Lori Small founded a start-up in September 2009, Mint Conditioning LLC, and began helping people lead healthier lives the moment she turned a passion for fitness into a career by becoming a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
In February 2010, committed to inspiring, challenging and empowering men, women and children to live a healthy life, Lori immediately began sculpting the bodies of private clients in New York City.
Lori moved to Carbondale, Colorado in May 2011 and furthered her personal training certification to specialize in Optimum Performance Training for Youth, Pre-Natal Clients, Seniors and Elite Athletes, specifically golfers, skiers and triathletes. Mint Conditioning LLC began offering custom designed training programs for peak performance, injury prevention and complete fitness with expert coaching and life changing programs to fitness enthusiasts of all levels.
In November 2011, Lori began transforming lives as a Certified Spinning® Instructor giving Spinning customers the best indoor cycling workout experience possible. Mint Conditioning LLC expanded by offering cutting-edge conditioning classes to train, shape and strengthen the entire body with carefully designed, comprehensive workouts to build endurance and target every major muscle group while defining the body from head to toe. She held independent contracts with The Aspen Glen Club, River Valley Ranch and Phoenix Fitness (now TAC).
Dedicated to assisting each client reach his or her individual goals, Lori moved to Aspen, Colorado in April 2012. Evolving her coaching techniques as a certified TRX Suspension Training® Instructor, she became armed with a portable fitness solution to train clients in any setting. Marketing her unique style and vivacious personality, her solutions to fitness were in demand. Mintconditioning.com was born and Lori immediately acquired employment as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor at The Maroon Creek Club, The Roaring Fork Club, The Snowmass Club, The Aspen Club and Spa, The Aspen Meadows Resort, The Snowmass Recreation Center and The Aspen Recreation Center, which are ongoing today.
In February 2013, she advanced her credentials with a certification through NASM as a Golf Fitness Specialist, training golfers to be fit with corrective exercise strategies. Being the guiding force and observing her clients pursue their health and fitness goals with determination, precision, and discipline became her greatest life achievement.
Teaching people how to be safe in, on or around water, Lori was certified as an instructor by The American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program in April 2013. With the Aquatics certification Lori taught individuals of different ages and abilities how to swim, stay fit for life and make the water a safer place for all.
In June 2014, Mint Conditioning LLC engaged in an opportunity in the medical field. Lori became the Wellness Coordinator at the Aspen Institute for Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine helping people Live Better Longer with breakthrough medical technology as it relates to all aspects of health and aging. She adopted a Living Younger Program, guiding clients toward optimum aging and living sensibly.
She was also hired by The Aspen Skiing Company in October 2014 to instruct a Dynamic Stretch class to its 1600 employees to decrease their risk of injury and boost athletic performance. Lori then accepted a position within the company to become the Marketing Director for the Race Department, responsible for media broadcasting and event planning.
Expanding beyond the gymnasium, in November 2016, Lori partnered with Juice Plus+ and began inspiring healthy living around the world. Supported by solid clinical evidence and backed by health professionals, Juice Plus+ products are proven to help bridge the nutritional gap with nutrients from 30 fruits, vegetables, grains and berries. Most of us strive to live a healthier lifestyle. Finding the right place to start is a challenge. Eating right, exercising regularly, and still making time for family, friends and our own needs can seem like overwhelming goals. Instead of attempting to conquer our health all at once, what if we started by setting more manageable goals? Making small changes today can lead to great health benefits down the road.
Lori was born to inspire others and in April 2017 she founded WOW Aspen, where your next workout is just a tap away. Instantly book one-on-one sessions with certified personal trainers whenever & wherever you want to train. You pick the workout, the date/time, the location and we provide the specialized trainer. wowaspen.com