The Studio

Located along a babbling brook just north of East Burke Village, and situated ideally between both Kingdrom Trail network and Burke Mountain. Our 800sf studio has been tastefully designed and built to suit your fitness needs, whether you are looking to enhance performance, improve agility & mobility, or get quality exercise for the week.

We have some of the best equipment in the industry, including: 2 Stages SC3 indoor bikes, 2 Concept2 model D rowers, 1 Concept2 Skierg, a complete line of Rogue kettlebells, rubber hex dumbbells up to 70lbs, TRX straps, 1 cable crossover machine, DynaMax balls, BOSU balls, stability balls, and a variety of functional training tools that will help increase overall health and well-being.

Our Team

Chris Gagnon

Chris grew up in a small coastal town of southern Maine and developed a love for fitness at a young age through hockey, skiing, and cycling. In 2001 Chris discovered mountain bike racing and began spending more time studying fitness, quickly discovering that this is where he wanted to be.

Chris spent the past 20 years in Boston, where he launched his CrossCycle® class program to Equinox -- Boston's premiere health club, where it quickly grew into the #1 class year after year. Chris' love for the outdoors, cycling, and helping others has brought him to the Northeast Kingdom where he looks forward in continueing his fitness career.

Professional Experience

  • In-Home Personal Trainer - Boston, MA - 15+ years
  • Fitness Instructor - Equinox Boston, MA - 10 years
  • Personal Trainer - Energy Fitness & Gymnastics Needham, MA - 10 years
  • Cycling Instructor - Boston Sports Club - 10 years
  • Professional Endurance Athlete - 15 years

Education & Certs

  • BFA - Tufts University & SMFA
  • CFT - ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer
  • CPT - NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • CrossCycle® Certified Instructor
  • TRX Suspension Training®
  • Schwinn, Stages, & Mad Dogg Cycling Certification

Jesse Holden

Jesse is the leader of our outdoor RunCross series, and lover of everything outdoors. He grew up running, jumping, climbing, swimming, and biking his way around the NEK. After lots of traveling, he now lives in St. Johnsbury with his amazing wife and daughter. Jesse works at St. Johnsbury Academy where he teaches PE, is the director of the Outing Club, a dorm parent, coach, adventure camp director, and any other role that helps others in enjoying and recreating in the outdoors.

He is a Wilderness First Responder, and in recent years has focused his energy on ultra running in the NEK and White Mountains of NH. Jesse really has a passion for sharing his love and knowledge of the area while running through our local mountains! Jesse has run numerous 25 and 50k's, a sub 12 hour Pemi loop, and sub 10 hour Presidential Traverse. He has been the sweeper three years running for the Mansfield Double up and has helped direct and organize many races.

Mary Zider

Chris grew up in a small coastal town of southern Maine and developed a love for fitness at a young age through hockey, skiing, and cycling. In 2001 Chris discovered mountain bike racing and began spending more time studying fitness, quickly discovering that this is where he wanted to be. Chris spent the past 20 years in Boston, where he launched his CrossCycle® class program to Equinox -- Boston's premiere health club, where it quickly grew into the #1 class year after year. Chris' love for the outdoors, cycling, and helping others has brought him to the Northeast Kingdom where he looks forward in continueing his fitness career.

Ashley Warwick

Ashley Warwick, E-RYT is a yoga teacher and public speaker, offering dynamic yoga classes and yoga philosophy lectures in northern New Hampshire and Vermont. Her alignment-focused vinyasa flow classes are smooth, fun, and energetic, encouraging each student to find their rhythmic breath and reconnect to their own sense of aliveness. Gentler modifications are offered as well as deeper and more challenging variations for those who crave a little fire. Ashley encourages her students to reconnect to their core essence through breathwork, movement, and deep relaxation.

Ashley completed her SmartFlow® yoga teacher training with renowned "teacher's teacher" Annie Carpenter in 2012. She taught for four years at several of Los Angeles’s premier yoga studios before relocating to the Northeast in 2016. In addition to weekly public classes, Ashley offers local and destination yoga retreats, lectures, and specialty workshops. She is also an adjunct instructor at Northern Vermont University- Lyndon, teaching courses in yoga studies and relaxation. For more information visit: www.mountaincreekyoga.com.

Meet the Team

Chris Gagnon, CFT
Fitness Instructor & Trainer
Jesse Holden
Outdoor Run Coach
Ashley Warwick, E-RYT
Registered Yoga Teacher
Jen Grant, RYT 200
Registered Yoga Teacher

Our Affiliates

Trail 2 Wellness is operated by the wonderful Ashley Warwick, E-RYT, a yoga teacher and public speaker, offering dynamic yoga classes and yoga philosophy lectures in northern New Hampshire and Vermont.

Her alignment-focused vinyasa flow classes are smooth, fun, and energetic, encouraging each student to find their rhythmic breath and reconnect to their own sense of aliveness. Gentler modifications are offered as well as deeper and more challenging variations for those who crave a little fire. Ashley encourages her students to reconnect to their core essence through breathwork, movement, and deep relaxation.

Website:

www.mountaincreekyoga.com

Mountain Creek Yoga is operated by the wonderful Ashley Warwick, E-RYT, a yoga teacher and public speaker, offering dynamic yoga classes and yoga philosophy lectures in northern New Hampshire and Vermont.

Her alignment-focused vinyasa flow classes are smooth, fun, and energetic, encouraging each student to find their rhythmic breath and reconnect to their own sense of aliveness. Gentler modifications are offered as well as deeper and more challenging variations for those who crave a little fire. Ashley encourages her students to reconnect to their core essence through breathwork, movement, and deep relaxation.

Website:

www.mountaincreekyoga.com

The Wooly Buggah Barn was once a sheep farm offering hand-dyed yarn. Outdoor enthusiasts Chris and Katie purchased the farm in October of 2016 and completely transformed the barn into the perfect vacation destination.

The well-appointed rental offers all the comforts of home and can accommodate up to 6 guests. The barn features two lofted bedrooms with gleaming knotty pine flooring, a full kitchen with gas range, a custom built farmhouse dining table, spacious living area, and bathroom with walk-in Vermont slate shower. Reclaimed woodworking is featured throughout the space along with unique touches such as handmade light fixtures and hand poured concrete kitchen counters.

Website:

www.woolybuggahbarn.com

FAQ's

Where are you located?

We are conveniently located on the first floor of the Trail 2 Wellness building at 83 Kirby Road in East Burke, VT.

Is Trail 2 Wellness the same business?

No, as of May 1, 2019, we took over the fitness space under the name CrossCycle® Fitness & Adventures LLC, while Trail 2 Wellness continues to offer their spa services upstairs in the same building.

Do I have to be an athlete to workout here?

Absolutely not! In fact, 95% of our clients are people just looking to move & be healthy. We have worked with clients of all ages and abilities.

Do you work with kids?

We certainly do! Although kids aren't allowed in our weekly class offering, we offer custom development trainings for general movement & sports preparation.

Can I purchase class packages & services online?

Absolutely! You can purchase any of our packages here.

Can I book a class online?

Yes, and we prefer that you book online wo we know who to expect on any given day! Book classes here.