When he was a young child, Doctor of Chiropractic Jonathon Mainieri's asthma could only be calmed by medications or the occasional trip to the hospital. However, after a trip to the chiropractor, his symptoms began to slowly and steadily improve. Now presiding over his own practice, Dr. Mainieri treats patients head to toe with the same holistic approach as well as some newer breakthroughs. A computerized nerve scan helps the doctor compile a complete medical history for each client and select the appropriate treatment from a trio of services. Tiffany Taylor soothes tense musculature with gentle massage, and Julianne Ambrosia blends acupuncture with traditional Chinese medicine to encourage the body's natural energy flow. Dr. Mainieri performs gentle adjustments using state-of-the-art chiropractic techniques and gives clients that extra inch necessary to be tall enough for the best roller coasters.
If you've never stepped onto a yoga mat before, Yoga Trigo may be the best place to start. The beginner-friendly studio offers a Trigo Foundations workshop that introduces newbies to basic yoga poses and breathing exercises—and even covers topics such as what to wear, which props to use, and how loud you should bark when performing downward-facing dog. Experienced yogis, meanwhile, have their pick of Yoga Trigo's large variety of classes, all performed in a studio heated to a comfortable room temperature. Vinyasa power classes, for example, allow students to practice advanced balancing postures and inversions, whereas Yoga Fusion classes focus on proper alignment as students learn to sync breath and movement.
With more than 30 years of experience in the fitness industry, Sharon Smith knows what it takes to get in shape. During her personal-training sessions, clients use everything from free weights, machines, and kettlebells to exercise balls and bands. Sharon works with clients one-on-one and in small groups, and while she trains clients of all ages, her specialty lies in people over 40. To help patrons obtain their ultimate fitness goals, MPowerU Personal Training also offers nutritional assistance and guidance.
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.
Setting aside experience and fitness level, Lone Tree CrossFit's coaches strive to create an environment where motivated individuals of all body types can work together, find support, and improve their physical well-being. The CrossFit program combines elements of weightlfting, gymnastics, and calisthenics to create a workout regimen based around simple, functional movements, which bolster strength and stamina over time. Most importantly, every attendee has the ability to scale the intensity of the exercises while still pushing themselves to the next level. Safety remains a priority for the trainers, so they lead specialized introductory sessions that help visitors master the fundamental techniques and learn the nicknames of each dumbbell.
At Adjustments & Acupuncture, Doctor of Chiropractic Deb Hirabai uses more than 16 years of acupuncture experience to guide her patients toward active lifestyles. A recipient of such treatments herself, Dr. Hirabai zeroes in on everyday disorders while drawing on methods such as spinal corrections, applied kinesiology, and traditional Chinese acupuncture and herbal formulas. Most treatments begin with a comprehensive exam, which allows her to map out a personalized solution for each patient rather than relying on a cloth map of Middle Earth.