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
After Glow by Philips Sweetgrass Productions has done it again with their soon to be released “After Glow.” It’s the very first film that’s shot COMPLETELY in the dark. Yes ladies and gentlemen, complete and utter darkness. It was sponsored by Philips to go beyond the ordinary and holy cow did they succeed in a big way (warning: goosebumps my ensue). Powder fields are filled with a sea of rainbows to highlight the beauty of the skier and their surroundings in the lands of British Columbia and Alaska. It’s worth a watch. So check it out! For more information on the film: http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/media/film/The-Media-Is-the-Message.html
Skiing by the numbers We thought we’d throw out some fun ski facts out there! Lifespan of a ski boot:: 80 days Number of days in a ski boot :: 75 Amount of perspiration per foot during a ski day :: 1/4 cup…. eeekk Number of times you should get your skis tuned per season :: 2 Number of times you should get your skis waxed in a season :: 5 Most expensive lift ticket in Colorado :: $129 at Vail Mountain Resort Cheapest lift ticket in Colorado :: $20 at Howelsen Hill (steamboat springs, co) Number of cars that traveled through Eisenhower Tunnel on the weekend of January 18th, 2014: 115,634
It did not take long for me to decide which ski was the best ski for me this season….and the winner is…..the Volkl Yumi. I found that this all mountain ski was light under my foot but yet offered a feeling of full control. It turned very easily with a wider turning radius. As a skier, who learned to ski on the slick slopes of Vermont, I felt like the Yumi offered the carving component I am accustomed, and yet at the same time, it can hang well on the powder days. It is a great ski for women who want to have fun on the front side and venture onto the backside every once in a while. And plus, it’s pretty!
Skiing for a great cause: Colorado Breast Cancer Coalition Ski Colorado Breast Cancer Awareness Tour to Hit Slopes on March 13 DENVER, Colorado – 27 mountains. 8 days. 1 cause. A group of Colorado natives is attempting to ski all of Colorado’s 27 ski resorts in just eight days, while raising awareness and funds for breast cancer education, research and advocacy throughout the state. The group of six will be traversing mountain passes and highways in a large, pink RV while at times skiing as many as five mountains in one day. With the slogan of “Ski Bumps. Fight Lumps.” they will be attempting to do just that by giving all of the tour’s proceeds to the Colorado Breast Cancer Coalition (CBCC). CBCC advocates for quality health care for all Colorado breast cancer patients, while working with caregivers and communities to provide accurate breast cancer education as well as supporting…Continue Reading