WELCOME TO THE ALTITUDE

With the feel of fall in the air and the holiday season fast approaching, it may become difficult to maintain your summer body by keeping your summer routine. Pura Vida Fitness and Spa created diet and fitness techniques to incorporate into your daily routine to ensure you’re in tip-top shape when traveling or enjoying winter sports. Fortunately for Denver residents, we are comfortable at an altitude of 5280, which causes dry eyes, shortness of breath, dizziness and even nausea.

VEGETABLES TO THE RESCUE

Follows is a great article about men's health and eating the bountiful greens that are being harvested right now. Dark leafy greens (currently plentiful at the farmer's market!) fight cancer, deliver needed vitamins, and can improve sexual function in men

MISSING PURA VIDA? BRING US ALONG

Here’s a great go-to workout for those of you currently traveling and missing your workout routine and classes at Pura Vida!

DIRTY DOZEN BODY WEIGHT WORKOUT

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.

SIX YOGA POSES FOR RUNNERS

“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.

BEST ENDURANCE TECHNOLOGY

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.

WHY BARRE TRAIN?

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?

PUSH YOURSELF HARDER FOR MAXIMUM FITNESS

"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.

OVERESTIMATING HOW HARD WE EXERCISE

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