“I grew up in the Bayfield/Durango area and was a soccer player and snowboarder growing up. I have been teaching group fitness since 2011. During that time I have had two babies and sustained (and recovered from) a catastrophic knee injury. I try to teach from a place of empathy and understanding that everyone is at a different place in their fitness journey when they come to my class, because I’ve been in most of those different places too at one time or another. I believe in using the gym to train so that we can live our lives to the fullest – whether that’s skiing the back country, competing in the iron horse, simply picking up your grandchildren without pain, staving off conditions such as high blood pressure & diabetes, or taking care of our mental wellness. I’m passionate about the positive impact that fitness has in peoples lives and love sharing that in a group fitness setting. I truly feel fortunate to be a part of helping people to reach their fitness goals both inside and outside of the gym. Outside of the gym I am an avid mountain biker and enjoy and being active with my husband and three kiddos”. Check out the websites below for more information on Les Mills Sprint and CXWorks.
Scot has lived in the area since 2001. He is an avid cyclist, outdoor adventure enthusiast, and backpacker. He races road & mtb bikes and adventure races. He loves to camp with his family… tent camping, BTW. And he has traveled to Swaziland, Africa the past 2 Summers for mission work. He has taught spin for 5 years and has coached DEVO for 3 years. He loves hanging out with his wife, daughter (15) and son (11). They all love to bike, hike, climb, boat, camp, travel and explore. He works full-time for Durango Fire & Rescue and you will usually see him show up in uniform. Scot’s fitness/spin instruction integrates HIIT (high intensity interval training), core training, orange-zone training (75% of the time at 85% of max HR), explosion, plyometrics and most of all fun. Scot loves all music and incorporates many genres into his playlists – if you have a favorite song/artist, let him know. Scot loves to hear about your likes and dislikes about his teaching. He ‘loves to see people on the edge of puking’. Join his class and get ready for intense fun!!
Kate is a 10 year Durango resident and a long time fitness enthusiast. She is an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor and a member of the Indoor Cycling Association. Kate encourages riders to push themselves to their limit while honoring that everyone is at a different fitness level. Half the battle is showing up so Kate works hard to put together challenging rides with a strong, inspiring beat. Come spin with her!
Lexi was born and raised in Durango, meaning there is a love for steep climbs throughout her classes. Finding her way into the cycling community during college at Fort Lewis allowed her to explore indoor cycling, road, and mountain biking. Lexi is driven to provide a positive and welcoming experience for those who have never been on a bike before, to those who ride every day. With a diverse, sometimes eclectic mix of music, a love of yoga, and a passion for positivity, every class is bound to be different. Lexi doesn’t expect perfection from her riders, only a positive attitude and desire to improve. No matter what your level, you will step off the bike stronger, fitter, and better for the experience. Lexi is a USA Cycling certified instructor.
Lilley is a native to Durango/Ignacio! She absolutely tries to take advantage of living in such an amazing area. She is an avid snowboarder, hiker, mountain biker and so much more! She has been married this year for 20 years and will get to watch her only son graduate from college this year! She just started teaching LesMills SPRINT this year and has loved every single second! Lets have some fun! Check out the website below for more information on Les Mills Sprint.
Caroline moved to Durango in 2013, from Asheville, NC. While living in Asheville, she coached for Asheville Velosports and Biltmore Athletic Club, and raced for Team Prestige Subaru, Velosports, and Biowheels. Caroline is a Level 2 USAC Coach, and enjoys teaching classes geared towards interval training of all sorts, dancing around the anaerobic threshold. She considers it a privilege to coach, and student feedback is encouraged, valued, and welcome. Music is an important part of her classes: if we can’t ride outdoors, we might as well make the most of this opportunity to get stronger, and listen to great sounds! Caroline also directs the Iron Horse Training Program at the Durango Rec Center. When not on her bike, Caroline enjoys being outdoors in this beautiful part of the world: trail running, hiking, and skate skiing. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Douglas, often attending live music. And of course, she loves hanging with her two best furry friends: Sunny and Henry.
I am thrilled to be teaching at Axiom! I taught group cycling at the Durango Rec Center for almost 10 years, from 2002 until 2011 – some of you might have been to my class on T/Th at noon? After moving out of state for 6 years my family is back in Durango. I love teaching cycling classes because I believe it is one of the best cardio workouts that can be done by almost anyone, no matter their age or fitness level. I like to use a wide variety of music in my classes and urge everyone to work at their own level, but I also encourage
pushing limits because that is when fitness happens! I love the early morning classes (5:45am) because then I have the rest of the day to enjoy all the great things Durango has to offer.
My real name is Meagan but most people call me Megs! And I love it! I am a teacher of Physical Education, Music, and Special Education which constantly has rewarding and grey hair moments. I am a momma megs to two amazing boys Cooper and Ethan who constantly bring me joy with building rocket ships and playing with snakes. I am so supported by my partner Erin who chases dreams with me! I am a racer too with swimming, running, and biking. All of these elements in my life fill my soul and body! I am excited to be a part of filling other people bodies and souls with spinning, music, and connection!!!
Kayleigh is an environmental scientist, part time photographer, and loves to go exploring in the mountains with her Husky pup, Zola, in her free time. She taught at QiFlow in Denver and the Pedal Den in Telluride before moving to Durango in March and is super excited to get back in the saddle at Axiom!
Julie is the owner of Axiom Cycling Studio. She is so excited to bring a fun new way to workout to Durango! Her classes are music driven and will include lots of climbing and sprints. Never done this before? Feeling intimidated? Axiom supports you and wants to see you succeed. Get ready to rock your workout!!
Sam knows the value of cardio peak training and has been a fitness instructor since 2008. In an RPM workout you repeatedly spin the pedals to reach your cardio peak then ease back down, keeping pace with the pack to lift your personal performance and boost your cardio fitness. You control your own resistance levels and speed so you can build up your fitness level over time. It’s a journey, not a race! Come join Sam, Wednesday’s at 5:15 PM. Not only will you increase your fitness, you have a chance to WIN some swag. One winner each week! Win It Wednesday!