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We have a team of 45 trainers that are ready and willing to work with you to become part of your team. With experts in rehabilitation, strength training, weight loss, nutrition, and sports conditioning; there is a certified trainer specialized in your needs at Defined Fitness. Read more about our training team here.

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Sandia Club Trainers

Christopher Chavez

Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer, ACSM: ACE Health Coach 

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Journalism & Mass Communication

Specialties: TRX Suspension Training, Circuit Training, Functional Fitness, Fat Loss, Swimming

Fun Fact About Christopher: Huge Manchester United Fan

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Laura Beck

Certifications: NASM CPT

Specialties: Strength, Weight Loss, Corrective Sports Specific

Fun Fact About Laura: “Almost 30 years of training myself in weight lifting.”

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Emilia “Emma” Martinez

Certifications: NASM-CPT, First Aid & CPR/AED Certified

Education: High school degree, BS Exercise Science

Specialties: Functional, Weight Loss, Seniors

Fun Fact About Emma: “Going for a Masters in occupational therapy and time spent working in a rehab setting.”


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Lisa Drake

Certifications: The American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified

Education: Associate’s degree in Exercise Science

Specialties: weight loss, functional exercise, beginning/intermediate weight lifting, TRX, HIIT/circuit training, small group training

Fun Fact About Lisa: “I love animals, and have four cats and one ferret, who incidentally thinks he’s a cat.”

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Derrick “Doc” Williams

Certifications: Personal Training American Sports and Fitness Association

Specialties: Powerlifting

Fun Fact About Doc: Has a collection of over 500 movies

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Eli Gibson

Certifications: ISSA Elite Trainer

Specialties: Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition, and Exercise Therapy, and Youth & Senior Fitness

Fun Fact About Eli: In his spare time, he enjoys making music, installing custom mobile electronic systems, and dog training.

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Anthony Moore

Certifications: National Personal Trainer Assoc.

Education: High School

Specialties: Building Muscle, Toning, Seniors

Fun Fact About Anthony: Very outgoing with people

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Angelica Gurule

Certifications: ASFA

Education: Currently working on a Double Bachelors in Criminology and Political Science

Specialties: Sports Specific Training & Children’s Exercise

Fun Fact About Angelica: Angelica served in the Marines.

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Elissa Carpenter

Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer & Group Fitness

Education: Certified Dietary Manager & Culinary Degree

Specialties: Weight Loss, Senior Fitness, Functional Fitness, Rehabilitation

Fun Fact About Elissa: Elissa studied classical vocal performance. She also loves life and helping others enjoy theirs.


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Evan Trujillo

Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Education: NASM Certified Personal Training Course

Specialties: Weight Loss, MMA Competition Preparation, Muscle Gain, & Cardio Conditioning

Fun Fact About Evan: Evan has been competing in Mixed Martial Arts for over 10 years.

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Joe O’Connell

Certifications: AFPA

Education: BS USMA @ West Point, MS EECS – UNM, MBA Webster University

Specialties: Senior Fitness

Fun Fact About Joe: Joe has run 12 marathons and been on 7 cruises in one year!

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Grace Hooker

Certifications: NASM

Education: Working on a College Degree

Specialties: Weight Loss, Powerlifting, Sport Specific Training, Corrective Exercise, Swimming Lessons, Body Building, Functional Training, Aqua Fitness, and Swimming Technique

Fun Fact About Grace: Aside from being a personal training, Grace is also a college rugby player.