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March Madness Fitness Class Challenge

For the month of March, we will be running our first ever fitness class challenge! The goal is to reward you for going to our many fitness classes. You will be competing against your friends and other members to tally the most points. Each class you attend is one point, cardio box will count for two points. At the beginning of every week we will be awarding the top class-goer with a prize, and awarding the top three at the end of March with grand prizes. A leaderboard with the top five participants will be posted at the front desk and in the fitness room at the beginning of each week. There is no additional registration needed for this challenge. You need to check in at the front desk for the class you are attending to get points. Great prizes donated by Sweaty Betty, Snowmass Salon, Lululemon, Outdoor Voices and more! The Snowmass Village Recreation Center offers 11 different types of Fitness Classes, 24 Fitness Classes a week. Click to view our Fitness Calendar

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Move of the Month

Certified Personal Trainer Bianca Holman recommends the Bird Dog for core stabilization. The Bird Dog not only engages the core muscles, it also contracts the muscle fibers of the upper back and gluteus maximus ( butt muscle). To book a personal training session please call the Snowmass Village Recreation Center at 970-922-2240 or email Jocelyn Ritti, Recreation Center Manager at

To perform the Bird Dog:
To begin, position yourself on all fours; make sure that your hands are beneath your shoulders and knees are under your hips. Keep your neck in alignment with your spine. 

  1. Press into the ground with both hands while engaging the core. #abs #lowback #upperback #glutes 
  2. With core engaged - raise opposite arm and leg simultaneously until parallel to the ground. 
  3. Hold this position for 5 seconds and then switch to the opposite side. Repeat 2-3 sets as long as you can maintain proper form. 

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Sugar is not so Sweet

In a study published in Clinical Science,nutrition scientists found that in otherwise healthy men eating a high-sugar diet for 3 months-650 calories from sugar a day-raised fat levels in the blood and liver, potentially heightening the risk of cardiovascular disease in otherwise healthy individuals.

What you can Do:
Read nutrition labels, added sugar is pervasive in our food supply, from tomato sauce to bread. Look for options that don't have sweeteners like high-fructose corn syrup, evaporated cane juice and brown-rice syrup or even so called natural sweeteners such as honey, coconut sugar and maple syrup.

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