406 W Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201

Kim’s Gym

144 Old Stage Road Unit C
Salida, CO 81201

phone: 719-429-5983
email: shafferme@hotmail.com
website: www.getufitsalida.com

Kim Shaffer

MS | ATC | Personal Trainer | Group Fitness Instructor | Graston Practitioner

Kim Shaffer has been a personal trainer and group fitness instructor since 1979. Kim has owned two health clubs, three personal training studios, a natural foods café, and numerous other businesses. She also traveled for four years training and certifying group fitness instructors and produced two fitness videos. Her life time experience in the fitness industry has taught her that wellness is very basic and that diet, exercise, attitude, family and friends are the keys to living life to its fullest. Opening Kim’s Gym in Salida has been a dream of Kim’s since 2006 after moving back to Colorado.  It will be a gym that people have fun and get fit.

As an older adult, Kim understands the needs of an aging population. Kim believes that many people are no longer concerned about how fast they can do something, but instead just want to enjoy the activities they love and to live pain free. This drive to help people become more active and fit is Kim’s passion.

Kim is certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer; the American Council on Exercise as a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Medical Exercise Specialist; the American Association of Health and Fitness Professionals as a Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist; as well as numerous other agencies such as the Arthritis Foundation and the US Weightlifting Federation. Formal schooling involved earning a Bachelors’ degree in Sports Medicine and passing the National board exams to become a Certified Athletic Trainer. Kim also earned a Masters’ degree in Rehabilitation Science from California University of Pennsylvania in 2013 and is a Certified Practioner of the Graston  Soft Tissue Mobilization Technique. 

Kim recently resigned as a professor of Human Anatomy & Physiology at Colorado State University-Pueblo and has decided to focus on helping those individuals that may need direction in their fitness goals. Kim is also a retired United States Olympic Marathon athlete and top competitor in races like the Pikes Peak Marathon, the Big Sur Marathon, and the Sacramento International Marathon.

Today, Kim enjoys teaching all class formats such as Bootcamp and group strength training and helping her personal training clients achieve their goals. Kim and her husband, Mike, are the owners of Mountain Pawn & Gun in Salida and live in Coaldale with their dog Opus. Her hobbies are running in the mountains with Opus, shooting at targets with her husband, landscaping, and carving pumpkins.