|Located at:||4200 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
At the Open Gym, we’re all about creating a comfortable, non-intimidating workout environment, and we understand that our personal trainers 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!
Bill's the kind of guy who believes water exists so that you can race in it, and that the only problem with ballet is that you can't tell who's winning. That said, the part of athletic endeavor that Bill cares about most, whether he's jumping off a boat near Alcatraz before dawn or running up Pike's Peak, isn't actually the score or the finishing time or the rank. It's the instant friendship that happens when shivering, over-excited, weary and exultant amateur athletes have all worked their hardest to get through it: to reach the shore, to touch the wall, to cross the line, to do whatever it was they set out to do.
Bill believes in the power of setting goals and working toward them through steady and intelligent training. The race - whatever it is, and however it turns out - is the reward. He hopes everyone will have this experience of accomplishment and have nice people to share it with; that's why he and Nora started The Open Gym.
Bill is married to Nora Kelly, who claims that what she said was, "Let's join a gym," not own a gym...oh, well. She loves being pushed hard by her personal trainer and by class instructors, believing that 'grueling' is great, as long as there are jokes.
She values highly the camaraderie that characterizes the Open Gym but also takes advantage of the ballet barre, yoga mats and stability balls for quieter, more contemplative sessions. She says that The Open Gym has the best members, trainers, teachers and staff anywhere, and that they make it a great place to be.
Bryan Hartsfield has been professionally training for over 15 years. His expertise lies in exercise physiology, which chiefly includes medical exercise therapy, sports rehab (post injury), preventive injury and cardiovascular conditioning.
Bryan strongly believes that there is more to working out than just sweating in the gym, and he strives to combine exercise with nutrition for better results.
With a loyal and sizable following, Steve has long since made his mark on personal training and has a reputation that extends back to what seems like forever. His "Basic Training" class, which is offered for FREE on Saturdays at 9am, is famous for the perfect combination of fun and sweat.
Kathleen trains athletes at all levels with the belief that a holistic approach to training will result not only in reaching the athletic goals, but also in developing a deep and lasting sense of accomplishment, confidence and joy in living. Kathleen lives for that moment when mind/body/spirit come together in the commitment to training, when, at that moment, anything is possible. Her goal is to share that experience with her clients.Kathleen trains individuals privately, in small groups and in classes. Kathleen’s clients include runners, tri-athletes, cyclists, rock climbers, hikers and many others ranging in age up to 70. She is a Gym Jones Level 2 Trainer and is a Certified Sports Nutritionist.
Sonya Hampel has been a nationally certified personal trainer since 2000 and has helped many clients achieve their health and fitness aspirations since then. As an experienced trainer, Sonya utilized a personalized fitness program to motivate and assist clients of all fitness levels to become stronger, healthier and leaner.
Sonya is also certified in Pilates, Nutrition, Turbo Kick, Spin and group fitness from various nationally recognized organizations. She is certified by ISSA as a specialist in Fitness Therapy and in Fitness Nutrition.
Adelaide loves working with all clients. Not only is she certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer, she also has a B.S. ins Sports Management (kinesiology minor) from the University of Strasbourg- France.
Adelaide's goal is to give her clients 100% of her 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.
Aurin started competing in track at age 8 and continued running competitively through his collegiate career at USC where he ran the 400 and 800 meters. After 15 years working in fashion across Europe and Asia and music in Los Angeles, Aurin has returned to his athletic roots and is happy to be back in a familiar environment. He wants to help you live a healthier life and meet your goals. He is a certified by A.C.E. and is pursing a second degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant. He draws upon his competitive athletic experience and continuing education to deliver simple yet effective ways of helping people of all ages and abilities achieve their fitness goals.