Intensity and accessibility form the cornerstones of the CrossFit philosophy. Unlike traditional fitness classes, each workout is unique, incorporating a wide range of functional movements into sweat-inducing sequences intended to bolster strength, stamina, flexibility, coordination, and more. The workouts are intended to be taxing; however, students have the ability control the load and intensity of each exercise and safely challenge themselves at their own pace. As a result, students of virtually any age and fitness level can attend provided that they are prepared to pursue a demanding workout regimen.
Self-motivation is vital, but Lowry CrossFit's instructors are also on hand to provide support, guidance, and encouragement. Safety is of paramount importance, so the instructors ensure that every student knows how to use the Rogue Fitness and Rage Fitness equipment scattered across the 3,000 square foot facility. The building also features a separate area for Olympic lifting as well as an outdoor section with a 15-foot-tall structure that students can climb using a rope.
As Colorado's first bartending school, the institution prepares its students for success in the ever-thriving nightlife industry. Board-certified instructors provide expert guidance in customer service, state regulations, and specialized mixology techniques. After showing pupils the ropes, the school offers complimentary job-placement assistance.
While progressing through the school's easy-to-follow, 14-section lesson plans, pupils master more than 200 different drinks. Flair workshops teach bartenders the impressive skills of juggling and balancing bottles, and dealer coursework turns novice cardsharps into money-making casino professionals.
Bartending College of Colorado?s Colorado Springs and Denver locations go to great lengths to mimic the atmosphere and surroundings of real working bars, with buzzing neon signs, real glassware, and patrons having lively arguments over who would win in a fight between Popeye and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
The sounds of slap shots and blades carving the ice resound through Big Bear Ice Arena as it sets the stage for visitors participating in hockey, figure skating, and a host of other games. Hockey programs for kids and adults follow the rules and regulations set forth by USA Hockey, which allows slap shots but not checking or doing burnouts in a Zamboni. When pucks aren't careening from board to board, figure skaters can glide out onto the ice for programs that range from a Learn to Skate class to competitive team events. Less competitive patrons, meanwhile, can log their time on the ice through games such as bandy and broomball or casual open skates.
The multitalented Aurora Fox Theatre Company presents the Colorado debut of The Wedding Singer, choreographed and directed by Emmy nominee Mandy Moore of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance. Based on the 1998 Adam Sandler film of the same name, The Wedding Singer is a charming and energetic musical comedy that follows the romantic trials of New Jersey wedding singer and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart in the year 1985. As Hart attempts to woo Julia, a beautiful and kind waitress, away from her boorish fiancé, the cast will kick into the sweet sounds of original songs, including "Somebody Kill Me," "Grow Old with You," and a three-hour version of "Mambo No. 5." Also codirected by Moore’s sister Missy, this production promises to push the creative boundaries of typical community theater, as the stage will be set on a special rotating carousel, the script will be rife with '80s nostalgia, and the entire story will be narrated by Batman as he slowly sips on a glass of Scotch.
Popcorn Media gives kids the chance to experience strutting down the red carpet during their Movie Star workshops and weeklong camps. Attendees soak up the secrets of screen acting from a director who works with Disney and Nickelodeon studios while producing their own unique work. They oversee each production element that goes into a film's creation, from lighting and filming to rehearsing and giving their parents an autograph. At the end of each camp, kids attend a red-carpet premier of their work amid the applause of friends and family.
It all started with a napkin, as Satya Wimbish tells it. One night, she was doodling on a napkin?then another, then another?and she was inspired to arrange them all into a larger collage piece, using only found materials and her colorful imagination. From there, her passion for creating art while upcycling, recycling, and even dumpster diving took off. At Trash As Art, her charming studio, she works on commissioned pieces and has become Oscar the Grouch's favorite artist. She also leads workshops to help folks make their own trash into treasured works of art.