Workin’ on Your Fitness in University Park

There is no better place to be inspired by action and activity than Denver, Colorado. According to U.S. News, Colorado ranks as the 8th healthiest state in the country. They consider physical and mental health to come to these conclusions as well as obesity rates and smoking rates. Denver alone ranks as the 7th healthiest city in the United States according to WalletHub! When you surround yourself in areas where people hold the same values and respect for one another, you are creating a successful environment for yourself both mentally and physically.

Denver is home to hundreds of gyms, yoga studios, pilates studios, and Crossfit centers in all neighborhoods owned by small individuals or larger corporations with locations in Denver. In University Park, there are an array of opportunities to improve your fitness at reasonable price points, hours, and locations. If you are a student on a budget, locally-owned gyms or studios offer discounts to make the price point more feasible for those seeking interest in yoga, pilates, or general fitness.

Let’s explore the options that students, young professionals, or downsizers can find at attainable price points in spectacular locations when you rent at Arboretum in University Park!

Top Recommendations for General Fitness


Coors Fitness Center
If you are a student who attends the University of Denver, this is your best and most affordable option. If you are a full-time student you get a membership to the Coors Fitness Center for FREE! If you are not a student, they start memberships at $87 a month.

At the Coors Fitness Center you have access to a full gym, group fitness classes, open lap swimming in an Olympic-sized pool, a basketball and volleyball court, public ice skating, and drop-in hockey! If you are seeking a gym that goes beyond the weights, this would be an excellent option for you whether you are a student or professional. Not to mention, the Coors Fitness Center is a 7-minute walk and a 3-minute bike ride from your home at Arboretum.

Project Rise Fitness
Project Rise Fitness is a unique gym in Denver that takes fitness to a new level— the trainers at Project Rise are well known as the ABC’S Extreme Weight Loss Trainer’s and have helped change hundreds of peoples lives. The price of a membership at Project Rise varies depending on the program you go with and frequency you attend the gym. To get a better idea of pricing, give them a call at 720-509-9847.

They offer 3 programs that are targeted for specific individuals. The first program is the “Variety” which takes a mix of their sport and life programs and ties in nutrition coaching and restorative training. The second program is the “Well Rounded Approach” which helps customers understand nutrition, fitness, and community. The final program is “Habits for the Long Run” which helps individuals focus on creating an environment that helps them focus on healthy habits for the rest of their life.

Top Recommendations for Yoga & Pilates


So Hum Yoga & Wellness Bungalow
You gain a new yoga experience with Nikki at So Hum Yoga. Nikki runs this quaint studio out of her home in Wash Park, so if you are looking for a more intimate, one on one setting where you can get better individual attention, this is the place for you. Nikki’s indoor studio holds 8-people and her outdoor yoga deck holds 15-people.

Nikki is well-versed in her yoga techniques and practices as she has been an instructor for 15-years. Pricing for a yoga class with Nikki is $15 for a drop-in session or $150 for 10 sessions. In this time, she is currently doing Zoom Yoga classes and is allowing for 6 people on the outdoor deck due to social distancing guidelines.

Peace of Mind Pilates
Peace of Mind Pilates is a local Denver studio that specializes in helping individuals overcome back and neck pain through alternative healing. Whether you are recovering from surgery or a rough injury, the instructors at Peace of Mind are very experienced in helping individuals recover safely from any traumatic injury. Explore the alternatives to helping your body heal safely and effectively.

If you have ever desired a new alternative to healing, try out Peace of Mind, who knows… You might get a piece of mind!


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