November 2018: Member of the Month — Caroline Monaco

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Get To Know Caroline:

1. How has Kineo Fit helped you with your active CO Lifestyle?

  • Kineo Fit has been there for me for the past 4.5 years through sweating for the wedding, recovery from an ACL reconstruction, a pregnancy, and so much more.

  • KineoFit has helped me get back to skiing pain-free, running my first triathlon, and advancing my mountain biking skills!

2. From a physical therapist perspective, what do you appreciate about what we offer?

  • Due to my background, correct form is super important to me with strength training, so I appreciate the attention to detail the trainers give members during the workouts, making sure members don’t get hurt! I also appreciate the focus on core strength, since that’s the basis for balance and all our other strength. The different workout days target different aspects of strength and cardio training, which is important for well-rounded fitness! I also like that the exercises can all be tailored to each member’s strength and fitness level.

3. What is your favorite workout day? Why?

  • Ultra day! I love the variety and challenging myself to get through the workout as fast as possible while staying under 80% of my heart rate max.

4. What are some of your interests? / Fun facts?!

  • I love the outdoor Colorado lifestyle! Hiking, biking, skiing, camping, etc. I love doing outdoor things with friends and have enjoyed hanging with Kineo members at the 18 Hours of Fruita bike race and the annual Sundance Duathlon. I’m also outdoorsy in that I like drinking on patios.

  • Fun fact about me: my first name is actually Alice. I’ve gone by my middle name all my life and tried to change it when I got married, but turns out you need a court order to change your first name (lame). I have an almost-two year old who is slowly asserting her dictatorship. Send help!


October 2018: Members Of The Month — Wendy & Steve Walis

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Get To Know Wendy and Steve:

  1. Likes Kineo because:

  • Strength Training portion : We love the constantly changing variety of exercises

  • Cardio portion : Being able to see our current heart rates for the targeted intervals & the points inspire us to reach/maintain these target rates while stimulating our competitive natures!

2. Favorite workout day:

  • Each workout day presents its own unique challenges

  • While some workouts are harder than others, we find that by completing all of them, we are rewarded by the results we see in ourselves

  • Our favorite day is Power — Nearly every activity encourages us to work harder, but one power day a week is sufficient!

3. Improvements seen:

  • We both have experienced significant improvement in overall strength and conditioning, which we were unable to achieve despite years of working out on our own. We feel better and have more energy and this in turn, motivates us to attend class on a near daily basis

4. Application of Kineo outside:

  • Our endurance has vastly increased since joining KineoFit. In addition to the daily KineoFit workouts, we now regularly hike our local trails at a faster pace and for much longer distances than we were able to achieve previously (something our dog appreciates a lot)

5. Interests:

  • Wendy — Gardening, and volunteering with a non-profit that uses horses to help people with disabilities and special needs.

  • Steve — Recently retired and is now actively involved in home brewing beer.

  • Very excited about being first time grandparents and spending time with our granddaughter Juniper.

  • Additionally, we are looking forward to traveling, now that we have the time.

The entire staff at KineoFit is awesome! They sincerely care and work hard to make each class enjoyable and motivating. They willingly suggest an alternative or modified activity if the scheduled one is too difficult. The small class size creates a welcoming environment and helps establish good relationships.


September 2018: Member of the Month - Cathy Casey

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Get To Know Cathy:

1. Likes Kineo because:

  • The trainers: Greet us by name and they motivate us to do hard things!

  • The workouts: I would not do these things at the gym on my own… nope!

  • The only gym that I have truly used my membership. With these trainers, we learn how to do each exercise and are given tips when we aren’t doing it correctly. The workouts are varied and challenging

2. Favorite workout day:

  • Ultra - I think this workout has helped me with endurance.

3. Improvements seen:

  • I have taken on challenges that I probably would have not even considered before

  • I have tackled a Triathlon, Duathlon, Half Marathon, etc.

4. Application of Kineo outside:

  • Mountain biking in the beautiful Colorado outdoors!

5. Interests:

  • I love to hike and camp

  • This summer I renovated an old pop-up camper that my mom & I are using now, we feel so privileged to have an actual camper!

  • I also do a lot paper crafting (cards & scrapbooking) and I make jewelry


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August 2018: Member of the Month - Nathan Hartle

Get to know Nathan:

1. Likes Kineo because:

  • Friendly welcoming staff

  • Ever changing workouts

2. Favorite workout day:

  • Mobility day is always welcome, but my favorite is the Strength/Endurance day. Strength Endurance lets me focus on lifting weights and not be as tired from pushing Cardio as hard as on a Strength day

3. Improvements seen:

  • My quality of sleep has gone up (as well as falling asleep faster)

  • I have much more energy throughout the day and overall my mood has improved

  • I have also seen and felt great improvement cardio wise, including increased range speed and endurance

4. Application of Kineo outside:

  • I have signed up for the Duathlon on September 9th to do the running portion. I have never been in any kind of race before!

5. Interests:

  • I enjoy hiking with my dog, cooking, scifi/fantasy/horror movies, and reading. I also work and play with computers and have recently gotten into VR on the PC.

I just want to encourage everyone to try out Kineofit, I was able to start at a level I was comfortable with and go consistently without burnout/injury and build up to going more than I thought I would be able too.  It is fun, stress free, and if you are consistent you can see results quickly.


July 2018: Member of the Month — Gloria Kugler

Get to know Gloria:

1. Likes Kineo because:

  • Different classes and the class is never the same

  • The workout has a mix of walking or bike riding with exercises

  • The trainers do different things each time and if you can’t do something they come up with something just for you

2. Favorite workout day:

  • I don’t have a favorite day, but I try to work out 3 times a week. I like Mobility and Ultra the best as I usually can do all the exercises

3. Improvements seen:

  • I feel like I am stronger and more flexible

4. Application of Kineo outside:

  • My goal was to do the Susan Komen Walk in September at the Garden of the Gods without having to stop and rest, so we will have to wait and see

5. Fun Fact:

  • She drove an Excavator at Extreme Sandbox last fall in Hasting, MN

  • Gloria is 79 years old and continues to be one of our most regular members

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June 2018: Member of the Month - Karen Hartley

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Get to know Karen:

1. Likes Kineo because:

  • Workout are different day to day and are always challenging

  • I am always learning new ways to work my body

2. Favorite workout day:

  • Power Day

  • It's an intense workout and leaves me feeling energized and like I can conquer whatever I set my mind to

3. Improvements seen:

  • More muscle definition

  • Greater endurance and strength

  • Weight loss

4. Application of Kineo outside:

  • Run longer distances with seemingly less effort

  • Trained for the Zion Half Marathon and felt strong for the duration and the recovery afterwards was nearly painless

  • Increased stamina for other activities

5. Interests:

  • Hiking, biking, running, and stand-up paddleboard

  • Cooking and baking

6. Fun Fact:

  • Karen's adopted puppy Fiona was being fostered at a local rescue organization by a former Kineo trainer


May 2018: Member of the month - Trisha Buckett

Get to know Trisha:

1. Likes Kineo because:

  • Offers a workout variety

  • Gets a great workout in 60 minutes

2. Favorite workout day:

  • Strength day!

  • It is a challenge of heavy weights with slow, and controlled reps

3. Improvements seen:

  • Increased strength

  • Increased core stability

4. Application of Kineo outside:

  • Increased muscle strength and stamina

  • Less fatigue during and after tough hikes

5. Interests:

  • Traveling

  • Hiking

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