Kyle CookVerified 2 Reviews
Physical activity has been my life. I started playing competitive football in the fields of Houston Texas at the age of 6. That developed into me playing football at Oklahoma State University during my college career. I achieved a certain physical capability at the age of 21 that I thought I would never be able to obtain again. Crossfit not only showed me how to obtain a higher level of fitness but also one that was more conscious of my health. I found Crossfit in the summer of 2010 during my internship with the Oklahoma State Football weightlifting program. I did External programming for roughly one year before trying out my own programming. I joined Crossfit South Denver in August of 2012. I have owned Crossfit South Denver since January of 2013. I immediately saw the advantages of working alongside others who were striving for improvement as well. I attended my Level 1 at the Colorado State Patrol in March of 2013. Level 2 in February of 2015 at Roots in Boulder Colorado.
My favorite client story
Pulled her crutches up to my gym in 2014 with a torn Achilles from being struck by a car while riding a bike.
She came every Monday Tuesday Thursday and over the course of her rehab we improved her core strength, balance even while on one leg and her mental health.
3 months in we started doing dual leg squats with limited range of motion and continued pushing limits until we started running 5 months into working together.
My favorite exercise
Single leg worn of any kind.
Bulgarian split Squats
My favorite quote
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
My training philosophy
Long term health promotion through handing people the tools they need through active teaching during training.
My training experience
13 years I have done
Personal one on one
Division 1 weight room
Owner/Teacher through my gym of 600+ individuals for over 8 years.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Cardiovascular Conditioning
- Injury Prevention
NCCA Accredited Certifications
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit Mobility, CrossFit Aerobic Capacity Certified Trainer, CrossFit Level 3
Who I Especially Like Working With
Actors, Beginners, Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Law Enforcement, Men, Middle-aged, Military, Post-rehab, Runners, Student-athletes, Women, Youth
Medical Conditions Experience
ACL tear, Ankle Injury, Arthritis, Artificial Hips, Artificial Knees, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Bad Posture, Bone/Joint Injury, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Diabetes, Hamstring Issues, High Blood Pressure, Hip Pain/Issues, Hip Replacement, Joint Replacement, Knee Pain/Issues, Neck Pain, Obesity, Piriformis Syndrome, Postural Issues, Rotator Cuff Issues, Shoulder Issues, Sleep Apnea, Tennis Elbow, TMJ
When I first showed up it was easy to be passive with my lifting because I had no idea if I was doing things correctly. Kyle has me go over the details meticulously. We did this every class for the first 12-18 minutes and then we put in the work. He has trained me for 4 years now and I’m a much stronger and capable person now at 30 than I was at 25. I continued running marathons and yet swas able to to do 10 strict pull ups and back squat 230lbs.
Kyle is probably one of the best trainers out there that is willing to work around your schedule and not only that help you get to your goals better with the knowledge that he has about fitness. I've been training with Kyle for a few weeks now and love it! The motivation and energy makes me want to go back everytime. He not only tells you what workouts needs to be done, but tells you the reason behind each and every workout to help you understand the benefactors of each of them. If you're looking for someone that is knowledgable, patient, and is committed to you getting fit based on your needs. Kyle is the one to go to!
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