Whether on the trails or in a studio, there are plenty of options to get your cardio on.
Runner Erica Leafe on the Electric Pass trail
Get ready to shape up for powder days and swimsuit season alike. While the Roaring Fork outdoor recreation is world renowned, its area fitness studios are second to none. So in between trail runs like Electric Pass, hit up one of these fitness studios.
“Health and fitness are such an integral part of life here,” says longtime Aspenite and Higher Terrain studio owner Jen Metcalf, “with our love of the outdoors and sports each season.”
Higher Terrain specializes in Pilates and Lagree Method and workouts that strengthen the entire body. “Alignment is key on our reformers and megaformers,” says Metcalf, “allowing you to target core and lower-body muscles, which translates into being able to hit the mountain or trails harder and stay injury free.”
With views of Aspen Mountain, Tonic Method of ers a similar full-body workout that fatigues muscles while strengthening and lengthening them.
O2 Aspen’s airy studio also boasts Ajax views as well as a plethora of sculpt, yoga, hot Pilates and reformer classes. Also an effective yet low-impact workout, Pure Barre promises to “lift , tone, burn.” Alternatively, tap it back and take a ride at its sister business CycleBar across the street.
Arjuna Yoga’s heated classes, in three words, meld “fusion, flow and fluidity,” says studio owner Jamie Hart. For a totally different workout, check out AspenMMA’s jiujitsu classes.
Then stretch it out—or shake it off —at one of Aspen Shakti’s rhythmic yoga offerings.