No one walks through the doors of CrossFit Longmont and begins a solo workout on a treadmill or elliptical machine. Instead, coaches lead small-group workouts that incorporate Olympic weightlifting equipment, wooden plyometric boxes, and rows of kettlebells. The coaches guide classes through each CrossFit exercise designed to mimic functional movements in daily life, from lifting heavy objects to jumping onto the kitchen table to eat meals. Workouts can be tailored to ensure participants of all abilities are challenged during adult- and kid-focused CrossFit classes. And during warmer months, classes spill outside and members flip oversized tires and run laps.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Incorporating both weights and resistance, riding at Beat Cycle provides a full-body workout that challenges riders through both cardiovascular and strength training. The magic of Beat cycling is that you can target everything all at once. It is truly unlike anything else in Boulder. Come ride!
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
Our instructor/DJs are not only highly trained, incredibly fit, energetic, and at the top of their game, they also have been trained in music?a Beat Cycle class is like going to the best party you've ever been to with your favorite music and your best friends in the coolest club you've ever seen.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Our founders love fitness and love music and when they moved to Boulder two years ago, they realized that the incredible fun that indoor cycling can offer was missing here. They decided to create a place for this obsession-inducing, heart-pumping, rhythm-inspired cycling in their new hometown.
What do you love most about your job? Riding with incredible people who realize they are stronger, fitter, and happier than they even thought, while jamming out to amazing music on a state-of-the-art sound system, in a tricked-out studio with cutting-edge bikes...basically what's not to love? Beat Cycle is the most fun thing. Ever.
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.
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.
Total-body health and well-being requires a balanced fitness approach that incorporates different types of training. With more than 20 years of experience as a nurse and a fitness instructor, Amy Melnick Immel believed in that idea so strongly that she made it the guiding mission of Sound Body Sound Mind Fitness when she founded the studio.
The group classes draw inspiration from various workout regimens, allowing a combination of classes to provide a more well-rounded approach to improving a member's physical and mental health. Cardio-intensive kickboxing sessions and indoor-cycling workouts help get pulses racing while strengthening hearts. Pilates and dance-inspired stretching sessions forge cast-iron cores and lean, toned muscles. For a more strength-oriented focus, the instructors also lead outdoor boot camps and classes that use barbell lifts to work major muscle groups across the body and teach students what to do if they come across a dumbbell while on a nature hike.
Sound Body Sound Mind Fitness is also home to a number of Fitwalls: technologically advanced, wall-mounted equipment that provides vertical training that uses students' body weight as resistance. Throughout workouts, the equipment tracks each person's muscle activity in real-time and controls intensity by altering the room's gravity.