Meet the Team
How long have you lived in Alamosa? 5 years
Favorite ways to stay active outside of the gym? Wakeboarding, mountain biking, snowboarding, paddle boarding, hunting, hiking.
What's your favorite exercise and why? Bench Press (aesthetics)
What's your specialty (fitness)? Several but I would say Nutrition and body recomposition are my specialties.
How did you get started in fitness? Started working out for football in high school. In college I got into bodybuilding as well as cage fighting and purchased my first gym when I was 23.
What inspires you? Older adults who stay in incredible shape and are able to continue performing at optimal levels.
Favorite Healthy Food: Fish Tacos
Favorite "Cheat" Food: Chocolate
Certifications: Have held certifications in: personal training, holistic health and wellness coaching, older adult fitness, strength and resistance training specialist, sports nutrition consulting.
How long have you lived in Alamosa? 7 years
Favorite ways to stay active outside of the gym? Biking, Hiking, Snowboarding, Running, Paddle Boarding
What's your favorite exercise and why? Bench Press – It’s one of my stronger lifts so it makes me feel strong!
What's your specialty (fitness)? Group Fitness – I enjoy teaching HIIT!
How did you get started in fitness? I grew up playing sports, so I’ve always loved being active. I started lifting weights in college and eventually started personal training and group fitness classes.
What inspires you? Trying to find different ways and methods to better myself so I can help others do the same.
Favorite Healthy Food: Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Favorite "Cheat" Food: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Certifications: Current are NCCPT Group Fitness Instructor, NCCPT Yoga Instructor many others such as AAAI/ISMA Health Coach, AAAI/ISMA Personal Trainer, AAAI/ISMA Nutrition Consulting, AAAI/ISMA Cycling
I have lived in Alamosa 5 months in the San Luis Valley my entire life.
My favorite way to stay active outside of the gym is running or park workouts with friends
I don’t have a favorite exercise, I just like to exercise in general lol
My specialty- I prefer HITT style workouts but always add in some strength building portions.
How did I get started- I have always been in to sports and athletics so after graduating from school and having babies, fitness was a way to continue that lifestyle.
I am inspired by people that work hard. No matter what their level is if they work hard that is inspiring to me!!
My favorite healthy food is smoked chicken
My favorite cheat meal is pizza and sweets.
- Primary Aerobic/ group training
- Strength and Conditioning
- Personal Training
- Sports Nutrition
- Youth Fitness
- CrossFit Level 1
How long have you lived in Alamosa? 24 years
Favorite ways to stay active outside of the gym? Camping, walking for break with coworkers, biking, walking the dogs.
What's your favorite exercise and why? Deadlift because of all the benefits to your body, legs, core, posture.
What's your specialty (fitness)? Spinning
How did you get started in fitness? One day my husband and I just said we need to get more healthy. We had no energy and just didn’t feel good. We joined the gym and I started joining classes and have been going since.
What inspires you? I want to be healthy to have more time with my kids and to enjoy my grandkids some day. I love feeling good after a workout.
Favorite Healthy Food: peanut butter and apples
Favorite "Cheat" Food: hot wings
How long have you lived in Alamosa? Entire life, born and raised
Favorite ways to stay active outside of the gym? Shadow boxing, hiking, running, mountain biking, and road biking
What's your favorite exercise and why? Sparring. Its so demanding mentally and physically. You look to improve your skill set by hitting and not getting hit, while also taking care of your opponent because we all want to train for a long time and train smart. Sparring definitely shows yourself if you’ve put in the work.
What's your specialty (fitness)? Boxing
How did you get started in fitness? A lifetime of sports interest and wanting to perform optimally. From traditional football, basketball, and soccer growing up turned into running, weightlifting and self improvement/maintenance.
An interest in MMA is what fueled a start in boxing. Being competitive with others and mostly myself allows me to show up and still continue the journey.
What inspires you? 2 main things: 1st the progress and results from discipline, showing up when you don’t want to and consistent push towards your goals. Trusting the process reaping the rewards.
2nd helping others or being presently supportive in their journey and watching the passion and desire grow and just being able to be part of that energy.
Favorite Healthy Food: Salmon
Favorite "Cheat" Food: Strawberry cheesecake
Certifications: USA Boxing Amateur boxer
How long have you lived in Alamosa? All my life - 29 years!
Favorite ways to stay active outside of the gym? Hiking, walking and running outdoors, and HIIT workouts outside
What is your favorite exercise and why? Squats because they are a true full body exercise.
What is your specialty (Fitness)? I specialize in weight loss, muscle building and HIIT style workouts.
How did you get started in fitness? With a personal trainer of my own with the goal of simply getting healthier.
What inspires you? The desire to help as many people as I possibly can.
Favorite healthy food? Ghost Oreo protein shake with strawberries and oats.
Favorite “cheat” food? Cinnamon Roll from Campus Cafe for sure!
Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer and currently working on my NASM Certified Nutrition Coach certification as well!
How long have you lived in Alamosa? I moved here in December 2015, so almost 5 years
Favorite ways to stay active outside of the gym? Anything outside! In the winter downhill and cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. In the summer boating, hiking, biking, and not running 😊.
What is your favorite exercise and why? I have two: kettlebell swings and I am not sure why, I just think they are fun and deadlifts because they make me feel strong.
What is your specialty (Fitness)? Crossfit style
How did you get started in fitness? A couple of coaches (including Mario Resendiz) where I used to workout encouraged me to get certified, including. I was an athlete in college and high school and have always been a gym rat.
What inspires you? People that don’t quit. No matter what – they may be recovering from injury or older and they still find a way to keep moving.
Favorite healthy food? Broccoli – I’m lazy and it’s easy to make in different ways.
Favorite “cheat” food? Red licorice
Certifications: Crossfit Level 1, CF Masters Trainer, CF Running, CF Scaling, and CF Programming
How long have you lived in Alamosa? 5 years
Favorite ways to stay active outside of the gym? Hiking/walking/tennis
What's your favorite exercise and why? Deadlifts because it’s fun to pick things up and put them back down
What's your specialty (fitness)? Powerlifting/bodybuilding/form
How did you get started in fitness? I signed up for a couple classes at the school’s gym and instantly became hooked. (Plus it helped with air capacity and strength to hold up a sousaphone in band)
What inspires you? Seeing everyone be awesome and achieving their goals!
Favorite Healthy Food: Quinoa burrito bowl, with tofu, black beans, salsa, and nonfat plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream
Favorite "Cheat" Food: Pizza
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