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Published Tuesday Jul 09, 2019 by Karstee Davis

Step up Your Summer Flow With These Outdoor Yoga Classes

The first time I ever practiced yoga was years ago at Red Rocks Amphitheater. The clouds, the sunrise, the breeze, the birds, the Red Rocks—it all served to amplify my practice. I fell into a deep state of gratitude and bliss, and that feeling began a healing journey that has changed my life. There is something about the combination of nature, breath, and body you just can’t beat. 

If you’re ready to embrace that feeling (and the warmer weather), here’s where to experience all things yoga and the great outdoors this Colorado summer.


BOULDER 

Yoga on the Lawn 
CorePower Yoga (South Boulder)
Sunday, July 14 & July 28 | Sunday, August 11 & August 25 
Class begins at 9 am 
Enjoy a free community class with CorePower Yoga on the Pearl Street lawn in front of the courthouse downtown. Afterward, walk over to Centro for a free mimosa/cocktail!.

Self Care Summer Sundays 
Yoga Pod Boulder | The Dailey Method
Every Sunday through August 28
Class begins at 9:30 am
The Yoga Pod Boulder and The Dailey Method - Boulder have teamed up to offer a rotating schedule of free courtyard yoga and barre classes at the Embassy Suites by Hilton on Canyon Boulevard. Post-class, grab your friends and sip on bottomless mimosas with a brunch entree purchase at The Grill in the Hilton Garden Inn. 


DENVER 

Yoga Before Brunch | Wine-Down Wednesday Yoga | Yoga on the Tarmac 
CorePower Yoga (North Denver)
Every Sunday & Wednesday in July; Thursday, July 18 (Yoga on the Tarmac)
Class start times vary 
From sunrise to sunset, CorePower Yoga (North Denver) is bringing the summer heat with three free fun events. Pre-registration is required but make sure to stick around after class to take in the beautiful outdoors—and bond with your fellow yogis! 


Monday Evening Power Vinyasa Flow 
The River Yoga
Every Monday through October 28
Class begins at 6 pm 
Taking place at Denver’s Civic Center Park, empower your flow and practice meditation in motion during this outdoor workout for all levels on the Great Lawn. Remember to sign a waiver before class! 


FORT COLLINS 

Yoga on the Terrace @ The Elizabeth Hotel | Yoga on the Patio @ Infinite Monkey Theorem | Yoga Thirstdays 
CorePower Yoga Fort Collins
Every Tuesday through August 27 | Saturday, July 27 & August 31 | Thursday, July 11 & August 1
Class start times vary 

Tap into free flows at three amazing spaces this summer! From the outdoor terrace at The Elizabeth Hotel to happy hour pricing post-class on Rosé and mimosas at Infinite Monkey and practicing at New Belgium Brewery, CorePower Yoga doesn’t disappoint. 

Yoga Pod Summer Yoga Series 
Yoga Pod Fort Collins
Every Saturday through August 24
Class start times vary
Kick your weekend off with free classes brought to you by Yoga Pod Fort Collins. Taking place at Foothills Mall and C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Taproom, cool off post-class with $3 pints! 


No matter where you decide to take a class this summer, remember to bring your own mat, water, and towel—and wear sunscreen! Plan ahead by checking out the event links to see if pre-registration is required. Have fun!
 

Karstee Davis
Written by
Karstee Davis
Writer + Yogi
About the author
Karstee Davis is a writer + yogi living in the Boulder, CO area. She has written for Folk Rebellion, The Endometriosis Foundation of America, and CO Yoga + Life Magazine. You can find her at www.purifiedoutlook.com or on Instagram @purifiedoutlook.
What Are the Benefits of an Online Gym Membership?
Fitness
Published Monday Sep 21, 2020 by Sara Lesher

What Are the Benefits of an Online Gym Membership?

That’s something I never expected to hear. Think about it: we join gyms and studios because of their equipment, instructors, space, community (and AC, of course). But who’s to say we can’t get all that—or at least most of it—with virtual and online classes, too? In this new wave of wellness, we’re all switching up our fitness routines as we switch up our everyday schedules and habits. It’s not just in-studio or at-home anymore. It’s in-studio, at-home, at the park, beach, parking lot, rooftop...virtual, hybrid, Instagram Live, online, on-demand, and so much more. As we’re adapting, adjusting, finding our groove, etc., online gym memberships enter the frayHas a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? 

So, why should we care about online gym memberships? 

There are tons of benefits to an online gym membership, especially right now.

Let’s break this down: 

1. Scheduling convenience 

A virtual/online gym fitness membership is a monthly subscription that gives you access to tons of live stream fitness classes you can take anywhere, from studios across the globe. These fitness studios offer tons of at-home workouts, group exercise, and one-on-one training sessions to choose from, no matter your exercise program or fitness level. With so many options, it’s easy to find one that fits your schedule. Whether you want to fit in a morning flow before work, combat that afternoon slump with some cardio, squeeze in some strength training before dinner, or wind down with an evening barre class, you can pick and choose classes to fit your fitness routine. 

2. Minimizing exposure to COVID-19 

And because they’re online, you can take these classes from the comfort of your home (or wherever you are), thus minimizing your exposure to COVID-19 and eliminating your commute to the gym or studio. By now, many of us have our designated “workout spot,” whether it’s an actual weight room, a quick scooch of the coffee table, or a grassy area in the backyard. Maybe you’re comfortable here... maybe you’ve even learned to love it.  

With an online gym membership, you can stay in your safe space/comfy workout spot. Or, you can go somewhere new (local park, beach spot, a different area of the house, you know). You can access these virtual, live stream fitness classes from any device, so you can prop up your phone, laptop, or tablet wherever you want to go, or roll out your mat in front of the big screen TV in your living room. 

3. Variety 

We all have our favorite, go-to workouts. But sometimes, it feels good to switch it up (especially right now). Working from home all day, many of us are craving some variety and excitement, and an online gym membership can definitely help with that. According to our recent poll about COVID’s effect on our fitness routines, 64% of you have tried new online workouts since the start of the pandemic—I know I have. Maybe it’s because trying new things is easier in the comfort of our homes, maybe we’re finally able to try some classes we normally can’t find locally, or maybe we’re all just bored out of our minds...I don’t know. But I’m excited about it.  

With an online gym membership, you can get that spice you’re looking for easily. Start out your Monday by hitting some HIIT, ease your sore muscles with some Restorative Yoga, and end the week with some dance cardio to pretend you’re at the club. The world is yours. 

What Are the Benefits of an Online Gym Membership?

 

4. Working out without a commute 

My favorite part? No commute. There are literally no more excuses when it comes to skipping workouts. No traffic, no schedule conflicts, no fear of returning to the studio. You don’t even have to worry about packing a gym bag with a change of clothes and shower supplies or prepping a snack or protein shake to bring to work. Just shut your computer, throw on some leggings, and get to work. 

5. Community 

Community—the element of online fitness memberships we don’t often think of. When we go into studios, we understand the beauty of a fitness community. We’re greeted by our instructors, we chat with others in the class, and we all sweat together and encourage each other throughout. But working out at home is different... or is it?  

We can do workouts on our own at home all we want, but we’re definitely going to miss out on the community aspect we all know and love. But, with live stream classes, we can create a different kind of community. The beauty of it? It’s not just your neighbors anymore. Anyone with an online fitness membership can join these classes, regardless of where they’re located in relation to the studio, so you can be working out alongside people from all over the world—now that’s something I can get behind. 

 
Interested yet?

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s marketing content associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).