Movember is for Men’s Health

There is so much more to Movember than fantastic facial hair. Movember is an annual fundraising event in which, yes, men do indeed grow out their facial hair, but do so for a wonderful cause. Each November the month turns into a fundraiser to raise awareness for men’s health issues including prostate & testicular cancer, mental...

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Confused About Cholesterol?

The whole cholesterol debate can be somewhat confusing and a little bit wordy to try and understand. The first and most important thing to try and grasp is the difference between what is “good cholesterol” and “bad cholesterol”. The American Heart Association defines them as the following… LDL (Bad) Cholesterol LDL cholesterol is considered the...

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RAC to attend Fort Collins Open Streets

Open Streets is a phenomenon that has swept the world over the past decade and has just recently made its way to Fort Collins, Colorado. The city joined the worldwide craze last year, and after a successful event in June, Fort Collins will participate again on September 20th. In the most simple of terms, Open Streets is designed to give...

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Team Member Profile – RAC Trainer Sandy Ernst-Aldern

Sandy Ernst-Aldern may just be one of our most prized possessions as a RAC team member. A long standing presence here at Raintree Athletic Club (formerly The Pulse), Sandy can be seen working with clients on the weight room floor, teaching cycling class, in Studio 1 leading Core class, or chatting with members in...

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Tell me more about the Fitness Festival!

Here at Raintree Athletic Club, we pride ourselves on our Annual Fitness Festival. It is our showcase event of the year that gives us a chance to give back to the community by opening our doors to non-members and members alike for a morning focused on health, fitness and wellness. RAC trainers, group fitness and yoga...

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What is a Health Coach?

Coaches are popping up all over the place – they can help with anything from life, business, athletics, music, education, personal development and now even health. One of the most asked questions I get about my business is, “what is a health coach?”  Let’s dig deeper into that question. A Health Coach is an authority on...

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Team Member Profile – Martin Johns

You see him everyday in his neatly hemmed pants and blue button down or, more recently, polo shirts, but there is so much more to Raintree Athletic Club General Manager/Owner and native New Zealander Martin Johns than meets the eye. We sat down with him to find out more about his motivation and a little bit...

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It’s 5K season! Let’s Run.

A couple of years ago I decided to challenge myself by running a 5K a month for an entire year. Sounds easy? Well at the time, I had never run a race, let alone run for 3.1 miles … ever! The greatest thrill for me was proudly finishing the race and then sporting...

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Team Member Profile – Nadine Hutchens

RAC Treehouse manager Nadine Hutchens has the patience of saint and a heart of gold. Her passion for her job shows and it reflects in the kids that come into the club everyday as well as in her team. We sat down for a Q&A session to find out what makes her tick...

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Instructor Chelsey’s Take on Why Yoga?

A little after a year of practicing yoga, I decided I wanted to take my practice further and do a 200 hour teacher training. Going into the training I wasn’t sure if I wanted to teach but was excited to deepen my practice. I thought that maybe if I could have the opportunity...

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2015 RAC Scholarship Update – Amy Howe

In her own words, Amy Howe is fightin’ the good fight. The RAC introduced you to Amy Howe, the 2015 RAC For Life Scholarship winner, two months ago and told you about her battle with Stage 2 breast cancer. Unfortunately cancer doesn’t always adhere to the plans of doctors and specialists and often times...

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Skin Cancer Awareness & Prevention Month

In case you didn’t know, May is Skin Cancer Awareness & Prevention month. Skin cancer is one of those topics/diseases that almost everyone has a tie to. For yours truly, it is one that hits close to home. My father has battled with melanoma several times over the past decade and I know...

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Journey To Everest – Jim’s Account After Devastation

Some things weigh heavier on the mind than others. Kathmandu, Nepal is 7,667 miles from Fort Collins, Colorado. As Americans we hear about natural disasters and tragedies that occur on the other side of the globe, and the initial shock of such events hits hard but generally are forgotten in a day or...

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Finding Ways to Deal with Stress

What’s a typical day like for you? The alarm sounds. Hop in the shower or head for the gym. Grab a coffee and maybe a bit of breakfast, sometimes devouring it mindlessly in the car as you head to work, knowing you’ve got to catch the green lights if you’re to get there...

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6 Weeks of GRIT Completed!

I have never committed to anything fitness-wise but after trying a Les Mills GRIT demo, as well as waking up every morning and wanting a different physique, I made a decision to devote 30 minutes, twice a week to begin my fitness journey. I decided to join Coach Marissa’s GRIT team. Before starting my 6...

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Team Member Profile – Michael Gonzales

Anyone that has been at the RAC long enough, knows Michael Gonzales. His outgoing personality and sheer zest for life make him stand out. But there are some things you might find surprising about this Membership Team Member; for instance he has struggled with weight loss himself. We sat down with Mike as he opened up...

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