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Meet Heather Harrington and Jillian Keaveny of Compass Fitness in SoBo

Today we’d like to introduce you to Heather Harrington and Jillian Keaveny.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Jillian and I met in 2008…she was a student at Corepower Yoga where I taught in Colorado Springs. We immediately had a kindred connection. On so many levels. This connection carried us through moves to different cities and through different jobs and different lives…and eventually, the universe gently nudged us into opening up our own business together. We wanted to create a place where every BODY felt comfortable to workout, where there are different options for different days and ALL levels of fitness. We wanted to be a constant Compass for people to find different directions in their fitness/wellness path. I’ve never trusted someone like I trust Jillian. She knows me in and out and we love being able to bring Denver something special and fun every day.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?Smooth?! Absolutely not. Fun?! Most of the time. Challenging?! Everyday. Rewarding?! Beyond measure. We started out with a different team than we have now. That’s was a considerable bump in the road. But we have a team now – with the addition of Tara Laferrera, Christa Rost and Taylor Ames – that made the bump in the road seem so tiny. They are so amazing and with their expertise in fitness, business and social media…we could not be more fortunate that our “bump” in the road happened. Every day we learn new things. Every day we have something pop up we’ve never heard of or done before. But every single day – we learn together and figure it out. We have great mentors and a great team of teachers behind us as well.

Please tell us about Compass Fitness.
We specialize in group fitness – with an emphasis on safety, sound, and the variety. We offer a variety of different classes – ranging from specialized HIIT classes, boxing, and kickboxing, bounce classes, cardio/core classes, heavy lifting classes, barre classes, etc. We have amazing teachers who love what they do, and you can feel it when you walk into the studio. We have silent disco sound technology – so when we have two classes at one time or large events-we can provide the best headphone-based sound experience in Denver. We also love to collaborate with other studios and provide large events with other studios around town. We love fitness — so why not team up with Denver’s best in our 7000sq foot space to bring you the most fun you can have while working out?!

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Not a thing. Every bump we have had has taught us a major lesson and strengthened our partnership and team to the point where I would trust them with my life. If we did things differently – we wouldn’t be in the place where we are at, thriving as a new business and loving every single day.


  • First class is free

Contact Info:

  • Website:
  • Phone: 719-210-5557
  • Email:
  • Instagram: @compassfitnessdenver
  • Facebook: Compass Fitness Denver
  • Yelp: Compass Fitness Denver

Image Credit:
Teddy Sirotek

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