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“I was introduced to Upward Movement and to Emma through my running group – we were looking for a way to balance out our running, and the spin classes offered at Upward Movement seemed like a perfect fit. SO glad we did – one 8 week session turned into two, and a year later we’re still showing up every Tuesday for a spin!

As a runner with limited flexibility and zero dance experience, I was hesitant to try out the barre classes, but absolutely LOVE them! I have definitely seen great improvements in my core and lower-body strength – and have had fewer running injuries since I joined the studio.

Emma, Val, and all the staff at the studio are VERY welcoming – the variety of classes keeps things fun and interesting, and the core focus of each class is ensuring we have the correct form, which I appreciate. I would highly recommend Upward Movement to anyone curious about trying barre or spin – you won’t regret it!”

– Kathy D.

“I found Upward Movement when a friend recommended it after I mentioned having persistent low back pain for more than a decade. Within a few weeks, the deep core exercise focuses largely eliminated my back pain, and I continue to come a few times a week to maintain my fitness. Always challenging. Always supportive. The instructors do an amazing job of finding that balance between hard work and awareness that can really transform the body. I’ve never been one to stick to any exercise routines, but Upward Movement has kept me coming back for almost a year and I continue to prioritize it because it works.”

– Peter S.

“I have been attending cycle, barre, and power classes here since 2016, and I look forward to getting my booty burned in every class.   Emma’s studio is by far the most approachable, sweat-inducing fitness studio in Boulder with so much variety in a class structure. The atmosphere among clients, teachers, and owners is so relaxed and positive.  There is no pretentiousness! We are all here to work and play hard. Thank you for making it such a positive (SWEAXY) experience every time I attend!”

– Meredith C.