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Performance Primer

So, you walk into your group exercise class or personal training session and complete your workout adequately.  Your body is responding, but it seems to be more slowly than you would expect and you begin to wonder why this is the case when you feel that further progress should have been made at this point. …

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ONE HOUR REJUVENATION with HOT STONES and ESSENTIAL OILS

A Basic massage here at Mountain Life Fitness is quite luxurious!  On the table you will experience over 20 soothing rocks applied to your muscles and 9 essential oils “rain-dropped” along key spots of your back, neck and feet.   Each alone is enough, as well as the essential human touch of a therapists hands, however…

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Is this Exercise Right for You?

There are ten questions I always ask prior to performing any exercise.  These questions help to assess and analyze the risks and benefits of an exercise.  It is not about determining if an exercise is “bad”, just whether or not it is right for you based upon your limitations and goals.  As always, please consult…

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15 Reasons to Indoor Group Cycle

 While no one exercise program fits everyone’s needs, indoor group cycling is one of the most inclusive program formats in the fitness industry. If you have not had the opportunity to include an indoor group cycling program into your macro-exercise program, perhaps the following 15 reasons may convince you to take the necessary steps to…

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Crawl, Walk and Run Philosophy of Physical Fitness

Crawl – Contemplation and subsequent implementation of exercise into your life You have thought about it, you may have even begun to take an occasional 10-minute walk in addition to walking the dog.  This is known as the “contemplation” stage or the “crawl” stage of behavioral change.  -Begin with baby steps. -Start with a five/ten…

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Fantastic Fall Fitness

We still have a bit of summer to enjoy, but it is definitely time to begin considering what you will do this fall to begin a fitness program or continue progressing within a program.  Fall is a fantastic time to set a template for year round fitness because we can still get outside for workouts…

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Torch Those Calories with a Three by Three

If time is in short supply, try this Three by Three exercise program that may be performed just about anywhere and, when performed as described, takes only 21 minutes (i.e. 18’ exertion/3’ active recovery) to complete!  Perform the program two/three times/week on non-consecutive days.   As always, prior to beginning any exercise program, please consult your…

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Become a Fitness Ambassador—Bring a Friend Along

One of the most effective methods of achieving and adhering to a fitness lifestyle is to exercise with a friend or loved one—everyone benefits.  And, if you have already integrated health and fitness into your life, consistently, it might be time to introduce those benefits to your friends and loved ones by becoming a fitness…

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Stay Fit While Enjoying Your Summer Visitors

Have you had any summer visitors lately?  Well, we have and that is to be expected when we live in a beautiful mountain community with a plethora of exciting and fun outdoor activities to enjoy.  However, hosting summer visitors may play havoc with your summer workouts and may create some inconsistency leading to potential loss…

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Calendar at a Glance

June 8th – Pull-Up, Push-Up, Bench Press and Dead Lift Challenges Begin June 8th – 14-Day Wellness Challenge Begins June 8th – Photo Challenge Begins June 10th – “Bring a Friend to Workout Day” June 16th – Father’s Day June 21st – Submission of all Challenge Data June 22nd – MLF 5th Anniversary Open House…

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