BODY WEIGHT WORKOUT - Denver Gym

This is ‘The Dirty Dozen.’ This workout will be completed in circuit-style, going through each movement once, resting as little as possible between each movement. You will begin at 12 reps per movement, and go down the ladder until you finish with 1 rep per movement.

YOGA POSES FOR RUNNERS - Denver Gym

“To stretch or Not to stretch?” Both arguments have a case, with research to support the theories. I believe what determines whether or not a runner benefits from stretching how much he or she is willing to learn proper technique.

MORE LOVE FOR LIFTING

One of my favorite resources, Dr. Mercola, recently published an article about the importance of strength training as part of a complete exercise regime. The beauty of the following article is that is goes beyond the gentle reminder of what we already know.

Garmin Forerunner 410 - Pura Vida Gym

Whether your a casual runner or a serious athlete, the Garmin Forerunner 410 is a necessity for all you bikers and runners out there. Tracking distance, and speed (mph or min/mile) by satellite, it is the only device I trust and rely on for my own endurance training and my athletes.

BARRE TRAIN - Pura Vida Denver Gym

You have probably walked past one of the classes: rows of women packed in at the barre, grimacing as they hold their leg in the air for what seems like minutes, barely moving at all. It looks as if they are doing nothing—so why are these classes so popular?

Maximum FItness - Pura Vida Denver Gym

"No pain, no gain!" might be more than a catchy motivational phrase. A recent article from The New York Times takes a deeper look into how intense exercise changes the body beyond molecular level — at the cellular level.

HOW HARD WE EXERCISE - Denver Gym

The New York Times recently posted an article about the definition of moderate exercise. We couldn’t agree more!

PLANNING YOUR WEEKLY ROUTINE

The 50 pound dumbbell curl, treadmill speed drills, endless pulsing during barre class, incessant chatarungas, and any other exercise modality you put yourself through on a weekly basis all have something in common

RIGHT PLACE - Denver Gym

Every once in a while we are lucky enough to experience a moment of affirmation: a quick instant that may seem inconsequential to anyone else, but lets us know that we are in the right place at just the right time. I had one such moment when I walked into Pura Vida Fitness and Spa for an interview. As I took a seat in the conference room, the club’s maintenance guy was rolling up some floor plans, heading out.

INJURY PREVENTION - Pura Vida

Most people start a resistance training program because they want to increase their muscle mass and get stronger – and of course, to see those toned muscles in front of the mirror. Today we are going to leave those reasons behind a bit and talk about how and why resistance training helps to reduce the risk of injuries, undoubtedly one of the most important benefits!