Meet your health and fitness Coaches
I came from the “Big Box” work environment of corporate America. I was overweight, overworked, unhealthy and very unhappy. After recognizing I wanted my life to have more quality health, I made the transition into the world of fitness; first becoming certified in yoga and receiving my 200 HR YTT with Yoga Alliance. I quickly followed that up with getting my Certified Personal Training certification from NASM.
After a few more certifications including TRX and Indoor Cycling, I wanted to ‘marry’ my skillset in business with my new passion, wellness. In 2014, my husband and I started FYSF and opened our first brick and mortar in 2015.
Small Group Training Coach, Personal Training
“Ageing is inevitable, but the quality of how you age is totally within your control.” I strongly believe that it is never too late to get in shape and change your life, I know, I have done it. When I turned 50, I reached a personal goal; I was in the best physical shape of my life!
I had spent 23 years in the oil and gas industry, in highly stressful and contentious positions. Most of this time was spent sitting behind a desk, developing bad habits.
Fast forward to Fall of 2013 when I had a life changing illness with a 12 month recovery period. As a result of my long recovery period, I lost my desk job, which became a blessing in disguise! During the next 12 months, I focused on everything fitness. As part of my rehab, I started my yoga practice back up. Yoga helped me recover where I could begin training and i fell in love with it.
I became strong and was hooked on the variety and consistency of fitness and exercise. I lost weight, gained muscle strength and I met a lot of really cool people. I wanted more! I had always enjoyed indoor cycling for a good cardio and endurance workout. In the fall of 2014, I attended the Schwinn Cycling Certification class. I began instructing group cycling classes and loved it.
I wanted to further expand on my health and fitness coaching. I became TRX certified and added Suspension Training classes to my repertoire. I desired more education so I also completed the Functional Aging Specialist through the Functional Aging Institute (FAI). I look forward to training you in a session soon whether it is a group class or 1:1 personal training.
Small Group Training Coach, Personal Training, Stretch Yoga Teache
Treasa is a 200 hr. RYT Certified Yoga Alliance and Yoga is her passion! Yoga came into her life when she tried it with a friend and fell in love. It made her feel amazing, but like most of us, she barely understood anything about it. It took her awhile to find a consistent practice and when she had found one, life got in the way yet again.
An opportunity arose, she packed her things and moved from Kansas to Colorado, where she found a wonderful teacher training and now she’s been teaching yoga since 2014.
Because she knew she wanted to cross over into fitness traning, she received her certification in ACE certified personal training in 2017. When you work with Treasa either one-on-one or in a group, you will enjoy her bubbly personality and creative workouts.
Small Group Training Coach and Personal Training
Justine recently moved from Sacramento, California where she worked as a Personal Trainer and Physical Therapist Aide. She received her certification as a Personal Trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
In her career Justine has worked primarily with those who are newer to working …
…out and loves to see how excited clients get when they accomplish something they never thought possible.
Justine continues to further her education at Regis University where she is pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy so that she can continue to heal through exercise. Because of her specialty in body movement and science, she is eager to assist those with injuries and limitations at FYSF.
Ashley grew up in an active and competitive family. Her mother was and still is an avid runner and her siblings all grew up playing multiple sports. Within the past 10 years she has gotten more into fitness -involving running and weightlifting, and yoga within the last 5 years.
Ashley likes to find ways to make fitness fun and interesting for herself and her clients. After years of playing sports and diving further into the fitness world, she decided that she wanted to turn her passions into a career and bring her love for athletics and fitness to others.
Ashley is excited to be a part of the FYSF team because she believes in an all-encompassing and supportive environment that is fun, motivating, and community based. Feed Your Soul Fitness is a place to not only get and stay in shape, but somewhere to meet new people, make new friends, and to build a network of positive support.
Ashley is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and also is certified with TRX. She looks forward to getting yoga certification in the near future as well.
In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer, running and biking, and spending time with her boyfriend and their dog Dixie.
Small Group Training Coach
Heather is a fitness educator, entrepreneur, and a higher education professional within the fitness industry. In 2006, after dropping out of high school, she refocused her life and decided to obtain her GED and pursue a career in Fitness and Health. She went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Master of Science in Health Promotion and started working as a fitness educator, trainer, and instructor…
Over the last 15 years, she has certified and trained numerous fitness professionals at both universities and private gyms.
Full time, she serves as the Director of Fitness at the Colorado School of Mines. She is certified as an Exercise Physiologist through ACSM, and as a Personal Trainer, Health Coach, and Group Fitness Instructor through ACE.
Heather competes as an Elite level Powerlifter within USPA, but she works with all types of clients. She aims to help people develop strength and find intrinsic motivation to live an active and healthy life.
Leann grew up as a sports lover and has enjoyed being active throughout her life. Volleyball, skiing, hiking, camping, snowshoeing, biking, and almost anything else outdoors can be found on her list of fun things to do. As a recent empty-nester, she has branched out into many adventures. She also loves cooking and entertaining friends and family at every opportunity.
Lizzie Nelson is a Holistic Nutritionist and is trained in the Eating for Health® model, which is a system that supports individuals with custom meal plans focusing on key macronutrients and micronutrients with an emphasis on eating S.O.U.L. foods (seasonal, organic, unrefined, and local). Lizzie is a Nutritionist certified by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP)…
and she graduated with honors from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts in 2020. Lizzie also has a B.A. in communications and a minor in marketing from the University of San Diego, and prior to her work in nutrition, she had a career in public relations and marketing.
In her early 20’s, Lizzie dealt with an onslaught of gastrointestinal problems ranging from severe IBS to SIBO, and a bacterial infection in her colon to numerous food sensitivities. She initially dealt with these issues with countless medications, but ultimately searched for a long term solution to address root causes. Over the following years she transformed her diet and lifestyle patterns, which resulted in a healed gut without any pharmaceuticals.
As a nutritionist with a focus on functional medicine, Lizzie supports her clients in learning how to better nourish their physical and mental health through food while re-discovering their relationship to the healing powers of food as medicine..
Small Group Training Coach, Personal Training
Maelen comes from a small town in Illinois but moved to Denver in 2020 for a change of scenery. Her fitness and exercise past include dancing, being a runner and a variety of youth sports.
Maelen has been working in the fitness industry for almost 10 years as a group fitness instructor teaching cardio kickboxing, and HIIT-style classes.
When she realized she was making a positive impact on others, she shifted more towards one-on-one training to go to a deeper level with her clients.
Once she finished her degree in exercise science and community health education, she became certified in personal training from ISSA and continued to teach group exercise.
Maelen has really enjoyed coaching HIIT and Bootcamps, as well as cycling classes because of the fun energy she brings! Now, she finds herself hungry to learn more so she is currently studying to become certified in a 200-hr yoga certification.
It is important to Maelen to have a healthy balance of flexibility training, strength training, as well as cardio built into her daily life (including hiking with her dog!)
She’s passionate about health and fitness and wants to empower, support, and help others achieve their goals
Small Group Training Coach, Personal Training and Nutrition Coach
Nicole is a fitness professional with many years of experience and extensive background in Dance, fitness, nutrition, corporate wellness, behavior change, and leadership. She was among the first 300 National Board Certified Health and Wellness coaches in the nation and also holds a degree in Dance Kinesiology.
She has been certified by NASM for two decades and has experience working with all types of individuals, groups, and fitness professionals on their overall health, wellness and professional goals.
Nicole was a master trainer, educator and manager in the fitness industry in the Los Angeles and New York markets. She was also a performer on both the national and international stage.
Nicole served as a Bilingual Health Coach for a number of small businesses across Colorado and structured award winning corporate wellness programs.
Nicole received her Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor of Arts in Dance Kinesiology, later titled Dance Science, from California State University Long Beach. She has maintained a National Academy of Sports Medicine personal training certification, Precision Nutrition certification, Wellcoaches certification, and is an American Heart Association CPR/AED Trainer and Working Minds Trainer.
Amber is a clinical nutritionist and group fitness instructor with an extensive background in dance, nutrition, wellness & fitness. She moved to Denver in 2019 from Los Angeles, her hometown. She has a passion for helping & inspiring others. After gaining extensive weight in college, Amber knew she needed to make a change…
She embarked on her own weight loss & wellness journey and through that experience she realized she wanted to help others achieve their health & wellness goals. Amber has a master’s degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from the New York Chiropractic College (2015), has been a dancer for over 30 years & a group fitness instructor since 2009. She is a mother of 2 boys & 1 Lhasa Apso/Maltese named Charlee that she adores. She & her family really enjoy the mountains & all of the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer.
Small Group Training Coach, Personal Training and Nutrition Coach
Alyssa moved to Denver from Flagstaff, AZ where she graduated with her BS in Exercise Science. Throughout her college experience Alyssa used fitness as a way to escape and manage her stressors because it helped her feel more balanced. She has a desire to spread her passion of health and wellness onto others through teaching and personal training.
Alyssa continues to further her education at Regis University where she is pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy so that she can continue to heal through exercise. Because of her specialty in body movement and science, she is eager to assist those with injuries and limitations.
Megan is a Registered Dietitian relocated from Florida. After spending two years working in public health she wanted to make a shift towards the health and wellness industry. Her drive to pursue becoming a dietitian started from her own struggles with dieting and trying to correctly fuel her workouts. She had sampled several internet and magazine diets, supplements, and fitness guides with little or no success. She would even find conflicting information in published top selling books…
…so she decided it was time to find some real answers. Starting the path to become a dietitian was initially for her own general knowledge and curiosity. This quickly changed after learning about the extent of the mutual struggles the population had with food choices, food anxiety and just general confusion around nutrition. She decided she wanted to move into an industry that could allow her to help others become more educated and successful with their goals.
Megan strongly believes that diet trends are mostly unsustainable and everyone needs personally tailored regimens, therefore she discourages the one-diet-fits-all approach. She believes the best way for long term success is to implement small sustainable changes over time to create your best possible lifestyle. Megan also has a background with group fitness through memberships and coaching classes. She is currently working towards obtaining her NASM personal trainer certification. Since moving to Colorado she has also accepted a full time position as a health and wellness manager at the YMCA. Ultimately it’s Megan’s passion to help others reach their nutrition and fitness goals.
Mindy’s life revolves around fitness and nutrition as a busy mom of 3! She creates nutrition and fitness plans based on everyone’s individuality. Mindy’s always reminding her clients that it IS possible to get in shape and feel their best no matter what the starting point is.
She’s been working out and lifting weights since she was 13 years old. Always active, Mindy has a background in Cheer, Dance, Kickboxing…
Karate, Bikini Training, and Bodybuilding.
At a young age, Mindy had a very toxic relationship and mindset around food because of the pressured mentality to be skinny. She was exhausted every second of every day, struggled with mood imbalances and her body was extremely weak. This carried into her adult life and not only did it affect her job, but also as a single mom, she had no energy for her kid. She hated that she was not setting any positive examples for her so she decided that she was going to change.
Mindy studied endlessly on the macronutrients as well as micronutrients. She learned about various nutritional realms with weight loss, muscle gain and how everything works with the body, right down to the way our cells absorb all of this nourishment. The hours of online & book reading/research turned into weeks and months…and then all of a sudden, 20 years had passed. She stayed passionate about continuing her education and has helped hundreds of people with not only their physical transformation, but also with their relationship with food!
Knowing how Nutrition and Exercise can be overwhelming and confusing, Mindy’s focus is to keep you motivated, on track, seeing/feeling results and for you to feel your absolute best! She is here to make sure you get to YOUR goals safely and effectively.
In her free time, Mindy is all about weight-lifting, kickboxing, listening to live music and chasing her kiddos around!
Alma is a Colorado native, born and raised in the beautiful town of Boulder. Passionate about health and wellbeing, Alma attended the University of Northern Colorado, where she received a B.S. in Nutrition and minor in Human Services. This led her to further expand her nutritional knowledge, where she became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), specializing in nutrition counseling.
Alma believes in a functional, whole person approach to nutrition counseling.
Alma believes in a functional, whole person approach to nutrition counseling. Leaving self-judgment at the door, Alma helps her clients build a healthy relationship between food, mind, and body. She creates personalized, practical plans that support clients in achieving their goals, while discovering compassion and acceptance for themselves along the way. Combining her personalized counseling approach and nutritional background, Alma creates practical plans that help her clients to achieve their ideal goals.
Over the past six years, she has loved working in the health and wellness field, gaining knowledge from outpatient/inpatient hospitals & clinics, to private practice and elderly care. Alma honed her skills, adapting them so as to be relevant to each individual client. Similarly, her values have led her to work with community food programs, offering extended nutrition services and advocating for health and wellbeing equity.
Ever evolving, Alma expanded her knowledge and skillset further to become a certified Caritas Coach® from the Watson Caring Science Institute, a non-profit educational organization offering professional development for Health Care providers worldwide. As a certified Caritas Coach, I bring a philosophy of loving kindness in human caring for self and others; it helps me to be more sensitive and self reflective in working with others, from their frame of reference, opening to their personal journey and goals.
In Alma’s free time she loves all things Colorado, such as hiking, camping, biking around town, live music and hanging with her pup! Alma looks forward to getting to know you and beginning your journey towards health and wellbeing. Here’s to living with full permission and joy for a fulfilled, authentic life…. Salud!
Small Group Training Coach, Personal Training
Abbie has always been passionate about activity and movement. She grew up swimming, playing soccer, taking all the dance classes offered at the local studio. She became a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor at the age of 16 and has worked in gyms ever since, acquiring additional certifications along the way.
She is a Certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor, ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist, ACE Personal Trainer…
Mind Body Health Coach as well as a certified yoga instructor.
Abbie is thrilled to be a part of the FYSF community to help everyone level up their health, no matter their starting point. She brings tons of energy, bubbly personality and a lot of laughs to every class!
Personal Training and Kickboxing Coach
Sitting behind a desk for 10-plus hours per day wasn’t cutting it for Kevin. He spent every free moment looking out of his tiny office window or reading every article that popped up on his Twitter feed about health, fitness, and nutrition. Getting laid off as a full-time journalist after more than a decade in the industry was the catalyst to move to Colorado and start over. He worked the front desk at gym to check out the fitness industry and knew it was time to get his personal trainer certification…
This was a natural choice for Kevin having been involved in cross country, track, and tennis in high school. Dating back to college, Kevin has been a charter member of three running clubs, completed four marathons and two half marathons, summited nearly two dozen 14er peaks, and kayaked on the Mississippi River. So, yeah, outdoors and running are kind of his jam. He’s also taken kickboxing classes for nearly two years.
Kevin has experience leading small-group classes including HIIT, strength training, TRX, core, and stretching. He likes helping people realize their full potential to reach their goals – whether it’s to summit a mountain or finish their first 5K – and live a healthier lifestyle.