Our trainers, coaches, and instructors are the cornerstone of Dogma Athletica; they live what they teach and they love what they do. They are constantly honing their skills and expanding their knowledge. Despite their level of excellence within in their craft, they agree that there is no room for complacency - at Dogma Athletica we want to grow with you. We know each member has his or her own unique goals and every member's goals are equally valid. We understand the commitment you have made to your health and we are equally committed to you.  

Owners

Personal Trainers

Endurance Coaches

Class Instructors

Yoga Instructors

Rod Connolly

Rod Connolly

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Brent Sands

Brent Sands

Certs: CSCS and Certified TRX Functional Trainer

Bio:
I enjoy working with ALL generations and all skill levels. If you have a great positive can-do attitude and a strong work ethic, then you need to come see me!

Rachel Glowacki

Rachel Glowacki

Classes: Mindful Morning Flow, Yoga for Stiff People

Bio:
Rachel Glowacki started her fitness journey back in 1999 (YES...you can hum to Prince) teaching group fitness classes beginning with step/floor aerobics (AFAA) then to Body Pump (Les Mills) and discovered along the way she would fall in love with yoga in the early 2000’s, although exposed to yoga in the 90’s as a way to heal from an eating disorder (she thought yoga was weird)! But when she stepped on her mat, she felt like she was born again into a new body, a clear mind, a calm heart, a connection to not only herself, but also with God. The yoga mat became like a cathedral for her inner Catholic little girl, mountain pose became the steeple, camel became the pew, and child pose became her body prayer. She was becoming at ease with her mind, body, and spirit, where she naturally went to receive her 200hr. yoga teacher training in 2008 from a Christ centered perspective. She believes that the time-honored tradition of yoga can stoke the internal flame of the Divine within wherever you are on your faith journey.

She is now an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider with over 2,500 teaching hours. Rachel truly believes that in order to be a teacher, one must be a student first. She is dedicated to continue her education through workshops, online trainings and self study. You will find a blend of yoga modalities when you step into one of Rachel’s classes, from vinyasa, yoga shred, yin, yoga nidra and traditional hatha practices, that are all set to inspirational tunes and sacred texts.

She believes that anything can be our teacher; and as one of your many teachers, her intention is to guide and create a space for you to not only strengthen your mind and body, but also to connect your heart and soul with the universal source of Love that holds us all together.

She currently floats from studios, online classes, conferences to churches and schools teaching both adults and children, that our breath is the greatest gift to increase peace in our mind and body. Rachel is the author of Kids Yogaverse: I AM LOVE digital storybook app written specifically for the screens of iPads, Barnes and Noble Nooks, Android tablets and XO tablets for One-Laptop per child. This storybook app was “Highly Recommended” for the healthy app choice in 2012 by the U.S. Surgeon General. She is also the co-author of of two kids yoga apps: I AM ENERGY and I AM SUN, I AM MOON.Rachel’s work has been featured in MINDBODYGREEN, Parents Magazine, Elephant Journal,Parenting Magazine, K-12 YOGA, CBS DreamTeam’s, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes Television Series, Chosen Women’s Conference, The National Kids Yoga Conference and Mindfulness Month for Kids and Families.

Rachel was born and raised in NY, lived in Charleston, SC on and off for twenty years, with a detour to Tallahassee, FL and Honduras. She recently moved to the Valley in CO with her energetic and health-conscious husband, chef and restaurateur, Casey Glowacki, and two highly-spirited and adventurous boys, Liam and Grey. Rachel enjoys meaningful conversations, going on family vacations to surf and snowboard, reading and geeking out on scriptures and anything inspirational that enhances life!

Learn more about Rachel at www.rachelglowacki.com

Shannon Thornburg

Shannon Thornburg

Classes: Warrior Flow

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Shannon is a resident of Eagle Vail, transplanted from Southern California. Enticed by a Groupon deal for a local Bikram studio, Shannon started practicing yoga in 2012. Slowly yoga became a way of life for Shannon and it brings a giant grin to her face every time she steps on her mat and pushes herself to new edges. She has two 200 hr yoga teaching certifications, one from CorePower yoga in 2015 and another from Revolution Power Yoga in 2018. She is also actively seeking her energy practitioner certification through Conscious Transformation. Shannon strives to excite her students to courageously live a life of love full of boundless possibility. Off her mat you will find Shannon paddling, hiking, biking, dancing, painting, snowboarding or stealing as many puppy kisses as possible.

Eric Yoon

Eric Yoon

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Eric is a graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in Environmental Studies and a specialization in Public Health. While attending CU, Eric competed at the highest level of collegiate cycling. He developed a passion for all types of cycling and fitness, enabling him to compete at the elite level of Enduro and Downhill mountain bike racing. Through Eric's study of public health and love of the outdoors, he has come to understand the importance of total body and mind wellness.

Annie Richards

Annie Richards

Classes: Yoga For Stiff People // Tuesdays

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Annie has spent decades immersed in the study of the body/mind connection. Annie, a Mother and Craniosacral Therapist, finds the practice of yoga, in it's entirety, a natural fit for her philosophy of self discovery and healthy living. Annie moved to the Vail Valley 27 years ago and has been teaching yoga for 19 years both here and in the UK. Initially trained in the Anusara tradition, she has studied extensively with Jamie Turner Allison, Geri Bleier, Douglas Brooks and Desiree Rumbaugh. She has also followed the teaching of Sianna Sherman, Tara Judelle and Sally Kempton among others. Annie offers a playful, nurturing and creative blend of knowledge and experience, weaving in her love of nature and story telling, she strives to leave her students feeling joyful and alive.

Lauren Ruhl

Lauren Ruhl

Certs: BS in Psychobiology, M.A. in Sport & Performance Psychology, C.S.C.S., L.P.C.C.

Bio:
Lauren is invested in holistically understanding what it takes for an individual to reach prime performance in a consistent manner. Being a collegiate basketball player and going through multiple injuries, she has experienced the struggles and discovered the commitment needed to achieve success.The mind-body connection is something that we can't avoid and it's a critical piece to performance. Lauren works with clients both on the physical side, but also the mental side. She believes that in order to control the mental aspect of performance, one must first learn how to control his or her physical reactions. Lauren's passion and growing knowledge encompasses helping individuals return to performance after injury, supporting clients through lifestyle changes, and assisting individuals who want to perform at their best day in and day out. She wants to help her clients develop a strong skill-set that will help them push through the hardships both in sport and in life.

Trinity Wall

Trinity Wall

Classes: Vibrant Vinyasa, Mindful Morning Flow

Bio:
Trinity came to Colorado in 1994 as a competitive snowboarder. After breaking bones, dislocations and knee injuries, her doctor recommended yoga. A fascination with the possibilities of physical transformation and personal evolution has inspired her intense yoga practice for 18 years. She has learned from some of the great masters and has studied a myriad of yoga styles. Trinity first studied at the VAC under Argie Ligeros and Prica Boris.After studying for two years, it was suggested to do teacher training. Her first teacher training was a 500 hour intensive Anurara with Jamie Allison. After that certification she has studied with Shiva Rea (Vinyasa Flow), Baron Baptistye (Baptiste Yoga), John Friend (Anusara), Desiree Rumbaugh (Anusara), Richard Freeman (Ashtanga Vinyasa) and Camille Patrillo (Thai Massage). She taught 16 years at the Homestead Court Club and private classes to multiple high end clients for 10 years.

In 2015 Hala Gear, out of Steamboat, asked for her to be an athlete ambassador. She taught SUP yoga up to three times a week in the summer for In Your Element and fell in love with Sup Yoga. This year she is the Vail Town Champion in the town series for Stand Up Paddle Boarding and competed in 2016 GoPro Games. She has taught to a range of athletes from the elite level Olympian’s to the recreational weekend warrior’s. ,

Missy McDonald

Missy McDonald

Certs: B.S. Kinesiology from Univ. of Texas, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, FMS Certified, Licensed Massage Therapist

Bio:
Missy has over 20 years of personal training experience and 18 years of massage therapy experience. For two years, Missy was the massage therapist for the Texas Women's Swim Team. She has an advanced certification in Corrective Exercise with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Missy's programs focus on strengthening movement patterns for your specific sport or activity. She combines core strengthening, balance training, plyometrics, and flexibility to keep you playing injury-free and at the top of your game. As an athlete, Missy has had multiple injuries and knows the physical and mental challenges of rehab. She is able to combine her knowledge as a massage therapist and personal trainer to help treat acute and chronic injuries. She also specializes in post-rehab of hips, knees and shoulders.

Missy has an adventurous spirit. She loves be outside in nature whitewater rafting, paddle boarding, mountain biking, skiing and hiking with her husband, David and dog, Rio. Call Missy to schedule a complimentary fitness screening assessment or to learn more about becoming one of her clients (970) 376-7454.

Stacey Vachon

Stacey Vachon

Certs: BS Exercise & Health Science, University of Southern Maine FMS-Level 1 - Certified Functional Movement Screen NSCA- Certified Personal Trainer

Bio:
Stacey brings over 15 years of experience and many unique certifications to Dogma. She is certified in Functional-Movement Screening, which is often how she begins programs with new clients. Stacey has a skilled eye when it comes to recognizing movement limiters/dysfunction and she is great at creating specific workouts to help clients move more efficiently and without pain.

Stacey does a wonderful job keeping the energy and intensity high when training small groups or private clients. She brings a fun spirit and a strong client connection to each session. Stacey has designed many programs for Dogma, most requiring minimal equipment for easy adaptation when clients are away from home. She also enjoys creating post-op rehab plans for surgical patients, helping them regain the quality of life that they are used to.

To add to her ever-growing list of qualifications, Stacey recently had her first baby, Canyon, and is now a true expert in pre/postnatal programming. Whether you are an elite athlete trying to meet your goals or someone who is relatively new to fitness, Stacey can build an effective, individualized plan that incorporates core stability, cardiovascular exercise, flexibility and proper nutrition.

Jill Koellhoffer

Jill Koellhoffer

Classes: Mindful Morning Flow, Energizing Flow

Bio:
I was "recruited" to my first yoga class by the overly spunky yoga teacher who circled the gym before each class. Yoga was not a household name at that time, and participants were sometimes hard to find. I averted her for awhile, but that day there was no getting around it. And I have thanked goodness for that day ever since...

It was 1998 and I had recently moved to the Vail Valley after 18 months of travel and work in South East Asia. During my travels I taught English to monks, studied Vipassana meditation in Thailand, hiked the Himalayas, spent weeks living in a monastery in Nepal, and traveled to some of the most sacred holy sites in India, but I never stepped foot on a yoga mat. It wasn't love at first sight, but I was hooked!

While my travels in Asia inspired me mentally and physically, it wreaked havoc on my physical body. I found myself extremely sick and physically broken, and where western medicine fell short, yoga picked up the pieces. Throughout my health struggles I spent so much time trying to escape my body that the practice of yoga was a sweet welcome back home. As my practice evolved and my physical body began to heal, life on all levels began to shift and change. Before too long, I signed up for my first teacher training with Jamie Allison in 2001.

As a result of my own healing and transformation, the therapeutic benefits of yoga lie at the heart of my practice and teaching. I believe wholeheartedly that yoga is for every body, and that each one of us can benefit from some aspect of the practice. When we learn how to access and form a relationship with the power that we hold within, we open up to the world and all its possibilities.

My goal is to allow each student to find their own expression of beauty, grace, joy and transformation. My classes honor and respect many different schools of yoga. You can expect a dynamic, strength-based vinyasa flow, linked with deep alignment principles, breath awareness and creative sequences.

I have such deep gratitude and respect for all of my teachers and students who have supported me on this path. I pay a special debt of gratitude to my two beautiful daughters who continually remind me to find joy, patience and beauty within each moment.

"Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do." -Rumi

Bryan Maroney

Bryan Maroney

Certs: BS Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Southern Connecticut State University ATC- Certified Athletic Trainer

Bio:
Bryan began his personal training career in Boston, MA. He moved to Vail in the winter of 2010 to enjoy the Valley’s active mountain lifestyle. He then joined Dogma Athletica as gym manager and began to grow his own list of clients. As general manager, Bryan has helped develop and launch numerous programs, including the Dogma “30-Day Challenge”. He truly enjoys creating specialized exercise plans for his clients, especially those rehabilitating from an injury. It is his goal to return these clients back to a level of health greater than their initial starting point.
Bryan brings positive energy and a great sense of humor to each session. His training style is patient and accessible – a great fit for anyone new to personal training or with a specific goal in mind. When Bryan is not training clients or managing the desk, he enjoys soccer, mountain biking, snowboarding and playing with the Vail Rugby Football Club.