Updated: August 28, 2017 2:14:51 PM MDT
 
 
 
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Workout: TRX Kickboxing at Itsera Martial Arts in Longmont

A balanced class that builds core strength
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. 
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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

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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

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