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Jackie Wright: Give Me Strength (1)

March 26, 2015 — 

Many times through the years, muscular strength training has been discussed in this column. One of the major reasons that this topic continues to surface is that it is one …

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Fraser Valley spring mountain biking options abound (2)

March 26, 2015 — 

I sure saw a lot of people out biking the last couple of weeks. Warm weather felt more like summer than winter.Snow is melting and roads go from snow packed …

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Winter Park’s Seemann repeats as Junior National Aerial champion (3)

March 24, 2015 — 

Going into a competition, Nik Seemann’s strategy is simple.Go big or go home.It’s a bold philosophy, and the stakes are high on both sides of the coin.Last week it paid …

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Rau: Now is the time to buy Nordic gear for next year (4)

March 19, 2015 — 

The best sales of the year on gear are here as the Nordic centers all prepare to put away their inventory at the close of the season.Devil’s Thumb, Snow Mountain …

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Building a trail system for all is no easy feat (5)

March 19, 2015 — 

It won’t be long before our snow covered trails give way to the warmth of the spring sun. I’m sure I have jinxed us into another eight weeks or more …

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Jackie Wright: Simple methods of monitoring exercise intensity (6)

March 18, 2015 — 

Understanding how to monitor your exercise intensity is important regardless of your fitness level. And, there are dozens of external monitoring devices (i.e. heart rate monitors, etc.) that track this …

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Flight for Life helps Grand County SAR save lives (7)

March 17, 2015 — 

In the ’80s and ’90s each of the Denver network TV stations had a helicopter program which sometimes benefitted citizens in need of rescue. Media helicopters were often called upon …

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Middle Park High School inks deal to make Adidas official sponsor (8)

March 17, 2015 — 

When Middle Park High School teams take to the field, court or track, they’ll be sporting a different look now that the school has gone all in for three stripes.MPHS …

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Cirque Sled offers faster easier access to Winter Park’s side-country (9)

March 12, 2015 — 

For some, earning your turns is overrated.Winter Park skiers wanting the thrill of the backcountry without all the risks have a new mode of transportation. Winter Park’s 48-person Cirque Sled …

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Grand County trails plan requires input from users, communities (10)

March 12, 2015 — 

We just had our monthly Grand Mountain Bike Alliance meeting. Summer is just a short few months away and so much is happening that it seems like a whirlwind of …

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Jackie Wright: What quality group exercise should provide (11)

March 12, 2015 — 

Well-designed, structured and managed group exercise programs provide tremendous health and fitness benefits to those that regularly participate. Millions of people participate in group exercise every day and group exercise …

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Results from the Snow Mountain Stampede (12)

March 12, 2015 — 

The 32nd Annual Snow Mountain Stampede had almost 250 racers participating in the two day event March 7 and 8 at the YMCA of the Rockies. Freestyle technique races on …

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Jackie Wright: Sandbags — a great fitness tool (13)

March 5, 2015 — 

Sandbags, as a fitness training tool, have been around for decades. However, in the last several years, there has been a resurgence and reinvention, if you will, of this simple, …

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Nordic doesn’t get much better than Grand County (14)

March 5, 2015 — 

Families skiing or just playing in the snow, laughing together, cheering each other on; kids proudly wearing their medals grinning from ear to ear; delicious meatballs and soup and wine …

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Fraser Valley mountain biking has come a long way (15)

March 5, 2015 — 

These are exciting times for mountain biking. We have seen new trails and there is a vision for an amazing trail system. Recently Winter Park was named the No. 3 …

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Personal locater beacons – the good, the bad, the ugly (16)

March 3, 2015 — 

Over President’s Weekend Kate Martrosova attempted to traverse the Presidential Range in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. The weather deteriorated after her pre-dawn start, with 140 mph winds, sub-zero temperatures and …

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Snow Mountain Stampede takes place March 7-8 (17)

March 3, 2015 — 

The 32nd Annual Snow Mountain Stampede for recreational skiers, local racers and national competitors takes place March 7 & 8 with all competitors vying for the podium, goodie-bags and cheers …

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Rau: Did the dance or the snow come first? (18)

February 26, 2015 — 

Ah, the Snow dances are working. I love it when it’s a couple inches at a time – my back suffers much less from snow shoveling! But the storm track …

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Fat biking on the Fraser Valley trails plan radar (19)

February 26, 2015 — 

There are an awful lot of options of things to do here. Sure you had to get out and track up some powder. I know I did. One of the …

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Jackie Wright: Time management = fitness results (20)

February 25, 2015 — 

We are all busy people today. And, consequently, there are limited hours in the day to devote to our health and fitness programs.However, the busiest clients I have make time …

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