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Spotlight on Silverthorne’s Recreation Center

Published September 27, 2019

As temps drop and snow falls, residents and visitors head indoors to the Silverthorne Recreation Center to get conditioned for their favorite winter activities. But programming isn’t the only thing changing with the season; the Recreation Center has added new equipment, a resurfaced track and brand-new class offerings. Even the pool’s beloved palm trees got a makeover! The Silverthorne Pulse sat down with fitness and wellness coordinator Renee Rogers to get the full scoop on all that’s new at the Silverthorne Recreation Center this fall. 

Fresh tracks at the Silverthorne Recreation Center!

Fresh Tracks

You don’t need to wait for a powder day for this! The Silverthorne Recreation Center’s original, 25-year-old track has been completely resurfaced. Out with the dark green, and in with a new, light grey, state-of-the-art version. While you’re in the vicinity, check out the newly polished gymnasium and aerobics room floors. 

New and improved equipment

In response to member requests and feedback, several equipment updates have taken place in recent months:

  • A new VersaClimber machine in the cardio area
  • Three upgraded treadmills, along with an upright bike, a recumbent bike, scales (just in time for the upcoming Holiday Trimmings Challenge!), an elliptical, and Cybex selectorized equipment 
  • New squat racks in the free weight room, along with 1,100 lbs in new weights 

Aquatics

Annual pool maintenance is complete, including restructuring the palm trees and upgrading the tree bases. Also updated is the climbing route on the added to the deep pool climbing wall, along with some repainting and other behind-the-scenes touches. The pool has never looked so good! 

The new POUND® fitness class at the Silverthorne Recreation Center

New and enhanced programming

Session-based programs (those that require registration and a fee) are starting. Lock in your spot now for:

  • Ski and ride conditioning classes: Choose from three different options (Tuesday evenings, Thursday mornings or Saturday mornings). The program lasts eight weeks and starts at the beginning of October. These classes are progressive. 
  • Liquid snow: Conditioning training for the slopes, but in the pool, offers an excellent opportunity to get conditioned without placing pressure on your joints.
  • Chair yoga: New this fall, chair yoga is great for flexibility, balance and range of motion, all from a more comfortable position. In addition, Zumba, aerial yoga and yoga basics are back by popular demand. 
  • POUND®: This new class (as of June) brings drumming and fitness together for one exhilarating workout, incorporating squats, lunge sets, core and more. Participants hold green ripstix and experience a rock concert vibe. Join in on the fun on Wednesday nights.  Silverthorne is the only mountain location offering this class. 
  • Early bird offerings: More early-morning options, including a 6:15 am sunrise yoga class on Tuesday mornings and several cycling class options, have been added to the schedule.

More than just wellness

The Silverthorne Recreation Center is now offering a Grandparent 101 course, teaching safety, new technology and other helpful tips, along with CPR classes in both English and Spanish. The Babysitting Job Fair, Elementary Wilderness Survival and Kids with Clay are just a few of the other offerings on tap for fall. From parent-tot swim to adult sports leagues and Silver Sneakers classes, there are options for every age. 

Keep up to date on the latest and greatest at the Silverthorne Recreation Center at silverthorne.org. If you have any questions or feedback, fitness and wellness coordinator Renee Rogers loves to talk fitness and would love to hear from you. She can be reached at 970-262-7374 or reneerogers@silverthorne.org.

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