10 Fitness Finds in Aspen

Aspen is a fabulous ski town, but be sure to also check out these 10 fitness finds not to be missed:

1. Leave your cars behind and take one of the favorite day trips in Aspen to cross country ski to and from Pine Creek Cookhouse for lunch in a spectacular log cabin where amazing views and food graze your table.

2. Head to yoga at O2, or on top of Aspen Mountain (yoga for skiers inside during winter, outside in summer with incredible views these classes are free but you must purchase a ticket to ride up gondola). Also, try hot yoga and Bikram classes in town at Arjuna.

3. Skin up Buttermilk Mountain (and take the lift town for free)

4. Hike up Smuggler Mountain for an amazing view of town (this can be done year-round).

5. Ski on the first run of the day with First tracks on Aspen Mountain

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6. Rent Fat Bikes for a cruise around town. The Limelight Hotel has Fat Bikes you can use for free if you’re staying at the hotel. You can also rent them from various local shops in town

7. Take a snowshoe tour with ACES at the historic Ashcroft ghost town or on top of Aspen Mountain. Hire a naturalist guide or try a group tour.

8. Learn how to skate ski on the Aspen Golf Course with Ute Mountaineer

9. Go Ice climbing. Head to the ideal spot for first timers that Aspen Expeditions can take you to just 10 minutes from Aspen.

10. Try a Backcountry hut trip with 10th Mountain Hut Division, Aspen Expeditions or Aspen Alpine Guides

Note: Aspen Winter X Games are also free to the public.

10 Friday Finds I’m Loving: Fitness, Fashion, Food

What’s on your top 10 list? Here are 10 “Friday Finds” that I am loving (and wanting). I wanted to share a little fashion, a little fitness and a little food, as well as the men’s brand “Peter Millar”. I have these new crop running/workout pants (above) from Lululemon, and they are my newest favorite workout pant! I want them in every color! Check out my other friday finds and let me know what’s on your list?

I haven’t worn perfume in years so I went to Sephora to find a new scent and fell in love with Philosophy Amazing Grace via Sephora. It has a clean, feminine scent that isn’t too strong.

These cowboy boots are too cool! Ariat Women’s Caballera Boot from Country Outfitter are calling my name.

I am hoping for a pair of riding boots this fall. Loving these Tory Burch Riding Boots via Bloomingdales.

I just found the perfect running glove for this winter. It’s the Adidas Elite II Running Glove. They are the perfect weight, fit, and they have reflectors for when I run in the dark. Also they have a touch screen finger. What else could a runner possibly want?

As I mentioned, Peter Millar is a my latest favorite mens brand. Their collegiate collection is great looking. For all of you Alabama fans, they had no lifestyle shots with “Alabama” on them, so forgive me.

I am craving this Nike Sportwatch GPS with Sensor. It tracks, takes splits, reminds you to run—even remembers your PRs. With a customizable display and both GPS and indoor tracking capabilities, it’s a watch you can take on the road, trail, treadmill or any other terrain.

How about any of this name ring? I want this! Enough said on this one.
My daughter has been doing a lot of research on cross body bags this season. Apparently they are the rage this year with the teens. We love this Cross Body Bag via Coach.
I just tried this new version of sprouted bread that’s my new favorite! Made with the same freshly-sprouted, certified organic live grains, the new Ezekiel 4:9® Sprouted Flax Bread showcases an abundance of sprouted flax seeds throughout. Providing an excellent source of Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, this bread has it all. See Food For Life  for more information.