I don't know about you, but let's just say I can tell that I consumed copious amounts of wine, cheese, and cookies over the holidays.

While I don't regret this, with the new year approaching, it's time for me to get back to a regular workout routine.

To gather some fitness inspiration, I've been researching the best gyms in Northern Colorado (according to Yelp, anyway).

I've compiled them here, just in case you've also eaten too much holiday cheese (please, tell me I'm not alone):

1. Raintree Athletic Club - 2555 S Shields Street, Fort Collins

Courtesy of Raintree Athletic Club Facebook page.

Established in 2009, this gym offers cardio and weight rooms, basketball courts, group fitness classes, an indoor pool, a sauna, a stream room, massage therapy, personal trainers, and more. They even host Yoga for Veterans.

Individual Membership: $70 a month

2. Club Loveland at Orchards - 289 E 29th Street, Loveland

Courtesy of Club Loveland at Orchards Facebook page.

This gym offers various classes, including cardio, yoga, and HIIT (high intensity interval training). Personal trainer services and massage therapy are also available. They're know for having a "great staff."

Individual Membership: $54 a month

3. NoCo Fitness - 3820 W 10th Street, Greeley

Courtesy of NoCo Fitness Facebook page.

This family-owned personal training center opened in 2012. While their original focus was personal training, the business has since expanded into a full-fledged gym. However, personal training is still their main focus.

Individual Membership: $35 a month

4. Orangetheory Fitness - 2261 E Drake Road, Fort Collins

Courtesy of Orangetheory Fitness Facebook page.

Orangetheory employs a special kind of workout that is broken into both cardio and strength training, using equipment like treadmills, rowing machines, TRX straps, and free weights. The workout is based on the Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption theory.

Basic Membership (4 classes a month): $59

5. Loveland Athletic Club - 1000 S Lincoln Avenue, Loveland

Courtesy of Loveland Athletic Club Facebook page.

The facility offers personal training and a variety of classes including cycling, bootcamp, yoga, zumba, and more. The owners are focused on family, offering child care and a smoothie bar for parents to relax at.

Individual Membership: $44 a month

6. iLoveKickboxing - 3532 W 10th St, Unit A, Greeley

Courtesy of iLoveKickboxing Facebook page.

This gym clearly only focuses on kickboxing workouts, but they offer a variety of classes for all skill-levels. Instructors use no-contact kickboxing (bags only, no people) to burn fat along with cardio, stretching, and resistance training. Locations are also available in Fort Collins.

Starter Pack: 5 classes for $29.99

7. Prodigy Gym & Fitness - 1739 S College Avenue, Fort Collins

Courtesy of Prodigy Gym & Fitness Facebook page.

This gym is definitely designed for weightlifters, with a wide variety of equipment and a simple layout. However, people of all skill levels and workout preferences are welcome. The owner is heavily involved, always looking to customers as to how he can improve the gym.

Individual Membership (year-contract): $35.99 a month

8. VASA Fitness - 2325 23rd Avenue, Greeley

Courtesy of VASA Fitness Facebook page.

This is a chain throughout Utah and Colorado, but the Greeley location has positive reviews, with customers appreciating its cleanliness and the friendliness of the staff. The gym offers traditional weight rooms, as well as saunas, classes, and more.

Basic Membership: $9.99 a month

9. Ascent Studio Climbing & Fitness - 2150 Joseph Allen Drive

Courtesy of Ascent Studio Climbing and Fitness Facebook page.

If you're looking for a non-traditional workout, this climbing gym offers rope climbing walls, bouldering, auto-belays, and yoga classes. The gym does offer free weights and some weight machines, but the primary focus is the climbing.

Individual Membership: $75 (autopay)/$90 (prepaid) a month

10. Fitness Blender - online

This "gym" is all on YouTube for free. Personal trainers Daniel and Kelly offer hundreds of workout videos, from cardio to strength training to yoga. I've been a follower of theirs for a long time — they're great for snowy days when you don't want to head to the gym.

Specific programs can be purchased for $14.99.


While there are many more gyms in the Colorado area, these are the ones that stood out to me while I was researching — I liked that they appeared to have friendly atmospheres and a variety of workout options.

So, finish your cheese, lace up those tennis shoes, and let's hit the gym, people.