Parker Mardi Gras

Parker is ready to paint the town Purple (and green and gold) for the Council of Arts, Science and Culture’s Mardi Gras Celebration! Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday celebrations, vary from city to city around the world. In some areas, like New Orleans, Mardi Gras Carnival events will begin after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and last through January, culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday.

Mardi Gras celebrations made their way to the United States in the 1700s after King Louis XIV sent men to defend France’s claim on Louisane, which included Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and parts of Eastern Texas. The first Mardi Gras celebration was in the Biloxi, which was the first capital of Louisiana. The capital was then moved to New Orleans in 1718 and the first Mardi Gras Parade recorded in New Orleans was held in 1837.

Many people think of New Orleans, a city with a history and culture greatly influenced by the French, when they think of Mardi Gras, but other cities around the world famous for their Mardi Gras Carnival celebrations include Rio de Janeiro, Quebec City, The Cayman Islands and Mazatlan to name a few.

Parker’s Mardi Gras traditions aren’t nearly as rich, but we are just as ready to laissez les bons temps rouler as anyone. Saturday, February 10th, from 4pm-Midnight, the Studio at Mainstreet will serve as Parker’s own little version of New Orleans and host a night no to be missed. Scrumptious finger food and appetizers from Parker Garage will be served accompanied by a libations from the cash bar. The evening’s entertainment will include New Orleans Soul, Funk and Gospel music by NOLA Soul as well as a silent auction.

Tickets for the event Parker’s Mardi Gras can be purchased in advance at www.coloradoculture.org or at the door the evening of the event. Proceeds from the event will benefit the non profit group Inspire Creative. Inspire Creative, a local tour de force of the arts, has been bringing amazing shows to our community for over 7 years, including this year’s highly anticipated production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, playing through February 11th, at the PACE Center. In addition to the Main Stage shows, Inspire Creative also offers theater classes as well as private vocal and instrumental lessons through their partnership with Music on Mainstreet.

Take a trip to New Orleans, just for the night, grab your friends and make a night of it at the CASC’s Mardi Gras Celebration, benefiting Inspire Creative!

For Tickets to Parker’s Mardi Gras go to www.coloradoculture.org or purchase your tickets at the door.

Date Night

February is typically the month of hearts and flowers, chocolate and cupids and many times grand gestures of wining and dining and day-long outings with intricately planned details. Most of you reading may agree, sometimes less is more and grand gestures, although appreciated, aren’t always what we’re looking for; sometimes we’re just looking for a little something different for a fun night out. If you’re looking to plan a date night or just a night out with friends, there’s lots of options you may not have realized are available for consideration whether you’re looking for a new culinary experience, something a bit adventurous, a little art and culture or something completely different – check out what might be your next night out.

Want to keep it simple with a nice dinner out? Why not try something new like the South African inspired dishes at Jozi’s Kitchen & Shebeen, scratch-made Italian at Portofinos, or maybe the Greek fare at Opa Grill? You could also choose your favorite cuisine and pair it with a night at one of Parker’s local brew/tap houses or wineries such as Purgatory Cellars or The Wine Barrel.

Feeling a bit daring? Maybe look into exploring the Denver area a little differently with BigCity Hunt (www.scavengerhunt.com) See some of the best sites through photo challenges and fun activities to do with a group of friends. Maybe take a drive around town or even to the mountains, but in your DREAM car (denverluxurycarrental.com or exoticdrivesdenver.com) Rather take a spin on the dance floor instead of the highway? Many dance schools offer classes for adults from ballroom to hip hop. Check out Fred Astaire (www.fredastaire.com) for some toe tapping options. Perhaps you’d like to do something out of the ordinary, but make it a night in? Check out www.nightofmystery.com for a variety of Murder Mystery party plots and ideas.

Those looking for a sportier night out may want to try some fun straight out of the pages of gym class. Check out Ultimate Dodgeball at Skyzone, book the climbing wall at Parker Recreation or lace up your skates at the Ice Slip at Discovery Park. Maybe drive a few miles out of town and try your hand at any one of the activities at Family Sports Center (laser tag, climbing wall, ice arena, or the two-tiered, heated driving range.) www.ssprd.org/Family-Sports-Center. Instead of a battle on the turf, maybe a battle of wits is in order – check out Try’n Escape. See if you can beat the clock against Ghostly Mayhem, Money Madness or the Sinking Ship room. (trynescapeco.com)

Looking to up the culture factor? The PACE Center and Schoolhouse Theater have schedules packed with shows weekly including the popular Comedy and Cocktails series, the Parker Symphony Orchestra, Los Lobos, and a number of other music and lecture attractions. (parkerarts.org) You could also take the arts into your own hands, literally, by checking out local Paint Nite events. You’ve most likely seen those, paint a picture with friends while enjoying an adult beverage establishments; this is a traveling version of that concept. Check out their calendar of events at local bars and restaurants near you (www.paintnite.com) If the idea of painting has you making other plans, check out Plant Nite – instead of painting, plant beautiful succulents in beautiful terrariums and planters, go green, and go home with new decor! For tickets to events in bars and restaurants near you, go to www.plantnite.com.

Plants or paint, brews or wine tasting, exploring the city or staying close to home. The next time you get a date night on the calendar or you’re able to get the guys/girls together, think outside the box a bit and try something new on for size. Don’t save the original ideas for once a year on Valentine’s – make every night out a new adventure!

Love ’em or Leave ’em 5k/10k

You may have a love/hate relationship with sticking to that exercise commitment you most likely made at the first of the year, but Parker Recreation has a reason to fall in love with getting out and hitting the pavement!

The annual Love ‘em or Leave ‘em 5K/10K, the signature walk/run of Parker Recreation’s Run Series, is a not-to-be-missed fun and quite festive work out! Saturday, February 11th, the races kick off at Bar CCC Park with the 10K beginning at 10:00am and the 5K commencing just after at 10:05am. These professionally timed, sanctioned races will be held, rain, shine (or snow) and refunds for entry will not be issued. Prizes will be awarded for the overall top male and female finishers, as well as the top three finishers in the following categories: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. All finishing results will be obtained from “gun time” meaning the timing will start simultaneously for all age groups at the start.

Following the races, the FREE Kids’ Dash for little runners 8 and under will get underway. There is no registration required for the Kid’s Dash, just a great chance for future top finishers to strut their stuff on the course.

If getting out and getting a little fresh air isn’t enough of a draw, perhaps the promise of a delicious, post-race pancake breakfast will tip the scales? That alone may be enough motivation to get from start to finish. All racers are invited to enjoy breakfast after they’ve crossed the finish line.

This is indeed a family friendly event, with strollers and leashed dogs welcome; however, it is kindly asked that both remain on the right side of the trail during the race. A detailed map of the course, complete with details of parking and water stations, can be found at parkerrec.com. Parking is limited so it is highly recommended that participants carpool if possible. If you are interested in volunteering, check for opportunities to lend a hand at www.VolunteerConnectDC.org. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Jaime Vollersten at 303.805.3267 or at jvollertsen@parkeronline.org.

To register for the
Love ‘em or Leave ‘em Valentine’s Day 5K/10K go to www.parkerrec.com

Back to the 80’s

Rubix Cubes, walkmans, Trapper Keepers, the painstaking effort of creating the perfect mixtape and the intricate art of note folding – all things that our kids will never truly appreciate but were iconic mile markers of those that grew up in the 80’s. That neon hued era comes alive when Sagewood Middle School’s PTO presents Saagewood’s Back to the 80’s Auction/Dinner/Casino annual fundraising event, held this year on Saturday, March 3rd at Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club. Since the event’s inception a few years ago, the night has continued to grow into the signature evening for the Sagewood community and a wonderful way to support the school, and wonderful things the students and staff at Sagewood are doing.

Sagewood Middle School,very proudly, is the only DCSD Middle School that:

  • offers a mandatory Innovation and Design Lab class that focuses on challenging students to critically think, problem solve, be resilient learners, and use industry-level technology and tools.
  • offers Student Government as a class and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a nationally recognized program for college readiness.
  • is an Ambassador School for Lockheed Martin.
  • is Common Sense Media Certified; actively educating students on online media safety, utilizing online resources, and promoting digital citizenship.

Sagewood is also the only DCSD Middle School and only Middle School in the State of Colorado that is RAMP certified by the American School Counselor Association, a preventative, comprehensive counseling program. Additionally, they are one of two DCSD Middle Schools that are a One-to-One device school and Sagewood is also a multiple grant recipient of Century Link, Groove Automotive, Lockheed Martin, and, DCEF.
With all the amazing things that are happening at Sagewood, it’s incredible to think of what’s to come, making it all that more important to continue to support them in their endeavors.

The 80’s Auction/Dinner/Casino night will commence with an open bar and silent auction with rows and rows of tempting luxuries up for bid, and that’s just the start of the evening! Once the dinner hour begins and the silent auction closes, Mayor Mike Waid will serve as the master of ceremonies as the evening’s enjoyment continues though dinner with several raffle games, the highly anticipated live auction and the always amusing dessert dash. Last year’s live auction included numerous amazing items up for bid, including a South African Safari!

At the conclusion of the live auction and dessert, attendees are invited to adjourn to the gaming tables (sponsored by local businesses) to try their luck at poker, blackjack, roulette and craps. If you’re not feeling overly lucky, you can always just hit the dance floor to totally awesome 80’s music!

Proceeds from this super rad night out directly benefit Sagewood Middle School in their efforts to repair and resurface Sagewood’s track. It is currently completely “grody to the max” and in such disrepair that student athletes have to be bussed to Ponderosa High School for home Track and Field competitions.

The entire community is invited to stack up their bangles and bust out those shoulder pads (80’s dress is encouraged but not required) and join Sagewood families, faculty and staff for a, like, totally gnarly night out. Tickets can be purchased until about a week prior to the event at www.sgmsauction.org. Tickets include entrance to the event, $100 in gaming chips, a drink ticket and your dinner.

Back to the 80’s
Saturday, March 3rd 5:00pm-11:00pm
Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club
Get Your Tickets Now www.sgmsauction.org

Alexa, What’s Going on in Douglas County?

“Alexa, what’s the weather like today?”
“Alexa, what are the movie times for Friday night?”
“Alexa, find a recipe for spaghetti bolognese.”

In this day and age, you may be asking Alexa all kinds of questions on a daily basis, maybe even trying out the funny commands like, “Alexa, what is the first rule of fight club?” or “Alexa, fire the photon torpedoes.”

If you aren’t altogether sure as to what “Alexa” is exactly, Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based voice service. It (“she”) connects to the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show and other Alexa-enabled devices such as Fire TV, Amazon Tap, Fire Tablets, and more. Alexa is a virtual personal assistant that can do things like adjust the volume on your speakers, set a timer, update your calendar and more, all activated by simply saying, “Alexa.”

Now, Douglas County residents can add a whole new list of commands to their Alexa repertoire. Douglas County is adding a new skill for Amazon Alexa called Ask Douglas County, enabling citizens to access information about events and services as well as answer their questions. This innovation is the first government skill in the state of Colorado to leverage the latest technology from Amazon’s Alexa voice service. This new Douglas County skill for Alexa will enable citizens to engage and connect with local government in a whole new, interactive way. To activate the skill, users simply say, “Alexa, enable Douglas County” on their Amazon device or access it through the Alexa app.

Once activated, a variety of information can be accessed by asking questions such as:

“Alexa, Ask Douglas County what’s new” to access news in the area.
“Alexa, Ask Douglas County if there are any road closures this week”
“Alexa, Ask Douglas County what local events are happening this month”
“Alexa, Ask Douglas County how I pay my property tax.”

More questions are being added based on citizen inquiries, and a complete list of questions can be found on the Douglas County open data site, DougCodata.org.

What are you waiting for? Activate the new Ask Douglas County skill and start finding out everything that is happening in your neighborhood – and maybe that recipe for spaghetti bolognese too!

The Bookends

Finding Gobi
By Dion Leonard

This is a nonfiction story about Dion Leonard an accomplished ultra marathon runner. While competing in a 155 mile race in China he meets and falls in love with an unexpected running companion. His wife is not upset, as his new love is a scruffy little dog that is a mighty runner. She is named Gobi for the Gobi Desert and becomes a celebrity as she follows Dion during a good part of this race. Dion quickly decides to bring Gobi home to the UK but things don’t go as planned. This little stray will take Dion on a course that will be harder than an ultra marathon as he battles foreign language barriers and government regulations.

BECKY This is our first non-fiction story in quite awhile. I saw the cover of this book and thought it would be a fun read. I had no idea that this was a popular story. Were you already familiar with Dion and Gobi’s story?

PAM I was so excited to read this book! I had recently seen a small piece about this story on a running website. This book mixes two of my favorite things: dogs and running. Before Dion met Gobi, I had struggled to connect with him. Did you find his voice a little brusque at the beginning of the story?

BECKY He does seem like a very serious, matter of fact, kind of man and that did impact the beginning of the story. However, during the book he shares some of his past and that helped me to connect to him. What I found amazing is that he hasn’t been running very long. He started running in his late 30’s and was competing in extreme running competitions soon after that. You are an avid runner so did this story connect to you on an athletic level when he spoke of the terrain or conditions of racing?

PAM I was also interested in his success after coming into the sport in his late 30’s. This type of story always amazes me, because I can’t imagine having the ability to run these extreme distances! I found his descriptions of his preparation for and execution of his races intriguing. His determination and drive to compete made his connection with Gobi even more special. Were you surprised that such a little dog could keep up with Dion during his ultra in China?

BECKY Absolutely! I have two dogs about the same size and there is no way they could keep up with even an average runner. Animals, dogs in particular, in China do not have the elevated social status like an American pet would. This dog did not seem to come from a home where he was fed well and took daily walks so it’s all the more amazing that he was so strong and healthy. There is a point in the book where Gobi and Dion are separated. A local group searched tirelessly for him and a Crowdfunder account (similar to Go Fund Me) was well funded by people from all over the world. Were you amazed at how many strangers were willing to help Dion find his companion?

PAM I was completely amazed and thrilled by the help he received by complete strangers! The lengths that Dion, his wife, and so many others went to in order to locate Gobi and get the little dog to a new home were amazing. Dion’s wife, who is also an ultrarunner, was very supportive in his quest to bring Gobi home. Were you surprised by her level of understanding and patience?

BECKY Absolutely! He went to great lengths and expense to locate and then move Gobi to the UK. I don’t think that many partners would be as supportive. Have you watched any Youtube videos or interviews with Dion and Gobi? Read the book first but you can lose a whole afternoon if you start watching news clips about these two. There is something really special about the two of them and it’s easy to see why the world fell in love with their story. Did you hear that it might be made into a movie?

PAM I had not heard that, but I think the story would make a great movie (especially for runners and dog lovers!). I have not watched any Youtube videos about Gobi, but plan to after your suggestion! As I was reading this book, one of my students sent me a link to a video about a very similar story. This video is amazing, as the story is incredibly touching and the video clips, music, and interviews are wonderful. The video is about a dog named Arthur and the Swedish adventure racing team that found him while in the middle of the world championships in Ecuador. The heartwarming story can be found on ESPN.com: SC Featured: A dog’s remarkable journey to find a home. While Arthur was able to get to his new home with much less trouble than Gobi, there are many parallels to these stories. Becky, do you think these strong immediate connections with Gobi and Arthur are uncommon and unique?

BECKY What a great video, and another amazing story. This month is the first time that I’ve heard of stories like this. It’s possible that there are a hundred more like it but I would imagine that it is an uncommon occurrence. I find it interesting that such devoted and focused competitors are distracted from their goal by a stray dog that they hardly know. The connections were made quickly and the men were fiercely committed to adopt and save these dogs . Both are wonderful stories for animal lovers. Pam, please tell us what we will be reading for March.

PAM Next month we will discuss the Underground River by: Martha Conway.

Local Author Spotlight

Passports and Plum Blossoms
by Barbara Oliverio

Annalise Fontana is feeling blue with no job, no boyfriend, and packed among her childhood memories in her parents’ home. What could be more enticing than the opportunity to serve as a companion to her elderly Auntie Lil on a senior citizens’ tour of China (with a side trip to Singapore?. She digs out her passport and packs her bags and assumes that she’s in for a tranquil Jane Austenesque journey.

For more information visit barbaraoliverio.com


Beyond Flight or Fight
by Sunny Weber

Rich true-life stories of saved dogs combine with the author’s sensitive insight and specialized easy to understand, step-by-step practical advice on how to live with a fearful dog. Understand dog fear and see the human world through your dog’s eyes and mind. Discover what every dog needs and how to individualize your problem-solving approaches. Learn to establish trust, leave human ego behind, and focus on what really works with frightened, undersocialized, rejected pups of all ages and histories.

For more information visit sunnyweber.com

Parker Recreation

Parker’s award winning recreation department has many great ways for you to get fit this year…and have fun while doing it!


With the New Year often come new goals to develop new habits, change up an outdated routine or just find a new, fun way to meet people and socialize in a healthy way. Parker is extremely lucky to have amazing facilities and amenities available to us. For those that crave the great outdoors, the Town maintains about 250 acres of parkland, more than 1,200 of open space and more than 30 miles of concrete and soft surface trails throughout Parker.

The facilities are first class as well. Our Recreation Center features cardiovascular and circuit equipment, multi-station and free weights, fitness studios, cycling studio, lap pool, activity pool with zero-depth entry, lazy river, water slide, aquatic climbing wall and play structure as well as a therapy pool and a triple gymnasium and auxiliary gym. Our Recreation Center also offers a multitude of sports programs, camps, fitness classes and personal training. 2018 will offer some new additions to the class schedules, centered on motivation, support and accountability. Fail-Proof Resolutions is an excellent way to jumpstart your health and wellness. This one-hour class is held at the Parker Recreation Center on Monday, Jan. 8th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or Tuesday, Jan. 9th from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Join others in the Resolution Success Group to help create an action plan to increase success with your fitness/wellness resolutions. Groups meet each Tuesday from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at the Parker Recreation Center from January 23rd to February 13th. Tired of feeling stressed? Learn proven, powerful methods to reduce the amount of stress you feel each day with Calm Your Overwhelm on Monday, January 29th from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at the Parker Recreation Center.

Thinking of tackling a Triathlon? The Parker Triathlon Team is looking for athletes who consider themselves beginners and are interested in completing their first triathlon in 2018. Athletes will meet with other like minded participants three days per week for swim, bike and run workouts led by a USA Triathlon Certified coach. In addition to group workouts, athletes will be given a weekly training plan and have exclusive access to clinics such as nutrition, strength training and open water swimming-all of which will prepare them for a sprint distance triathlon in Summer 2018. Athletes do not need any background in swimming, cycling or running. For more information, contact Justin at justin@tricoachcolorado.com. Join us for an informational meeting on January 7th at 9 a.m. at the Recreation Center.

Is completing a 5K or tackling a 10K race on your “to do” list in 2018? Register now for the Love ‘em or Leave ‘em Valentine’s Day 5K/10K now at www.ParkerRec.com/VDay5K10K. The race is scheduled for Saturday, February 10th at 10am at the Bar CCC Park, 10951 Twenty Mile Road in Parker. The professionally timed event features a FREE Kids’ Dash, as well as a long-sleeve T-shirt and post-race pancakes for all registrants.

Feeling a bit competitive? Grab a few friends and sign up for the Commit to Fit Weight Loss Challenge (January 22nd-March17th.) This popular, 8 week weight loss program is back again for the new year. You’ll increase your physical activity and be provided professional guidance and accountability while developing healthy lifestyle habits. Participants will be assigned to teams of 3-4 (you may pick teammates or sign up as a free agent and assigned to a team.) Prizes will be awarded to teams with highest percentage of weight loss at the end of the 8 weeks. Prizes are also awarded to the top 3 individuals with the highest overall weight loss percentage. Teams will take part in group sessions with certified personal trainers twice weekly for 8 weeks, have access to a group nutrition class, take part in pre/post fitness testing, weekly weigh-ins and boot camps, and receive a 10-visit pass and discounted rates for one-on-one training. Teams can also choose to extend the challenge and sign up for an additional 4 weeks (March 27th-April 30th.) Registration for this program closes on January 15th.

In addition to the classes like yoga, Pilates, cycling, aqua aerobics, and strength classes, the rec center offers specialized classes for some specific audiences.

For kids and teens, check out the increased offerings in Youth Fitness and Wellness including Girl Power: Strength for Girls, Speed and Agility for Teens and other programs focused on those 8-18 years old. There’s also Commit to Fit for Teens – an 8 week program that aims to increase physical activity, provide professional guidance and accountability with one on one personal training and includes a 10 visit pass as well as individual and family nutrition counseling.

Specialized programming is not just available for the young, but also the young at heart. Aging adult programming at Parker Rec includes new Tai Chi Classes, Gentle Yoga, Golden Pilates and more, including the popular SilverSneakers® program which encompasses physical activity, health education and social events. SilverSneakers® members gain unlimited access to recreation center and fieldhouse, access to more than 116 drop in fitness classes and signature SilverSneakers® classes designed specifically for older adults. You may already be eligible and not know it! 1 out of 5 adults over 65 are eligible for this fitness benefit. If you’re a group retiree or part of a Medicare health plan, you may already have a SilverSneakers® membership! Parker Rec also offers an Active Aging Adults Fitness Club (ages 50+), Aquatic Therapy Training, 50+ Specialty Fitness, Senior Drop in Classes, free fitness equipment orientation, the Annual Senior Stroll Event and much, much more!

Parker Recreation also partners with CancerFit Institute to offer exercise programs to adult cancer survivors. Exercise Physiologists with a cancer specialty oversee all aspects of the exercise regimen, which aids in recovery and general fitness during and after treatment. The fitness program includes flexibility, cardiovascular, and strength training. CancerFit is open to adults of all ages and fitness levels. Participants are both men and women who have survived every type of cancer.


For more information on SilverSneakers® by Tivity Health, go to www.silversneakers.com or stop by the Recreation Center for more information and a tour of the facility.

To get started with CancerFit, please contact Hillary Roemersberger, Fitness & Wellness Supervisor, at hroemersberger@parkeronline.org or call 303.805.3278

To register for personal training sessions or for more information on personal training, complete the Personal Training Service Request Form online at www.parkerrec.com. Additional training programs include Personal Yoga Training, Pilates Reformer Training, Specialty Fitness Programs and Weight Room Orientation.

For youth programming, registration for adult and youth sports, special event information, trail maps and more, go to www.parkerrec.com

Parker Recreation Center – 17301 Lincoln Avenue – 303.841.4500

Parker Fieldhouse – 18700 Plaza Drive – 303.805.6300

Parker Fitness Directory

Ready to get healthy & fit in 2018? Here are some great locally owned Parker businesses who are ready to help you get in the best shape of your life!


Featured Businesses

  

Parker Tennis
10543 Twenty Mile Rd
Parker 80134
720-979-6880
parkerracquetclub.com
We run tennis programs of all types (lessons, leagues, camps, clinics, socials, tournaments) for adults and children of all ages. Open to residents and non-Parker residents. Opening in fall 2018 is our new year-round Parker Racquet Club.

 


 

Parker X Fitness Club
18871 Plaza Drive
Parker 80134
303-840-0608
www.parkerxfitnessclub.com
We are a community based fitness club that specializes in group fitness classes for ALL levels. Huge variety of formats including Barre, Insanity, Pilates, Pound, Piyo, P90X, Zumba, Yoga & more with no contracts. Unlimited memberships & punch cards available. Come work out with friends!

 


 

Parker Jazzercise
18448 Longs Way
Parker 80134
303-503-1623
Jazzercise.com
Jazzercise is a calorie torching, hip swiveling, Shakira’d be proud dance party workout to put your abs to the test, with a hot playlist to distract you from the burn. Our classes— Dance Mixx, Interval, Fusion, Core, Strike, and Strength— Will leave you breathless, tired and coming back for more!

 

 


 

Curves (for women)
10453 S Parker Road
Parker 80134
303-841-0663
curves.com/locations/parker-co
Body Balance Coaching helps people get fit, eat better and make lasting lifestyle changes. Pilates uses equipment to help improve performance in sports and regular daily activities. Nutrition Coaching identifies underlying health imbalances and supports you in a healthier lifestyle, free of denial and restriction to achieve your goals.

 


 

New Life Nutrition
19673 Solar Circle, Suite 202
Parker 80134
303-638-3716
www.newlifecolorado.com
Struggling to figure out your health? Muscle testing may be your solution. I am a Certified Nutritionist and use muscle testing to help you get to the bottom of your health challenges and nutritional deficiencies. Give your body the chance to get healthy this year.

 

 


 

Parker Med Spa
19767 E Pikes Peak Ave
Parker 80138
303-841-8780
parkermedspa.com
We are a detox clinic. Far Infrared Sauna, movement plates, oxygen bar, ion detox body balancers are some of our detoxification treatments. Our Zerona lasers are fat and triglyceride melting lasers for optimal detox.

 

 


 

Pilates by Shelby
12901 arezzo circle
Parker 80134
303-564-8267
Pilates classes designed for all fitness levels with a certified Pilates instructor. Customized needs and goals, which can include strength training, rehab Pilates, increased knowledge of flexibility exercises, and much more. Classes run one hour in length.

 


Orangetheory Fitness Parker
17051 LINCOLN AVE
Parker 80134
720-636-8606
orangetheoryfitness.com
Orangetheory Fitness is a one-of-a kind fitness experience that combines two concepts: heart rate-monitored interval training and group personal training. The one-hour, ever changing workout was formulated by an exercise physiologist and consists of diverse components including high-energy cardiovascular and strength training using treadmills, rowing machines, suspension training and free weights with short bursts of intense exercise.

Koko FitClub
18671 E Mainstreet, Ste B
Parker 80134
720-465-5265
parkermain.kokofitclub.com
Koko FitClub is the first and only gym to combine the power of digital technology and individualized coaching in a complete training system. A system that customizes workouts and meal plans to the needs of the individual, with digital coaching to make sure the workouts are done properly.

Heart Soul Mind Yoga
9900 Twenty Mile Rd
Parker 80134
951-663-0512
www.heartsoulmindyoga.com
Heart Soul Mind Yoga offers donation based Holy Yoga classes designed for all experience levels and all spiritual seasons. Come as you are. There’s a place for you.

Impact Fitness
12919 Stroh Ranch
Parker 80134
720-862-5692
www.impactfitnessparker.com
We provide boxing, kickboxing, cardio conditioning, Strength and Conditioning. We have classes for your entire family!

Intelligent Motion Therapy Wellness Center
19751 E Mainstreet #310
Parker 80138
303-808-9807
www.intelligentmotiontherapy.com
We serve athletes to the injured clientele and the whole spectrum of needs: Injury – Recovery – Fitness/Prevention: Physical Therapy, Pilates, MELT and Yoga breaking bad habits that cause pain and injury, improving alignment, core strength, stamina, and flexibility. Learn how to move your body the way it was designed…Intelligently.

New Life Nutrition
19673 Solar Circle, Suite 202 Parker 80134
303-638-3716
www.newlifecolorado.com
Struggling to figure out your health? Muscle testing may be your solution. I am a Certified Nutritionist and use muscle testing to help you get to the bottom of your health challenges and nutritional deficiencies. Give your body the chance to get healthy this year.

CorePower Yoga
18551 E Main Street
Parker 80134
303-840-2410
Corepoweryoga.com
Inside our yoga fitness studios, something amazing is happening. With this high intensity workout, you’ll push past physical boundaries with an open mind and a beating heart, turning doubt into security, strangers into friends and stress into sweat. Join our community and try one week FREE!

Parker Tennis
10543 Twenty Mile Rd
Parker 80134
720-979-6880
parkerracquetclub.com
We run tennis programs of all types (lessons, leagues,camps,clinics,socials,tournaments) for adults and children of all ages. Open to residents and non-Parker residents. Opening in fall 2018 the year-round Parker Racquet Club.

Parker X Fitness Club
18871 Plaza Drive
Parker 80134
303-840-0608
www.parkerxfitnessclub.com
We are a community based fitness club that specializes in group fitness classes for ALL levels. Huge variety of formats including Barre, Insanity, Pilates, Pound, Piyo, P90X, Zumba, Yoga & more with no contracts. Unlimited memberships & punch cards available. Come work out with friends!

Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping
11280 South Twenty Mile Rd
Parker 80134
720-376-9548
www.FXBParker.com
Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping is a results based fitness center. We use four components to help our
clients improve their overall health and fitness. Cardio kickboxing, strength training, personalized
nutrition counseling and accountability through coaches and teammates. Then we back it all up with a money back guarantee.

Parker Med Spa
19767 E Pikes Peak Ave
Parker 80138
303-841-8780
parkermedspa.com
We are a detox clinic. Far Infrared Sauna, movement plates, oxygen bar, ion detox body balancers are some of our detoxification treatments. Our Zerona lasers are fat and triglyceride melting lasers for optimal detox.

Parker Jazzercise
18448 Longs Way
Parker 80134
303-503-1623
Jazzercise.com
Jazzercise is a calorie torching, hip swiveling, Shakira’d be proud dance party workout to put your abs to the test, with a hot playlist to distract you from the burn. Our classes— Dance Mixx, Interval, Fusion, Core, Strike, and Strength—
Will leave you breathless, tired and coming back for more!

Fencing Academy of Parker
12870 Stroh Ranch Ct.
Parker 80134
720-334-3578
FencingAcademySport.com
Fencing is a sport involving quick thinking, agility, poise and speed. It also develops discipline, respect, maturity and good sportsmanship, qualities that carry through to our everyday lives. Fencers learn to solve problems, cope with adversity and take what comes with grace, through their individual and team participation. It is a tradition to salute before a fencing competition and shake hands afterwards. It is one of the few sports that evens the playing field between size, age, sexes, ethnicity and personality.

Curves (for women)
10453 S Parker Road
Parker 80134
303-841-0663
curves.com/locations/parker-co
Body Balance Coaching helps people get fit, eat better and make lasting lifestyle changes. Pilates uses equipment to help improve performance in sports and regular daily activities. Nutrition Coaching identifies underlying health imbalances and supports you in a healthier lifestyle, free of denial and restriction to achieve your goals.

Pilates by Shelby
12901 arezzo circle
Parker 80134
303-564-8267
www.pilatesbyshelby.com
Pilates classes designed for all fitness levels with a certified Pilates instructor. Customized needs and goals, which can include strength training, rehab Pilates, increased knowledge of flexibility exercises, and much more. Classes run one hour in length.

Ready to Get Fit? Time for a Coach!

One of the best things you could do to jump-start your new healthy lifestyle is to ask a professional for help. Here are some great local fitness and health coaches ready to take you to the next level!


Body Balance Coaching
303-668-1304
bodybalancecoaching.com
Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Barre Instructor, Certified Yoga Instructor, Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Functional Nutrition Practitioner
Body Balance Coaching helps people get fit, eat better and make lasting lifestyle changes. Pilates uses equipment to help improve performance in sports and regular daily activities. Nutrition Coaching identifies underlying health imbalances and supports you in a healthier lifestyle, free of denial and restriction to achieve your goals.


Feel Your Best (FYB)
303-681-4007
FeelYourBest.com
E-RYT, Yoga Alliance, CPT, Pilates Method Alliance,
Yoga Therapist, Ananda Yoga, Cardiac & Cancer Specialist, Yoga of the Heart, Kids Yoga Specialist, Radiant Child Yoga
Yoga Therapy combines the art & science of yoga with other healing disciplines, to heal post-surgery, post-injury, or post-trauma. Uniting mind, body & spirit with yoga and/or psychotherapy can be a powerful tool for your health. Experience freedom from the “stress traps” of life, & feel your best!


Loomis Optimal Health
720-982-7984 www.facebook.com/jeniferjeanne1
Certified Optavia Health Coach-C.O.P.E
Reach Optimal Health in 2018!! Learn the habits of health to a healthier you! Confidential health assessments by phone or in person.

BJB Coaching
912-996-5794 www.bjbcoaching.com
Certified Health and Wellness Coach – Wellcoaches, Inc; Masters in Public Health –
University of Colorado; Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion – University of Georgia
Looking to jumpstart your health or wellbeing? Tired of being stuck in the same old routine? A health coach could be just what you need! With my support, clarify and accomplish your goals through accountability, a fresh perspective on what’s holding you back, and evidence-backed strategies to help you succeed.

ProShape Fitness
408-357-4412 www.proshapefitness.com
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), NSCA
ProShapeFitness is a healthy-living company that specializes in online fitness and nutrition coaching for people who want to get in the best shape of their lives while still maintaining a balanced lifestyle. ProShapeFitness has been published in Muscle & Fitness Hers, Fitness, Women’s Fitness, Bodybuiling.com & The Huffington Post.

Best Body Fitness
303-478-8429 Parkerpersonaltrainer.com
Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist, NASM
Weight loss Specialist, NASM
I provide private and small group personal training in the comfort of your own home or my private studio at my home. I specialize in working with women who are wanting to lose weight and tone up. I use a holistic approach focusing on both diet and exercise.