Residents take fitness challenge

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Sara Van Cleve
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Some Arvada residents are using the New Year to try something new — the Arvada TRYathalon.

It is an eight-week program running through March 9 featuring free or reduced-cost classes, sports and activities from the Apex Park and Recreation District, the city of Arvada, Majestic View Nature Center.

The program kick started people’s exercise routines with a boot camp at 7 a.m. Jan. 14 at the Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Ave.

The boot camp featured different stations that worked out the entire body. From pushups to weightlifting and agility training, the workout got about 20 exercisers’ blood flowing early in the morning.

“I try to do things to stay in fit, and I’ve done boot camps here before, so I thought it was a great opportunity,” said Arvada resident Bill Ray. “It’s something for people of all ages.”

The goal of the TRYathalon is to get residents moving and engaged in new activities.

“People might find something, try it and realize they enjoy it,” said Jeff Glenn, the president of the Apex board of directors and a boot camp participant. While many classes involve physical activity, the TRYathalon features much more.

Classes such as skating, cycling, hiking and yoga are offered to get people moving. The program also offers activities such as fused glass, as well as snowshoeing, pickleball, hula, and more. Most classes and activities are free, but some have a discounted fee. For a full schedule, visit www.ApexPRD.org or call 303-424-2739. Space is limited for some classes, and registration is required by calling the above number.

The TRYathalon is sponsored by the Apex Park and Recreation District, the city of Arvada, the Arvada Press, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce and Majestic View Nature Center.

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