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.

Dog Park Colorado Springs

One Dog’s Perfect Day

When my 8-year-old Boston terrier hits deep sleep, her paws wiggle. I’m certain it’s because she’s dreaming. But is she hunting squirrels as many...
Jim Heidelberg has recovered from his mountain bike accident.

Rescue on Almagre

The blades on the Flight for Life helicopter chewed into thin air as pilot Shawn McFarland fought to control the bird on a gusty...
Walk with a Doc

Walk with a Doc

It’s 8:00 on a Sunday morning at the old Zio’s Italian Kitchen parking lot, an unusual time and place to see a doctor. But...
Ax throwing

Axed and Answered

Axes and I have a history. Five years ago, I put an ax straight through the center of my left foot. My friend Doug and...
More the Muddier: Runners get down and dirty in the Big Dog Brag race.

Mud Runs and Obstacle Course Races: Let’s Get Dirty!

Dressed in knee socks, ’80s gym shorts, miniskirts and Richard Simmons headbands, my siblings and I hit the trail at the base of Copper...
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....

Michael Welch, D.O.: Innovating for the Community

The model clicked with Dr. Michael Welch at a primary care conference. An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) primary care fellowship program could work...

SUP in the Springs

As I took a few hesitant steps off the beach sand into Prospect Lake heading for the stand-up paddleboard I had borrowed, I admit...
runners on winter trail

3 All-Weather Trails to Try Now

Sometimes it’s hard to peel yourself off the couch in the winter and spend time outdoors, but here are a few winter-friendly trails that...
Switchbacks FC

The Boys of Summer Are Back: Switchbacks

SWITCHBACKS FC 2016 Results Regular Season: 14-9-7, 3rd in United Soccer League (USL) Western Conference Postseason: Made an unexpected early exit to Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Western...
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