Kelly Athey - Certified Pilates Instructor at BoulderBodyWorks

Kelly Athey

Certified Pilates Instructor

Kelly has 30 years experience in multiple aspects of the fitness industry, including teaching dance, personal training, leading group fitness classes and Pilates. She was first introduced to Pilates while studying dance in pursuit of her BFA at San Francisco State. Her energy in the past ten years has been mainly focused on teaching Pilates to both therapeutic clients as well as clients who are looking for a more fit physique. In addition to teaching private sessions and group classes, Kelly also has extensive experience in offering workshops in Pilates for Golfers, Pilates for Low Back Pain, Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates.  Kelly has owned her own dance studio, been artistic director for a performing arts school for children and designed dance and arts programs for a children’s dance company working with marginalized underprivileged at risk children. Kelly’s philosophy is that Pilates offers a bridge between mind and body, between everyday life and optimal performance, and between rehabilitation and healthy movement. She believes Pilates is for anyone and everyone and when used to its fullest potential can enhance every aspect of one’s life. Clients of all abilities can enjoy more active, healthy lifestyles through improved freedom of movement, increased self-awareness and greater mental and physical control over their own bodies.

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Renee Beshures - Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Yoga Instructor and Movement Educator at BoulderBodyWorks

Renée Beshures

Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Yoga Instructor and Movement Educator

Renee combines her vision as a bodyworker and a teacher of Pilates and Yoga to help her students advance towards optimal health and well-being. Renée has 29 years of experience teaching in the health and fitness industry and has worked with a variety of clients ranging from the elite athlete to those with both acute and chronic injuries. Renée infuses each lesson with specific, detailed alignment, attention on the breath, and imagery. She believes that the combination of these elements facilitates an awakening that leads to a deeper understanding of oneself and to the world around them. Renée is a graduate of the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, The Pilates Center Teacher Training Program, Richard Freeman’s Yoga Teacher Training Program and she is a Level 2 Franklin Method Educator. In addition Renée has studied with Tias Little, Rodney Yee, John Friend, Judith Lasater, Aadil Palkhivala, Shiva Rea, Wendy Bramlett, Amy Alpers, Rachel Segal, Cara Reeser, Debra Kowley, Amy Lange, Rael Isacowitz and many others. In 1999 Renée along with her husband, David Schwartz, cofounded BoulderBodyworks with the vision of creating a center that offered the very best in manual therapy and therapeutic exercise.

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Tamara Conner - Certified Pilates Instructor

Tamara Conner

Certified Pilates Instructor

Tamara believes that everybody can benefit from Pilates! From the super-fit to the soon-to-be-fit, from the injured to the athlete, every person can use the Pilates Method to improve their posture, alignment, strength, flexibility and general well-being. As Joseph Pilates said, “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness”. What brought Tamara to Pilates in 1998 was the love of the workout and its lasting effects. After 15 years she still finds Pilates to be fun, energizing and challenging. Additionally, Tamara appreciates how the Pilates Method emphasizes concentration and awareness and how much this has helped her in her everyday life. The joy, the love and the mindfulness is something that Tamara wishes to share with everyone she teaches whether they are coming in for rehabilitation, physical fitness, or performance enhancement.

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Camcie Foster - Certified Pilates Instructor at BoulderBodyWorks

Camcie Foster

Certified Pilates Instructor

Camcie believes that Pilates can be truly transformative. Clients of all ages and abilities can enjoy more active, healthy lifestyles through improved freedom of movement, increased self-awareness, and greater mental and physical control over their own bodies. Camcie is dedicated to helping her clients find what Joseph Pilates referred to as “true health” through the maintenance of their bodies with the full integration of the mind and spirit in each and every workout. Camcie has been teaching Pilates since 2008 and in addition she has an extensive background of over 18 years of teaching movement and dance in ballet schools around the country, and spent eleven years dancing professionally in classical and contemporary ballet companies in New York and Colorado. She is fully committed to helping people find joy inside themselves through movement. Whether you are recovering from an injury, desiring to have a more fit body or you are a high level athlete, Camcie has the ability to inspire and support you ever step of the way.

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Gina Hughes - Certified Pilates Instructor

Gina Hughes

Certified Pilates Instructor

Gina trusts that a healthy body — united in mind and spirit — provides a happier lifestyle. She wholeheartedly embraces the benefits of the Pilates Method of Contrology as it enables the body to nurture, heal, and invigorate itself through breath, movement, stretch, strength, support and coordination. Gina graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in modern dance performance and then went on to get her Pilates Certification. She is a passionate, experienced and gifted teacher who is committed to a positive and encouraging approach to inspire clients to their fullest potential. Gina has been teaching both therapeutic clients and fitness clients at BoulderBodyworks since 2001.

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Kimberly Loeb - Certified Massage Therapist, Thai Bodyworker, Yoga Therapist, Rolfer-in-Training, Ayurveda Practitioner

Kimberly Loeb

Certified Massage Therapist, Thai Bodyworker, Yoga Therapist, Certified Rolfer™, Ayurveda Practitioner

Kimberly has been teaching Ayurveda and Yoga in the United States and Canada since 2003, and began practicing bodywork and massage in 2009. She has completed over 2000 hours of training and has studied with local and international teachers such as Kelly Grey, Laura Phelps, Nikki Manzie, Saul David Raye and Susi Hately Aldous. Kimberly studied cancer support massage with Lauren Muser Cates (founding member and president of the Society for Oncology Massage), and is certified to offer Ayurvedic massage through the Three Winds Academy, Rolfing® S.I. through the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, Thai bodywork through the Ritam School of Healing Arts, therapeutic massage through the Boulder College of Massage Therapy and private Yoga instruction through Pacific Rim College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in the philosophy and practice of Ayurveda and Yoga from Prescott College, and has taught on the Pacific Elements Yoga teacher training faculty. Kimberly’s clients and students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, fitness levels and life experiences, however, they all share a common desire to deepen and develop their body awareness, live without fatigue, pain or stress, and take an active role in their own healing. Treating every private session as an opportunity for profound transformation and each client individually, her work is intuitive, therapeutic and oriented to suit your specific needs.

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Elizabeth McClain - Certified Massage Therapist

Elizabeth McClain

Certified Massage Therapist

Elizabeth offers deep yet gentle Orthopedic Massage and Osteopathic Manual Therapy. Her treatments are very effective in treating musculoskeletal dysfunctions, reducing pain, relaxing the central nervous system and normalizing soft tissue. Her background in Tai Chi, martial arts, and dance brings an inherent grace to her work, which is based on the techniques and teaching of Dr. Tom Hendrickson, D.C. The strokes are gentle, rhythmic oscillations based on the internal energy of Tai Chi, and are designed to eliminate pain, dissolve adhesions, lengthen connective tissue, reduce trigger points, improve joint range of motion, and rehabilitate the cartilage and discs of joints. This work is ideal for treating low back pain, whiplash, and knee and rotator cuff injuries. Elizabeth is a staff teacher for the Hendrickson Method Institute of Orthopedic Massage and Manual Therapy and a student at the Canadian College of Osteopathy pursuing her Masters degree in Osteopathy. Elizabeth is precise and passionate about her work and is excited to share her 18 years of experience with the clients of BoulderBodyworks.

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Daniela Pallares - Certified Pilates Instructor

Daniela Pallares

Certified Pilates Instructor

Daniela was born and raised in Ecuador where she was active in various sports including competitive rhythmic gymnastics. Daniela moved to the US to attend college in 2001. She first became involved with Pilates for her own physical conditioning and soon realized she could have a positive impact on others’ lives by becoming an instructor. Her Pilates training began in 2004, and has loved teaching ever since. Daniela is a STOTT PILATES® Certified instructor and has experience working with clients interested in both fitness and post-rehabilitation. She enjoys creating individualized programs to help improve body awareness, posture and return to function. Daniela holds a BFA in furniture design from Rhode Island School of Design and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado. Her physical therapy interests include orthopedics, pediatrics, and women’s health. In her free time, Daniela enjoys spending time in the mountains rock climbing, mountain biking and snowboarding.

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Tambre Rasmussen - Certified Pilates instructor at BoulderBodyWorks

Tambre Rasmussen

Certified Pilates Instructor and Certified Franklin Method Educator 3

Tambre has 23 years of experience teaching Pilates fitness and rehabilitation. She enjoys working with a vast array of clients ranging from healthy people wanting to become better movers to post-MVA clients, prenatal & postpartum women, seniors with osteoporosis, equestrians, elite level cyclists, runners, dancers, competitive figure skaters, & those suffering from chronic pain associated with postural stamina & overuse syndromes. Pilates classes have often been inaccessible to people with serious injuries. Tambre was one of the first to develop lower level Pilates rehabilitation classes in the north metro area; making it accessible for those transitioning from passive therapies. She feels it is crucial for patients to believe that they can safely take a more active role in their healing process and rediscover the joy of movement.

Tambre received her Pre-med degree from CU-Denver and completed internships at Health South Physical Therapy and Colorado Center for Physical Therapy. She has over 2000 hours of training with her two Pilates certifications from the Ron Fletcher organization and Polestar Education. Currently, Tambre is pursuing the Franklin Method Teacher Training. She plays an active role in the local dance community teaching workshops on injury prevention to young dancers.

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David B. Schwartz - D.O.M.P., Osteopathic Manual Therapy at BoulderBodyWorks

David B. Schwartz

D.O.M.P., Osteopathic Manual Therapy

David is a graduate of the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto, Canada. He has been treating clients for the past 20 years with diligence and a deep reverence for the healing forces within our bodies and minds. In 1999 he and his wife Renée Beshures co-founded BoulderBodyworks with the vision of creating a practice that would combine the best in manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. David’s practice follows the philosophy that the application of therapeutic modalities is most successful when people are treated as whole human beings, not as individual parts. His work is a corrective manual treatment aimed at restoring healthy position, mobility and vitality to the tissues. His focus is on finding and treating the root causes of pain and dysfunction. David treats a variety of clients ranging from the elite athlete to those with both acute and chronic injuries.

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Michele Williamson - Certified Pilates Instructor at BoulderBodyWorks

Michele Williamson

Certified Pilates Instructor

Michele believes that Pilates is for everyone and . Her daily inspiration for teaching is to convey the underlying premise of Pilates to promote uniform development of the human body, mind and spirit. Michele enjoys sharing the joy of movement and Pilates choreography and skills with her clients as a means for wellness – strengthening, stretching and stabilizing the body’s skeletal and musculature features. She enjoys teaching all ages and has taught modern dance and ballet to Pre-K children though young adults as well as in-home fitness to adults. Michele loved dance as a child and received her BA in dance. After graduating college she received scholarships to three different dance studios in New York City and began her career as a professional dancer in New York City. Michele specialized in Modern Dance, in particular the Martha Graham technique, dancing for Pearl Lange Dance Company, Sophie Maslow Dance Company, Joyce Trisler’s Dans Company, Mary Anthony Dance Company, and the Chinese Dance Company of New York.

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