Blogs

Our bloggers are fitness instructors, runners, bikers, professors, therapists, recreationists, psychologists, nutritionists, parents and, overall, members of our community. Check back often for new posts and leave a comment to engage in the conversation.

July 25, 2017

Summer! A season for health.

by Lindsay Maurer When most of us think about summer, we think about outdoor fun, vacations, and a chance to kick back. We think barbecues, endless sunny days, and adventure!  Most of us don’t think fitness and clean eating – but we need to! So what can you do to […]
September 20, 2016
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Plan ahead for a safe hunt

by Mike Porras October’s big game hunting seasons are just around the corner, but early-season archery and muzzleloader hunters are already in the field trying their best to fill their tag with a variety of species, including bear, elk, deer, moose and pronghorn. The excitement of the hunt can be […]
August 31, 2016
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Seriously, if you pack it in, pack it out

by Katie Goddeyne I’ve been spending lots of time outdoors, this summer. It has been lovely. I’ve been exploring places I’ve always wanted to see in colorful Colorado. While it’s impossible not find myself awe-stricken by the state’s natural beauty here and there, it also seems impossible for some people […]
July 26, 2016
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Beat the Heat

by Lindsay Maurer It’s summer.  The season that is between spring and fall, the hottest part of the year, the best season, the worst season.  However you want to describe it, we all have a common thought in mind: STAYING COOL.  As someone who spends a lot of time outdoors […]
June 7, 2016
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Why making time for cycling is a priority worth making.

by Anne Keller and Jen Zeuner Let’s face it; unless you are independently wealthy or still live with your parents, most of us generally have too much on our plates. Not literally, like in an Olive Garden unlimited bowl of pasta way, but in the sense of work, family, errands, […]
May 9, 2016
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My love/hate relationship with summer vacation

by Melissa Muhr Summer vacation. I have a love/hate relationship with it. For my children, summer vacation symbolizes freedom, fun and testing my patience. Without the structure of a school day routine, it can be easy for children to fall into bad habits, such as watching too much TV, playing […]
May 3, 2016
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Wednesday, May 4th is National Ride your bike to school day!

by Amy Agapito When spring starts making the days better and warmer, I think about riding my bike! Actually, I get really excited to get on my bike and ride on the Riverfront Trail, as well as on mountain bike trails. I also like to ride my bike to different places […]
March 21, 2016
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Mom(ME) Time: Finding Balance in Motherhood

by Lindsay Mauer EP, LMT, CKTP Moms everywhere tend to put themselves on the bottom of the priority list. Well, it’s time that mom puts herself on the top rung of that ladder. What we won’t do for ourselves we will do for our children. Do you want them to […]
January 4, 2016
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Rule the Yule

by Melissa Muhr Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the gym is so delightful! Winter is back and it is colder than ever! Coupled with snow, dry air, sickness and everything else that comes with winter, it’s shaping up to be pretty rough. Here are a few ways that […]
November 9, 2015
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Ride like a girl. No – like a Mom!

By Melissa Muhr There is nothing like racing your bike under the hot desert sun. You’re in the gate and your mind is racing. You ask yourself, what am I doing? I’m a 33-year-old wife and stay- at-home mother of two. What if I crash and break something? Who is […]
July 1, 2015
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Enjoying western Colorado’s rivers, restoration & trail work

Water Center at Colorado Mesa University Series On a recent Sunday morning, I took a leisurely jog along the Colorado Riverfront Trail with my dogs and gained a renewed appreciation for the variety of ways locals enjoy our rivers. Several bikers and strollers passed by on the Audubon Section of […]
August 14, 2014

What makes a healthy community?

We want to hear from you. What factors contribute to a healthy community? What can we do better? Leave a comment at the end of this post with answers to these questions:    What does the term “healthy community” mean to you? When you think of a healthy community, what […]
April 29, 2014
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Conquering our fear

By Elisa Jones / Grand Valley Trails Alliance   “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”  ― Winston Churchill A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.”  ― Veronica Roth, Divergent Sometimes, my brain gets on an ethereal or emotional area and plagues me […]
March 10, 2014
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The joy of a parking lot

By Randee Bergen We pulled in to the County Line parking lot and let the dogs out to run. It was the first snowy weekend in November and lots of people had come up to cross-country ski and/or snowshoe. It was a popular place for dog owners and everyone here […]
February 14, 2014
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Pickleball, anyone?

By Randee Bergen Pickleball. Have you heard of it? Makes me think of charades. Two words. First word. Sounds like tickle. Pickle. Second word. Sounds like wall. Ball. Pickle, ball. Pickleball. It’s a game. Sort of a cross between badminton, tennis and ping-pong. It is played on a badminton-sized court, […]