Blogs tagged with: Dogma Athletica
Amy's back! Tell a friend!
We are over the moon to welcome back Amy Baker to the Vail Valley and even more so to Dogma. Those of you that have taken classes with Amy know just how lucky we are to have her back. For those of you that haven't, get to know Amy a little more...
"Yoga came to me in early adulthood when my life was full of wrongs, imbalance, excess and disconnection. Through the grace of countless teachers and dedicated practice I have come to find all aspects of this practice to help me see my innate goodness and to challenge who I am beyond my self-conceived bounds. Each time I come to my mat or the cushion I find an opportunity to remember and reunite with the qualities I need to amplify in order to more skillfully ride the waves of my life. These include but are never limited to; patience, perseverance, surrender, kindness, curiosity and finding joy in the rise and fall of life.
With over a decade of diverse practice and study and a degree in Exercise Physiology I...Read More
Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you work out.
I've always been an active and athletic person. Throughout my life I feel I've played every sport, and yet physically I am always trying to do more. We moved to Colorado in 2003 to be not only closer to nature but also to surround ourselves more with other active people. As I've gotten older and with pesky work stuff and desk time getting in the way, I found my fitness was slipping, resulting in my fitness regime consisting of more weekend warrior activities than everyday warrior activities. As a result, I found myself injured more often to the point of a few chronic injury conditions brewing up. I work out to regain and retain all I can of my youth, since the more I play the happier I am.
Why do you enjoy coming to Dogma and how has it helped you?
Where do I begin? Over the years, I've had to manage a bad knee from a injury when I was quite young. I've had several corrective and reconstructive...Read More
The GoPro Games “Ultimate Mountain Challenge” is something I look forward to every year. The competition combines four endurance events including the kayak down-river sprint, a cross-country mountain bike race, a 10k trail run, and the Vail Pass road bike time trial. This combination of events suits the mountain endurance athlete and serves as a great test of ability in the four disciplines.
Here are my tips for a great performance at the Ultimate Mountain Challenge:
The Down-River Sprint
For me, the kayaking leg is all about damage control. I can’t speak to the expert kayaker, but beginners listen up. Rent a sit-on-top kayak, stay in the fast water and out of the bushes, and paddle hard. Remember, the river does most of the work! The maximum boat length is 12 feet so remember a longer boat is a faster boat.
The X-country Mountain Bike
The mountain bike course is all about elevation gain - you will either be going up or down. Prepare for the long sustained climbs with...Read More
Happy graduation to June's Member of the Month: Cal Deline! Check out these videos to view the hard work Cal has been putting in with Rod. Cal is headed to Dartmouth in the fall. Look in our June newsletter for more information on Cal's progress.
Dogma Members & Guests,
Thank you sincerely for your patience while we constructed our new website. It is something we have wanted to do for a very long time, and we hope you appreciate the functionality and beautiful imagery. We are indebted to Avid Design and Jack Affleck Photography for their time and creative efforts.
The new site celebrates everything Dogma has achieved over the past eight years, but it also looks forward to change and growth in 2014. We have some new faces at the gym: Dan Ramker, Emily Lybarger and Shannon Patterson. These individuals will drive fun summer programming, so look for them on our EVENTS + WORKSHOPS page. We are also refocusing our yoga program to return to Dogma's challenging roots; May's class schedule will be the perfect compliment to early-season cycling training.
We want to hear what you think of the new site - visit the CONTACT US page or leave us a note on Facebook. We look forward to hearing your comments!
We appreciate all of your...Read More
The 2014 Dogma Tucson camp is in the books and it was a great success. Tucson tends to be our most casual camp of the year, making for fun days and relaxing afternoons.
You are always treated like a Pro in Tucson. Wake up, have a great cup of coffee or cappuccino along with a healthy breakfast made by Chef Drew. Then do some core exercises and yoga to prime the body for a good ride. Head out on a fully supported ride of around 60-80 miles. Make it back to the house for an awesome recovery lunch then relax in the afternoons. There is plenty of time for reading, a massage, some computer work or even a re-energizing nap! There is more healthy, delicious food at dinner. And wine! The communal table makes for stimulating conversation and lots of laughs.
Our crew this year was a combination of Vail locals and Live It Cycling clients from Columbus, OH. The Columbus guys really get after it on the bike, especially the Colulmbus captain, Todd “The Raging Bull” Delay. He claimed the title...Read More