You'd think, in what’s been voted the Fittest City in the country more than once (or at the very least, in the Top 10), that personal trainers in Boulder would be plentiful. And you’d be right. Between the professional athletes who flock here for the high altitude training, to the weekend warriors, biking along the Boulder Creek Path and ending at Amante or Trident or Full Cycle on a Saturday morning, and everyone in between, Boulder is an active town. As such, we all need experts to help us along our fitness journey, and the many varieties of personal trainers in Boulder have our back (or front, or abs, or…).
ClimbingBoulder is a mountain town, after all, and as such, one of the most popular specialties in athletic training is rock climbing. Whether it’s brief bouldering or full-on, roped in high rock wall stuff, Boulder has not only the mountainous outdoors to supply natural training grounds for learning how to climb (and practicing your climbing skills), but there are numerous climbing focused gyms here, too, with well trained staff to help you find your climbing peak. The three biggies are: Boulder Rock Club, The Spot, and Movement Climbing and Fitness, and you better believe that no matter which gym you go to, you’ll find a personal trainer specialist to help you find your peak. (Get it? Peak?)
BikingBoulder is a mecca for bicyclists, boasting professionals here for training, big-time bike races right here in our own backyard, and a slew of excellent bike shops that know their way around a velo. Even casuals can be seen on bikes all over Boulder, as it tends to be easier to use a bike than a car to get around. No matter what level biker you are, you can find a personal trainer that can tailor their fitness regimen specifically to you and your man-powered vehicle.
General WellnessOf course, it’s often true that when you’re looking for a personal trainer, you may not want a specialist. You might want that overall fitness guru that will help you with it all: a weight training plan, a cardio schedule that works with your terrible knees? A nutrition plan that helps cleanly feed you during your power yoga journey? Weight loss, weight gain, muscle mass coaching, and general goal setting and accountability? This is all what your well trained personal trainer can do for you, and boy do they know what they’re doing in Boulder—it’s such an athletically competitive city, after all—you know that if they’ve got a good reputation here in Boulder, they must be the best of the best. But how to find the perfect personal trainer for you? Thing is, with pretty much everybody being active, fit, and pretty in Boulder, it can be a challenge to find the one perfect match for your body and your goals, out of the many personal trainers in Boulder that are excellent at what they do. This is where the YourBoulder directory comes in. We’ve done the research, the interviews, the testimonials, and the crunches, and what we’ve come away with is a listing of the very best you’ll find, with descriptions and help along the way to find the best Boulder PT that’s right for you.
Kirk Emry is a personal fitness, sport and strength trainer in Boulder, Colorado.
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Countless people have transformed their lives with my chosen exercise methodologies, the Integrated Fitness Training (IFT) model from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), along with my nutrition strategies from Precision Nutrition (PN) and the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN).
You can be one of those people. That's right. With the support of a coach who's been in your shoes, you can achieve your dreams, whatever those dreams may be. Oh, and please dream big. I myself settle for nothing less than the best. You should, too.
I am passionate about what I do because I like to see improvement in quality of life.
When I was 19, I suffered a painful accident while playing football which knocked my pelvis 2.5 inches to one side. I thought I’d never be able to do the activities that I love ever again. The misalignment led to chronic back pain from my low back to my shoulders, and eventually turned into chronic headaches. I was having difficulty focusing, I could hardly walk and getting out of bed was near impossible.
Gratefully, a healthcare practitioner identified what was wrong and after lots of rehabilitation and help correcting the issue, I now do all the activities I love, with grace.
I am dedicated to what I do because I know what it feels like to be in an unbelievable amount of pain, to seek answers from professionals who can’t identify what’s wrong and to be at the end of my rope exhausted and in pain, wondering if I would ever return to my normal activities again.
I can hold space for you because I’ve been there and I can coach you because I’ve journeyed through it myself and found a way to the other side.
Moving the body is important and the first step. That you can do on your own.
My job is to give you proper guidance, teach you proper body mechanics, provide positive energy, and keep you on track, all while making it fun to achieve your fitness goal.
Ross grew up in a small town in central Indiana. He was never any good at anything physical as a kid, so instead played saxophone and violin and acted on the stage. After studying history, film studies, and philosophy at Indiana University, he turned his inquiry to human movement and the physical experience.
Ross has been eating his own dog food since 2000 and has experienced first-hand the life transformation that results from coordinated physical, mental, emotional and spiritual exercise. These days, Ross is keen on cooking, music, and visual art, and loves snowboarding and strength training with the Russian kettlebell. His personal mission is to help people experience possibility and self-empowerment and to live vibrant lives of freedom, joy, and fulfillment.
Rippling, pulsing, spiraling, swinging, spinning, flipping, gliding, rolling, bounding, undulating–alive in movement, ClydeRae is a dancer, a singer, a grandmother, a body worker, and a movement educator.
She teaches the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® in private lessons and small group classes on the GYROTONIC® Pulley Tower and Handle Unit, the Ladder, the Leg Extension Unit, the Archway and the Jumping Stretching Board. ClydeRae also teaches GYROKINESIS® classes, the GYROTONIC® Therapeutic Approach, Pre-and Post-Natal GYROTONIC® , and is a GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Pre-trainer and a GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer.
Her students include athletes and dancers, pregnant women, mothers and children, seniors, people recovering from surgeries, illness, and accidents, including those with mild to moderate brain injury.
ClydeRae’s teaching is innovative, compassionate, and fueled by curiosity about the nature of being. How is our world shaped by how we move?
Allen Bridgeforth is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer and a licensed massage therapist in Colorado.
Allen is originally from Chicago but has called Colorado home since 2006. He enjoys spending time with his wife, six-year-old daughter, and infant son, as well as hiking and off-road driving on mountain trails.
Chelsea Marie has always had a love and passion towards an active lifestyle. Since she was a little girl she was an avid runner and a sports girl that ranged from basketball, track, soccer, cross-country and has continued to keep active with weight training, calisthenics, yoga, rock climbing, running, hiking, fitness competitions, and a variety more as well as teaching fitness classes and personal training. Having a sincere love to help people with weight loss, live in a healthy body that they are proud of, and achieve their health goals Chelsea has founded Find Yourself Healthy in order to help change peoples lives for the better. Find Yourself Healthy is to give people the knowledge on fitness, nutrition, and health in order to help them change themselves for the better, to feel great, be proud of themselves, and live a long healthy life. For anybody with the proper mindset, knowledge, nutrition, training, and lifestyle it is possible to Find Yourself Healthy..
When I was in high school I learned about a way that I could feel that sense of giving back that I also happened to be quite good at: helping out with the special needs program at my High School. Knowing that I was helping those students in the special needs program feel a sense of acceptance and inclusion made me feel amazing. My passion for working with this population kept growing the longer I did it and I continued to pursue volunteer opportunities after High School which later led to getting a full-time job in the field with a non-profit in my hometown of Boulder, CO called “Imagine!".
Outside of my passion for working with individuals with disabilities, I also have always had a passion for sports and fitness. That love for exercise and playing sports led me to realize that I would love to work in the field of Sports and Fitness as a full-time career. In April 2015 I officially got my ACE Personal Trainer certification.
While working full-time at Imagine! and part-time as a personal trainer, it clicked one day that I could potentially combine the two jobs and become a personal trainer who specializes in clients with disabilities. That led me to getting the ACSM/NCHPAD Inclusive Fitness Trainer certification which officially certified me to work with clients with disabilities. After that, I took a class and an exam to get certified as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). Becoming an RBT gave me the knowledge to work with clients that may have behavioral difficulties such as refusal, elopement, or aggression. Finally, I started reaching out to people all over the fields of fitness as well as special education to grow my network and clientele.
I hope that someday my business can grow from being local, to being statewide, to even being nationwide and that no one with a disability is ever left thinking that they're less than equal to everyone else.