Specialized in Pre & Post Bariatric surgery Personal Training - Online & In Person Programs

Achieve safe weight loss for your bariatric surgery...

so you can feel great and keep it off for good!

Phoenix Fitness with Baraitric surgery clients

You are through the Bariatric Surgery - Now what ?


When it comes to your success around changing your life and health there are three avenues where we support you.


We meet you where you are. We listen to your needs and wants and build workouts that fit those while taking into account any limitations you have.


Knowing that your workouts are built for your specific needs takes aways any fear of injury or confusion.


How, what, and when you eat will have a significant impact on your weight loss. Yet finding healthy, tasty bariatric friendly meals can be a frustrating and time consuming challenge. So we do the work for you with weekly meal plans that are easy to make, and enjoyed by the entire family.

Now enjoy a variety of meals without worring if they are fighting against your weigh loss


Bariatric surgery works wonders from the ears down. But if you don't make changes to old thoughts, habits and reactions you can easily regain all that lost weight.


With our certified Bariatric Mindset coaches we can work with you to build a solid plan so you can approach this new life with the tools to keep you healty and successful in your weight loss

Start with a No-Obligation Consultation

Are you curious about Phoenix Fitness? Come give it a try to see if it's the right fit for you.


We can meet via phone, video chat, or in person to discuss your fitness goals and our programs.
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Are you a good fit for Phoenix fitness?

You are a few months post-op

You've gone through the surgery and you have found yourself at the "now what" stage. Now what do you do to help take the most weight off safely, what are good tasty meals you can easily prepare, how can you start to build the habits you need for long term success? 

Lady few months after bariatric Surgery stretching
For in the path

You have decieded to go through Bariatric Weight loss surgery

You don't want to fail with this weight loss and the best way to not fail is to have a plan. By starting before your surgery you can set yourself up for success once you're on the other side. 

Build the habits now and see the success you want sooner. 

You've gone through bariatric weight loss surgery and now you want to get the most from it

You've come into that difficult portion of your weightloss journey, the maintenance phase. While you may still need to lose some weight this becomes the time to focus on not regaining that lost weight.  It’s time to lean hard on your exercise, eating habits and to continue building good mental habits.

Lady a few years out from Bariatric Surgery exercising

Do any of these sound like you?

If so, then you are a great fit for Phoenix Fitness

Which inspires You Most?

Before and After weight loss surgery - Mountain hike

Climbed a 14,000ft peak

One of my goals after my bariatric surgery was to hike one of the 14,000 ft peaks here in Colorado. One year after surgery and 9 months working with Phoenix Fitness I acheived that goal! After that I know I can do anything. 

Before and After Bariatric Surgery - seated vs. Happy and slim

Exercise is now a part of my life

Exercise was a cuss word to me before my weight loss surgery. What attracted me to Phoenix Fitness is the private gym setting. I know I wouldn't be judged or intimidated. This along with Geof's encouragement and knowledge has made exercise a non-negotiable part of my life and it's paid off in more ways than I could have imagined.

Before and After Bariatric Surgery - Travel pictures heavy and healthy

best shape of our lives

Travel makes up a lot of our lives so we needed a workout program that fit that reality. Phoenix Fitness' Online Training fit. The workouts complimented our lives and kept us going. We've never felt better.

Before and after weight loss holding pumpkin & winning lifting competition

First time in a gym to Power lifter in 12 months

I was tired of my weight but I had no clue what to do to change that . I found Phoenix Fitess, and though they specialize in training bariatic weight loss surgery clients I took a leap of faith and contacted Geof I'm very happy I did..Working with him in 12 months I lost over 50 lbs AND found a new hobby, power lifting.

Before and after bariatric surgery - standing against wall & smiling outside

Phoenix fitness is the foundation of my new & healthier life

I knew that after my bariatric surgery I would need to exercise, but didn't really know what I needed to do.  I found Phoenix Fitness and loved that they specialize in Weight loss surgery clients! Unfortunately I didn't live close - but Geof set up an Online Training program I could stick with and his frequent check-in's kept me going. Now it's the core part of building a healthier life.

Before and After Bariatric Surgery  posing before and after surgery

I didn't even know where to start

I knew that part of my weight loss success was going to be working out, but I didn't even know where to start. I was referred to Phoenix Fitness because the specialized in bariatric surgery personal training. Unfortunately this happened just as COVID hit. Geof worked with me with his Online training app and Zoom calls. After a few months I felt more confident and strong. 
As soon as Phoenix Fitness re-opened I started splitting my workouts between home and the gym. 

Ways we can help you.

Lady starting her Online Personal Training after bariatric surgery

3 month Jump (re)start program

At Phoenix Fitness, we will partner with you to provide at home or on-the-go workouts that have your unique goals in mind. We will monitor your progress with regular check-ins and provide optional nutrition support. 
Phoenix Fitness' gym space - for Bariatric surgery clients

In-Person Training

If you prefer to workout in person in our studio, we will make a weekly plan to make your goals managable.  You will work hard and have fun along the way. Our focus will be on reaching small milestones on the way to lasting results. 

Our founder

Geof Shuford - founder of Phoenix Fitness

In the 10+ years of working with baraitrc surgery clients and I've concluded that while each of us is different, and the answer to these questions depend on exactly where you're at right now, there are three essential parts of building a healthy life that everyone has to focus on: exercise, nutrition and mindset. 


It's integrating these 3 pillars of a healthy life into our training that creates the success stories we've seen at Phoenix Fitness. 


As a certified Personal trainer with over 10 years of experience as well as a certified bariatric mindset coach I know what it takes to get you to your goals.


My team and I work with you to create the fitter, healthier version of you, so you can finally get the most out of life! It's how we help you find your answer to the question "Now What?"


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