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.
After achieving perhaps the pinnacle of success in the Irish dancing world?lead roles in Lord of the Dance?Aisling Toal Casey and Shaun Casey retired to Denver to open Celtic Steps School of Irish Dance to train the next generation of superb Irish step dancers. They've succeeded; the school's dancers have won awards from the All Ireland Championships, the North American Irish Dance Championships, and the Western Region Oireachtas. Aisling, Shaun, and fellow teacher Eimear Toal are all TCRG certified and instruct boys and girls aged 4?12, as well as adults, at locations throughout the area. They specialize in traditional Irish solo and ceili dancing and teach dancers important fundamentals, such as jig steps, dancing in unison, and how to dance without your wig of ringlets flying off. In addition to competing in championships, students also have performed on local television and in St. Patrick's Day parades.
Dancer, teacher, lawyer, salesperson. These were the titles held by Functional Strength Pilates’s staff before they ditched their day jobs to pursue their passion for the more-than-80-year-old practice. Out of two Denver–area locations they teach traditional Pilates, which shows students how to breathe mindfully while aligning their spines to strengthen their cores. Continued practice can help students to decompress their joints so they can move more fluidly than the Vitruvian man doing the backstroke. The exercise also integrates well with rehabilitation regimens, which explains why the staff works closely with area physical therapists, orthopedic doctors, and chiropractors and their patients. Each of the two studios bolsters the Pilates curriculum with different supplemental practices—personal training at the Lone Tree location and yoga classes in Castle Rock.
After two decades of working in the medical field, Janie Medrano was disenchanted with pharmaceutical medicine. She decided to devote her time to teaching people how to treat what ails them through holistic means, rather than by swallowing pills or bubblegum-flavored band-aids. Janie opened The Wholistic Healing Center, where her greatest enjoyment is recommending options to meet clients’ nutritional or detoxification needs. She’s joined by Bonnie “Jodie” Huggins, an 11-year holistic veteran, who guides patrons to wellness through treatments such as colon hydrotherapy, reiki, and the emotional release of holistic kinesiology.
The 10,000 square feet of space at Easton Training Center is well outfitted for a variety of classes that balance fitness, self-defense, and respect better than battling off a gang of thieves hungry for your Aretha Franklin albums. The fitness center can host additional exercising after class and a locker room equipped with showers brings workouts to a fresh ending.
To involve more of the community in their center, the staff expanded their class schedule to include intense group fitness classes, such as cardio kickboxing and crossfit.
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