This beautifully historic building built in 1908 hosts a variety of hexagonal tiles, dinged brass stair-rails, ornate woodwork, complete with the original front desk. First serving as a Denver Bath House for those lacking modern plumbing, this facility is a hidden gem in a bustling downtown Denver. Known not only for serving over one million within the first 6 years open - from the quaint pool to showering facilities within - this facility holds a rich history as a boxing gym. Hosting world boxing champion lightweight Stevie Johnston, along with pro boxers Mike Alvarado, Sonny Liston, Ron Lyle, and the great Muhammad Ali. Today the ring is home to new, veteran, and fitness inspired boxers from around the city.
Natural light fills the hallways, pool, weight room and cardio areas. On the top floor, sun floods the fitness studio and brightens the boxing studio, both of which neighbor the gymnasium. Here, a manual rotating scoreboard is still in place and has been since 1949.
Buried deep in the facility lives a well-used and authentic pottery studio. This studio ignites creativity among students year-round and offers unique trivia to movie buffs following it's 1995 debut in film "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead", starring Andy Garcia and Steve Buscemi.
Still serving a wide spectrum within the community, this facility was named "The Best Old-School Rec Center" by Westword's Best of 2018. Each visit allows clients to bask in the balance of rich history in tandem with current fitness services, equipment and community programs.
This high-intensity, boxing-inspired class focuses on form, skill, and endurance. It combines athletic drills, combos, plyos, and resistance training for a total body workout.
A low-impact class using standing, floor, and barre exercises to help participants achieve results. This dynamic stretching program improves strength and flexibility at the same time.
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)
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!
Using the principles of Joseph Pilates, this mat-based class is designed to increase core strength, flexibility, coordination, posture, and body awareness.
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.
Fusion of Latin and International music - dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Zumba utilizes the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning.
Twentieth Street Recreation Center
1011 20th St.
Denver, CO 80202
Hours of Operation
||6:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
||6:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Wed:||6:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Thurs:||6:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Fri:||6:30 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Sat:||9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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