Josh Stanton's passion for sharing fitness with others has led him to a variety of careers—he has worked as manager and lead personal trainer of a fitness studio, as a YMCA program director, and as a crisis-intervention counselor who helped at-risk teens via fitness. Today, he channels that passion into Generation Fitness, his own total-body training program that has earned a feature on the NBC 9 news and local accolades. He brings his tough, no-frills approach to exercise to Castle Rock and Parker, helming fun boot camps for students of all fitness levels looking to bolster their weight loss, strength, agility, and overall attractiveness in a muscle shirt. He blasts energetic music as he leads campers through boxing drills, weight exercises, and varied routines that he changes each session to keep things exciting and prevent muscle boredom.
A common sight at boot camp is a red-faced instructor shouting intimidating commands to participants straining with pain. At Davis Training, the trainers aim to erase this stereotype by creating an encouraging and supportive environment in which they never force their members to do military-style drills. Each session is geared toward virtually any fitness level and is different from the previous, and this variety helps foster full-body conditioning instead of just building muscles in the arms, legs, or toes.
Trainers Daniel Torres and Heidi White help clients lose fat, gain muscle, and look their best in highly customized personal-training sessions. The trainers use a fitness assessment to determine which muscles are underactive or overactive, then design workouts that will correct existing imbalances. Sessions take place in both indoor and outdoor facilities.
Fitness expert Christina Lucy founded Code Pink Boot Camp and has since expanded her fitness program into numerous locations throughout the western United States. Each of the trainers working for Code Pink claims extensive training and accredited certifications in the industry, and must undergo a strict audition to demonstrate their fitness prowess and knowledge of how many annual budgets each U.S. president could bench-press. With a schedule that includes several sessions throughout the weekday, the classes accommodate clients with varying schedules. During each session, instructors guide participants through high-intensity exercises that aim to incinerate fat, tone torsos, and improve overall well-being. The program caters to women of all ages and fitness levels and stresses safety, fun, and perseverance.
Most gyms give their members access to professional equipment. Get Strong Denver goes one step further by giving them access to professional expertise. Members there receive an unlimited supply of semi-private personal-training sessions, each of which is led by a certified personal trainer and contains no more than five students apiece. For even more personalized fitness guidance, members can schedule individual training sessions designed to help them meet their unique goals, whether it's to lose weight, improve overall health, or stop holding a grudge against a mouthy treadmill. Whichever form members choose, the trainers constantly switch up the exercise routine, ensuring members never get bored.
While spending a summer in Venice, California, scholarship athlete Kent Paul discovered the art of bodybuilding after Ed Connors—the owner of the Gold’s Gym franchise—sensed his potential and began sponsoring him in competitions. During this life changing summer, Paul honed his workout strategies with the help of renowned trainers and nutritionists, kicking off a journey that would eventually lead him to earning a degree in kinesiology, owning his own fitness business, becoming a world-ranked competitive bodybuilder, and winning the title of Mr. Colorado in 1998. Then, after retiring from the sport of bodybuilding, tragedy struck; Paul was involved in a car accident that left him bedridden and suicidal for an entire year. After eventually overcoming his despair, Paul realized that his life calling included more than merely helping others bulk up their muscles—he would develop a total body fitness program that would also incorporate introspection, self-discovery, and inner strength. It was this revelation that led him to open Turbo Training Fitness. He has since garnered endorsements from Donald Trump’s Miss USA and national fitness consultants for his unique approach to inner and outer well-being.
Today, Paul puts his 15,882 hours of experience to use while leading high-impact boot-camp classes, one-on-one or group personal-training sessions, and nutrition programs. He and his team of trainers operate underneath the umbrella of Turbo Training’s personal power program, in which they require clients to fill out a self-assessment packet, list a series of measurable fitness and life goals, and whistle their all-time favorite montage theme songs before flexing one muscle. They’ll then construct a customized fitness and meal program that’s built upon the concepts of accountability and commitment.
After a long career as an attorney, Lora Cheadle chose to forgo the law in favor of the mind/body connection. At Pyramid Fusion, Lora partners with registered nurse Helen Leach to help clients foster a healthier body and clearer mind through yoga, exercise, reiki, and reflexology. Lora also offers personalized sessions in hypnotherapy, as well as Angel Therapy, meditation, and reiki energy healing.