11 Local Online Workouts to Keep You Fit While You Practice Social Distancing

Photos by Danielle Webster

Typically, Colorado residents would be outside hiking, meeting friends at a brewery after a good climbing session or decompressing with a good yoga class. Unfortunately, in light of COVID-19, many of those past-times have seemingly been ripped out from under our feet. While many national parks have closed – leaving some of Colorado’s best hiking trails off-limits – along with all of our gyms, yoga studios and everything else, there are still plenty Colorado businesses offering online workouts so you can stay in shape, without exposing yourself to the virus.


Photo Courtesy of barre3 (Highlands Square)

Where to Watch: barre3 will send a Zoom meeting link for your class directly to your email.

The Lowdown: These full-body workouts target all of your muscles by combining targeted movements with mindfulness practices. Led by the studio’s favorite instructors, barre3 is offering virtual classes every day at noon. If you sign up for a live course but are unable to attend, you can save the link and watch the recorded class whenever it fits into your schedule.

Barre Forte

Photo courtesy of Barre Forte on Facebook.

Where to Watch: Register for a class through Barre Forte’s website.
Cost: $10

The Lowdown: A Denver-based studio, Barre Forte combines standard barre workouts with dance-inspired fitness to create a total body workout. They’re currently offering live-streams of their classes Monday through Saturday.

Carbon Fitness

Where to Watch: Register for a class through Carbon Fitness’ website.

The Lowdown: Currently offering live classes via Zoom meeting, Carbon Fitness is helping you feel the burn nearly every day of the week. Monday through Saturday, you can sign up for virtual classes that focus on high-intensity interval training, targeted body workouts, yoga and more.

CorePower Yoga

Photo Courtesy of
CorePower Yoga (Broadway) on Facebook

Where to Watch: CorePower Yoga On Demand

The Lowdown: As news of COVID-19 led to closures of businesses across the country, CorePower Yoga quickly began offering free yoga classes through their streaming platform. They’re continuing to offer their classes online for free, even if you don’t have a membership. However, as many businesses fall on hard times with steep declines in membership, CorePower Yoga is encouraging members to keep their subscription through the next billing cycle if possible.

Good Elephant

Where to Watch: Good Elephant’s website or in the mobile app.

The Lowdown: Offering far more than just your average workout, Good Elephant is providing a variety of online courses to help promote healthy living. Offering everything from yoga and meditation courses to cooking classes, Good Elephant has all of the basics covered. The classes are based on a pay-what-you-can model – allowing everyone to get the benefits of the courses, even if you can’t pay as much as you’d like right now.


Endorphin. Photo by Danielle Webster.

Where to Watch: Zoom meeting link or Endorphin’s Vimeo

The Lowdown: Register for a live class and join the Zoom meeting for an online workout that’s led by instructors in real-time. If the live classes don’t fit into your schedule, you can also watch any of Endorphin’s past live classes on their Vimeo channel, that way you don’t have to skip a typical gym day.

EVQ Elite Dance Studio

Photo courtesy of EVQ Elite Dance Studio on Facebook.

Where to Watch: Elite Dance Studio’s website

The Lowdown: This Denver-based studio is currently offering live classes Monday through Saturday. The classes include those designed for juniors, teens and adults. Designed for dancers of all skill levels, they offer a variety of classes to help you groove through your quarantine – no dance partner necessary.

Fly Kickbox

Where to Watch: Here

The Lowdown: Fly Kickbox is offering online classes throughout the week. The classes are live and engaging — and the fact that they’re free right now means they provide the perfect opportunity to test out kickboxing if you haven’t tried it before. In addition to hosting Zoom meetings where classes are led by instructors, Fly Kickbox instructors are also going live on Facebook throughout the week, making their classes even easier to access.

Pearl Street Fitness

Photo courtesy of Pearl Street Fitness on Facebook.

Where to Watch: Pearl Street Fitness’ Union page

The LowdownStaying true to their mission to foster community, Pearl Street Fitness spent the last few weeks renting out their equipment to members and offering online workouts. This week, they officially launch their streaming platform where they will continue to offer diverse workouts, as well as daily workouts which are posted in their members-only Facebook group.

The River Yoga

Photo courtesy of The River Yoga on Facebook

Where to Watch: Register for a class through the River Yoga’s website or mobile app.

The Lowdown: With a curated Spotify playlist to help you relax, The River Yoga is offering all of their classes virtually. After registering for one of their various yoga classes, a Zoom meeting link will be sent directly to your inbox. From there, all you have to do is make sure your microphone is muted, select a track from the Spotify playlist and roll out the yoga mat.

YMCA of Metro Denver

Photo courtesy of YMCA on Facebook.

Where to Watch: Register for classes through the Denver YMCA website.

The LowdownYMCA organizations throughout the country are offering virtual workouts, and the YMCA of Metro Denver is no exception. From yoga to full body workouts and everything in between, it’s a one-stop-shop for fitness classes. The YMCA is offering online workouts every day of the week, streamed directly to you through a Zoom meeting or through one of their streaming platforms.

  1. I love my Orangetheory in the LoDo neighborhood and have been incorporating their free daily at-home workouts into my routine–they’re available in their app!

  2. Don’t forget about Ohana Yoga + Barre! They were the first in town to close and bring live stream classes online. Best in Denver!

  3. Teddi Bryant’s Hot Mamas has an excellent full schedule of classes on Zoom. Sign up using MindBody.

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