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!

Build an Efficient At-Home Gym for $100 or Less!

By Emily Meier, Senior Fitness Specialist There is no better time to build an at-home gym than now!  With the Wellness Center temporarily closed due to COVID-19, you might find yourself wondering how you are going to keep up your exercise routine.  You might feel the need to go out and spend hundreds of thousands…

Indoor Activities that Engage the Mind + Body

We’re all here for binge-watching a TV series (Tiger King) or playing games (Animal Crossing, anyone?), but in between these binges, there’s no time like now to try new activities. Below are a few suggestions that require little to no screen time to engage your mind, body, and senses.  Find more activity suggestions on our Pinterest…

The Benefits of Foam Rolling

What is Foam Rolling? Foam Rolling, or Self-Myofascial Release, is a technique designed to release restrictions in the body such as trigger points, muscle tightness, and dysfunctions in soft tissue that may cause pain and limit motion in all parts of the body.  Myofascial tissue is a type of thick, strong, fibrous connective tissue that…

How to Create an Effective Workout Plan

Now is the time to be proactive in staying active! One of the best methods is creating a workout plan ahead of time so you can keep yourself accountable, be mindful of what you’re doing each day, and rest properly. That said, a smart schedule should include three essential components: breathing, strength, and flexibility. By incorporating these elements, you can…

What I Bring When I Go for a Run

By Caitlin O’Brien, Fitness Specialist Although we are homebound, one activity that is easily accessible right now is running. It requires little to no gear and allows you to get out of the house, get some fresh air, and boost your mood. To set myself up for a good run, I always bring these essentials.…

Why Exercise is One of the Best Medicines

Fears of a COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic are a timely reminder that regular exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle is still one of our best defenses. If you’ve been following the news, you know the drill: wash your hands thoroughly, cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow, clean surfaces thoroughly, self-isolate if you…

Keep Your Mind and Body Engaged With This 14-Day Challenge

For better or worse, the majority of us are homebound. So, let’s keep the mind and body engaged by taking on the 14-Day Healthy Lifestyle Challenge.  BONUS: Keep yourself accountable by journaling or doing the challenge with a friend or family! How it works 1. Create a 14-day schedule by focusing on one of the…

5 Ways To Improve Your Heart Health

Happy Heart Health Month! In honor of American Heart Month, here are five simple heart health tips that you can implement right now:   Get Moving! Your heart is a muscle, and like other muscles in your body, it needs exercise to stay healthy and strong. Finding a physical activity that you love will leave…

UV Filtration System Offers Healthier Alternative for AHWC’s Pool and Spa

Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s pool and spa are now operating with an upgraded ultraviolet (UV) filtration system. The UV filtration system is a healthier alternative to chlorine and significantly decreases the amount of chemicals necessary to keep the pool and spa balanced. Some of the benefits of UV filtration include: UV filtration kills 99.5…

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Fitness Center: 303-724-WELL (9355)
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12348 E Montview Blvd.
Aurora, CO 80045

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F: 5am-9pm
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