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.

John Bealer, M.D.

John Bealer, M.D.: Keeping Kids First

Dr. John Bealer saw the ups and downs of practicing medicine, growing up with a physician father. But ultimately, walking in his father’s footsteps...
Thomas Ridder, M.D.

Thomas Ridder, M.D., and M. Sean McKisic, M.D.: Partnering for Precision

Most brain surgeons have dealt with an acoustic neuroma before, but this large tumor was in an especially tricky spot: completely alongside the brainstem...
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...
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...
Doggy Day Out program

Doggy Day Out

You hear the howls, the barks, the whimpers of dogs in their chainlink kennels when you walk into an animal shelter. Then you lock...
fitness week class at orangetheory fitness

Fall Fitness Hacks from Local Trainers

Between the end of summer and the approach of the holidays, it might be easy to let fitness fall to the wayside in favor...
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More to Training Than the Mileage

Whether you’re a runner, cyclist, hiker or just plain active Coloradan, summer is prime time for that big race, ride or trek. But there’s...
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Finding the State of Slim

For five years I didn’t go to the doctor. I got busy, and, if I got sick, by the time I got around to...
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...
Echo Canyon

Riding the Rapids: Whitewater Rafting the Arkansas River

Let’s get one thing straight: The summer of 2019 will be epic on Colorado’s waterways. The wettest winter on record in the Lower 48...
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