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.

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...
US Olympic wrestlers Elena Pirozhkova, Adeline Gray, Andy Bisek

Team COS Is Ready for Rio

Come August, we’ll be rooting for all the American athletes, but to cheer on the hometown home team, watch for these Olympians and Paralympians...
aaron anderson video of elizabeth marks photo shoot for springsvideo

The Making of the Summer Cover

Elizabeth Marks is grace underwater. The Paralympic swimmer is ready for Rio, and her powerful story is coming soon in the pages of our...
crossing the first finish line pikes peak hill climb

100 Years of Pikes Peak Hill Climb History

The Pikes Peak Hill Climb was a typical Spencer Penrose move. In 1915, the fearless entrepreneur, adventurer and gold baron who created many iconic...

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