Let's Move, But Not in Denver Parks

Forbes Magazine and the Travel Channel both rank Denver as the 5th healthiest US city. The mountains, sunshine, and healthy lifestyle attract many newcomers to Denver. Taking advantage of the climate and beautiful natural surroundings, outdoor fitness classes are one of the reasons for Denver’s high rankings. In an ironic but typical example of government logic, the City of Denver imposed rules limiting group exercise in city parks and open spaces. Specifically the decree is for no commercial activity without a permit. And of course a fee that accompanies the permit. Two thousand miles away from Denver, the New York Times took notice. They reported that a group called Stroller Strides, new mothers working out while pushing their strollers, received a cease and desist order from Denver Parks and Recreation.  Back in Denver, It Burns Joe Fitness, a hardcore group fitness class attracting well over a hundred fitness junkies to its three times a week workouts, was banned from...(Read Full Article)

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