Being such a healthy, active city, Boulder is one of those places that makes you want to get out there and try new activities. For me, the most recent addition to my fitness routine has been pilates. I’ve been on the mat doing yoga for a few years now but pilates is a whole other beast, focusing more on intense workouts for the core rather than the overall strength and flexibility associated with yoga.

You know what makes an intense core workout all the more bearable? Rolling off the mat and immediately getting a fresh pint of Sanitas beer. That’s right. Sanitas has added craft pilates at the brewery to their weekly schedule. Every Monday, roll up your mat and put on your stretchy pants for an evening of a fun workout and beer all summer long. The class takes place in the back where the brew magic happens so you get to soak in the warm aromas of beer-in-progress in anticipation of your beer-in-pint-glass after you’re all done knocking out those hundreds. Talk about motivation!

If pilates isn’t really your thing, that’s okay because Sanitas also offers brewhouse yoga every Tuesday from 6-7PM. The $15 cost includes the class and a free beer. And, since the average yoga class anywhere tends to cost about that much anyway, who wouldn’t want to get a refreshing beer afterwards too?

Looking for beer and yoga that benefit a good cause? Once a month, Saints hosts a morning Outlaw Yoga session. The class is itself is free but net proceeds from the event go to the Give Back Yoga Foundation. It’s a win-win-win.

With all of those options, all that’s left is to decide which event is best for you. As for me, I’ll be sipping my beer and strengthening my core on Mondays. See you out there!

 

Cheers!

Krista is a native of Nebraska who left all that corn behind for the Rocky Mountain lifestyle. She graduated from the University of Denver with BAs in English and Anthropology and is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing from CU. In the ceaseless search for inspiration, her passions for writing and culture led her to another great love: Colorado microbreweries. When she’s not trying the new IPA on tap, Krista can be found hiking Chautauqua, running the Boulder Creek Path, or curled up with a good book