Who said you have to choose between brains and brawn? Tiffany Coolidge was a campaign manager for former state Senator Shawn Mitchell, but when she realized she was out of shape and burnt out from her day job, she committed to learning about personal training and eventually opened Blunt Force. These days she applies her smarts to developing lung-burning "muscle confusion workouts." Translation: She skips the machines, opting for ever-changing boot camp-style workouts that could include rope climbs or boxing in hopes of converting Coloradans to a different cause—their health.
Our 2011 editor's choice is still keeping Denver fit with his group boot camps downtown and at Red Rocks.