Boot Camp Challenge Denver Metro helps trainees to realize their fitness goals with motivating instructors and encouragement from peers. Classes meet indoors during the morning and evening hours three days a week for six weeks, with participants burning up to 500 to 800 calories per session. Exercises conform to all fitness levels and abilities, and each program includes personalized nutritional guidance that details how to successfully plan meals and mercilessly harpoon wild heads of lettuce.
Certified personal trainer Julie Tubbesing is a one-woman gym. She transports weights, kettlebells, resistance bands, and even music to her clients' homes, planning customized and private workouts in the comfort of their yard or living area. These sessions rely on a mix of fast-paced cardio intervals and functional strength exercises. However, Julie adjusts the program depending on each person's goals, and has coached her pupils toward toned muscles as well as dramatic fat loss—some of her past clients have shed more than 50 pounds. For those who would prefer a different setting, she also hosts appointments in a fully equipped studio.
Founder and medical director Dr. Terry Grossman and a team of health professionals have made Grossman Wellness Center one of the largest complementary medical centers in the country. Together, the specialists strive to extend patients' lives by detecting and preventing disease or perilous cracks in the sidewalk. Dr. Grossman holds board certifications from the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine & Regenerative Medicine, the American Holistic Medical Association, and the American Board of Heavy Metal Toxicology. An international anti-aging educator and co-author of Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever, Grossman's words have graced numerous media outlets, including Oprah's website. To achieve the company's mission, Grossman and his medical staff perform comprehensive examinations and diagnostic evaluations for free-radical testing, biological age measurement, and genomic testing. The crew then recommends dietary changes or hormone therapy to avoid foreseeable ills.
The center also enhances vitality with acupuncture sessions and traditional Chinese medicine. Velina Lujan, a certified massage therapist, relationship counselor, and certified holistic stress manager, uses eastern and western practices to help clients control stress. Paula Quesada, the on-staff medical aesthetician, refreshes complexions with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, and facials, and Dr. Grossman use traditional dermal fillers or a process called autologous fat transfer to combat wrinkles.
Of all the events hosted at Golden based Three Tomatoes Steakhouse / Fossil Trace Golf Club, none come with as much pomp as weddings. The steakhouse? part of the Three Tomatoes Catering Companies which has been catering since 1977? kindly provides hundreds of witnesses, some of whom reach more than 1,000 feet in height. Although they can?t sign their names or raise a toast, the Rocky Mountains have stoically observed the many vows exchanged in the verdant ceremonial gardens?and the professionally-staffed parties that followed.
Three Tomatoes Steakhouse has been dishing out delicious meals since 2003 and maintains a stable of specialists who can customize menus, fill rooms with flowers and decorations, and provide day-of event assistance for everything from a business lunch to a birthday party. The combination of picturesque scenery and attentive service has earned Three Tomatoes a steady five-star rating from Wedding Wire, as well as a spot on The Knot's list of 2010's best wedding venues.
Even under less matrimonial circumstances, the steakhouse with its gorgeous views of the Rocky Mountains, aims to make any evening feel like a special event with an inviting and casual atmosphere. On days with clear skies, guests can opt for dining a la fresco and enjoy their meal on the restaurant's outdoor patio that overlooks the front range. Chefs prepare a selection of seasonal dishes, spotlighting slices of Certified Angus beef alongside chicken, seafood, and vegetarian plates. The steaks come artfully grilled or pan-seared in a variety of cuts, from tenderloins to new york strips, and derive bold flavor from sauces such as brandy cream and roasted-garlic chipotle. The steakhouse also hosts happy hour food and drink specials from 3 ? 6 p.m. daily.
Reiki Master Darci Meyers believes we all have an “essential nature” which we can lose our connection to when under stress. This stress, she believes, causes energy blockages in the mind and body, causing a range of ailments and other issues. Reiki, the traditional Japanese healing technique, aims to clear these blockages by helping to balance the body's energy fields. During Meyers's signature Reiki treatments, fully clothed clients recline on a massage table while she works to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual healing with a series of light touches over an hour-long session. Reiki adherents tout a range of benefits from the healing technique, including less pain, a stronger immune system, more restful sleep, and fewer bodily toxins. Should visitors wish to delve deeper, guided meditation encourages wellness-promoting introspection. Meyers also recognizes the importance of environment—she offers professional organizational services that draw on the principles of Feng Shui, creating relaxing spaces free of clutter and anxious dust bunnies.
Paddles slice through churning waters, keeping rafts on their course down Clear Creek as it cuts through the Denver Mountain Parks . At the base of the red crags of Gore Canyon, the white-capped water of the Colorado River foretells rafters’ trips through daunting class IV and V rapids. Elsewhere, guests make like protoplasmic coat hangers as they zipline over the scenery of Idaho Springs.
But rafting trips and zipline tours are just the beginning. Arkansas Valley Adventures leads all kinds of expeditions through Colorado’s mountains and valleys, tossing in ATVs, hot air balloons, helicopters, horses, and fishing rods with the paddles and ziplines. While flying down the Eagle River explorers will have plenty of chances to get in touch with their rugged side and ask ancient rock faces whether the paleo diet is an apt reflection of the habits of early humans.