Client Success

Client Success Stories:

“I started at Balance Athletics in April of 2012 and even though I was not sure I was going to like it, I ended up loving the gym and the people there. One of the biggest things I needed was a workout routine that was not routine, something I wouldn’t get bored with and Balanced Fitness gives me that. I also wanted a place that would encourage me to do better but not pressure me into things I don’t want. The best part is I have gone way beyond my goals and at age 46 I am doing more than I ever thought I would be able to do.

Balance Athletics is not just a gym for me, the coaches and people there have become friends and truly make going there worth it.”

Balance Athletics Client John Spinhirne


We have had so many amazing stories of transformation over the years from weight loss and improved overall fitness, to clients dramatically changing serious health conditions, moving away from disease, getting off medications, accomplishing their sporting/competitive goals, rehabilitating minor to severe injuries and more. Below are just some of those stories in pictures and words…

Balance Athletics Client Kristin Swartz


Balance Athletics Client Cindy Smith,finishing the Ironman in Chattangooga 2014
“I look and feel and perform so much better than I ever had before starting at Balance Athletics. It was the best decision I have ever made and feel like I can accomplish anything.”


Balance Athletics Client Todd Cechini


Balance Athletics Client Mary Foley


Balance Athletics Client Jeff Kelly


Balance Athletics Client Betsy Dillin


Balance Athletics Client Jon Huggins


On July 16th, I participated in the Breckenridge 32 mountain bike race. This race is one loop of the Breckenridge 100 race. The 100-mile racers cover over 100 miles and 13,700 feet of climbing. My race was 35 miles of mostly single track with 4,650 feet of climbing. I won my age group with a time of 4 hours and 4 minutes. The winning women’s time was 3:32 and I finished 9th out of 23 women total. I’m humbled and awed by all the participants in these races. I know that my Balanced Fitness training has greatly helped in these mountain bike races because of my improved core strength. I no longer deal with back pain, arm weariness, or body fatigue. I’m thankful that I can participate in these events and I thank my Balance Athletics family for encouragement and support!

P.S. Notice I got a six-pack of Dale’s Pale Ale as my winning prize!

Balance Athletics Client Erlinda Stafford


I rode in the Courage Classic this past weekend. The cycling event raises money for Children’s Hospital and travels 157 miles in 3 days over 3 mountain passes. Day 1 is the toughest: biking 59 miles over Tennessee Pass, Battle Mountain, and then Vail Pass for a total elevation gain of almost 4000 feet.

I first did this ride in 2008 and biked 3-5 days every week April thru July until the event. This year, my training was almost exclusively at CrossFit Littleton. I managed to get a few rides in here and there when the weather cooperated, but I probably logged less than 200 miles over the same 4 month timeframe. Definitely not much time on the bike.

Just wanted to let you know that I successfully completed the 3-day ride and managed to clean each summit without stopping. In fact, this year I completed Day 1 an hour faster than I did in 2008!

Thank you to all the trainers at Balance Athletics for getting me ready to ride in the Courage Classic. I’m so happy I found BA as the workouts are much more fun and rewarding than spending hours and hours on my road bike!

Balance Athletics Client Betsy Phelan



I want to send out a big “Thank You” to Balance Athletics.

First thanks is to my personal trainer, Kyle Thornton. He helped me
set goals and then crush them within half the time I thought it would
take. My joint pain and lack of flexibility were never a problem for
him. It’s obvious who the expert in the family is now.

Thank you to Ian and Marc, who always had a kind word of
encouragement; it really helped keep me going.

At 54 years old, In November 2011, I was diagnosed with mild sleep
apnea. I was given the option to lose weight or wear a C-PAP Machine
to sleep. My wife was not amused! I began working with Kyle, it was
obvious I had a very long way to go, I could not even row 500 meters
without quitting.

Goal Set:

1. Lose weight – Results: Lost 30 lbs.
2. Run half a mile. Results: Ran my 1st 5K.
3. 24 inch box-jump. Results: 30.5 inches.
4. Bench press: started at 90 lbs. Results: 150.
5. Row 500 meters in less than 2 minutes: Results: 1 minute 50 seconds.
6. Survive “Rugged Maniac Mud Run”. Results: Pictures enclosed.

My training at Balance Athletics never let me down, now let’s set
another goal to go after! 3-2-1- GO!

Balance Athletics Client Kent Thornton