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Thursday, April 29,2010

Best of Boulder 2010: Fitness & Health

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE
Charley Cropley, ND
2861 Fifth St., 303-442-6161
Runner-up: Rolf Institute Honorable Mention: Chautauqua Health

Caution: side effects may include dizziness, nausea, swelling, shrinking, sweating, chills, sudden hair loss and sudden hair growth. While most of us wouldn’t be here if not for modern medicine (thank you, penicillin), it seems nowadays that the cure is often as bad as the illness. For those who want to get away from lab-based living, naturopathic physician Charley Cropley offers health solutions that don’t come in a bottle. A practicing NP, teacher and author in the Boulder/Denver area for the past 27 years, Dr. Cropley focuses on four main skills: nutrition, exercise, thinking and relating with others. Knowing what to eat — and why — is one of the most fundamental aspects of good health. Dr. Cropley offers personal consultation, as well as classes and workshops for people struggling with health and weight problems. With his help, you can spend more time at the farmers’ market than the pharmacy. Here in Boulder we also have the Rolf Institute, the headquarters of the Rolf Structural Integration method of bodyworks, focusing on getting the body’s connective tissue to function smoothly, as nature intended. Doctors and physicians at Chautauqua Health offers patients a choice of treatments, including acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine.

CHIROPRACTOR
The Joint 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Ste. C2, 303-440-8019
Runner-up: Swan Lake Chiropractic Health

Got a joint? Of course you do — more than 300 of them. Don’t worry though, you’re not in danger of being nabbed for possession. We’re talking about the joints in your body, and more specifically the ones in your spine. While they don’t rotate and swing like the joints in your shoulders or hips, the connections between vertebrae are an integral part of how well you can move. Without them we’d be as flexible as a piece of rebar. With them, we can get ourselves loose and flexible for busting a move on the dance floor. When there’s a problem with those joints, however, we’re not dancing or doing much of anything else. Luckily the chiropractors at The Joint can get them straightened out with a simple walk-in adjustment and keep them on an even keel with regular monthly visits. The two Dr. Davids at Swan Lake Chiropractic Health have been popping our parts back in place since 1979.

DANCE STUDIO
Alchemy of Movement
2436 30th St., 303-449-4410
Boulder Ballet
2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-443-0028
Runner-up: Streetside Studios Honorable Mention: Kake’s Studio

We like to move in Boulder: running along trails, scaling walls of rock, cycling down the road. And while watching people do these things is wicked fun, doing them ourselves is often more fun. If you want to get into some movement that’s not only a blast but will draw an appreciate audience, then dance is the activity for you. True to its name, classes at Alchemy of Movement blends a variety of movement from hoop dance to yoga into a magical mixture of fun and invigorating exercise. Their classes include Kundlalini and SoulSweat, a high-energy eclectic dance experience. Owner and instructor Lucy Wallace recently purchased the studio after first taking — and falling in love with — the creative movement classes in 2004. If you’re more a Baryshnikov type, then you’ll definitely want to belly up to the barre at Boulder Ballet, which tied for Best Dance Studio with Alchemy of Movement and has been providing quality ballet training for all ages. They don’t just focus on technical achievement (though they’ve certainly got plenty of that) but on creative and artistic expression. Streetside Studios focuses on hip-hop dance, but also offers an array of traditional and modern forms of dance at drop-in classes or monthly meetings. If you’re not sure which style of dance you’re into, you can sample everything from flamenco and tango to salsa and belly dance at Kake’s Studio on Pearl Street.

DAY SPA
Essentiels Spa
2660 Canyon Blvd., 303-440-0711
Runner-up: St. Julien Hotel & Spa
Honorable Mention: Sensorielle, Ten 20

Good health isn’t just about exercise and nutrition. It’s also about stress relief and taking care of yourself. And sometimes that means pampering yourself. Fortunately, some of the best spas in all of Colorado can be found right here in Boulder County. At Essentiels Spa you can indulge in a thoroughly relaxing massage, a luxurious mud mask or a professional waxing. If it’s been a particularly tough week, try all three. In a serene and soothing setting, Essentiels beauty experts will have you not only feeling good but looking great. You can also take some of those good feelings home with their selection of top-notch beauty and hair supplies. St. Julien Hotel & Spa offers the world-weary a sanctuary in downtown Boulder with a full menu of spa options. How about a massage with a glass of wine? Meanwhile, Sensorielle, offers natural, organic and sustainable spa treatments for the beautiful Boulderite in all of us. At Ten 20, sit back with some M&Ms and watch a few episodes of Sex in the City while you get a kickin’ pedicure and rockin’ manicure. Other services are available as well.

DENTAL
Comfort Dental
3400 Arapahoe Rd., 303-444-2129
Runner-up: North Boulder Dental Group (Dr. Bob Murphy)
Honorable Mentions: Alpine Dentistry, Stephen Koral

For the metropolitan, man-about-town Viking, nothing said fashion like leather armor, a horned helmet and a little bit of teeth filing. According to archeologists, Viking men had horizontal grooves filed into two or three of their front teeth, for reasons we can only guess at. And while we hesitate (and cringe) to call this a “beautification technique,” it’s just one more bit of proof that good looks and a great smile go hand in hand. Luckily for us, dental procedures are no longer a test of fortitude, but rather a usually painless and often quick trip to our neighborhood dentist. The folks at Comfort Dental will do their best to keep your smile healthy — without sanding off any layers of enamel to do it. Looks like you’ll have to find another way to prove your courage. Dr. Bob Murphy at North Boulder Dental Group can take care of your pearly whites, too, provided you’re not going for the Eric the Red look. Alpine Dentistry and Dr. Stephen Koral, our runners-up, know how to take care of their patients, too, especially the ones who aren’t sacking monasteries and raiding Northern Europe.

GYM
24 Hour Fitness
2900 Iris Ave., 303-209-9274
Runners-up: North Boulder Rec Center, Rallysport
Honorable Mention: YMCA

Never mind the whole chain-gym thing, 24 Hour Fitness came to occupy the space left by Albertson’s up on Iris a few years ago and quickly established itself as Boulder’s round-the-clock workout spot par excellence. And not a minute too soon, since fitness-crazed Boulder really needed a good place to throw some squats and spin some tread at 3 a.m. on a Tuesday morning. Rallysport has occupied that funny little corner at 29th and Bluff for years. Pools, classes and a terrific facility have kept it a staple on the Boulder fitness scene and high on the Best of Boulder list. Following close behind is the North Boulder Rec Center (does any town this size in America have better municipal fitness facilities?) and the YMCA.

HIKING TRAIL
Mt. Sanitas Half mile west of Fourth Street on Mapleton Avenue
Runner-up: Mesa Trail

Walking isn’t bad. After all, it gets us from one room of your house to another, lets us peruse aisle after aisle at our local grocery store and makes taking Fido out for a stroll an enjoyable experience. At the end of the day, though, it’s just walking, and walking can’t hold a candle to hiking. We’re not sure exactly what makes hiking and walking different. Location? Terrain? Shoes? But they’re as different as lentils and quinoa, and people in Boulder know it. They also know that the Mt. Sanitas trail is one of the best places to prove that walking ain’t hiking. Rated “moderate to difficult” by the Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks, hikers here rate it “fun to awesome.” And we’re sorry, mountain bikers, but this trail isn’t for you. Dogs and horses are allowed — please clean up after your animals — but no wheels here. This is a hiker’s dream, with access to other great trails, like Dakota Ridge, Eastback Ridge and Hogback Ridge. For an easy hike — but still not a walk — you can take Mesa Trail, which stretches along the foothills from Chautauqua seven miles to Eldorado Springs. But help keep our mountains beautiful by taking nothing but photos and leaving nothing but footprints.

GOLF
Haystack Mountain Golf Course & Driving Range
5877 Niwot Rd., Longmont, 303-530-1400
Runner-up: Flatirons
Honorable Mention: Indian Peaks

Golf isn’t for the birds, but with terms like eagle, condor and albatross, it sure sounds that way. Shooting at par is nice — taking just as many shots to reach the hole as the course says you should. But how about a birdie, one below par? Not bad. And if one birdie is good, three in a row must be great. So why not call it something proud and majestic, like a turkey? Shoot for two below par and you’ve gotten yourself an eagle. And while you normally wouldn’t want an albatross around your neck, on the golf course it means you’ve shot a smokin’ three under par. And if you can do the nearly impossible and shoot four under par (a hole-in-one on a 5-par hole), you get to brag to your golf buddies about your condor. But you don’t get these avian accomplishments overnight. It takes practice, patience and a good course. A 2,153-yard course set in a beautiful patch of Colorado scenery. A course like Haystack Mountain Golf Course & Driving Range in Niwot. With nine holes and a driving range, Haystack caters to golfers from all levels of skill. And those who want a little help brushing up their game can sign up in the “No Embarrassment Golf School,” run by CJ Ebel, club maker and son of the Haystack Mountain course owner. Named for one of the most distinctive landmarks in the West, Flatirons Golf Course hosts 50,000 rounds of golf each year, and Indian Peaks, named for another beautiful piece of Colorado geography, boasts 18 holes of championship golf, along with a 4-½ star rating from Golf Digest.

PILATES STUDIO
Boulder Bodyworks 4865 Riverbend Rd., Ste. 100, 303-444-2739
Runner-up: North Boulder Pilates Honorable Mention: Bolder Pilates

When Roman governor Pontius Pilate presided at the trial of Jesus in the first century, he had no idea he was making history and launching a fitness program that would last over two millennia. That’s because he didn’t. The real man behind the Pilates regimen of exercise, rehabilitation and fitness is Joseph H. Pilates, born in 1883 in Germany. As far as we know the only judgment he passed was that the soft “modern lifestyle” was to blame for poor health. After a sickly childhood of asthma, rickets and rheumatic fever, he washed his hands of his weakness and got pumped. He studied bodybuilding, yoga, Zen and gymnastics, and in the 1920s began developing his unique method of physical fitness. Nationwide there is now an estimated 11 million Pilates practitioners and 14,000 instructors. The six Certified Pilates Instructors at Boulder Bodyworks teach classes aimed at the same goals Joseph himself had in mind: body and mind fusion, strength, coordination and flexibility. And while Pilates is a great way to help prevent injuries, it’s also great for recovering. Bodyworks offers therapeutic classes for those with special requirements. North Boulder Pilates also boasts six certified instructors to help you get – and stay – fit, and Bolder Pilates is Boulder’s boldest choice for full-body conditioning.

SALON
Urban Pearl
1290 Alpine Ave., Boulder, 303-544-1537
Runner-up: Floyd’s Barbershop Honorable Mention: The Parlour

We all want a good haircut. For some, it’s a kind of Holy Grail. We’ve tried everything from the quick, under-$20 cuts at walk-in places to the overpriced, months-in-advance appointments at salons taking themselves way too seriously. Now, the end of our quest is in sight. When you want an upscale cut in a salon where everybody knows your name, you want to make an appointment at Urban Pearl, now at their new location in Ideal Market. Urban Pearl is the go-to salon for modern and alternative styles in a relaxed and hip atmosphere, without any of that “bougie” snootiness you have to stomach at some other upscale salons. And according to owner Masyn Moyer, the five stylists fit in perfectly with the salon’s environment — eclectic and modern. While you’re there updating your coiffure, as some patronizing hairdresser in France might put it, you can get a massage from their in-house masseuse or a professional waxing to take care of the hair you can’t style. For a quick in-andout cut for guys or a to-the-point style for the ladies, check out Floyd’s Barbershop on the corner of 28th and Pearl. The Parlour’s friendly and open atmosphere houses 22 talented stylists, so you can be sure to get the look you’re after.

SKI RESORT

Vail Resort
970-476-5601, www.vail.com
Runner-up: Eldora
Honorable Mentions: Winter Park/Mary Jane, Copper Mountain

Vail Resort is not only consistently ranked as the best ski resort in Colorado, but in the nation. So it doesn’t come as much of surprise that it’s the favorite resort for Boulderites, as well. With more than 5,289 acres of mountain, consistent fresh powder every season and a variety of terrain parks that also includes a halfpipe and a superpipe, Vail Resort is a haven for both skiers and shredders. And when you are finally ready to get off the mountain, there are dozens of different places to get your grub on and kick your feet up. Whether you just want some coffee and pastries next to a fireplace or if you want to go all out and enjoy some fine dining or something in between, you’ll be able to find a spot on the resort. Since it’s the closest ski resort to Boulder County — just three miles west of Nederland — Eldora is the perfect place to shred the gnar and be home in time for dinner. The best part? You won’t find yourself sitting on I-70. What more could you ask for? Both Winter Park/Mary Jane and Copper Mountain, our honorable mentions this year, are also popular with county residents. Hey, this is Colorado, right? We’ve got no shortage of places to slide.

SKIN CARE
Avanti Skin Center
2595 Canyon Blvd. #360, 303-440-7546
Runner-up: Sensorielle Spa

Do you know what the largest organ in the human body is? If you read the title of this category, then you probably guessed that it’s skin. The average adult carries around eight pounds of it, even though we lose about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells each minute. Spread out flat, it would cover about 22 square feet. To stay healthy, you’ll want to take care of it. Let Avanti Skin Center help you make the most of your epidermis — and all the layers beneath. It’s an unfortunate fact that Colorado, while being a great place to live, isn’t easy on our skin. Dry air, windy weather and year-round sun all take their toll on our poor hides. Fortunately, Avanti is here to help. With an array of laser therapies, skin resurfacing and tightening procedures and corrective facials, specialists can help treat a variety of skin conditions. Sunspots and wrinkles and dry skin don’t have to be a part of the Rocky Mountain lifestyle anymore. At Sensorielle, you can indulge in luxurious, organic facials and throw in some extras while you’re there, like a luxurious foot massage or professional waxing.

INDOOR CLIMBING
Boulder Rock Club 2829 Mapleton Ave., 303-447-2804
Runner-up: The Spot Bouldering Gym

Boulder is one of the rock climbing centers of the universe. From Redgarden Wall in Eldorado Canyon State Park to the Maiden and the Matron to the Flatirons themselves, Boulder is gifted with vertical. But what happens when it snows or when eagles decide to build a nest on The Third or when the sun goes down? Sometimes the best rock face can be found indoors. When Boulder climbers look for indoor vertical, they head to the Boulder Rock Club. With more than 10,000 square feet of indoor climbing and bouldering space, Boulder Rock Club offers new routes to redpoint on a regular basis, as well as a myriad of classes from beginner to expert. BRC is one of the nation’s first indoor climbing gyms and one of the world’s best, offering a huge selection of membership options and plenty of opportunities for the novice to get involved, too.

The Spot Bouldering Gym is the ideal hangout for those who love to boulder with freestanding boulders up to 18 feet high, as well as a roped climbing wall, gym equipment and guide and instructional services.

LASIK SURGERY
Boulder Eyes/ Dr. Craig Beyer
1810 30th St., 303-554-5855
Runner-up: Insight Lasik
Honorable Mention: Boulder Eye Surgeons

James Bond never had to stop and take out his contacts before diving into sharkinfested waters to save his latest squeeze, and he never had to worry about his glasses fogging up as he floors it through the streets of Rio. He’s way too cool for that. If you want to be as cool as 007, then your first step should be ditching those geeky glasses and inconvenient contacts. (We’d also like to suggest an Aston Martin DB5 and a license to kill, but that’s your prerogative). Boulder Eyes with Dr. Craig Beyer can have you jumping out of helicopters and rappelling down buildings faster than you can say “Shaken, not stirred.” Well, maybe not. But they can give you some of the best eye care in the county, including Lasik vision correction. The surgeons at Boulder Eyes are some of the most experienced in the field, and patients come from all over the country to see them. Heck, even Kevin Costner came all the way to Boulder to have Dr. Beyer perform his Lasik surgery. And It’s not often you get to have surgery and feel like you’re part of history, at least in a good way. Dr. Craig Beyer was on the original surgical team that performed the world’s first laser vision correction procedure on a human. Now you too can have this living legend work on your very own peepers.

InSight Lasik in Boulder treats near- and farsightedness, as well as astigmatism and Presbyopia (the condition of not being able to focus up close as you get older, not the condition of everything looking vaugely Presbyterian). Boulder Eye Surgeons treat all kinds of eye disease and dysfunctions and have performed thousands of successful Lasik operations.

MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO
Easton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
1750 30th St., 303-938-1275
Runner-up: Boulder Quest Center
Honorable Mentions: Tran’s Martial Arts, International Martial Arts

Easton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers one of the hottest forms of martial arts being practiced today, making it a local favorite. Straight from Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a grappling-based sport that evolved from Japanese judo. Owner, operator and instructor Amal Easton earned his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt after studying at the famous Gracie Barra Academy in Brazil, and instructors at EBJJ also teach Thai boxing and mixed martial arts for kids and adults. So if you want to learn discipline, or if you just want to get in shape and expand your horizons, give Easton a call. Boulder Quest Center specializes in To-Shin Do martial arts training, but they also offer meditation, fitness and children’s classes as well. Tran’s Martial Arts, focusing on Muay Thai kickboxing, and International Martial Arts, practicing Shotokan karate, round out the list of best places to break a sweat — and perhaps a few boards.

MASSAGE
Massage Specialists
1640 Broadway St., 303-938-0388
Runner-up: Boulder College of Massage
Honorable Mention: St. Julien Hotel & Spa

A stiff neck from sitting at a computer all day. A sore back from moving furniture. Achy muscles from a fall off your mountain bike. There are many reasons for needing a good massage and Massage Specialists is prepared to address them all. With services ranging from everyone’s favorite Swedish massage to the more scientific manual lymphatic drainage, Massage Specialists will make you feel better and help you improve your health. Assessment, treatment and re-education services help you fix and avoid future kinks and twinges and cut down on chronic pain. And listen up CU Buffs! When homework, exams and parttime jobs have you tied up in knots, stop by for their student specials. For a great deal on massages from student masseurs, Boulder College of Massage simply cannot be beat, provided you can plan ahead and book early. At St. Julien Hotel & Spa, a great massage is only one part of their plan to pamper you.


MEDICAL FACILITY
Boulder Community Hospital 1100 Balsam Ave., 303-440-2273
Runner-up: Foothills Community Hospital Honorable Mention: Boulder Medical Center

If we were all robots we wouldn’t have to worry about getting sick. An occasional tune-up, a quart of oil now and then, and we’d be good to go. And if we were robots, we wouldn’t care if the service droid handling our routine maintenance was friendly or cold, pleasant or rude. Obviously we’re not robots. We need more than a dose of 10W-40 to keep us going and we like to know that the doctors looking after us are human too, not coolly efficient medi-bots who see us as nothing more than a collection of moving parts. That’s why we go to Boulder Community Hospital, not just to get the latest in cardiac care or to take advantage of the most progressive maternity unit in the area, but to talk to doctors and nurses who know our names, care about our well-being and work hard to keep us truly healthy, not just functional. There’s more to life, after all, than just keeping the gears turning.

Foothills Community Hospital and Boulder Medical Center also offer top-ofthe-line care and treatment for all of us who’d rather be treated like a one-of-a-kind person than just another standard-issue bipedal machine.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA REFERRAL SERVICE
The Farmacy 845 Walnut St., 303-459-4676
Runner-up: GrassRoots Medical Clinic

Americans generally don’t like being told what to do. After all, that’s why we told the British to hit the road back in 1776. So when the doctor tells us that the only solution to our chronic pain and other health problems is to pop pharmaceuticals full of chemicals we can’t pronounce, some of us simply refuse. That’s what the referral service at The Farmacy understands, and that’s why they’re at the head of a (peaceful) medical revolution. They don’t just tell patients what to do and what to take; they listen to what patients need. Looks like they could teach the Brits a thing or two about diplomacy. Then maybe we’d all be drinking afternoon tea driving on the left side of the road. GrassRoots Medical is another on the front line of this medical revolution, a referral service that believes in the motto, “No medication without consultation.”

MEDICAL MARIJUANA WELLNESS
High Grade Alternatives Dispensary
3370 Arapahoe Ave., 303-449-1905
Runners-up: The Farmacy, Boulder Kind Care

Most of our everyday medicine comes in a pill. Maybe you can get it as a liquid, more rarely as a shot, but that’s pretty much it. If you can’t choke down capsules, hate the taste of liquid medicine or have a healthy fear of needles, then you’re going to have a hard time getting better. At medical marijuana dispensaries like High Grade Alternatives, however, your choices aren’t nearly so limited. That’s because marijuana is one of the most versatile medicines on the market. So if you’d rather take your medicine in the form of a cookie, brownie or lollipop, swing by this hotspot. High Grade Alternatives boasts not only 30 or more strains of premium medical marijuana, but the knowledgeable staff to be able to tell you which strains will work best for your health problems.

The Farmacy’s posh storefront and relaxing atmosphere provide the perfect complement to their service and selection, and Boulder Kind Care offers one of the widest selections of medical marijuana products: ice cream, pastries, cooking oils, salves and more, as well as the traditional smokeable variety.

MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL
Boulder Creek Path
Boulder Canyon to 55th Street along Boulder Creek
Runner-up: Walker Ranch Honorable Mention: Hall Ranch

Chances are you came to Boulder for the lifestyle: outdoorsy, healthy and active.

And if you were lucky enough to grow up here, that sort of lifestyle isn’t second nature to you, it’s your only nature. Mountain biking is just one of the dozens of outdoor sports — along with skiing, hiking and rock climbing — that has made Colorado a haven for athletes, enthusiasts and weekend warriors from all walks of life. Originally a way to enjoy ski slopes during the summer, mountain biking goes where other cycle sports fear to tread. The bikes range from slightly modified street bikes to full-on terrainbusting machines. With enough suspension to put a Land Rover to shame, mountain bikes aren’t designed to give you a cushy ride down a garden path. They’re meant to help you blast down rock-strewn trails. A rough ride isn’t just the norm in mountain biking, it’s the whole point: jarring, jamming and fun. And while the Boulder Creek Path doesn’t fit this description, at 5.5 miles long it’s scenic enough and long enough to get you warmed up for the singletrack to be found at higher elevations. It’s also a great start for the littlest road warriors to earn their cycling chops.

Winding through mountain scenery, the 7.5 miles of the Walker Ranch Loop offers a much rockier ride, and Hall Ranch just west of Lyons offers a mix of hardcore technical stretches and easy riding trails.

VETERINARIAN
Humane Society of Boulder Valley
2323 55th. St., 303-442-4030, ext. 680
Runner-up: Alpine Hospital for Animals
Honorable Mentions: Boulder Veterinary Hospital, Gunbarrel Veterinary Clinic

Americans own roughly 93.6 million cats, and 22 percent of those were adopted from animal shelters. That’s about 20 million kitties passing through shelter doors into loving homes. As for dogs, we own about 77.5 million, and more than 14 million of those came from shelters. That’s a lot of spaying, neutering and vaccinating going on. With so many furry companions to care for, it makes sense that shelters like The Humane Society of Boulder County would keep some pretty awesome vets on call, not only for their feline patients, but for dogs, rabbits, ferrets and other small animals. The shelter has five veterinarians offering basic services like spay and neuter surgeries, as well as more specialized services like dermatology and orthopedic help. Because Boulder residents often embrace a more holistic approach to medicine, the shelter even has a certified veterinary acupuncturist. Proceeds from the clinic go to support the Humane Society’s work. Assistance is available for low-income households.

With a 47-year history of helping animal companions in Boulder, Alpine Hospital for Animals also know a thing or two about caring for our furbabies, too. The Boulder Veterinary Hospital, established in 1941, offers just about any service your dog or cat might need, and Gunbarrel Veterinary Clinic handles anything from the routine check-up to the extreme emergency.

YOGA STUDIO
CorePower Yoga 645 27th Way, 303-497-9642 3280 28th St., 303-440-3930
Runner-up: öm time Honorable Mention: Yoga Pod

If you’ve lived in Boulder County for more than a year and can’t tell an asana from a begonia, then you’re not really taking advantage of all your home has to offer. We live in what is arguably the American mecca of yoga, so there’s no reason for you not to get out there and take over that mat! Show it who’s boss! Kill! OK, maybe that’s not the right attitude for approaching yoga, but at CorePower Yoga, instructors do try and create an invigorating environment. After all, not all yoga is about slow breathing and relaxation. You don’t sign up for a class called Yoga Sculpt expecting to just sit on your tush. For an even more dynamic experience, you can try their yoga-pilates fusion for building strength and endurance. Or try their Hot Yoga, taught in studios heated to 105 degrees, to strengthen your body and heal old injuries. At öm time you can sign up for classes, pick up yoga supplies or just stop by for a cup of tea and some inspiration. Yoga Pod offers classes for all levels, from those who can get both legs behind their head without even trying, to those who can just barely touch their toes on a good day.

TANNING
Veranda Sun
1670 30th St., 303-447-8844
Runner-up: Tans To Go

With Colorado’s unpredictable weather there is no guarantee whether the sunshine you see when you get up in the morning will be there for you when you go outside to tan in the afternoon. But if you can’t soak in the sun outside, head on over to Veranda Sun to tan under the lamps at Boulder’s best tanning salon. The recently remodeled salon is the only one in Boulder that offers 18 tanning beds with seven different levels of tanning. Their goal is to help make people look good and feel great, through the various services, specials and packages they offer from sunless Mystic tanning to teeth whitening and Solajet massage. They bring back customers because of high-quality service and topnotch cleanliness. With customers as their number one priority since opening in 1986, Tans To Go is a great option to give you that sun-kissed look with a variety of beds and specials for affordable tanning. First-timers can go to the website and print a coupon for one free tanning session.
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I would really like to see best Physical Therapy Clinic as a category.  Why is it not on here?  The Physical Therapist is an integral professional in the health and fitness of our community and there is NO shortage of clinics to compete for this distinction.

Looking forward to your reply

 

R
Yeah me too. It is unbelievable that you have 2 medical marijuana categories but no Physical Therapy. This is a shameful oversight. We are an active city and many of us get hurt and need help. WHY NO PT LISTINGS!?!?!?!

 

 
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