Fitness instructor takes her business outside


— In an environment as spectacular as Steamboat's, Robin Wilson's decision to take her business outside makes sense.

"It's a fresh approach to fitness," she said. "You can enjoy the benefits of exercise while taking in the beauty of our natural wonders here in Steamboat."

Fresh Air Fitness is Steamboat's only outdoor aerobic class, Wilson said of her "workout without walls."

The wall-less workouts take place on a 720-square foot deck, with views in all directions including Mount Werner and Sleeping Giant.

"It's exceptional," client Stella Peroulis said. "It's all very personalized, and it's so nice to be outdoors in the nice fresh air. I really like that concept."

Wilson has been Peroulis' personal trainer for three years.

"She's a person you really enjoy getting to know. She really knows her stuff muscle groups, dietary needs, calorie burn she knows everything."

Wilson was a physical education teacher at Soda Creek Elementary School for the past four years, and has worked with local middle school athletes as a girls volleyball coach for four years. She has taught aerobics at Steamboat Health and Rec for two years, and has been involved with the fitness industry for the past 10 years, including aerobic instruction, personal training, program design, sales, and management positions.

At Fresh Air Fitness, customers can take step classes, strengthening and toning, low- or high-impact training, and interval conditioning classes.

"It's one-on-one personal training when you want it, with the attention you deserve," Wilson said.

"I appreciate her knowledge, her energy and her uplift," Peroulis said. "She's someone I'll definitely continue going to and continue paying for a long time."

Fresh Air Fitness is at 39920 County Road 33, three miles west of BMC West on Twentymile Road. Aerobics are offered from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday through Friday Classes also are offered Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30.

For information call Wilson at 870-7942.


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