In 1896, a wealthy jeweler commissioned a lavish, Victorian brownstone to be built on Denver’s Capitol Hill. It was one of the area’s finest homes, with Tiffany windows, ornate crown molding, and stylish woodwork throughout. In later years, the building was divided into apartments and then transformed into a luxury hotel. More than a century later, The Holiday Chalet still contains many of the original design elements.
Today, the building houses a bed and breakfast with four room types. Each room is outfitted with antiques, period furniture, and a fountain spouting Earl Grey tea. Some even have private kitchens. While the rooms retain much of their original Victorian décor, they’ve been updated with flat-screen TVs and WiFi.
Before opening a yoga and cycling studio, owner Sarah Russell was hit by a car while biking, seriously injuring her back. Sarah credits the rejuvenating power of yoga with saving her spinal cord, and her life. Today, she inspires others to meet their wellness goals through a lineup of mind- and body-nurturing classes.
Sarah and her brigade of enthusiastic instructors lead handfuls of classes each day for students of all fitness levels. The heart-pumping and vigorous cycling classes help patrons to improve their endurance while building muscle and strength. Complementing these physically demanding workouts are yoga classes for different skill levels that challenge the body in different ways, testing patrons' physical and mental focus through empowering posture series and healing stretches.
The course itself carries on that fun vibe, too. Winding through city streets and local parks, the 5K route is dotted with hydration stations that dole out hot chocolate. Holiday music, a giant Santa inflatable, and snow blowers help to set
Equipment: TRX Suspension Trainers, Hyperwear Sand Bells, Kettlebells, Jump Rope
Students should bring: Workout Clothing, Water, Personal Fitness Mat
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: Come hydrated.
The fascia is more pliable and has greater mobility when you are hydrated properly.
City of Denver Golf consists of eight distinct facilities that offer nine- and 18-hole courses set amid rustic, wooded landscapes with breathtaking views of the Denver skyline. Both the Harvard Gulch and Kennedy facilities contain nine-hole, par 3 courses, which accommodate novice golfers or advanced golfers.
In the sunlight that streams in through the floor-to-ceiling windows at pH7 Pilates, students bend and fold into challenging positions, all for the health of their body. Expert instructors meander through the group, adjusting postures and doling out encouragement as the students feel their core muscles working. These students are practicing a classic form of Pilates, using their body weight, Reformer machines, or giant pet parrots as resistance. The classes offer challenges for all skill levels, and include mat Pilates classes, yoga classes, and jump board cardio classes.