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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!

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,…

Three Apps I Use to Keep My Body and Mind Active

by Lauren Heap, Senior Fitness Specialist There are numerous reliable apps for workouts and mindful practices that many of us use. But, if you’re overwhelmed by the options, below are three apps I use when I need help with timing, planning out my workouts, or checking in with myself. The best part is they are…

Show Some TLC to Your TFL (Tensor Fasciae Latae)

By Caitlin O’Brien, Fitness Specialist Of the following activities, do you perform at least one of them?  Walking Horseback riding Skiing Standing What do these four things have in common? The tensor fasciae latae is used considerably during these movements.  The tensor fasciae latae (TFL) is a muscle that attaches at the top of your iliotibial…

Improve Your Workouts With These Three Stretching Techniques

Stretching is an essential technique that increases your flexibility and workouts, but different stretching methods are better for one over the other. Let’s take a moment to understand the following three stretches and how to implement them properly. Static Stretching Static stretching is the most common technique where you are holding a stretch at the…

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…

Up Your Workout Routine With These Three Components

If you’re fairly active and plan your workout routines ahead of time, we applaud you! Knowing what you are doing ahead of time is being mindful of your body, keeping yourself accountable, and understanding how to rest properly. However, if you’re looking to create a smarter schedule, we recommend including three essential components: breathing, strength, and flexibility.…

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.…

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