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It’s all about recreation

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Summit County locals are some ofthe most active in the nation. Butin order to fully enjoy their outdooractivities – and help avoid injuries- they tend to go inside for a littlecross training.The county has two recreationcenters, one in Silverthorne and onein Breckenridge. Taxpayers fund both(priorities, priorities), so if you live inthe respective towns – or work fora business that does – you can get adiscount. Here’s the pertinent info:

So here’s how you work it: Go tothe Silverthorne Recreation Centerin the late morning, take a class orsomething to actually increase yourpulse rate, then get your hand stampedso you can come back in the eveningfor a dip in the hot tub.The rec center has plenty of ways toget your water fi x in our dry climate:It has four pools, which include lap,kiddie, deep and splashdown pools -yep, that means a 140-foot water slide.It also has a steam room, sauna andtwo hot tubs to keep you toasty.A bunch of free fitness classesare included in the regular dailyadmission (as of printing) of $10for adults or $5.50 to $6.50 for kids.Classes include yoga, Pilates, musclemadness, cycling, water aerobics andski conditioning. Check out the extra feeclasses like Nia, Zumba and BellyDancing too – they’re worth it.The center has a gymnasium, indoortrack, cardio area, weight area withhammer strength equipment, aerobic/fitness room, racquetball courts,cycling room, personal training, apro shop and massage therapy. It alsooffers free lectures, fitness screeningsand an annual blood drive.Kids Korner gives parents with kidsages 6 months to 6 years a break inmorning and evening hours.

Breck is the rec center to visit if youlike to climb; it offers two indoor wallscovering more than 2,000 square feet.It’s a great place to learn (it’s softerthan rocks), and it has advancedroutes for pros. Routes changefrequently.The center has two spas, a steamroom and sauna and two pools- a lap and leisure pool with atemperature in the low 80s. Oh, anddid we mention the large slide (andbaby slide), the rope swing or the lazyriver swim stream, a vortex pool witha fountain?It’s no wonder the rec center isan award-winning facility. Generaladmission of $10 for adults ($6 forseniors) and $5 to $6 for kids includeseverything except the tennis courts,climbing wall and fee-based classesand services. If you squeeze in duringthe last hour, the fee is only $5.Other amenities include: twotennis courts, two racquetball courts,a gymnasium, a free weights room,child care, a community room witha kitchen, a running track, a dancestudio, a circuit weight area withcardiovascular equipment and a proshop.In a county that’s all about fitness,some of the more popular classes are:Muscle Power (strengthening andendurance); cycling for a variety oflevels; step aerobics combined withkickboxing, dance and strengthtraining; yoga; and BodyPUMP, astrength endurance class where muscleand music collide. The center alsooffers Nia, Zumba and dance classes.

The town of Frisco has a recreationbuilding – a gymnasium that holdspublic meetings. The number’s (970)668-5119.Keystone Lodge and Spa has afitness center and spa, and CopperMountain Resort has its own fitnesscenter.If you’re looking for private clubs,Summit has enough to keep you buff.In Frisco, Curves, a national women onlychain, keeps our minoritypopulation (by now you’ve noticedthere are more men than women here…) looking good.Plenty of other smaller clubs inBreckenridge, Frisco and Silverthorneoffer private instruction.

SILVERTHORNE Phone: (970) 262-7370430 Rainbow Drive, SilverthorneHours: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday throughFriday; 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; and 8 a.m. to9 p.m. SundayBRECKENRIDGE (underrecreation)Phone: (970) 262-7370880 Airport Road, BreckenridgeOct. 18 to April 30 Hours: 6 a.m. to 9p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.May 1 to Oct. 17: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondaythrough Friday; 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 8a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.The busiest times for Breck are: 6 to 8 a.m., thenoon hour and 5 to 7 p.m.For Silverthorne, during ski season, it’s after4 p.m. It also has a regular 6 a.m. and nooncrowd.

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