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Closure Information:

  • Beginning Monday, October 15: Carla Madison Recreation Center will serve as the practice facility for the East High School Girls Swim Team. The swim team will practice Monday – Friday, 3:00 – 5:30pm and will use 6 lap lanes. Please refer to the Lap Pool schedule for more information.

  • Outdoor climbing wall: closed for the winter & will re-open in April


Barre [takes place in the group fitness studio]
This hour long workout will stretch, strengthen, tone, and lengthen!  A fusion of ballet, yoga, and mat pilates which deliberately works every muscle in your body.  Come ready to get stronger, fitter, and more flexible while breaking a sweat and having fun!


Cardio Kickboxing [takes place in the group fitness studio]
Get ready to work every muscle in your body!  This class is structured in 4 segments that are guaranteed to make you sweat—kickboxing, bodyweight training, agility and plyometrics, and core work to provide a high-intensity interval training experience unlike any other!

Cycle+Weights [takes place in cycle studio]
This full-body workout combines cycling, weights, and core training to give you a total body experience unlike any other!  Using traditional cycling drills and light weighted movements, we guarantee you will get a fantastic workout whether you’re an expert or a beginner.


Essentrics [takes place in the group fitness studio]
Essentrics is a low-impact class using standing, floor, and barre exercises to help participants achieve results.  Essentrics is a dynamic stretching program improving strength and flexibility at the same time.  No static stretching, no boredom.

Group Training [takes place on the fitness rig/gym floor]
Utilizing a variety of specialty equipment combined with plyometric and agility movements, this circuit-style class will deliver an incredible, full-body workout in minimal time.  Come ready to sweat!


High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) [takes place in the group fitness studio]
High intensity interval training is an enhanced exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. HIIT is a form of cardiovascular exercise designed to improve fitness in rapid time.  Come ready to torch calories and have a blast!  This protocol is proven to physiologically transform your body!

HIIT-Cycle [takes place in the cycle studio]
This 45-minute high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout is designed to achieve maximum performance in minimal time.  Build lean muscle, burn calories for 24-hours after your workout, and challenge yourself mentally and physically while having fun!

Indoor Cycling [takes place in the cycling studio]
Improve cardiovascular strength and endurance with this non-impact, traditional indoor cycling class.  Designed for all levels, it is a challenging opportunity to get your heart pumping, torch serious calories, and prepare you for your adventures out of the saddle.

Oula [takes place in the group fitness studio]
Oula is one epic hour of sweat, joy and total inspiration - dancemania for the soul! Rooted in cardiovascular endurance and movement, join us for a unique, high-energy and light-hearted sweat!

Power Yoga
[takes place in the group fitness studio]
Generate heat in the body, build stamina, increase lean muscle mass, and improve balance with this class includes an athletically influenced yoga format that provides a faster pace and challenging sequence of poses. 

Total Body Conditioning [takes place in the group fitness studio]
Strengthen your muscles with this total-body workout designed to help you get lean and toned!  This high-energy, resistance training class will challenge your body to feel the burn and get maximum results.


Vinyasa Yoga [takes place in the group fitness studio]
This practice is based on foundational yoga poses performed in a dynamic, flowing style to create a balance of physical action, internal focus, and conscious breathing. Poses are modified to include beginners while challenging experienced practitioners.


Yin Yoga [takes place in the group fitness studio]
This yoga practice incorporates both seated and supine postures held for longer amounts of time to stretch and relax the muscles in your body.  Increase mobility, calm your mind, and improve flexibility in this gentle yoga format.

Yoga [takes place in the group fitness studio]
This meditative practice includes longer holds to ignite the body’s internal heat and allow deep release to occur. Students learn to balance strength with flexibility and effort with surrender in each pose.  Level I is for beginners.  Level II includes more challenging movements. 

Zumba® [takes place in the group fitness studio]
This Latin class fuses hypnotic rhythms and easy to follow choreography to create an exciting dance cardio class. With combinations of international dance steps, Zumba will allow you to torch calories while having fun!


Carla Madison Recreation Center is Denver's newest Regional Level Center. Key features include:

  • Eight lane, 25-yard competition lap pool
  • Two diving boards
  • Leisure pool with play features, lazy river and three 20-yard lap lanes
  • Water slide
  • Gymnasium with basketball and volleyball court functionality
  • Weight/cardio equipment room
  • Group fitness room and studio
  • Multi-purpose room
  • Outdoor climbing wall
  • Rooftop event space with exterior terrace and catering kitchen
  • Child watch
  • Other site amenities such as slack lines, game tables, climbing boulder and dog park

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Location & Hours of Operation

2401 E. Colfax Ave. 80206
Phone: 720.865.5580


  5:30 AM - 9:00 PM


  5:30 AM - 8:00 PM


  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Kid Watch:

Monday-Friday: 8am - 1:30pm | 3:30 - 7:30pm
Saturday: 8am - 1:30pm
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