“You’re stronger than you think.”
Madeleine has always been passionate about fitness and played competitive sports her entire life. After discovering and falling in love with Pilates in 2007, she still missed the high intensity of her other workouts and never felt that Pilates offered a complete workout. Tonic Method is the perfect combination of Pilates and high intensity interval training combined with slow and deliberate movement focused around breath. She loves how meditative Tonic Method is, that you are sore after every class, and that no two classes are the same.
“Change happens when you push yourself to your limits.”
Hannah grew up with a passion for the outdoors, which brought her to Aspen. She found that she needed to supplement her love for the outdoors with Something else -Pilates. She fell in love with the full bodiedness of each exercise and followed her passion to get certified in Pilates. During her certification process, I found Tonic—which took Pilates to the next level. She loves that you are sore after every class and the creativity it involves to plan each class.
“You will never know your limits unless you push yourself to them.”
Lauren grew up as an athlete from the get go. With gymnastics, horseback riding, and soccer being younger interests, she discovered a new found love and passion for working out in her late 20’s. She has an extreme love for the Pilates Reformer as she’s been a frequent user of the machine for almost 10 years. This southern girl from Atlanta is ecstatic to show others what amazing results the Tonic Method will bring! She can’t wait for her clients to become stronger as well as feel and look fabulous!
“The comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”
Hannah grew up in the Vail Valley playing a variety of sports both for fun and competition. When she went to college she found a love for CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting, but she always felt like she was missing some of the smaller strength components, which is where Tonic comes in. She is still a big runner and weightlifter, but she loves how Tonic strengthens and stabilizes her smaller and deeper muscles that she can’t reach in her typical lifting. Not only does she feel so strong and confident on the machines, but Tonic has also helped her make tremendous strides in her life outside of the studio.
“We can do hard things”
Kata grew up between San Diego, CA, and Park City, UT, where all outdoor activities became her playground. While enjoying skiing, hiking, biking, swimming, and running, Kata also danced competitively as a child, where she was first introduced to the integral cross training of Pilates and yoga. Living in Summit County, Kata continues these high intensity activities, and loves that Tonic Method is the perfect blend to keep her strong and capable while exploring mountains. Kata thrives on pushing herself and her classes will challenge you in the best way possible!
“Be stronger than your excuses.”
Growing up a competitive cheerleader, Ashley enjoyed pushing herself out of her comfort zone physically. She enjoyed being able to develop muscles she didn’t even know she had. Over the years, she had missed that push in her workouts. When she found Tonic she felt she had finally achieved something comparable. She enjoys knowing that each workout will be different, challenging, and rewarding.
“You are capable of more than you can imagine.”
Elizabeth Jane (EJ) grew up bouncing from sport to sport—soccer, volleyball, basketball—until her heart settled on theatre and pursuing her terrible dancing in college. While fame on the stage didn’t pan out, she did discover yoga and fitness training during those years. An avid hiker, HIIT enthusiast, gym lover, SUP explorer, and nature enthusiast, EJ has been teaching yoga for over 8 years. She fell head-over-heels in love with the Tonic Method because of its eloquent weaving of mindfulness, breath, Pilates, and strength building. She loves that every class is hard AF and leaves us shaking, but the greatest strength Tonic has given her is strength of mind and a fiery belief in herself off the machine!
“It never gets easier, you just get better.”
Becca fell in love with traditional Pilates when using it to rehab her body after a ski accident in her teens. She has been teaching Pilates since 2008, along with yoga, personal training, and nutritional coaching. Becca was introduced to Tonic at a time when her teaching and personal workouts were feeling stale, Tonic has brought energy, strength, and passion to all areas of her life, which she is excited to share in every class. Becca sees Tonic as the best combination of the Pilates Principles and total body transformation.
“But did you die?!”
Lanie began her fitness journey 12 years ago when she was introduced to Pilates by her older sister. Initially intending to get into “wedding shape”, she fell in love with the practice and it spurred her to engage in other athletic activities. After a hiatus, during which she began cycling and weight-lifting, she found her way back to Pilates when Tonic opened in Steamboat in April 2021. After one class, she was hooked, as the method combines her love of high-intensity movement with strength and flexibility. She loves most that Tonic Method supports functional movements that are necessary for both everyday life and mountain-life activities like cycling, hiking, and skiing. She loves being a part of her clients’ Pilates journey and watching them grow stronger both mentally and physically!
“Strive for progress, not perfection.”
Nicole was born and raised in Steamboat Springs and grew up playing competitive soccer, ski racing and enjoying all the outdoor activities Steamboat has to offer. Exercise and being active has always been a big part of her life. After multiple knee surgeries and a shattered ankle, Nicole turned to Pilates reformer to rehab and strengthen her core but she missed the sweat she got from her typical workouts. That is when she turned to Tonic and fell in love! Her favorite aspects of Tonic are that every class focuses on strengthening both sides of the body individually, that each class is just as challenging as the first class you take and how it burns out each muscle group.
“It doesn’t get easier. You get stronger.”
Texas native Laci moved to Aspen over 10 years ago with a passion for the mountains and outdoor pursuits. An avid skier, cyclist and rock climber, she has also been practicing yoga for many years. When Laci discovered Tonic method, she found the strength training and toning that was missing from her regular routine and she never looked back. Laci loves encouraging clients to push themselves and sharing the immediate, obvious results of Tonic.
“You’ve done harder things in your life. You can do this.”
Morgan grew up as an athlete, playing basketball, volleyball, tennis and field hockey. When she moved to Aspen in 2011, she fell in love with yoga and hiking. After becoming a power vinyasa teacher, Morgan found Pilates and took her mind body connection to a new level. The Tonic Method challenged Morgan in a very different way, which taught her how powerful the Tonic breath work is in creating change and strength both physically and mentally. Morgan loves empowering Tonic clients to connect with their bodies through cuing micro adjustments.
“Take a breath and start again.”
Liz has been in Aspen for over a decade and truly embraces the Aspen idea of the mind, body, spirit connection. An avid hiker and yogi, she was first introduced to Tonic Method just a few months after it opened in Aspen. Immediately it was clear that this was what was missing from her routine. The strength and toning that Tonic Method introduced was like nothing Liz ever saw from regular yoga classes. Liz truly believes in this method and loves introducing new clients to the Tonic Method!
“Mental grit creates physical strength.”
Ursula grew up dancing, participating in sports, and could always be found doing something active outside. As Ursula was exposed to different forms of physical activity, she quickly realized it was her stress relief. The mental grit and stamina she established from pushing and challenging herself physically directly transcended to her sustained mental health and positive energy. Ursula loves teaching Tonic because it’s an intense challenge like none other both physically and mentally. She most enjoys watching clients surprise themselves by their own strength and the connections and friendships made through the amazing Tonic community.
“Strive for progress, not perfection.”
Growing up figure skating, dancing and snowboarding, Karen developed enthusiasm for health and fitness. Since moving to Colorado eight years ago, her love for the outdoors, mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding and golfing, to name a few, has grown exponentially. Karen found HIIT Pilates to be a perfect bridge to balance her more intense activities and also deepened her connection between body and mind. With a background in Emergency Nursing, Karen is both knowledgeable about the human body and also prepared to lead quick and effective workouts. Karen will challenge you and give you the confidence and tools to push yourself to the next level!
“Strong in body, strong in mind.”
Michael has been an athlete her whole life, but it wasn’t until she moved to the mountains after college that she really learned what her body was capable of… BIG THINGS! She loves to sweat and try to keep it fresh with a mix of yoga, hiking, mountain biking, and skiing, but The Tonic Method is her favorite. It keeps her toned and strong— inside and out. Michael loves teaching Tonic because it’s a kick-ass workout every time, you’re done in 45 minutes, and you work every. single. muscle.
“Today’s the day.”
Charlie’s fitness background consists mostly of endurance sports. She competed for many years in the swimming world, including attending a D1 program. After college she hopped right into trail running, and triathlons. She found Pilates as a way to get a hard workout done efficiently. Teaching Tonic is such a breath of fresh air. Class is constantly evolving and keeps the body guessing as to what’s coming up next. A challenging full body workout in 45 minutes!
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”
Lisa has always loved movement. She grew up playing soccer and running track, but it wasn’t until she discovered group fitness in her early twenties that her true passion for fitness was unlocked. Lisa taught Pure Barre in Chicago before moving to Breck and finding Tonic Method, where she was hooked immediately—the combination of challenging Pilates moves with high-intensity bursts is absolute perfection! Lisa loves challenging her clients to push beyond their comfort zones and surprise themselves by what they’re capable of. You can count on her to bring high energy, good vibes, and that little kick of motivation when you need it most.
“Progress over perfection.”
Tracey grew up an athlete playing softball, cheerleading and gymnastics. She moved to the Vail Valley in 2014 for a lifestyle of adventure. She brought her love of yoga to the valley where she practiced and taught yoga to the younger generation. She focused on the connection of mind, body and breath. Tracey came to Tonic to try something new and she was hooked after her first class. Tonic was what she was missing — fun, energetic and focused on building strength. She loves a good total body workout that incorporates core, breath and cardio. Tonic is always challenging and just what you need to feel invigorated to get on with your day.
“Be consistent to make a change.”
Julia grew up playing competitive sports and has always been very active from skiing to horse polo. She found a passion for group fitness to compliment her outdoor sports and activities. When Julia and her family moved back to Vail, she discovered Tonic Method and immediately fell in love. She started right after her second baby and loves that it has been the best for her postpartum journey to become stronger both physically and mentally. She loves teaching Tonic because no matter where your fitness journey begins, Tonic Method is the perfect community and workout to constantly challenge yourself and make a change!
“Remember, you don’t have to do this. You get to do this.”
Texas native, Annette, grew up in a world of sports. When she moved to Colorado in 2015 she developed a deep love for the mountains and all outdoor activities but was missing a workout that truly set her soul on fire. One Tonic Method class was all it took. Annette loves that each class is challenging and humbling – but most of all, she loves that she gained a new found confidence in herself and her body. The fact that she is going to look strong AF in her future engagement/wedding pics is an added bonus.
“Later = Never. Do it now.”
Sam has always had a passion for the outdoors and fitness. She grew up snowboarding, dancing, trying every sport she could and with a love for the outdoors in northern Minnesota. Snowboarding eventually brought her to Colorado where she fell more in love with the mountains and every activity they offer. She began weight training when she moved to Breckenridge because she loved how strong she felt after and how much it helped her become stronger for hiking and snowboarding. She loved planning workouts and loved the results that she got from weight training over constantly doing cardio. She had added yoga into the mix but felt like her workouts became stagnant and was looking for something different. She then found Tonic and loved the places she felt sore after and how quick and effective every workout was. Incorporating Tonic Method into her fitness journey has challenged her mind and made her body stronger and leaner in places that she hasn’t seen results in such a long time.
“Dreams don’t work unless you do.”
Shannon grew up in Minnesota engaging in many sports from competitive cheerleading to rugby. She moved to the Vail Valley because of her passion for snowboarding in the mountains and fell in love with all the amazing summer activities from rock climbing to river surfing. Just like with sports, she enjoys trying all types of workouts. It wasn’t until her first Tonic class that she knew she had found “the one”. Becoming a member at Tonic has her feeling stronger and more fit than ever and she loves sharing that passion with clients who feel the same.
“Be here now.”
Sports were not a big part of Daniele’s life growing up. She has always been active and leads a healthy lifestyle, but considers herself “uncoordinated” so group exercising was not a priority – in fact, she shied away from most workouts that involved teams. It wasn’t until her 20’s that Daniele found a passion for fitness. It became a way for her to de-stress, tune in and get-in-the-zone. Daniele is excited to share her love of Tonic’s intense, rewarding and safe workout with the rest of her hometown: the Aspen community.
“Find comfort in the discomfort knowing this is the start of your transformation.”
Ashley has been active for as long as she can remember. From soccer, softball, competitive gymnastics and even volleyball, she eventually found tennis and swim/diving and fell in love. Throughout high school and college she competed in tennis and diving and it was a huge part of her life. After college she felt that she was missing the lifestyle of being a competitive athlete and found orangetheory fitness and snowboarding, and was hooked. After a serious injury and multiple surgeries she found pilates and was in awe of how it helped her recover and gain strength in ways she had never previously had. Shortly after moving to Breckenridge she found Tonic Method and was instantly obsessed with it. She loves how you can never do the same workout twice, it’s always hard, and how strong she’s become.
“You can do anything you put your mind to.”
Chloe has always been active and involved in many competitive sports from a young age. After moving to the mountains, she fell in love with all of the outdoor activities there were to offer. Any free time she gets, you can find her outside snowboarding, skinning, biking, running, and climbing. The only thing missing was something to help balance all of those activities and that’s where Tonic Method came in. Chloe loves how Tonic helps build lean muscle and increases strength and stability.
“The difference between try and triumph is a little umph”
Kailey has always been passionate about fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. She grew up in Georgia doing gymnastics, swimming, and played competitive soccer through college. She studied Kinesiology at Georgia Southern and began working in fitness centers, where her love for working out really started growing. The desire for a more active lifestyle brought her to Breckenridge, Colorado, where she could snowboard, mountain bike, hike, and enjoy the outdoors. She found the Tonic Method Pilates studio and couldn’t get enough of the workout and environment of people that are a part of it, she had to be a part of the team. She absolutely loves teaching and encouraging others to be the best version of themselves.
“You can do anything you set your mind to”
Elise’s love for fitness started when she was little through gymnastics, then grew into competitive cross county/track. After college she really wanted to keep up with what she loved most but did not want to put so much pressure on her body with lifting heavy weights or running miles and miles – she quickly grew to love body weight workout and pilates! She found Tonic after graduating from physical therapy after a back surgery and immediately fell in love! Elise began going to classes 4-5 days a week consistently and when it was announced to become an instructor, knew it was her calling! She is SO excited to be teaching others that working out can be so fun but also kick our ass at the same time 🙂
“Harder the better!”
Sung fell in love with Pilates 22 years ago and has been teaching it since! Sung loves Pilates because it is so versatile. It can be used for PT and/or a full body workout. Tonic Method took Pilates to another level that’s SUPER fun and challenging!
After 3 kids in three years Haley found her “me time” through exercise. Although she grew up in Boulder, CO, she didn’t fall in love with the outdoors until she moved to Vail full-time in 2004. Her husband is an avid outdoorsman and has sparked her love of hiking, mountain biking, stand-up paddle boarding, river rafting, fly fishing and archery. Haley fell in love with Tonic Method after needing to mix things up in her workout routine summer of 2021. She immediately loved the challenging slow pace, lengthening alignment aspects, core centric movements, and the way every exercise can become as intense as you want to make it. “With a foundational strength training background and years of Barre, Yoga, CrossFit, and more, I have found Tonic Method to be the most effective and challenging workout to date, and I am so thrilled to give my clients the gift of confidence that comes with mastering these Tonic Method workouts.”
“If you want to change, you have to be willing to be uncomfortable.”
Maddie is originally from the midwest and recently moved to Colorado after living abroad in the Netherlands for the last couple years. Maddie grew up as a competitive athlete, playing soccer, swimming, running track. She has always loved the outdoors and since moving to the valley, she has become an avid skier, mountain biker and hiker. Maddie has had some injuries in the past that led her to her discovery of pilates and quickly came to realize how beneficial it is to your strength, stability and overall health — It is TRULY transformational and Maddie cannot believe how much stronger she feels both physically and mentally since starting her pilates journey. Tonic builds and strengthens those muscles you never knew you had. Maddie loves how Tonic brings out that positive energy that makes us challenge ourselves, work harder than ever before and gets us outside our comfort zone, setting us up to reach and exceed our highest goals.
“What doesn’t challenge you doesn’t change you. ”
Allix grew up playing tennis, distance running and ski racing. As her active lifestyle led her to try all sorts of studio fitness classes, she found herself drawn to Pilates as it is always a challenging, full body workout that compliments all of the activities she enjoys outside of the studio. After a knee reconstruction, Allix knew that Tonic Method was exactly what she needed to rebuild her strength and confidence to get back out onto the slopes. Since then, Allix feels stronger and more confident than ever-in sports and in life! She’s excited to share Tonic with you and help you feel the same way.
“Consistency is key!”
Emily grew up playing competitive sports and has always enjoyed doing a verity of outdoor activities. After attending her first reformer Pilates class in 2017, she immediately fell in love with the practice. Emily took her first Tonic Method class in 2022 and knew it would be the perfect place to start teaching. Tonic Method is the perfect combination of challenge, intensity, and mind body connection. The practice tones and strengthens your muscles and your mind unlike anything else!
“BREATHE, you can do it!”
Carli grew up playing sports her whole life, studied Kinesiology in undergrad and then went on to become a physical therapist. Being active has always been a big part of her life. She absolutely loves what she does and loves that she is able to encourage clients to try new forms of exercise. Pilates has opened up an entirely new form of exercise in her life that she is beyond thankful for! How could she not love and want to share a workout that has so much to offer?!
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
Dance and sports have always played an integral part in Nancy’s life beginning even before she could barely walk. She wanted to go beyond that passion and pursued a degree in Sports Business. As an outdoor enthusiast she developed a deep connection to Aspen and the mountains. After her first experience with the Tonic Method she fell in love immediately. The training has truly transformed her body unlike any other workout and she is now excited to share this passion with others.
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“We are who we practice to be. Keep showing up!”
Courtney grew up in the mountains of Vermont, which helped foster her love of the outdoors. She was a competitive ski racer from a young age and went on to compete in college at a D1 level. Through this, she learned how powerful our bodies are and how important movement is, to not only our physical health, but to our mental health as well. After graduating college, Courtney received certifications in both mediation and breathwork and was looking for a way to bring this into other aspects of her life, including exercise – which is how she eventually fell in love with pilates! She loves teaching Tonic because it requires focus, connection and pushes you beyond what you think you’re capable of!
“Progress happens from consistency and confidence in ourselves.”
Elizabeth has always been active throughout her life through competitive soccer and ski racing, in addition to loving a high variety of outdoor activities and exercise. She came across pilates as a method to incorporate into her personal life and professional Physical Therapy Practice, and fell in love with teaching! She was drawn to the Tonic Method for its consistency in structure and challenge. She loves the focus on breath, form, and flow through the workout. She loves seeing clients get stronger and improve their lives outside the studio.
“Exercise not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude and your mood. ”
Mialee is a Utah native and loves the endless amount of outdoor activities it provides year round. She grew up competing in dance, gymnastics, and started skiing at a young age. Running has become a passion and she enjoys entering the casual half marathon or 10k on occasion. She loves teaching Tonic because it is always a challenging workout and watching clients become stronger is such an inspiration. The Tonic community is truly amazing.
“Don’t wish for it to be easier. Work for the skills to level up.”
Kristi is a fitness enthusiast, was born and raised in Salt Lake City. Her fitness journey began in 8th grade with cheer and dance, which she pursued through college. Kristi has explored a variety of training protocols, from high-intensity workouts to endurance events, as well as studio workouts. Kristi fell in love with pilates during her pregnancy. She loves Tonic Method for the total body strength it brings to each workout.
“Trust the journey, embrace the process”
Aly was born in Ellensburg Washington, but spent the majority of her childhood in Utah. She began competitive dance at a young age and continued throughout college. Spending her whole life as a dancer, Aly has always had a love for fitness and physical activity and after finishing four years as a member of The University of Utah Spirit Team, she was looking for a workout that would push her both physically and mentally. Tonic was the perfect match! Outside of Tonic Aly enjoys reading, creating content for her various social media channels, and taking on DIY projects at home. She loves teaching Tonic because of the positivity and push behind the workout, as well as all of the amazing clients who make her a better instructor each day.
“There’s no growing in the comfort zone and there’s no comfort in the growing zone”
Deme’s love for movement started at a young age. She grew up skiing the Utah mountains, playing soccer and dancing competitively her entire childhood. After graduating high school and no longer having sports to keep her active, she wanted to find something fun and challenging. After trying several other forms of fitness, she fell in love with Tonic after her first class. She quickly discovered how rewarding and exciting it is to share her passion for this method with others.
“Keep showing up!”
Maria considers herself to be a late bloomer in sports and fitness. She fell in love with marathon running in college which inspired her to study Sports Nutrition and eventually explore other forms of sport and exercise. She has finished over 20 full marathons and one ultramarathon, and she has gone on to coach other runners and triathletes. Maria was introduced to Pilates as a form of cross training, and she credits Tonic with helping her become a stronger, sturdier runner. She loves teaching Tonic because it gives her another tool in her wellness toolbox, and because the client community is inspiring and welcoming.
“Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.”
Kyra has always loved fitness, and staying active. Growing up, she was a dancer and wanted something to keep her moving after her dance days were over. She absolutely fell in love with Running, Lifting, HIIT, yoga, and now Pilates! Finding Tonic was an amazing discovery for her, and she just loves how challenging each class is mentally and physically. She also really enjoys planning each class and finding new variations/combos to teach! In addition to Tonic, she also loves to golf, hike, be outside, and do everything in between.
Amos fell in love with pilates at the age of 14. She asked for Pilates DVDs for Christmas, and would spend most mornings doing her mat workouts from home. Ever since then, she has incorporated Pilates into her active lifestyle. Over the years some of her favorite active hobbies include cycling, ultra running, and Olympic weightlifting. Pilates has brought such a balance to her overall fitness, and helped prevent and heal injuries. After her first Tonic class, she was hooked. Full of energy and life, she loves getting to know the Tonic community. Not only has it benefited her life, but she is passionate to see how it can help anyone on their life journey.
“True wellness comes from taking care of your body, mind, and soul.”
As an avid traveler and wellness junkie, Molly loves to explore new experiences and self care around the world. Her love for adventure and trying new things landed her to explore Tonic which she adores. Incorporating Tonic into her routine, it only made sense to teach and share her experience with others. Her goal is to share her journey in health, wellness, healthy eats and fashions, to motivate others to become a little bit healthier and a happier version of themselves.
“The only limitation is the one that you set on yourself”
Emily was a competitive gymnast for 9 years, and competed at the junior olympic level 8. She was training 16 hours a week by the 6th grade, so fitness has always been a large part of her work since a young age. In high school she switched to the cheer team but also began to coach competitive gymnastics. In college, Emily was looking for a workout that she enjoyed and one that gave her the same full body workout that conditioning for gymnastics did. She took her first high intensity Pilates class and ended up falling in love with it!
“Discomfort is only temporary.”
Stephanie moved from Seattle to Salt Lake City 6 years ago to gain better access to the mountains and all the outdoor activities that SLC has to offer year-round. Seeking balance of mind and body, she began to explore Pilates to complement her outdoor hobbies and became hyped on tonic’s unique, thoughtful approach which led her to become a certified instructor. Steph appreciates the fun, creative outlet teaching provides her and loves getting her booty kicked taking classes from other members of the Tonic team weekly!
“Honor your body through movement”
Wendy grew up in Wyoming, but has lived in Vail since 2020. A lifelong athlete, Wendy grew up competing in track, gymnastics, dance, swimming and diving. Now she loves yoga, hiking, paddleboarding, and skiing. Wendy fell in love with the positivity of the Tonic Community and the transformative nature of the workout. Pilates helped her reduce back pain and showed her muscles she didn’t know she had. She loves encouraging people to be their best selves through mindful routines, fun playlists and supportive coaching and cues.
“Strong body, strong mind”
Olivia’s love for movement started from a young age with her involvement in cross country and swim team. It wasn’t until she moved to Colorado that she discovered her love for the outdoors – mountain biking, skiing, and hiking. She discovered pilates and Tonic while looking for a way to cross-train in addition to her favorite outdoor activities, and loved how it challenged her body and mind. She loves the Tonic community and the fact that she leaves each class feeling inspired and sore!
“Show Up For Yourself”
Jo Jo discovered reformer pilates in Denver after graduating college and was immediately hooked! When she moved to Steamboat in 2021 she was so excited to try the Tonic Method and fell in love. Jo Jo loves the methods focus on mindful movement, breath work, and that it kicks her butt every time! In addition to pilates she also loves playing tennis, hiking with her dog, and skiing.
“The best workout for YOU is the one YOU connect to and stay consistent with.”
Tonic was the workout that really clicked for Bethany. She is the type of person who enjoys getting outside and good design. Between Tonic and all the gorgeous hikes in Aspen, Bethany has found what she loves.