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Group Ex Fitness


Philosophy Statement:

While I have always been active, into sports and outdoor recreation, it wasn’t until 2016 that I wanted to make fitness my life. For many years I worked a sedentary job without much exercise and started to see at a young age the ill-effects of prolonged daily inactivity on my body. After quitting my job in March of 2015 I started studying fitness and yoga. I completed my yoga and personal training certification in the summer of 2016. The fall of 2016 I started working for a chiropractor helping his patients with post-rehab and range of motion exercises. A fitness routine of any kind should be paramount in anyone’s life. That’s why I decided to specialize in functional movement to help people move well, so that they can move often their entire lives.




Yoga Instructor

Loved and respected by her students for consistently guiding Yoga practice with attunement and compassion. A seasoned practitioner and teacher, Karina combines 13 years of advanced studies in Yoga Therapy, Psychology, Reiki and Chinese Medicine to deliver unique offerings in personal growth and holistic wellness.  Her classes live by the motto: “Come as you are, all of you is welcome here.”


Philosophy Statement:

I understand Yoga to be the integration of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realms, which brings about true healing. By being present to what is and allowing ourselves to unfold, we may live a more authentic life of compassion and harmony.


L.Ac., DACM, Dipl.OM, E-RYT500, CIAYT


Tennis Professional

“Enjoy your tennis. The more sweat you put into practice the less pain you will feel in play! If you have a problem – get instruction. Practice, Practice, Practice. Remember – half the people lose in a day – tomorrow is a new day. Happy Tennis!”

Bo is a tennis veteran with more than 30 years experience in all facets of teaching, club maintenance and management. He has taught throughout the US, Europe and Mexico. Bo has been at El Gancho since 2009. A master tennis mechanic, his philosophy is to combine his passion for tennis with a methodized learning environment of fun and fitness. Bo works with juniors and adults of all levels and creates a lifelong love for the game.


  • United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Certified Tennis Professional


Group Ex Fitness

“Embracing the rhythm of life, I believe in the transformative power of dance and fitness. With a passion for movement and a commitment to well-being, I strive to create an inclusive, joyful space where individuals of all levels can dance, sweat, and celebrate their unique journey to a healthier, happier self. The philosophy is simple: Move your body, nourish your spirit, and let the music guide you to a more vibrant, energized life.”

Introducing our energetic Zumba instructor, Savanna Leyba! Savanna  loves to bring a dynamic ZUMBA class! Join her for a lively class full of fun, with a full-body workout that combines the joy of dance with some extra spice!



I have been teaching Fitness Classes since 2009. I teach different formats from Zumba, Strength Training to Aqua fitness.

I became an instructor after I lost 50 lbs. I was in my 20’s and little did I know that after hiring a trainer and taking fitness classes that my life would change.  My goal is to help every member that crosses my path by motivating them and helping them to achieve their fitness goals.

My fitness philosophy:
I want my students to have a good time while they workout, I want them to feel good, happy and accomplished. Have fun and don’t be too hard on yourself while working out, give your maximum, love and enjoy it!


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Group Ex Fitness

Exercise is something that needs to be done throughout one’s lifetime. It’s not an end-result, but a journey. Therefore, I believe exercise should be enjoyable! It should feel good and make one smile. Do what makes you happy—whether it’s dancing to the beat of a drum, hiking in the woods, or power lifting heavy weights. One should do what one enjoys best, and that will keep one doing it throughout one’s lifetime.

Katy Whitcomb has been a Dr. of Oriental Medicine for 15 years in her home town of Santa Fe, NM. She is also the owner of We the People Community Acupuncture Clinic, and the mother of two wonderful children. She enjoys adventuring in the outdoors with her family, being involved with her community, and dancing to the beat of just about any drum.



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Cycle Instructor

“I create a training environment that not only motivates but also empowers individuals to continually challenge themselves in a fun and rewarding way.”

Dora Cde Baca is a native of Northern New Mexico and has been teaching indoor cycling since 2005. Dora always enjoys sharing a good workout with her class participants while motivating them to meet their fitness goals. Dora has completed countless road races, half marathons and marathons. Dora is an avid runner and cyclist and loves to compete in duathlons. Dora’s classes are structured and challenging with goals appropriate for both the beginner and elite athlete to help them achieve their personal health and fitness goals.


  • Madd Dog Athletics, Certified Spin Instructor
  • Schwinn Certified Cycling Instructor
  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer


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Cycle Instructor



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Group Ex Fitness

“I believes fitness should be enjoyable, accessible to everyone, effective and safe.”

Danny has taught dance and fitness in California and New Mexico for 30 years. She attended UC Berkeley in Dance and has been an ACE-certified fitness instructor since 1990. She works to create a fun, energetic workout routine that will not cause injuries, and can accommodate all levels of fitness and physical limitations.


  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Group Fitness Instructor
  • Zumba


Group Fitness Instructor



“I take great joy in helping people to unlock and achieve their true potential in a safe and supportive environment. With years of experience under my belt, I believe in incorporating a mix of cardio, strength and conditioning, and flexibility training into my client’s fitness plans to create truly individualized routines that address their unique needs.”