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

Michelle Connolly

Michelle Connolly

Bio:
Michelle, is our founder of Live It Training and Dogma Athletica.
She has had a life long love of fitness, activity and finding your best self. She brings an extraordinary energy and intent to her training sessions. They are always impactful. They are always well thought out and specific to the client. They are always delivered with concentrated love and support. Michelle will keep you focused on the work, but you are sure to get one or two good belly laughs during each session.
Michelle’s clients adore her and find benefit in their collaborative work. Every client knows Michelle is as vested in their health and wellbeing as they are. This is why her training spots are in high demand.

Jared Saunders

Jared Saunders

Bio:
Jared graduated from Purdue University in 2018 with a degree in Kinesiology.
While at Purdue Jared worked in the strength and conditioning department with the football, basketball, baseball, and swim teams.
From there he went on to Texas A & M to work with their sports performance team and coach baseball, baseball, track, and tennis.
After finishing school, Jared and his fiance moved to Eagle, which eventually led him to Dogma!
Outside of personal training Jared coaches youth baseball, enjoys hiking, skiing, and is always searching for a new adventure.

Mike Testwuide

Mike Testwuide

Bio:
Mike exudes, professionalism, motivation and energy. He is in the sessions with you. Mike knows what it takes to reach the goals of an Olympic athlete. These qualities and disciplined approach are the same attributes that will help you achieve more than you thought possible through Mike’s guidance.

Alexa Maestranzi

Alexa Maestranzi

Classes: Mindful Morning Flow - Friday's 7:30

Bio:
Alexa has been teaching yoga for over five years, becoming certified through Blue Sun Yoga in Chicago. Her teachers were based in Anusara practices, allowing Alexa to explore yoga through more alignment-based principles and learning to lead with the heart, not just in poses but also in life! She is a full time school-based therapist with the Hope Center and is passionate about connecting yoga to her mental health background. Alexa’s classes are student-centered and geared towards allowing the students to explore and learn new things each time they come to class. She believes in approaching class and the day with an awareness and openness to what is to come

Rod Connolly

Rod Connolly

Bio:
Rod Connolly is our founder of Live It Training and Dogma Athletica. Rod is an exercise physiologist and has been a student and teacher of all things physical culture for 30 years.
His calling is to impact people and guide them on their path for change. He is regularly sought out by professional athletes, Fortune 500 executives, celebrity creatives and people looking to completely transform their lives.
Every day we hear his students and clients tell us about something from Rod’s coaching that reshaped the way they feel, think or act. His students say the sessions transcend exercise.
Rod is currently not taking on any more private clients to his schedule. But he is available to help place you with one of the coaches he coaches that will best support your goals.
Rod is currently working on the digital subscription offering of Live It Training that will allow anyone to access his coaching and the rest of the Live It Team from anywhere in the world. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting venture.

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

Stacey Vachon

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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.