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Welcome to the 2019 Fitness Blog ~

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The Fitness Coordinator is on the move! I will be dropping in on classes, giving you an up close and personal look at our workouts.  New classes will be featured here on the blog page, along with exercise, nutrition and other wellness topics.  Get to know our instructors inside and out and behind the scenes AND get up to the minute information on any class cancellations or schedule changes.  

Leuck and Glassman Win Bergen Peak Half Marathon

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Nick Leuck  dominated the grueling Bergen Peak Half Marathon on Saturday, Aug. 25, running the 13.1-mile trail race to the top of Bergen Peak in 1 hour, 56 minutes and 45 seconds. Leuck finished almost seven minutes ahead of second-place finisher Andrew Fields, who ran the race in 2:03:30. Kendra Glassman  ran away from the women's field, completing the course in 2:09:49, well ahead of second-place woman Amanda Martin's 2:13:11 effort. Ninety-seven people competed in the race, which was the fourth event in the 2018 Evergreen Trail Racing Series, five races on challenging mountainous terrain in and around Evergreen put on by Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD).   Results Find  complete results here. Races Only one race remains in the 2018 Evergreen Trail Racing Series, the  Fall EverGold 10-Miler  on Oct. 6.   The Fall EverGold is an out-and-back race in Lair O' the Bear Open Space Park in Idledale that takes runners along Bear Creek and

EPRD Women's Wellness Series

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EPRD's Women's Wellness Series This fall, Evergreen Park & Rec is offering several classes to help women in the mountain community stay healthy from the inside out! Classes include: Empower Your Health: Gut Health - Uncover the connection between disease and the gut, and learn how to nurture and support it. (Class begins Aug. 28) Chronic Inflammation - Chronic Inflammation is arguably one of our biggest health risks. Learn how to cool the inflammation for optimal wellness.  (Class begins Oct. 2) All Stressed Out - Understand how stress works in the body and what action you can take to reduce your body’s stress response and build resiliency.  (Class begins Nov. 1) Classes will be held at Buchanan Park Rec Center. Learn more and register for classes here!

Healthy Living from EPRD for Aug-Sept 2018

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Healthy Living from EPRD for Aug-Sept 2018   Women's Wellness Series This fall, Evergreen Park & Rec is offering several classes to help help women in the mountain community stay healthy from the inside out! Classes include: Empower Your Health: Gut Health - Uncover the connection between disease and the gut, and learn how to nurture and support it. Chronic Inflammation - Chronic Inflammation is arguably one of our biggest health risks. Learn how to cool the inflammation for optimal wellness. All Stressed Out - Understand how stress works in the body and what action you can take to reduce your body’s stress response and build resiliency. Adult Adventures EPRD's Fall Outdoor Adventure and Cultural Excursions programs for adults are starting soon. Ride the EPRD bus to a new experience, whether it's cross country skiing or visiting a museum! Healthy Giving Give for a Good Marriage Want a happy marriage? Science says couples should d

Cuno and Schuler Cruise to Victory in Staunton State Park 20K

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Jeff Cuno, fresh off his victory in the  Evergreen Mountain 15K in July,  won the inaugural Staunton State Park 20K on Sat., Aug. 4, in a blistering 1 hour, 30 minutes and 6 seconds. Brian MacPherson was the second male finisher, in 1:33:55, while Lance Risi finished third in 1:34:22. The first woman was Sara Schuler, who finished fourth overall and almost 12 minutes ahead of her closest competitor, in 1:42:55. Heather Ray was the second woman in 1:54:29 and Amber Miller was third in 1:54:53.. Seventy-two people competed in the race, which was the third event in the 2018 Evergreen Trail Racing Series, five races on challenging mountainous terrain in and around Evergreen put on by Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD). Staunton State Park ,   located in Pine, is Colorado's newest state park, offering breathtaking views, rich Colorado history, diverse plant and wildlife, rock climbing and several miles of trails. From high grassy meadows at 8,100 feet to s

Staunton State Park 20K

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The Evergreen Trail Racing Series goes to Staunton State Park for the first time in August - the Staunton State Park 20K is happening on Sat., Aug. 4 at 8 AM. Runners will start at 8,215 feet of elevation and reach an elevation of 9,579 feet at the Eagle Cliff Overlook. Please bring a water bottle. This is a cup-free race put on by Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD).  Register at http://bit.ly/TrailRaces . Here are pics of the park from the Staunton State Park website. It is truly stunning!