Weekend Warriors: Cheap and Boozy Workouts in Denver

Pure Barre is expanding its programming.
Pure Barre is expanding its programming. Jenna Sparks Photography
Let loose this weekend on the mat or during happy hour. Choose to get "shift faced" with the grand opening of the new Shift Cycle in Sunnyside, or take your barre to the taproom floor. This weekend's picks include several options for booze-fueled workouts.

Free Reform Open House
Pure Barre Denver Highlands

Saturday, September 29, 5 a.m.
Pure Barre is adding to its signature full-body toning workout. With the addition of “Pure Reform,” strength training is now a part of the mix. This fifty-minute workout incorporates the barre, resistance bands and sliders — elements all seen in Pure Barre’s existing classes — and builds on the techniques already taught in the studio. Try Pure Reform for free all weekend, as Pure Barre Denver Highlands will offer open-house classes starting at 5 a.m. on Saturday and continuing into Sunday. Spots are limited, so visit the Pure Barre website for more information and to sign up online.

Pick up the barbell and kick the sugar. - PIXABAY/ABERRO CREATIVE
Pick up the barbell and kick the sugar.
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Community WOD and Kick the Sugar Workshop
CrossFit Elevation
Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m.

Join CrossFit Elevation at Denver's Art District on Santa Fe this Saturday to “work hard and become the best version of yourself.” At this CrossFit gym — while experiencing professional coaching on lifts that test your physical capacity — you’ll also experience self-empowerment, education and behavioral change. This weekend, CrossFit Elevation is offering a free workout of the day combined with a workshop to help get rid of sugar addictions, in partnership with holistic wellness coach Tiffany Skidmore of Nourish and Forge Wellness. Learn more about the workout and Skidmore’s services on Facebook; all are welcome to attend Saturday morning.

click to enlarge Get "shift-faced" on the bike. - SHIFT CYCLE + FITNESS
Get "shift-faced" on the bike.
Shift Cycle + Fitness
Shift Cycle Sunnyside Grand Opening
Shift Cycle + Fitness Sunnyside
Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m.

Shift Cycle + Fitness is bringing its signature 45-minute workout to the Sunnyside neighborhood with its grand opening of a new location. The studio is inviting riders to come get “shift faced” and enjoy free classes all weekend. Additionally, free child care will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and free vodka drinks will be available from KEEL Vodka, as well as coffee from High Brew Coffee. Red Bull, Midnight Rambler Boutique, and KIND Snacks will also be on site for riders to check out. Visit the Shift Cycle website to learn more about the workout itself and what to expect.

Take barre3 to the brewery. - BARRE3 YOUTUBE
Take barre3 to the brewery.
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barre3 at Resolute Brewing
Resolute Brewing
Sunday, September 30, 10 a.m.
Get balanced at the brewery. Barre3’s workout itself is a combination of ballet barre, yoga and Pilates, and the full-body workout comprises micro-body movements and cardio bursts. Learn about class packages from barre3 and its three-step-principle approach: Hold, move small, and move big. This Sunday, barre3 will offer a free outdoor 45-minute class beginning at 10 a.m., and participants are welcome to enjoy 15 percent off their tab should they decide to stay after class to explore Resolute Brewing’s beer menu. Interested participants should plan to bring a mat, but visit Facebook for more information.

click to enlarge Happy hour starts here. - LAUREN ARCHULETTA
Happy hour starts here.
Lauren Archuletta
Work Hard, Play Hard Free Boot Camp and Happy Hour
Blunt Force Training
Saturday, September 29, 5:30 p.m.

Blunt Force Training, the 9,000-square-foot gym offering personal training, boot camp classes, boxing classes and more, is opening its doors this Friday night to showcase all of the services offered. A free boot camp kicks off at 5:30 p.m., complete with music provided by DJ Btop. Following the workout, coaches and participants will head across the street to Crafty Fox for drinks and further discussion about the programming offered by Blunt Force Training. Visit Blunt Force Training’s website for more information on the classes offered, and get ready to sweat.

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Lauren Archuletta is a contributor for Westword's arts section, covering Denver's health and wellness scene. Follow her work for tips on cheap workouts and which yoga classes include mimosas and beer.