The Wall Street Journal | April 6, 2015
Below is an excerpt from the Wall Street Journal article dated April 6, 2015, by Jen Murphy:
"The classes work to build strength to properly enter a pose such as a handstand, among other things. Handstand skills are broken down to focus on strength and balance. A handstand class might practice entering the pose in a number of ways, such as piking both legs up at the same time. “Part of the trick is practicing different ways so that you become comfortable with all of them.”"
Huffington Post | April 17, 2014
Below is an excerpt from the Huffington Post article dated April 17, 2014, by Tyler Curry:
"Awaken Fitness ..., is located in Denver and is one of the first of its kind. This hybrid style of exercise focuses on the use of body weight, balance and functional movement by combining yoga practices and traditional gymnastics techniques. The use of functional play has been increasing in popularity in gyms across the globe for a while now, but Awaken takes this method of fitness one giant step further. Instead of just infusing this type of exercise into your normal routine, members of Awaken are privy to a slew of classes including acrobatic yoga, gymnastics training classes and muscle rehab sessions."
YellowScene MAGAZINE | Feb 24, 2014
Below is an excerpt from the Yellowscene Magazine article dated February 24, 2014, by Reilly Capps:
"Adult gymnastics is flat-out fun, and one more example of the ways in which the Front Range—once home to grizzled ranchers, farmers, and oilmen—is coming to resemble Adult Day Camp. “People are looking for new ways to get in shape,” says Orench Lagman, owner of Awaken. He lists the benefits of this new fitness regimen: strength, resilience, flexibility and confidence."
OUTFRONT MAGAZINE | Dec 18, 2012
Below is an excerpt from the Outfront Magazine article dated December 18, 2012, by Noelle Leavitt Riley:
"Orench Lagman, owner and personal trainer at Awaken Denver. Most people who think of gymnastics see it as an Olympic sport or as an activity for kids, but it's become a new fitness fad for adults who strive to improve their mental and physical health. "