About Alex Gil
Born and raised in Brazil, Alex (Alessandra) Gil has always had a deep passion for movement and play. She attended college in her native São Paulo, where she found time to excel in competitive swimming, volleyball and track while obtaining her B.S. in Physical Education. Alex continued her studies with an M.S. in Sports Conditioning, and during this time began her career as a fitness professional and exercise coach.
After obtaining her Master’s degree in 1995, Alex was called to seek an experience that was beyond Brazil. Her curiosity first took her to San Diego, where she spent five years building her fitness career while continuing to “walk the walk”; her free time was spent embracing a life of constant outdoor adventure, including running, rock climbing, skiing and beach volleyball.
Alex was eventually drawn to Boulder: an international Mecca for outdoor, health and extreme sports enthusiasts. Here, as part of a thriving community of world-class amateur and professional athletes, she was inspired to pursue higher levels of both professional and physical education, pushing herself to become a stronger athlete and a better coach. Alex soon added competitive cycling and mountain biking to her ever-growing list of physical pursuits, joining a highly respected athletic training team.
Then, in 2012, Alex began to explore a different kind of coaching—one designed to nurture the mind and spirit as well as the body. As a successful trainer for more than 20 years, she had seen first-hand how exercise can create both harmony and imbalance, both health and illness. But most importantly, that when accompanied by chronic stress, poor nutrition and emotional disconnection, physical activity can become an energy drain rather than an energy source. With this revelation, Alex began to see herself in a different, more holistic role; she wanted to guide her clients beyond mere bodily strength to a place where their physical, mental, spiritual and emotional lives could seamlessly align.
With this goal in mind, she enrolled in the Holistic Lifestyle Coach Certification Program at the CHEK Institute in San Diego. Founded by renowned holistic health expert Paul Chek, the Institute gave Alex not just critical knowledge in corrective and high-performance exercise, but also fresh insights about what it takes to be an effective coach—and new perspectives on the nature of health itself. She learned many lessons from her studies, but one stands out above the rest: to be a great coach, one must first master what one teaches. This principle is Alex’s practice, and the foundation of Vitalé. She does what she loves, loves what she does…and welcomes the opportunity to teach—and to learn—every single day. AG
Our studio space is 1200 sf that includes our work out and work in area. We also have a private bathroom and shower with towels available to all of our clients. Relax in our waiting and lounge area that offers wi-fi and snacks.
Vitalé Studio has a great balance of both nurturing and “bad-ass” exercise-performance energy. The music invites you to play and move. Throw medicine balls around and also do Qigong if that is what you need in order to feel more energized and balanced. You can be certain that you will feel happier, more energized and more focused after your session! You will feel stronger after moving your body in ways that best support you, and you will feel nurtured when getting your power green protein shake afterwards, made by Alex Gil.
There is a small lounge area with wifi, so you can relax and catch up with your e-mail on your laptop, while transitioning into your day.
Vitalé Studio is a gathering place. It attracts people in the community who thrive on health, performance, happiness and vitality. As a connector, an accelerator and an igniter in our community, Alex intends to bring together the best professionals in the area of health, nutrition and success to share their knowledge with the community through monthly workshops.
As an educator and coach, I am committed to empowering each client to build a life they truly love—a life rich in passion, vitality and possibility.
I believe in experiencing life to the fullest. In my work every day, I strive toward a world in which excellence, not mediocrity, is the status quo. I believe that when people take responsibility for their health, they can begin the journey of reclaiming their personal vitality—a journey of small, powerful choices that gradually bring their lives back into balance.
Vitalé Brand Statement: Happiness in Motion
Movement fuels experience, health and energy. We believe in experiencing life to the fullest by promoting pure happiness in motion, Vitalé offers services which are designed to accelerate human potential and performance. Vitalé fuses body, mind and spirit to create optimal health and happiness.