Beth and Jim Trammell started 5280 Gymnastics to share their love of gymnastics with students young and old, novice and expert, casual and competitive. They assembled an elite team of coaches that trained Olympic gymnast Sasha Artemev and placed graduates on the gymnastics teams at Stanford University, into officer's education at West Point, and onto the diving team at Northwestern University. Under this refined tutelage, the two USA Gymnastics teams that regularly train within 5280's confines took home awards at regional, state, and national levels of competition.
The owners and coaches recognize that not everyone desires to train for peak levels of gymnastics competition, and so the range of classes encompasses plenty of other options, including casual, confidence-inspiring play for tots and free running and parkour classes for older students. During the summer, daily camps keep kids busy during sunny hours with athletic games and arts-and-crafts projects such as building a balance beam out of popsicle sticks.
Boot Camp Challenge Denver Metro helps trainees to realize their fitness goals with motivating instructors and encouragement from peers. Classes meet indoors during the morning and evening hours three days a week for six weeks, with participants burning up to 500 to 800 calories per session. Exercises conform to all fitness levels and abilities, and each program includes personalized nutritional guidance that details how to successfully plan meals and mercilessly harpoon wild heads of lettuce.
From New York City to Honolulu, National Fitness Solutions leads outdoor workouts that foster a sense of community and deliver a heaping helping of expert guidance. Undaunted by rain and wind, the instructors cancel their outdoor sessions only in cases of severe weather or pterodactyl attack. Regimens are designed for participants of all fitness levels, and all you need to sign up is 16 years between the current date and the issuing of your birth certificate.
The toned tutors of Genesee Mountain Fitness embrace an inclusive approach to wellness, welcoming cyclists, weight lifters, Zumba mavens, and senior citizens alike to their plentiful group classes. The gym's fully stocked weight room and towering edifice of cardio equipment is available 24 hours a day, so shadowboxers may gear up to face the perils of sunshine. Students strengthen and flex cores in Pilates and yoga classes, and seniors pursue gentle yoga stretch classes and range-of-motion exercises through SilverSneakers sessions. For an additional fee, the credential-laden instructors present Pilates reformer classes (three introductory sessions $175 for members) and one-on-one personal training ($70 for a single session) for an extra hand in cracking the fabled health-nut.
Every so often it's refreshing to leave the interior of a gym and head outside for a workout. Especially when you get the chance to use one of the world's best amphitheatres as your playground. Fitness on the Rocks exists sets up shop at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and beckons participants outside for fitness classes attended by up to 4,000. Total Body Blast takes over the sprawling amphitheatre space for a workout that combines pushups, squats, and box jumps to challenge core muscles and boost endurance. Yoga uses rock benches as stretching and meditation vessels, and Zumba motivates participants to work up a sweat while dancing to Latin rhythms and the echoes of bears singing in the hills behind the venue.
Meanwhile, the Mile Up The Rocks sends runners up and down the Amphitheatre's steep stairs eight times. And the event isn't all for the endorphins. The Fundraiser Rice Haul pairs participants with bags of rice that they transport up the stairs to the plaza to raise money for Project Worthmore, which feeds Burmese refugees in Denver.
By athletes, for athletes. And for people of all ages and skill levels who are serious about their health. That's how the team behind Red Rocks Boot Camp describes their training programs. But cultivating their signature "no-nonsense, motivating training environment," they say, takes rigorous, focused workouts. It also takes "just the right mix of science and attitude," a phrase pulled from Sir Isaac Newton's Twitter profile.
Between them, founders Cory and Nero have degrees in exercise science, kinesiology, and exercise biology. It's clear they've got the attitude part down, too: the boot camp's photo album sees the occasional costume framing a face as silly as it is sweaty. Most pics, though, show challenging workouts anchored by TRX gear, philosophies like high intensity interval training (HIIT), and outdoor jaunts.