About Denise

From the moment she donned leg warmers and stepped barefoot onto green shag carpet to teach her first aerobics class in 1981, Denise Druce has been inspiring people to live healthier, happier lives.  Denise has taught a wide variety of fitness classes over the years, from step to slide to indoor cycling to yoga.  Her classes have inspired professional athletes, hollywood stars and everyday folks of all ages.  She has a Masters Degree in Public Health, holds the designation of Yoga Alliance E-RYT500, and is the director of yoga teacher training at Yoga Assets.

She currently fills her days training yoga teachers, teaching yoga and indoor cycling to athletes at the University of Utah, and teaching at 24 Hour Fitness.  Denise juggles her weekends between being a hockey Mom and “working” (she says playing) on the road as a presenter at fitness and yoga conferences.

Denise and her husband, Michael live in Salt Lake City with their three boys.

 

Education:

  • BS in Health Education from Utah State University
  • Masters of Public Health, (MPH) University of Utah School of Medicine

Fitness Industry Experience:

  • Owner/Master Trainer for Yoga Assets Teacher Training
  • Master Trainer for Schwinn Cycling
  • Master Trainer for YogaFit International 2011-2013
  • University of Utah Yoga Teacher Training, Program Director
  • Lululemon Ambassador
  • Featured trainer in SELF Magazine 2010 Fitness Challenge
  • Instructor in the Exercise and Sports Science Department at the University of Utah
  • Group X Master Instructor 24 Hour Fitness
  • Owner/Operator of Anatomy Academy Fitness Centers and She and Company Fitness Centers for Women
  • Worked on the design team for iFIT.com/ ICON Health and Fitness

Past Certifications Held:

  • Yoga Alliance 500-RYT (current)
  • C.S.C.S.- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (current)
  • ACE-American Council on Exercise (Personal Trainer, Group Fitness, and Weight Management Specialist)
  • AFAA-Aerobic Fitness Association of America (Personal Trainer and Group Fitness)
  • Primary Certification Examiner for AFAA
  • Yogafit 500 Hour, Step Reebok, Cycle Reebok, and Spinning Level III Certified
  • Dancing Thru Pregnancy Certified

Presenter/ Guest Speaker:

  • IHRSA
  • Club Industry
  • IDEA
  • Development team of HealthRider EARN program
  • Sears Associate Nationwide Training Meetings
  • IHC nursing managers retreat Keynote Speaker
  • IHC regional nurses convention Keynote Speaker
  • American Heart Association Women’s Conference Keynote Speaker
  • Harmons Food Stores Wellness Specialist
  • Developer and Presenter of Evolution – a weight management program

Media Experience:

  • Fitness Expert on ‘Fresh Living’ local daily news program
  • Host of the Home Team, KJZZ TV
  • Cable Health Club Lead Instructor
  • QVC
  • Fitness Expert for FOX 13 television
  • Local Fitness expert for KUTV, KSL, KISN, KBZN, KODJ, KDYL Radio
  • New York Today
  • CBS Morning Show
  • Hosted the ’12 Noon Workout’ on KZHT Radio
  • Fitness spokesperson for ICON Health and Fitness

 

Community Involvement:

  • P. E. teacher (volunteer parent) Rosecrest Elementary School
  • Utah MS Society Board of Directors
  • Team Captain-Team 24Hour Fitness MS 150 Bike Team
  • Chair-Elect for the Fitness Institute at LDS Hospital Community Board
  • Chair for the Community Physical Fitness Advocacy Committee
  • State Chairperson for the City of Hope’s Workout for Hope
  • Board of Directors for the Utah State Alliance for Cardiovascular Health
  • Consultant to the Fit Kids program

 

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