Our New Workout Obsession: Fit36

Denver's Fit36 offers a new kind of high-intensity interval training.

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Looking to up your workout game as winter rolls in? There’s a good chance you already know about high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and the crazy fitness benefits it provides. Fit36, a HIIT gym founded in Denver in 2014, has taken that model a step further, combining it with the heart rate tracking strategy of programs like Orangetheory for a workout that’s quick (just 36 minutes per class), precise (every second of your workout is tracked by heart rate, giving you a detailed picture of your calories burned), and enjoyable.

The program was founded by Brad Cooley, a former Navy medic, and Ned Matheson, a former firefighter, and has expanded to nine studios across the country. It’s one more way Colorado is spreading its good ideas to the world— and making everyone healthier in the process.

Insider tip: To book a class at one of Fit36’s four Denver locations (LoDo, Highlands, Denver Tech Center, Parker), we recommend the app MINDBODY, which makes reservations and payments simple.