Movement Joins Forces in Denver


3201 Walnut Tour from Movement Climbing + Fitness on Vimeo.

Founders of Boulder, Colorado-based Movement Climbing + Fitness, and the owners of the Rayback Collective, announced details for a shared business concept in the River North Art District of Denver. Opening summer 2018, the 50,000-square-foot space will feature both Movement Climbing + Fitness (the gym’s third location) and Improper City, a new hybrid food truck park-beer garden, much like Boulder’s highly successful Rayback Collective.

“We are incredibly excited to marry some of Colorado’s most cherished and popular trademarks under one roof,” Movement Owner, Mike Moelter said. “On the Improper City side, guests will enjoy a great café experience, Colorado’s renowned craft beers, and an outdoor food truck park. On the Movement side, they’ll have access to world-class rock climbing, fitness, and yoga. Our goal is to create a space for a community to gather unlike any other.”

Occupying 40,000 square feet of the shared building, the gym proposes to be the largest of Movement Climbing + Fitness’s three facilities, with a modified concept focusing on bouldering only. It promises to feature the same hallmarks that have made Movement’s Boulder and Denver locations so successful, including boulder problems from highly trained and certified setters, more than 50 complimentary yoga and fitness classes per week, childcare, locker rooms with towel service, a full selection of cardio machines and training equipment, its signature stadium seating, and a continued focus on green energy.

The south side of the building will showcase Improper City, Denver’s newest community space. It will feature a rotating beer and cocktail menu, an event area, an indoor stage, as well as a 12,000-square foot outdoor patio, Denver’s largest, where a changing cast of food trucks will cycle.

Each business will operate independently, though under the same roof. The building, which was erected in 1947, spans the length of Walnut between 32nd and 33rd Streets at 3201 Walnut Street. Remodeling and construction began in December 2017, and the soft launch is scheduled for summer 2018.

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