—Courtesy of The Vast Studio
Aerial yoga sounds more like theater than fitness. “People automatically think Cirque du Soleil,” says Keith Moore, general manager of Pura Vida Fitness and Spa, which began offering aerial yoga classes in March. But sometimes even diehard yogis get tired of doing the same ole downward-facing dog....
—Courtesy of Clarkson Creative and the Colorado Rockies
If the NFL is a sprint and the NBA a marathon, the 162-game haul the Colorado Rockies begin this month is one of those 50-mile ultra races for the crazy-fit (or maybe the just-plain-crazy). Who better, then, to get you in shape than the guy who gets the Rockies ready for Opening Day (April 10...
—Photo courtesy of iStock
When Michael McCormack watched his two children and their friends pedal the paved path to Eagle’s Brush Creek Elementary, he noticed the young riders’ penchant for darting off the official track to follow playful dirt detours through the rolling grasses and sagebrush. “They ripped those little...
—Photo courtesy of Peabody Elementary
Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) has identified the secret to tempting kids away from the PlayStation and back to the playground: Make them the big shots. Funded by the state lottery, GOCO’s School Play Yard Initiative puts students in charge of designing—and then helping construct—their dream...
Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson
In her evocative and poetic memoir, Woodson shares what it was like to grow up as an African-American in the 1960s and ’70s, exploring family, friendship, religion, and her early dreams of becoming an author.
Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy #1...
—Photograph by Sarah Boyum
Until recently, the closest thing most West Colfax neighborhood residents had to a public library was the Little Free Library (a converted mailbox with about a dozen books) in the front yard of a house near Cheltenham Elementary School. The nearest actual library sat a couple of miles away, across...
—Photograph by Jon Rose
A few years ago, pinball looked poised for extinction: In 1999, the nation had just one electronic pinball machine maker left (in Chicago). Enter the craft movement in all its bearded and tattooed glory. In Colorado, that’s William Manke (left) and Travis Hetman, the duo behind Lakewood-based...
—Photos courtesy of The Art Hotel
Once upon a time, a hotel was simply a place to sleep. But a spate of new hotels that opened in Denver in 2014 (482 new downtown rooms) offer guests more than just clean sheets, free HBO, and tiny shampoo bottles. Murals by Allen Tupper True greet lodgers at the 10-month-old Renaissance Denver...