UCCS Center for Active Living

The Center for Active Living helps you create a lifestyle that includes physical activity. We begin with conversations about how you live and design a program that you can do long-term in your real world, everyday life.

Services Offered

  • Functional Fitness Assessment & Custom Exercise Program
  • Small Group Training
  • PWR! Moves
  • Strength & Stability Group Fitness Classes

Testimonials

“The staff at the Center for Active Living don't just tell me what I should do: they asks me what my goals are and what I like and don't like to do in terms of fitness. They are real people and seem to value me as a real person; together we are a team for my health and fitness. I like their enthusiasm, energy, positive yet sincere feedback, timeliness, and "extras" they provide, like videos of how to do my workouts.”
“They always impresses us with their enthusiasm, commitment and dedication. They are strong motivators and have a deep concern to making a difference in helping people lead more active lives.”
“They engage me with enthusiasm and sparkle as well as knowledge and skill. I appreciate being guided toward health a step at a time, building from what I can do to what I want to be able to do!”
“I loved their approach with our group. They analyzed each individual's weakness and modified exercises for each of us. I learned some new techniques and exercises that will help me not only with golf but with daily activities in general. I look forward to working with them again.”
“I loved learning many new golf warm-up and conditioning exercises and stretches, and how to strengthen my core. Even with 5 of us in the class, we all received lots of individualized attention and instruction. They were very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Thanks so much!”

Functional Fitness Assessment & Custom Exercise Program – $75

This comprehensive assessment and follow up appointment includes an evaluation of posture, balance, gait, strength, flexibility, and a tailored exercise program to help you reach your fitness goals.

Custom Fitness- Package Pricing

An opportunity to work one-on-one with Wendy, a certified corrective exercise specialist, to help you start, advance or sustain your fitness routine.

1 session $50
4 sessions $180
8 Sessions  $320

Small Group Training – $35 per person

A personalized approach to group fitness (2-3 people)

PWR! Moves Exercise Classes – $7.50 per class

A group fitness class specifically for individuals with Parkinson’s. Classes challenge participants both physically and mentally so you can use it and improve it to enhance optional function in activities of daily living.

Strength & Stability Group Fitness Classes – $5-10 per class

A series of 6 week group fitness classes that build strength and stability for the activities you love. Class topics rotate so be sure to check the schedule for your next class.

Cardio Plus – $15 per class

An after-work, full body exercise class combining aspects of cardio, strength, and flexibility for all fitness levels.

 

Providers

Paige Whitney, MSc
Wendy Hopkins, MSc, NASM CES, CPT

Administrative Staff

Emily Drapeau – Clinic Services Specialist
Araqa Miller – Medical Receptionist
Nicole Caduff – Clinical Practice Manager

Biographies

Paige WhitneyPaige Whitney, MSc

Paige is a Colorado Springs native who graduated from Colorado College with an undergraduate degree in Biology. Following graduation, Paige moved to Seattle where she built on her passion in integrated health while managing a multidisciplinary health and wellness clinic. Her desire to learn (and the Colorado sunshine) brought her back to Colorado Springs where she completed her Master’s in Health Promotion at UCCS. Paige is currently the Director of UCCS HealthCircle Center for Active Living and a Clinical Instructor in the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson College of Nursing and Health Sciences. This position allows her the opportunity to work with dynamic professional teams to develop, implement and sustain innovative health and wellness programs for the Colorado Springs community while simultaneously providing students hands on experience and training in the field of health promotion. Paige practices what she preaches, and can be found with friends and family outside, on a trial, in the kitchen, or trying something new.

Wendy HopkinsWendy Hopkins, MSc, NASM CES, CPT

Wendy grew up in Iowa, but it was her love for the outdoors that brought her to Colorado. While at Simpson College she played NCAA Division III volleyball. In 2000, she graduated from Simpson College with a B.A. degree in International Business Marketing. Her passion for fitness led her to a B.S. degree in Exercise Science/Wellness from Wayne State College in 2003. As part of her program at Wayne State, she completed an internship in Exercise Physiology in Colorado Springs. Over the past several years she’s held various retail sales management positions. Her experience and passion for functional training and rehabilitation of injuries led her to complete her M.Sc. degree in Sports Medicine- Strength and Conditioning at UCCS in 2013. Wendy’s certifications include NASM Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist, and ACE Group Exercise Instructor. In her free time Wendy enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, golf and reading. Wendy is excited to bring life-long wellness to the members and guests of CAL!

Araqa MillerAraqa Miller – Medical Receptionist

Araqa relocated from Ohio to Colorado Springs in 2018 and immediately joined the UCCS HealthCircle team as a medical receptionist where she provides friendly customer service and clinic support. Araqa spends her time outside of the clinic working toward a bachelor’s degree in public health, playing soccer, doing yoga, and spending time with friends and family.

Nicole CaduffNicole Caduff – Clinical Practice Manager

Nicole spent six years in the army before transitioning towards a career in healthcare administration. She earned her BS from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Since then, she has had multiple years of experience in the medical field to include both hospital and ambulatory healthcare settings. Nicole now manages the three Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences clinics located in Lane Center to provide patients with holistic care and to provide students with a hands-on learning environment. In addition to working on her MS in Healthcare Administration, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, coaching soccer and cheering her son on at Quarter Midget races.

Emily DrapeauEmily Drapeau – Clinic Services Specialist

Emily moved from Southern California to Colorado Springs to pursue a degree at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Minor in Marketing and shortly after joined the UCCS HealthCircle team as a medical receptionist. Since then, Emily has taken the role of Clinic Services Specialist to support the clinic’s mission of providing quality patient care and an academic environment for students. Emily thrives on her passion for helping others and spends her spare time hiking, watching movies, and enjoying quality time with friends and family.

Forms

General Notice to Participants of Risk/Waiver of Responsibility (DOCX)

Notice of Privacy Practices (PDF)

Articles and Resources

Payment Options

Personal checks and credit cards are accepted with monthly billing options available.

Insurance

Insurance is not accepted.

UCCS HealthCircle Clinics
Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences
4863 North Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
719-255-4401