1. 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

  2. 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

  3. New GRIT Sessions Starting Soon – Get Your Spot Now!

    GRIT: It’s you vs. you. 30 minutes of high-intensity interval training and then you’re done. “Les Mills' GRIT program is, by far, THE most intense workout program one could experience in such a short amount of time,” said long-time GRIT team member Kevin Willey. GRIT is organized on a team-by-team basis. Starting in March, RAC’s GRIT trainers will be accepting new participants for 6-wee…Read More

  4. Help Northern Colorado’s Homeless – Donate Winter Gear Today!

    Help Raintree Athletic Club in our collection of winter gear from Feb. 15th to Feb. 29th. We are working in conjunction with Homeless Gear, a Fort Collins-based non-profit that provides both help and a hand up to the homeless in Northern Colorado. Donations can be made to our collection bin located in the main lobby, near the front doors. We are collecting high-demand winter apparel and access…Read More

  5. 10 Non-Traditional Valentine’s Activities

    It’s almost Valentine’s Day again… But you don’t have to resort to the usual dinner, roses, and chocolate option. Fort Collins and the Front Range are full of great date options for you and that special someone. Some are even right here at your health club. Check out these 10 non-traditional options for you this weekend that are guaranteed to be fun and memorable. Spend a day skiing or sn…Read More

  6. It’s Heart Health Month!

    February is Heart Healthy Month! Free Cholesterol Testing at RAC Love your heart and your loved ones this month! February is American Heart Month as sponsored by the American Heart Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) and Million Hearts. Did you know that 1 in 4 deaths in the United States are caused by heart disease? Did you know that these numbers are preventable…Read More

  7. 2016 Fitness for Life Scholarship Winner Announced

      Raintree Athletic Club would like to welcome the newest recipient of the RAC Fitness for Life Scholarship, Karla Haskell, to the club's community. The Fitness for Life Scholarship provides a paid, one-year membership to a deserving member of the community. The scholarship is designed to provide membership to a person, couple or family who is in need of a healthier lifestyle that may not …Read More

  8. Start Exercising the SMART Way!

    So you’ve made your new year’s resolution, maybe you’ve joined the RAC, you’ve checked out the group fitness schedules and you’re ready to go. But how? What exactly does getting started mean? What’s realistic? How much is too much? Check out our SMART START guide to kicking off your fitness journey and make sure you’re set for success. This new year, thousands of well-meaning rooki…Read More

  9. Avoid the Holiday Weight Gain

    It's that time of year again... The smell of turkey, ham, gingerbread cookies, and other holiday favorites baking in the oven are enough to add five pounds all on their own. The key to maintaining personal health is learning how to indulge in moderation. We asked some of the expert RAC trainers for some suggestions for staying in control over the holidays. Brandon Brooks: "Don't clear your plate …Read More

  10. Fighting Depression With Exercise

    It is one of those subjects that is hard to talk about and most people try to avoid. But the truth about anxiety and depression is that those same people that have a hard time talking about it, are likely among the 40 million adults (or 18 percent of the population) that suffer from one of these disorders. Specifically, this time of year almost half a million Americans suffer from seasonal affecti…Read More