Alex teaches cycle/yoga, yoga, and cycling and is hooked on what she hopes is a lifelong balance of working hard and recovering just as hard. Alex first learned yoga from an eighty-year old man in India and never looked back. Formerly Type A (with a little bit of it still hanging on for dear life), she found the art of linking breath and movement transformative. Alex went on get her certification at Laughing Lotus in SF in 2007 and has since taught in gyms, studios, jails, and shelters. An addict of heart pumping, sweat inducing movement Alex came to indoor cycling while in recovery from a serious road riding crash and started teaching it out of pure love for the ride. Her favorite classes to teach fuse cycling and yoga, always paired with a killer playlist. After living in Madagascar for two years, Alex landed back in Denver longing to find a community that was hooked on movement and connection as much as she is. She couldn’t be happier to not only now call Endorphin her workout home (hello week full of HIIT, Kinesis, Boxing, Cycling, Yoga- how lucky are we?), but to also be a part of the incredible family of Endo instructors.
Alison MurphyBarre, Cycle
Alison has been guiding students to a mental and physical release in a variety of classes for the last three years. Whether it’s a restorative yoga nap or a heart pounding 45 minute cycle class (and all the variances between) her goal is to help you get rid of your day’s mental struggles and find strength in the moment. On the bike and in HIIT classes she pushes you to your physical limit through humor and encouragement. As a vinyasa teacher, she offers you a space to find a balance of physical activity and mental de-junking.
Amanda is a proud Denver native that has always been fascinated by the mind-body connection; the discovery of yoga in her teens eventually lead her to receive her 200 hour yoga training. She continued to practice and teach yoga until she moved to Boston were she began attending barre classes while expecting her first child. She instantly fell in love with the movements, the effective results, and how much barre complimented her yoga practice. A life-long fan of music and movement, barre seemed to be the perfect match to Amanda’s lifestyle. Amanda is excited to become more integrated with the Endorphin community, bringing eclectic playlists, and a love of wellness to each of her classes.
Fitness has been a part of Amanda’s life for as long as she can remember. As a runner, she was looking to expand flexibility and increase breath support, which is when she found yoga. Her practice quickly expanded and helped her grow stronger, more flexible and fearless, both on and off the mat. She completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Samadhi Yoga Denver in June 2015 under the guidance of Jeremy Wolf, Cheryl Deer, Seraphina Mesmer and Beth Sanchez. She will always first be a student and is deeply grateful for the loving wisdom her teachers have shared with her. Amanda teaches a vinyasa style class with emphasis on alignment. Be prepared to experience creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice through philosophical, spiritual or anatomical focuses. She seeks to help others thrive in life by nurturing body, mind and soul through safe alignment and adjustments.
Amanda is a California native and has called Denver home since 2008. When not practicing yoga, she is a speech language pathologist in a school based setting where she attempts to bring mindfulness to the youth of Denver.
Amy OsborneCycle, HELLth
Amy has been a group fitness fanatic since the age of fifteen. Amy began teaching in 2006 and holds certifications in group exercise, kickboxing, mat Pilates and indoor cycling. She also has eight years of experience as an ACE-certified personal trainer. In pursuance of a deeper understanding of human movement, she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in Chicago. Her educational background ensures that her classes are not only safe, but effective. Amy feels that each person is unique in their journey toward health and fitness, and is passionate about supporting them wherever they may be on that journey. Amy brings high energy, inspiring music, and challenging movements to all of her classes to ensure that each moment is not only intense, but also fun!
Amy currently practices physical therapy in Denver and specializes in pelvic floor dysfunction, breast cancer rehabilitation, and perinatal/postpartum care. Amy is a Denver native and is ecstatic to be part of the best fitness community in the city!
Andrew GelberKinesis, HIIT
Playing baseball competitively for 15 years and skateboarding for 20 years, I never knew the importance of training/fitness. Once injuries took my freedom of movement away, I realized the need to be physically fit. Since becoming a personal trainer and class instructor at Endorphin, I have found a special purpose to my life. I now know that I am a healer. I use my training and class time to build up confidence in all facets of life for my clientele. I create challenging/athletic movements for my classes, but know that modifications are necessary to allow all levels to train with me! Life can be hard, but movement is the fountain of happiness/youth. I treat the time that I coach my clientele as their release and freedom from life. My training and classes contain elements of free weights, cable machines, TRX, slam balls, medicine balls, plyometrics, footwork, yoga, rubber bands, and other tools. Everyone is invited all the time… Just be ready to work hard and have fun as you work towards your goals!
I brought yoga into my life in the spring of 2011 as a supplement for my many athletic activities, but what keeps me returning to my mat time and again are the many other benefits yoga provides. Yoga has changed my life for the better and I don’t know where I would be in life without it. I have been influenced and inspired by so many teachers along my yoga journey, and my goal as a teacher is to inspire my students the same way. I would describe my classes as challenging, inspiring, fun, grounding, and empowering. I love to share my love of yoga with students each class.
Anna VolakBarre, Yoga, Retorative Yoga
“As a life long dancer, Anna has always believed Yoga to be a great compliment to dancing. She found a deep love for belly dancing as a creative outlet in 2008 and discovered that combining it with Yoga helped her heal many physical and mental ailments including posture issues, chronic pain, anxiety, depression and addiction issues!
Wanting to share these amazing healing movement practices with others, she began teaching Beginners Fusion Belly Dance and Yoga in 2011. Anna received her 200 RYT certification in January 2014 in Integrative Hatha from Roseanna Frechette ~ Inner City Yoga (RYS) and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She specializes in Hatha Yoga, Slow Flow and Restorative Yoga, Chakra energy work, guided imagery meditation and Beginner’s Fusion Belly Dance. She was also recently certified in Sadie Marquardt’s Raqs Flow Level 1 Belly Dance Training (Spring 2015) and has completed a 10 hour Restorative Yoga Intensive in May 2015 with Roseanna Frechette.
By combining her passion for different styles of Yoga and meditation, Anna guides her students to find holistic balance, restored energy, and complete relaxation. She is also a fusion performance artist fire dancer and fire eater! When not teaching or performing, she loves to spend quality time with her husband and two children, be outdoors, geek out on sci-fi, and bake.”
Autumn found yoga after undergoing a 70 pound weight loss. “Admittedly, I was just looking for a way to ‘tighten it all up’, and I had been told that yoga was the perfect cross-training tool. While I indeed ‘tightened it all up’, I also discovered something I hadn’t counted on: that with each practice, my resolve strengthened, my heart opened, and my perception became clearer. That’s when yoga found me. It became so much more than a workout: it turned everything in my life upside down (or right-side up). It taught me how to let go of the things that don’t matter, and how to fight like hell for the things that matter most. Yoga transformed my entire world, and I intend to facilitate that for others.”
Whether leading a class revolving around fiery strength, or a class focused on finding a sense of ease and relaxation, one constant remains: Autumn is dedicated to teaching proper alignment in order to build a strong foundation, as well as a safe practice. She encourages using the breath to create a space where the body and mind can meet in order to heal and regain a sense of balance. Her classes are safe, challenging, and accessible for all levels of practitioners, from never-before to advanced.
Autumn is certified in Vinyasa and Sculpt, and has been teaching yoga publicly and privately in Denver since 2011.
Ben DavisYoga, Yoga Sculpt, Cycle, Cycle/Yoga, Warriors, Personal Trainer
“Ben has been a fitness and yoga instructor in Denver since 2010 and teaches a variety of classes including, yoga, yoga sculpt, cycle fusion and HIIT. Yoga is the backbone of Ben’s teaching philosophy and as a teacher, he wants to help his students understand the alignment of yoga in relationship to the various exercises they perform in all the fitness classes they attend. Through this understanding, Ben can help you deepen your mind-body connection and find a more effortless practice on and off the mat.
For more about Ben and his offerings please visit www.fitnesnyoga.com.
Nothing in the world is softer or weaker than water;
But, for attacking the hard and the strong, there is nothing like it!
For nothing can take its place.
That the weak overcomes the strong and the soft overcomes the hard.
This is known by all…
But practiced by none.
Toa Te Ching
Billy combined his real estate career with yoga in 2004. He lives in the Montclair neighborhood of Denver with his wife, three kids, and a dog. In addition to yoga, real estate, and spending time with his family and friends, Billy’s other passions are urban cycling, soccer, and reading. Billy enjoys the yoga experience of ‘peeling the layers away from the inside-out’ and getting to the important stuff, and his style of Power-Vinyasa yoga is an effective catalyst for that process. “Finding joy, gratitude, and ‘lightness’ on the mat allows us to go deeper and find grace and levity in our practice. Sometimes we can take our yoga a bit too seriously, so lighten up and allow yourself to have some fun while traveling a bit deeper and feeling that connection with yourself and the world around you. It’s not always easy or pretty, but it’s worth it.”
Brandon HarkeyCycle, HELLth, HIIT, Warriors, Kinesis
Brandon Harkey is an endorphin enthusiast. He is a certified fitness trainer and cycling instructor and he loves nothing better than exercise-induced adrenaline rushes. Brandon’s ‘Work Hard Play Hard’ attitude shines through in his classes. He believes that exercise is a privilege and the key to a long and fulfilling life. When he’s not teaching a class, you’ll find him somewhere in the Rocky Mountains snowboarding or mountain biking (hopefully both in the same week), or traveling the word with his wife. He values the opportunity to share his love for exercise with people of all ages and abilities, and would love to help you achieve your fitness goals.
Breeanna MurphyWarriors, Cycle, Cycle/Yoga, HIIT, Kinesis, Yoga, Restorative Yoga
Watching her students push their edge and seeing the accomplishment on their faces continues to serve as the foundation for why Bree loves teaching at Endorphin. If you have a goal and need a cheerleader who will provide you with attainable steps, Bree will be there to support you along the way. Bree is a mother of two and knows how challenging it can be to balance all that comes with that responsibility. Her kids have taught her the reason why it is important to model a healthy lifestyle; it is through watching their determination and resilience she has become a better person and teacher. Bree has worked as an instructional coach in education and as a classroom teacher. This experience proves to be beneficial as she plans every class down to the minute with great intention to support athletes at any level. Whether you are sprinting on your bike in a cycling class or doing high intensity interval training off the bike, she will be sure to have music that inspires you to keep moving. She will take the fear out of the gym and motivate you to keep coming back for more. A great foil to her energy in the cycle studio, Bree’s restorative and yin yoga classes are a perfect place to renew your mind and body. She guides each class with a theme and provides thoughtful quotes to support her students’ meditation. She also uses hands-on adjustments and massage to give students an ultimate feeling of relaxation.
Briana ConstanceYoga, Warriors, Cycle, Cycle/Yoga, HIIT, Kinesis, Cycle/Row
“Briana is the General Manager of Endorphin and has been teaching yoga since 2003 and cycling/fitness since 2009, which is when she found this Endorphin community, and it became her passion & life’s work. Briana is an E-RYT 200 currently continuing her yoga studies at the Colorado School of Yoga. She teaches nearly every style class at Endorphin, however, Vinyasa Yoga and Cycling/Warriors on the Real Ryder bikes are her jam. Nicknamed “”undercover sassy-pants””, Briana is calm, helpful and approachable as a teacher, but her classes will always sneak up on you and leave you worked! Her teaching style is smooth and fun! You will leave with tremendous sense of accomplishment.”
I have been part of the Endo community as a member for around six years. Given my love of spinning and music, I decided to finally become a spin instructor. I LOVE putting together a great playlist and leading members in a fun/fulfilling workout. So… join me for a great workout with good music and life lessons offered up here-and-there by Beyonce, TLC, Sia and all of the others. You never know what the playlist will bring, but you will get a great workout!!!
“Carolyne specializes in playful, yet mindful all level Vinyasa Flow classes, fusing the energetic style of Prana Flow Yoga while blending a strong component of hands on alignment and awareness in addition to breath control. Carolyne believes in taking the practice seriously but your self lightly and aims to make yoga accessible to everyone, structuring her classes so that all who come to their mat can experience a mind, body connection.
Carolyne has been studying with her primary teacher, Prana Flow creator, Shiva Rea, since 2008, having received her 200RYT. She has also studied under the guidance of Seane Corn, Jason Crandell, and Janet Stone. Carolyne is eager to teach from a place of compassion, patience, humility and an occasional side of humor.”
“Growing up, I struggled with weight and body issues but once I moved to Colorado in 2000 I adopted the omnipresent active lifestyle found here and the pounds melted off. Currently, I take full advantage of as many outdoor adventures that Colorado has to offer, regardless of the weather! I came to yoga because of a sports related injury while training for a triathlon. Never really giving yoga the credit as a true work out, I immediately realized how wrong I was after my first class. Once I incorporated a regular yoga practice into my training, the pain began to go away and eventually ceased. After having a consistent practice, I noticed that yoga was more than just a great workout and way to prevent injury, it influenced my life off the mat. Since that time I have been singing the benefits of yoga to anyone who will listen but especially to athletes.The advantages that can come to your sport specific training is innumerable and in the end, you may just develop that “third eye” everyone keeps talking about. I completed my 200 hour teacher training with Qi in 2012 and embraced teaching right away. Seeing the look on a student’s face at the end of an invigorating class and truly understanding how they feel in their body at that moment, is my favorite part of teaching. I’d love to see you in class sometime, please come join me on the mat!”
Courtney ShelbyPersonal Training
As a fitness specialist, dancer, biker, yogi and world traveler, Courtney is passionate about helping one person at a time. “Strength training and dance are my favorites”. She believes health is a lifelong practice that starts from the inside out. She takes a unique, fresh, whole person, cross training, faith approach to health and fitness, by helping you renew your mind. “Nutrition is essential to health and directly impacts your results.” You will be inspired, empowered, equipped, and set free from the bondages of food and training myths. “More is not always better. It’s about finding the right balance for you.” She is passionate about helping people live happy, healthy, pain free lives. She works with adults, seniors, youth (sport specific) in strength, cardio, fat loss, flexibility, pregnacy, pre/post natal and injury rehabilitation. Group training is available. Special programs include: Wedding Fitness Nutrition – She will create a personalized program and help you get in your best shape for that special day, and for your new life (brides, grooms, bridesmaids/groomsmen, mother and father of the bride and groom). Food Coaching – for fat loss, general health, travelling workers, youth, and college bound students. Learn about food, what to eat and how to grocery shop. You will receive in depth, quick, easy, personalized and effective solutions to nutrition challenges and cooking tips. Lifestyle Fitness Planning- help with time management, travel, organizing and planning workouts/activities, meals and recovery into your work and family life. Genetic testing is also available. Tests include weight management, nutrition needs, heart health and bone health. Certifications: NASM certified personal trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialst, Nutrition Fitness Specialist, Schwinn Cycle Certified, American Heart Association CPR & AED certified. Contact Courtney at 720-272-8583 or email@example.com
“Diane Sieg RN, CYT, CSP is an emergency room nurse of 23 years turned professional speaker, author, mindfulness coach and yoga teacher. She is the creator of online mindfulness programs, author of three books and international retreat facilitator. She has been teaching group exercise for over 30 years and yoga for 10 years. Her classes are alignment-based with lots of cueing and adjustments, always building to a peak pose.”
“Eliana began her yoga journey in 2001 under duress, having been ordered to stretch by a doctor, and from the first class began to experience the profound transformative potential of yoga. Motivated by her faith in yoga as a powerful tool for health and greater peace, as well as a passionate wish to share those benefits with others, Eliana began teaching public classes in and around Denver in 2008. She also offers private sessions and therapeutic yoga sessions out of her home.
Eliana’s approach is centered on mindful awareness and the systematic application of powerful principles of alignment for optimal benefit and safety. In accordance with her deep appreciation of yoga as a system which serves the whole person—the spirit and heart as well as the physical body—even simple poses are employed as opportunities to explore and embody a deeper practice that can enhance our lives off the mat.
Each day brings reminders of the many ways in which this practice has enriched and sweetened Eliana’s life, and she considers it a privilege to be in a position to try to transmit the wisdom and benefit of these teachings. She is grateful to all of her teachers, to her husband for his support and partnership, and to her two wonderful children, who provide her with daily opportunities to practice her yoga off the mat.
Eliana has a B.A. from Yale University in Theater Studies, and an M.A. from Emory University, where she focused on the creative interpretation of sacred Jewish texts.”
Erin WimertYoga, Barre, Cycle/Yoga, Meditation
“I dove head first into my yoga practice in 2009. Less than six months later, I decided to take yoga teacher training and I was very fortunate to be given the opportunity to leave my desk job and teach full-time. Soon after I was also certified to teach spin and barre classes, as well.
I have spent a lot of time studying body alignment and after taking a 100- hour Anusara Immersion with Amy Ippoliti, I found a solid balance between combining comprehensible alignment break down with vinyasa flow. I also have a great interest in the chakra system and have enjoyed leading my own workshops, as well as bringing this information into my classes.
I spent a year and a half studying and teaching in San Francisco. While I was there, I was introduced to Tibetan Buddhism, which has heavily influenced my classes, as well as my way of life. When I’m not teaching, you can find me meditating, reading, running or practicing yoga. I want to show up as best I can in this world and I put my heart into motivating and supporting others to do the same.
Teaching yoga is my dharma and I look forward to sharing some time and space with you!”
Jay VolakWarriors, Cycle, HIIT, Kinesis
“As a former professional Freeskier and Mountain Biker, I love to bring real world experience to my coaching and teaching of the multitude of programs offered at Endorphin. Strength, balance, explosion, and endurance are on the agenda for you when taking part in any of my classes…all with a positive approach, smile, and sense of humor to get and keep you motivated.
I always try to bring a varied approach to take my students on a musical journey as they sweat away the stress of their lives and strive to reach their goals, whatever those may be. Fast paced, fun, energetic music will move that body!
Let’s smash those barriers and climb to the top of Mt. Bad Ass together!”
“Jenny Fleming has been exploring the depths of yoga for decades and has been teaching since 1999. Rooted in the Iyengar tradition she has delved into many lineages of yoga to deepen her own practice and her teaching. Jenny was schooled in the Iyengar Yoga teacher training program in Denver, and is certified through the Samadhi Center for Yoga.
With a strong foundation in anatomy and kinesiology and a commitment to living the principles of yogic philosophy on and off the mat, Jenny guides her students to discover what lies within reaching from the vast teachings yoga has to offer. Her classes have been described as nurturing and restorative while encouraging strength, awareness, and safe alignment in the poses.
Jenny holds a BS in Nursing and has worked as an oncology and hospice nurse for many years. She is also a Certified Massage Therapist, with advanced training in Zen Shiatsu and Thai Massage and has had a private practice in Denver since 1996. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, being in the mountains, swimming, and of course all things yoga.”
Jess is a Boston native who moved to Denver in September! She is loving the mountains, mild weather, and exploring the city. Jess is a certified health coach as well as yoga and spin instructor. She has a passion for helping people achieve optimal health through eating real whole foods, finding a healthy and balanced exercise routine, and managing stress! Outside of the studio, she enjoys running, hiking, cooking and finding new local spots to eat as she is a big foodie.
Jessica HarperWarriors, Cycle, HIIT
I love hearing the words ‘I can’t’ come from someone’s mouth. I instantly think ‘Challenge’ and I also remember I was there too. I spent my 20s trying to live a fit life and lose weight but it wasn’t until I stopped thinking ‘I can’t’ or ‘it will never happen’ that my life changed. I enjoy trying to help people overcome that thought process and try to incorporate a bit of pushing our comfort zones in the classes I teach. It’s a great high (movement is our drug) to overcome fear and do something we didn’t think possible inside the gym and out. Come push out of your comfort zone in one of my classes today!
Jessica LueckingWarriors, Cycle, HIIT
I moved to Colorado six years ago and was in search of a gym. I tried just about every gym that offered a free class or a free week trial and nothing gave me that challenge I was looking for until I walked into Endorphin. Instantly I was hooked, the atmosphere and the community at Endorphin are like no other gym I have ever been to. I enjoy challenging myself and others in every workout to become the best version of yourself you can be! Take Action!!
Jody WeisenhornCycle, Kinesis, HIIT
After being involved in organized sports for most of my childhood and playing collegiate lacrosse, it was a struggle for me to stay healthy and active after graduating. I often felt defeated and had trouble making positive gains. My daily routine was leaving me feeling drained and overworked so I impulsively decided to move to Argentina on a one-way ticket. After a few months of slowing down and reconnecting, I moved back to the US – committed to living a healthier life- both mind and body. I slowly learned how to get motivated and be encouraged to live my best life. Being active and staying healthy has helped me be more present in my own life and it’s my goal to help others find the confidence they need to push past the first step of doubt and fear to make the changes they want to see. I love being able to help people reach their goals and find joy in the process.
After practicing for over a decade in Denver’s yoga community, John started teaching public classes in 2012. His classes deliver a recipe of equal parts: breath, alignment, community and fearlessness. With a heavy emphasis on balancing postures, his vinyasa power flow is driven by the breath and supported by others in the room. He has studied with many yoga visionaries over the years and follows the path set out by Sri Dharma Mittra of New York. However, his most impactful of his teachers are the students in the room and his four kids who help him every day on the path of the middle way.
Julia RosenWarriors, Cycle
“Throughout most of my life I’ve gone through phases of being active followed by long periods where I’ve been demotivated and struggled with self-image. When I moved to Colorado in 2012, I was inspired to make fitness a permanent part of my lifestyle so I could be ready for any outdoor adventure that our amazing state has to offer. Joining Endorphin has been a huge part of that, and teaching has made me even more motivated to keep the commitments I’ve made to myself.
In my classes, I focus on using music as a motivator both on and off the bike. My goal is to get every student to work just a little bit harder than they thought they could and leave class feeling like they’re closer to meeting whatever goals they’re working towards, both in the gym and out. “
Julieta ClaireYoga, Cycle, Cycle/Yoga
Every now and then we are blessed with a teacher that has the ability to transform our practice, and inspire us on a path we could not have imagined for ourselves. Julieta has been sharing this gift for over a decade with her countless students and devoted practitioners. A student and teacher of alignment, vivid story teller, and extraordinarily advanced in her own practice, Julieta passes her knowledge and passion effortlessly to her students in unique, playful and empowering ways, often pushing the boundaries of what is possible. She loves to teach beginners to the very advanced student, offering guidance tailored to meet the individual students needs to help them transform on the mat at their own pace. Julieta is a certified yoga teacher with a multitude of accomplishments and workshops to her credit. Julieta teaches workshops and training’s in Denver and throughout the country. She honors her teachers with gratitude in her own pursuit, among them Amy Ippoliti and especially her guide and mentor Desiree Rumbaugh. Julieta is the Founder of The Handstand School.
Kara TaylorStrength Training
I began my fitness journey after moving to Colorado in 2007 to work at a salon under one of my mentors. While I loved to make people look and feel beautiful, I didn’t feel that way myself. I worked with a trainer, started running, and ran my first 10k, half marathon, and marathon all in one year. While I loved running I noticed that even though my body was smaller, it was still lacking shape and muscle. I joined a CrossFit gym and fell in love with powerlifting and strength training! Building strength not only improved my body composition, but exponentially improved my mental toughness and fortitude. I love encouraging others to push their own personal limits, find strength they didn’t know they had, and make physical changes they didn’t know were possible.
Kelley SerianoYoga, Hip Hop
Kelley was born and raised in Chicago, IL before calling Denver, CO home. She brings 34 years of ballet, jazz, hiphop and tap dance, yoga, Pilates and fitness experience. Her knowledge and skill set have allowed her to develop unique fitness programs. Kelley is a Certified Neurosculpting® Facilitator and credits much of her success to the integration of the Neurosculpting® tools of stress management into her corporate management as well as her personal well-being and corporate career. At Endorphin Kelley facilitates Yoga, Barre, Cycle and Neurosculpting® Yoga. Contact Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kery AllenYoga, Cycle, Cycle/Yoga
Kery was born and raised in Colorado with a passion for fitness. After playing all the sports in her childhood, she decided to pursue track and cross country. After running for Metro State College of Denver ( and graduating with a BFA in painting), she helped coach high school track and college cross country. In 2014 she found Endorphin! Kery started as a trade cleaner at Lowry and worked her way up. In 2015 she took Yoga teacher training at the River. In 2016 she was certified to teach cycling.
Outside of work, Kery trains for Ultra-marathon trail races, plays with her kitten Wolfsnack, and loves to cook. Her favorite book is “Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki. Her favorite color is navy blue, and her favorite article of clothing is a pair of warm wool socks!
I’ve been with the Endo family since 2008. In that time I have taken every class we’ve offered and loved every single one. I teach HIIT and Kinesis and have a background in gymnastics and track & field at the state level. I love outdoor water activities, bicycling, TABATA workouts, and am happiest with my nose in a book. Fitness has always been an active part of my life but Endorphin brings new challenges and excitement to my life whether I’m taking a class or teaching it. I am inspired every single day at Endo and love the people surrounding me here.
Leslie Scotland-StewartWarriors, Cycle, Cycle/Row
Leslie has always loved being active and athletic! However, after entering the business world and having two children her health and wellness definitely took a back seat. Determined to be healthier for her family, Leslie embarked on a wellness journey that lead her to her very first Cycle/Row class at Endorphin! She was hooked immediately and experienced amazing health and fitness results that she had never achieved before including losing 40 pounds. As an instructor, she wants to give back and help other’s experience the amazing community that Endorphin offers. She loves to teach cycling, HIIT and row classes and always brings fun and fresh music! Leslie also works full time building an Executive Wellness Coaching company and is extremely passionate about all areas of wellness including fitness, nutrition and mindfulness.
Liz HochstetlerYoga, Cycle, Cycle/Yoga
I have lived in Denver for 8 years, and it was my first year out here that I was introduced to yoga. I instantly fell in love and have been doing it ever since. I have always wanted to teach yoga, but it was more of a dream to me, rather than anything I ever thought would become a reality. About 4 years ago, I happened to be looking on the Qi website and saw a yoga teacher training was coming up that next month. I figured there wouldn’t be any room left at such a last minute, but something was telling me to contact someone and find out. Sure enough, there were 2 spaces left! It was meant to be! I had my son Connor almost 3 years ago. After a fairly long maternity leave from teaching and practicing yoga, it felt so great to get back into it!! This fall I completed the cycling teacher training, to continue moving forward as an instructor. I am really enjoying growing in my practice and as an instructor with each class at Endorphin. Such a great community to be a part of! I’m so excited to see what this year will bring. Love and light to all!
Liza is an indoor cycling and fitness fanatic whose enthusiasm and encouragement will push you to work your hardest and have fun while doing it! Liza has been teaching indoor cycling for 8 years and loves the diverse classes Endorphin offers both to teach and to take. She is grateful for each student that walks in the door, believes that movement really is your drug, and can’t wait to show you what you are capable of!
Lydia discovered barre several years ago, and found it to be a very fun and graceful way to strengthen and transform the entire body. From tiny effective movements to high kicks, Lydia aims to keep you sweating and building muscle, balance and core strength while also enhancing your posture. Originally from Texas, Lydia now calls Denver home and enjoys spending time with her husband and little dog, traveling, trying new fitness classes and living a healthy lifestyle.
Margrette CastroStrength Training
Margrette started coaching functional fitness in 2012 and Olympic weightlifting in 2014. She’s always enjoyed sports including tennis, volleyball, running, softball, swimming. She competes in local weightlifting meets and enjoys even more coaching other weightlifters; teaching them technique, safety, and etiquette. She’s worked with various age levels and have coached many athletes in competitions. Her motto is show up and have fun. Coach Margrette has her CrossFit level 1 and USAW Weightlifting Level 2 certifications.
Mark ButlerFunctional Athlete, Strength Training, Bootcamp
Born and raised in Colorado I was lucky enough to be exposed to team sports and the countless outdoor sports available to us here! Fitness for me has not only been a hobby but a necessity for my profession. Being physically fit means those I protect, those I work with and myself have a much better chance of going home to our families. My goal for those who come to my classes is to have fun and push your self to achieve things you may have not thought possible. I promise you will leave a better and more capable person to tackle whatever life throws at you than when you walked through the door.
Mark has practiced the traditions of Yoga since 1996 and was focused primarily in Anusara Yoga until 2012. He trained primarily under the watchful eye of Amy Ippoliti and has been involved with many different Yoga communities in Denver since 2005. Aside from a dedicated interest in Yoga asana, he also has sought to understand the philosophical dimensions of Kashmiri Shavism and Buddha-dharma. Mark has a Masters Degree in Buddhist Studies with a concentration in Sanskrit and Contemplative Religions. When not doing Yoga, Mark applies his understanding of Yoga in the equally interesting arts of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, in which he competes regularly and Jeet Kune Do (of which he is certified to teach). Feel free to contact him at email@example.com for information on workshops or lectures for Buddhist/Yogic studies, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, or Jeet Kune Do.
As my involvement in the practice has deepened and expanded, so has my love and belief in yoga. And it is such an honor to be able to share this with others. I do my best to personalize the class for students, guiding them and helping them to deepen into their own body, mind, energy, breath, practice. I hope to assist in broadening ones awareness to know what is brought onto the mat, how to work with it while in class, and then how to take that off the mat and into the world. Yoga is an exploration of the self in all our forms, mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, individual and universal. My classes are a combination of flow, strength, balance, flexibility and good music to help you connect. My practice has shifted and changed through the years, as I have grown and transformed as a human. As I teacher, I try to provide as much support and healing love for my students as I can, and to encourage them on their own unique path.
Melanie began practicing yoga in 2008 and embraced it’s challenges in strength, flexibility, optimism and softness on and off the mat. Yoga practice has touched all facets of her life, including her professional life in the sports medicine/medical device business. She is excited to teach and share the inspiration of yoga with the Endorphin community!
Merritt GrotheHELLth, Cycle, Cycle/Row, HIIT
Merritt’s love for discipline and fulfillment through athletics began at an early age as a swimmer. Throughout her life, she learned about the importance of taking care of a person’s body and mind and it quickly became a priority for herself. As a young adult, Merritt made the decision that she wanted to help other people learn how to find satisfaction by becoming healthier, both physically and mentally. Thus started the journey of becoming a fitness instructor and eventually, a full time fitness professional. Merritt has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas and is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer. She has lived in Denver since 2006 with her husband and has three children.
Michael AndersonFunctional Athlete, Strength Training, Bootcamp
Being a Colorado native I was lucky enough to grow up exploring the Rockies through skiing, hiking, mountain biking and doing fourteeners. I started my journey with fitness to help me with these activities, and I fell in love with strength training. Strength training helped my life through teaching me effective goal setting, discipline, and changing barriers into challenges. I live for the opportunity to encourage people from all walks of life to improve overall fitness and achieve goals.
Michael PachanHIIT, Functional Athlete, Mountain Made
Mike’s fitness background is rooted in spending his mornings as a child eating his cereal and watching his dad work through his sit ups, push ups and plyometrics in the basement before work. Since that time Mike has explored a wide variety of disciplines depending on his available outlets to accomplish his workouts. From formal gym settings, to closet sized apartments with dumbbells to an alley garage filled with a garage sale equipment his quest to push his body and mind has never ceased. The absolute most rewarding piece of coaching strength based training is not watching the athlete’s bodies change, but rather watching their mental states change, evolve and grow! By replacing the I Can’ts with I Cans, we as adults, get to re-experience the wonders that were found in life as children and begin to grow young as we age.
Natalie MageeYoga, Cycle, Cycle/Yoga, Sculpt, Barre
“Natalie is a self-proclaimed vampire who spends her nights at her office at 38,000 feet as a flight attendant and days mothering daughter Charlotte in-between teaching cycle, yoga and barre classes. Being a working mom who also has the luxury of being home during the day has its own set of challenges which Natalie happily meets with the help of coffee and wine. She’s lived in Colorado 11 years and been married since 2009 to a husband who happily indulges her love of biking (with baby) to breweries around town.
Because flying three days a week and teaching 12 classes around town couldn’t possibly fill up all her time, Natalie also busies herself camping and hiking 14ers. Her daughter has only made it up Mount Evans and the Manitou Springs Incline with her but Natalie’s lifetime goal is to hike the remaining 16 of the 58 14,000 foot peaks in Colorado. You can regularly find her blogging about her travel adventures at flyingforfreemagee.blogspot.com.
Three years ago she started leading adventure yoga retreats through her company Yogi Magee Expeditions. Her website yogimagee.com features free fitness videos for busy moms plus information on both the local and international yoga retreats.
Neil AllmanFunctional Athlete, Barbell 101, Kids
“Coach Neil grew up in Sunny Florida playing sports and building a love for sun and warmth. He began his coaching career in high school as an assistant coach for basketball camps and has continued ever since. With training and certifications from IFPA, ACSM, USA Weightlifting, and CrossFit his 16 years of experience have developed through education and hands-on practice.
Neil presents a very technique-oriented approach to fitness and movement. While fitness comes and goes, learning skills and refining movements can last a lifetime.”
Nick SpinosaWarriors, Kinesis, Boxing, HIIT
My positive approach and passion about health and fitness is evident throughout my life – whether you attend a class that I am teaching or stop to talk to me on the street. I feel fortunate to do something that I love each and every day, and in turn, I get to help others. I have been involved in fitness and sports for the majority of my life. In college, I studied Kinesiology (human movement) while playing three different sports. I then suffered a setback, inuring my feet and requiring five different surgeries. After my fifth surgery, I had to start over, tipping the scales at 275 lbs and unable to walk. Because of this, I’m able to relate to and understand people struggling with injuries as well as people at every fitness level – from those taking their first steps into a fitness routine to the most elite athletes. I’m currently in the best shape of my life, and I look forward to helping others reach their goals. I believe with hard work, a positive mindset, realistic goals and consistency, anything can be accomplished!
Paige MilsteinWarriors, Cycle, HIIT
“So, we’ve all heard of the “freshman 15…” the baggage you get after partaking in your “”rights of passage”” into college. In my case, it was more like freshman 35; and that weight stayed on for a couple years. Going into my junior year of college I started to stay home more, I wasn’t active, I didn’t want to go out or do much of anything, and I wasn’t happy. My mom described it as “”your glow that makes you, “you”, is missing.”” My parents, especially my mom Nicole, never gave up on me and tried to get me motivated. At the time, I thought my parents were just evil people that wanted to take away my delicious, cheesy Qdoba nachos that I loved so much. Each time I would go home my parents would cook healthy meals and would plan hikes, or runs, or ski trips – something fun, but also active at the same time. Over my holiday break, my mom invited me to a class called “”HELLth”” that was instructed by some crazy dude named Chris, and promised that I would just looovveee it. I wouldn’t call it “”love at first workout”” but it was pretty damn close to that. I thought I was going to pass out, I did puke; and I have never been yelled at so many times in my life to “”pedal faster,”” or “”PAIGE your mom is kicking your ass and she is twice your age (sorry to bring up your age mom).”” It was a complete wakeup call, and I was immediately addicted.
I moved back to Denver in the beginning of June 2014, and started my journey to becoming a healthier and happier me. It wasn’t easy. Every day was, and still is, a battle to get out of bed at 4:00a.m., only to get your tush handed to you by the insane… I mean incredible instructors here at Endorphin. However, my mom was there each and every day with me – we went to “two-a-days” for a majority of the summer and we cooked every meal at home – each week I thought to myself “”no moorree broccoli, no morree brown rice, and no morree chicken””- but I ate it anyway. After a month, I lost 15lbs, then 5 more, and again 5 more! As of today, I am proud to say I have lost the 35lbs, and they will never come back and take over my life, ever again. Being active and healthy is not just a phase to lose a couple extra pounds to fit into a bikini or a dress for “”the big day,”” it’s a way of life. I have never been happier than I am right now. I have an incredible support system at home and at Endorphin; I cannot thank all of the instructors at Endo and my mother enough, for changing my life forever.
I could not be more thrilled to be a part of the Endo family and with the opportunity to help others reach their fitness goals. You’ll find me teaching Cycle, HIIT, Ass&Abs, Warriors and Hellth – join me for a fun but challenging workout!
The only advice I can give to those about to start, and those that are on their journeys to becoming healthier and more active is this: It’s not going to be easy. Every day is a struggle. Different muscles will hurt in places you didn’t know you had muscle. You will want to give up and sleep in… DON’T. Get up. Just do it. Anything is possible…”
Samy’s Teaching Style: Magnetic, Fun, Accessible, Encouraging, and ‘Magical’!
Samy is a people-loving, soul-stirring energy-magnet. Her teaching is inspired by connection with Self and others, high-vibrational music, playful practice and a sprinkle of “yoga magic”. She’s uniquely impassioned to teach yoga to people from all walks of life; aspiring to create an ever-growing community of inclusion, wellness and bliss.
Axis Yoga 200 RYT, River Power Vinyasa Graduate – 200 RYT, Young Warriors Kid Yoga Certified, MindBody Solutions Adaptive Yoga Yoga Certified
Sarah JohnsonWarriors, Cycle, HIIT, Cycle/Row
“Sarah believes that physical and mental health is one of the most important aspects of life. Sarah’s passion for fitness and health began at sea level, on the shores of Cape Cod, Mass., where she was born and grew up training in the water and on the sand as a competitive swimmer and ocean front lifeguard. At Hartwick College in rural New York, she competed as a Division I water polo player. While competing in water polo all over the country she was able to earn a degree in the healthcare field. Four years ago, Sarah made her way to the mountains of Colorado and upped her game as a member of Endorphin’s fitness community. In 2015, Sarah joined the team at Endorphin as a fitness and cycling instructor. Sarah’s enthusiasm and discipline for optimal physical conditioning and health have remained constant at all altitudes. She is knowledgeable and committed to helping both seasoned athletes and newcomers train to achieve their fitness and health goals.
Scott NobleWarriors, Cycle, HELLth, Cycle/Row, HIIT
Scott likes to have fun. And he believes that working out should be FUN… and challenging! His creative classes are never the same and push people to their limits, with a smile. He’s been addicted to Endorphin since 2013. He’s fired up to help others reach their fitness goals & get them integrated into the Endo family. In addition to teaching, he takes a lot of pride in organizing activities like scavenger hunts, trips to Moab & obstacle course races. When he’s not working out at Endo multiple times a day, he’s probably snowboarding, dressing up in spandex for 80′s day, doing a spartan race or editing baby photos.
Shannon grew up with a love of sports, fitness, and dance. She started playing soccer and dancing at a young age and went on to play soccer in college. After college she devoted her time to training and running marathons until a knee injury prevented her from doing so. Looking for a new passion to keep her fit she discovered barre. She knew right away she had found something special that embodied both her love of fitness and dance. Barre helped her become stronger and more fit then she felt she had ever been and she wanted to help others discover this transforming work out. She trained with Ballet Physique barre studio in Littleton and has been teaching barre for 3 years now. She is excited to bring her knowledge and love of barre to the community of Endorphin!
Sharon MadisonWarriors, Kinesis, Cycle
Sharon has taken people to levels of fitness on and off the bike that they never imagined they could get to. She gets such gratification in helping people, motivating them, and elevating their abilities to believe in themselves. Showing people how to live without limits is her gift to her clients for every race she won and every race she didn’t think she could win; but did. The mind is a powerful engine. Harnessed with the right words, action and movement, she believes there’s simply nothing you can’t accomplish. Sharon has been teaching indoor cycling for 15 years. She is the founder of Living without Limits focusing on fitness and cycling coaching and corporate wellness. Sharon won 2 gold medals at the 2013 Maccabi Games in Israel in time trial and road race. She’s also the 2014 Colorado Road Race State Champion. When she’s not inside motivating people you will find her outside training on her road bike or coaching individuals.
Steph MaesBarre, Yoga, Cycle, Cycle/Yoga
“I grew up in Bailey, Colorado and stumbled into the fitness world by accident. I was diagnosed with PTSD and on anti-depressants/ anti-anxiety medications at age 18. I had gained so much weight from the medications and was close to 200lbs at age 19. I had always struggled with body issues as a teenager, but this had taken it to another level. I decided to start going to bellydance classes to just start moving, it was the most vulnerable I had ever felt at that time. My first experience with yoga was at age 19 in a cycle/ yoga class my mom dragged me to. After running out to go throw up in the middle of the class, I felt like it wasn’t for me. Then we did the yoga portion, which felt like dance to me. That’s when I fell in love with yoga and I decided to keep going in hopes of getting stronger. At age 22, I had planned on going to the police academy, but went to a yoga teacher training instead(one of these things is not like the other). I had no intention of teaching and had no clue as to why I was there, but I have ended up exactly where I needed to be.
I completed my 200 hour yoga certification in 2011, and have been taking as many teacher trainings as possible since then. I have also completed a 900 hour massage program at Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado, and I’m now a licensed massage therapist. After studying the human body, I create classes based on alignment in order for students to recruit the muscles needed to move safely and to progress in their workouts. Classes are inspired by the strength of gymnastics and the flexibility of dance as well as other movements I have studied to create something fun and new to every class. My goal is to help you connect to your body. When you feel comfortable in your own skin, it gives you a sense of empowerment. And when you feel empowered, you help give others permission to feel the same about themselves.
Along with finishing my massage program, I have also completed 2 out of 4 phases of a Belly Dance training in Portland, OR and will be completing the last 2 phases in the near future. I now teach Barre, Cycle, and Yoga at Endorphin. I love that this community offers a variety of different classes and different styles. Seeing students try something new is my favorite part about teaching.
On my free time, I am usually outdoors, at a dance class, or planning my next trip around the world,
Tiffany MillerWarriors, Cycle, Cycle/Row, HIIT
Tiffany believes fitness and wellness mean different things to different people, but that they’re both attainable by everyone. Having graduated from MSU-Denver, Summa Cum Laude, with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science, she is excited to be sharing her passion for fitness and wellness with others. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine, and has been leading group fitness since 2012.
Beyond training for running races and enjoying the Colorado outdoors, Tiffany is into food, beer, and karaoke! If you are looking for a fun and effective workout, set to good beats with the occasional punch of some Alt or Indie rock, be sure to sign up for a class or two with her today!
“A meditation in movement with a great emphasis on breath work. Tina’s style of yoga, EmPOWERment combines the foundations of Power Vinyasa Yoga with the traditional alignment of Ashtanga.
The Denver Post and 5280 (Denver’s Premiere Magazine) has considered Tina Porter “One of Denver’s most sought-after instructors”. Life with two kids is what nourishes her daily practice thus fueling her classes that are a true example of her integrity and devotion. Tina has taught for: The Yoga Journal Conference, The East Coast Wellness Conference, Telluride Yoga Festival and a series of workshops and trainings nationwide. She continues to travel, teach workshops and offers Yoga Retreats worldwide.”
Valerie PerroneYoga, Warriors, Cycle, Cycle/Yoga, Sculpt
“Valerie is a Colorado Native and pursued a B.A. in Humanities at the University of Colorado, Boulder and graduate studies in Design and Merchandising at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Living in Colorado her entire life has allowed her to lead a healthy, active lifestyle and a passion for inspiring and impacting those around her to do the same. Her favorite activities include yoga, cycling, gymnastics, running and she loves the aspect of community involved in all types of exercise.
Valerie is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer (with Specializations in Corrective Exercise and Fitness Nutrition) and Certified Yoga Instructor (currently pursuing her 500 hour teacher training through Samadhi Yoga Centers, having completed a 200 hour teacher training through Qi Functional Training Centers 2013 and 200 hours through CorePower Yoga in 2005). In addition to Personal Training, some of her classes at Endorphin include Yoga, Yoga-Sculpt, Cycle-Yoga, HIIT, Functional Cycling and Warriors. Her particular focus lies within building strength and increasing flexibility with a fun, creative approach.”