5 Tips for Running a 5k

Here in Colorado we love the outdoors, we love exercise, and we love our 5k runs. Spring, summer, and fall are all a part of the long 5K season.  For experienced runners, a 5K is a chance to run hard and fast, but if you’ve never done a 5K, it may seem a...

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Staying Fit: Road Trip Edition

Summer is full of vacations, parties, and barbeques, making it hard to keep health and fitness in mind on a regular basis.  Like many other Americans, summer road trips are an annual tradition in my family — and I’m facing an 18-hour drive to California in just a few days. Studies continue to...

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Students! Make RAC your gym this summer!

School’s out for summer! You know what that means? Well… sunshine, swimming pools, and summer outings — yes. But, you may also need a new gym for the summer months. For you CSU, Front Range, and even high school students out there: we want you at RAC. Unless you are taking a full...

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Spring into Home-Grown Nutrition

It’s almost May in Colorado and while we have seen snow in June before, it’s planting season for you home-growers out there. It’s tricky to know exactly when to plant in Colorado, but the results can feed a family (or several) all summer long.  Lower grocery costs, frequent outdoor activity, healthy eating, and...

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FIERCE®: Functional & Fit, Independent, Energized, Restored, Confident, & Empowered

Fierce.  For those whose lives have been touched by cancer, this word is more than appropriate to describe the ways in which people change in the face of illness.  But there is more to being FIERCE, than just the physical aspects. FIERCE® is a hybrid fitness class and support group held the first...

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The Horsetooth Half Marathon and RAC

In just a few days, nearly 2000 runners will take to the roads from Horsetooth Reservoir down to New Belgium Brewing.  Coming from a total of 35 different U.S. states, armed with swishy running shorts, armbands tracking their miles, and colorful Croakies to hold onto their sunglasses, first time runners and Olympic athletes...

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Five Moves for Stronger Obliques

You know that really stubborn area on your upper hips that just refuses to slim down? Otherwise known as the love handle, the abdominal oblique muscles are notoriously difficult to tone and strengthen. Many workouts target this area in a secondary fashion, but with spring coming up (or even just a new pair...

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5 Pre-Workout Snacks to Fuel Your Fitness

If you have my bad habits, you avoid eating before a longer workout. But the right meal or snack before you hit the gym is better for your body than leaving the tank empty. The snacks you munch on before a workout can make or break your energy levels. Fueling your body, both...

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New GRIT Sessions Starting Soon – Get Your Spot Now!

GRIT: It’s you vs. you. 30 minutes of high-intensity interval training and then you’re done. “Les Mills’ GRIT program is, by far, THE most intense workout program one could experience in such a short amount of time,” said long-time GRIT team member Kevin Willey. GRIT is organized on a team-by-team basis. Starting in...

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Help Northern Colorado’s Homeless – Donate Winter Gear Today!

Help Raintree Athletic Club in our collection of winter gear from Feb. 15th to Feb. 29th. We are working in conjunction with Homeless Gear, a Fort Collins-based non-profit that provides both help and a hand up to the homeless in Northern Colorado. Donations can be made to our collection bin located in the main lobby, near the front doors....

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10 Non-Traditional Valentine’s Activities

It’s almost Valentine’s Day again… But you don’t have to resort to the usual dinner, roses, and chocolate option. Fort Collins and the Front Range are full of great date options for you and that special someone. Some are even right here at your health club. Check out these 10 non-traditional options for you...

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It’s Heart Health Month!

February is Heart Healthy Month! Free Cholesterol Testing at RAC Love your heart and your loved ones this month! February is American Heart Month as sponsored by the American Heart Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) and Million Hearts. Did you know that 1 in 4 deaths in the United States are caused by heart disease?...

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2016 Fitness for Life Scholarship Winner Announced

Raintree Athletic Club would like to welcome the newest recipient of the RAC Fitness for Life Scholarship, Karla Haskell, to the club’s community. The Fitness for Life Scholarship provides a paid, one-year membership to a deserving member of the community. The scholarship is designed to provide membership to a person, couple or family who is in...

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Start Exercising the SMART Way!

So you’ve made your new year’s resolution, maybe you’ve joined the RAC, you’ve checked out the group fitness schedules and you’re ready to go. But how? What exactly does getting started mean? What’s realistic? How much is too much? Check out our SMART START guide to kicking off your fitness journey and make sure you’re set for...

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Avoid the Holiday Weight Gain

It’s that time of year again… The smell of turkey, ham, gingerbread cookies, and other holiday favorites baking in the oven are enough to add five pounds all on their own. The key to maintaining personal health is learning how to indulge in moderation. We asked some of the expert RAC trainers for some...

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Fighting Depression With Exercise

It is one of those subjects that is hard to talk about and most people try to avoid. But the truth about anxiety and depression is that those same people that have a hard time talking about it, are likely among the 40 million adults (or 18 percent of the population) that suffer...

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