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.

Pikes Peak seen from Pulpit Rock in Colorado Springs

Trails: Hiking Pulpit Rock

Where to Find It: Beside the I-25 and N. Nevada intersection. The small trailhead parking lot is at 6411 N. Nevada Ave. just north...
Brittany Nunez

Brittany Nunez, Paramedic: Empowering Emergency Responders

Brittany Nunez has always gravitated toward helping when others would shy away. On hiking or climbing adventures, she instinctually became caretaker when an injury...
Mt Esther overlook above Ute Pass, outside of Colorado Springs

Trails: Hiking the Mt Esther Trail

Where to Find It: Chipita Park, Ute Pass west of Colorado Springs Distance: About 3.5 miles one way from the trailhead to Crystal Creek Reservoir Difficulty:...
Allison Jones rides the U.S. Olympic Training Center Velodrome. Photo by Tim Bergsten.

Allison Jones: Local Paralympian Finds Freedom in Competition

Allison Jones fell in love with bicycle racing the day she saw a man with no hands or feet climb aboard a track bike...
couple taking part in luvbyrd chairlift speed dating.

Inside Chairlift Speed Dating With LuvByrd

Most skiers share some version of this fantasy: Getting on the chairlift with some stranger, and in the 10-minute ride to the top, starting...
sky sox players sing in locker room

Sky Sox: Take Me Out to the Time Machine

In the same year that Theodore Roosevelt ascended to the presidency, professional baseball began in the Pikes Peak region with the Colorado Springs Millionaires....
healthcare heroes amanda egan

Amanda Egan, C.P.N.P.-A.P.: All In Against Adversity

The discovery of a tumor in her leg when she was 15 years old ignited Amanda Egan’s dream of serving in pediatric care. “,...
Michael Brothers poses at Woodmoor Nordic

Nordic Skiing in Woodmoor

As sweat began to saturate my long sleeve base layer and my unnecessary fleece layer and my ski jacket, I realized I had naively...
Dutch Clark the Flying Dutchman breaks tackles

Dutch Clark: The Legendary Flying Dutchman

In 1963, 17 athletes were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s inaugural class, including a quarterback from rural Colorado named Earl “Dutch”...
Colorado Springs Switchbacks Football Club Goalie

Switchbacks FC: Making the Team

It had the makings of a Cinderella story. Only six minutes into the game, team captain Luke Vercollone sent an impossibly angled shot into...
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