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Best Gyms in
Denver
2020

Why These Gyms?

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

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 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.

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.

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 80129

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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 80111

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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 80010

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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.

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.

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.

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 80033

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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.

Vasa Fitness

Vasa Fitness is a gym serving the residents of Denver. The gym has dozens of additional locations across the country, and each of its locations have basketball and racquetball courts, cardio areas, weights, and indoor pools. It also offers childcare for parents who bring their children to the gym. Additionally, the gym's coaches teach classes on cycling, swimming, cardio, and yoga. After workouts, members of the gym can use the tanning booths and spa.

1955 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80227

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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.

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