Jordan has been training hard all summer turning laps on the track, building strength and confidence. She only started running track two years ago as a freshman at Cherry Creek High School. It didn’t take long for her to experience success on the track after her transition from soccer. She recently put her work to the test at the USATF Region 10 Championship meet in Albuquerque, NM. She ran a PR in both the 800 and 1500 en route to victories in each. Her efforts at the Region Championships earner her a spot at Nationals in California. At the USATF Junior Olympic Nationals she ran a 2:16.26 in the 800M which earned her 10th overall in the 17-18 age group! Congrats Jordan on an amazing summer on the track!
Keeley Davis just finished her U16 club season by leading her team to a #5 finish in USA Volleyball’s Junior National U16 Open Division Tournament. During the tournament, she was named to the USA Volleyball U16 All-American Team and as a Prepvolleyball.com First Team All-American. Keeley is a 6¹1² junior at Rock Canyon High School who has committed to play volleyball for Creighton University in 2018. Keeley has been working with Erik and the sports performance training team at SportXcel to increase her jump touch to 10 feet and improve her mobility, flexibility and recovery.
September, October, November and December may be the most important months of the year when it comes to staying active and eating healthy. These months are the gap between summer when most people are at their most active levels of the year and winter when most people do much less activity. Many people train hard in the spring to get their “summer body” and others wait until January to start their fitness journey only to quit a few short weeks or months later. This type of crash fitness combined with crash dieting doesn’t lead you to long-term health, happiness or results. If you want to experience real results that will last and ultimately change your life, it’s going to take more than a few weeks or few months. You must be consistent in your approach to fitness and nutrition and be willing to put in the time. To avoid “falling of the fitness wagon” I have included four fall fitness tips to help you stay motivated as the seasons change and the days become shorter.
1. Workout with other people in a group setting- Many people site the social aspects of their workouts as one of the top reasons they enjoy working out. If you join a group, you’re less likely to skip workouts because you know there are a group and coach waiting for you at the gym. At SportXcel we have different group sizes ranging from 2-4 people up to 10-15 people. Click here for more information about our adult programs.
2. Sign up for a fall or winter race- There are no shortage of endurance events in Colorado. On any given weekend there are dozens of races going on throughout the metro area. Some of the more popular races in the fall include: Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k, HRCA Wilderness Backcountry Half Marathon, Colorado Runner Events Winter Distance Series. By signing up for an event, you’re giving yourself a time based goal for the fall months. Races and events like these are very rewarding because the event acts as a celebration of your success once you cross the finish line.
3. Get outside- The weather, colors, and wildlife that can be seen in Colorado during these months are things that you don’t want to miss. We’re fortunate to have some awesome trails very close to town that are suitable for all fitness levels. Whether you’re the kind that wants to trail run or hike, there are trails that will allow you to enjoy all that fall offers the people that call Colorado home. Check out these day hikes!
4. Eat local produce- They say we are what we eat and unfortunately many people eat too much processed food that lacks the proper nutrients we need to be healthy. We have some great farmers markets in Colorado and the fall harvest provides ample options for both fruits and vegetables. Farmers markets are a great place to spend a weekend morning in the fall. Check out some of Denver’s top farmers here!
Athlete of the Month- May 2015
Wyatt has been training at SportXcel for the last two years. Last year his preparation for the season helped him earn a starting spot on the 4A State Championship team as a sophomore. He continued to build this year and his team is ranked in the top 10 and looking to make another run at the title! Wyatt has been strong at the plate this year and is hitting .362 with 21 hits. Look for Wyatt to do big things in the baseball world in the future! He already has the interest of numerous D1 programs.
LEARN THE SKILLS – FIND YOUR STRENGTH – CONQUER THE COURSE
TRAIN OC is Denver’s Premier Obstacle Course Training Camp of its kind!! This camp will enhance your physical fitness and obstacle course performance by incorporating fundamental movements that will teach you to be stronger, more flexible, and move your body with more confidence than ever before. You will leave our camps with higher self-esteem, stronger self-confidence and a real life knowledge and application of sound obstacle course skills that are effective and will keep you safe.
EACH TRAINING SESSION IS LIMITED TO 50 PARTICIPANTS
This camp is open to everyone age 10 (with parents in attendance) to 103 years of age. This camp is designed for the individual who is new and wanting to learn the skills of obstacle courses participation and for the experienced racer looking to improve their skills.
TRAINING CAMP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 22, 2015
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Over the last couple of months we’ve had the opportunity to work with local kids in a program called FITKIDS. The children had the opportunity to train with a lot of different trainers and coaches during the program. We hosted them two separate Saturdays including their Super Challenge this past Saturday, November 15th.
Here is the highlight video!
Check out this video highlighting Elevation Basketball and its partners for the 2014/2015 season!
Name: Kylie Unger
Occupation: Product Manager- Allied Insurance
How long have you worked out at SportXcel?
I have trained at SportXcel almost 3 years now.
What makes SportXcel different than other gyms?
At SportXcel you always have someone to guide you through your workout. I do exercises and workouts here that I would never do in another gym. They push us to be our best. I not only look forward to my workouts, but also to working out with the friends I’ve made through my time at SportXcel.
During the nearly 3 years that Kylie has trained at SportXcel she’s been as consistent as anyone in the evening classes. She’s even been coming to the morning classes lately, sometimes attending two classes in one day! In August she hiked her first 14er with members of the SportXcel family and also tackled the Manitou Incline this summer! We challenge you to keep up the consistency!