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Do I Need to Sleep and Relax to be Fit?

November 7, 2018

We all hear that it’s important to get sufficient sleep. But maybe we’re not sure why – especially since the things we need to do to be healthy typically involve exercising and eating right. Why then are sleep and relaxation so important to overall fitness and wellness?

4 Factors to Focus on in Building Functional Strength

October 2, 2018

Have you heard of functional strength training? What exactly does that mean, and is it something you should incorporate into your fitness routine? The answer is yes! More than a buzzword in the health world, functional fitness can give you the overall strength you need to stay active throughout your life.

4 Ways to Make Your Whole Family Healthier

September 4, 2018

With today’s busy schedules, it can be challenging for families to create and maintain healthy lifestyles. Yet, it’s an important task to take on.

Think You’re Too Old? 3 Reasons It’s Never Too Late to Start Working Out

August 7, 2018

Perhaps you’ve always started and stopped. Or it’s been so long that you started, it seems you never did. Beginning – and sticking with – a regular exercise routine can be challenging. And it’s easy to believe it’s too late to start again. But working out always helps. Here are three benefits it will deliver immediately, at any age and any stage.

3 Reasons to Take Your Workouts Outside

July 5, 2018

Summer is here, and in Colorado we’re fortunate to have plenty of sunshine, low humidity and mountains of recreation opportunities right in our backyard. Here are three reasons to take advantage of the long days and head outdoors for health and wellness.