Wellness Wednesday: Get Set for Summer at Silver Mountain Sports Club

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This story is part of our #WellnessWednesday series, where we’ll discuss a healthy eating trend and share our favorite places to try it out in Park City. Catch up on previous posts here.

I’ll be honest: As a health coach, I’m not a fan of the “bikini body” goal that so many websites and magazines emphasize this time of year. If you have a body, and you are wearing a bikini, you have a bikini body!

But let’s be real: We all want to feel our best during the summer season. We want to feel strong, healthy and confident (especially when we’re wearing less clothing…). We want to be prepared to do all the summer sports that make living in Park City so special — long hikes, mountain biking, golf, swimming and so on.

Luckily, there’s a place that makes achieving all of this possible (and even fun): Silver Mountain Sports Club and Spa. If you’ve lived in Park City for a while, you’ve probably heard of this gym, but you may not realize how much it has to offer, especially during the summer months.

Location, location, location

The first thing we love about Silver Mountain is that it offers two different locations. If you’re a member, you can choose to use either location, depending on which is more convenient for you that day. One gym is located in Prospector Square on 2080 Gold Dust Lane, and the other is in Kimball Junction, at 1526 Ute Blvd. Both have all the gear and classes you could ever imagine; and both have outdoor pools and hot tubs.

Amenities

Silver Mountain PoolSpeaking of pools, we’re huge fans of Silver Mountain’s amenities — especially in the summer months. The Prospector location’s pool is amazing; actually, make that pools, plural. There’s a recreational pool with a 65-foot waterslide and a lazy river, as well as a lap pool, hot tub and kids’ fitness castle. They also offer swim lessons and aqua aerobics classes in the summer months.

Both locations have saunas, steam rooms and spacious locker rooms with showers. We also love that each location has separate classrooms for different types of classes — Silver Mountain has studios specific to yoga, group fitness and indoor cycling. There’s also a spa in the Prospector location, just in case you need to get your nails or hair done after a workout.

Perhaps our favorite amenity: Each gym also offers a juice and smoothie bar with the most amazing deals on smoothies we’ve found in Park City. The price is around $5-$6, and each flavor we’ve tried is absolutely delicious. They’re the best way to refuel after a tough workout — or, you know, just when you need a snack. (Find more of our favorite juices and smoothies around town HERE.)

Classes at Silver Mountain

Silver Mountain Sports ClubAnother huge perk of being a Silver Mountain member: The 80+ fitness classes offered each week. With classes ranging from yoga to spinning, HIIT training to barre, there’s truly something for everyone.

The barre sculpt classes at Prospector are particularly killer, as are the Butts and Guts classes at Kimball. And if you really want to be whipped into shape, check out Coach Anna’s twice-weekly Met Con Circuit Training at Prospector. She’ll show you how to use all the equipment on the gym floor you’ve always wondered about, while ensuring you use proper form and technique.

No matter which class you choose, you can expect professional, experienced and friendly instructors who will give you personal attention, as well as a great workout.

Click HERE for more details and membership pricing. They also offer day passes for visitors, as well as 5- or 10-visit punch passes.

Plus, Silver Mountain offers special summer memberships, so you can enjoy the pool in the heat! Learn more about their summer-only options here.

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About Author

Locke Hughes is a freelance journalist currently based in Park City, who used to live in NYC until the mountains called. She believes long hikes and hot yoga — as well as wine and delicious food — play an important role in a happy life. Follow her outdoors and eating adventures on Instagram @lockehughes.

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