FOUR TIPS FOR A HEALTHY VACATION DIET

The answer is based largely on being prepared and having the right information. You need to know what to ask for, how to order, what to bring, when to give in, and when to let go!

ALL BODY FAT IS NOT THE SAME

Decode the difference between subcutaneous and visceral fat

IN A FITNESS RUT? MAXIMIZE YOUR MOTIVATION

Use these tricks to maximize your motivation and push yourself further, faster, and harder this summer.

CHOLESTEROL AND INFLAMMATION

Inflammation has become a bit of a buzzword in the medical field because it has been linked to so many different diseases. And one of those diseases is heart disease... the same heart disease that cholesterol is often blamed for.

FORM VS. FUNCTION

To train for form or function, that is the question; or is it? There's a pervasive myth in fitness that you need to train for appearance and aesthetics, or strength and performance, but not both at the same time.

ALTITUDE - Pura Vida

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.