Abatha Total Health is an alternative-health-care office that provides a variety of natural treatments. The Bio Meridian and Nano SRT treatments work to balance a client's stress levels and determine if supplemental treatment is needed. Massages alleviate aches, pains, and anxieties with gentle pressures, and ionic footbaths attempt to draw out toxins from the body. Other services include hands-on lymphatic drainage and aromatherapy.
Amid the crisp, thinning mountain air steeped in the aroma of pine trees, a single-track trail winds through a dense evergreen forest past sweeping views of the valley below. In 2005, wilderness enthusiast Stefan Van der Steen founded Denver Adventures as a means of introducing others to scenes such as this by immersing them in the great outdoors through adventures such as ziplines, hiking treks, and rafting excursions. Stefan and his team of knowledgeable guides lead groups to an elevation of 8,000 feet for zipline tours on an Association for Challenge Course Technology–certified course, where riders reach speeds up to 50 miles per hour past Colorado’s naturally blurry trees. Denver Adventures also leads hiking, snowshoeing, and mountain-biking treks through the uneven terrain, gauging participants' skill throughout to determine whether they can traverse a steep uphill climb or do a Superman seat grab over a row of sleeping bears. Making use of all the wilderness has to offer, guides also take explorers on rafting trips through canyons and past gold mines, or train them to navigate vertical routes using top-rope techniques during five-hour rock-climbing excursions.
You might be inclined to find the smallest pumpkin available at The Great Pumpkin Haul's patch. That's because you won't just be taking this pumpkin home to carve it into a ghoulish mascot; you'll also be lugging it through a 2-mile obstacle course. Racers balance their chosen gourd on their shoulders as they trundle through corn fields, orange- and red-hued woody trails, and open pasture, all while scrambling over hay bales and other autumnal obstacles. While the race is only 2 miles long, it can be challenging when balancing a 10–20 pound pumpkin. That's why the staff awards such perseverance with prizes for those carrying the heaviest pumpkin, those daring to carry two pumpkins, and those who complete the race fastest.
After competitors cross the finish line, they're rewarded with mugs of warm apple cider and glasses of pumpkin beer. They're also welcome to hang out for a few hours to tackle the corn maze, revel in the brisk autumn weather, and groove to local music. All of the day's proceeds go to The Children's Hospital Colorado.
When the festivities wind down, guests can take their once burdensome pumpkin home to carve it into a jack-o-lantern while feeling the sweet, sweet release of revenge.
Koko FitClub condenses the expertise and guidance of an entire gym's worth of instructors into a tiny device, which accompanies club members to their workout stations. These minuscule e-coaches begin each session with a FitCheck analysis that privately diagnoses a member's body fat and lean muscle tissue percentage. Using the result of the FitCheck, the digital training system creates a customized strength and cardio plan, and a nutrition program to support it. They machines even provide guidance at each station, prescribing proper form, pace, and when you are ready to pull off a muscle tank top. All of this training is effectively crammed into a 30-minute visit, and results are posted online for members to peruse in the form of quick, handy numbers or progress-tracking charts.
Nestled in Littleton’s Old Town, Old Town Dental is a perfect match for its historic surroundings. The practice welcomed its first patient more than four decades ago, and it has maintained its ties to the local community even as its technologies have moved forward with the times. This delicate balance between old fashioned and cutting edge can be attributed to Dr. Shawn Maloy, whose father founded the practice, and Dr. Michael Miller. The pair embraces new technologies in their field, using digital x-rays to reduce radiation exposure, intraoral cameras to allow for more in-depth examinations, and Zoom! whitening treatments to help teeth shine like holiday lights dipped in glow-in-the-dark paint.
Certified TRX trainer John Drury helps his clients overcome temptation—not with empty words of encouragement, but by detailing his own struggle to lose 50 pounds through the time-tested combination of proper nutrition and hard work. In addition to studying human performance and wellness at Mesa State College, John is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a performance-enhancement and corrective-exercise specialist.
At The Body School, John draws on this experience as he leads a team of trainers who help clients chisel their physiques and deflect persuasive donuts. They rely on services such as personal training, boot camp, yoga, and martial-arts classes that draw on Korean and Japanese influences.