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Feb 13

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When the weather is cold and snowy, using your hot tub is more pleasurable than at any other time of year. That can't be more obvious than by the way our monkey friends enjoy it, as seen in the photo above. It may seem that being in your bathing suit outside in winter might be a chilling experience. But for many hot tub owners, the time they spend in their tub during the winter months is the time they enjoy their hot tub the most.

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Feb 13

When you fantasize about the luxury of a personal hot tub in your own backyard, what do you see? Do you see scenes from that movie, Hot Tub Time Machine? For some, perhaps. Maybe you see family time, with the kids or grand kids.

How about quiet time and relaxation: early, early morning. Just before sunrise. You're in the tub listening to the birds begin their morning melodies, sipping a cup of your favorite brew. We could go on and on.....the reasons you want a hot tub are personal and unique.

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Jan 06

The holidays are over and a new year is upon us. It’s easier to be down in the dumps this time of year; depression is more common, and if you're single on Valentine's Day, that doesn't help either! 

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Jan 06


Austin Mitchell kills it at Ironman Boulder, August 2016. Read more about him here

Happy New Year! We hope yours is fantastic and rewarding thus far! 

Are you looking for new ideas to get in shape for spring and summer 2017? Remember, as we love to say, summer bodies are made in the winter!

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Jan 05

With your Hot Spring or Caldera Spa, you're already gaining numerous benefits in life: relaxation, wellness, stress relief, healthier relationships, and massage therapy.  But there's another less-talked-about benefit that we often take for granted, especially during long, dark winter months.

Take advantage of MOOD lighting with your hot tub, often thought of as chromatherapy. The soothing qualities of color from LED hot tub lighting allow our bodies and mind to drift and relax in the warm hot tub. The psychology of color is a powerful thing, especially at night when the sun sets. 

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Jan 05
Bison Burgers With Drunken Onions

 

For Burgers:

1 1/2 lb. ground bison
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper as needed
canola oil as needed
4 slices Colby Jack cheese (or whatever you want)
4 Brioche rolls
Field Greens

For Onions:

1 large white onion - julienne
1 T. olive oil
2 T. butter
1 T. brown sugar
pinch red pepper flakes
1/2 oz. Whiskey

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Jan 05

Now that the holidays are over, it's three long months till spring. More intentionality with our lifestyles this time of year can help prevent some of the negative side effects people often face in winter. Are you finding yourself or loved ones sick this week? Boosting your immunity and avoiding a trip to the doctor is easier and more fun than you may realize. 

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Nov 22

Thanksgiving is in a couple of days! According to the National Turkey Federation, Americans will consume around 45 million turkeys on a day filled with gratitude and togetherness. From IHT to your home, a little guide on selecting the Perfect Turkey for your Big Green Egg grill and/or Weber this holiday season! You may feel option overload...but relax. 

One big advantage for your health in consuming turkey...they are always raised without hormones! 

Organic: A wee bit pricier, but raised without both hormones and antibiotics. Better for the bird, better for your body long-term! These birds live off corn and soybean meal. 

Pasture-raised: These birds feed on grasses and insects outdoors. Their varied diet produces flavorful meat. 

Heritage Turkeys: Throwback a few hundred years. Growing in popularity, these birds have a longer life and slower growth rate. Their almost gamy meat flavor comes from a life mostly spent outdoors mating naturally. You won't find as much white meat here. 

Free Range Turkeys roam outdoors freely in a fenced-in area most of the time. None of that 24-7 caged stress on the body. 

All Natural Turkeys are minimally processed - you'll find natural flavorings sans the artificial preservatives. Oftentimes you'll find them in open houses with fresh air and water. They tend to be restricted to local shipping zones. 

Young Turkeys offer a unique flavor and are always less than eight months old. 

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