“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 body achieves what the mind believes.”
Meghan’s passion for movement and full body workouts began with her involvement with competitive dance as a child. It was in the dance studio that she also discovered her love for teaching and inspiring others, and her talent for choreography. While skiing, hiking and exploring the great outdoors are her most-loved hobbies, pushing herself and guiding others in fitness studio workouts has always been her True North. Tonic Method is the perfect combination of focused, challenging and humbling workouts, specifically designed to strengthen us not only physically but mentally. Be prepared to focus, sweat, and push yourself in any one of Meghan’s classes!
“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.
“Enjoy the journey.”
Growing up as a competitive dancer, Tori’s passion for fitness and movement started at a young age. After undergoing back surgery, she looked for an activity that would give her a killer workout, but also promote functionality to help get her back to living life to its fullest. In 2013 a friend invited her to a Pilates class and she instantly fell in love and saw results. Tori loves the Tonic Method because it combines the slow movements of traditional Pilates with the high intensity of a HIIT workout. In class, Tori finds a balance between maximizing effort and encouraging thoughtful breath.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
Kate is a Midwest girl, who most recently lived on the East Coast running Surf Shops, but who grew up coming to the mountains of Colorado. She has always had a passion for fitness and nutrition. As a Certified Yoga Instructor and a Bikini Bootcamp lover, when she discovered Tonic Method she fell in love with the combination of mindful movement and high intensity training. She loves how each time we step onto the Tonic reformer we challenge ourselves, meet our edge, and leave class feeling stronger, centered, and balanced. Kate is also currently pursuing her Integrative Nutrition Certification (March 2021).
“Relentless forward progression.”
Amanda grew up playing soccer competitively for 15 years, and has always done a wide variety of outdoor sports. When she moved to the mountains, she felt like she was missing a workout that strengthened her muscles, as well as offered the high intensity training she was used to. She loves how Tonic Method compliments her other workouts. After taking her first Tonic class, she was hooked!
“No one has ever regretted a workout.”
Growing up, Angelica excelled in many sports including track & field, golf, basketball, and, most fervently, soccer. After a serious knee injury playing soccer in college, her approach to health and fitness became more focused on longevity, taking a greater interest in yoga, surfing, hiking, and swimming. In December 2018, she took her first Tonic Method class and was instantly hooked, she loves that no matter how many classes you take, it’s always hard and you’ll always be sore. Tonic’s focus on core strength, deliberate movements, and breath work all aim to promote longevity and this method has proved to be an essential part of her fitness regimen since joining the studio. As an instructor, she enjoys challenging clients to push past their perceived limits and leave the studio feeling stronger after every class.
“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.
“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.
“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!
“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.
“Yes you can!”
Fitness has always been a part of Morgan’s life. She grew up doing gymnastics, ballet, cheerleading, and track. She later discovered her love for a variety of workouts as an adult from CrossFit to Cyclebar and now High Intensity Pilates. She remembers going to the gym with her mother as a young child and being taught the importance of health and nutrition. Each person has their own individual fitness journey and it is important to appreciate the changes in your body and learn from every step along the way. She loves helping others reach their goals and watching individuals grow. She feels it is so important to support each other and that energy flows around the room during every class and between clients.