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Meet the team

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JANUARY STEWARD BESS

JANUARY STEWARD BESS

JANUARY STEWARD BESS

WHY WE HER


♥ Strong intuition helps discover the root of people's pain

♥ Creative and caring

♥ Talented at assessing what people need to heal 

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MONIQUE BUTLER

JANUARY STEWARD BESS

JANUARY STEWARD BESS

  WHY WE HER


♥ Sweet and loving personality

♥ Detail oriented and perfects her student's form

♥ Gift of intuition and always knows what needs extra TLC


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ADINA HAZEL

JANUARY STEWARD BESS

ADINA HAZEL

WHY WE HER  


♥ Very good at pushing you to work hard in the kindest way

♥ Compassionate

♥ Big heart for the disabled

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SYDNEY MARLEY

JOCELYN WETHERINGTON

ADINA HAZEL

WHY WE HER


♥ Fast tempo and fun classes

♥ Great personality

♥ Perfect technique and body awareness

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JOCELYN WETHERINGTON

JOCELYN WETHERINGTON

JOCELYN WETHERINGTON

WHY WE HER 


♥ Energetic

♥ Passionate

♥ Fun

TEAM BIOGRAPHIES

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JANUARY STEWARD BESS

  

January Bess Steward, "Jan" ,  originally from Little Rock Arkansas, has four children and three grandchildren. Jan got her start in gymnastics as a high level gymnast and competitive champion bodybuilder. She started her career in fitness in 1992 teaching aerobics and personal training. Jan moved to Denver in 1997 to train in Pilates. She opened her Studio in 2001 and has developed The Bess Pilates Method, which combines core work from traditional Pilates and incorporates flexibility to meet people where they are physically. 


Jan has a very positive teaching style and has worked with people with severe injury all the way to professional athletes. Her passion is to empower people holistically in body, mind, and spirit.

MONIQUE BUTLER

 

Monique Butler, a Colorado Native, is married with two sons. Monique began her career as a professional modern dancer with The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble and other local dance companies. She has an extensive background in dance and taught ballet at local studios from 2000-2013. She has been an instructor at The Studio of Unique Fitness since 2007 after receiving her certification in The Bess Method of Pilates.

ADINA HAZEL

Adina Halzel, a Colorado Native, has been a competitive gymnast most of her life. Adina's passion for gymnastics led to her deep passion for Pilates. The owner of The Studio of Unique Fitness, Jan Bess, began training Adina to become a Pilates instructor at the end of her senior year of high school. Adina is finishing up her degree in integrative physiology at CU Boulder and plans on working in the field of physical rehabilitation specializing in those who have sustained catastrophic spinal cord or brain injuries. She is constantly working on learning new Pilates skills and positive teaching methods to help people overcome injuries and/or chronic pain so they can heal from the insi

SYDNEY MARLEY

Sydney Marley, a Colorado Native, studied anatomy in College. After spending time in Los Angeles pursuing her voice career, she returned home. She started out as a Pilates student and had perfect technique and body awareness. Jan Bess, the studio owner, saw this and invited her to begin The Bess Method certification. Sydney has been with The Studio of Unique Fitness since 2012.

JOCELYN WETHERINGTON

Jocelyn Wetherington is a Colorado Native who is passionate about physical activities. She grew up participating in competitive gymnastics and cheerleading, which lead her to the circus arts. Jocelyn is an award winning aerialist on the lyra (hoop) and the pole. Her proudest accomplishments are earning a Secondary Mathematics degree from Metropolitan State University and The Bess Pilates Method Certification.