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  • Gene Cisneros as President



    A highly respected fitness educator and consultant, Gene has over 30 years experience designing fitness programs for individuals, corporations, schools and clubs. His professional expertise and the incredible energy and enthusiasm he feels for his studio are major components of the Kinetic Fitness Studio's Commitment to Excellence.

    'The establishment of the Kinetic Fitness Studio in 1982 was the culmination of my personal search for excellence and the realization of a lifelong dream... ' Gene Cisneros

  • Karen Baskall as General Manager



    Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sport Science Kinetic Fitness Studio Membership Director and Master Personal Trainer with over 25 years experience Wellness Specialist Weight-loss Consultant at the Metabolic Research Center of Aurora Karen Baskall has been in the Health & Fitness industry for over 25 years. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sport Science with a concentration in Wellness Program Management from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado. She is a Wellness Specialist with a passion to help others live a more “balanced” life. Her mission is to help you be the best that YOU can be and achieve your goals.

  • Drew Peterson as Trainer



    I have been involved with sports and fitness for as long as I can remember. Now, fitness takes on a whole new meaning for me. My best workouts are when I have both of my daughters strapped on to me for a long walk to the park, or on the winding paths of Disneyland. They have provided me with an entirely different way to exercise! My philosophy is simply- "Keep Moving!" Life is not race, it's a marathon, and if you keep moving each day towards your goals you will find what you are looking for. As a Personal Trainer I want to help motivate and inspire you to "Keep Moving" toward your own personal fitness goals. Bachelors in Kinesiology I.S.S.A. International Sports Sciences Association; Personal Trainer Pleasantview Fire Department Vice President, Head Baseball Coach; Lakewood Junior Baseball Association Baseball Coach; D'Evelyn High School Fitness and Baseball Coach; Foothills Parks and Recreation (Sports Made Possible).

  • Megan O'Shaughnessy as Trainer



    Megan is excited to be the newest addition to the team at Kinetic Fitness Studio! As a previous Division I athlete at the University of Notre Dame and a coach for elite lacrosse players, Megan brings both experience and knowledge in addressing the needs of all kinds of athletes and individuals. Megan's area of fitness expertise includes: high intensity interval training, sculpting/toning, and weight loss. Megan is excited to help our members reach and exceed their fitness goals! NASM certified personal trainer ViPR certified Kinesis Certified

  • Les Sparks as Trainer, Nutritionist



    I've been involved in the fitness/wellness industry in one form or another since 1982 when I started my bodybuilding career. After successfully competing for several years, I obteined a dual bachelors degree from Colorado State University in 1991. One for Human Nutrition and Dietetics, and the other in Exercise Physiology.

    I began my Personal Training career in 1984 and continued it through my college education.

    I specialize in dietary and nutritional consulting from weight loss to bodybuilding to Optimal Health and Disease Prevention.

    Certifications:

    - Bachelors in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

    - Bachelors in Exercise Physiology.

    - A.C.S.M. American College of Sports Medicine.

    - A.C.E. American Council on Exercise.

    - A.D.A. American Dietetic Association.

    - A.N.A. American Nutraceutical Association.

  • Keigan Peterson as Trainer



    National Academy of Sports Medicine February 2013 Certified Personal Trainer

  • Rachel Van Natta as Spin Instructor



    My passion for health & fitness, volunteering and helping others began at a young age influenced by my mother who was a fitness instructor, a running coach, and a Reflexologist. I have always been competitive by nature, exponentially boosted by having an identical twin sister. I recently moved to Denver to embrace the fitness community wholeheartedly. Originally from Houston TX, I spent the last 7 years in Los Angeles finishing up my post education at AADA (American Academy of Dramatic Arts) and a Reflexology Academy, while teaching Spinning and Gravity Pilates classes at the Hollywood YMCA in addition to growing my Reflexology business. As health & fitness are super important, I feel other key elements such as engaging spiritually, mentally and emotionally are required to succeed in all aspects of life. I believe that with strength, determination, focus, and lots of love & laughter we can accomplish anything that comes our way. Certifications:

    -AADA American Academy of Dramatic Arts

    -The American Academy of Reflexology

    -Mad Dogg Spinning

    -Schwinn Cycling

    - Gravity Pilates Instructor 8/2009-3/2014

  • Rebekah Van Natta- Reflexologist and as Trainer



    When you push the body, beyond its assumed limitations, it will respond successfully! With over 7 years of experience, my coaching career began in Hollywood, California. I have privately trained celebrities, children, seniors, athletes, and professionals of all levels of wellness. In a group environment, I have had the honor of teaching 7 classes a week with up to 17 students per class. I specialize in Gravity Pilates, Yoga Bar, Spin, Interval/Circuit training, and Body alignment. I also love incorporating these cutting edge techniques with good ol' fashioned reps and sets. My goal is to give you a great workout, encourage you throughout your entire session, and help you discover your healthier self. Health and Fitness is a lifestyle. If you want it, it's yours! -The American Academy of Dramatic Arts -The American Academy of Reflexology -Mad Dogg Spinning -Schwinn Cycling -Gravity Pilates Trainer/Insructor -Yoga Bar Instructor

  • Kyle A Altier as Trainer



    Originally from Ohio, I moved to Denver for work almost 4 years ago now. I went to school in Erie, PA where I played basketball and golf and studied Biology. As I was new to the area, I started attending Red Rocks Church where I joined a life group. Luckily, my life group leader was Gene Cisneros. He invited me down to the gym and I instantly fell in love with the people and atmosphere it contained. With and opportunity to work with others and help them train to achieve their goals as always been a passion of mine. As I spend most of my time in my career of medical sales, training at kinetic fitness as truly been a blessing in disguise!

  • Mark McIntosh as Spin Instructor



    You might recognize Mark for his long-time television career as a Denver sportscaster and talk show host. But there’s another side to the Missouri native. His passion for fitness. Mark’s a big believer in a “Sweat a day keeps the doctor away.” The father of two leads full-body workout classes at Kinetics on Monday and Thursday mornings. The sweat-inducing workouts include time of the stationary bikes but also include core and upper-body exercises to give participants the full-body experience.

  • Trent A Johnson as Student Intern



    I have been involved in fitness and sports for 8 years now. I started off at the age of 13 when my dad signed me up for my first 5k race. Even though it was difficult crossing that finish line, I simply kept telling myself to never give up and I never did. From then on, I was hooked on exercise. I ran cross country in high school and I am now a professional runner who enjoys running half marathons and triathlons as well. I am finishing up my degree at Colorado State University in Pueblo. My degree is in Exercise Science with emphasis in Physiology, Kinesiology, Assessment and Event Management. I have had training in Nutrition and First Aid/CPR/AED. I have been personal training for 4 years. My goal as a trainer, is to help give you the tools needed to accomplish your goals and to bring you to the next level in Exercise, Fitness and Wellness. Learn more of what I can do for you at www.exercisefitnesswellness.com

  • Jacob McDonough as Massage Therapist



    Jacob McDonough grew up in Tacoma, WA and has been a resident of Denver for 6 years. His personal growth, dedication, and integrity has exponentially accelerated since his enrollment into the Denver School of Massage Therapy in Aurora, CO in 2011. Before moving to Denver, he studied structural engineering and business at Seattle University, but soon decided his real passion was helping people. With many massage modalities under his belt, his knowledge and love for massage is felt greatly through the work that he does. He is currently studying to get his personal training certification. Modalities: Swedish Deep Tissue Sports Trigger Point Reflexology Acupressure Hydrotherapy Structural Realignment

  • Greg Ashworth as Massage Therapist



  • DeAnne Minner as Newsletter Editor



    DeAnne Minner has been a public relations/communications professional for more than 15 years. A former English teacher and technical writer, she has performed PR/communications work for multinational corporations such as Texaco and Siemens as well as locally based organizations such as PacifiCare of Colorado and the Denver Newspaper Agency.

    A graduate of the University of Denver with degrees in English and business, DeAnne relishes the writing experience. She also is an accomplished desktop publisher and has produced a variety of publications for employers and as a consultant or volunteer for nonprofit organizations.

    DeAnne met Kinetic Fitness Studio owner Gene Cisneros in 1976 while student teaching at East High School. She participated in his PE/aerobics classes there and has been a member of KFS, off and on, since its inception. She has periodically produced its member newsletter during this time, and she has the utmost respect for Gene's expertise and professionalism.