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CrossFit SoCo’s functional-training exercises aren’t just inspired by Olympic events such as weightlifting, gymnastics, and track and field. They’re taught by certified coaches who’ve trained for them and other high-level competitions. When director Kevin Montford is not at the gym, he helms America For Gold, a nonprofit that supports athletes training for the Olympics. In addition to leading challenging CrossFit fundamentals group workouts, he demonstrates his athletic prowess at the Ironman triathlon and adventure races such as the ESPN X-Games.
During the classes and one-on-one training sessions, the instructors motivate patrons of all fitness levels through functional-training movements such as pushing, pulling, and lifting. They add resistance to these movements with tools such as barbells, gymnastics rings, and tires large enough to outfit Paul Bunyan’s stretch limo. Running fortifies many workouts as well, boosting endurance as it torches calories. Personal attention helps exercisers perfect their form and technique, and an encouraging atmosphere propels them toward goals such as weight loss, increased strength, and the ability to crab-walk across the entire 7,500-square-foot gym.
Suzanne Smith incorporates a background in neuromuscular massage therapy into her Pilates curriculum to help participants increase flexibility and free themselves from joint aches and body pains. Using an array of specialized body-limbering equipment, such as the Reformer and Cadillac, Suzanne brings stiff and stubborn sinews under her gentle yet firm tutelage, teaching them to open up to a fuller range of motion while letting go of tightly clasped tension and faded photographs of old flames. Classes meet six days each week and are capped at five students, creating space for intensive personal instruction and individual muscle whispering.
Christian Gonzales has held some of the most stressful jobs on the planet. He worked aboard a commercial fishing vessel, snagging meat from the sea during 22-hour days of ceaseless labor. He saved lives as an emergency medical technician, lifting, transporting, and treating patients en route to the hospital. He brought that same mental discipline to his highly physical training as a United States Marine sergeant, helping younger recruits get into fighting shape. Now, he shares his lifetime of hard work and fitness with students through Trainers INC.
Christian takes an inside out approach to training, counseling his students that they must want to change their bodies before their bodies will begin to change. Once exercisers buy in, he throws them headlong into the fitness regimens that have served him throughout his life in personal training sessions, small group classes, and boot camps. He supplements the workouts with grocery education and nutritional counseling to save clients from overloading on calories or eating depressed carrots.
For Dawn King, fitness instruction started as a hobby to supplement college athletics, and as a way to keep her off-season body in shape. But after graduating, the extracurricular activity took center stage, but it wasn’t until she became the head fitness instructor at a club in Key Largo that she tried Pilates. Not only did it ease an old sports injury, but it also increased her everyday energy levels.
Today, Dawn heads a team of instructors at Sun Pilates. They lead a succinct yet diverse selection of classes that includes Vinyasa yoga, body barre, and mat Pilates. Their proprietary Hike-ilates classes integrate Pilates techniques with an outdoor hike, during which practitioners help students correct gait and balance, unlearning habits formed from years of competitive hopscotch. An additional lineup of kids’ classes introduces tykes to cardio, martial arts, and even Spanish in a movement class that incorporates language lessons.
Named the Best Pilates Studio by CityVoters in 2009, Pila Vires wins over clients by offering expertly individualized attention in a fun group setting. The studio's friendly instructors are highly trained and certified, ensuring that every student under their guidance learns and performs each movement properly without spraining a muscle or offending a double-jointed wombat. With today's Groupon in tow, you get to attend five floor classes of your choice, which include Pilates mat, which welcomes students of all skill levels to stretch and sweat through 60 minutes of challenging poses and prop-wielding; Gyrokinesis, which serves up a fluid blend of yoga, dance, gymnastics, and tai-chi techniques to promote deep relaxation and alleviate chronic pain (please bring a large bath towel or blanket); yoga gentle flow, which is as gentle and flowing as a feather adrift on an early-autumn sneeze; and yoga power Vinyasa, which is geared toward students seeking a high-energy core-strengthening workout.
Mark and Dorie Wexler—along with a staff of instructors that hail from Panama, Brazil, and Peru—enthusiastically spread the irresistible rhythm of Latin beats through their signature Zumba and salsa classes, earning their Colorado Avenue location the title of Best Dance Studio from Colorado Springs Independent in 2011 as well as Best Adult Dance Studio from the Gazette in 2010. The Wexlers view dance as a form of fitness rather than one of competition, allowing students to enjoy themselves and experiment without the fear of being rated or punched in the knees by ornery judges.