Old Town Hot Springs is the non-profit center for health and wellness, providing recreation and education in aquatics and fitness for our members, guests, and community.
Old Town Hot Springs is an historic hot spring and family-friendly recreational facility in the heart of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. We have been a location for recreation and rejuvenation in this community since its beginnings. The hot mineral spring pools have been here in one form or another for over 100 years. The Ute Indians who first settled the area knew them as “medicine” springs, frequenting them for sacred physical and spiritual healing. Later the pools were likely a gathering and bathing place for the first homesteaders. We are lucky to have the famous Heart Spring, the source of all the healing mineral water in our eight pools.It pumps approximately 220 gallons per minute and comes out of the ground like an artesian well, thus naturally without the use of man-made pumps. The water then runs into an overflow system filling each of the pools on the property.
As an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is not tax-supported like so many other community recreation and fitness facilities, Old Town Hot Springs is focused on meeting the health and wellness needs of Steamboat Springs and surrounding towns in Routt County. We have grown and improved over the years into a multi-use complex, offering recreational and educational opportunities in water and fitness for all ages.
In addition to our hot soaking pools, our amenities include eight lap lanes, an aquatic climbing wall, two tennis courts, massage therapy, childcare, and a fitness center with classes, cardio equipment, and a weight room. In the spirit of Steamboat Springs’ recreation and relaxation needs, in 2007 we made improvements that included two new 225-foot waterslides, a 3,000 square foot hot activity pool. Old Town Hot Springs continues to grow and improve to meet the needs of this community and to serve our mission.
Touting a combination of local history with first-class amenities, Old Town Hot Springs should be on every visitor's to-do list when in Steamboat Springs. It is open year-round, seven days a week.
Old Town Hot Springs is proud to announce that Best of the Boat has voted us Best Fitness Center & Gym in Steamboat, again! We are also pleased that Massage at Old Town Hot Springs is a Best of the Boat Spa, and Chris Voyvodic is a Best of the Boat Personal Trainer. Thank you to everyone who voted for us!
OTHS supports Horizons NWC.
Adults enrolled in Horizons’ Residential Services, Supported Living Services, and Day Programs have happily benefitted from the in-kind use of the hot pools. During Day Program hours, a Swim Club visits OTHS. Accompanied by trained counselors, the men and women in Swim Club visit once a week for 90 minutes, walking laps and kick-boarding for exercise. After the workout, they soak and socialize. Swim Club provides the opportunity for conversation about jobs, vacations, and relationships. For some, it’s their only unstructured time.
Horizons’ Maple Street group home also relishes a visit to the pools with staff, peers, and longtime volunteers Bob and Jane Stein. Adults who live independently within the community enjoy dropping in to see people they know—it’s a communal hub reminiscent of the gathering place it used to be.
For the full article open the Horizons Summer Newsletter at: http://horizonsnwc.org/newsletters.html.
Old Town Hot Springs is pleased to announce our 2017 Scholarship Grant Program. We partner with the Department of Human Services to allocate grants for pool admissions, memberships and swim lessons to underprivileged, economically disadvantaged or disabled youth in our community. These funds come from OTHS operating budget and are replenished by our community during the Colorado Gives Campaign in December each year.
You can make a difference in our community by donating to our Scholarship Fund. Your generous donations provide immediate funds to keep this program active for another year.
By Daphne Butas - Personal Trainer
Lifting Weights Does Not Mean Bulking Up:
“I don’t want to get bulky,” or “I don’t have time to workout” are both common excuses for avoiding weight training, but did you also know that there are numerous benefits to weight training?
And with the vast selection of ways to weight train available in Steamboat Springs, (Personal Trainers, Barre, Yoga Sculpt, Group Exercise Classes, CrossFit, Resistance Bands, etc.), it is clear that you don’t want to wait to weight train.
According to Ronnie Goff, Principal of Awaken Health and Fitness, a wellness expert, ACSM Health Fitness Specialist and Yoga teacher of 25 years, research points to a variety of benefits to weight training, including:
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