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El Gancho offers fitness programs for all levels. From group fitness classes to personal training with our Certified Personal Trainers, the beginner to the elite athlete will achieve their goals with our professionally trained staff and wide variety of equipment.

Personal Trainers:
Barbara Duke, Director of Fitness: Barbara oversees the fitness department by ensuring that we offer the latest in classes directed by the most highly qualified instructors. Barbara herself is highly certified with certifications as a Certified Personal Trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Advanced Physical Fitness Specialist and Biomechanics of Strength Training and Conditioning from the Cooper Institute in Dallas, and Certified American Council on Education and Heart Zones. She began her fitness career as a dancer and original member of the Santa Fe Dance Company. She has performed at the Telluride Jazz Festival and toured in New Mexico on a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. Barbara also received a grant to promote fitness at the elementary school level.

Enita Pendleton: Enita has over twenty years of experience that includes bodybuilding, group fitness classes, indoor cycling and physical education, not to mention one-on-one personal training. Her credentials and knowledge of the fitness industry make her one of the premier fitness professionals in Santa Fe. Enita currently has certifications from the following organizations: National Academy of Sports Medicine, American Council of Exercise, American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, Aerobics and Fitness of America Association, Schwinn Fitness Academy, and Heart Zones Certification.

Joseph Garcia: Joseph is an NSCA certified personal trainer. He is a Santa Fe native that graduated from Santa Fe High School and has earned an Associates Degree in Exercise Science from the Santa Fe Community College. He is currently working towards a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science. He has been a personal trainer for many years now and have really enjoyed helping others to reach their fitness goals. Some of his hobbies are boxing, hiking, and road biking. His other passion is spending time with his family and watching his children grow.

Pam Herzenberg: Pamela Herzenberg is a Certified AFAA Master Trainer. She is versed in the weight room, cycle, kickboxing, step, aerobics, yoga, Pilates, aqua, stability ball, Bosu ball, prenatal/post partum, and senior citizen training. She has instructed at the ECA World Fitness Convention in New York, one of the biggest conferences of its kind, and continues to teach, train, and prepare, the future aerobic instructors and personal trainers here in New Mexico and around the country. Her students appreciate her depth of experience and knowledge, a reflection of her more than 20 years in the field.

Contact us regarding our programs or personal training appointments.



We will now have sign up sheets available at the front desk for attending orientation.

You must sign up no later than the day prior by 5:00 pm.



Wednesday, June 25th
@ 7:30 am
with Pam


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Sunday, June 15th
@ 11:15 am
with Enita


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Hours: 6:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. daily, except Tuesday.
Tuesday, open 2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

104 Old Las Vegas Hwy  Santa Fe, NM

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