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.
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.
Most Popular Service: Zerona, Infra-Slim, Whole-Body Vibration
Brands Used: Zerona, YOLO Curve, Infra-Slim, Image Skincare
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Call ahead for an appointment. Yoga or stretch pants and a T-shirt are ideal for an Infra-Slim treatment.
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
We think beauty is both internal and external. When you feel beautiful on the inside, you exude that beauty outside. Taking care of yourself inside and out is so important. We offer services such as Zerona, facials, microdermabrasion, and laser hair removal to help with the outer beauty—but we also offer chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, ionic foot detoxes, and more to help clients take care of themselves on the inside as well.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
We love the Zerona treatments. We've been providing Zerona treatments for almost five years now, and our clients have seen life-changing results in that time. People are skeptical when they come in, but thrilled when they leave. The Zerona laser does exactly what it is FDA-approved to do—shrink fat cells. When the treatments are provided correctly and with the proper support, it's amazing what Zerona can do for clients' bodies in a short amount of time. Our laser providers are certified, experienced, and meticulous in giving these treatments and in providing information to maximize client results. We're extremely proud of our facility, the team of professionals we've put together, and the results our clients get.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
We hear daily how thrilled clients are from treatments. For example, first thing this morning, a client called to say that she was "strutting around her house feeling sexy." She was wearing a pair of pants to work today that she hasn't fit in for the past four years, and she just wanted to share that with us. She isn't even finished with her Zerona package she signed up for. Calls and remarks like that happen daily for us, and we all enjoy celebrating right along with our clientele.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are not a chain and you are not a number to us. We also aren't a company that just started offering Zerona to take advantage of the trend. We are a small, family-owned-and-operated business that was one of the first Zerona providers in the state of Colorado. We make every client who walks in the door feel pampered and special. It's a warm, comfortable, friendly environment, and we take great pride in the care we provide.
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.