Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Women can find more outdoor fitness opportunities if cities expand park permits

As the founder and CEO of the Women in Fitness Association, I make it my daily aim to support women globally with opportunities in the fitness industry. Women in fitness deserve every opportunity to succeed by growing into leadership positions or expanding their businesses. According to a recent report analyzing U.S. Census data, women make […]

Posted inSunLit, SunLit Interviews

SunLit interview: Josh Hillis introduced psychology into a plan for healthy eating “in real life”

Josh Hillis is the author of two books. His latest book, “Lean and Strong: Eating Skills, Psychology, and Workouts,” won the silver medal in the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards for psychology. He currently attends MSU Denver and is doing his thesis on contextual behavioral science and emotional eating. Josh won the psychology department’s “promising teacher […]

Posted inCOVID, Environment, Health, News, Wildfire

Is your throat scratchy from Colorado’s wildfire smoke or coronavirus? Here’s how to tell.

The haze that’s blocking out the mountains, blue sky and even the sun across much of Colorado is full of tiny particles that are about 1/30th the width of a human hair. They’re coming from the “biomass combustion” of wildfires in Colorado and California, and they’re so small that a mask will not stop them […]

Posted inOpinion, Write On, Colorado

Even a consummate gym rat needs some training help during the coronavirus

When the COVID-19 pandemic ended my daughter’s eighth-grade volleyball season, we found Trainer Hannibal by chance, on the video YouTube recommended after we viewed her coach’s suggested at-home exercises. Hannibal’s braids swung in a ponytail down his back, his pecs bulged through his t-shirt, and his calf muscles cast shadows. If there was something we’d […]

Posted inBusiness, COVID, News, Technology

Virtual happy hour, barbell rentals, DIY craft kits: Colorado businesses share their coronavirus survival strategies

At Project Rise Fitness in Denver this week, the gym began loaning out equipment in exchange for a cash deposit to keep members exercising at home — and cash flowing for the business.  Over in Carbondale, Marble Distilling Co. is making hand sanitizer with its liquor and including a bottle with booze purchases, which is […]