The coaches at CrossFit Encounter follow the philosophy of athlete Chris Spealler: "to teach people to move better through practice; to use novelty and intensity to create a fun environment of constant progress; to maintain education as our primary goal for both coaches and clients." That's why they ensure their students have a great time even as they conquer titanic physical struggles. Combining body-weight movements, interval training, and multi-joint weightlifting into unexpected daily workouts, they keep fitness regimens varied and engaging. And their programs include workouts for people of all experience levels, too. While their wards work out, they shouldn't be surprised to see a tiny coach zipping around?the youngest member of the team only deadlifts 35 pounds, but that's not bad for someone born in 2011.
Level 7 Fitness's owner Matthew R. Boulter knows that it takes to get in shape; he competed rather successfully as a body builder. He and his trainers can guide gym members in the use of equipment and weights, but they go a few steps beyond as well. They help students remain healthy by serving healthy snacks and drinks at their juice bar, along with nutritional supplements in their retail center. They also host a wide range of group fitness classes. They host yoga, cycling, and aerobics classes alongside TRX, kickboxing, and intense circuit training classes, so everyone gets the opportunity to work up a sweat in the manner they enjoy most, unless that manner is using a sledgehammer to knock down gym walls.
CrossFit Lakewood has been in the business of transforming lives since 2009. A Level 2 owner leads a committed crew of coaches who operate out of a 8,000-square-foot facility in the heart of Lakewood. The staff strives for a common goal: to help others realize their fitness potential. To that end, coaches train clients using CrossFit methodology, which involves functional movements at a high intensity performed in a fun, dynamic group setting. The Workout of the Day?the ever-changing regimen around which CrossFit's program revolves?employs cardio exercises, body weighted movements, and resistance training. Equipment ranges from kettle bells, medicine balls, and dumbbells to ropes, rowers, barbells, and more.
At The Ballet Physique, they believe that you don't have to be a dancer to look like one. Their fresh approach to barre fitness is a total body workout accessible to students of all fitness levels. Each class combines strength training, cardio, Pilates, and classical ballet techniques such as ripping a tutu in half with your bare hands. Seasoned instructors enhance the workout experience with individualized attention and innovative choreography to sculpt and tone the entire body.
After completing years of training, earning their certifications, and memorizing more than 500 Pilates movements, aspiring instructors still aren't ready for recruitment at Vita Movement. Owner Patricia A. Robinson looks for one other crucial quality on potential résumés: adaptability. She and her highly trained staff members distinguish their teaching from rote instruction by making personal adjustments for each client. These modifications can be minute or broad, and cater to different fitness levels as well as conditions such as injury or pregnancy. In fact, Patricia specializes in pre- and postnatal workouts, regimens that have been featured on 9 News for their ability to reduce the physical stresses of motherhood. No matter the course, instructors keep a careful eye on their pupils' progress, displaying the keen attention to anatomical detail that helped them win the award for Best Pilates Studio on the 2011 Denver A-List.
The studio keeps its sessions intimate to better tailor its lessons. Reformers by Balanced Body line the brightly lit space, vying for attention with Wunda Chairs and other equipment in addition to a supply of mats, bands, and rollers. The machinery helps tone and strengthen bodies’ "powerhouse," or core, relying on springs for resistance as students stretch into adapted Pilates motions. In addition to Pilates courses, such as jump-board and Reformer classes, students can partake in TRX suspension training and indoor cycling. Pilates Vita also acts as a boutique gym, granting members full access to the all equipment as well as three genie wishes that don’t involve flying or the ability to eat 12 wedding cakes without getting sick.
Bodies By Perseverance is an exclusive personal training and fitness gym. This 3,800 square foot and penthouse level gym has a magnificent view of downtown Denver. With weight machines, free weights, a cardio room, fitness studio, and agility area, clients experience high-quality and intense workouts.