Best of Boulder East County 2022 — Health and Fitness

Longmont Climbing Collective

Martial Arts

International Martial Arts Association
1340 Main St., Louisville, 303-665-0339

Lafayette Winner: Rocky Mountain Kung Fu

Longmont Winner: Tran’s Martial Arts & Fitness Center

The International Martial Arts Association teaches the highest level of technical skill and philosophy in Shotokan karate. They welcome all ages and abilities to join their practice, but emphasize the impact their programs can have on children specifically, noting how many walk away with the self-confidence needed to handle life’s challenges.


Colorado Spine & Sport 

400 McCaslin Blvd., #111, Louisville, 303-604-4358

Longmont Winner: New Leaf Chiropractic 

Lafayette Winner: Complete Care Chiropractic

With all the physical activities folks in Boulder County partake in, it’s important to have access to a quality chiropractor to address pain in joints and muscles. Colorado Spine and Sport in Louisville is a full service clinic offering chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage therapy and radiology. Moreover, they offer a free auto whiplash consultation with one of the doctors on-site if visitors mention the promotion.  

Barber Shop

Trivium Salon 

945 Front St., Louisville, 303-949-5542

Susan France The Trivium Salon crew, Louisville

Lafayette Winner: Floyd’s 99 Barbershop

Longmont Winner: Elite Barber Shop

Finding a go-to barber shop is great  — you feel welcomed into a familiar space by friendly and familiar faces. If you’re looking for a barber shop, our readers suggest Trivium. This Louisville salon offers the latest trends in cuts and color and takes pride in excellent service. This “chic, progressive and hip” salon is our reader’s favorite barber shop, and it could be yours too.

Acupuncture Clinic

Left Hand Community Acupuncture

780 W. Baseline Road, Suite A, Lafayette, 720-378-6090

Longmont Winner: Good Life Acupuncture 

Longmont Winner: Well Woman Acupuncture 

Left Hand Community Acupuncture specializes in a variety of treatments including electrical stimulation, cupping, moxa and, of course acupuncture. Colorado native Caroline Adams, the owner of the practice in Lafayette, uses her education and problem-solving skills to help folks achieve their health goals. 

Dance Studio

Longmont Dance Theater Academy 

1422 Nelson Road, Longmont, 303 317-2707

Lafayette Winner: Tara Cluck Dance Center

Louisville Winner: Mountain Kids

Longmont Dance Theater Academy is Longmont’s only pre-professional ballet school, offering classical dance training of all genres. The exposure to a variety of dance traditions prepares students for a wide range of opportunities in the artistic community. Their program has six ballet classes, starting students dancing as early as 8 years old. 

Best Climbing/Parkour Gym: Longmont Climbing Collective
33 S. Pratt Parkway, Longmont, 720-340-3640

People from around the world visit Boulder County for its wicked access to outdoor climbing. From scrambling up the Flatirons to sport climbing in Boulder Canyon, it’s a climber’s paradise.

There’s a plethora of indoor climbing gyms across the county to compliment these outdoor spaces and help climbers learn the ropes (get it?!). This year, Longmont Climbing Collective takes the win as Best Climbing Gym in East Boulder County. The gym offers bouldering, fitness and yoga classes and a full weight room. 

But it’s not just the climbing and exercise that draw people to the Collective. Nick Coutu, marketing manager at the gym, says it’s the sense of community. 

“Community is definitely the number one thing that people tell us that they’re really happy with here.”

Coutu and the rest of the staff organize regular events and activities for gym members and non-members alike. One of their more popular events is called the “monthly meetup,” where non-members can come and climb for free while the Collective dishes out pizza, beer and cake. 

Events like this help the Collective achieve one of their goals — for the gym to be people’s “third place” to hang out, after their home and work. Coutu says there are a lot of reasons people should check out their gym.

“People in the community can relieve stress, have a good time, meet new people, hang out with friends and also try something new,” he says. 

Thanks to the popularity of the gym, they will be moving to a new Longmont facility that will add rope climbing to the gym’s amenities in late spring 2023. 


Louisville Winner: The Spot 

Broomfield Winner:

Gravity One 

Day Spa

Trivium Salon 

945 Front St., Louisville, 303-949-5542

Longmont Winner: Sunflower Spa

Lafayette Winner: Ninety-Fifth Street Salon & Spa 

We all need to be able to step back and relax in the midst of our busy daily lives. If you don’t have the time and money to sip strawberry daiquiris in Cancun, unwind in East County’s Best Day Spa, Trivium, which wins the category for the fifth year in a row. With a variety of treatments to offer from acid peels to microdermabrasion, Trivium is our readers’ favorite place to rejuvenate. 


Louisville Family Dental 

168 Centennial Parkway, Suite 190, Louisville, 303-666-4499

Longmont Winner: Longmont Complete Dentistry 

Niwot Winner: Niwot Dental 

Before your next bite of candy, consider heading to our readers’ favorite dentist, Louisville Family Dental. This trusted dentistry can do more than just your typical check-in, as they also perform dental crowns, composite fillings, dental implants, teeth whitening and porcelain veneers to preserve your oral hygiene and overall health. 

Gym/Fitness Center

Louisville Recreation and Senior Center

900 Via Appia Way, Louisville, 303-666-7400

Longmont Winner: Longmont Recreation Center

Lafayette Winner: Bob Burger Recreation Center

It’s never too early to work on your summer bod — and our readers can’t think of a better place to workout than the Louisville Recreation and Senior Center. This rec center has an impressive array of amenities including a pool, sauna, steam room, lazy river, workout room, gym and two racquetball courts — not to mention the array of organized programs and activities. This spot is for everyone, with plenty of activities for kids, too. 

Golf Course

Indian Peaks 

2300 Indian Peaks Trail, Lafayette, 303- 666-4706

Louisville Winner: Coal Creek 

Longmont Winner: Sunset Golf Course 

This 18 hole, 72-par course in the heart of Lafayette is for golf players of all abilities. But try not to get distracted on your shot for par by the picturesque Rockies looming in the distance. Make sure to check out The Peaks Bar and Grill on your way out. 

Lasik Services

Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado 

1400 Dry Creek Drive, Longmont, 720-782-6739

Louisville Winner: Eyeworks Louisville 

Broomfield Winner: Colorado Eye Center

The Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado offers comprehensive eye treatment, with specialties in cataract, glaucoma, retinal, corneal, dry eye and oculoplastic services. Their location in Longmont wins the Best Lasik Services category, but they also have facilities in Boulder, Lafayette and Greeley. 

Nail Salon

Luxe Nail Bar 

1361 Forest Park Circle, #104, Lafayette, 303-666-6770

Louisville Winner: Luxury Nails

Longmont Winner: Designer Nails 

Luxe Nail Bar

Freshen up your nail game at Luxe, a groovy and modern nail bar in Lafayette. They offer manicures, pedicures, dip powders, waxing and more. By only carrying the latest and greatest nail products in the industry, they’ll have you keeping pace with the most popular looks. 


Melcher Orthodontics 

315 W. South Boulder Road, #111, Louisville, 303-666-9717

Erie Winner: Caraway Orthodontics

Longmont Winner: Mountain View Orthodontics 

Nobody loves wearing braces, but you’ll be glad you did after working with Melcher Orthodontics. Each patient at Melcher Orthodontics is given a personalized treatment plan that prioritizes a clean, safe, modern and fun environment. Our readers appreciate the combination of their state-of-the-art equipment with their technical expertise and caring service.


Centura Avista Adventist Hospital 

100 Health Park Drive, Louisville, 303-673-1000

Gunbarrel/East Boulder Winner: Boulder Community Health

Lafayette Winner: Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center

Although we rarely want to visit them, it’s important for communities to have strong hospitals. Our readers choose Centura Avista Adventist Hospital when they need medical attention. The Marshall Fire caused smoke damage in the hospital’s interior, but Avista was back in operation only a few weeks later, showing its adaptability and response time in serving the surrounding communities. 

Hair Salon

Trivium Salon 

945 Front St., Louisville, 303-949-5542

Longmont Winner: Studio Bloom

Lafayette Winner: Ninety-Fifth Street Salon & Spa

Trivium Salon continues their dominance in the Best Hair Salon category, now winning for the fifth year in a row. It’s pretty clear at this point that our readers consistently go to this salon to keep their tresses looking chic. The staff at Trivium provides expertise in cuts, styling, highlights and glazes, which keeps customers walking away feeling confident.

Pilates Studio

Club Pilates 

700 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite 101, Longmont, 720-442-8385

Lafayette Winner: Pilates 4 Bodies

Louisville Winner: Center Your Body Pilates

Club Pilates has accessible classes for everyone. Once you try out their free 30-minute intro class, you’ll never look back. They offer classes from intense interval workouts to more relaxed and rhythmic workouts. Whichever class you fancy, our readers choose Club Pilates to get their bodies moving. 

Urgent Care Center

UCHealth Urgent Care 

2101 Main St., Longmont, 720-745-8030

Superior Winner: Boulder Community Hospital Urgent Care 

Louisville Winner: AFC Urgent Care 

It’s not the position any of us want to find ourselves in, but our readers find comfort knowing in the event of an emergency, UCHealth will provide great urgent care. Their urgent care unit treats all sorts of conditions, including animal bites, lacerations and sprains. And, by accepting most insurances, UCHealth Urgent Care makes itself accessible to our community. 

Yoga Studio

Yoga Pod

2201 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, 720-815-4435 

Co-owners Gerry and Nicole Wienholt want to help you find strength in your body and calm in your mind at Yoga Pod in Longmont. They both practice yoga and agreed that it changed their lives. 

“Yoga is bigger than just the physical asana and the twisty bendy postures we put ourselves in,” Nicole said in an interview with Boulder Weekly earlier this year. “We just want [our students] to be able to come in and relax and let go of whatever they have to let go of and walk out of here feeling a little better and more cared for.”

Keeping classes accessible for all is ingrained into their organization, so they offer a wide variety of class times for both beginners and experienced yogis. Beginners should visit their Yin class, which focuses on flexibility in a dimly lit, relaxing environment with soft music. If you are looking for more of a workout, their Sweat, Heat & Beatz vinyasa style class is a fun and upbeat session where participants can practice according to their own skill level and flexibility. 

Nicole and Gerry acquired their first Yoga Pod location in Boulder in 2010. Gerry told Boulder Weekly about how the family feel of their yoga studios set them apart.

“It’s so fulfilling. That’s one of the main reasons why we do it,” says Gerry. 

In February, they opened their Longmont location. Shortly after, they opened a third location in South Boulder in April. Yoga Pod is clearly reaching the yogi community in Boulder County — not even a year into operating their Longmont location, they stand out as our reader’s favorite East County yoga spot. 

Louisville Winner: CorePower 

Lafayette Winner: Soul Tree Studio

Veterinary Care

Jasper Animal Hospital

1369 Forest Park Circle, #101, Lafayette. 303-665-4002

Longmont Winner: Longmont Humane Society 

Louisville Winner: Louisville Family Animal Hospital 

Furry, four-legged friends are part of the family — so they should get family-level care at a place we trust. The Jasper Animal Hospital offers that service to our readers by keeping their pets happy and healthy. Providing surgery, dentistry, radiology and more helps Jasper Animal Hospital stand out as our readers’ favorite veterinary care provider in East  Boulder County. 


Elements Massage 

2321 30th St., Boulder, 720-464-9801

Superior Winner: Massage Envy 

Longmont Winner: Sunflower Spa

Take care of your body and mind at Elements Massage. They offer a humanistic approach to wellness based on enhancing the body’s natural ability to heal itself. If you’re a little nervous about trying it out by yourself, try the couples massage. But, eleven total types of massages and add-on services fit the needs of everyone, including our readers. 

Physical Therapist

Coal Creek Physical Therapy 

315 W. South Boulder Road, Suite 100, Louisville, 303-666-4151

Longmont Winner: Alpine Physical Therapy

Sometimes when our readers reach down for the newest edition of Boulder Weekly, they are reminded of lingering lower back pain. To get it checked out and taken care of, they go to Coal Creek Physical Therapy. Coal Creek is committed to helping their patients feel better and live the life they love by implementing preventative care strategies. 


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