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Personal Training

Personal training can take your workout to the next level—whether it’s increasing the intensity of your workout, achieving consistency or getting back into a routine.

All Coors Fitness Center personal trainers have college degrees in a related field and hold a national certification. This means our trainers provide our members with the best personal training resources and knowledge. Our personal trainers have a variety of philosophies, allowing you to select the best trainer for your fitness goals.

Personal Training Sessions

  • Introductory package (includes 3 personal training sessions for $120)–This is a one-time, introductory offer.
  • 30-minute sessions
  • One-hour sessions
  • Student sessions
  • Master Trainer sessions (with Master Trainer Jean-Luc Moreau)

Registration

To schedule a personal training appointment, please call 303-871-7689, or submit a personal trainer request form below.

Personal Training Interest Form

Our Trainers

To learn more about our personal trainers, please click on their photos below.

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Jill Barghelame

Injury prevention, strength & conditioning

Chris Ciferno

Chris Ciferno

Sport-specific training, back re-conditioning, core training

Alison Eichten

Alison Eichten

Injury rehab, cardio training, sport-specific training

Riann Elliott

Riann Elliott

Cardio training, healthy eating, stress relief

Annie Hoskinson

Annie Hoskinson

Triathlon training, cardio training

Kim Merkel

Kim Merkel

Injury rehab, functional training, nutrition

Jean-Luc Moreau

Jean-Luc Moreau

Wellness health coach, strength & conditioning, martial arts conditioning

Nick Plimpton

Nick Plimpton

Building lean muscle, strength & endurance, injury rehab

Leslie Rodriguez

Leslie Rodriguez

Strength training, weight management, HIIT

Ryan Taves

Ryan Taves

Core training, martial arts conditioning, therapeutic movement

Emily Venrick

Emily Venrick

Strength training, weight loss, TRX

Melinda Zen

Melinda Zen

Cancer exercise specialist, swim training, special needs training

jill_barghelameJill Barghelame

I have been a personal trainer at the Coors Fitness Center for over 10 years and I love it!My favorite clients are those who are motivated, hard- working and already understand the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. If you need to be coaxed, begged or bribed to work hard, I am not the trainer for you! I’m here to have fun, too!

I focus on injury prevention, measurable improvements and, therefore, results. My clients may not look forward to seeing me, but at the end of our hour together they will be healthy enough to return for the next one, feel the effects of their hard work and will be glad they came.

Education

  • MS, exercise physiology, San Diego State University, San Diego, Calif.
  • BS, physical education, University of Idaho – Moscow, Idaho

Certification

Certified strength and conditioning specialist – National Strength & Conditioning Association
CPR/first aid certification – American Red Cross

Experience

  • Competitive athlete, including collegiate-level thrower and 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials participant
  • Thesis: “The Effects of Strength Training on Functional Measures in Older Adults”
  • 2 years as San Diego State University assistant strength and conditioning coach

Chris CifernoChris Ciferno

I create specific training programs designed to increase speed, power, agility, and reaction timing. Your individual needs are addressed through stability, flexibility, and strength programs to help you achieve maximal potential.

Education

  • BS, exercise science, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Certification

Certified Personal Trainer, American Counsel on Exercise

Experience

  • 15 years of experience training a variety of high school, college and professional athletes
  • Specialize in sport-specific training and back re-conditioning
  • Experience with speed, agility, strength, conditioning, reactive ability and core training

Alison EichtenAlison Eichten

My goal as a personal trainer is to help people realize their athletic and exercise potential.

By providing professional guidance, I teach proper technique and put forth guidelines to maximize specific workouts to gain strength, mobility, flexibility, coordination and balance. This allows individuals the opportunity to reach their athletic goals, prevent injury and disease, and enhance their everyday life.

Education

  • BA, biology/sports medicine, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Graduate, National Personal Training Institute, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Certification

  • Certified strength and conditioning specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • BOSU sport conditioning, American Aerobic Association International/International Sports Medicine Association (AAAI/ISMA)
  • Sport nutrition consultant, AAAI/ISMA
  • Professional ski instructor level 1, Professional Ski Instructors of America
  • Professional skating instructor, United States Skating Association
  • Certified hockey coach, USA Hockey

Experience

  • 6+ years’ experience training clients of all ages and backgrounds
  • Specialize in sport sport-specific and weight management programs
  • Experience training individuals with ACL, rotator cuff, distal radial and ankle surgeries
  • Experience training high-risk populations including obesity, heart disease and cancer patients

Riann ElliottRiann Elliott

I love clients who are ready to work hard and live a healthy lifestyle, and I’m here to help them set goals and surpass them. I’ve worked with clients ages 12-87 with goals ranging from running a marathon or just being able to live on their own.

I emphasize doing exercise movements correctly, helping you to get the most out of your workout. I especially enjoy cardio workouts.

My motto: “Hate me now, love me later!”

Education

  • BS, movement and sports science, University of La Verne, La Verne, Calif.

Certification

  • Personal trainer, American College of Sports Medicine and the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers
  • CPR/AED/first aid, American Red Cross

Experience

  • Personal trainer for two years at Gold’s Gym SoCal

Annie HoskinsonAnnie Hoskinson

It’s all about you feeling energized! Together, we will help you find that energy by being in balance physically, which helps you to be in balance overall.

We will travel the road together, with lots of variety, and then have fun trying those things you never thought YOU could do.

Education

  • MBA, University of Denver, Denver, Colo.
  • BA, physical education and sport sciences, University of Denver, Denver, Colo.

Certification

  • Personal trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Level III personal training, Heart Zones
  • Level III cycling, Heart Zones
  • Triathlon coaching certification, Heart Zones
  • Certified spinning instructor, Mad Dogg Athletics
  • Certified hockey coach, USA Hockey
  • CPR/AED – adult, child plus infant CPR, American Red Cross
  • Standard first aid, American Red Cross

Experience

  • Head coach, Team Danskin, Sprint Distance Triathlon (adults)
  • Head coach, Denver Soccer Club (youth)
  • Head coach, YMCA Basketball (youth Jr.)
  • Assistant coach and dryland coach, Pioneers Hockey Association (youth)
  • Cycling fitness class instructor
  • Use of heart rate monitors and heart zone training
  • Former collegiate athlete
  • Active recreational athlete

Kim MerkelKim Merkel

Fitness is meant to be fun for a lifetime! I have been working in the fitness industry since 1989 and am passionate about my clients’ success in achieving their fitness goals as well as helping them live a healthy, pain-free life.

My goal is to help each individual enjoy his/her time “in the gym” while working to achieve their personal fitness goals. I am a huge proponent of safe, efficient and functional movement. I emphasize proper form with all of my clients as it is absolutely essential in preventing injuries.

Education

  • BSBA, management, University of Denver, Denver, Colo.

Certification

  • Personal trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Instructor, Polestar Pilates Studio
  • ACE group exercise instructor
  • CPR/AED/first aid instructor, American Red Cross
  • Cycling, Heart Zones
  • Spinning instructor, Mad Dogg Athletics
  • Mat instructor, Physical Mind Pilates
  • Instructor, YogaFit
  • Instructor, Zumba

Experience

  • Fitness expert and presenter at fitness events around the country
  • National Ski Patrol volunteer
  • Swimming and diving coach
  • Creative Athletic Fitness Programming Award winner
  • Created off-season and dryland conditioning training programs for several high school and collegiate athletic teams

Jean-Luc MoreauJean-Luc Moreau

I have a passion for health and fitness, and for helping people achieve their ultimate goal(s). When it comes to getting in shape, mental strength is just as important as physical strength. The primary ingredient you need is the desire to succeed.

The hardest part is taking that first step; to motivate yourself to come to the gym and get started. If you can do that, I’ll help you with the other steps, and the results will be very rewarding. By combining strength and resistance training with core conditioning (trunk strength) and a wide variety of cardiovascular training, I can assist you in setting and achieving your lifestyle and fitness goals.

Education

  • EdD major in sports rehabilitation, Paris, France
  • Specialist degree in physical education, Paris, France
  • MA in pedagogy, Paris, France

Certification

  • Certified personal training, National Council of Strength and Fitness
  • Certified medical exercise specialist, American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehab Professionals
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner, Kinesio Taping Association
  • Certified Olympic weight lifting strength and conditioning trainer, HA.CU.ME.SE.
  • Certified strength and conditioning trainer, National Fitness Trainers Association
  • Martial art strength and conditioning trainer, diploma of expertise
  • RKB and AKB instructor
  • Reebok Core master instructor

Experience

  • Personal trainer, educator and coach for more than 30 years
  • Training clients of all ages and backgrounds, including world and Olympics athletes
  • Martial arts training for more than 30 years
  • Instructor of Self Defense French Special Forces (GIGN, EPIGN), Women Rape Aggression Self Defense (University of Arkansas, Police Northwestern; Police Northwestern, Roosevelt University; Chicago Police Department)
  • Assistant kinesiotherapist and ATC for three years

Nick PlimptonNick Plimpton

My style of training combines the benefits of dynamic training and rehabilitation exercises, producing both increased muscle strength and improvements in your body mechanics. I also use circuit training to advance clients’ cardiovascular health. Together, these training styles will help you feel and see changes!

Education

  • BA, integrative physiology, University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, Colo.

Certification

  • Personal trainer, National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • CPR/BLS, American Red Cross

Experience

  • Worked in physical therapy at Craig Hospital
  • Division I student-athlete (football)
  • Exercise physiology teaching assistant and anatomy teaching assistant at CU-Boulder

Leslie RodriguezLeslie Rodriguez

It’s never too late to improve your health. With individualized training and proper technique, I am here to help you achieve results. My goal is to support and motivate you during every step of your fitness journey. I enjoy helping people of all fitness levels become the best versions of themselves by creating a fun environment where you are challenged and feel accomplished after every workout.

Education

  • BA, human performance/exercise health science, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, Colo.

Certification

  • Personal trainer, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Fitness nutrition specialist, American Council on Exercise
  • CPR/AED/first aid instructor, American Red Cross

Experience

  • Group fitness instructor (Zumba, boot camps)
  • Implemented weight loss management program
  • Worked with clients of all ages

Ryan TavesRyan Taves

Nothing motivates me more than empowering people through physical fitness and/or martial arts training. I base my sessions on your personal goals and interests, and feel that workouts should test and improve your physical and mental abilities–and, above all, be fun and engaging.

My goal is to guide clients on how to get and stay physically and psychologically fit. I not only want to see my clients achieve their goals but look and feel their best, and develop the self-confidence needed to take control of a happy, healthy lifestyle.

Education

  • BA, health psychology, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, Colo.

Certification

  • Personal trainer, National Personal Training Institute
  • CPR/AED/first aid instructor, American Red Cross

Experience

  • Personal trainer and boot camp instructor (more than 10 years)
  • Martial arts: karate, first-degree black belt in kempo, aikido, Shao-Lin kung-fu, haganah

Emily VenrickEmily Venrick

They say you should do what you love. If that’s the case, then I am definitely in the right profession!

I believe exercise is for everyone, and finding something that you love is critical. I will help you find what works for you, and together we can shape your body, mind and soul into the best version of yourself.

I can’t tell you that it’s going to be easy, but I promise you it will be worth it.

Education

  • BA, athletic training, Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kan.

Certification

  • Personal trainer, International Sports Sciences Association
  • Suspension training (Level 1), TRX Group Suspension Training
  • Nutrition and wellness consult, American Fitness Professionals & Associates
  • CPR/AED/first aid, American Red Cross

Experience

  • Four years as a personal trainer
  • Boot camp, HIIT, TRX and kettlebell instructor
  • Former collegiate volleyball player
  • Experience with weight loss and management clients
  • Experience with clients ages 15-68

Melinda ZenMelinda Zen

I am a strong believer that fitness is medicine. I want to show you that exercise can be fun, and I want to help you reach your full potential. Being physically active can improve your quality of live and overall health both physically and mentally.

I have worked with clients including cancer patients and adults with special needs. I love helping people achieve their goals and push past them.

Education

  • BS, sports and exercise, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo.

Certification

  • Personal trainer, American Council on Exercise
  • CPR/AED/first aid, American Red Cross

Experience

  • Cancer exercise specialist at the Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehab Institute
  • Worked with clients with Down’s syndrome, quadriplegics and geriatrics
  • Former emergency medical technician
  • Lifeguard and swim instructor