1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. FIERCE®: Functional & Fit, Independent, Energized, Restored, Confident, & Empowered

      Fierce.  For those whose lives have been touched by cancer, this word is more than appropriate to describe the ways in which people change in the face of illness.  But there is more to being FIERCE, than just the physical aspects. FIERCE® is a hybrid fitness class and support group held the first and third Wednesday of every month in the Enlighten Studio, from 6:15-7:45 pm. Started in Octobe…Read More

  8. The Horsetooth Half Marathon and RAC

    In just a few days, nearly 2000 runners will take to the roads from Horsetooth Reservoir down to New Belgium Brewing.  Coming from a total of 35 different U.S. states, armed with swishy running shorts, armbands tracking their miles, and colorful Croakies to hold onto their sunglasses, first time runners and Olympic athletes will have a chance to tackle this challenging race. Sunday, April 17th ma…Read More

  9. Five Moves for Stronger Obliques

    You know that really stubborn area on your upper hips that just refuses to slim down? Otherwise known as the love handle, the abdominal oblique muscles are notoriously difficult to tone and strengthen. Many workouts target this area in a secondary fashion, but with spring coming up (or even just a new pair of jeans in the future), it’s crunch time. Don’t worry though — there are no crunches …Read More

  10. 5 Pre-Workout Snacks to Fuel Your Fitness

    If you have my bad habits, you avoid eating before a longer workout. But the right meal or snack before you hit the gym is better for your body than leaving the tank empty. The snacks you munch on before a workout can make or break your energy levels. Fueling your body, both before and after, can make all the difference. Keeping it light and simple will help avoid the feeling of food babies moving…Read More