Denver's Parks and Recreation facilities include over 100 miles of trails and parks covering more than 20,000 acres of space. But what exactly does that mean for you? Basically, that finding somewhere to exercise in the Mile High is as simple as walking outside your door. Which may explain why this city is one of the fittest in the nation. Before you shell out cash to join a putrid, humid, over-crowded gym, check out these totally free spots to workout at (and get that summer bod on point).
Civic Center MOVES
Civic Center Park
Yoga, cardio, strength training... whatever kind of workout you’re looking for, you can probably find a class offered by Civic Center MOVES, a fitness series that runs April 25th through October 6th, 2016. With morning, lunchtime, and evening options, there are no excuses for missing out on these free sessions. Each class is open to anyone of any fitness level. All you need to do is show up ready to meet some new people and break a sweat.
Denver Public Libraries
All over Denver
Did you know that you can find fitness classes there for free here? From yoga to Zumba, you never know what you'll find on the schedule, so check it frequently. Most classes don't even require registration or advanced notice, so all you need to do it throw on your sneakers and head out for a healthy dose of heart-pumping.
Cherry Creek Reservoir
Aurora/Denver Tech Center
Yes, it costs money to get into Colorado’s state parks, but we love Cherry Creek State Park because of its close proximity to residential areas. This means you can easily park and avoid the entrance fee by entering on foot (or bike, or roller skates... or whatever you’re into). Once you’re in, you’ve got access to a 4,200 acres natural oasis which also includes Cherry Creek Reservoir. In the winter, trails can also be used for cross-country skiing, and in the summer, you can swim in Cherry Creek Reservoir (but plan your swimming session for the early morning to avoid the crowds of kids).