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.
Child supervision is available during many of our class times. We'll watch your wee ones while you workout. Register for child supervision when you make your class reservations online.
A mother of two, Laura has always lead an active lifestyle, with fitness playing an important role in her life. She is an AFAA certified Group Fitness Instructor, as 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.
Jen Rehm, wife, and mother of 6, has an extensive background in business, marketing, and fitness. She has recognized success as Co-Founder and former Partner of Barre Forte, boutique barre and dance inspired fitness studios, which currently operates 3 studios in the Denver Metro Area, and licenses to studio owners in Denver and Florida.
In 2013, Jen created a national barre teacher training program, recognized by the American Council on Exercise, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. She is most at home when weight lifting.
Ali has had a life-long love of sports and fitness as well as many years of experience working in the fitness instructor, personal trainer and gym director. Currently, Ali owns her own business writing grants for non-profits. Ali decided to work for Balm Fitness after falling in love with the Balm FIIT (high intensity interval training) format. Ali lives in Cherry Hills with her husband and two active children.
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.