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.
After considering that the traditional health club model doesn't really work for many people, a group of fitness industry veterans decided to do something about it. They started Fitness 19. It's a simple concept—a gym with cardio, strength, and free weight equipment—but in a family-friendly atmosphere without the traditional high costs of many gyms. Members get in shape using state-of-the-art equipment or working one-on-one with Fitness 19's personal trainers. Meanwhile, parents can work out peacefully as the kids play in the Kids Room, staffed by professionals who keep kiddos aged 3 months to 11 years entertained and safe.
Of Caribbean descent, the word tumbao means "sexy rhythm." It's an accurate—albeit brief—description of the scene at Tumbao Fitness, where instructors lead groups through sessions of Zumba that are just as much party as they are workout. A nightclub vibe—complete with disco lights—further provokes the studio's festive atmosphere, helping exercisers remain energized as they step and sway through Zumba's sultry movement.
After 700 hours of training, the instructors of Bikram's Yoga College at Westminster and Longmont each received their certification from Bikram Yoga's founder, Bikram Choudhury. The team's collective expertise ensures students can safely execute Bikram's 26 circulation-boosting poses and two breathing exercises. During group or private classes, they'll help each student to transition from one stance to another as the studio's heating system incites greater flexibility and a detoxifying sweat. They cultivate a judgment-free atmosphere, welcoming participation from those with no prior yoga or volcano-spelunking experience.
The two Colorado studios host their sessions beneath 10- and 11.5-foot ceilings to foster a spaciously steamy setting. An onsite retail store equips patrons with gear, and a board-certified massage therapist ousts any lingering limb tension with a massage.
Since 1977, Longmont Athletic Club has approached physical fitness from several angles, furnishing its two locations with equipment and training for athletes, casual athletic club goers, and families. The main location fills more than 90,000 square feet of space with machines from LifeFitness and Cybex, and more than 65 communal classes, including Zumba and spinning classes, plus indoor and outdoor tennis courts and pools, and amenities such as steam rooms, dry saunas, and jacuzzis. The course lineup covers a broad range of teaching styles, from the highly specialized instruction of gender-specific boxing to the casual provision of razor-edged disks for Extreme Ultimate frisbee. A warm staff of professionals oversees personal-training, massage-therapy, and childcare services, readily guiding members through the club's expansive facilities.
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