My favorite part about checking out new fitness and yoga studios is having an excuse to check out the surrounding neighborhood. The River North neighborhood (RiNo) may just be one of Denver’s trendiest spots, but it also boasts quite a few fitness and yoga experiences. And perhaps I am biased (since I live in RiNo myself), but I think you’ll find more than enough studios to happily fill your time. Enjoy my list of favorite fitness and yoga studios in RiNo Denver – What are yours?
Big Power Yoga
Big Power Yoga, hailing from Texas, offers Baptiste-style power yoga that welcomes all levels. We love the nearby metered street parking and the community focus of the studio. Plus, who doesn’t love a cool towel at the end of a heated flow? Check out their kids yoga, yoga with music (most of their classes do not have tunes FYI), and workshops. Afterwards (on the same block), visit Los Chingones — or their new Los Lounge — for some trendy Mexican treats. Perhaps not the most authentic, but where else do you get to try a margarita made with Tang?
Movement Climbing + Fitness
Newer to RiNo, is the addition of the Movement Bouldering Gym. Perhaps you’ve been to their other locations in Boulder or Baker? Here you can sign up to Boulder or attend one of their many classes (yoga, weights, child care, or climbing-specific classes). The best part? In the exact same building, you can visit Improper City. Improper City offers a wide-variety of coffee drinks, cozy seating, and alcoholic beverages so you can literally stay there from 9 am to 9 pm. Plus, it just opened Denver’s largest patio (and yes, there are food trucks).
RiNo Yoga Social
We also love RiNo Yoga Social, a collective which offers donation-based classes by a variety of teachers (read the FitLo Denver review of RiNo Yoga Social here). From slow flows to CBD-enhanced classes to the ever-popular Buti Yoga, RYS offers more variety than nearly any other yoga studio. After, pop over to LoDo Massage for some even more delicious self-care. And yes, it’s literally in the same building (do you sense a trend here?).
The Fitness Branch
If you’re looking to improve your kettlebell skills, look no further than The Fitness Branch. All kettlebells, all the time. One class there, and I learned more than I had in my many, many fitness classes that incorporate the use of ‘bells. Make sure to go to a Skills Lab first so you can learn the basics. TFB is housed in a block called “Backyard on Blake” which includes adorable boutiques (perfect for gift shopping), a coffee shop with CBD-lattes and a great brunch place. Truly every business is worth a visit.
Lastly, get outside your comfort zone with Tease Studio, which offers pole and dance plus bootcamp-style and other fitness classes. I do not consider myself graceful by any stretch of the imagination, but Tease instructors (and the community) are wildly empowering and accepting. You will walk out feeling the a sexy, badass person after taking one of their classes. PS. Free intro pole-classes are offered weekly so check out MindBodyOnline (download the app) for more info. And it wouldn’t be RiNo, without recommending a brewery. A few blocks east of Tease you’ll find Black Shirt Brewing Co. BSB is known for their red beers, their great patio, new pizza oven and the large lot for parking behind the brewery (ok, maybe that’s just me but parking always needs a shoutout!).
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Ann Barker is a Denver yoga teacher and Cyclebar Cyclestar. For more gorgeous Denver city photos and inspo, follow Ann ( @barker_beauty ) on Instagram!