Savanna Klimesh - Fitness Coordinator
BA Health Promotion and Education
It is our commitment to our patients to keep working with you until a solution is found for your healthcare challenges. We make every effort to find the root cause of your problem. In turn, we request that our patients commit to making changes to improve their health. This may involve lifestyle, diet, and exercise changes that, after years of making poor choices, will require determination to correct. Through our commitment to the patient and our patient's commitment to themselves, we can mutually embrace the challenge and make meaningful, long lasting improvements in our patient's health.
Colleen grew up in northern California with her sister and three brothers. Athletics played a huge role in her family’s lives. When she wasn’t at her siblings’ basketball, soccer, baseball and football games, Colleen spent her time on the soccer field, playing from age six through her late 20’s.
Colleen graduated with a sociology and Spanish degree at the University of California, Davis. Post college, Colleen worked in the customer training and human resources training departments for a Silicon Valley software company. After repeated attempts by her friend to recruit her for a local women’s running club, Colleen finally relented. Her failure to complete a timed 5k ignited her competitive fire and increased her interest in fitness, training, diet and health. Since that first failed 5k in 1998, Colleen has completed four marathons, more than 10 half marathons, a triathlon and various other road races.
Colleen relocated from San Francisco to Littleton, CO in 2001. After marrying and having her first child, she hired a personal trainer. The experience was extraordinarily positive. It was then that she started thinking about a career in the fitness industry. In 2015, when both of her children were school-aged, Colleen decided to follow her heart and start a career she believed she would love and would challenge her. She earned the National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer certification. As a mother, wife and employee, Colleen understands the importance and challenges of striking a balance between life and health and fitness and is excited to help her clients find that balance in their lives.
Sophie has had a lifelong passion for living a healthy and active lifestyle beginning in high school she was on the school’s swim and tennis team and from there becoming a lifelong mover as she explores the great outdoors cycling, hiking, backpacking and kayaking with her husband and huskies. Her passion for a healthy active lifestyle is contagious as she believes in quality years of life and has a strong desire to help others be the best they can be within their own lives! She specializes in folks who have specific chronic conditions and illnesses including post-surgical patients minimizing physical, emotional and psychological symptoms that people experience throughout life. She provides a safe, positive environment with ample amount of encouragement and motivation as the glass will always be half full in her mind leaving you with only one option, success as the end result!
Sophie’s educational background includes a BS in Physical Education K-12 / Adult Fitness from Metropolitan State University of Denver and a MA in Pedagogy, from the University of Northern Colorado. Sophie has since earned several national certifications including an ACSM –Exercise Physiologist, Exercise is Medicine Level II credential, she is a certified Health and Wellness Coach and Sports Nutritionist for Health professionals. She has had several previous opportunities to work with diverse populations in the arena of Silver Sneakers, Arthritis, Spinning and Water Aerobics/Exercise.
Sophie currently is the Exercise Health Sciences Coordinator and Professor for Arapahoe Community College where she passes along her passion and philosophy to many of her students, who happen to be our future fitness professionals- the next generation.
Dr. Maria Hopp grew up in Littleton, Colorado. She went to Colorado School of Mines and then graduated from the University of Houston. She went to the University of Texas at Houston Medical School and then did her family practice residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. She has been working in the Littleton community for 20 years.
Dr. Hopp is excited to offer prolotherapy as a treatment for musculoskeletal pain that is not improving with other more conventional therapies. She has trained with the AAOM to learn the latest prolotherapy and regenerative medicine techniques.
Member AAOM - American Association of Orthopedic Medicine
Board Certified AAFP - American Association of Family Practice
Interventional and Regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine Certification - AAOM
Advanced Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Certification - Worldlink Medical
RMSK - American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography Musculoskeletal Ultasound
Maria Hopp, MD
Savanna is a graduate from the University of Northern Iowa. She majored in Health Promotion and Education, with an emphasis in Fitness and Global Health. She is an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor and Fitness and Nutrition Specialist as well as an Action Certified Personal Trainer. She has several years’ experience teaching, designing and implementing a variety of health programs to a diverse clientele, including college students and the public at all age levels. She spends her free time in the outdoors whether running, biking, rock climbing, paddle boarding or hiking.