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.

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4 Pro Tips for Better Mountain Biking

Looking to take your singletrack skills up a notch? Tired of feeling frustrated by the same rooty, rocky nemeses? There are three simple things...
Cycling Pikes Peak Colorado Springs

Go Big on Pikes Peak With 3 Bucket List Challenges

There’s a good chance you have at least one of these three definitive Colorado Springs challenges on your active outdoor bucket list: the Manitou...
Strava Bike Riding Colorado Springs

To Strava in the Springs

We had just finished moving into our Colorado Springs home a few years ago when my next-door neighbor arrived to introduce himself. To protect...
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...
Buena Vista Mt Princeton Hot Springs Colorado

Taking the Plunge in Buena Vista

I. Can’t. Breathe. One minute I’m paddling a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) in the middle of a pristine lake. The world rests in perfect balance—warm sun...
mountain biking microadventures on the colorado trail

Microadventures: Backyard Discoveries

It’s challenging to keep a camp stove lit at 11,742 feet between spindrifts of snow. I haven’t spent the night in a snow cave...
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...
Dartanyon Crockett Paralympian Colorado Springs

Dartanyon Crockett: Fully Focused

For years, Dartanyon Crockett was told it was Leber’s disease that rendered him legally blind. But recently, he learned that’s not the real cause...
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...

Elizabeth Marks: Fit for Duty

Elizabeth Marks pushes off the pool wall and shoots through the blue-green water. Like an arrow. Like a missile. Like she was born to...
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