Whether she's racing her dogs on one of Boulder's scenic trails or leading boot-camp classes, V3 Outdoor Fitness's founder, Samantha Watts, is always in motion. Though her favorite sport is running, the personal-fitness trainer incorporates a bevy of total-body toning moves into her outdoor boot-camp classes. Push-ups, squats, weight training, stair climbing, and sprints torch calories and tighten abdomens during one-hour sessions held at North Boulder Park. The varying exercises give certain muscle groups a break while working others to more efficiently fill out roomy T-shirt sleeves and render foam muscle suits unnecessary. Sam also offers a trail running program to help fellow rustic hoofers hone their speed and endurance.
Jungle Cat Fitness's trainers help clients to achieve their physical fitness goals with dynamic, 60-minute boot-camp workouts. Through the course of five-week sessions, the enthusiastic trainers lead campers in a variety of exercises including kickboxing, circuit training, and core work to carve lean and toned physiques, leaving previous body doubles unemployed. The ever-rotating exercise lineup staves off boredom and keeps muscles from becoming accustomed to repetition, which can render workouts ineffective. Before launching into a program, participants undergo a health evaluation with a trainer, who then places them into a camp suited to their needs based on their overall fitness level and any current or previous injuries. Those seeking one-on-one sessions can opt for a personal-training package, working toward their fitness goals with fully tailored routines and undivided attention.
Inside Black Line Athletic Club's main training room, CrossFitters utilize the minimalist space by dragging sleds or sprinting across AstroTurf along personal training clients lifting HammerStrength weights. The facility hosts classes such as Blac Core, an intense conditioning class, and Performance, a dynamic-resistance-cord class used nationwide by professional athletes and champion chess players who need to be in peak physical shape. The training center also has facilities designed for a variety of workouts, including calorie-torching spin classes, muscle-sculpting ballet barre classes, flexibility-boosting yoga classes, and heart-pumping cardio dance classes.
When Training Zone opens each day, the gym is ready to provide members with everything they need for functional, total-body workouts. That starts with top-of-the-line equipment, which ranges from Hammer Strength and Life Fitness cardio machines to swaths of astroturf dotted with morning dew. The gym offers more than high-quality gear, including a team of dedicated coaches on staff. In addition to leading personal-training sessions, the team instructs group classes that utilize everything from yoga and barre techniques to tethered, agility-bolstering dynamic resistance cords and TRX suspension systems.
Equipment: TRX Suspension Trainers
Students should bring: Towel, mat, and water
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Please bring your clean shoes to change into; no outside shoes allowed.
Signature Service: Personal training, massage
Brands Used: Real Ryder bikes, Jacobs Ladder, Ellora, Samadhi
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 1
Pro Tip: Luxury massage center, best of Boulder, affordable monthly membership available.