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Boulder Athletics' BLDR30 class a soft entry to CrossFit

Class an approachable and less-intimidating way to get your feet wet
11/20/2018 07:20 PM MST
An approachable CrossFit class to get your feet wet. There aren't intimidating barbell moves or heavy weights. Weightlifting safely takes attention to detail, but you don't need to lift weights to build muscle. This is a quick-and-dirty workout that saves time by using exercises that don't rely heavily on technique. 
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Nutrition Talk: Eating for a healthy immune system
11/20/2018 07:12 PM MST - We are officially in cold and flu season and the increased demands that often accompany this time of year can leave us feeling run down and more susceptible to getting ill. Full Story

Louisville Pilates class like a two-for-one ab workout
11/16/2018 12:58 PM MST - Reformer Tower Intermediate class at Center Stream Pilates, 605 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, 720-627-5340, centerstreampilates. Full Story

Louisville's Yoga Hive offers a silky twist
11/12/2018 03:24 PM MST - Yoga with a twist. Swap out the usual props -your foam blocks and straps - for a colorful silk hammock. At first glance, it looks nothing like a yoga class, but the mats on the ground gave it away. Hanging from the rafters were a dozen large pieces of fabric, tied at the ceiling to create long hammocks.  Full Story

At Prana Boulder, it's free yoga, every day
11/01/2018 11:42 PM MDT - It may be a grab bag of yoga styles, but it's free, all the time. Not just the first class or the first week, but forever.  Full Story

Workout review: Chill beginner yoga class in Superior is intimidation-free
10/24/2018 06:17 PM MDT - Fearless Motion Dance Center, 1691B Coalton Road, Superior, 720-768-2485; fearlessmotiondance.com Instructor: After 18 years of dancing, Brianna Frey picked up yoga to stay active. Full Story

Full workout in no time
10/17/2018 10:58 AM MDT - 24 Hour Fitness, 2900 Iris Ave., Boulder, 303-209-9274, 24hourfitness.com. Instructor: Steve Carroll has a bachelor's degree in physical education and a master's degree in sports administration. Full Story

Boulder nutritionist says forget food fads, just be balanced
10/16/2018 12:31 PM MDT - Never before has information been so readily available. It comes at us from all angles — and the world of food and nutrition is no exception. Full Story

Boulder's Grillo Center talks palliative care vs. hospice care
10/16/2018 12:21 PM MDT - Palliative care is specialized medical care for someone with a serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious condition. The goal is to make the individual as comfortable as possible and improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Full Story

Tips for curbing temptation before 'eating season' begins
10/11/2018 01:03 PM MDT - We are about to enter the eating season. First come the candy carbs of Halloween, followed just weeks later by the feast of Thanksgiving, where folks consume masses of potatoes liberally mashed with the pure fat of butter and slices of sugary pumpkin pie covered with calorie-rich whipped cream. Full Story

Workout review: Pedaling brings hope for Parkinson's patients
09/26/2018 12:58 PM MDT - A study at the Cleveland Clinic, funded by the Davis Phinney Foundation, demonstrated a marked reduction in Parkinson's symptoms when patients cycled at high revolutions per minute, or RPM, for an extended period and on a regular basis.  Full Story

New FoodSwitch app boasts its 'a nutritionist' in your ear
09/26/2018 12:44 PM MDT - Millions of Americans have tried a digital approach to nutrition — like the carb-counting Atkins app or Weight Watchers' point system or the ever popular MyFitnessPal. Full Story

Nutrition Talk: Balancing the 'sunshine vitamin'
09/20/2018 06:10 PM MDT - Vitamin D plays many roles in our bodies. It promotes the absorption of calcium in our guts. It helps deposit calcium and phosphorous in our bones to keep them strong. It helps to regulate cell growth and maintain optimal calcium levels in our blood, and it plays a role in immune function and reducing inflammation.  Full Story

November Project vibe hits Boulder with early-rising 'Ascenders'
09/19/2018 08:04 PM MDT - The Ascenders Project is a pledge group for the larger November Project in Denver, which is too far for an early-morning workout. It also caters to people visiting from out of town. The November Project was launched in Boston in 2011, as a free, open-to-the-public exercise group and has since grown to dozens of cities.  Full Story

Workout review: Take hip-hop moves from studio to street at Streetside
09/13/2018 02:02 PM MDT - Hip-hop is a catch-all term for numerous styles, like break dancing, house dance, popping and locking. Every class is different and you can learn a variety of styles. Instructor Rico Changeux showed us a series of moves that we practiced and then added them on to the first set of choreography.  Full Story

Grillo: Alopecia can be challenging, but prognosis promising
09/12/2018 02:42 PM MDT - Researchers don't know what triggers the immune system to attack hair follicles, so the exact cause of this condition is unknown. Alopecia areata most frequently occurs in people who have a family history of other autoimmune diseases. Full Story

Harvard professor calls coconut oil 'pure poison'
09/05/2018 10:33 AM MDT - A Harvard professor wants you to reconsider the dangers of consuming coconut oil, a popular trend within the wellness crowd as of late. Full Story

Workout review: CrossFit for women comfortable, lacks the annoying hype of the movement
09/06/2018 02:02 PM MDT - Woman's Functional Fitness is an approachable CrossFit class geared to women and it lacks the uber hype of many CrossFit classes. Full Story

Hate big gyms? This Boulder class is the ticket out
08/28/2018 05:16 PM MDT - During Metabolic Strength class at Complete Physique I never felt inadequate, nor did I feel competitive. I didn't worry about whether my butt looked too big in my yoga pants. Their open demeanor was disarming. It was like working out with friends. Full Story

Forget goats, Boulder, it's time for butterfly yoga
09/05/2018 12:45 PM MDT - Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster hosts Rainforest Yoga and there are butterflies. Lots of butterflies. There's even a pigeon, named Larry, that cooed at us enthusiastically. It's an awe-inspiring experience. 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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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