At Personal Pilates Plus, certified personal trainer and owner, Katie Thornhill, weaves her degrees in exercise and sports sciences with her passion for mind and body wellness. She and her team firmly believe pilates to be the best path to that wellness as it strengthens the core and prepares the body for everything from skiing and running to recovering from injury. They instruct a variety of pilates methods to achieve those goals, including mat, chair, and reformer classes.
At over 100 locations throughout the country, CorePower Yoga (CPY) invites students to creative classes that meld movement, breath, heat, and music into entrancing routines to energize the body and mind. Signature CPY classes are taught by approachable certified yoga instructors who lead students through dynamic, Vinyasa-style flows with demonstration and verbal cues, helping pupils of all experience levels tone core muscles and cultivate balance. CPY also offers teacher training and lifestyle programs to empower students to become yoga instructors or to just advance their individual practice. During construction of all its new studios, CPY strives to use recycled content, install eco-friendly and efficient mechanical systems, and ensure that any waste created doesn't end up in landfills or just piled in Mr. Henderson's garage.
The owner of Motion Fitness and Massage, Jessica Rose, is both a certified personal trainer and a certified massage therapist. With Motion Fitness and Massage, she combines all her skills. She leads clients through challenging and always-different workouts that include one-on-one, small group, or large group sessions that fuse cardio, strength, and endurance training. After working out, clients can have their chronic pain and stress reduced through a deep-tissue or sports massage to help keep them mobile and ache-free.
Ansley Watson first discovered the rehabilitative power of Pilates in 1998 after a car accident laid her low. The simple exercises helped her rebuild flexibility and shore up weakened muscles. In fact, Her introduction to Pilates was so life changing that she decided to become a certified Pilates instructor. In 2006, she opened Joie de Vivre Pilates Studio with the hope of sharing the same regimen that got her on the mend—the “Joy in Life” she found by building a healthy life-style class by class.
At Joie de Vivre Pilates, Ansley and her fellow instructors lead students through a variety of private and group Pilates classes. Sessions designed for pregnant women help bolster back muscles, and cardio jumpboard sessions targeted toward skiers amp up stamina. Of course, the studio also hosts tried-and-true reformer classes where students and undercover bosses of all experience levels can work at their own pace.
Root Yoga Center's owners created their studio to give clients a space to explore their metaphorical roots by examining their physical, spiritual, and emotional bodies through yoga practice. This goal is reflected in the studio’s philosophy, which emphasizes balance, encourages beginners to take risks, and focuses on the healing powers of yoga epitomized by the now-famous "Kiss the Boo Boo" pose. From Vinyasa to Forrest and Anusara Flow, many yoga modalities are practiced in the studio depending on the class session’s teacher and difficulty level.
Every teacher at Root Yoga Center is an experienced yogi and puts the school's philosophy into practice during regular classes or supplemental practices such as qi gong, physical therapy, and nutritional counseling. The instructors’ schedules are packed as well: classes take place all day, every day, and the staff routinely hosts community events and workshops.
Genesis Fitness hurts so good! Searching for an all-around raw work-out? Point your biceps to Genesis Fitness LoDo, between Coors Field and Union Station. A recently renovated facility offers their clients state-of-the-art fitness equipment with treadmills, free weights, medicine balls and more, though much of the activity held inside is decidedly primitive. Their 60-minute Power Camps are as diverse as their instructors, and available Monday through Friday mornings before work; mid-mornings three days per week; and evenings four days per week, each designed to get participants back to the basics of fitness. For those exercise-conscious, yet budget-minded clients, Saturday drop-ins offer an affordable, mentored exercise option. Surrounded by the Commons Park, City of Cuernavaca Park and Platte River Trails, Genesis regularly takes the gym outside for workouts.