grayscale photo of man working outNarrowing down the list of gyms in Boulder, focusing on the best, is simply impossible. We are so lucky in having a variety of top flight gyms in Boulder that picking seven is great, since some are ones with which we are not familiar. This could have been a list of the top 10, top 15, or top 24 without stretching the imagination. Remember that for our older readers, many are free with Medicare. For example, the “Y” gym in Lafayette at 95th and 287, free to those on Medicare, is far better than would be expected for a free option for some. University of Colorado students and faculty have options not available to the general public.

woman in black tank top and black shorts sitting on floorThis list is focused on the majority of us who are not on Medicare yet. Some are well known in town, while others are fabulous without quite the fame.

Here’s a suggested list. REMEMBER that ANY gym is likely better than no gym at all. Just like walking 1/4 mile is way better than not walking at all, time in the gym is immeasurably better than spending no time in the gym. If we don’t take care of our corporeal reality, who will?

Top Seven Boulder Gyms (acknowledging that the “top seven” could include WAY more than seven).

  • Rallysport Health & Fitness Club – Celebrated for its 40-year history of building a close fitness community and offering state-of-the-art equipment and a variety of workout options​​.
  • Colorado Athletic Club – Known for its comprehensive facilities including whirlpools, saunas, and child care, Colorado Athletic Club offers a luxurious health club experience with expert trainers​
  • Boulder Crossfit – Offers a quality-focused workout environment with a supportive community that embraces members of all levels, combining weight training and CrossFit​​.
  • Anytime Fitness – Ideal for those seeking personalized fitness plans with 24/7 access, friendly professional staff, and a high satisfaction rate among members​​.
  • Mecha – A fitness center that blends various training techniques with weight training, offering classes that challenge and engage members, along with beginner-friendly options​​. (three session trial $35).
  • Kondition – Focuses on a holistic approach to fitness by combining yoga with strength training, offering a transformative fitness journey with experienced trainers​​.
  • Uplift Boulder – Stands out for its innovative approach to fitness, combining weight training, calisthenics, and functional movement. It is known for its dedicated staff and personalized training sessions​​.These gyms offer a range of services and facilities catering to different preferences, from traditional gym workouts and CrossFit to innovative fitness approaches blending yoga and strength training. Whether you’re looking for a community-focused gym, 24/7 access, or specialized training programs, Boulder has a WIDE variety of options to suit your fitness goals. Of course for details on all of these and more, visit their respective websites or contact them directly for the latest membership options and hours. dumbbells on floor


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