Meet the Team
Graduated from Central Michigan University with a Degree in Recreation and Health with an emphasis on Exercise Physiology and Nutrition. I ran fitness programs at the Muskegon, MI YFCA, Mesa, Arizona YMCA and Plattsburgh, NY YMCA. I started as a lifeguard at the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool in 1981. I began teaching a variety of classes at the GHSAC in 1993 and have been ever since . Currently I teach Low Impact Aerobics, Fitball Classes, and Water Aerobics, I absolutely LOVE teaching here!
I have lived in Colorado my entire life and Glenwood Springs since 1972, so I quess you can say I am a local. Growing up in Glenwood, I was one of the few lucky kids that owned horses. To say I lived and breathed the horse world is an understatement. After getting married to my high school sweetheart, John Rippy, in September of 1978, I could no longer afford the horse upkeep. So when mountain biking came along it was a perfect fit for me. Long rides with camp trips and many adventures. Along with mountain biking, I just plain love to play hard. I enjoy soccer, road biking, hiking, camping, skiing, snowshoeing and just being outside. I love the outdoors and the mountains have become part of my soul. I know I could never live anywhere without them.
My professional life has been a array of many different endeavers. I currently am a office manager/bookkeeper at Lundin & Lundin, CPA's. I really do love my job even though it is an indoor desk job. My second job, and of course, my passion is Spinning. I just love the great workout and the wonderful people that come to my classes. I started out Spinning when it was a new thing, and after about a year of being a student, I decided to become an instructor. I have been doing this so long I can't remember when I started, but I think it was in 1999, and hope to be able to teach for many years to come.
Deb is a Mad Dogg Spinning instructor as well as an AFAA personal trainer. She has also led Ski Conditioning, Fitball and Pilates-based classes and is interested in expanding her fitness class options to provide the most fun fitness classes in Glenwood Springs.
Deb's philosophy on staying active is very practical. She adds, "Staying active and exercising, whether it's on your own, with a team, or in a class, contributes to a positive physical and mental state of being. I want to share my enthusiasm for fitness and fun with my classes.”
"I also look at fitness as a low-cost approach to your wellness program. Take care of yourself now - make your physical wellness a priority - and you'll be less likely to need intervention from the medical and pharmaceutical industries in the future.”
“I’m proud to be a member of the Hot Springs Athletic Club’s exceptional team of fitness instructors since 2008.”
Deb discovered her love for team sports playing soccer and tennis. While the University of Maryland did not have women’s soccer team when she was a student there, Deb became an inaugural player on the Colorado Mountain College women’s team in 2001. Her interest in group fitness classes also began in college, when she attended instructor tryouts for Jacki Sorenson’s Aerobic Dancing. Along the way, Deb took up running 10k races with friends, attended massage school, worked in radio and marketing, and moved to Colorado with her family. She also has coached youth soccer and substitute teaches K-12 in between her fitness classes.
Deb still enjoys indoor soccer with her friends and keeping up with her daughter, who also plays soccer.
I have been employed by the hot springs for 19 years. I have been a personal trainer, assistant manager and have taught many different types of fitness classes for the HSAC. I am ACE, Peak Pilates, AAAI, Zumba and Zumbatomic certified. I have been a high school coach for various sports for the past 18 years and taught Physical Education and Health at Glenwood Springs High School for 9 years. I love to spend time on my boat! I love to water ski, wakeboard, tube, surf or just float around. I have a fantastic husband of ten years and we spend our time trying to keep up with our two young daughters.
Mary started teaching classes at the Hot Springs Athletic Club about 1982. I enjoyed the classes so much I taught in exchange for my membership. In 1989 I got my first Aerobic Instructor Certification through AFAA and have been on the payroll at the Hot Springs Athletic Club ever since. Over the years I have also been certified in Step and Power Step - Step Reebok, Power Sculpt and Interval Training - AFAA, Aerobics Instructor and Body Bar (strength and cardio) Certification with AAAI/ISMA. I have taken certification classes in strength and weight training, nutrition, Pilates, yoga, senior aerobics and holistic health. I love moving my body and find that strength, balance and flexibility benefits makes life much easier. I currently teach Rock Bodies at 8:00 AM on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from March through November. When I was younger I could say my motto was, "Born to Bounce" taken from a tee-shirt my mom gave me 30 years ago. Now in my 50s I think "Let's have fun, be safe, be strong and keep moving" better describes me.
Patty Schaffner has been a fitness instructor at the Glenwood Hot Springs for almost 30 years. She enjoys the variety of people and the long-term relationships with folks in her classes. Patty and Pete, married 32 years, enjoy working out together and have two grown and married children, Cate and Ted. Patty works for YouthZone as the Pals Mentoring Director and enjoys hiking, reading and cross country skiing, although her favorite activity is water skiing.
My intent in my classes are to inspire students in their poses to practice with a clear sense of direction toward respect, grace, strength,beauty and balance, using breath as a guide to connect mind and body.
- Yoga Practitioner for over 20 years
- Certified Yoga Teacher
- Registered Yoga Teacher-Yoga Alliance
- Prajna Yoga Teacher-Tias Little SanteFe NM
When Tiffany Lindenberg is not chasing her son Hazen or taking her daughter Ella to her "next" activity, you can find her teaching spin classes, core conditioning, ski conditioning, or a boot camp style class usually in the evenings. She has been teaching classes at the Hot Springs since 2004. B.C., (before children), Tiffany was a middle school math teacher in the valley for 10 years. Now she devotes her time to her family and fitness. With the "we get to because we can" attitude, you will find her classes fun and rewarding. Try something new this year if you have not been to one of "Tiff's" classes. Mad Dogg Athletics Spin, ACE Personal Trainer, AFAA Group, AAAI/ISMA Mat Pilates, and AAAI/ISMA Total Body Strength Conditioning Certifications.
Annig Agemian Raley BM-CYT-RYT is a piano teacher-performer by trade and in 2002 began teaching Hatha Yoga. Annig teaches in the water, on the mat and chair Yoga at the Hot Springs Pool and Club, The Yoga Space and private sessions in her own Yoga studio in her home in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and she brings the same passion and enthusiasm to Yoga that she brings to her piano studio. “My passion is teaching, so I am thrilled to share my evolving knowledge of Yoga.” She renewed her practice of Yoga over ten years ago, and since then her focus has been on the teachings of the Great Masters and incorporating those teachings into her classes. She has studied with Rodney Yee, Aadil Palkhivala, Doug Keller, Patricia Walden and Desiree Rumbaugh, to name a few. She is certified (200 hours) with Tias Little, nationally renowned Yoga Teacher, who is home-based out of Santa Fe and she is continuing her studies with Tias Little and she is aspiring to complete the rigorous training for the 500hour level of certification. “It has been exhilarating to apply, to live and to teach the basic principles of Hatha Yoga on land and in the water.” In 2003, this interest led to the creation of her class, h2yoga© and her website, www.h2yoga.net.
Her classes combine the teachings from the inspiration of Anusura (connecting with the goodness of the heart) and Power Yoga (flowing and continuous movement from one asana (pose) to another) and presently Prajna (wisdom) Yoga. Her teachings interlace these schools with body/mind awareness and the teachings of the eight limbs of Yoga. Her students acquire a new perspective on life as they see from the ground up and develop inner ear training.