Recovery by Kery Allen

I have been researching a lot about recovery lately. I had a really hard time recovering from the last race a few months ago. I was constantly fatigued and unmotivated. I am realizing now that over the course of the summer I must have over-trained and over-raced. I think that this is something that plagues a lot of endurance athletes. We train super hard running/ riding miles and miles whether our body is ready [...]

January 18th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Recovery by Kery Allen|

Member of the Month – Matt and Shellie Chambers

Up until a few years ago, we’d shied away from group exercise classes. As Colorado natives (Shellie 100%, Matt since he was 8), we’ve enjoyed all that Colorado has to offer – hiking, biking, snowboarding, etc – and felt we were doing a good job staying active and fairly fit. Well, that all changed when we attended our first Ryders class 6 or so years ago. Bree Murphy was the instructor, and not only [...]

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Member of the Month – Arteom Akopyan

I started doing yoga a little over a year and a half ago. Autumn Lusk taught a class once a week at my former workplace. The first time I tried yoga I was having a really hard time! But it was a really good practice, felt uniquely euphoric after it. Autumn is cool as hell. I very much recommend you check out her classes. I’ve been practicing with Autumn most every week since I [...]

December 1st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Member of the Month – Arteom Akopyan|

Member of the Month – Rebecca Powell

I came to Endorphin about 2 years ago as a marathon runner with no muscles from the waist up. While I’ve always loved being active, I had a very one-sided view of fitness. To me, being fit meant fast and thin. I didn’t value strength or flexibility. But I got bored and wanted to try something new. At Endorphin I’ve learned the importance of being physically and mentally well-rounded. Now I have a balanced [...]

November 1st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Member of the Month – Rebecca Powell|

Member of the Month – Jennifer Harber

Someone once asked me, “Why do you workout so hard if you’re not training for any competitions?” My response, “I do it to for my kids, but, most importantly, I do it for my health”.

In October of 2014, my friend Merritt invited me to a class she was teaching called Cycle/Row. That hour felt like 5 hours, and I had to talk myself into going back to each class for an entire month after [...]

October 4th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Member of the Month – Jennifer Harber|

Member of the Month – Tari Wilde

Life has been full of fitness and nutrition ups and downs for me… But I’ll just start where my Endorphin story begins.

A little over a year ago I was having a pretty typical pity-party for myself. I had been having intense hamstring pain for the past 18 months. I was in denial and surviving on 12+ Advil per day. In addition, I was driving around with a cooler of ice packs in my car [...]

September 1st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Member of the Month – Tari Wilde|

Member of the Month – Adriana Tovar

I cannot claim to have been heavily involved in sports growing up or to have liked going to the gym. I did have dreams of becoming a gymnast, but they were quickly shot down by the training costs in my native country, Colombia. I did two months of gymnastics training until I switched to a more affordable activity and started ballet instead. Dance is one my passions, and I was lucky to do it [...]

June 1st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Member of the Month – Adriana Tovar|

Member of the Month – Stephanie Bengs

My Road to Endorphin
by Stephanie Bengs

I started playing soccer at the age of 4 and haven’t stopped fitness and exercise since. I grew up in a small town in South Dakota so played a variety of sports year-round. Then I was blessed with the opportunity to play collegiate soccer. I guess exercise has always been a huge part of my life. It keeps me sane, it gives me strength, it is empowering, and [...]

May 3rd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Member of the Month – Stephanie Bengs|

Julia Rosen – ENDO Love

It’s hard to work out when you’re on the road anyway, but this morning when the alarm went off at 5:30am in my hotel room, I was sleep deprived, stressed, and told myself (a self-professed fitness junkie and Endo instructor!) “ugh, I really don’t want to work out, and I’m tired so I’m just going to do something wimpy anyway. It’s not worth it – all I want to do is go back to [...]

April 6th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Julia Rosen – ENDO Love|

Andrea Schwartz – ENDO Love

Two years ago my journey was so much different than it is today. Crazy what two years can bring including a bad-ass gym community I found in Endorphin. My motivational March post is about my story. My journey is no longer about losing pounds or inches, using fitness as an escape to fill the void from a life-altering event, or being first in a class or race (though I still have goals in this [...]

April 6th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Andrea Schwartz – ENDO Love|