Melissa Page demonstrates a weight-lifting exercise during the Triple G class at Inspired Athletic Movement.
Melissa Page demonstrates a weight-lifting exercise during the Triple G class at Inspired Athletic Movement. (Paul Aiken / Daily Camera)

Inspired Athletic Movement, 5485 Conestoga Court, Suite 110B, Boulder,,

Instructor: Melissa Page, a "personal wellness concierge" and founder of Boulder-based mbody.

Page, of Boulder, has a background in sales and marketing, and decided to switch to pursue a career in fitness last fall. She has been a certified personal trainer for a year and recently became a certified Core Power yoga instructor. She offers functional movement screenings, lifestyle and health assessments, nutrition coaching and personalized workouts.

She teaches at Inspired Athletic Movement.

What is the workout? A sculpting, small-group training class with old-school (like Jane Fonda weighted leg lifts) and yoga influences. As the name implies, the class focuses on glutes, core and arms.

The class uses body weight, dumbbells, isometrics and some power moves of yoga.

"It trains your mind to learn how to fire a lot of different muscles at once, which actually ends up being a greater metabolic burn," Page says.

What's different? The class was slower than most other yoga-with-weights classes I've taken (and slower means harder).

"Everything is followed by a little bit of a yogic movement or thought," Page says. "It's lifting weights or doing core exercises with intention." 


Also, the small class size makes this class feel more like personal training and it allows for more one-on-one attention and a focus on safety and alignment. Classes cap at six participants.

Cost: On the website, you can sign up for a free class or get your first month of unlimited classes for $39. Through mbody, you can buy an eight-class punch card for $85. Check the website for other deals.

Level: All moves can be modified for different levels, but the class is designed to be challenging: an eight on a 10-point intensity scale. I was pretty shaky after class. Page says she wants the class to be accessible to everybody and not intimidating.

When: 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Class is an hour long. Page also offers power yoga classes with shades of Triple G.

What to prepare: Comfortable exercise clothes, sneakers, a bottle of water. Other equipment (mats, weights) provided. Page also recommends weight gloves if your hands are sensitive. 

Muscles worked:Full body. My legs especially. Tons of balance. Somehow it smoothed out my thoughts, too; probably because many of the moves required a lot of focus. My class was bicep heavy, but every class is different.

"We want the 'show' muscles, which are the guts and the guns, but we also want the 'go' muscles; your whole posterior chain is what stabilizes you for life," Page says. "If you're strong along your back line and strong and centered in your core, which is your front and back ... everything else improves."

What I loved: The yoga influences, which helped elongate the muscles and improve balance and focus while we strengthened. I also liked that she checked in with me before class (injuries, needs) and left the students with easy nutrition advice to take with us for the rest of the day.

The participants were also friendly and made me laugh, which set the tone for an approachable workout. 

I also like that Page encourages participants to text her if they have any questions, and she sends out regular emails with tips and recipe inspirations. Too often, trainers neglect this important side of fitness. The best programs don't end when you walk out of the gym.

What I didn't like:The room felt a little cramped. My class only had three participants, and I can't imagine many more. Otherwise, this was a solid class that felt safe, effective and fun.

How I felt after the class: My core was blasted from a highly challenging boat-like pose with a rotation. It felt a little sore the next day, but I liked the exercise so much I decided to incorporate it into my personal routine. 

— Reported by Aimee Heckel.

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