1. Start on the Right Foot With Running: 10 Tips

    New to running or just out of the game?  Spring is running season and the races and events may be a tempting challenge, but where should you start? RAC Personal Trainer and resident running expert Ashley Foos has 10 tips for runners looking to get back into the swing of things. Invest in New Shoes: If you know your shoes are 2+ years old or you have run over 500 miles in them already, most like…Read More

  2. Body Acceptance – A different perspective

    Approximately 91% of women in the United States are unhappy with their body appearance. Approximately 43% of men are similarly dissatisfied. Each day, we are bombarded with images of “perfect” men and women — in magazines, TV, movies, and on social media. It seems like we can hardly go anywhere without seeing headlines promising “drop 15lbs in just two weeks!” or flipping through magazin…Read More

  3. February: Heart Health Month

      Did you know that over 1 million American lives are taken annually due to heart disease? This makes it the number one killer of both men and women in this country. Heart Disease is known as a “silent killer,” often showing little or no symptoms. The only way to check for issues that may be affecting your body is to get regular checkups including management of healthy weight, blood pres…Read More

  4. Giving Thanks: Mind, Body, & Soul

    Thanksgiving reminds us to be thankful for all of the things we have in our lives, but this time of the year is often followed by a period of extreme spending, consuming, and holiday madness.  For many, the holidays can be a very bright point in their year, but for others, it can be a time of loneliness and strained relationships. No matter what boat you are in, take the time to appreciate yours…Read More

  5. Cancer Awareness and Prevention Fundraiser at RAC

    Each October you may notice an influx of the pink ribbon, sports teams wearing pink, the NFL changing some of their branding to pink, and other subtle hints that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Big C affects just about everyone — friends, family members, loved ones — but taking care of yourself can give you the extra awareness needed to fight back hard. Here at Raintree, we belie…Read More

  6. Good for The Soul: Hip Hop Yoga at RAC

    This is not your mother’s yoga class — unless she appreciates old school hip hop, rap, and R&B beats. Hip Hop Yoga is a heated power yoga class held Tuesdays from 8:00-9:00pm taught by RAC instructor Chelsey Peacock. Practice is located in studio two and is candle-lit (battery powered/non-flammable). "This has to be a thing for people that like hip hop music," Chelsey said.  Music select…Read More

  7. 5 Tips for Running a 5k

    Here in Colorado we love the outdoors, we love exercise, and we love our 5k runs. Spring, summer, and fall are all a part of the long 5K season.  For experienced runners, a 5K is a chance to run hard and fast, but if you’ve never done a 5K, it may seem a bit intimidating. Check out these five tips from RAC Personal Trainer and Nutritionist Counselor Ashley Talebi, on how to get ready for a suc…Read More

  8. Staying Fit: Road Trip Edition

    Summer is full of vacations, parties, and barbeques, making it hard to keep health and fitness in mind on a regular basis.  Like many other Americans, summer road trips are an annual tradition in my family — and I’m facing an 18-hour drive to California in just a few days. Studies continue to arise calling sitting “The Silent Killer.”  According to Dr. James Levine, a Mayo Clinic researc…Read More

  9. Students! Make RAC your gym this summer!

    School’s out for summer! You know what that means? Well… sunshine, swimming pools, and summer outings — yes. But, you may also need a new gym for the summer months. For you CSU, Front Range, and even high school students out there: we want you at RAC. Unless you are taking a full course load for the summer or are part of a sports team with access to a gym, you’ll be cut off from access soo…Read More

  10. Spring into Home-Grown Nutrition

    It’s almost May in Colorado and while we have seen snow in June before, it’s planting season for you home-growers out there. It’s tricky to know exactly when to plant in Colorado, but the results can feed a family (or several) all summer long.  Lower grocery costs, frequent outdoor activity, healthy eating, and organic produce at its finest — gardening is a labor of love with numerous ben…Read More