Dan Trimbach

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

  • Kineo has greatly improved my strength and cardio. Before Kineo my knees and back gave me a lot of pain. Even going for a short jog was hard on my knees. Now, I don’t worry about it at all. I feel great! Running, biking, hiking, etc. is so much easier and more enjoyable.

2. What improvements have you seen in yourself?

  • I’ve lost a lot of weight. I used to weigh between 200-205 lbs. Now, I am between 170-175 lbs. with a much lower body fat percentage.

3. What do you like best about Kineo Fit?

  • I like how efficient the classes are. I feel like you get the maximum workout for the minimum time in the gym. I also like how the exercises are also different and work muscles I didn’t even know I had.

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

  • I love to golf, although I am not very good at it. I also enjoy working on old cars. Right now I am restoring a 1971 Lemans Convertible.

5. Any other comments!

  • I’d like to thank all of the little people who have helped me in my quest to be the Member of the Month.

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Cathy Casey

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


Gloria Kugler

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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Trisha Buckett

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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Caroline Monaco

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!

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Nathan Hartle

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.

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Karen Hartley

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

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What do you love about Kineo?

I really wouldn’t work as hard on my own. I love the structure of the workouts, as they are straightforward and you know what to do. In addition, the instructors are very encouraging and will make sure that everyone’s form/ technique is correct.

Favorite workout day?

Ultra — The additional workout day was a refreshing change of pace for a long-term member!

My favorite exercise is the turkish get-ups that involves concentration, balance, and full-body movement.

What improvements have you seen in yourself?

Overall, I am much stronger — full body, but especially my upper body. After joining Kineo, I have much more energy and and increased endurance. The mobility days involving ladders for agility and lateral movements have been greatly beneficial for me, and I am significantly faster to the ball when playing my favorite sport of pickle ball!

What are you more willing to / can do since joining Kineo?

Kineo has kept my knees strong! Therefore, I am not as fearful of taking a little more risk and pushing myself further. I have also been able to bike further distances and feel balanced on my mountain bike.

Other comments:

I’ve stuck with it because I feel like it works, whereas I’ve never stuck with anything else for so long.


What do you love about Kineo?

The people at Kineo are friendly, fun, and supportive and it creates a truly enjoyable environment. The trainers are motivational, give great instruction, and they are fit themselves! Kineo provides a nice 1 hour in-and-out workout. Every workout is a challenge, and the variety keeps it interesting. If you stay consistent with Kineo, it works! If you add the healthy eating component, it works even faster for incredible results. 

What improvements have you seen in yourself?

First of all, I have lost 50 lbs since becoming a member at Kineo. The weight loss has been extremely valuable, but the increase in overall strength and core strength has been the most noticeable improvement in myself. Lastly, the mobility days have really helped me feel as though I am moving better. 

Other comments:

I have always been an outdoors person, but I can do what I want to do more efficiently. 

I tried working out on my own for a long time, but Kineo provides consistency and structure that has really benefited me. 



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What do you love about Kineo?

The trainers are amazing, they have such depth in knowledge and make the workouts individualized for everyone. By the end of the week, you have truly exercised all of your muscles and are improving your full-body strength. Kineo offers great variety, where the workouts are always different. They are focused on different purposes through the various days of power vs. endurance vs. mobility. 

What improvements have you seen in yourself?

One of my most incredible adventures was hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This was only possible because of the increased strength, increased energy, and overall higher stamina that I developed from Kineo Fit.

Other comments:

Anyone can do the Kineo workouts -- the trainers adjust the exercises to anyone's current level of capability. Regardless of age or fitness level, the Kineo Fit team provides an amazing workout for all individual members.