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Kaiser Permanente


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APR 15, 2019



There’s a reason Boulder is consistently ranked one of the healthiest cities in the nation —  this little town is jam-packed with opportunities to eat, live, and move. And guess what? They just keep coming! From healthy restaurants to sweet sweat spots, we’re checking in with the best new ways to live well and love local.

This uber-healthy fast-casual spot with seriously positive vibes has become a favorite in cities like Austin and San Diego, and now, they’ve set their sites on Boulder. From the brains behind True Food Kitchen, Flower Child focuses on fresh, making every last deliciously healthy bite from scratch. These eats are the real deal. Get ready to find your happy place. They’ll be at 2580 Arapahoe Ave. this August.

Opening in late summer at 30th and Walnut this isn’t gonna be just any old running store. Built by Mark Plaatjes—the original founder of Boulder Running Company, a physical therapist, and gold medalist in the 1993 World Championships marathon—In Motion Running will fuse the sale of top notch running gear with physical therapy-based running analysis. In fact, Mark’s physical therapy practice will cohabitate with In Motion, offering on-site advanced gait analysis and biomechanical evaluation of your individual running style. That’s right, you’ll be able to chat directly with podiatrists, PTs, and doctors. Get ready to geek out, runners!

Yoga can be a little overwhelming — the language, the chanting, the silence. But not at Bulldog. This fitness-focused yoga studio originated in Philly and recently descended upon us in Boulder at 900 Pearl. And if you need proof that they aren’t your average yoga studio, check out their playlists on Spotify. They’re serious about their beats, believing in the benefit of solid tunes to back a mind-body connection. So whether you’re a die-hard yogi or have never chaturanga’d in your life, you’re in for a new experience with Bulldog.

Come, sip, and stay at Up Dog Cafe in Gunbarrel. Sitting pretty right next to Yoga Loft, this quaint coffee shop brews local, organic beans from Gunbarrel’s own Ampersand Coffee Roasters. And they kick it up a notch with healthy eats like smoothies, salads, and gluten-free goodies like local Kim and Jake’s cookies. In a hurry? Order online and your goods will be ready when you get there!

Whole Sо̄l Blend Bar recently made its debut in Denver at Union Station, and their next stop is at 1420 Pearl, right here in Boulder. You can expect to get a taste of their super-nourishing bо̄ls, salads, and toasts beginning in September.

Looking to be the next American Ninja Warrior? Then check out this state-of-the-art obstacle course racing facility in Lafayette. You’re guaranteed to be challenged and have fun while you’re coached by athletes from the show. Yes, real ninjas — the head coach is none other than Jamie Rahn!

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