Our Team

At the Open Gym, we’re all about creating a comfortable, non-intimidating workout environment, and we understand that our personal trainers, instructors and staff are a big part of that.

That’s why we want to give you the chance to meet our team before you even step through our doors. Check out our bios below, then stop by and meet us in the flesh at no charge — all of our initial personal training sessions are FREE!

Bryan Hartsfield Photo

Bryan Hartsfield
Personal Trainer

I have been professionally training for over 15 years. I am extremely knowledgeable regarding exercise physiology, which includes, but is not limited to: medical exercise therapy, sports rehab (post injury), preventive injury and cardiovascular conditioning.

There is more to working out than just sweating in the gym. Having a well thought out plan combining exercise and nutrition is essential for achieving your goals. As your personal trainer, I will chart your progress, analyze and design a custom tailored exercise program to fit your needs; seeing what works for you and what doesn't. Nutrition is just as important, up to 80% of your success in the gym is attributed to nutrition. Combining exercise and nutrition together, I will help you to achieve your desired results.

I have successfully delivered significant results to a variety of client types from beginner level to sport enthusiasts. I encourage a healthy lifestyle and strive to help others reach their fitness goals.
Contact me at 505-514-4020 for a free initial consultation.

Steve Wenze Photo

Steve Wenze
Certified Personal Trainer

Steve has been training forever and has a loyal following. His Free "Basic Training" class is famous for the perfect combination of fun and sweat...At the same time. He is still working on his bio. Keep Watching this space.

Adelaide Mcmillan Photo

Adelaide Mcmillan
Personal Trainer

As a veteran of the health and fitness industry, I have worked in mega-gyms and small studios and while there are pros and cons with both, the one thing that remain a constant is my personal training clients'expectations whether it be general fitness, weight loss, corrective exercise or sport-specific goals. And as a cancer survivor myself, I certainly understand the trials and tribulations of getting -back- and staying in shape.

With that in mind I strive to deliver programs that hit the mark time after time because my clients' success in reaching their goals is what keeps me motivated day after day. I do not have a cookie-cutter approach to health and fitness and my goal is to give my clients 100% of my attention, 100% of the time while keeping in mind the 7 big components of functional fitness: Range Of Motion, Strength, Coordination, Joint Stability, Endurance, Proprioception and Balance.

Education:

B.S. ins Sports Management (kinesiology minor) from the University of
Strasbourg- France

American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer

American Fitness Professionals and Associates Certified Senior Fitness
Specialist ; Post-rehab Specialist; Sports-conditioning Specialist,
Weight-loss/nutrition specialist.

NESTA Water-Based certified Trainer;

LeaderFit Reformer and Spine Corrector Instructor;

YogaFit Level 1 instructor.

IFTA Cycling Instructor.

AAHFRP Medical Exercise Trainer (in progress)

General Interests include photography, hiking, wildlife conservation, swimming and American history.

Mike Larkin Photo

Mike Larkin
Personal Trainer

Mike enjoys the opportunity to help others of any age in obtaining whatever their fitness goals are, whether it’s strength development, preparation to play a sport, regaining fitness after an injury, and general overall health/fitness improvement, all done with a high level of enthusiasm, encouragement,and professionalism.

His experience extends from youth sports conditioning to senior adult exercise to enhance/improve activities for daily living. He personally played many organized sports including football, basketball (collegiate), volleyball, softball, baseball and recreational sports such as tennis and golf. He has trained himself and others over the years with extensive experience utilizing numerous exercise/weight-training equipment and aerobic exercise equipment.

Education:

* Master’s of Science, Microbiology

* Certified Fitness Trainer, ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)

* Certified Fitness Trainer, Specialist in Senior Fitness, ISSA

* Certified Instructor, Silver Sneakers Classic Exercise (Healthways Fit)

* Certified Instructor, Silver Sneakers CardioFit (Healthways Fit)

* Certified in CPR/AED, American Heart Association

Clarissa Tafoya Photo

Clarissa Tafoya
Personal Trainer/Customer Service

I have been apart of The Open Gym since 2014, I first started as a member, then as a front desk associate and I am now one of the Personal Trainers!

The benefits I have gained from being personally trained myself inspired me to become a personal trainer so I can help others on their fitness journey. My ISSA Personal Training Certification has given me the tools I need to help others reach their fitness goals.

I have also been a massage therapist for over 5 years, so I have great knowledge of the anatomy and how to properly take care of your muscles.

I am also certified by ISSA as a Sports Nutritionist. I can help you put together an individual meal plan that best suits you and your lifestyle!

Please grab one of my cards, or ask the staff to schedule an introductory personal training session!

Natalie Thomas Photo

Natalie Thomas
Instructor

Rachael Eberhardt Photo

Rachael Eberhardt

Samantha Rasinski