New gym brings personalized fitness to Downtown

New gym brings personalized fitness to Downtown

From left, Emily Flores, operations supervisor at Natural Fitness ABQ, and her husband, Gabriel Flores, proprietor of Natural Fitness ABQ. They are pictured with their 10-month previous daughter, Karine. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

Gabriel Flores is a lifelong instructor.

Before getting his private coach certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine final 12 months, he taught highschool science and coached soccer.

“I at all times cherished the teaching side greater than something,” Flores stated.

But Flores felt that huge industrial gyms, together with the one the place he labored as a private coach, weren’t serving his purchasers. So he determined to open his personal studio, Natural Fitness ABQ, final month.

“All my purchasers, they had been echoing the identical theme,” Flores stated. “They had been saying, ‘I don’t really feel snug on this huge environment.’”

Natural Fitness ABQ is contained in a single room at 1 Central NW, and is appointment-only. Members, Flores stated, don’t must combat to make use of gear throughout busy instances. At every session, purchasers can count on to be in a bunch of 1 to 4 folks.

“It’s not such a giant group that they will get misplaced within the crowd,” stated Trina McKee, a private coach at Natural Fitness ABQ and former consumer of Flores.

The routines are all customized to every purchasers’ physique and objectives. There are 5 private trainers on the gymnasium, together with Flores. Each coach has a particular self-discipline; for instance, coach Anita Mueller has a yoga instructor certification and infuses yoga all through her routines. All of the trainers are licensed in varied areas.

“We actually attempt to make our purchasers really feel particular,” Flores stated. “… When they arrive in, we are saying: ‘Hey. This is your studio.’”

Currently, the gymnasium has below 10 purchasers.

Gabriel Flores, private coach and proprietor of Natural Fitness ABQ, demonstrates the rope on the Downtown gymnasium. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

The studio additionally works with a chiropractor and affords specialised routines for folks going by means of bodily remedy. McKee stated that many consumers must cease going to bodily remedy appointments when their insurance coverage stops masking it. That’s the place Natural Fitness ABQ steps in, McKee stated — offering each gear and accountability for folks in restoration.

Each new member goes by means of a session course of. First, they’ve their our bodies scanned by an InBody machine — a digital scale on steroids. The InBody machine analyzes physique composition, scanning for muscle mass, fats and water content material. It may establish particular areas of the physique that might use additional consideration.

McKee educated with Flores at his final gymnasium, earlier than she joined the workforce at Natural Fitness ABQ. She particularly signed up for that gymnasium to make use of their InBody machine.

“You know, throughout like a six-week interval, you may solely lose two kilos general,” McKee stated. “But InBody can inform us you gained eight kilos of lean muscle mass and misplaced 10 kilos of fats, which is a large distinction in your physique and your well being.”

Every month following their preliminary evaluation, members can use the InBody machine to trace their progress. The machine additionally tracks metabolic price, which helps information Natural Fitness ABQ’s separate diet program.

After the physique scan, trainers assess potential purchasers’ posture, squats, and shoulder and ankle mobility. By consumer posture and actions, the trainers can establish muscle teams that have to be strengthened. Someone with a hunched again, for instance, may want to coach their decrease again extra, Flores stated.

“I’m a instructor by nature,” Flores stated. “And so I actually delight myself personally on having the ability to break down all the small print of how your physique ought to transfer right into a squat. It’s not only a squat; it’s what muscle groups you have to be feeling, the dynamics behind the motion, and giving folks the knowledge to be specialists in their very own physique.”

The coaching prices $110 per week for 2 weekly classes and $165 per week for 3 weekly classes.

The diet program prices $260 for weekly conferences, $130 for conferences each different week and $65 for month-to-month conferences.

Learn extra at

Recommended For You

About the Author: Adrian

Leave a Reply