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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team explored top fitness trends for this month’s “Active” issue, we found that traditional group fitness classes have been replaced by carefully designed ecosystems pulsing with energy, connection and positive reinforcement.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 Burn Boot Camp and  Pure  Barre  to  Koko Fit Club and  Farrell’s Extreme Body Shaping, the group dynamic reigns supreme.   Just get yourself there, and fall in to the groove. And 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 workout before you even have time to think about it.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JANUARY 2018

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

24 Detox! With a hearty chicken & veggie soup

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28 Precious Pieces A home lovingly built around Denver’s rich history

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

12 DIY 14

Page Turners

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Culinary Creations

24 Food & Wine 28 Open House 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


GOOD TIMES

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.

Parker Turkey Day 5K More than 2,000 runners and walkers participated in the Parker Rec Center's Turkey Day 5K on Thanksgiving morning. Many dressed up in holiday garb, adding to the festive spirit.

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AROUND TOWN features music by composers who passed away at too early an age, including  Mozart, Gershwin, and Bizet. “Piano Concerto in A Minor” by Edvard Grieg.

THE GROVE ON MAINSTREET PROPOSES MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT TO PROVIDE A WARM AND WELCOMING SENSE OF PLACE IN PARKER

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. Rising above the rest once again, Telluride remained on the summit of the annual ranking for its jaw-dropping surroundings, world-class skiing,

Mainstreet

second to none. With 148 trails, 19 lifts and a one-of-

announce The Grove on Mainstreet, a proposed

a-kind free pedestrian gondola, the acclaimed resort

mixed-use development to  be located  in  the area

is once again recognized for its unmatched scenery,

known as the West End of Mainstreet in Parker. The

peaceful atmosphere, unique experiences and, nota-

project is planned to feature curated  retailers and

bly, the authentic community of Telluride.

restaurants on a spacious public plaza, accompa-

Telluride’s signature dining choices are world-renowned, with acclaimed chefs and wine sommeliers at

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nied by a 51-room upscale boutique hotel situated over specialty restaurants and shops.

the helm. Particular standouts are the exquisite trifecta

The Grove will be a  downtown  westside

of Allred's, Bon Vivant and Alpino Vino—the highest

anchor creating  a pedestrian-friendly  environment

elevation fine-dining restaurant in North America at

that supports the mix of retail and restaurants,

nearly 12,000 feet. The real question is whether you’ll

seasonal events and a community gathering place

have time to fully immerse in our foodie paradise.

including an inviting fire-pit area, which is envi-

Featured lodging includes: The Fairmont Heritage

sioned by the Town of Parker’s Master Plan. Public

Place, Franz Klammer Lodge, the Inn at Lost Creek,

art and streetscape (street trees, lighting and fur-

Mountain Lodge and The Peaks Resort and Spa.

nishings) will be emphasized as common threads

“We are deeply honored to earn this distinction once again from the readers of Condé Nast Traveler.

to tie together the downtown’s two distinct districts, the West End and Old Town.

The biggest praise belongs to our exceptional team

“The Grove on Mainstreet will be a positive

and the community of Telluride who work tirelessly

addition to the Parker community,” said Dennis

to provide unparalleled experiences for all of our

Houston, President and CEO of the  Parker

guests.” — Bill Jensen, CEO of Telluride Ski Resort

Chamber of Commerce. “We are  excited for the

PARKER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT “GONE TOO SOON” ON FEBRUARY 23 Parker, CO - (November 14, 2018) - The Parker Symphony Orchestra has announced it will be presenting the concert “Gone Too Soon”, which 10

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dining and lodging, and experiences that are simply

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expansion of the Entertainment District and the development of an environment that supports a welcoming and enjoyable gathering place.”


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DIY

15-Minute Workout CROSSFIT ON THE GO

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PHOTOGRAPHY FRANKIE SPONTELLI

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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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 Libraries. She is a shameless mischief-maker who loves reading, tea and the great outdoors.   January 2018 | Parker Lifestyle

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CULINARY CREATIONS

color DIET BY

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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FOUR-WARD FITNESS ACCELERATE

DIGITIZE

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

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CONNECT

keep you moving in 2018.


“They’ve tried everything else…and they want something that works.”

FARRELL’S EXTREME BODY SHAPING “We use the word results a lot,” says Farrell’s Extreme Body Shaping  owner, Chad Davis, with both enthusiasm and pride. He describes their usual client as being between 35 and 55 years old and frustrated with other “typical” approaches to fitness.  “They’ve tried everything else—every other diet, regular gym memberships, they’ve paid for personal trainers, and haven’t seen a lot of success,” Davis says. He’s seen clients—some are even former NFL players—transform their bodies and their minds while attending the 45-minute sessions six days a week.  It starts with a 10-week-challenge. “We measure results, chest, arms, weight and body composition.”  There are four components that, combined, get those results that are putting Farrell’s on the map. ++ Cardio-kick boxing. ++ Building dynamic strength and lean muscle mass. ++ A complete nutrition package. “It’s not a starvation program by any device,” Davis says. “You have to eat correctly, fuel the body correctly.” ++ Accountability though  teams and  coaches throughout the process. ParkerTwentyMile.ExtremeBodyShaping.com Farrell’s Extreme Body Shaping 11280 Twenty Mile Rd 720.376.9548 CONTINUED >

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FOUR-WARD FITNESS

(CON TI N U ED)

“It’s an intelligent exercise that is life-changing.”

PURE BARRE PURE BARRE Barre method for fitness has been working its way through the

Classes are 50 minutes and set to pulsing music to motivate cli-

ranks for several years, and with the opening of Pure Barre on Mainstreet

ents through the workout. Yes, there is a mirrored wall and yes, there

in July, Parker can boast its own studio dedicated exclusively to barre. 

is a barre--but prior dance experience has nothing to do with suc-

What attracts many women to Pure Barre is that it is low-impact and

cess. You’ll want to wear leggings (not the see-through kind, think

focuses on the areas where women often struggle: hips, thighs, abdom-

spandex) and footie socks with grips—the studio sells them in the

inal, seat and arms. It’s not about deleting fat from those areas—though

lobby if you need some.

many women see the scale drop numbers with increased activity and focus on fitness—it’s about “defying gravity by tapering everything in and lifting it up,” says owner Briget Russomanno. For clients who want a more aerobic workout, Pure Barre offers high-intensity, low-impact interval workouts called Pure Empower. 20

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“You will feel a difference after your very first class, and see results in just eight to ten classes,” Russomanno says. PureBarre.com 18901 Mainstreet  720.693.9128


“People get maximum results without the injuries.”  

KOKO FIT CLUB Devotees to Koko Fit Club swear by its personalized programming—literally. Koko, which means “individual attention” in Japanese, is on the cutting edge of the digital workout. “I’m surprised it took this long to come along

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in this age of technology,” says Koko’s manager, Becky Jones, who describes the concept as “efficient.” And it’s simple—take your flash drive and insert it into one of three workout apparatuses: ++ Treadmill ++ Elliptical ++ Smart Trainer weight-lifting machine A personal flash drive records every Koko workout the client has had. It assimilates their  current strength level, combines it with their fitness goals and creates a personalized workout each time. A screen connected to each machine directs clients through each session  and provides feedback. With cardio and the Smart Trainer combined, “you can get a full workout in 45 minutes,” Jones says.  The typical Koko client is in their late 30’s, but there are many who are retirement age and beyond. “I used to go to the gym and not know what to do. Now I don’t have to think about it—I just do it—get in, get out,” gushes Jones. KokoFitClub.com 18671 E Mainstreet 720.809.8816 CONTINUED >

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FOUR-WARD FITNESS

(CON TI N U ED)

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Burn Boot Camp, where clients cheer one another on through a rigorous workout that’s always changing.  “Strong is the new skinny,” says Carmen Ragatz, who, along with his wife, Becky, own Burn Boot Camp in Parker. The couple have taken to heart the five-pillars of the Burn Boot Camp franchise, which are: Mindset, Nutrition, HIIT (high-intensity interval training), Strength-building and Community. Nearly two years ago, Becky tried Burn Boot Camp for the first time. “She loved it and never got tired of it,” Carmen says. “She also became mentally and emotionally stronger—and we wanted to bring that to more people.” Ergo, the Ragatzes opened a Burn Boot Camp in Parker. Carmen says they see a range of clients walk in to their gym, from experienced athletes to sedentary people looking to find their verve again.

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Burn’s equipment includes heavy ropes, pull-up bars, free weights and the Terra Core, a relatively new type of stability balance trainer that’s a step-up from previous iterations of balance trainers. “Come with a desire to give your best and become better everyday,” Carmen says. “That’s our big thing, to help people become better everyday.” BurnBootCamp.com 12940 Stroh Ranch Ct, #103 303.827.8622


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FOOD & WINE ARTICLE KARA GALVIN-FISCHER | PHOTOGRAPHY RAEMI VERMIGLIO

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

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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.  24

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Kara Galvin-Fischer is a health coach, yoga teacher and cancer survivor. Find her at NoPicklesPlease.com.

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OPEN HOUSE ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY ROBIN BOND

PRECIOUS PIECES

KENTUCKY-BORN SUSAN HOOK PICON TAKES INSPIRATION FROM PIECES WITH A PAST

K

ENTUCKY NATIVE SUSAN HOOK PICON KNOWS ALL ABOUT TAKING CHANGE. The daughter of a successful automobile-dealer father and

interior-designer mother, she learned at a young age about qual-

“I literally knew where every piece of furniture was going to be placed and where every picture was going to go,” said Picon. And that started with key pieces from Denver’s rich history.

ity antiques and tasteful design. “We always had the most beautiful

“I built the house around this bar that I’d long

home in the neighborhood,” says Picon. "My mother would decorate

been in love with,” said Picon, who rescued it, along

her friends’ homes for free."

with 11 original barstools and a magnificent mahogany

So it was no surprise that Susan hired herself as general contractor when she decided to build her dream home in 1998, a year-long

back bar, from the famed Brown Palace, by way of the long-closed Stapleton International Airport.

project that had her slogging through mud and directing work crews.

Dividing the exquisite gourmet kitchen and the Great Room, the

What culminated was the 12,500-square-foot Belvedere—

“pièce de ré·sis·tance” immediately draws in the kindred spirit who

literally, ”taking advantage of a view”—that infuses Southern

like to “saddle up” to their surroundings and bond with their hosts.

charm and hospitality into the characteristic symmetry of a

While living in her lovingly built mansion is “just like heaven,”

17th-century French country mansion. Expansive, breaktaking views accented with glimpses of eagles, elk, deer, antelope, coyotes, fox and birds, were not all that inspired the home. 28

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Susan can already see in her mind’s eye the next home she’ll build. “The next one will be more rustic,” said Susan. Built around a beloved piece, to be sure.


BRIGHT IDEA Nothing says “Come, sit and talk with me” like adding barstools to your kitchen or great room. And while you’re at it, be bold with color. Use the 60-30-10 rule—60% dominant color, 30% secondary color, 10% accent color—to add a bold accent to your motif. CONTINUED > CONTINUED >

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Joss and Main | Morgan Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool

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Amazon | Dolan Designs Pinnacle 1 Light Pendant

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Baker Furniture | Lola Chaise

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Houzz | Fabian King Poster Bed

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J A N U A RY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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DOWNTOWN DENVER RINK AT SKYLINE PARK

INTERNATIONAL SPORTSMAN'S EXPO

Colorado Convention Center

"Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part

Ready. Set. Skate. Skyline Park is the place

Outdoor enthusiasts from throughout Colo-

of Your World. Tickets at ParkerArts.org.

for fun this holiday season. The Downtown

rado and surrounding states attend the an-

Denver Partnership invites you and your

nual Denver International Sportsmen's Expo

family to join us for FREE skating at the

(ISE). 500+ companies pack three giant halls

Skyline Rink, located at 16th & Arapahoe in

with outdoor, off-roading, fishing and hunting

Downtown Denver. Ice skating is free! You

products, destinations and experts. Local and

SPEAKEASY SOIREE

may bring your own skates or rent a pair for

regional experts teach at 10 free theaters, gear

The Hangar at Stanley

just $6-$8. DowntownDenver.com

try-out areas and contest venues, including a

Enter The Hangar at Stanley and join us

new Wilderness Camp. Denver.org

for the 3rd Annual Speakeasy Soiree!

16th and Arapahoe

1 - 21 NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW & RODEO

lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including

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Live music by Denver's finest gypsy jazz

13 DENVER BOAT SHOW

band, La Pompe Jazz. Musical guests include Jeremy Mohney, Sweet B and Her Moonshine Gang, and Jill Frederickson. Vintage vendors, swing dance les-

National Western Complex

Colorado Convention Center

sons, and live burlesque performances. 

Bulls and broncs, cowboys and cow-

Join us January 12-14, 2018 at the Colorado

SpeakeasySoiree.com

girls - rodeo's biggest superstars perform

Convention Center for more boats, more fun,

amazing feats of athleticism during each

and more entertainment for the whole fam-

performance of this professional rodeo.

ily! January 12-14, times vary. Please visit for

Showcasing the elegance and athleticism of

more information, DenverBoatShow.com

the world's top reining horses, the hard-hitting competition of Denver Professional Bull Riders Chute-Out and the Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza, this event has something

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21 SF FAMILY TREE: PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL Lone Tree Arts Center

Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes

for everyone. Showtimes vary, please visit

ROCKY MOUNTAIN BRIDAL SHOW

NationalWestern.com

Colorado Convention Center

indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office

At the Rocky Mountain Bridal Show, we

with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her

know you aren’t just planning a wedding,

pink from head to toe—a dream come true

you’re designing an event of a lifetime. You

for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her

spend countless hours every week flipping

hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can fig-

through bridal magazines and clicking

ure out a way to get out of this predicament.

through wedding websites in an effort to

LoneTreeArtsCenter.org

6 SERAPHIM DANCE ACADEMY PRESENTS "ANGELS TAKE FLIGHT" The Lone Tree Arts Center

create a perfect wedding ceremony and re-

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Company

ception. RockyMtnBridalShow.com

Showcase, where all company dancers will perform their solos, duets, trios, and group dances for the first time of the 2017-2018 competition season!

FROM JAN 19FEB 9

despite warnings from her parents. Her pink

27 THE UNBRIDAL EVENT The Urban Event Spaces

The UnBridal Event will be held at 221 Per-

6

DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID

ry Street in Castle Rock on January 27.  The

THE GOONIES (80'S TRIBUTE)

The PACE Center

Resource Network and Brides Across Amer-

Based on one of Hans Christian Anders-

ica. Guests, vendors, venue and volunteers

en's most beloved stories and the classic

are all helping to  bring visibility and sup-

Known as Colorado's Best 80's Cover

animated film, Disney's  The Little Mer-

port to these charities while celebrating the

Band! Come join us for some fun and

maid is a hauntingly beautiful love story

love that couples have for each other. Pur-

dancing! OpheliasDenver.com

for the ages. With music by eight-time

chase your tickets  at Eventbrite.com.

Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

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Academy Award winner, Alan Menken,

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LOCAL’S CHOICE PHOTOGRAPHY FRANKIE SPONTELLI

TRAINER CONFESSIONS IF WE ONLY KNEW... EVER WISH YOU KNEW WHAT YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER KNOWS? Here’s the 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 

“I should have gotten my degree in psychology. Personal training sessions often turn into therapy sessions for clients.” Chris Isakson Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor, Highlands Ranch


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