When it comes to longevity, she who builds the most muscle wins. Our thoughtfully designed workouts are uniquely sequenced to build strength and flatter the female physique without without placing undue stress on joints. While our workouts are challenging, we always provide low-impact exercises as well as challenging progressions.
There's nothing more rewarding for our team than helping women set and achieve goals. We love to celebrate how their successes inside of the studio overflow into other areas of their lives. A strong woman is a confident woman and a confident woman is a kind woman. She makes choices from love, rather than fear. She is thoughtful, inquisitive, unstoppable. She is a Balmshell.
We all love a post workout glow! An all natural spray tan will give you a healthy glow that lasts. Schedule a post class or post training session spray tan. Our award winning, professional products are organic, give you quick results, and don't include the risks associated with tanning beds or the sun's rays. All tans are by exclusive appointment only. Call or text to reserve yours!
Cherry Hills/Denver, Colorado
Laura Nigro, Co-Founder and Owner of Balm Fitness Cherry Hills, wife and mother of two, has always lead an active lifestyle, with fitness playing an important role in her life. She is an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, holds 2 barre fitness instructor certifications and has taught and helped create several fitness class formats. Laura enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, skiing and biking. When she's not instructing, you can find Laura in a hot yoga class (she's an avid yogi) or cheering on her two active kids at a sporting event. Laura is a Lululemon Ambassador and feels fortunate to have helped other women improve their self confidence and find their inner strength through the power of exercise.
Balm's Studio Manager, Kristie grew up in Arkansas, where she became a lover of the outdoors, and practiced ballet. In her college years, she studied history and political science. Her various work experiences include sales and marketing, and even managing a ballroom dance studio. Kristie is a wife and mother of one adorable daughter, who you will likely meet in the studio. Kristie is an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor. She teaches Balm Firm along with an occasional FIIT class.
As a 5th generation Colorado Native, Amy has been instructing and training in Denver for many years. Mother to four, Amy is well known for her kick-boxing prowess and her incredible physique. Her in-studio fitness routines keep her fit for her favorite sports, tennis and skiing. Come try her Balm FIIT or Tabata classes.
Yes, if you consume more calories than your body needs. This applies to all methods of exercise as well as lying on the couch.
Talk to your trainer before your workout begins. If, during your workout, you recall an injury or you're simply not comfortable with an exercise, speak up. Our exclusive purpose is to help you achieve success.
Your instructor will offer guidelines for deciding how much weight to lift. You are your only competition.
Very! When it comes to losing weight, the type of food you eat is not as important as the number of calories you consume. When it comes to achieving a certain body composition, the types of food you eat are very important. Don’t stress, while we are not nutritionists, we’ll offer you some tried and true guidelines to help you achieve your goals. Eating enough food is just as important to losing weight as not overeating. We also have some excellent resources we can recommend to help you figure out what and how much to eat. Balm's trainers are real women, who eat real food. We'd never advocate for going hungry. We don't want HANGRY clients.
It depends on your goals and there are different philosophies surrounding this question. Some say 6 days a week, others emphasize total time over frequency. We believe that 6 to 7 days a week is optimal. Without exercise your body signals your brain to “make room at the trough for the next generation.”* Depressing, we know.*Borrowed from Younger Next Year for Women.
All of our classes offer low-impact, yet highly effective exercises. No matter your fitness level, we will offer you a variety of modifications and progressions.