Meet Our Team
Ben’s intrigue for fitness began when his inability to sit still grew into a desire to understand the mechanics of movement and the important role movement plays into optimal health. He experienced the joy from helping others create a healthy lifestyle and committed his legacy to promoting health. Ben attended Western Illinois University where he studied Exercise Science. Ben is a Master Personal Trainer, CHEK Practitioner II, and has been personal training and coaching for 20 years.
Ben is in constant pursuit of education and professional development, completing more than 50 different courses, classes, workshops and forums. Throughout his career, Ben has worked with diverse clientele through one-on-one personal training, nutritional guidance, as well as personal and professional coaching. He is responsible for the development and management of MDU/corporate wellness structures and managing teams with multiple disciplines of health. Ben has delivered a variety of health and fitness-based speeches and presentations, hosted and co-hosted group workouts with as many as eighty people, and has also taken part in the professional development and analysis of popular exercise equipment and fitness products.
Ben strives to pursue better physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health for everyone he meets and looks forward to contributing to YOUR healthy living.
Amanda is a Colorado native, born and raised in Arvada. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Technical Journalism/Public Relations from Colorado State University and has spent most of her career in business marketing and corporate sales. Growing up in Colorado, she has always had a passion for outdoor activities and enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, snowboarding and anything outdoors taking in the beautiful Colorado scenery. She has been F7's Business Manager and VP of Operations since 2013 and loves helping the F7 team contribute to the health and wellness of their clients!
Life is about enjoyment and feeling your absolute best! Conor's main focus is to improve your life, by improving your energy, strength and state of mind. He specializes in manipulating your body and state of mind by using a minimalist approach, in which more is not necessarily better. Conor will help you reach you goals with less time and effort, by focusing more on minimalist strength training, breathing, body stress, and mindfulness to make you a more effective and efficient human being!
Aris the Yogi is a Professor of Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama & Philosophy in the tradition of ShambhavAnanda Yoga. Yogi since 2008 and teacher since 2013, Aris holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder and did his Certified Yoga Teacher training at ShambhavAnanda Yoga Shoshoni in Rollinsville. He also has a Master of Science in Environmental Policy from Bard College and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy Honors and Government from the University of Texas at Austin. Beyond the yoga mat, Aris loves to garden, write, play the bass guitar, mountain bike, and practice judo.
As a professional dancer and performer, Kenzie spent many years training her body and developing a deep understanding of movement and kinesiology. After acquiring one too many injuries, she found yoga as a way to heal and treat her body with love and kindness. As she formed this new relationship with her physical form, she discovered a new appreciation for how the body should move. Kenzie found her purpose to help others build a loving relationship with their body, mind, and soul so that they may lead happy, healthy lives.
In an effort to impact as many lives as she can, Kenzie pursued her career in fitness and wellness by acquiring a Personal Training, 200-RYT Yoga, Barre, and Nia Certifications, and is currently working on a Nutrition and Weight Management Specialty Certificate. When working with clients, she utilizes all of these tools, as well as her extensive background in dance and sports, in order to create individualized programs.
Kenzie’s passion for holistic living, intuitive nutrition, Ayurvedic and yogic principles, artistic expression, and Mother Nature, are all integrated mindfully into her classes and training sessions. She offers private yoga, private personal training, private dance lessons, lifestyle coaching, and an array of group classes. When training with Kenzie you will work from the inside-out, incorporating her holistic mind-body approach with hard, FUN work!