James Mills

James is a highly effective coach who helps clients learn how to move with greater intention and control. He never sits back and administers a workout, rather he is there with you encouraging, assisting, and helping you make the most of your effort. He founded Synapse to offer a much-needed counterpoint to the mindless, one-note fitness currently dominating our society. There is a more effective way than slogging through high-rep burpees or running endless miles while you can barely squat down and play with a two-year-old. 

James danced ballet professionally for twelve years. He played almost every sport during his childhood and continues to use his body playing in the great Colorado outdoors. He holds a B.A. in Performing Arts from St. Mary’s College of California and a J.D. from the University of Florida. He is a CrossFit Level 1 coach, The Ready State 102 certified Movement & Mobility CoachFunctional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist, and Animal Flow lvl 1 coach but most importantly, he doesn’t limit himself to any one method, but continues to learn and incorporate various tools and approaches.

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Alani Carbullido

After a prior career in banking, I made the leap toward my passion for fitness, and now I have been personal training for 7 years. Starting out at Equinox in the Bay Area, CA, I received extensive education on fitness programming, working with people with injuries, and I took advantage of many learning opportunities with more specific certifications. After 3 years I left Equinox to build my own private training business, and in 2021 moved to Colorado where I have found new opportunities to pivot my talents and continue to grow. My certifications and specialties pack in a unique experience for clients and students of mine of all levels. I enjoy pushing my clients past their known limits, and showing people that you are capable of so much more! I am so happy to have landed at Synapse Strength & Movement to work with James, a pro to learn from, and I enjoy coaching at a gym where quality and variety of movement is celebrated!

Strength & Conditioning
Pre/Post Natal
Animal Flow lvl 2
Kettlebell Athletics
Precision Nutrition
Functional Movement Systems
Trigger Point Therapy

Kelly Haley

Kelly is a mom of 3, prefers sledding over skiing, and is passionate about building community through movement. Kelly has a Masters in Exercise Physiology from San Diego State University, is a Certified Personal Trainer – Restorative Exercise Specialist through the Nutritious Movement Center, a BRM® pro with the Body Ready Method® and has a Postnatal Fitness Specialist certification through JMG Fitness Academy. 

Kelly began her journey in the fitness industry over 20 years ago working with athletes of all ages, from middle school through professional. She also worked for the Department of Defense researching warfighter physiological performance. Kelly has worked as a one-on-one personal trainer as well as a group exercise instructor in many different modalities, including running, Vinyasa Yoga, Peak Pilates, and Spin. Kelly now focuses on the effect a natural movement lifestyle has on biological processes such as pregnancy, birth and postpartum recovery for women, as well as longevity, body mechanics and quality of life for all populations.