- SPORTS AUTHORITY FIELD OUTDOOR FITNESS STATION
The Denver Broncos take fitness seriously, which is why they partnered with 24 Hour Fitness to build a fully-loaded, 11-station gym circuit around the Mile High field. The circuit consists of a Body-Tuck, Leg-Flex, Heel-Flex, Body-Pull, Arm-Walk, Leg-Over, Push-Off, Stair Workout, Sit-Up, Vault-Over, and Hop-Over. Unsure of how to use the setup or where each piece of equipment is located? Fear not! The Broncos and 24 Hour Fitness have an easily accessible map and tutorial video on the Broncos’ team website.
- Red Rocks Park
At 6,000 feet high, Red Rocks isn’t there solely for Denver music fans; it’s also an incredible workout setting and conveniently 25 minutes from downtown. Near the amphitheater, you’ll find a series of stairs and steep trails leading to the Geological Overlook (a great space to break, stretch, and take in the view). Red Rocks also has a 3.1-mile trail loop—Red Rocks Trail—which is perfect for the runner or quick walker seeking to push up some inclines without climbing the 380 steps from lower parking lot to upper concession level. Which is harder, trails or stairs? You tell us.
- City Park
Hiking, biking, and anything in the mountains are staples of Colorado, but City Park offers a different outdoor opportunity. The park is not only stunning for cardio-lovers looking for new visuals, it’s also home to tennis courts, baseball, football and soccer fields, and two playgrounds (which, with some creativity, are really pull-up bars and stretching posts, right?). Is it your birthday? Stop by the Denver Zoo (inside the park) for free, and finish lunges while waving at penguins. What’s more motivating than furry animals lounging in the sunshine?
- Platte River Trail
Looking for an urban trail that will never get old? Platte River Trail is a whopping 28.5 miles, beginning (or ending) in Englewood and runs through the center of Denver into its endpoint (or starting point) in Thornton. The path alternates between asphalt, cinder, and concrete, is accessible for wheelchairs, and can be used by pedestrians, bikers, skaters and even cross country skiers. This river trail is perfect for viewing changes between the natural and industrial areas of Denver, with the addition of enough parks and sculptures to spice up any water break.