Rebecca Stokes


Growing up in the Rocky Mountains, my journey with fitness began with my love of outdoor sports. In my teens I competed in rock climbing and synchronized swimming and I expanded my love of sports into coaching climbing and teaching group fitness and yoga as a way to balance and give back. I am an ACE certified personal trainer and a RYT with Yoga Alliance from Yoga Fit. Rebecca has trained endurance athletes; action sports athletes, and cardiac rehab and injury rehab clients.I am also a master trainer with the Pole Fitness Association. Previously, I owned a business that specialized in national trainings for fitness instructors wanting to learn how to teach pole and aerial yoga.I opened my first fitness studio specializing in yoga and aerial arts in 2010 and opened Flying Lion Fitness in 2019.

I was a sports journalist before moving into the fitness world. I worked as and editor at Powder Magazine and Climbing magazine and freelanced for many outdoor sports magazines. I also wrote for Bad Kitty blog for many years and have an injury prevention series on


I received a master's in Clinical Mental Health Therapy from Northern Arizona University and I did my clinical training at the Meadows Trauma and Addiction Treatment Center in Arizona.  I now own a private practice in Bozeman, Montana that specialized in trauma, addiction and relationship issues. I am certified in EMDR with  EMDRIA and I am trained in Somatic Experiencing.


My continuing goal is to help people find balance in life including  balance with fitness.  I believe in balancing the body, mind and spirit 


  • Clinical Mental Health Therapist MA, LCPC

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer

  • Master Instructor with the PFA

  • Registered Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance

  • Freelance Journalist and former editor of Climbing Magazine and Powder Magazine

  • Owner of  Flying Lion Fitness

  • AFFA Pilates, Lemond Indoor Cycling, Endurance Specialist

  • Blogger for Bad Kitty USA



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