Fluff* Bar, whose opening was recently profiled by Denver Westword, brings together talented stylists and mixologists to pamper patrons with upscale salon services and expertly crafted libations. Los Angeles celebrity stylist Britt Chambers was inspired to meld a salon and bar by her experiences primping stars for red-carpet events such as the Oscars in LA, according to The Denver Post. The resulting Fluff* Bar is lined with creamy white surfaces, ivory leather, and chandeliers dripping with crystal, designed to evoke the inside of a jewelry box. Within the salon, shears snip locks into precision cuts, deft hands craft close up-ready coifs, and a makeup artist uses experience with countless celebrities to perfectly primp faces.
The bar is also staffed with a wedding specialty team that revels in doing anything and everything bridal, from wedding-day hair and makeup to other bridal-related events such as bachelorette parties, engagement photos, and rehearsal dinners. The team of stylists and beauty experts offers spray tanning and color services, along with a bridal concierge service to help prep brides for their special day. Groups can enjoy the full-service bar's roster of bacchanalian beverages, including wine and champagne offerings assembled by a master sommelier, lavishing tongues with specialty champagne cocktails, mixed drinks, and more than 25 wines. Throughout the day, a sumptuous congregation of teas and coffee also offer eye-opening sips.
Challenge Nation pioneered the urban-adventure race with a race season that includes visits to more than 35 cities across the country. Each scavenger hunt is personalized to the hosting city, exploring its many diverse neighborhoods with a series of clues that would test even the most skilled children's-book detective. The teams?composed of at least two people?vie for a $300 first-place prize. The Amazing Race?style competition rewards quick wits and wise planning over physical fitness, so the best way to prepare is by doing logic puzzles while eating Funyuns and lounging in a La-Z-Boy. The top 25 teams qualify, the top five receiving free entry, to compete in the national championship, which rewards winning teams with a $5,000 cash prize.
Equipment: Dumbbells, medicine balls, resistance bands, Bosu
Students should bring: Water bottle
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Metered street parking
Pro Tip: Be prepared to have fun.
By athletes, for athletes. And for people of all ages and skill levels who are serious about their health. That's how the team behind Red Rocks Boot Camp describes their training programs. But cultivating their signature "no-nonsense, motivating training environment," they say, takes rigorous, focused workouts. It also takes "just the right mix of science and attitude," a phrase pulled from Sir Isaac Newton's Twitter profile.
Between them, founders Cory and Nero have degrees in exercise science, kinesiology, and exercise biology. It's clear they've got the attitude part down, too: the boot camp's photo album sees the occasional costume framing a face as silly as it is sweaty. Most pics, though, show challenging workouts anchored by TRX gear, philosophies like high intensity interval training (HIIT), and outdoor jaunts.
During his 21 years of fitness coaching, Kevin Cox's biggest frustration was seeing clients fall away from their progress once they stopped using his services. So, he went looking for a way to help his clients make fitness a sustainable and effective part of their life with or without him. His search led him to his current philosophy of habit-based coaching. Now, when he leads people through personal or semi-private training sessions, he draws from a list of the most fundamental habits of healthy living based on realistic goals, eschewing the quick-fix trends dominating today's fitness landscape. He never bombards his students, though—he takes the simpler route, working on just one of those habits for two to three weeks at a time so it actually becomes a bona fide part of their lifestyle and fitness routine. This way, if clients move away or choose to branch out on their own, they'll have a bedrock of habits designed to cultivate long-lasting success and self-motivation.