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Meet the  Northglenn Health and Fitness team thats dedicated to making your goals a reality.

our story

How Northglenn Health and Fitness came to be!

Jennifer and Patrick were disgruntled with the fitness industry’s focus on helping FIT people stay FIT.

What about everyone else?  

If America has such a problem with obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other issues that can be caused or made worse by bad diets and lack of movement – then why isn’t there a place dedicated to inclusivity and focus on people that really want things to change but aren’t comfortable in the traditional gym environment and traditional nutrition plans?
 
The gym industry is great at helping fit people stay fit.
 
It’s great at telling you everything you are doing wrong and how you could be better if you just worked harder and spent more time at the gym.
 
They tell you to spend less time eating fast food, less time snacking.

Suck it up buttercup!
 
That is still the traditional message and has been for years and years.  It’s not working for the average American.  The messages we saw, and we still see, are the ones that tell you that you are stupid for spending money on “this” when you could spend it on what they would prefer you spend it on.
 
I don’t know about you but if I see an ad for a gym and they are already judging me before I even walk in the door, am I really likely to go there?  If they wanted to help you, they would be speaking to you, not about you.
 
Patrick and Jennifer were on the same page, both following their personal legend.
 
We had to open a place that emphasizes:
Come Here.  Trust Us.  We will protect you from negativity.
We will see you for you and not just your physical form.
We will keep you safe and we will make sure you are surrounded with good people that want to see you succeed.
We will ensure you move correctly, and have the right tools to change your nutrition and eating habits in a way that doesn’t add stress to your life.
 
We know it’s hard.  We also know it doesn’t have to be.
 
We both left our corporate jobs and took all of our funds to make this gym possible for people.
 
6 months after we opened, we were told to close the gym doors, due to COVID-19.
 
Talk about a gut punch.  
 
However, we transitioned everyone online the very next day.  There will be no stopping us.
 
Our doors are back open however in order to continue to make it through COVID we had to make tough personal sacrifices just like you have.
 
We sold our house to keep the gym going.
 
We are still here fighting for you and we aren’t going anywhere.
 
We aren’t telling you this so you feel sorry for us.
 
We are telling you this so you know the lengths we will go to give you an environment you can succeed in.
 
Lastly, there is NO WAY you should feel sorry for us!  We live every day with big smiles on  our faces because we get to follow our personal legend.
 
How many people can say they get to wake up everyday and live their dream?
 
Our Mission: Help Everyday People Do Things They Never Thought Possible
 
This could be:
Beating the family history of Type II Diabetes
Living longer than your parents did
Finishing a 5K
Going up the stairs without being winded
Losing a few pant sizes and not gaining the weight back!
Feeling amazing after just ONE WORKOUT at the gym.
 
Whatever you want to do, but you don’t think it’s possible, PLEASE let us know.  We will put a custom plan together for you to get there.  Why custom?  Because you are unique and your plan should be too!
 
Thank you for trusting us with your health and fitness!
 
Coach Jennifer & Coach Patrick

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Coach Jennifer & Coach Patrick

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Head coach at northglenn health and fitness

Patrick Dawson

OWNER & HEAD COACH

It all started in the mid-'80s. That's when my mother started putting me into all kinds of recreational league intramural sports. Thus the seed was planted in my head to constantly push myself physically and mentally. I must have tried out every sport offered. Baseball, basketball, swim team, lacrosse, football, wrestling and, of course, soccer, just to name a few. Committing to 2-3 practices per week plus a game on Saturdays really laid the foundation to finding a regular routine to exert my physical energy. Once in high school, I played all the sports and had 5 gruelling 2-3 hours long practices a week. I was hooked and I wanted to see how to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle.

I started CrossFit in 2012 when my now wife, Jennifer, took me to my first CrossFit class. I was hooked and couldn't get enough. I wanted to know how to do all the movements and do them right so that I could improve my times and get stronger. I went to many seminars and took a bunch of private training to hone my skills. After countless hours of practice and a lot of patience, everything started to come together.

I have always had a strong desire to help other people. It really fills my bucket. I got into coaching because not only was it an opportunity to improve my own skills but also get to teach others how to do it right.

I took all the best advice, tips, and strategies that worked for me and regurgitated it in a way that everyone could understand and have some fun while learning. After all, it wasn't long before that, that I was in their shoes.

Not in a million years did I know I'd end up doing a job I love and coaching some of the best people on the planet - our members! I love the people we serve and the awesome impact Northglenn Health and Fitness are making for people when they are both inside and outside of these gym walls.
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Nutrition Coach Northglenn

Jennifer DAWSON

OWNER / NUTRITION COACH

I have been told that if I was a superhero, I would be the "Social Justice Vigilante". Now I'm not out there hiding in the alleys looking for an opportunity to pounce, but I will speak up if a person near me is getting treated poorly by another human. I can't turn that off. Nor do I want to.

Combining that with the feeling I get in my heart when someone starts following one of my strategies and sees that changing your nutrition habits really can be simple. Simple works and it lasts. Complicated makes you want to quit.

That is why I have always wanted my own business.

I'll be 50 in 2021, I have 4 kids (some adult, some still in school) and one granddaughter. I work full time and have a lot on my plate. I can relate to the struggles that women my age are going through.

I can help the people who want to be helped, and provide them with a service that will provide the tools they need to achieve anything they set their mind to!

Nutrition Coaching has evolved over time and we are now well ahead of the curve. While other influences are out there telling you what 'not to do', I focus on what TO DO.

I am thrilled about our nutrition program and the success people have with it.

If you are ready to make some small changes that turn into big results, we are here for you!
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Northglenn Health and Fitness Coach Amanda

Coach Amanda

FITNESS COACH

Coach Amanda is an experienced group class and personal trainer with a passion for empowering people to take control of their health and have fun doing it! She has competed in a fitness show as well as many local Crossfit competitions and enjoys pushing herself to her limits in fitness. You can usually find her camping, snowboarding, playing volleyball, spending time with loved ones or finding new fun ways to exercise. She strives to empower people to embrace their strengths and weaknesses and find their inner badass! Amanda has worked in the fitness industry for almost 10 years and has seen the good, the bad and the ugly that comes with it. She found her true passion as she worked with many people who exercised as a punishment or to look better in a swimsuit rather than for its intended purpose - health and vitality. Amanda believes that our longevity and how we function is a result of how we take care of ourselves and our body and that that should be our intention behind exercise. The end result of this is a body fueled for greatness and equipped for anything you throw at it.
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Coach Christine

Fitness Coach / Client Success Manager

It all started when I was in high school. I did all the track and cross country I could and fell in love with running. Inevitably, I got injured and wasn't able to run for months at a time. I was heartbroken and had no idea what else to do.

It wasn't until years later as I was pursuing my Exercise Science degree that I thought "of course I got injured, I was doing it all wrong". Since then, I have been focused on learning all I can about the fitness industry. There is so much to learn and try, you can't shut yourself from any possibilities. It's that mindset that drove me to learn how to coach everything from HIIT to spin to barre, etc.

Using a combination of everything is the best way to create not only a well rounded fitness routine but a well rounded routine period. My focus is always on moving your body the way it was meant to move. Focus on basic movements and slowly build to more complex ones. This not only makes you stronger but helps to prevent injury and improve day to day life. You were built to be strong, often your body just has to be reminded how fierce it is!

You might have me as your coach in a personal training session, a group class or just checking in on you to make sure you are getting the best experience possible at Northglenn Health and Fitness.
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