My fitness journey started just like many of my clients. The fact that I could no longer bend over to tie my shoes I knew I needed to make a change. Fast forward 70 lbs later, my love for fitness gave me the drive to become a Personal Trainer to help people who were just starting the same journey I had been on.
I have been teaching for over 10 years. It's easy to say that it is my passion, but it is so much more than that. Not only do I practice what I preach, fitness is also my love AND my hobby. Nothing fills my heart more than helping people and watching them grow in themselves through fitness.
I started LP 6 years ago, sub leasing from other gyms until June of 2019, when my dreams finally came true and I opened my OWN gym! It is one of my proudest moments in my life. It has always been my biggest priority to have a gym with a vibe and community that my clients are comfortable calling home!
The minute you walk into LP you are greeted with the smiling faces of my dedicated and genuinely loving staff. There is always dope and motivating music, and my graffiti wall with inspirational words staring you in the face during every workout. There really is no gym like my gym!
One thing people may not know about me is I left my job of 23 years to follow my passion and put 100% of my time into LP Fitness. Zero regrets!
Mary Urtel - Trainer/Marketing Mastermind
- I have been teaching with LP since August 2019 but was a member for 2 years prior to becoming an instructor. I grew up with little to no fitness background. After getting to a point in my life where I wanted to take my health into my own hands, I was introduced to LP Fitness and fell in love with the people, the environment, and Liza's mission.
- Fitness has become very important to me, not for just myself, but in my want and need to help people. I love cheering for, witnessing and being a part of everyone's individual journeys. It is because of the members at LP Fitness that I once worked out next to, and knowing there wouldn't be a better fitting gym or fitness mentor for me, that made me want to become an instructor.
- One thing that people may not know about me is that I have lost over 100lbs. Knowing what I do now, I wish I had the tools and drive back then that I do now to get a hold of my health sooner. But I say, "No better day than today!" It's never too late to start something new.
Morgan Hohbein - Trainer/ Assistant To Short Staff
I’ve lived and breathed bootcamp for over a decade now- my favorite workout of all time! I love the mental and physical challenge that it offers and how different each and every class is. I’ve taught bootcamp and tabata classes off and on for a few years before taking a break. I became a full time LP member about 2 years ago and also did a round of nutrition with Liza and it still is one of the best things I ever did for myself!
I’m beyond excited to get up in front of my fellow LP members and help inspire and motivate you to give your all during every workout! I believe every single person, no matter their level or their story, has what it takes to kill their workout and feel proud of what they accomplished!
Jen Muehlhausen - Trainer/Web Wizard
-- I have been teaching at LP Fitness since August of 2019 but have been in the fitness industry and instructing for 20 years. I've been certified in numerous formats and LOVE instructing/coaching classes and helping people achieve their goals!
- When I was in my 20’s I was looking for a way to get healthy, get in to shape, and have fun doing it! But I had no idea where to start. So I started going to different classes and fell in love with not only with the workouts but with the energy and community. I always felt welcomed and I loved the sense of community that the classes provided. Eventually I caught the eye of a Group Fitness Manager at a gym and I started my journey as an instructor!
- In July 2019 I received a message from Liza asking me if I would be interested in teaching for her at LP. I had been watching her journey with LP Fitness and I knew that's where I belonged.
- What people may not know about me is that I love listening to 70's love songs. I could listen to them all day long.
Thuy (twee) Pham - Administrative Assistant/Glam Squad/Paparazzi
- Fitness has always been important to me. It has been a lifesaver when it comes to keeping my emotional well being in check!
- I have been taking bootcamps and group fitness classes since 2009 and have been administrative staff at LP Fitness since February 2015. I absolutely love the mission and the style of training that Liza gives to each person who walks through her door.
- Fun fact about myself: I always have music on no matter where I am. Music is LIFE!!
- Besides working out, I love photography and makeup! I am a foodie and love, love eating. I also cherish time with my amazing family and friends.
Tonya Vyhidal - Trainer/Restorative Guru
- I have been part of the fitness industry since the early 1990's. In my early years as an instructor I taught a variety of fitness classes like kickboxing, cardio step (old school), body pump, cycling, and yoga. While the types of classes that I teach have changed, I still enjoy participating a variety of fitness classes and challenging myself in new ways. LP Fitness is a perfect fit for the participant in me and the instructor in me. I absolutely love our people and how much our people embrace each other and take care of each other.
- I hold a 200 YTT (Yoga Teacher Certification) and started teaching Yoga for LP Fitness in February of 2020 and have been a member of LP Fitness since June of 2019. I have always felt at home at LP Fitness and I am forever thankful for all of the friendships and the great joy it brings to my life!
- Fun Fact: I have climbed 42 fourteen thousand foot mountains in Colorado. I have submitted 36 of the 42. I have a goal of submitting all of the fourteeners by the time I am sixty!
-When I am not working out or teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, riding my bike, cooking, and donating my time at the Youth Detention Center.
Felicia Mendoza -
-My fitness journey began with my sister Liza several years ago. We both lost a lot of weight but like so many other people, I fell off the wagon. It's taken me a while to get motivated again but here I am! I knew I would have to do something different to get a different result so of course I reached out to Liza. I have done her nutrition program along with her classes and I have seen amazing results. The program and vibe of the gym are unmatched! I am on my way to an overall healthier version of me!
-With that being said, I can totally relate to so many people that come through the doors of LP Fitness. It can be intimidating when you haven’t worked out or feel less than confident about yourself which is why I enjoy working at LP Fitness. We take pride in helping EVERYONE feel welcome. I get to encourage others and help them meet their goals.
-One thing people may not know about me is that I used to box as a teenager. My career was short lived but I still love the sport!