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JANUARY 2018 PUBLISHER

Brendan Harrington | Brendan.Harrington@LifestylePubs.com MANAGING EDITOR

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Making exercise fun again WORKING OUT CAN GET BORING. No matter how killer the music is that’s playing in your headphones... and despite the 16 TVs you’re watching at once while thumping out another 30-minute treadmill session, the reward is often found in the thrill of being done. Not anymore. As the Lifestyle team explored top fitness trends for this month’s “Active” issue, we found that traditional group fitness classes have been replaced by carefully designed ecosystems pulsing with energy, connection and positive reinforcement.   From TRX classes and Orangetheory Fitness to Ballet Physique and YogaPod, the group dynamic reigns supreme.  Just get yourself there, and fall in to the groove. If getting to your workout is your big challenge, here’s a tip: the most consistent exercisers, according to a recent study in the journal Health Psychology, are those who are triggered by a daily cue. Something as habitual and mundane as hearing your morning alarm clock can get you to the gym and through your

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workout before you even have time to think about it. Whatever your workout of choice, we hope you find inspiration in these pages, from

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trainer confessions by top local trainers and instructors, to a solid 15-minute workout your can do at home, provided by top international CrossFit competitor Julie Sneed. Wishing you a Happy New Year and a 2018 that’s merry and bright!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JANUARY 2018

FEATURES 12 Urban Flair Berkeley Homes infuses sophistication into suburbia

16 Detox! With a hearty chicken & veggie soup

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18 Four-ward Fitness Front-and-center workouts for 2018

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Open House

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Food & Wine

26 DIY 28 Culinary Creations 30 Page Turners 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


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Second Annual Parker Sip-N-Shop The Parker Chamber of Commerce hosted its second annual Sip-n-Shop November 9 at Parker’s PACE Center. With over 30 vendors at the fabulous indoor/outdoor market, a full bar, heaters and hot chocolate & cider, people enjoyed a festive experience while shopping local for the holidays.

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Chamber Night in Lone Tree On November 15 the Lone Tree Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Chamber Night at Park Meadows Retail Resort. Attendees got into the holiday spirit enjoying the decorations and mingling among the businesses that were ready for the season. 8

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TELLURIDE SKI RESORT NABS CONDÉ NAST TRAVELERS’ TOP SPOT FOR THE FIFTH TIME For the fifth time in six years, Telluride has been named the #1 ski resort in North America in Condé Nast Traveler's annual reader survey.

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OPEN HOUSE

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WARD-WINNING DESIGN, FUNCTIONALITY AND AN URBAN VIBE UNITE AT BELLWETHER PLACE IN RIDGEGATE OF LONE TREE. Built through a partnership between Berkeley Homes and Harvard Communities, and designed by Godden|Sudik Architects and Trio Environments interior design, the 18-home community recently won three MAME awards and two silver National awards, including one for design. 

Offering three floor plans ranging from 2,900 to 3,300 square feet in

the $800,000+ price range, the homes were designed to appeal to a vari-

ety of buyers, says Principal Scott Sudik of Godden|Sudik. “We wanted the homes to have an urban edge while still maintaining a residential feel.” Goal achieved. Luxurious yet livable, the majority of homes feature mountain views, and all are within walking distance of shops and restaurants so owners experience the ease of urban living while still enjoying suburban perks like a detached home with a backyard. What you’ll notice first is how bright, open and airy the homes are, thanks to multiple windows (floor-to-ceiling in some rooms) and high ceilings. “We tried to push the popular open floor plan concept even further with as many windows as possible, decks on each floor to maximize outdoor living, and ceiling heights that average 12 to 18 feet,” Sudik says. Those features help give the homes their lofty appeal. “We also added an exposed steel beam in the living space to add to the industrial feel,” says Alex Jewett, Principal with Godden|Sudik. The homes are tall—three stories—but all come with options for elevators and many of the staircases are broken up into smaller segments of about six stairs. “We didn’t want the stairs to feel overwhelming,” says Jewett. The views, the location, the design—it all comes together in Bellwether Place, reminding you of why Colorado is home.

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DETOX!

WITH A HEARTY CHICKEN & VEGGIE SOUP

DID YOU OVERDO IT A LITTLE OVER THE HOLIDAYS? Enjoy this cleansing, detoxifying soup full of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant  and gut-healing ingredients including  turmeric, ginger, garlic,

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cabbage, apple cider vinegar and broth.  This recipe is an amalgamation of several favorite recipes I’ve collected over the years. Feel free to substitute your favorite veggies to make it your own. This soup is also perfect when you start to feel the sniffles coming on. May it bring you health and happiness!

-Kara

PREP TIME: 20 Minutes

GINGER

COOK TIME: 25 Minutes INGREDIENTS: ++ 6 cups organic chicken or vegetable broth ++ 1/2 of an organic red onion, diced ++ 4 cloves of garlic, minced ++ 1 organic leek, white and green parts removed, sliced thin ++ 3 stalks of organic celery, sliced thin  ++ 3 organic carrots, peeled and sliced thin (I used a mandolin)

RED ONION

++ 1 head of organic broccoli florets, trimmed to bite sized pieces ++ 1 cup of organic grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half ++ 1 TBSP fresh ginger, peeled and grated ++ 1 tsp powdered tumeric ++ 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper ++ 1/4 tsp fresh ground Black Pepper ++ 1/4 tsp Sea Salt ++ 1 TBSP of apple cider vinegar  ++ 1/4 cup organic purple cabbage, diced ++ 1/4 cup organic parsley ++ 2 organic chicken breasts, pre-cooked and diced into bite sized pieces  INSTRUCTIONS

GARLIC

1) Heat 1/2 cup of the chicken or vegetable broth in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the  red onion and garlic to the broth and sauté for 2 minutes.  2) Add the leeks, celery, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes and ginger to the pot and sauté for 3 minutes.  3) Add the remaining 5 1/2 cups of broth, turmeric, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper and apple cider vinegar. Bring to a boil, then immediately reducd heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.  4) Add the purple cabbage, parsley and pre-cooked chicken and simmer for two more minutes. Serve and enjoy.  16

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FOUR-WARD FITNESS GETTING AND STAYING IN SHAPE LOOKS DIFFERENT TODAY THAN IT DID JUST A DECADE AGO. Specialized clubs bring people together in  community, keeping them  engaged and moving. We’ve homed in on four fitness regimens that can boast a growing following. From barre fitness to finding the calorie-burn zone, these trends should keep you moving in 2018.

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“The goal is to achieve after-burn.”

ORANGETHEORY FITNESS ORANGETHEORY FITNESS The popularity of Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) can be attributed to the exhilaration of “getting into the zone” just as much as to the fun and energy of group exercise. “It’s science based,” says OTF Head Coach Lise Howard. Based on a five-zone, heart rate-based training, the goal is to try and get 12 or more minutes in zones 4 and 5 (the orange and red zones) to achieve optimum Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) or after-burn. “Members burn about 15-20% more calories per workout for up to 36 hours post-workout,” says Howard. Enter the group dynamic that makes it so much fun. “Members get the energy of the group environment but with the attention of an experienced personal trainer” for a healthy, positive, all-inclusive environment, Howard says. “It keeps you coming back for more—and this gets results.”   OrangetheoryFitness.com Orangetheory Highlands Ranch  9559 S University Blvd 303.683.3312 Orangetheory West Highlands Ranch 1493 Park Central Dr, Suite 300 720.996.0461 20

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“You get a much more effective workout than with machine-based training.”

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Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibilrequires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer, a highly portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight. “Success with TRX can come from multiple avenues,” says Danni Marie, TRX Instructor at the Westridge Recreation Center in Highlands Ranch. “Minimal lower-body impact and continous core engagement,

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body

weight to determine resistance and core engagement, are integral parts of a fitness regimen.” Plus it’s portable: the TRX Suspension Trainer can be easily packed into a suitcase for workouts on the road. To test the many benefits touted by the TRX community, the American Council on Exercise commissioned a study of the long-term benefits of TRX . Their findings? By taking a 60-minuteTRX class three times a week for eight weeks, participants: ++ burned about 400 calories per session ++ had significant decreases in waist circumference, body fat percentage and resting blood pressure ++ greatly improved muscle strength and endurance, most significantly in leg press, bench press, curl-up and push-up tests “TRX is a super-intense workout that can be adapted for anyone, from beginner to expert,” says Marie. HRCAOnline.org   Highlands Ranch Rec Center Westridge 9650 Foothills Canyon Blvd 303.791.2500

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FOUR-WARD FITNESS

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“Many clients feel their ‘happy place’ is at Ballet Physique.”

THE BALLET PHYSIQUE “There is such a strong connection to dance in The Ballet Physique program,” says Ballet Physique founder and owner Kristen Zurek. “At the same time, it’s accessible to everybody—I’ve been doing it several times a week for 10 years—and now, after having a baby, I’m still seeing results!” Many clients become members because it’s low-impact and easily modifiable. “It helps rehabilitate injuries and can prevent injuries,” Zurek says. The studio hires professionally trained dancers who are also certified fitness instructors. “They understand the human body—the way muscles work and respond to training. They’re equipped to give you results-driven workouts that are also very safe.”  All classes are 60 minutes, with the exception of the more aerobic Physique Rev, which is 45 minutes. Clients are encouraged to attend three-to-five times a week.  Regulars at Ballet Physique attest to the essential strength for living they gain from the focused, core-strengthening regimen. “I just spoke with a client who told me she has a better sense of vitality—that she’s stronger than she was 20 years ago. “Many clients feel their ‘happy place’ is at Ballet Physique. It becomes a second home for them, which makes it easier for them to

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commit to their workouts.” TheBalletPhysique.com The Ballet Physique Downtown Littleton 2539 West Main Street 303.955.1698 The Ballet Physique Lone Tree 7600 Park Meadows Drive 303.955.7165


“You are instantly welcome— everybody seems to eventually know each other,”

YOGA YOGA POD The Yoga Pod Southglenn studio is part of a national franchise that has mushroomed due to its combination of expert instruc-

POD We’ve been incorporating some other activities in addition to yoga that people like, such as the opportunity to do a barre class, or a fit class that tones and sculpts,” she says.

tors, finely-tuned formatting and, most importantly, a personal

Emily’s enthusiasm for yoga spills out from her own experience.

touch. “You are instantly welcome—everybody seems to even-

“When my husband and I started having kids, we went together

tually know each other,” says Emily Maxfield, who co-owns the

once a week. It was a time for peace and reflection for us,” she says.

studio with her husband, TJ.

“After a serious car accident in 2013, I was stiff and needed physical

“Teachers make sure they know of any injuries or restrictions, and

therapy. Yoga, over time, has helped me to get back mobility—I can

they ask if there’s anything you need to work on today,” she says. “They

chase around my two-year-old!”

will also adjust form and make the corrections if you need them.”

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JULIE SNEED, CROSSFIT CASTLE ROCK NO TIME TO MAKE IT TO THE GYM? That’s no excuse for skipping your workout! Julie Sneed, Crossfit Castle Rock Trainer and top international Crossfit competitor, shows us an intense 15-minute CrossFit workout so you can kick your own behind, even when

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you’re housebound. Use your own body weight, or grab items around the house for added intensity—cans of beans for hand weights, and a stair or a bench as a riser. THE MOVES 1. THRUSTERS Use  just your own body weight, or grab a barbell, dumbbells or a few cans from the pantry.  Each repetition begins with a full squat and ends with arms, legs and hips fully locked out.  2. BOX JUMPS Find a solid surface anywhere between 1020 inches tall, or even a stair case. Repetition can be done by:  (1) stepping up and down on the surface; or (2) performing a two-footed jump, either stepping or jumping down. If stepping up, be sure to  alternate which leg leads the movement. 3. PUSHUPS Repetitions can be done in a full plank position, from the knees, or even at an angle against the kitchen counter. The chest touches the ground on each movement and arms lock out at the top. WORKOUT FLOW: 3 Thrusters, 3 Box Jumps, 3 Pushups, 6 Thrusters, 6 Box Jumps, 6 pushups, 9 Thrusters... Continue with  AMRAP (as many reps as possible) in the 15-minute period, e.g., 3-6-

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CULINARY CREATIONS

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HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR DIET WITH REGISTERED DIETITIAN AND LOSE IT! ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER KRISTIN KIRKPATRICK

In the plant world, color and hue rule in terms of disease-fighting capability. Each color represents different benefits and the deeper the color, the more benefit there is.

Red

For example, red foods, like tomatoes, have lycopene which may play a role in helping to re-

Purple

Purple plants, like blueberries and eggplants, have anthocyanins, which have been found to

Green

Green plants provide multiple benefits that improve health; two of my favorites—broccoli and

duce the risk of prostate cancer. + Tomatoes, strawberries, watermelon, raspberries

help benefit the brain. + Eggplant, blueberries, plums, beets

kale—have high amounts of lutein and folate which can help enhance eye, brain and heart health. + Broccoli, spinach, kale, green tea, avocado, celery, snap peas

Orange

Some orange foods, like sweet potatoes and carrots, are packed with vitamin A, and other orange foods, like oranges and nectarines, are loaded with vitamin C. + Oranges, carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, orange peppers, peaches The point is, variety is key, and keeping a colorful plate will always serve you better than focusing on one simple color.

Track your fruit and vegetable consumption with Lose It!—a personal, app-based weight loss program used by millions of people around the world. Founded in 2008, 72 percent of Lose It!’s users have achieved clinically significant weight loss according to a 2016 study with the National Institute of Health. Free and paid versions are available in Apple’s app store and Google Play store in the “Health and Fitness” category.

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“EACH COLOR REPRESENTS DIFFERENT BENEFITS AND THE DEEPER THE COLOR, THE MORE BENEFIT THERE IS.” Kristin Kirkpatrick, registered dietitian, is a nationally recognized nutrition expert practicing in Cleveland. She has more than 15 years of experience in the health management area. Kristin is also an award-winning dietitian, an author and an advisory board member for The Dr. Oz Show. She has also appeared on both NBC Nightly News and CNN Health. Kristin holds a masters in health promotion management from American University in Washington, D.C., and a bachelor’s in political science from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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PAGE TURNERS

WELL-READ ARTICLE CHERYL BAKER | PHOTOGRAPHY DEREK JOHNSON

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FITNESS BOOKS THAT TAKE YOU OFF THE BEATEN PATH


THESE UNCONVENTIONAL BOOKS ARE NOT ONLY FUN TO

++ TRAILHEAD: THE DIRT ON ALL

EXPLORE ON THEIR OWN, BUT ALSO WORK WELL IN TANDEM.

THINGS TRAIL RUNNING

Yoga complements nearly any activity, contemplative hiking can take

BY LISA JHUNG 

your outdoor experience to a higher level, and expert  trail tips for the Front Range —where trail choices are abundant— can’t go wrong.

Small but mighty, this little guide from a seasoned trail runner is stuffed with great information on everything you can think of, including safety hazards, gear for all terrains and climates, sports nutrition, animals that may want to eat you, fitness  conditioning, trail  etiquette  and more. It’s pragmatic, funny and informative.  ++ CONTEMPLATIVE HIKING ALONG THE COLORADO FRONT RANGE: DISCOVERING YOUR SOUL AND RECONNECTING TO NATURE ON HIKING TRAILS FROM DENVER TO FT. COLLINS, COLORADO  BY MARGARET EMERSON This fun book blends the practicality of a hiking guide  with the practice of mindful meditation through a series of exercises that helps readers forge a deeper connection to their environment.  Emerson keeps a blog at ContemplativeHiking.com and holds a master’s in ecopsychology: the study of the relationship between humans and the natural environment, and the healing power of our connection to nature.  ++ EVERY BODY YOGA: LET GO OF FEAR, GET ON THE MAT, LOVE YOUR BODY BY JESSAMYN STANLEY We often think we have to be the "right" size before starting fitness activities, especially activities that require wearing spandex in a room full of people. Stanley tackles this self-punishing and depriving perspective in her memoir/guidebook on yoga.  A  funny, blunt and candid writer, she  digs right in  to working past self-consciousness.

Our reviewer Cheryl Baker works for Douglas

County

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She is a shameless mischief-maker who loves reading, tea and the great outdoors.  

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

J A N U A RY

1 - 31 DOWNTOWN DENVER RINK AT SKYLINE PARK

Colorado and surrounding states

irresistible songs, including "Under the

attend the annual Denver Interna-

Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your

tional Sportsmen's Expo (ISE). 500+

World. Tickets at ParkerArts.org.

companies pack three giant halls with outdoor, off-roading, fishing and hunting products, destinations and

Ready. Set. Skate. Skyline Park is the

experts. Local and regional experts

place for fun this holiday season. The

teach at 10 free theaters, gear try-out

SPEAKEASY SOIREE

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The Hangar at Stanley

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Enter The Hangar at Stanley and join us for the 3rd Annual Speakeasy Soi-

skating at the Skyline Rink, located at 16th & Arapahoe in Downtown Denver. Ice skating is free! You may bring your own skates or rent a pair for just $6-$8. DowntownDenver.com

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National Western Complex

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girls - rodeo's biggest superstars perform amazing feats of athleticism during each performance of this pro-

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Colorado Convention Center

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boats, more fun, and more entertainment for the whole family! January 12-14, times vary. Please visit for more information, DenverBoatShow.com

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Did we mention engaged couples can have a chance to win a Colorado

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN BRIDAL SHOW

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can win amazing raffle prizes?

reining horses, the hard-hitting compe-

At the Rocky Mountain Bridal Show,

Yep, that's right! Checkout our Face-

tition of Denver Professional Bull Riders

we know you aren’t just planning a

book page or website to learn more

Chute-Out and the Mexican Rodeo Ex-

wedding, you’re designing an event of

on how to enter!

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a lifetime. You spend countless hours

This bridal show supports two non-

for everyone. Showtimes vary, please

every week flipping through bridal

profits, James Resource Network and

visit NationalWestern.com

magazines and clicking through wed-

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The PACE Center

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Based on one of Hans Christian An-

the raffles onsite for amazing prizes.

os, and group dances for the first time

dersen's most beloved stories and the

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of the 2017-2018 competition season!

classic animated film, Disney's  The

Free photos for the engaged (bridal par-

Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beauti-

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by eight-time Academy Award winner,

raphers, planners, florists, spas, makeup

Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ash-

artists, invitation companies, and more

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TRAINER CONFESSIONS IF WE ONLY KNEW... EVER WISH YOU KNEW WHAT YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER KNOWS? Here’s the inside skinny on some of the best tips and confessions from three top trainers.

“It’s normal to gain weight when you first start working out. When I first started training hard, I gained weight and it freaked me out. But the truth was, I was getting more fit, not fat!” Abbey Roesner Personal Trainer and Barre Instructor, Lone Tree  34

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“I wish I could convince people mentally to trust the process because the process works. Too many people give up because they’re not seeing quick enough results. If it were easy, everybody would be doing it!” TJ Terry Personal Trainer, Lone Tree 

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