Owner and Personal Trainer
Gaining new confidence in your own healthy biomechanics is one of the things you get from working with Sam. His analysis is unique. Sam puts three decades of thought into your training. He has over 60,000 hours of personal training experience.
Sam has held eighteen national certifications in personal training and nutrition and maintains only the best, including the National Academy of Sports Medicine, ACPT (Advanced Certified Personal Trainer) and National Fitness Therapy Association, Accredited Fitness Therapist. He has been CPR and First Aid Certified for more than 15 years. He is the father of four and revels in a playful embrace of life.
More than an avid exercise enthusiast, Sam has broken the American power lifting record three times. In winning multiple Colorado power lifting championships, he has broken state records in many categories as well. He competes in the Lifetime Drug Free category (sometimes called PURE), and in many competitions Sam uses no supportive equipment.
In order to share his views on fitness and sport, Sam has donated his time to schools and government agencies, teaming with those who seek to recharge some of the policies regarding physical education for our young people. He served on the board of directors of the Colorado Governor's Council for Physical Fitness, a strictly volunteer group that promotes physical activity and exercise programs and sponsors youth events throughout the state.
Although you may hear the term “Functional Fitness” used elsewhere, it was Sam who originated the analysis system behind it. He has discovered that by using everyday life movements, he and his trainers can analyze skeletal position, muscular discrepancies and movement patterns to determine what is moving properly and improperly. Then he creates exercise programs that truly change the way you move and set you on the path to pain-free fitness. Often, movement problems are the root cause of many physical and emotional ailments. He gets to the source of the problem, not just the symptom. And he does it in the buoyant atmosphere of teamwork and camaraderie that is the community spirit of Functional Fitness.
Cara is a physical therapist, postpartum corrective exercise specialist and coach with a deep appreciation of the complex human system. Cara bridges the gap between rehabilitation and life.
She takes a holistic, full body approach, as no one system works alone and each person is unique. She has a deep appreciation and interest in how breathing strategies, mindset, and the autonomic nervous system impact movement and performance.
She utilizes corrective exercise, breathing strategies, manual therapy, neuro-integrative techniques and dynamic movement & play as tools to optimize health and performance.
Her versatile movement background in gymnastics, mountain biking, running, dancing, climbing, the Ido Portal method, and more than 10 years of experience as a physical therapist in spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation has helped her develop an appreciation for all forms of movement, the complexities and wonders of the human body and mind, and how movement plays a critical role in our well being.
Her personal experience with pelvic floor issues, chronic pain, overcoming disordered eating, gastrointestinal issues and a challenging physical and mental/emotional postpartum period give her unique understanding, empathy and compassion for working with her clients.
Using a collaborative & holistic treatment approach Cara brings her dedication and compassion to helping others become empowered in their bodies so they can fully participate in and MOVE through life with confidence, freedom & joy.
Colleen’s versatility is her strength; she has the skills to help you achieve a balanced, strong and flexibly body, one that has coordination and agility. She works with all ages for improved biomechanics, gait training, posture and specializes in the more mature adult. Her focus on foot health and full body core is a big plus – Colleen believes you ARE CORE.
Expect great workouts/programs with unbridled enthusiasm and results. You will have fun.
Colleen has been teaching for 35 years and her certifications include; PMA-Gold Certified PTA-Global, PTA-Global Advanced Training, TRX-Group X Training, Sole Training (foot based fitness) WillPowerandGrace-Level I and II and Evidence Based Training-Foot Specialist Level I. Additional certifications include but are not limited to scoliosis, pelvic floor dysfunction, therapeutic exercises for the back, knees/hip and neck.
Recently Colleen became a Purium Health Coach to further support her clients’ health and nutrition in order to take their health to the next level with organic, non-GMO super-foods. Programs for Life-Style, Detox and Athletic Programs as well as dense green super-food nutrition for the whole family. Colleen has taught and created Pilates Comprehensive Certification Programs for professionals for over 28 years, has presented at conferences both domestically and internationally and has been featured in books, magazines, videos and on television. If you are interested investigating some of her Pilates work you can find her videos on Pilates Anytime. Use Code ColleenGlenn for a free month.
Education: Business at University of Houston/ Dance at Lamar University
Heber is certified as a personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is also a graduate of Naropa University, with a B.A. in Contemplative Psychology, and a certified life coach. He has been working with clients for a few years and has been training himself out of repetitive use injuries for much longer. Heber is passionate about helping clients feel more comfortable moving their bodies and developing an appreciation for movement so they can live their lives to their fullest potential. He believes that exercise and movement is just as critical to mental health and performance as it is to physical health and performance. Building habits can be very challenging for some people and Heber would be happy to work with you in building this habit into your life.
Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer
Kaitie is a Massage Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer who uses these skills to eliminate pain and discomfort by increasing strength or mobility in the right muscles for each individual client depending on their movement patterns and daily activities. People seek Functional Fitness to learn how to move properly and through this understand more about their bodies and how they can empower themselves through strength in functional movement.
Empowering her clients is by far the most rewarding aspect of Kaitie’s job. Her clients are rewarded through recognition of their strength and potential for a more balanced life and body. She feels fortunate to have the capability to provide a space and the expertise to construct a program in which clients can achieve their goals, exercise intelligently, and live a more pain-free and functional life.
Kasey O'Leary BS, MSPT has been in practice as an orthopedic physical therapist for over 20 years. Her wide ranging experience includes acute and chronic spinal problems, tendonitis/tendonosis, movement system imbalances, joint pain, post operative rehab, massage therapy and Yoga instruction. Each session is an hour of one on one care that may include manual therapy, integrative dry needling, individualized exercise programs, movement retraining, MYK (myokinesis technique) and class IV laser. Her collaborative and holistic treatment approach will help return you to activities you love and instill in you a deeper awareness and knowledge of your body that will guide and inform your healing process.
Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist
Lisa is a Licensed Massage therapist, Personal Trainer, and Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist. She studied at the Boulder School of Massage Therapy, the Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, and well as UC Davis (Bachelor’s of exercise science). Lisa is passionate about helping her clients to learn about their bodies, while empowering them to move better so they can live their lives to their fullest potential. She accomplishes this through massage as well as movement. She has worked with everyone from the elderly to professional athletes. Whether a client is coming for bodywork (massage or connective tissue release) or movement/fitness training she meets the client where they are at and will adapt to and help rehabilitate any injuries or pain issues.
Sandy Bertrand is an orthopedic physical therapist, specializing in manual therapy, bio-mechanical analysis, movement retraining, integrative bio-medical needling and FMS corrective therapy.
Will is a graduate from CU Boulder with a B.S in Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology. He has been working as a personal trainer for several years spending time as a strength and conditioning coach, teaching bio-mechanically sound Olympic lifting and is also a certified Crossfit Coach. Will decided to become a personal trainer after seeing the incredible benefits while helping a friend lose weight move and feel better while achieving his fitness goals. During Will's diverse experience he has seen many strength programs be more damaging than beneficial to athletes over the long term and is determined to put a stop to these poor movement practices.