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The Best Gyms in Laramie

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Looking to get in shape? Laramie has a wide variety of gyms in town, so finding one to fit your needs and your fitness habits is easy. Not sure what gym you may like? Many of the gyms have one day passes, so you can try them before committing to a six or twelve month membership. It’s important to find the right gym for your fitness habits. Some gyms are women only, others have non-traditional classes, and some have a lot of options so you can have a different exercise experience every time. So get out and try a few gyms in Laramie.

Laramie Recreation Center



The most well-known gym in Laramie is the Recreation Center. The Recreation Center is the largest gym in Laramie, with a full-court gym, lazy river, whirlpool, cardio equipment, circuit weights, fitness classes, leisure and lap pools, water slides, and indoor/outdoor pools. They are also great hours from 5am-9pm, Mondays-Fridays, 8am-8pm Saturday, and 12-8pm Sunday. Pool hours are similar, but should be checked online as they change weekly. The Laramie Recreation Center has a variety of options for membership, making it a great place to start if you don’t want to commit to a longer membership. From daily and multi-pass to 6 and 12 month memberships, you can find something that will fit your fitness needs. The recreation center also offers single, couple, and household memberships, making it easy to include the whole family in fitness.


Half Acre



If you have connections to the University of Wyoming, you may be able to use Half Acre. Students, faculty, staff, cooperating agency employees, and dependents and spouses are allowed to use Half Acre with membership fees. Dependents (those age 5-19) are allowed to use Half Acre during the weekend, but only with adult supervision. If you do not fit into any of those categories, you can use Half Acre as a guest for $5 a day with a UW community member sponsor. Membership prices can be found online, and are offered in annual, semester, and summer increments.


The Kourthouse



The Kourthouse is a great alternative to the Laramie Recreation Center if you want all the benefits of a gym except a pool. The Kourthouse has a free weight room, cardio equipment, complete weight machines, aerobic fitness classes, and circuit training. In addition, the Kourthouse also has racquetball courts—something the Laramie Rec Center does not. The Kourthouse also offers personal training sessions and nutritional services. The Kourthouse is open 20 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Memberships can be bought in single or couples and in month to month, three months, and six months, and yearly membership.





Curves is a women-only gym. It provides a unintimidating environment for women to get in shape. Curves is designed for circuit training. Workouts take 30 minutes and exercise every muscle group. A sample of the curves workout can be found online. There are over 4 million curves members nationwide. Curves has both monthly ($44/month) and year memberships ($34/month). There is also a service charge with a start of a membership ($99)


Pla’s Combat Sports and Athletics



Like Get A Grip, Pla’s Combat Sports and Athletics is another non-traditional gym in town. Pla’s is focused on offering mixed martial arts and fitness classes. While there are many mixed martial arts classes, there are also general fitness classes. American Ju Jitsu, grappling, boxing, kickboxing, and Goju Karate are offered as mixed martial arts classes. There are also self-defense courses for women, and classes for parent and children. If fitness classes are not what you are looking for, you can also get a basic membership to use the fitness equipment.


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