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Exercise Program

The Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery has created an amazing bariatric fitness program that includes a results-driven personal trainer network for patients. Learn about our personal trainers and see how they can play an important role in your lifestyle journey.

“Finding the right exercise regime for your new lifestyle is pivotal to maintaining and making the most of your post-operative experience. At the Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery, we ensure every patient receives the tools and support needed to pursue the perfect variety of physical activity.”

- Dr. Snyder

Adventure Fitness Athletic Club (AFAC)

Craig Shires, Master Trainer, PTA, OTA

Adventure Fitness Athletic Club offers bariatric-focused equipment and classes. Led by Craig Shires, AFAC provides a full range of fitness opportunities including Low-Impact Aerobics & Strength Training for bariatric patients. The staff includes a dedicated Bariatric Leader, Susan Schaffner, and offers bariatric support groups every month (see website for times and topics). AFAC additionally has an in-house massage therapist and also offers TRX, Spinning, Slide and Glide, Yoga and Crossfit. AFAC has been serving Rose Bariatric Center patients since 2008.

Contact Info

12301 Grant St, Suite 210
Thornton, CO 80241

Phone: (303) 920-2030
Website: AdventureFitnessAthleticClub.com


Cherokee Cingoranelli

One-on-one personal training sessions.

Cherokee can train you at your house or at her location. Cherokee has been a partner with Rose Bariatric Center for many years. Contact her directly for more information or to set up an appointment!

Contact Info

Phone: (303) 257-3976
Email: cherokeefitness@yahoo.com


Colorado Center for Health & Sports Science (CCHSS)

Neil Wolkodoff, PhD

CCHSS offers a variety of medical fitness assessments, exercise options with state-of-the-art equipment, segmental body composition assessments to aid patients in setting their overall exercise plan, gait analysis and shoe orthotic fabrication, and VO2 Metabolic testing to enable people to use personal target heart rate zones for increases results. Fat composition testing and analysis available. Dr. Wolkodoff has worked with our bariatric patients for years and provides personalized assistance.

Contact Info

2468 S Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80222
Located inside Colorado Home Fitness

Phone: (303) 596-6519
Email: neil@cochss.com
Website: cochss.com


D2K Personal Training

Darrin Kubik, Personal Trainer, W.I.T.S. certified

One-on-one personal training sessions. Serving Rose Bariatric Center patients for more than 5 years!

Contact Info

Essential Fitness
5425 Landmark Pl, Suite 305
Greenwood Village, C0 80111

Phone: (720) 333-9063
Email: dkubik1234@yahoo.com
Website: d2kfitness.com


Phoenix Fitness Denver

Geof Shuford, NSCA Certified Personal Trainer

At Phoenix Fitness, our mission is to help people improve their quality of life by creating a clear path to an active and sustainable lifestyle. We educate our clients, hold them accountable, and help them overcome barriers in a supportive environment that fosters change. Phoenix Fitness is a non-membership based company that specializes in people through all stages of the weight loss journey. We offer one-on-one personal training, small group group training, weekly fitness classes, and nutritional support. The first consultation and sessions are always free. We are committed to you and are here to help you every step of the way.

View class fitness schedules and meet our coaches at www.PhoenixFitnessDenver.com.

Geof is an NSCA-certified personal trainer. He is a part of a top-notch fitness team whose focus and commitment is to the pre- and post-surgery bariatric client.

Contact Info

Central Denver (Near Sports Authority Field)
2575 W 8th Ave
Denver, CO 80204

Phone: (720) 295-2804
Email: Geof Shuford
Website: PhoenixFitnessDenver.com


Malini Shires, Personal Trainer, Lifestyle & Weight Management Specialist

Provides Private and Group classes as well as Outdoor Clinics.

Contact Info

12301 Grant St, Suite 210
Thornton, CO 80241

Phone: (303) 920-2030
Email: malinishires@comcast.net
Website: AdventureFitnessAthleticClub.com


Sean Sewell NSCA, NPTI, TRX Certified Personal Trainer

Specializing in Functional Training – programs to enhance your day-to-day life and activities. I love helping clients achieve your fitness goals!

Contact Info

Absolute Personal Fitness
12364 W Alameda Pkwy, #105
Lakewood, CO 80228
Also available in-home in Denver / Cherry Creek area.

Phone: (303) 886-3208
Email: ptseansewell@gmail.com
Website: ColoradoPersonalFitness.com


Call one of these fine one-on-one training coaches to get your bariatric exercise program started right away. To learn more about our bariatric surgery program or our bariatric support team at The Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery, fill out our contact form or call us at (303) 280-0900.