At CrossFit Cypher, a battalion of certified Level 1 coaches puts its clients through daily workouts designed to breed a high degree of functional fitness. The gym's atmosphere—one of support, encouragement, and a pinch of competitiveness—goads exercisers to push themselves through one more deadlift, make one more trip up the climbing rope, and refuse to turn on the outboard motor on the ERG rowing machine. The result is improved performance across a number of fitness metrics, including endurance, strength, speed, and agility, to say nothing of the transformations in physique and general health.
The She Runs program at Roadrunner Sports encourages women of all ages to get their feet moving. The group provides a supportive community setting in which participants can run or walk at their own pace surrounded by like-minded women, rather than in front of rabid wolves the way many runners train. Ladies meet every Saturday morning at the Roadrunner Sports retail shop, where they meet with coaches and pacers before commencing on a run or walk that starts at two miles and increases every week. Group members can also take advantage of seminars and demonstrations on topics such as finding the right running shoe, developing proper nutrition, and staying motivated.
Wherever there's a foot race, there's an inspiring story (or several dozen). Take the story of Stephanie Laska, The Berkeley Half Marathon's ambassador. A few years ago, she'd lost 50 pounds. A major feat and something to be proud of, but she was still overweight. Then a friend challenged her to start exercising just by taking walks. Those walks turned to runs, which led to her winning her very first marathon. Since beginning her health odyssey, she's lost 140 pounds—half of her original body weight. Her inspiring story is why she was chosen as the half marathon's ambassador.
Run or Dye is making race running a little more colorful, one major city at a time. This 5K is divided up into four separate courses of varying lengths, each designated by a separate color—which also reflects the color of safe, eco-friendly powered dye the participants get splashed with. At the end of the race, they'll cross into the aptly named Dye Zone—a polychromatic free-for-all where fluorescent color is thrown freely from all sides, allowing runners to splash their fellow runners or get colorful revenge on their friends, family members, and any cranky art-history teachers that happen to be walking by.
Unlike some races that rank runners by time, Run or Dye only measures success in color and fun. While the safe-to-eat dyes should wash out of clothing, runners are encouraged to wear things they don't mind getting dirty, preferably in white, gray, or another neutral color to give the dyes maximum visibility.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: Nike - Gatorade - Garmin - GoPro
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: 5K Color Runs and Fitness Coaching
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Though some participants choose to run and others to walk, everybody who participates in the Color Dash experiences a transformation. As participants make their way through the 5K Color Dash and UVSplash courses they are subjected to bursts of color; additional events include Zombies by Color Dash, which adds the undead to the equation. Though the color will wash away, the memories will remain forever in the minds of all participants who aren't goldfish. Proceeds from Color Dash events benefit local children's charities and organizations.
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