been obsessed with fitness ever since I can remember. Maybe it was because I grew up in the '80s, and activities for girls revolved around a pink-haired dog that pimped nail accessories and showing the world what we could do through the fine art of ribbon dancing. I took ballet, tap dance, ice- ... More >>
"No exercise groups of any size permitted in this area." Those signs started popping up around Denver parks this year, discouraging groups of early-morning runners and mid-morning mommies pushing strollers in syncopated workouts. The city's crack-down on organized exercise seems so ludicrous that it ... More >>
If your plan is to drink 47 shots every time Barack Obama chides Mitt Romney over his "47 percent" remarks during tonight's presidential debate, you're going to have more immediate problems than the latest jobs report. For an alternative to debate-night drinking games that will absolutely be better ... More >>
Countless workouts and diets promise results -- and generally, the success of any regimen is up to you. But the town's first Title Boxing Club, which opens in Greenwood Village this week, promises to help you break out of the box -- with boxing. There are 47 other Title clubs across the country; the ... More >>
Starting tomorrow, Aurora will play host to the International Powerlifting Federation World Masters Bench Press Championships. As explained in our cover story about tourism in Aurora, "Wish You Were Here!," local powerlifting champions Dan and Jennifer Gaudreau worked with the fledgling Visit Aurora ... More >>
Over the last few months, I went from the worst shape of my life to the best while continuing to eat like a food critic. Don't punch me in the face; instead, read how I did it in this series: As internet memes go, I really hope this one is just about to gasp its last breath before being lost in the ... More >>
What do you get when you combine yoga, dance, plyometrics and athletic conditioning? One word: BUTI. Former fitness competitor and competitive skier Bizzie Gold created BUTI (yes, it's pronounced 'booty') after years of training and athletic conditioning inspired her to fuse multiple workout styles ... More >>
A first glimpse of Fitness Origin -- a new gym that opened in Colorado Springs this month -- had us wondering: What, exactly, goes on in this room full of sand with straps hanging from the walls? It sort of looks like one of those secret basement serial-killer lairs discovered under a hatch i ... More >>
Over the last few months, I went from the worst shape of my life to the best while continuing to eat like a food critic. Don't punch me in the face; instead, read how I did it in part ten of this series: Ow, every single part of my body hurts -- even my eyelashes, I think. I wish I could distill a ... More >>
DJ Darina What's a dance club without booze? Some might say "intolerable," but Darina Miteva -- perhaps better known as DJ Darina, Bulgaria's #1 female DJ -- would beg to differ. "Everything is full of drunk people," Miteva says. "People at home don't like the environment in the nightclub." M ... More >>
Britt ChesterAngie Arrington of 5280 Fitness, in front of the center's Bruce Lee mural.What has been the former home for a six-foot skateboard mini-ramp, a thrift shop and the coolest garage sale you've ever seen now houses 5280 Fitness. Located in the neighboring building of Thrifty Stick Bo ... More >>
Five years ago, Denver-based Runner's World writer Dimity McDowell and her Portland, Oregon-based running/writing partner Sarah Bowen Shea successfully pitched an article to the magazine, proposing to write about their post-pregnancy training in the lead-up to running the 125-mile TransRockie ... More >>
It's not the most Boulder-ish thing ever to come out of Boulder, but it comes pretty close: barefoot running, the newest cultural export from our neighbors to the northwest and the whitest thing since unpaid internships. If you're not from a place that can price non-whites into trailer parks ... More >>
More athletic than sitting on the couch.Blame it on the holiday influx of cheese logs, goose-meat and cases of Hofbräu, but you've been feeling a little sluggish lately. And broke. Plus, "sluggish" and "broke" is a very negative combination of things to be feeling, according to your court-or ... More >>
After this week, you can safely assume Scott McInnis won't be subscribing to the Denver Post anytime soon. Because not only is the beleaguered Republican gubernatorial candidate an alleged plagiarist, he's also a penny pincher.
Run for your own Happily Ever After in Greeley.
The Black Eyed Peas' credibility, a mainstay in the genre since 1998's Behind the Front, died on Sunday, in a spinning class at the 24-Hour Fitness by my house. It was eleven-years-old. The credibility, once as strong as any hip-hop group's, has been in poor health since 2003, when Fergie ... More >>
Explicit Electronica takes synthesizer sounds back to the future.
The Aetna Park to Park 10 Miler runs its course through the city.
A yoga master returns to Pueblo for a weekend of inspiration.
Isis's Psychic Fair has it all.
Ah, MySpace, thou art a foul temptress. It's amazing how the social networking website is treated by so many young adults as some sort of secret journal where they can spill their most outlandish desires and drug-addled exploits. It's a virtual candyland for perverts and journalists alike. Nowhere e ... More >>
Success in female bodybuilding is wafer-thin.
After fifty years of marriage, their love remains strong. Very strong.
This gym is an emotional rec.
Latin Dance FX & Fitness
Kissing the Virgin's Mouth
Magness Arena, Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness, University of Denver
Wheat Ridge Recreational Center
DENVER VIDEO PRODUCER LEE SPIEKER LIKES BRINGING UP THE REAR.RADICAL CHEEK DENVER'S LEE SPIEKER HAS MADE A FORTUNE BEING A BUTTHEAD.