Yoga in the snow
Claire and Karen, founders of Rishi Yoga, are bringing yoga back to outdoor DIVAS in Boulder starting April 25th. Claire + Karen  Claire is a mover.  She started dancing at the age of three and immediately loved it. She continued on as a serious dancer attending Denver School of the Arts as a dance major in high school and University of Utah as a dance major in college. Unfortunately, various injuries caused Claire to stop dancing. However, she discovered yoga. It was a way for her to continue moving without hurting herself any further. Yoga ultimately became Claire’s passion. Claire became a RYT 200 hour certified teacher in November 2016 from Yoga Pod Boulder. She is so excited to share her love of yoga with the community in such a fun and accessible way. It is important to Claire that yoga is something for everyone. She believes Rishi Yoga makes…Continue Reading
Skadi VAil, Women's Ski Fest
In the fourteen years since outdoor DIVAS first opened its doors, the ski industry has made remarkable strides in the way it approaches women.  Manufacturers have brought hundreds of models of skis to market, designed specifically for women.  Top companies have given women a voice in product design and innovation. Women have embraced this trend and the ski companies have responded with even more variety.  As the list of really great womens skis continues to grow, the challenge of finding the perfect match has become even more difficult. outdoor DIVAS has been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Vail Mountain as they create a truly unique women’s ski demo experience.  This winter,  Skadi participants can be guided through a substantial collection of women’s skis by some of Vail Mountain’s most experienced female instructors.  These inspirational women are leaders in their field and have decades of experience working with skiers…Continue Reading
FAST 5 with Ingie Franberg, Product Manager Adult Signature Programs-Vail Ski and Snowboard School When did you start skiing? I started skiing when I was 12 years old. Of course then, we made turns on our cross country skis! Where is your favorite place to ski? Why? Right now I have to say Vail Mountain. Having a lot of different terrain- you can always find a run or a bowl with the condition you like that day. ( I certainly have other favorite places in Europe, New Zealand, Japan.) When, and in what capacity did you start working for Vail resorts? For the 1979/80 season Vail Resorts was able to get me a work visa to come here as an instructor. I was an instructor for the first six seasons before being offered a position as a supervisor. ( Which I still am) What’s your favorite part of your job?…Continue Reading
How did you get into training? A serendipitous encounter introduced me to one of my dearest friends and personal trainer, Lindie Pulvirenti when I was living in south Florida. Founder of Warrior Chick Bootcamp, she ran a womens only workout in her back yard under the palm trees 3 days a week, a place where women could not only bring their kids, but work out and learn how to use and treat their bodies in a safe, supportive and fun environment. Constant encouragement from both Lindie and the other Warrior Chicks motivated me push myself physically and realize that WOW! Exercise can be fun! I found myself addicted to the sweat and pain of bootcamp, the tire flips and the burpees and the TRX and lunges. But also the love and support I got out of every workout. We built more than muscles, we built friendships. I wanted to bring…Continue Reading
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START FIERCE BROADS? I have been a physical therapist for over 20 years and have my own business here in Boulder called Aussie PT. Many of my clients complain of injuries that prevent them from exercising the way they would like, others have body aches and pains due to being too sedentary. Both these groups lose their confidence in their ability to return to their previous level of activity, and active lifestyle. My goal in starting Fierce Broads was to guide support, cajole, encourage, motivate and empower these women back to enjoying being active fit and happy. A group setting enhances motivation, and friendly competition pushes us out of our comfort zones to reach goals beyond our expectations. I wanted to create a relaxed safe supportive community of women where I could share my love of being fit and active, and teach others how to achieve…Continue Reading
What inspired you to start Three Tarts? After 10 years working as an Interior designer I was feeling pretty burnt-out and started looking for another creative field to dive into. I‘ve always loved the art of pastry, and the almost giddy emotions (for me anyway) evoked by truly delicious desserts. After going to culinary school and gaining some experience in the field, I decided to combine my love of design with my love of pastry and opened a small boutique selling baked goods and also giftware. Where is your store located? The Plaza Food Hall in New York’s Iconic Plaza Hotel. We are grateful to be one of the dozen or so food establishments of this very unique and beautiful retail space. What inspires you? Color, presentation, relationships with customers. People light up when they walk into a bakery and take a peak in the pastry case. It’s amazing watching…Continue Reading
Vinyasa with Sarah Only $8! Please join us Monday evenings 7-8p for an in-store yoga class. We will be practicing a Vinyasa style of yoga. Vinyasa is a flowing style of yoga which links your movement to your breath. The class is set to music and will help you build strength, increase your flexibility and find your focus. All levels are welcome, if you want to make your practice more challenging or more gentile, options will be made available. Our instructor:: Sarah Lems Sarah loves yoga for the way it makes her feel on the indside and out, and wants to help others find that same feeling. She practices yoga because of the way it has changed her outlook on life, allowing her to find the pause between stimulus and response in order to make intelligent choices in her daily life. Sarah approaches her teaching in a very nurturing, supportive,…Continue Reading
Women’s Ski Demo Days at Loveland You can find us at the base of the Loveland Ski Area lodge, the first Thursday of every month! What’s so special about outdoor DIVAS demo ski days? You may be wondering, why all the hype? Our ski demos are awesome, and here’s why: We bring EVERY ski we carry in EVERY size. That means you can show up to one of our demo days, try every ski your heart desires and find the one and only for you. Every ski is different and reviews can only go so far to help you find a ski that fits you not the other way around.  All you need is a pair of boots, poles and a license! On the day of the demo you will be asked to fill out a liability waiver. If you prefer to fill it out online you can download it here. When: First Thursday of…Continue Reading
Sarah will be teaching our SNOvember yoga classes on November 7th and November 9th in our Boulder store at 8am! The Snovember yoga for skiers classes will focus on all the muscles that skiers use:  calves, quadriceps, hamstrings, hips, shoulders, even your feet!  You can use this sequence of yoga poses to stay flexible and help strengthen your skiing muscles. No yoga experience is necessary to join in on the fun. For more information: A bit about Sarah… Sarah loves yoga for the way it makes her feel on the inside and out, and wants to help others find that same feeling. She practices yoga because of the way it has changed her outlook on life, allowing her to find the pause between stimulus and response in order to make intelligent choices in her daily life. Sarah used to be a software engineer and saw life as very black or white,…Continue Reading