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Kim Merkel

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Fitness is meant to be fun for a lifetime! I have been working in the fitness industry since 1989 and am passionate about my clients’ success in achieving their fitness goals as well as helping them live a healthy, pain-free life.

My goal is to help each individual enjoy his/her time "in the gym" while working to achieve their personal fitness goals. I am a huge proponent of safe, efficient and functional movement. I emphasize proper form with all of my clients as it is absolutely essential in preventing injuries.


  • BSBA, management, University of Denver, Denver, Colo.


  • personal trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • instructor, Polestar Pilates Studio
  • ACE group exercise instructor
  • CPR/AED/first aid instructor, American Red Cross
  • cycling, Heart Zones
  • spinning instructor, Mad Dogg Athletics
  • mat instructor, Physical Mind Pilates
  • instructor, YogaFit
  • instructor, Zumba


  • fitness expert and presenter at fitness events around the country
  • National Ski Patrol volunteer
  • swimming and diving coach
  • Creative Athletic Fitness Programming Award winner
  • created off-season and dryland conditioning training programs for several high school and collegiate athletic teams