Aspen is an active and healthy town. It’s home to all types of people who live a dynamic and wholesome lifestyle, from professional athletes to everyday Joes. The town’s many hiking and biking trails, workout facilities, professional trainers, and rejuvenating spas offer residents and visitors endless opportunities to exercise and enjoy the fresh air and scenery. Here are some of Aspen’s best activities and facilities for health and wellness for athletes and the party crowd.
Recreation Centers in Aspen
Aspen has a pair of amazing rec centers where you can get in a workout or enjoy the amenities at the facility. Just outside of town, the Aspen Recreation Center (ARC) is a massive indoor facility with a swimming pool, lazy river, water slide, rock climbing wall, and ice rink. Located downtown, the Red Brick Recreation Center has a climbing wall, a fitness class floor, and a playhouse for kids in the gym.
Both the ARC and the Red Brick are wonderful destinations on a rainy day or when you need a break from the slopes. The climbing walls are fun and challenging for climbers of all ages. The ARC pool is the town’s largest swimming pool in the valley that is open to the public. Day passes are available for purchase at both facilities.
Fitness Clubs in Aspen
Aspen has some nice fitness clubs where you can lift weights, use workout equipment or participate in a workout class. There are gyms, yoga studios, Pilates studios, and personal trainers available to help you feel the burn. For starters, the ARC offers adult fitness classes, and the Red Brick has indoor and outdoor fitness classes for adults.
Jean-Robert’s Gym has state-of-the-art gym equipment and is well-known for its personal training by owner/trainer Jean-Robert Barbette. At WOW Aspen, you can book a one-on-one session with a certified personal trainer. Pure Barre Aspen, 535 East Hyman Avenue, offers women a total body workout tailored to meet their needs. The empowering and inspiring classes are in high demand!
Pilates and Yoga Studios in Aspen
Those looking to reach a new plane – either physical or spiritual – should try yoga and Pilates. Aspen has terrific studios that can help you push your limits and pursue your desires with traditional studio classes and outdoor, open-air sessions in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Take your pick!
With Aspen Shakti Shala you can stretch and meditate with mountaintop yoga. The refreshing sessions take place at the top of Aspen Mountain during the late mornings on most weekdays during the summer. Bring your yoga mat. (Yoga session tickets and gondola tickets required.) The Shakti Shala studio in town offers pop-in sessions for Pilates, yoga, and meditation.
O2 Aspen is a boutique studio and spa with both yoga and Pilates classes, along with personal training. You can also receive a relaxing massage from the full-service spa. For an intense burn, try Arjuna Yoga’s Inferno Hot Pilates – or opt for Bikram Yoga, Yin Yoga, or Vinyasa Flow.
Higher Terrain Aspen has momentum-free machines that provide a more intense workout than traditional gear. The Lagree Method studio has the Megaformer, like the Pilates Reformer, which provides a full-body workout that is high intensity and low impact.
Spa and Massage in Aspen
Relax … It’s Aspen. You work hard and you play hard, so a relaxing spa and massage must be in order. In a town known for the finer things in life, nothing is more rewarding than a little pampering. It doesn’t matter if it’s a necessity after a hard day on the slopes or just for the heck of it, these spa and massage therapists will ease your muscles.
The Remede Spa inside the St. Regis Residence Club is a premier spa destination, not just in Aspen, but in all of North America. The enveloping spa creates an environment of relaxation and tranquility that can’t be surpassed – along with amazing treatments to soothe your body and mind.
The Aspen Alps Health Spa has everything you need to kickback. There’s a sizable gym, a fantastic sauna, and a relaxing steam room. The spa offers guests the option of either a traditional Swedish massage or deep tissue work. Another top-rated luxury spa is the full-service Auberge Spa. The upscale spa has a large array of Alpine-inspired therapeutic treatments like massages, deep-tissue massages, soaks, and scrubs.
Heaven on Earth is a locals’ favorite high-altitude day spa with a full spectrum of services like massages and facials. At O2 Aspen, trained aestheticians and massage therapists offer a full menu of relaxing spa treatments.
Full Circle Aspen has treatment rooms in Aspen and Snowmass to serve you. They also have customized massage services available at your condo, hotel, or private home. Just outside of Aspen, Fix Recovery Therapy uses cryotherapy, acupuncture, and massage to revive and repair your body. Treat yourself to a skincare regimen or a vitamin boost.
CycleBar and Spinning in Aspen
CycleBar Aspen has indoor cycling rides designed for all fitness levels to empower, inspire, and elevate you. Join instructors who will help you improve your performance and push you to meet and exceed your personal goals. CycleBar has heart-pumping jams and mood-lifting music to put you in the perfect frame of mind to push the envelope. Each cycle provides unique stats on your ride that measures the six key metrics of your daily and historical performance and emails you the result after each ride to help track towards your fitness goal.
Health and Wellness Vacations to Aspen
Lift One Condominiums can accommodate you on your health and wellness vacation to Aspen. Our properties are available all year, so the first thing you’ll need to decide is what time of year you want to come. The winters are legendary, but the summers will have your heart. From skiing and snowboarding to hiking and whitewater rafting, there are activities in any season of the year that will keep you active and happy.
Our lodging is located only a few blocks from the downtown core, and we’re close to several high-end spas and studios for your treatments. When you stay with us, you can walk out the door to your spa appointment about 10 minutes before it’s scheduled, and make it in time no matter where you are in town.
Our Aspen vacation condos feature a fully equipped kitchen, living room with wood-burning fireplace, HD cable TV, DVD player, wireless internet, humidifiers, iron and ironing board, a private balcony or patio, and a selection of king, queen, or twin beds.
Turnkey vacation rentals at Lift One Condominiums are individually decorated and range in size from one bedroom to three bedrooms. Browse available rentals now. If you find a property you love, you can book it online with no delays. If you have questions or want to talk to a vacation specialist about your specific needs, call us toll-free at 800-543-8001.