Barbara El Gancho Personal Trainer Headshot



Personal Trainer
Fitness Instructor

“I feel that years of training and a “large tool-box” have given me a keen eye to see postural deviation patterns and teach alignment with exercise.  I can’t help but share training tips in the group classes that I love to teach.”

Barbara has been a key part of the fitness evolution at El Gancho. She began her fitness career as a dancer and was an 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.


  • National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer, #124145
  • Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas, Texas: “Advanced Physical Fitness Specialist Course” a Second-Tier Certification as a Personal Trainer
  • Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research: “Biomechanics of Strength Training Specialty Certification”
  • American Council on Exercise Group Fitness Instructor, #F16347
  • Heart Zones Blue Shirt Master Personal Trainer
  • Schwinn® Cycling
  • TRX Suspension Training
  • American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED