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Fitness

The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center has an entire team devoted to your and your fitness journey! With great content including weekly workouts, pillar prep, workout playlists, and more, our experts make it easy for you to find your fit!

10 Back-to-School Wellness Tips

It’s a new school year and we’re glad you are taking an interest in your wellness! But wait, this year is looking a little different than what we’re used to due to the pandemic. The good news is you’re not alone, and even with this new normal, it doesn’t mean you can’t get back some…

Recovering from an Injury: The Most Important Rebound

by Lauren Heap, Senior Fitness Specialist No one wants to have to go backward because of an injury; to have to start over when you’ve made so much progress. Sometimes it is inevitable.  When we’re injured, we feel helpless, especially if you’re an athlete or if fitness plays an integral part in your life. The…

Attempting a World Record: A Lesson in Setting Goals

by Linh Nguyen, PTA, CPT, Senior Fitness Specialist Setting goals takes patience, mental resilience, and consistency. Recently, I decided to attempt the Heaviest Sumo Deadlift world record in one minute for females. However, my decision wasn’t a hasty one, and I am where I am today because of goal setting. My practices extend far beyond…

Make the Best of Your Hike with this Detailed Hiking Guide

By Caitlin O’Brien, Fitness Specialist Hiking in Colorado is a must this time of the year. The alpine lakes are defrosting, and wildflowers are blooming. From hiking along a creek to climbing a 14’er, here’s how I prepare for a hike:  Things to Consider When Preparing for a Hike Get an Early Start: Hit the…

Is Yoga Really Good for Men?

by Trevor Cassidy, Group Fitness Manager In celebration of Men’s Health Month, we want to turn our attention to yoga for men. How We Understand Yoga Practicing yoga creates a subtle systemic change that you can feel long after you leave the studio. However, because we view yoga as more of a relaxing hobby, it’s…

The Quick-Start Guide to Men’s Health

June is Men’s health month and while the structure of a healthy lifestyle is the same regardless of gender, men face a few unique challenges when it comes to improving habits, physical performance, and overall wellbeing. Recent research reveals three primary areas of concern for most American men: Unhealthy habits like tobacco and alcohol use…

Mental Resilience: Three Ways to Strengthen Your Mind

A resilient mindset is an integral part of healthy living, and building that resilience is accepting that change happens and learning to manage it positively. Because life throws us curveballs and how we respond and persevere makes up the fabric of our mental resilience.  So what are some ways to build mental resiliency? Below are…

Move Freely with this Hip Mobility Exercise

by Linh Nguyen, PTA, CPT, Senior Fitness Specialist Hip mobility is crucial to be able to perform various exercises, but before we dive into the nuts and bolt, let’s take a moment to understand what mobility means. Mobility requires strength, coordination, and balance to execute the movement, but it is not the same as flexibility.…

Just Move! The Six Benefits of Everyday Movement

If you’re someone who feels frustrated when you hear “get your daily exercise,” it’s time to understand it’s all about movement and there’s very little that needs to be involved! That’s right. It’s time to stop thinking of daily exercise as a commitment with minimum requirements like running five miles or bench-pressing your weight. The…

Rest Days: Improve Your Workouts with Purposeful Rest

To improve your workouts is to have purposeful rest days, but many of us tend to ignore or even abuse these crucial days.  Rest days incorporate light workout, relaxation techniques, or active recovery movements that improve form or range of motion.  When you push through each day with a vigorous workout routine, and no rest,…

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