The Fight Gravity Fitness Team
Nicholas Butler-Owner/Personal Trainer/TRX, Circuit, and Core Classes
Fight Gravity Fitness is run by Fitness Professional Nicholas Butler who has been in the industry for over 6 years. His current certifications include AFAA Personal and Group Trainer, SilverSneakers, TRX Suspension Course Trainer, and CPR-AED. Over the years he has had a wide range of experience with all populations from Youth to Seniors in personal coaching sessions and a variety of classes including stretch and tone, cardio kickboxing, bootcamp, cardio circuit, weight room circuit, Red Rocks challenge, and outdoor park bootcamps.
"I really enjoy coming up with creative and varying exercises for my clients and classes. This helps keep the participant engaged and excited as well as working towards the goal of maximizing results. Helping people reach their goals and change their lives is what keeps me passionate about my Profession" - Nicholas Butler
Stephanie Abrams-Personal Trainer/TRX, Circuit, Core, and Yoga Classes
Stephanie began practicing yoga in 2007. In 2013, she received her 200-HR RYT from Laughing Lotus NYC where she learned the importance of the physical practice, the power of the breath, and the effect of togetherness and community. She loves connecting with clients on and off the mat. Stephanie is excited to bring fun, creative sequences and energizing and restorative practices to her classes. She has a passion for all things health and wellness, and is a NASM certified personal trainer. She also has certifications in CPR-AED, Barre, and TRX Suspension Training, and is a practicing health coach.
Kate Barkova-Circuit and TRX
Kate Barkova’s mission is to inspire her students toward becoming the best version of themselves through physical and emotional disciplines. For the last three years, Kate worked as an exercise specialist at an outpatient physical therapy clinic in an urban hospital. Her expertise in patient care and physical therapy training lead her to branch out from individual to group fitness where she is able to encourage more people to reach their goals. Kate loves cats, traveling and learning about different cultures. Her goal is one day to take her cats on a hiking adventure. She is Group Fitness, Pilates, and CPR-AED certified. With her focus on form, Kate loves to work with a diversity of students ranging in fitness expertise and capabilities to keep her on her toes.
Isaiah has been surrounded by martial arts his whole life. With his father being a black belt in karate and his older brother well on his way to becoming a master in Tae Kwon Do. As an adult he trained seriously focusing primarily on Muay Thai. He later quit his desk job and traveled some time in Thailand realizing he wanted to do something rewarding with his life, and what better than to pass the knowledge that he learned for his beloved sport? In the past couple of years he has indulged in kickboxing, yoga, calisthenics, and dance, exploring how they are all connected and how amazing the body’s capabilities are. That’s what he tries to teach in his classes. A balance of technique, cardio, body weight, movement, and of course fun.
Taylor Akin-Yoga Classes
Taylor began her yoga journey right when she moved to Colorado from Ohio about 2 years ago. She was practicing from time to time back in Ohio but then made it into a lifestyle. She fell in love with the fact that you can work on and build mind, body and spirit all at once. Exposure to nature and the mountains makes you want to begin living a more healthy and active lifestyle, this helped inspire her to eventually teaching yoga. “Teaching yoga has given me an opportunity to find a creative side with formulating sequences and encorperating more challenging postures into my classes.” -Taylor She has taught yoga for about a year now starting with kids from the age of 5 to 17 years old and now moved in a different direction to teach adults. Taylor did her teacher 200 hour power training at Corepower yoga and also did an continuing education called Extentions through Corepower yoga which was 50 hours.