Meet our Beaver Creek Fitness Staff

Learn About Our Skilled Instructors

Michelle Kenney - Master Trainer, Pilates Instructor

  • CPI, CPT, ACE, Physical Mind Institute
  • BA & Minor Pre-Physical Therapy, Rhode Island College

Activities and Interests 

Skiing, Biking, Staying in Shape


Private Pilates, SPIN/Group Fitness Instructor, Kinesis Training, Increasing Flexibility, Modifications for Osteoporosis

Your overall health is not just about the hour you spend in the gym each day. It’s about improving your body awareness in conjunction with your core strength, posture, and balance to create a pain-free, ageless body.

Melissa Layton - Yoga Instructor

Trained and certified in the Yoga 4 Athletes discipline and YogaAway instructor training with Gary Kraftsow, Melissa teaches a Vinyasa style of class. Vinyasa blends strength and flexibility with choreographed postures that are linked together with the breath. 

Melissa did triathlons and marathons in Chicago combined with her yoga practice for 8 years, prior to joining the Vail Valley yoga community where she has been teaching flow classes for 12 years. Her classes feature creative posture sequences with gentle cueing and adjusting, culminating with meditation to quiet the mind.

Kara Wickman - Certified Personal Trainer

  • BA Physical Education and Health Education, Bethel University

Activities and Interests

Laughing, camping, boating, basketball, coaching learning, running and weightlifting


General Fitness, Mature Population, Weight loss, Post-Injury, Kids Fitness

Joel Weinstein - Master Trainer

  • University of Hartford, BS, BA

Activities and Interests

Skiing, Music, Camping, Mountain Biking


SPIN Instructor, Kinesis training, Nutritional Consultations, Weight Loss, Muscle Building, Toning

Understanding that each individual is unique and has different goals is a key point when I design a fitness program. With over 15 years of training experience and many success stories, I am confident that I can help you too.

Laura Anderson - Yoga Instructor

Activities and Interests

Mountain living and Massage Therapy


Vinyasa Flow, Forrest Yoga, and Ashaya Yoga


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