Owner/Trainer/Coach Daniel was born in raised in Colorado. Daniel attended Wheatridge High School where we founded his love for Track and Field. Daniel went on to attend Colorado State University where he ran Track and received his Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science with a concentration in Health Promotion and Wellness, and Minor in Anatomy and Neurobiology. Daniel graduated at the top of his class, amongst setting records for the track team. After school Daniel interned at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. Daniel met Bridgette in 1998 at CSU on the Track and Field team and became very good friends. After several years of friendship they took their relationship to the next level. Married in May of 2009 and had their beautiful daughter Braelyn in March of 2011. Daniel founded Inward Fitness (formerly InWard Motion) in the fall of 2005, and has grown substantially each and every year. Daniel is known to be one of the top trainers in Colorado and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal among other top publications. Daniel continues to educate himself on all the new trends and techniques and is very innovative in his Denver personal training.
Co-Owner/Trainer/Coach I was born in raised in Colorado. As an athlete from a very young age - I competing in gymnastics since the age of 7, went on to attend Columbine High School where I expanded in to Track and Field as well. After graduating high school in 1997, I went to Colorado State University where I ran Track (and met Daniel) and received my Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science with a concentration in Health Promotion and Wellness. In 1998, I began competing in Fitness Competitions, something that I was introduced to by a friend . After my first show, I was hooked! I competing consistently until turning Pro in 2005 and up until I got pregnant with my first daughter (Braelyn) in 2010 and almost six years later in 2016, I had my second lil angel daughter (Jaida).
As Denver's go-to trainer for Prenatal and postnatal training; it is my passion to train MOMS! So whether you are a soon-to-be mommy or currently running after kids of all ages - I understand the struggle is real! Having gone through two cesareans, I JUST GET IT - how we have to identify with our pregnant selves, the changing body, and how to identify as being MOM. It's a process and journey we all struggle with, but one that can be a beautiful process should we learn to embrace all the courageous and amazing things we have done with our bodies! I am all about female empowerment. It is my goal to deeply connect with each client and help them find and create the self love we NEED and MUST have at every stage and shape of our lives.
Whether you want to tap into that athletic ability for the first time at age 45 or you are just training for the love of fitness and yourself - I will bring that challenge to you and make sure you are having fun throughout that process!
Katy Kristoffersen has over 20 years experience in coaching and teaching. She specializes in mindfulness, yoga and music. She earned her Master's Degree in Education from Mount St. Joseph University and is an RYT200 certified yoga instructor with certifications in vinyasa, pre-natal, post-natal, and restorative yoga.
Katy excels at creating spaces where people can feel both safe and vulnerable, allowing them to grow and learn within a strong sense of community. This is the essence of her mission and the source of her palpable joy. She believes that mindfulness is a multi-faceted, dynamic practice that requires energy and work on multiple levels. It serves as an underlying theme in her coaching, whether it is being expressed through yoga, music, or any other aspect of a client's life.
Her teaching experience led Katy and Inward Fitness to develop an eight-week course of study in mindfulness. She sees mindfulness as a platform through which to explore the body, relationships, the workplace, emotions, the self, and the heart to work toward a higher, more connected sense of self.
Katy is a classroom and private yoga instructor with Inward Fitness and Mudra Yoga in Denver. She also composes music and coaches musicians in voice, piano and composition.
Katy thrives on intuition and strives to create unique personal experiences for her yoga, mindfulness, and music practitioners. She considers her instructional style much less "teaching to" and more "walking with," or guiding. Most of all, she is grateful for a life so rich, so full of meaningful human connection.
Coach Sheila grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado and attended Central High School. After graduation she moved to Wichita, Kansas to attend business school. Soon after that Sheila married and had two wonderful children, Kimberly and Brent. Because of concerns over longevity in her family and the stresses of life, Sheila joined a gym and loved the empowerment that working out gave her. It soon became her passion, and she began teaching classes at Spa Lady. It didn’t take long for her to realize she needed to educate herself beyond what the gym provided, so she attended classes at Front Range College, majoring in Marketing, with a minor in Exercise Physiology. She started her own business, “Better Bodies by Sheila and Associates” in 1982. Sheila’s training specialties include functional fitness, group training, weight loss, prenatal, and working with special populations (heart patients, Alzheimers, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s patients). She works for Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies and teaches her own Parkinson’s classes at Inward motion. Her hobbies are hiking, camping and of course working out. Sheila is thrilled to join the outstanding group of coaches/trainers at InWard Fitness and to have the opportunity to touch people’s lives by helping them be the best they can be, both mentally and physically, through individualized instruction and support..
Elle grew up in Northern California, spending much of her time both in the ocean and the mountains. With a very active family and a mom who was a personal trainer and massage therapist, Elle grew up with an early appreciation for health and fitness and played almost every sport under the sun. She moved to Texas for college, where she developed a love of weightlifting, and was fortunate to find a community of more experienced athletes to learn from and grow stronger with. After college, Elle moved to North Carolina where she became very active in the fitness community, specifically a gym that focused around Olympic Lifting. The pull to make a career out of helping people, especially other women, find their place in the gym continued to grow stronger, so when Elle moved to Denver, she began to pursue her NASM Personal Training certification. Upon completion, she began coaching at a group fitness studio. Elle loves coupling her knowledge of exercise with her love for community and relationship-building to help clients meet their fitness goals...and have fun along the way.
Katy's health and wellness journey began in 2013 while on the road with a band called Canyon Spells from Madison, WI. To get through long nights of playing and driving while on tour, she started making the conscious decision to eat better. As tour wrapped up, these habits progressed from diet to exercise. In August of 2014, her fitness journey began to evolve, experiencing and learning a variety of training styles including personal training, yoga, high intensity, and endurance. Her credentials include 200 Hour RYT, NASM CPT, and CrossFit Level 1.
Her passion for yoga developed heavily beginning in 2018 at Fusion Yoga in Eagan, Minnesota. Katy believes in allowing a "take it, leave it, or modify it" approach, and that each individuals needs differ. This freedom allows for the utmost expression in every one of us, creating the most authentic practice. Katy is honored to connect with the community of Inward Fitness. When she isn't teaching yoga or practicing herself, she's likely hiking in the alpine or drinking a hot cup of coffee at her cabin in Evergreen.
Kimi Kaniaupio (aka KK) was born and raised on the island of Honolulu, Hawaii. At the early age of four, KK discovered her love for soccer, and played as a goalkeeper through her childhood and teenage years. After high school, KK was recruited to play college soccer in the NJCAA Division I at Otero Junior College in La Junta, CO and quickly thereafter obtained her Associates of Science degree. KK's passions lead her career path into health and fitness as early as 2014. With certifications varying from Medical Exercise Specialist to TRX, Spin, Yoga, Low Impact, HIIT, Strength, Aqua Aerobics and Botcamp, her real passion is seeing human movement as a holistic approach to heal, educate and strengthen to make everyone feel their best.
Katie's passion for health and fitness stems from a lifelong involvement in athletics. As a multi sport athlete growing up and competing in track + field at the University of Vermont, she earned her Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, then completed her Masters in Physical Activity and Wellness. Katie's support from coaches, teammates and beyond allowed her to accomplish more than she ever thought possible. Her mindset centers on a "everyone is an athlete" mentality. No matter who you are or what your goals are, everyone can benefit from training with the same intentional purpose and specificty! Find Katie in her off time cooking up a storm in her kitchen, hiking, biking and paddleboarding in Colorado.
My name is Adrian, and I specialize in calisthenics, functional movement, and kickboxing! As a new resident to Denver, all my past work experience resided in Seattle where I worked as a lead Personal Trainer, and as a Stretch Therapist for the past 2 years. With my specializations being so, I have always tried to emphasize and instruct the clients I work with about the importance of moving well, and creating deeper relationships with yourself through movement. Though the movements I teach are specific for the gym, the principles behind them are lessons you can always take outside of the gym.
Josie was born in Southern California, but grew up in Northern Colorado where she attended Berthoud High School. She grew up as a competitive gymnast which later led her to pole vaulting and brought her into the track and field world. Josie went on to pole vault at a Division 1 collegiate level for Colorado State University to represent the Rams. While pole vaulting in college, Josie studied and further graduated with a degree in Health and Exercise Science and completed her personal training certification through NASM as well.
To complete her degree from CSU, she interned with Inward Fitness and it was immediately apparent that she belonged here and was instantly part of the team.
Josie loves the positive atmosphere and community that sports and exercise bring. She strives to provide challenging, creative workouts while building relationships along the way! On her own time, she enjoys riding her cruiser bike and enjoys being at the lake.