Best of Boulder 2023 — Fitness & Health



Boulder Community Acupuncture

3405 Penrose Place, Suite 202, Boulder, 303-443-3034

Silver: Acupuncture Clinic of Boulder

Bronze: Boulder Bodyworks

Jennifer Wyler, Stephanie Wilson and Jennifer Kralowetz join together to offer individualized acupuncture care through Boulder Community Acupuncture. The company’s sliding pay scale both lets you decide what you can afford and increases the accessibility of care. After a session here, you’ll walk away with more energy and less stress. 


Floyd’s 99

Multiple Locations

Silver: Voodoo Hair Lounge

Bronze: Rollin’s Barbershop

Write-in: Boulder Hair Collective

Floyd’s 99 is it — fresh trims, new styles and excellent service keep our readers’ hair glistening and luscious. Since it was founded by a pair of brothers 20 years ago in Denver, it now boasts over 125 locations nationwide that offer cuts, fades, color and shaves. 


APEX Chiropractor

183 S. Taylor Ave., #162, Louisville, 720-328-1790

Silver: Boulder Sports Chiro

Bronze: The Joint

Shane Kurth founded APEX Chiropractor to help people thrive in life, not suffer through it. With nearly 20 services treating conditions from asthma and ADHD to neck pain and headaches, this company is a one-stop-shop for community members to feel better in their bodies. 


The Spot

3240 Prairie Ave., Boulder, 303-379-8806

1754 Dogwood St., Louisville, 303-317-3770 

Silver: Boulder Rock Club

Bronze: Movement Climbing + Fitness

When the climbers of Boulder aren’t scaling slabs in Boulder Canyon or trad climbing in Eldo, many head to gyms scattered around the county. With stellar gyms in both Boulder and Louisville, our readers choose to send it at The Spot. Members of the “Spot Fam” get unlimited climbing, exclusive gear discounts, and free guest passes and fitness classes.  


Alchemy of Movement

2436 30th St., Boulder, 303-449-4410

Silver: Avalon Ballroom

Bronze: Boulder Ballet

Write-in: Studio Shira

Reconnect with the joy of movement at Alchemy of Movement, a studio that prides itself on community as much as dance and fitness. “Hyped AF,” “Party Hip-Hop,” and “BOLD Booty Blast” are just a few samples of Alchemy’s classes designed to be fun and high energy. New members are always welcome, and first timers can get a $30 for 30 days deal. 

St Julien


St Julien Hotel and Spa

900 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-406-9696

Silver: The Dragontree

Bronze: jlounge

Write-in: Woodhouse Day Spa

Unwind. Relax. Put cucumbers on your eyes. And you don’t have to do it alone — professional stylists and therapists are available for services like facials, massages and keratin smoothing treatments. All that and more is available at the St Julien in downtown Boulder, the winner of our Best Day Spa category. If you work up an appetite along the way, Jill’s Restaurant & Bistro inside the St Julien offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. 


Boulder Smiles

1636 16th St., Boulder, 303-443-4417

Silver: North Boulder Dental Group

Bronze: Comfort Dental

Write-in: Niles Family Dentistry

Boulderites are no exception to the national craze for perfect teeth. But it’s not all aesthetics at our readers’ go-to dentist, Boulder Smiles — the business also takes pride in its restorative dentistry to maintain healthy oral hygiene in its customers. That said, Boulder Smiles is one of the most complete dentist offices in the county, offering treatments like porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants, gum recontouring and more.   


Flatirons Golf Course

5706 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-442-7851

Silver: Indian Peaks

Bronze: Boulder Country Club

In the semi-arid high-desert climate across the Front Range, there’s a hidden 130-acre oasis featuring fresh-cut grass and 18 holes of golf. The Flatirons Golf Course, managed by the City of Boulder, was originally designed in 1938 to emulate a traditional-style course for players of all abilities — just don’t let the excellent view of the Flatirons distract from your back swing.  


Colorado Athletic Club

1821 30th St., Boulder, 303-501-1700

505 Thunderbird Drive, Boulder, 303-499-6590

Silver: Boulder Rock Club

Bronze: Longmont Rec Center

Write-in: The Fitness Edge

It’s always the right time to start working on your chiseled summer bod. Colorado Athletic Club is the place our readers go to get their sweat on, or simply hang out and peruse through the latest Boulder Weekly. It’s known for its personal trainers, swimming pools, large fitness areas and family friendly programming. 


Voodoo Hair Lounge

2100 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-449-4453

Silver: Roots A Hair Studio

Bronze: Twig Hair Salon

Write-in: Boulder Hair Collective

Voodoo Hair Lounge is consistently voted as one of the best hair salons in the county, and this year was no exception. Not only does this salon deliver great results, but its customer service, culture and overall experience is unmatched. As a bonus for us eco-minded folk, Voodoo also values sustainability — diverting 93% of its waste.  


Boulder Community Health

4747 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-415-7000

Silver: Foothills Hospital

Bronze: Avista Adventist 

A reliable hospital is vital in our growing communities in the county, and as the medical field rebounds from the pandemic, access to exceptional healthcare is more important than ever. According to the Rural Health Information Hub, nearly all of Colorado’s counties were experiencing a shortage of health professionals in 2022. Boulder Community Health, which has served the area for a century, provides that resource for our readers.  


Boulder Eye Surgeons 

4745 Arapahoe Ave., Suite 100, Boulder, 303-444-3000

Silver: Colorado Eye Center

Bronze: Eyecare Center of Northern CO

Boulder Eye Surgeons has operated in Boulder County since 1997 — offering personal care and surgeries for patients needing cataract, glaucoma, retina and cornea related services. The company recently expanded its services, adding a second location in Boulder. 


Easton Training Center

Multiple Locations

Silver: Tran’s Martial Arts

Bronze: Boulder Karate

Write-in: One Dojo

After first opening as Easton Brazilian Jui Jitsu, Easton Training Center has now expanded to nine locations around the Denver metro, including in Longmont and Boulder. The training center also added numerous martial arts classes, including kickboxing and muay Thai. The youngsters are welcome here too — the company has martial arts classes and ninja nights for kids.  


St Julien Hotel and Spa

900 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-406-9696

Silver: Apex Massage & Recovery Lab

Bronze: The Dragontree

We know life can be stressful — things like work, kids, imminent wildfire risk and what to make for dinner can really add up for people in this county. The St Julien in downtown Boulder offers 12 different therapeutic massages and five massage enhancements to reduce tension and bring you back to Earth. Combine that with its location in downtown Boulder and beautiful space, there’s no wonder our readers picked St Julien as the best place to get a massage.  



3003 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-484-6669

Silver: Contempo Nails

Bronze: Eagle Nails

Write-in: Polish Nails

“Good. Clean. Fun” is the motto that has stuck with jlounge, a luxury nail bar and spa, since it was founded by Julie Perington and Jennifer Zrubek. It’s especially known for its manicures and pedicures — book an appointment to get a feel for its all-natural products to keep your piggies looking good on their way to the market.  


Boulder Orthodontics

2710 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-449-3250

Silver: Wong Orthodontics

Bronze: John S. Walker DMD

Boulder Orthodontics stands out as this year’s best orthodontics because of its ability to bring on new technologies and procedures that raise both the customer experience and end results. While Boulder Orthodontics won’t keep the sweet corn out of your braces, its experienced staff and intentional service make the process smooth and comfortable.  


Coal Creek Physical Therapy

350 Broadway, #50, Boulder, 303-666-4151

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

Silver: ALTA Physical Therapy

Bronze: Alpine Physical Therapy

You don’t have to be one of the ultra-distance runners, pro climbers or cyclists in the area to know the value of a good physical therapist. Treating all muscle and joint pain, Coal Creek Physical Therapy helps you complete a speedy recovery and get back to doing what you love. 


Bolder Pilates

3012 Folsom St., Boulder, 303-544-5930

Silver: Mecha

Bronze: Boulder Bodyworks

Write-in: Rocky Mountain Pilates and Yoga

Bolder Pilates won our best pilates studio category once again. With its “love the body you live in” approach, the studio’s personalized pilates workouts are aimed to help you feel strong and empowered in your own skin. If you’re new to pilates, check out Bolder Pilates’ new client deals to get a taste of this mind-body exercise. 


Boulder Community Health Urgent Care

101 Erie Parkway, Erie, 303-415-5810

Silver: Boulder Medical Center

Bronze: AFC Urgent Care

Boulder Community Health Urgent Care is where our readers run to for the support and healthcare they need. Patients can be seen on a walk-in basis for time-sensitive injuries at a lower cost than an emergency department. Open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., it also offers COVID-19 testing and video visits. 


Alpine Hospital for Animals

3210 Valmont Road, Boulder, 303-443-9661

Silver: Arapahoe Animal Hospital

Bronze: Humane Society of Boulder Valley

Write-in: Longmont Small Animal Hospital

Our furry little friends mean so much to us, and deserve the best care around. You can be confident the folks at Alpine Hospital for Animals will treat your pet like their own with a range of medical and surgical services. Alpine lets customers bring in more than their typical dog or cat too, and also helps out snakes, ferrets, geckos, bearded dragons, lizards, rabbits and more. 


Yoga Pod

Multiple Locations

Silver: CorePower Yoga

Bronze: Little Yoga Studio

Write-in: Full Throttle Yoga

Strengthen your mind, body and heart at Yoga Pod — our readers’ top yoga studio in Boulder County. Its in-person and live-streamed classes are suited for yogis of all levels, where instructors will guide you through downward-facing dogs, tree poses, child poses and more to increase your body’s strength and your mind’s well-being. Yoga Pod’s new student four weeks for $40 deal makes it easy to get started, and hard to quit.