Health & Sports

Health & Sports

The games we play. The athletes among us. The tips for living the active, healthy life in Colorado Springs. The best Springs articles on fitness, health and sports.

Heather Matthews Cassidy, M.D.: Practicing What She Teaches

How do we do medical education differently to meet the needs of a constantly changing workplace and society? What can Colorado Springs do uniquely...
Bocce at Axe and the Oak Whiskey House

Where to Play Bocce in Colorado Springs

When Springs asked me to write about bocce, they had no idea they couldn’t have asked a more uncoordinated person. However, I have played...
Olympic Training Center

Inside the New Olympic Training Center Tour

As the music swells, so do goose bumps on every arm in the room in the Olympic Training Center rotunda. Directly beneath the local Olympic...
trainers of fitness week

Fitness Week: Find Your New Favorite Workout

Finding the motivation to get off the couch and get moving is only half the battle when it comes to fitness and working out....
dr. house rolls his wheelchair up pikes peak

Dr. House: Rolling Past Limitations

Dr. House—no, not the one on TV—grins when he talks about the action sports he loves. That’s not an uncommon statement in Colorado perhaps,...

The Skinny on Skin Care

Even as winter sets in, Colorado Springs residents don’t slow down. They take advantage of the sun’s regular appearances and the promises of snow....
Dirk Pikaart, D.O.

Dirk Pikaart, D.O.: Fighting for Life

Dr. Dirk Pikaart took an unusual path to medicine, initially working in construction trades. After returning to school, a career counselor inspired him that...
pikes peak from top of red mountain

Hike: Red Mountain Is Hidden in Plain Sight

Red Mountain Rundown Length: About 2.5 miles out and back Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Highlight: Incline-like views without the crowds. Know before you go: Parking near the trailhead...
Side Plank

More Exercises for Strong Colorado Knees

Knees are a big deal in Colorado. They’re a key joint when it comes to our favorite activities, from hiking, trail running and skiing...

In His Words: Switchbacks Jamal Jack

You don’t want to go one-on-one on the field against the Switchbacks hard-working center defender Jamal Jack. But we sat down off the field...
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