Michelle McGarry, a survivor of breast cancer and cartilage cancer, dances with her teacher and partner at Fred Astaire Dance Studios. McGarry is one of seven women who will perform at Saturday's Dancing with the Survivors event in Denver, which raises money for women fighting breast cancer. Photo courtesy of Maracaibo Media Group
Breast cancer turned Molly MacDonald’s life upside down—in more ways than one. MacDonald was diagnosed in 2005, five years after a difficult and costly divorce. She was already transitioning between jobs, and with cancer added to the mix, the University of Michigan graduate’s house went into...
October 4 2016, 11:25 AM
Tyrone Beverly teaches a yoga class at a local Walmart. Courtesy of Im'Unique
Tyrone Beverly enjoyed teaching yoga at a Denver health club, but the area native—who grew up amidst gang violence in Five Points, Aurora, and Park Hill—knew the pricey gym environment was out of reach for many. So he started teaching for free.
“I immediately noticed this style of programming...
September 9 2016, 3:30 PM
Image courtesy of Matt Madd / Flickr
Whether yoga is part of your daily routine or you're new to the practice, September is the perfect month to roll out your mat. As designated by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2008, National Yoga Month was created to educate and inspire healthy lifestyles through yoga, and Colorado...
September 6 2016, 2:30 PM
—Photo courtesy of John Payne Studios
You may not be able to swing your arms, do a sassy finger wag or—more importantly—swim like Michael Phelps. But there is one thing you can do to be like the 23-time Olympic gold medal winner: get those mysterious dark circles all over your skin. You don’t even have to...
August 19 2016, 9:00 AM
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Scientists still have a lot to learn about marijuana’s medicinal properties, but thanks to a recent study, we now know this: People are filling fewer pharmacy prescriptions for certain medical conditions in states, like Colorado, where medical cannabis is legal.
The research, published in the...
August 15 2016, 2:10 PM
Chuze Fitness' Westminster location features more than 120 pieces of cardio equipment.
—Photo courtesy of Adam Larkey
Westminster’s newest gym, Chuze Fitness, isn’t your average big-box health club. The 38,000-square-foot space has more than 120 cardio machines, a sauna, a hydromassage lounge, tanning beds, group classes like Zumba, yoga, and indoor cycling—and even a movie theater.
August 5 2016, 11:15 AM
Try adding 20 decline push-ups to your workout routine
—Photo courtesy of Pearl Street Fitness
Looking for something a little more interesting than jogging around Wash Park's 2.6-mile loop? Then leave your car at South High School, walk across East Louisiana Avenue to the group of four green benches, and challenge yourself with Pearl Street Fitness co-owner Scott St John’s grueling 20-...
June 27 2016, 8:00 AM
—Photos by Eric Senseman
Standing atop a 14,000-foot peak this summer, having nimbly navigated high alpine terrain in thin air, you'll thank yourself for all the uphill battles with pavement, trail, and stairwell that you endured to get there. Mountain summits don’t come easy, but you can prepare yourself by improving your...
June 9 2016, 1:30 PM