Recreation Centers

While we boast 300 days of sunshine a year, and while we’re one of the fittest states in the Union, there’s still a need for recreation centers and indoor facilities. Can’t really do free weights in the middle of a Gold Medal stream, now can you?

Some of the best municipal rec centers in Colorado are found in Lakewood in the Denver area, Breckenridge in the central mountains, Fruita on the Western Slope, Pagosa Springs in the southwest part of the state, Trinidad in the southern part of the state on I-25 and in Greeley north of Denver.

Facilities and amenities vary, but most have lap pools and open swim, some with water slides and saunas. Weight rooms, treadmills, climbing walls, stationary and recumbent bikes and indoor tracks are found at many – and most have classes for aerobics and water aerobics. Silver Sneakers applies at many; check out rates for families and seniors.