By Laura Jackson
THE COLBY PROJECT
Holistic health is the mission of the Colby Project, where a collection of local organizations and businesses with a focus on wellness, fitness and wellbeing have come together to oﬀer the community a huge selection of programs, many of which are free. Some of the oﬀerings include: Pilates reformer classes, Pilates for Golfers workshops, Momma’s of Park City pre-natal yoga classes and New Mom’s group, Pilates and nutritional workshops, and ski conditioning. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for the latest activities.
Dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyle choices, preventing disease, increasing energy and improving quality of life, the LiVe Well Center at Park City Medical Center provides individuals and families many types of support. They oﬀer comprehensive lifestyle assessments, functional fitness testing, nutrition counseling, wellness coaching, and more. Visit LiveWellCenter.org/PC
Oﬀering a wide range of youth and adult sports leagues, along with spectacular recreational amenities for all ages and fitness levels, The Park City Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center and the Basin Recreation Center are both public- owned facilities. Both remain open seven days a week to residents and visitors alike. parkcity.org and basinrecreation.org
Being called a “party on a bike,” BOOM Cycle Room in Park City’s Kimball Junction oﬀers a cutting edge, boutique indoor cycling studio complete with loud music, high-energy instructors and nightclub lighting. It’s a heart-pumping, muscle-strengthening, calorie-burning workout experience building strong bodies and camaraderie. Check it out at boomcycleroom.com.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
While Park City’s prestigious alpine skiing resorts get most of the attention, our town has impressive options for classic and skate skiing. Jeremy Ranch Nordic Center turns their serene summer golf venue into a vast system of Nordic trails suitable for beginning to advanced skiers. The Mountain Trails Foundation and the Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District also maintain an enormous network of Nordic Trails.
TRAIN – FINDING THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT
The Skier’s Edge was designed with the skier in mind, but in addition to becoming the #1 ski conditioner in the world, it is also an incredible workout for the hips, butt and legs, all in a non-impact cardio workout. Initially supplying only the U.S. Ski Team, the Skier’s Edge Company has since become the exclusive oﬃcial supplier to the world’s best ski teams, including not just the U.S. Ski Team, but Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Canada. It’s also used today as a conditioning machine throughout the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, as well as at many universities, sports medicine clinics and rehab centers. See skiersedge.com.
A regular yoga practice is known to increase strength, balance, endurance and focus. But did you know that yoga in the winter has been shown keep the winter blues away and even helps keep those bugs at bay by increasing your immunity. In Park City, you can find a remarkable selection of studios and classes.
The Park City Ice Arena and Sports Complex is an indoor, year- round facility with an Olympic-size ice sheet. They oﬀer all sorts of activities including open skate sessions, private lessons, group rates, corporate outings and children’s camps. The facility also hosts learn to play hockey classes, as well as men’s and women’s hockey leagues, figure skating, speed skating, curling and sled hockey. parkcity.org/departments/park-city-ice-arena
White Pine Touring is an amazing, local retailer and guiding service for snowshoeing, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, cross-country and more. Their experienced guides and instructors oﬀer a wide range of programs and classes for the beginner on up. whitepinetouring.com
If you or your kids feel like you’re about to climb the walls this winter, there’s another healthier option: climb the 4,000 square foot area of walls at The Mine Bouldering Gym at Kimball Junction. Their floors are covered with pads to provide an easy, soft landing with climbing routes designed for beginners on up to expert levels. They also oﬀer daily yoga, Pilates and fitness classes. minebouldering.com