I began working with Misty after I had full knee replacement and major back surgery. Before the surgeries I was in a lot of pain, which would get worse each time I tried Yoga and Pilates. I was terrified of getting hurt again. From the first session with Misty, I knew I had found my teacher. She listened to my fears and helped me build my trust again. She was gentle but made me feel like I could push myself mentally, emotionally and physically. Each workout is challenging, full of variety, safe and individualized. Her professionalism, extensive knowledge and enthusiastic commitment to her work make her the perfect Pilates in instructor for me. Thanks to Misty, I am more confident in every area of my life, skiing and walking again feel great. Best of all, I am pain free!
As a "newbie" to Pilates I was, like many are, a little apprehensive about going to a Pilates session. But as soon as you walk through the doors the whole place just feels like a giant hug. Every detail about the studio is carefully curated, and that's exactly what the instructors offer for their clients. It's not just an amazing full body workout, it's a custom tailored education in the body and in movement… and, I could not have been more comfortable. I highly recommend this studio!
Wow! I am in awe of the phenomenal pilates instruction at Bolder Pilates. As a doctor of physical therapy I have been hugely impressed by the high caliber, attention to deal and overall excellence offered by the instructors at this studio. In both small group classes and individualized sessions the instructors are so in tune with movement, breath, and create an easeful experience ensuring both safety and results. I rate it highly and would not hesitate to recommend Bolder Pilates to my clients.
I've been working with Lexy at Bolder Pilates for about 4 months now with incredible results. Like most Boulder, 30-somethings, I've been in and out of physical therapy, orthopods, and private/group gym training and classes as the result of a active lifestyle. Most of those focus on pain management, not long term corrective exercises and strengthening. I've never had such focused and isolated muscle strengthening like I've gotten and Bolder Pilates. The ability to not workout from a script but rather build a session based on how I'm feeling that moment and adjusting in real-time when posture, pain or kinematics dictates is incredible and effective. I've never done anything that has been so beneficial to my skiing and cycling. Looking at results, there really isn't a bigger bang for the buck in town. Additionally, it's served as a great way to combat the negative effects of a office/desk day job.
With over 18 years of teaching experience, Donna brings a unique and effective approach to the Pilates Method. I have worked alongside her at Bolder Pilates for many years, and I am completely confident in her ability to transform and further rehabilitate just about any person - whether they are an elite athlete or someone recovering from complex injuries. Donna goes above and beyond with her clients and tailors every session with precision to the specific needs of the client; she gives safe and effective cues and modifies exercises when necessary. Donna, and her amazing team at Bolder Pilates are always my first choice in recommending Pilates sessions to any of my patients, and I hear nothing but praise in return.
I am doing Prenatal one-on-one pilates with Donna and it's great for me to get stronger and ready for my first baby. She is extremely knowledgable, and makes me feel safe and secure as my body changes. I definitely recommend her studio (I also love all of the other instructors there too). The studio itself is beautiful and clean.
I Love, Love, Love Bolder Pilates! Come here if you want to find your healthy! They offer group and private classes and the studio is beautiful with great light. Donna and her entire team are excellent Pilates instructors and I always walk out feeling taller and way more energized!
The ladies at Bolder Pilates are not only amazing instructors, they are also just amazing people. I came in with fairly severe sciatica and a couple of injured joints and Donna and her team all did an amazing job figuring out what I could work on to strengthen my stabilizing muscles and fix my issues. In May when I started I couldn't walk more than half a mile, much less run or hike. Now, in September, I just climbed Longs Peak and ran a 5k with NO pain. I can't say enough good things about this place! On top of everything else, I also look way fitter now than I ever have. If you are looking to live a more pain free life or just want to become as fit as your body allows, go to Bolder Pilates!
Bolder Pilates is amazing. The instructors are intelligent, fun, and cater to specific injuries. Donna and her whole team are extremely welcoming and make you feel part of the Bolder Pilates community. As a physical therapist, I highly recommend checking them out!
This studio is absolutely fantastic! Donna and Lexy are both excellent instructors at all times. Whether you need custom 1x1 training, tuning, or are energized by a small group class, this is the place! My body and well being has improved dramatically in short order given their expertise and passion. It is fun and engaging! The location is super convenient for walking , biking, or car. The studio and equipment is new, sparkly, and top notch. Additionally, they host fun activities to make connections with new & cool friends too. Enjoy Pilates with the best team in Boulder!
Bolder Pilates is just an unbelievable place. Every one of the staff are kind, wise, knowledgeable, professional and the list goes on and on. I love that it's a smaller studio and the energy is very cozy. Just go there!
I can’t say enough about Dani S. and Bolder Pilates! I love the vibe in this studio. I’ve been working with Dani for a few months and the results are phenomenal…she is knowledgeable, kind, motivating and not at all intimidating. I highly recommend Dani and the team at Bolder Pilates.
I've had experiences at numerous fitness centers (Barre, Orange Theory, and typical gyms) but working with the team at Bolder Pilates has been a wonderful experience. First, I never knew how beneficial and challenging pilates could be for someone with injuries who also wants to push themselves. The team at Bolder Pilates pushes me to my limit while being mindful of multiple injuries. Oh and they're hysterical too, which makes the hour fly by! I would highly recommend Donna and her team.
I’ve been doing private sessions with both Emily and Dani at Bolder Pilates for the past few months. At first I wasn’t sure about splitting my time between two instructors, but it has turned out to be really beneficial. Both instructors are very knowledgeable and pay close attention to form. They both approach our workouts in slightly different ways and it’s nice to have two sets of eyes on how I’m progressing. I’ve seen a LOT of progress in how my body functions over the past few months and highly recommend both Dani, Emily, and Bolder Pilates.
Wow! I am in awe of the phenomenal pilates instruction at Bolder Pilates. As a doctor of physical therapy I have been hugely impressed by the high caliber, attention to detail, and overall excellence offered by all of the instructors at this studio. In both small group classes and individualized sessions the instructors are so in tune with movement and breath, and create an easeful experience ensuring both safety and results. I rate it highly and would not hesitate to recommend Bolder Pilates to any of my physical therapy clients.
I have been doing Pilates with Lexy for over 2 years now. Her knowledge and attention to detail are what make her a great teacher. After having off season hip surgery, working with Lexy really made a difference in my recovery. She knew how to work around my initial pain while building a strong base so that we could build and progress to a full strength. Now my core strength, hip stability, and range of motion are better than ever. Working with Lexy has truly been beneficial to my game.
Jeremy Zuttah, Baltimore Ravens Center
I am a mother of a toddler coupled with being a full time hairdresser. I’m on my feet all day, using and holding my body in ways that aren’t gentle or ideal in keeping good strength and posture. I finally booked sessions with Donna, and am so glad that I did. She is not only a wonderful, bright-shining, authentic woman, but a very knowledgeable and encouraging professional who knows how to make an exceptional work out experience. Her space is beautiful, clean and inviting, and EXACTLY where I want to spend the minute amount of time that I carve out for myself. She is so attentive to every detail in making my experience personal and educational so that I get the most out of my time and do it properly to receive the ultimate benefit. I am more mindful in my daily routine because of how thoroughly she explains and educates throughout our session. I always wake up the next morning feeling like id been to the chiropractor, done yoga and had a massage. That’s a whole lot of awesomeness to get out of one hour. It helps that Donna is hilarious and super fun to hang out with as well. Never had I looked forward to go work out until I found Bolder Pilates. She’s truly the best!
I have worked with Lexy for a year and a half. She is by far, the best Pilates instructor that I have ever had and I have worked with instructors in two different cities from Baltimore to New York City. Her energy is contagious, her personality is always positive and bright, and her contemporary style of teaching makes the session consistently amazing. Her sessions are challenging, constantly changing and never boring or repetitive. Having any issues with your body……She is the one that will work with you no matter what ailments you have to make your sure you feel your best and get 100% out of her lessons.
This may say it all…I drive from Denver to go to Bolder Pilates, despite a plethora of other Pilates studios to choose from. I came to Donna a broken mess after a pelvis injury with numbness and leg pain and she has been instrumental in my pain free, limitless new life. She is compassionate, fun, and will push you to do things you didn’t think you would ever do (or ever do again)…I can’t recommend Donna highly enough. If you’re looking for a new start, eager to love your body again, and want a phenomenal coach, Bolder Pilates is the answer.
Lexy is an excellent teacher. She is highly attentive to form, and provides just the right level of input, explaining Pilates fundamentals while adding personal nuances that make a lot of sense, and never in an overbearing manner. She has helped me deal with my recurring vocational back and neck problems in an analytical yet sympathetic way. I appreciate the way she never prioritizes attaining goals ahead of the process itself– which in a Lexy class is always fun and educational.
I have been going to Bolder Pilates for over 6 years. I suffer from degenerative discs in my spine, and have had 3 back surgeries over the last 10 years. I have noticed a very direct and profound correlation between doing Pilates as a regular part of my weekly routine, and my physical and mental well being. Simply put, I am better all around when I do Pilates regularly. It prevents recurring injuries and has helped me mitigate my back pain. Donna is an amazing instructor, and has so much experience and knowledge about Pilates, physiology and the body. Each week, she mixes it up and keeps it fun, so I stay engaged during my workouts.
Lexy is what you would call a natural, she calmly teaches large groups of people and is able to keep us all in step. She carefully explains how to do exercises correctly, that is important because too many teachers rush through their routines but Lexy somehow explain things so clearly that the class just keeps on flowing, she knows her stuff inside and out and she seems to anticipate questions her students may have.
Pilates at Bolder Pilates is like having someone know exactly what’s going on with you from the inside, so you can be strong from your core. They are absolutely attuned to their client’s needs, and I always learn something new…whether it’s alignment and positioning, or just how to heal myself through the correct use of motion. I thank Donna and the other phenomenal women instructors there for defining both my wedding and beach body! Bolder Pilates is a secret gem right in downtown Boulder. They keep winning Best of Boulder awards, so it sounds like the secret’s out. I’d make a visit. PRONTO. You’ll feel and look better in no time!
I was 16 weeks pregnant when I worked up the courage to begin working out again after a complicated first trimester. I was a bit apprehensive about trying something new while pregnant. Lexy put me immediately at ease with her knowledge of and expertise with pregnant women at any stage. She moved slowly through the exercises and didn’t once poke fun at me for being the least coordinated human being on this earth (even without a big belly) — and I assure you — I deserved it. Also, it didn’t hurt that Lexy is as sweet and zen and she is bubbly. She was always asking about my pregnancy and my plans; I looked forward to every session! She is a doll and so so knowledgeable.
I have suffered from lumbar disk degeneration for many years. Due to its debilitating nature, I became unable to do many daily tasks or enjoy the activities that I once used to. I was facing surgeries, when my MD recommended I try Pilates. Until I found Bolder Pilates , I didn’t believe anything could help me. After just a few sessions, I became able-bodied again! I have never loved working-out, and exercise routines were never a real part of my life. Until now. I am addicted to Pilates! Donna always makes me feel good about myself and continually gives me the encouragement to better myself, strengthen my body and get FIT! Donna’s knowledge about my specific needs and her patience with my “baby-steps” keeps me coming back for more. Today, I am a different person. My chronic pain has diminished. I feel healthy. My body is better than it was 25 years ago! Bolder Pilates is definitely my life-long friend. Thank you!
When I began working out with Donna 4 years ago, I was having repeated back problems. Since then, I’ve been injury-free thanks to a strengthened core. Donna has tailored workouts to meets my unique needs. She’s technically solid, a great motivator, and an infinitely patient teacher.
My back hurt from riding my bike and running, and I knew I needed to strengthen my core, but I could never get motivated enough to actually do anything about it…until I met Donna Rosen of Bolder Pilates. I had always heard about Pilates, but I had no idea what it was. I was intimidated to start, because I’m not particularly coordinated or graceful. Donna started working with me at the most basic level and gave me the confidence to continue. I’ve had essentially no back pain since and I’ve stopped taking Advil almost entirely. She is a GREAT teacher and has made a huge difference in my life!
I discovered Bolder Pilates at the beginning of my third trimester of pregnancy. As I gained weight in my belly, I felt I needed help to achieve a good sweaty workout without overdoing it and causing harm to my body or baby. That’s exactly what Bolder Pilates offers! During every session I got a great full-body workout, exercising muscle groups that I wasn’t even aware of. Donna made sure I didn’t overdo it, since ligaments are prone to over-stretch while pregnant. She taught me how to engage my abdominal muscles while breathing, a simple exercise that when practiced regularly, would help prevent me from Diastasis Recti, a possible side-effect of pregnancy. Now 3 months postpartum, I think those exercises helped prevent my abdominal muscles from separating, making the healing process much easier. I also learned safe exercises to do at home on my exercise ball and foam roller that helped alleviate the daily aches and pains during late stages of pregnancy. I left every session feeling energized and looked forward to the next session, since Donna is so fun to hang out with!
Taking Pilates from Donna has changed my life. I had gotten a headache every day since I was about seven years old but after strengthening my core and working on my posture, I have been almost completely headache free for eight years now. I don’t often look forward to working out but I always enjoy Donna’s classes. She’s easy to work with and makes Pilates fun! More recently, I was in a car accident that totaled my car when my son was six weeks old; Donna put me on the fast track to healing my neck injury so I didn’t have to miss out on holding my baby. Although I’ve gone to Donna to heal injuries, I’m happy about the side effect of getting in the best shape of my life – which happened surprisingly fast.
I love Pilates! And I love working with Donna. I love the real results I’ve seen in my 45+ year old body since I began taking her classes. Donna is a passionate, talented teacher who makes each class fun. She continually challenges me, and then helps me meet those challenges with encouragement and humor. My posture has improved, I have abs!, and I generally feel fit, strong and healthy. Pilates with Donna is the most fun I have every week.