Pastor Jeremy Belter has only been in Arvada for a year, but he already counts many neighbors. In August of 2018, he moved to Colorado from Dallas, Texas to start the second campus of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Westminster. Jeremy, a pastor for 11 years, jumped right in to build connections within the Arvada community to establish programs and a congregation. A year in the making, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church Candelas will hold its long-awaited launch service on October 6 at 9:00 AM.
For over a decade, Kent McCurdy (Owner & Director of Coaching) has watched his CrossFit gym and training facility grow in Arvada. This month, his facility formerly known as FAST, Fitness & Sports Training rebranded to Brute Force Training Facility. Located near Olde Town Arvada, Brute Force offers training for all ability levels, including CrossFit athletes, weekend warriors, fitness beginners, and busy professionals.
In 2004, Dr. Sarah Mann (PT, DPT, MBA, NSCA-CPT) was working as a personal trainer in the Denver Tech Center when a family asked if she could work with their son, a 40-year-old with Down syndrome. Through a shared love of Arnold Schwarzenegger and the golden age of bodybuilding, Dr. Mann quickly found that this was her favorite client to work with. Soon after, she went back to get her doctorate in physical therapy (PT) and started a clinic with an all-star team to provide pediatric and orthopedic PT plus occupational therapy (OT) for teenagers and adults with Down syndrome. In 2015, a connection with Jack’s and Steamers led Dr. Mann to move Mann Method PT and Fitness to The Village of Five Parks in northwest Arvada. “This was such an amazing, natural fit because people with developmental disabilities are embraced and accepted in this community,” said Dr. Mann.
Mike Solis recently celebrated 10 years owning Arvada German Garage and 35 years working in the automotive business. It’s a career that’s taken Mike from automotive school to a crew member for Michael Andretti’s IndyCar team. He then grew his garage of one into a team of ten that has earned a glowing reputation in Arvada—and beyond.