Laurels
Best Gyms in
Denver
2017

Why These Gyms?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored gyms on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best gyms in Denver, CO.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Bladium Sports & Fitness Center

Members at Bladium Sports & Fitness Center in Denver have extensive options in exercise programs. The large Denver gym hosts CrossFit sessions, a kids zone, youth and adult soccer facilities, youth programs, a cafe, and fitness rooms full of activity. Bladium Sports & Fitness Center partners with Final Move Fitness, a personal training business that supplies Certified Personal Trainers on site including an Ironman athlete and corrective exercise specialist.

Denver, CO(303) 320-3033

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Cherry Creek Athletic Club

Cherry Creek Athletic Club ranks in the top tier of Denver’s A-List gyms and has received Top 100 Health Club in the Nation designation by Club Industry Magazine and IHRSA. The 100,000 square foot state of the art facility includes basketball and racquetball/squash courts, indoor and outdoor pools, and a mind-body studio, day spa, and cafe. Individual, couple, add-kids, young professional, senior, corporate, and veteran memberships are available.

Denver, CO(303) 339-5647

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Colorado Weightlifting Club

Members of Colorado Weightlifting Club visit the Denver gym for classes, personal training, clinics, and a weightlifting academy that provides competition or certification preparation. Academy members can participate in Olympic style weightlifting classes and technique sessions and have 24/7 access to the gym. In-person or virtual one-on-one and small group training sessions are available. Clients not training for competitions often include athletes in other sports and safety professionals such as firefighters.

Denver, CO(303) 204-9693

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Denver Gym and Fitness

Denver Gym and Fitness (DG&F) caters to down-to-earth locals. DG&F maintains a personal training team with experiences such as ACSM Human Fitness Specialist certification, cardiac rehab work, triathlon and Mud Run competition, and NASM specialty in corrective exercise. An MMA instructor conducts self-defense seminars, and the gym hosts seasonal programs including Bridal Camp, ski conditioning, and Boot Camp in the Park.

Denver, CO(720) 249-4896

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DumbBells Too

The downtown Denver gym DumbBells Too provides a welcoming, casual environment for clients participating in group exercise classes, Tabata HIIT programs, TRX, and personal training. Trainers assist athletes to improve everyday performance or to prep for marathons or mountain climbing. Team members include a champion cyclist, an IDEA Elite Personal Trainer with 20 years of experience, and a certified trainer with a doctorate in physical activity.

Denver, CO(720) 836-4760

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F.I.T. Park Meadows

F.I.T. Park Meadows serves commuters heading in and out of Denver. The fitness center provides creative high-intensity workouts and access to physical therapy, dry needling, and chiropractic adjustments on site. F.I.T. specializes in CrossFit, Boot Camp, and Olympic Lifting Programs, with a staff of specialists trained in weight loss, kids’ fitness, rowing, and biology and chemistry. Coaches are NASM Certified Personal Trainers.

Lone Tree, CO(720) 383-8372

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FIT36

FIT36 is a veteran-friendly fitness business with two Denver studio franchises, serving clients ranging from children to NFL players and senior citizens. A Certified Personal Trainer is in each class, practicing HIIT in two-week circuits and during which participants use wearable technology such as heart rate monitors and equipment including TRX and kettlebells. Staff members have credentials through NASM, NFPT, and the National Council on Strength & Fitness.

Highlands Ranch, CO(877) 663-0880

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Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club

Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club (GATC) is in the south Denver technology center at Greenwood Village. More than 20 NASM certified personal trainers specialize in areas such as postnatal care, marathon training, TRX, weight loss, and group fitness. The Denver gym has a weight room, heated outdoor pool open year-round, and classes including hot yoga and kickboxing. GATC is a USTA, Shape Magazine, and 5280 ranked fitness facility.

Greenwood Village, CO(303) 770-2582

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Gym Uptown

Gym Uptown is a fitness center that supports Denver’s LGBT community. The downtown Denver gym provides group classes, all-weather roof workouts, personal training, functional Olympic lifting, a cardio floor, a full floor for resistance training, a social patio, and a smoothie bar. Staff members include an editorial contributor to HealthyGayLifestyles, Gay Games medalists, NASM Certified Professional Trainers, NPTI graduates, and specialists in corrective exercise, plant-based nutrition, conditioning, and swimming.

Denver, CO(303) 861-4009

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Inward Fitness

Locally owned Denver training facility Inward Fitness caters to corporate wellness programs and sports performance conditioning clients. Formerly InWard Motion, the gym opened in 2005. Private and semi-private training, group fitness classes, and yoga are available, as well as seasonal training for golf and snowboarding. The husband and wife co-owners and their staff are ACSM and ACE Certified Personal Trainers, a Certified Exercise Physiologist and a Nutritional Counselor.

Denver, CO(720) 295-3471

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Iron Warrior Gym

The owner of Iron Warrior Gym in Denver holds state, national, and world records for weightlifting in several federations. The Denver gym specializes in open lifting and is accessible 24/7 to members. Personal training is available for athletes from 12 to over 60 years old. Competitive lifters visit for the specific equipment, and clients at all levels of lifting experience are welcome, including individuals working to control obesity.

Denver, CO(720) 539-5111

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Mile High Monkey Bar Gym

Accountability and structure are the priorities and specialties of Mile High Monkey Bar Gym (MHMBG) in Denver. The MHMBG system tailors and rotates workouts for every fitness and skill level in small group classes. Coaches monitor attendance, encouraging group accountability, and recommend that clients eat a plant-based diet. Training programs are functional, using bodyweight exercise, gymnastics, running, and yoga. MHMBG has no machines, TVs, free weights, or mirrors.

Denver, CO(720) 984-1303

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Mountain Strong Denver

Mountain Strong Denver provides CrossFit and rock climbing training, bouldering, personal training, and open gym time. Coaches are available to design HIIT workouts to support participants’ physical and mental strength. Multiple trainers hold CF-L1 and Olympic Lifting certifications and the team includes a national champion swimmer and USA Climbing L1 Routesetter. Specialized training equipment such as high rings, kettlebells, and med balls are available.

Denver, CO(720) 460-1778

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Movement Climbing + Fitness

Movement Denver Climbing + Fitness is a Boulder and Denver multi-service gym that specializes in climbing. The daylit facility, which receives 85 percent of its energy through solar panels, has space and trained staff for yoga, small group training, fitness classes, climbing, and childcare. Movement Denver has hosted the International Federation of Sports Climbing World Cup, SCS national championships, and other climbing competitions.

Denver, CO(720) 476-7800

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Pura Vida

Pura Vida is a J. Madden fitness center and spa providing personal training, holistic nutrition consultation, physical therapy, and hospitality to Denver clients since 2007. The center hosts Volo Suspension Yoga sessions, a fitness floor, and physical therapy services in the Cherry Creek North shopping district. Club Business International, Travel + Leisure, Colorado Yoga, and 5280 Magazine have featured Pura Vida in their coverage of Denver health clubs and innovative fitness programming.

Denver, CO(303) 321-7872

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PUSH Gym

PUSH Gym in Denver is a locally owned facility specializing in HIIT circuit training and physical therapy. Trainers hold certifications from NSCA and NASM and in TRX suspension training. PUSH fitness programs help to improve clients’ strength and coordination for many popular Front Range outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, and biking. The gym’s owner is a practicing, licensed PT and a long-time member of the Colorado American Physical Therapy Association. Yoga and Pilates classes are also available.

Denver, CO(303) 893-0047

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Rogue

Rogue is a Denver gym specializing in strength and performance through individualized training and nutritional plans with personal coaching. The fitness center provides a community in which clients and coaches work in small group sessions. Rogue trainers assist participants in maintaining a commitment to progress, modifying each plan every four months. Rogue coaches' credentials include NSCA and CPPS certifications specializing in strength and conditioning and physical preparation.

Wheat Ridge, CO(720) 668-0092

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The REBEL Workout

The husband and wife co-owners of The REBEL Workout in Denver apply their ongoing education in Pilates, kinesiology, nutrition, and plyometrics to help clients improve and enjoy their fitness programs. The fitness studio provides creative and challenging workouts for its community using HIIT, yoga, TRX, kettlebells, weight sleds, and a variety of other approaches to enhance members’ personal experience of Colorado outdoor activities. The staff includes National Personal Training Institute graduates.

Denver, CO(720) 822-9212

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Up Gym Functional Training Center

Up Gym Functional Training Center in Denver provides training and activity with an emphasis on core muscles and the lower back. One-on-one, partner, and group training programs are available. Additional services include boot camp, function power yoga, and a seasonal running club, all supporting gym members’ strength, flexibility, cardiovascular health, and general daily activities. Certified Professional Trainers specialize in fat loss, mobility, Olympic style weightlifting, and precision nutrition.

Denver, CO(720) 447-1400

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Vital Strength and Fitness

Vital Strength and Fitness is a Denver gym that hosts boot camps, yoga sessions, kickboxing classes, and a variety of equipment and spaces, including free weights, cardio machines, turf, and an MMA area. Members can participate in group classes and work with one of the gym’s personal trainers whose specialties range from weight loss and injury rehab to body sculpting. Trainers maintain credentials from NSCA, NASM, and ACSM.

Denver, CO(720) 328-3897

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