• Audio File: Music is power - 11/23/2017 05:45 PM MST
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    Workout: Adult Beginning Contemporary

    Dance moves make it as much a mental as a physical workout
    11/21/2017 06:57 PM MST
    Contemporary dance integrates various traditional and modern dance styles and is open to beginner and intermediate students. 
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    Workout: TRX Kickboxing at Itsera Martial Arts in Longmont
    11/15/2017 09:23 AM MST - The class at Itsera Martial Arts and Family Fitness is a combination of TRX training and kickboxing. Body weight training is at the heart of the TRX system. Using only two adjustable straps, students can choose their difficulty level just by altering their body position and taking on more of their own weight during the exercise. Full Story

    Nutrition Talk: Fiber contributes much to good health
    11/15/2017 09:02 AM MST - Fiber. It is the unsung hero of nutrition. While it's true that fiber is important to keep things "moving," its benefits extend well beyond that and are worth talking about. Full Story

    Workout: Zumba Strong at St. Vrain Memorial Center in Longmont
    11/09/2017 10:55 AM MST - Zumba Strong is not Zumba. Not like you know of Zumba, at least. It's high-intensity interval training synced to music. Like, imagine the hardest H.I.I.T. class you've ever taken, for an hour, but to really good music that pushes you forward. Full Story

    Grillo: Once cataract appears, patient faces several options
    11/07/2017 06:54 PM MST - While cataract development can be related to diabetes or smoking, aging is the reason for most lens clouding. More than half of Americans by age 80 have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. Protecting eyes from ultraviolet light may delay cataract development, and a diet high in antioxidants may decrease the risk of age-related cataracts. Full Story

    Boulder Workout: Powder Prep Program
    10/31/2017 07:57 PM MDT - CrossFit Beat in Boulder offers the Powder Prep Program. The workout focuses on core and leg strength to get you ready to shred some fresh powder. Full Story

    Workout: H.I.I.T. at Evo Rock and Fitness in Louisville
    10/25/2017 09:22 AM MDT - The class is held inside the Evo rock climbing gym in Louisville, and instructor Will McCormick tailors his workouts to the gym's clientele. Many of the exercises help to build strength and stability in the same muscles students use for climbing. Full Story

    Workout: Yin Yang Yoga at Shri Studios
    10/18/2017 10:40 AM MDT - Yin Yang Yoga at Shri Studios in Longmont combines the gentle, slow restorative style of yin yoga with the dynamic flow of a more common vinyasa yoga class. Whereas you typically see a restorative class or a flow class on its own, this class starts with a "yang"-style flow (movement-oriented, focused on the muscular system, balance and strength), and then after the body is heated, it transitions into the slower, deeper yin practice (settling in, longer-held postures, focused on the connective tissue and fascia). The yang is masculine energy. The yin is female. Full Story

    Nutrition Talk: Bounty of fall nourishes body and soul
    10/19/2017 09:33 AM MDT - From winter squash and hardy cruciferous vegetables to crisp sweet apples and pears, the fall season's produce is at the heart of many of our cherished recipes. They also provide energy to fuel our favorite activities, including essential vitamins and minerals as well as a special class of nutrients known as phytonutrients. Full Story

    Workout: Bounce Beautiful at Begin Fitness
    10/10/2017 05:52 PM MDT - For the first 10 minutes on the trampoline during the Bounce Beautiful class at Begin Fitness in Niwot, you are reminded why you enjoyed jumping so much as a kid. It's fun and you can't help but smile. Thirty minutes in, sweating and breathing hard, I realized I'd underestimated this class.  Full Story

    Grillo: Health journalism is invaluable, but should be read with caution
    10/10/2017 05:43 PM MDT - Savvy consumers of medical news are critical thinkers and skeptics. The work of knowledgeable health journalists is invaluable in interpreting medical research for the public. Sometimes, however, incomplete or over-enthusiastic announcements from research organizations and other interested parties make their way into the media. Full Story

    Workout: Restorative CiderYoga in Longmont
    10/04/2017 08:59 AM MDT - CiderYoga at St. Vrain Cidery in Longmont is a relaxing, beginner level yoga class taught by Kevin Flynn. The class was approachable in a way that is difficult to find in an region so well-known for yoga. It was calm and welcoming, shedding all the tension that can come from just walking into a yoga studio. Maybe it's the cider on tap that makes it a surprisingly relaxing atmosphere. Full Story

    Workout: SUPilates on the Boulder Reservoir
    09/27/2017 08:56 AM MDT - Bolder Pilates offers a Pilates class on stand up paddleboards at Boulder Reservoir. "It's like a Pilates mat class, but then you get this added challenge of being on the water, which works your core way more than a regular Pilates mat class," says Bolder Pilates' Donna Ligon. Full Story

    Workout: Pure Empower at Pure Barre in Boulder
    09/21/2017 09:12 AM MDT - Pure Empower is Pure Barre's answer for a fast-paced, heart-pumping cardio class. It uses the ballet barre but in different ways. It also incorporates a 6-inch step platform, wrist/ankle weights and light dumbbells. "The goal is to not stop moving, no matter what you're doing. Just keep going," studio co-owner Mish Metz says. Full Story

    Nutrition Talk: Timing of meals may impact health
    09/20/2017 09:17 AM MDT - "Eat breakfast like a king and dinner like a pauper" -- as it turns out, this age-old expression may have more truth to it than we ever thought. For years we have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But emerging research is giving us an interesting perspective on this recommendation. Full Story

    Grillo: Mono most commonly affects teens, young adults
    09/13/2017 09:30 AM MDT - Mononucleosis, also called infectious mononucleosis or simply "mono," is a contagious disease most often caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. It is nicknamed "the kissing disease" because it is transmitted through saliva. Full Story

    Workout: Aerial Fitness 1/2 at Frequent Flyers
    09/14/2017 11:31 AM MDT - This class uses aerial apparatuses to condition your muscles and in many cases your skin. It is a fitness class with a specific goal in mind: getting you in the air. Full Story

    Workout: BlackOps, like a human video game
    09/06/2017 09:15 AM MDT - "We wanted to take a science-based program, which is 4 or 5 pillars of human movement, combine it with metabolic exercise, which is the obstacles, and combine that into a fun, safe, results-driven, science-based class," said Scott Synold. Full Story

    Doctors lead healthy strolls in Boulder parks
    09/06/2017 11:18 AM MDT - About 175 people, mostly in sneakers and T-shirts, got up early and gathered on the morning of Aug. 26 at North Boulder Park for Boulder's second monthly Walk With a Doc. Full Story

    Boulder County dentists take a bite out of opioid prescriptions
    09/05/2017 08:50 AM MDT - Some oral surgeons are considering alternatives to opioids as a first line of therapy. Full Story

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    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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    Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

    The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story

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