Greeley Recreation Blog

Active Adult Spotlight: Dave Mantych

Active Adult Spotlight: Dave Mantych

As the leader of the Greeley Active Adult Center’s (GAAC) Car Lovers Unite Group, volunteer at Northern Colorado Medical Center and a Weld County Hall of Famer, Dave Mantych is quite busy in his retirement. The St. Louis native took a job in Denver as a land surveyor...

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Fighting Diabetes Over 50: A Fitness Success Story

Fighting Diabetes Over 50: A Fitness Success Story

When Dot McDowell was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in her fifties with a long family history of diabetic struggles, she knew it was time to make a change. Overnight, McDowell ditched her self-described “sedentary lifestyle,” and started visiting the gym five days a week. She sat down with us to share her story—and how Greeley Recreation helped in achieving the goal of taking control of her health.

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Sustainable, Happy Living for Seniors through Activity and Engagement

Sustainable, Happy Living for Seniors through Activity and Engagement

Seniors who wish to age in place and maintain control of their independence find sustainable living and a healthy happy quality of life by gaining control of their mental and physical well-being. The keys are activity and making smart lifestyle decisions. This year, make smart decisions aimed at keeping you healthy by preventing the physical and mental health problems that often plague older adults.

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The Key Benefits of being a Multi-sport Athlete

The Key Benefits of being a Multi-sport Athlete

What are the key benefits for kids to be multi-sport athletes instead of concentrating on just one sport? The benefits are endless! Here’s a few reason why we think it’s important: 

Developing Different Skills – Typically athletes who participate in multiple sports have the ability to develop skills that complement other sports. For example, if a football player runs track or plays basketball, he can further improve his footwork and hand-eye coordination. Although footwork and hand-eye coordination are not the same, understanding how to use those body parts makes it easier for athletes to improve in all sports.

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Keeping Kids Safe in the Car: A Guide for New Parents

Keeping Kids Safe in the Car: A Guide for New Parents

It hits you the moment you strap your baby into the car seat to drive home from the hospital: You created a new life and now it’s up to you to keep that life safe. In addition to baby-proofing your home, you need to think about how your vehicle and driving affects your child’s safety.

Here’s what you need to know about keeping your little one safe on the road. Read more…

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Protect Your Family From Weather Disasters

Protect Your Family From Weather Disasters

According to CNN in 2017, a category 4 hurricane named Harvey hit Texas, causing up to $75 billion worth of damage and dislocating about 30,000 residents. Shortly after, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico even harder, blacking out large parts of the island for months....

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Adult Swim, What is it Exactly?

Adult Swim, What is it Exactly?

"Adult Swim," at every pool, every hour, on the hour...Those two short blasts from the pool manager followed by one long collective whistle from the whole lifeguard team. It’s time for "Adult Swim!" Something we have all heard when visiting Greeley Recreation swimming...

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Greeley Ice Haus Hosts Front Range Invitational Featuring Local Figure Skaters

Greeley Ice Haus Hosts Front Range Invitational Featuring Local Figure Skaters

Mountain View Skating Club and the Greeley Ice Haus will host the 2018 Front Range Invitational Figure Skating Competition this Saturday, June 2 from 8am to 3pm presenting the uniqueness of figure skating competitions. Skaters from all over Colorado will demonstrate their figure skating abilities in levels from basic to advanced and showcase their entertaining moves on the ice. The Front Range Invitational Figure Skating competition is an annual event, open to the public, and has grown over the years from 23 skaters in 2014 to hosting over 71 skaters this year.

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American Red Cross Recognizes Justin Wells and the City of Greeley

American Red Cross Recognizes Justin Wells and the City of Greeley

On March 28, at the American Red Cross Aquatics Recognition Event in Denver, the City of Greeley’s Culture, Parks and Recreation Department was recognized for being a Gold Level Learn to Swim provider for the state of Colorado. Accepting the reward was Recreation Supervisor, Justin Wells. The American Red Cross Regional Aquatics Specialist, Mike Stagg, who oversees the Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming region, stated “Greeley is one of the state’s highest, by volume, Learn to Swim providers.” Wells who has been with the City of Greeley for nearly 16 years, starting out as a Lifeguard with the City, has been instrumental in building the Aquatics program in Greeley to what it is today.

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