Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Rene Huge

The fitness fanatic is well-taken care of in our lovely little town.

Whether you walk out your door and take advantage of the trails in Canal Park, Beck Lake or the Paul Stock area, or if you prefer the confines of indoor fitness facilities, opportunities abound.

This town is riddled with gyms AND trails!  Not only do we have an amazing Rec Center complete with swimming pool - there are other options as well.  If CrossFit is your thing there's Cody CrossFit.  If you've been down that road and determined it wasn't the best fit you've got an offshoot at Heart Mountain Fitness which offers a slightly different approach to similar methods.

Maybe ice skating is your thing.  We've got that too!

If you need access 24 hours a day Cody has an Anytime Fitness for you workout junkies.  Forget sleeping...let's work out!

And now, after many years without a gymnastics program - it's back!  And they've got a Fitness Center below there as well.  We have a Cardio Box, Tae Kwon Do dojos, Yoga out the wazoo and Pilates too!  There is no excuse for not exercising to your heart's content and being in good shape for your next adventure.

Me, I tend to flock to the outdoors.  The Beck Lake Bike Park and the Outlaw Trails are at the top of my personal fitness list.  Whether you're hiking or biking, both offer an amazing network of trails to fit your needs.  The ever-expanding Bike Park offers something for everyone with a professionally designed system of purpose - built mountain bike trails.  They cater to beginner riders up through advanced.  Need to catch some air?  You will.

Yep!  You too can be a hard body in Cody, no doubt about it.  We've got it all.  Never mind the surrounding mountains and national park...I mean, unless you like that kind of stuff... :-)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Recycling in Cody is no small task.  We are situated far from everything which makes transporting recyclable products where they need to be in order to evolve into whatever they are destined to become, costly.
Nevertheless, we have recycling here.  The City of Cody manages this program for our town and fortunately, provides an outlet for those with the wherewithall to go through the process.  You can take your recyclables directly to the recycling center or to the bins placed in the Walmart and old Kmart parking lots for your recycling convenience.
 We are able to recycle newspapers, magazines, office paper, aluminum and tin cans, corrugated cardboard and #1 and #2 plastics - not bad for a town located in the middle of nowhere.
There is no curbside  pick up and you have to "keep 'em se-pa-rated" - not just lumping it all together, taking it to the street and waiting for it to magically disappear.  You're going to have to work at it a little bit.  I'm not talking back-breaking labor, just a little due-diligence combined with community consciousness.
 And I know rinsing stuff out, separating and storing it is a pain.  I live it.  BUT, it's worth it to be able to be part of the effort to re-use products that would otherwise just go to the dump and lay in wake for some undetermined  evolution in the far-distant future.  While it seems we have infinite space around here to keep burying trash, the reality is - we do not.  Besides, is trash what we really want to fill our beautiful, wide-open spaces with?  I think not.
If you don't like bees and bugs swirling around the bins at the recycling center, you should go the distance and rinse out those soda bottles and cans.  Get rid of the sugary goop!  Not only will this help to reduce the swarms, it will also help curb the stench.
And how about throwing those water bottle caps away...and noticing whether or not you're putting #1 plastics in the #1 or the #2 bin?  That's not too hard is it?  (At least not if you have your readers with you!  Make sure you do.)
After you do it a few times, it becomes rote.  Then, your readers will no longer be required.

This PSA announcement compliments of    Rene Huge