About Maryl Winterscheid

maryl winterscheid

I was born and spent my early childhood in Cleveland, Ohio, where I lived until 1st grade when our family moved to Brussels, Belgium. While living in Brussels, we would travel to the Alps where I learned how to snowboard. We moved back to Ohio when I was entering 5th grade.

Upon returning to Ohio, I began my career as a competitive snowboarder, first competing regionally, then nationally and eventually, internationally, where I earned the title of overall Junior World Champion. Having won Junior Worlds and numerous national titles, I was invited to compete in two consecutive Winter X-Games.

In 2008, I moved to Durango, CO to finish up my undergraduate degree at Fort Lewis College with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Education and a minor in Adventure Education.

During the summer of 2013, while working as a zip-line guide, the pulley system malfunctioned, leaving me with a traumatic back injury requiring surgery and extensive rehabilitation. This experience underscored the importance of my own health and wellness and I wanted to share this passion with others. I earned my personal training certificate from NASM two months following my surgery and started working with clients in the fall of 2014. I added the certification of Corrective Exercise Specialist to my professional qualifications in September 2016.


Trail running, mountain biking, snowboarding, paddle boarding, camping, cooking


Certified Personal Trainer, NASM, 2014-present
Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM, 2016-present
ASEP Coaching certificate, 2011-present
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Training Philosphy

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I work with clients in gym, home and outdoor settings in and around the Durango, Colorado area, as well as online. I offer clients individualized programs based on their specific needs and goals which we discuss in our initial fitness assessment. I create innovative programs that incorporate mobility, core, strength, corrective exercise as well as health and wellness goals. I support clients by keeping them inspired and motivated on their journey towards meeting their personal objectives.


“A wealth of information. My own personal fitness resource…and highly recommended!”

Beverly W., current client

“I preferred to avoid going to a gym and instead find someone who would be willing to come to my home to do physical training sessions. After some inquiries I found Maryl, who has provided training and support for several months now. I am quite pleased with her approach, her professionalism and her ability to tailor a program to one of my age (88 years old) and limitations. During this time, I have gained measurably in flexibility, strength and agility.”

-Ed C., former client

“I’d never worked with a trainer before contacting Maryl; she was really communicative and creative, and the experience was great. She asked me about my specific goals and what activities I was involved in and created a program that was highly individualized. She came up with some excellent exercises that were geared toward my work in martial arts, and she also lent focus on my overall strength and balance to help me reach & exceed my goals…I feel like her approach fit me well: she listened to what I wanted, gave me a variety of workout & exercise options, and then just let me go to town.”

-Sarah C., former client

“I highly recommend working with this lovely lady! She helped me get to my wedding dress goals with a great plan and unwavering support!”

Robin L., former client



Maryl Winterscheid
Chief Fitness Coach

By Appointment Only: (970)708-7697

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