Who says happy hour has to mean a round of margs with chips and salsa? At The Beau Collective in Park City, the definition of this afternoon tradition is a little different. Namely, a 6:15pm sweat session that will run you just $10. That’s probably less than a couple of drinks and may also leave you feeling a lot better, too.
For the dedicated, The Beau Collective—BeauCo, for short—is a community. When you sign up for a session, you get 12 weeks of twice weekly 45-minute classes, plus a flex schedule class that allows you to join in on another. You choose the time and days of the week that work best for you. The happy hour class and weekend flex schedule classes offer a chance to see if the workout style is for you.
We talked with co-founder Whitney Kozlowski to find out more about BeauCo and her own fitness background.
Christine Grenney: How did you end up in Park City? What do you love about the town?
Whitney Kozlowski: I moved here to work for the Olympic Committee in 2000. I tried living in Southern California after, but always felt a pull to come back to Park City. So in 2009, we packed up a beach house to move and start life in the mountains. I love Park City for being the charming, happy, and responsive environment that it is—it feels closer to heaven here, like there is a little bit of magic swirling daily.
When did you first get the idea for your business?
I was a fitness instructor and a hotel concierge in 2014 and I thought it would be fun to blend the two.
Tell me a little bit about how BeauCo works and what types of classes it offers.
At the core, it is HIIT [High Intensity Interval Training] style workouts in a restored barn set to great music. But it’s so much more than that … it’s become a special hub in town where people gather to sweat, socialize, and share the journey of life in Park City on a daily basis.
Who is a good candidate to become a BeauCo member?
Anyone who is compelled to sweat, support, and socialize in an upbeat and engaging setting. We are very team-oriented and community-based—people care about these people and their progress both inside and outside of the Barn.
What’s your favorite aspect about your job?
I love that I get to see so many people on a consistent basis and see them in raw forms—sometimes barely awake, hungover, good moods, tough days, upbeat days—and how they show up for themselves, for us, and for each other. I feel like we are carving a lil’ legacy here in Park City, that we truly are better together and that there is strength in numbers. We aim to have impact by the interval here. We work in 60-second intervals, 5-minute intervals, etc. We strive to make people just a bit better in those tiny moments and then are hopeful that there are positive ripple effects for them throughout the day.
Anything else you’d like to highlight about BeauCo?
We just hit our 200-member mark and we are SEAU (as we say) proud to be named Park City’s best fitness class. Community is a cornerstone and we have donated funds and time to over 25 different Park City nonprofits since our inception and there is no sign of slowing down.
BeauCo is located at The BeauCo Barn (3770 Hwy 224, Park City). You can reach them at 435.729.9245 and learn more online at thebeaucollective.com.