The inside of Genesis Fitness is filled with an array of gym equipment and space to sprint and jog. The facility's instructors employ both for their challenging indoor and outdoor boot camps. During the sessions, exercisers get fit by using everything from traditional tools such as treadmills and free weights to less traditional forms of resistance such as logs, tires, and keg shells. To mix things up, they can attend the facility's continually varying drop-in boot camps each Saturday full-body workout. For a focus on an individual muscle group, visit a class any day of the week, morning, noon, or night.
Up to 800 calories burned. 70%–90% maximum heart rate achieved. One 30-minute workout. To achieve these results, the instructors and nutrition coaches at FIIT WERX have distilled their fitness classes down to a science. They're also committed to championing the benefits of barefoot training, which they say helps to improve posture, balance, and foot strength. In FIIT—full-intensity interval training—circuit classes, instructors lead students through rigorous, shoeless cardio and resistance workouts, which vary to allow other muscles to recover between sessions. Each class is based on the tenets of functional movement, relying on workouts that condition bodies for everyday tasks such as hoisting heavy laundry baskets, chopping logs into firewood, and lifting baby bears into tubs for their baths. Students can measure their progress with MyZone heart-rate and physical-activity monitors.
This same commitment to barefoot training also extends to FIIT WERX's partner gym, willPower Fit Studio. There, instructors lead challenging classes whose blend of yoga, Pilates, boot-camp, and cardio workouts adhere to their philosophy of positive, functional fitness. Scalable for athletes and aspiring athletes alike, classes such as willPower & grace and willPower infusion integrate challenging full-body workouts with sports psychology and multisensory stimulation to leave students as mentally sharp as they are physically fit.
Bodies By Perseverance is an exclusive personal training and fitness gym. This 3,800 square foot and penthouse level gym has a magnificent view of downtown Denver. With weight machines, free weights, a cardio room, fitness studio, and agility area, clients experience high-quality and intense workouts.
Though his gentle demeanor belies it, Denver Boot Camps' Scott Harwood has tough skin. He needed it as a physical trainer in the Marine Corps. Today, he offers encouragement to the ranks of boot campers who gather on weekday evenings and Saturday mornings to train with him. Together, they lift weights, do burpees, and haul medicine balls as he urges them to keep going, using support to motivate his students instead of dangling an eclair in front of their faces. He also works as a personal trainer, so campers can sign up for one-on-one sessions to supplement their evening workouts.
With a spa and gym in one facility, Matrix Fitness and Spa is the one-stop shop for looking and feeling good. The gym features more than 200 fitness classes monthly, including yoga, Pilates, TRX, and power sculpt. Its cardio machines engage users with Internet and satellite TV access. The Radical Arc Trainer gives runners a gentle-on-the-joints workout, moving legs without putting undue stress on the knees or hips, and the X-Bike, which has its own dedicated studio space, simulates an off-road mountain biking adventure.
Inside a full-service spa, clients may sip on complimentary fruit-infused water, hot tea, or wine while waiting for a massage, facial, or waxing session, among other treatments. Other treatments include a hydrating wrap that begins with a body polish to remove dead skin cells and shine any appendages made of gold.
The owner of Motion Fitness and Massage, Jessica Rose, is both a certified personal trainer and a certified massage therapist. With Motion Fitness and Massage, she combines all her skills. She leads clients through challenging and always-different workouts that include one-on-one, small group, or large group sessions that fuse cardio, strength, and endurance training. After working out, clients can have their chronic pain and stress reduced through a deep-tissue or sports massage to help keep them mobile and ache-free.