Sweat It Out West of Denver : 5 High Altitude Fitness Hot Spots | By Lisa Blake

Last Updated: April 15, 2019By

Release toxins, stay flexible, cleanse your body and maybe even fall in love with something new this season. Snag a spot at these steamy spring fitness faves around Summit and Eagle counties.

Class: Ignite Yoga

Where: Mountain Soul Yoga in Edwards

Why: Billed as a balance and burn combo, the modern, clean-lined studio’s Ignite classes deliver a faster paced practice that calls on the fire element through dynamic movements. Expect accessible arm balances and backbends. Leave feeling energized and motivated. Ignite classes are offered daily.

56 Edwards Village Blvd., 970-446-6485, www.mountainsoulyoga.com

Class: Cardio Blast

Where: Psycle 9600 in Breckenridge

Why: Clip in at the highest Spin®studio in the U.S. for a full mind, body and soul-focused ride alongside first-timers and diehards. The Sunday evening Cardio Blast class is an intense 60-minute cardiovascular session set to the rhythm of the high-tech boutique’s bumping sound system. Expect to boost your metabolism and heart rate while torching massive calories at 9,600 feet.

505 S. Main St., C6, 970-423-6653, www.psycle9600.com

Class: Power Flow

Where: Summit Hot Yoga in Frisco

Why: Sculpt and tone nearly every muscle in your body while harnessing the power of a heated vinyasa. Classes hover around 90 degrees, lighting your inner fire, opening up muscles and encouraging continuous energy flow. An increased heart rate in a heated room means quicker calorie burn, flushed toxins and sharper mental focus.

6thAvenue & Granite Street, 970-668-9646, www.summithotyoga.com

Class: Pilates Barre

Where: Synergy in Avon

Why: Synergy Center for Wellness knows Pilates. They’ve been rocking it since 2003 and exclusively hire top-notch instructors. Jump in an hour-long group session for focused muscle toning designed to stretch and strengthen. Work your back and abs while improving posture and balance.Bonus: Synergy offers onsite massage and an in-house physical therapist.

160 W. Beaver Creek Blvd., 970-748-1911, www.synergyvail.com

Class: Booty Blaster

Where: Vail Athletic Club in Vail 

Why: The 18,000-square-foot VAC offers more than 50 group fitness classes each week. Commit to a firmer, higher, happier behind with a 30-minute Booty Blaster session. Burn body fat, build muscle tone and really hone in on those glutes and legs. Go big and combine the workout with a back-to-back Core Blaster class.

352 E. Meadow Dr., 970-476-7960, www.vailathleticclub.com


Lisa Blake is a freelance writer living in Breckenridge, specializing in dining, outdoors, ski resorts and wellness. She is happiest on her mountain bike, yoga mat or in a raft with her husband, son and pug. Her work has been featured in Aspen Modern Luxury, Purist, 5280.com and GoBreck.com. Find her at www.lisablakecreative.com.

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