I thought it would be a good time to share some of my favorite indoor workout locations since we are dealing with some remnants of smoke in the mornings when it's cool and pretty high temps by mid day. I hope you enjoy!
Yoga Durango: This studio offers a wide variety of yoga classes from Hatha, Yin, to Vinyasa Flow classes and many more. If you are in the mood for Hatha yoga my personal favorite instructor is Sheryl McGourty (she also teaches a wide variety of classes at the studio throughout the week if Hatha is not your cup of tea). My Friday nights are typically spent at my favorite way to unwind from the work week, Candlelight Vinyasa Flow at 5:30 on Fridays. There is no better way to prep for the weekend than to breathe and unwind in the candle lit room. I also really love Lindsay D's classes!
The Sweaty Buddha: This is the place for those who like it hot. Although this may not seem like the best place in the summer they use a heating system that incorporates humidity into the air allowing for your dry skin and lungs to take a break. It feels SO nice!! Bif is one of my favorite teachers in this space. She offers powerful quick moving Vinyasa flows and a smile throughout class.
Pilates Durango: I have recently starting going to this studio over the past year and have been enjoying their 7 am classes on the reformer and tower. The space is welcoming for people who are new to Pilates, with a range of classes from mat, reformer, tower and even Yamuna Body Rolling they have a class for everyone interested in Pilates. I tried my first jumpboard class yesterday and my calves are SORE!
Axiom Cycling Studio: New to Durango, this studio opened in October, 2017 as a way to keep the Durango community in cycling shape throughout the winter and keep training active in the summer. My favorite instructor here also happens to be my assistant, Lexi. She is certified with the USA Cycling seal of approval which is a fancy way of saying she does in fact know how to train you to ride outside with your best health in mind. The beauty of the studio is that you can book your exact bike ahead of time online (which is a good idea since some classes sell out). Seriously, you guys, Lexi is everyone's favorite for great reason-- she has an amazing positive attitude and will make you work HARD! Her Friday afternoon class is an absolute must-try and you get a free beer after!
The Vault: If you have been around Durango for a while you have more than likely heard of The Vault. They specialize in "Circuit X" a dynamic circuit training, which utilizes many muscle groups at the same time. The trainers and environment are extremely welcoming to all fitness levels. I haven't been to the Vault in a number of years but have a ton of friends who go regularly. They offer many classes throughout the day so you never have an excuse to miss class!
Also, if the gym is your thing, I highly recommend Fitness Solutions. Don, the owner, keeps the place immaculate and it's open 24 hours. They have a great variety of equipment there. I've done group fitness classes there with Lisa Nielsen, who is amazing! She is a great trainer and her group class is awesome! You can also hire her for personal training as well.
How lucky are we to have such amazing fitness options in our community?! Let me know what you guys end up trying... maybe I'll see you there!