May 7 - 13, 2018 


We are working to keep our members informed about the happenings at El Gancho in a timely manner. Each week we will send a brief overview of what you can look forward to at El Gancho.

Our new website features a page showing the weekly fitness schedule. You can follow the link above or find it anytime at


Treat Mom to a day at the Spa this Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 13th



Free Beginner Step Class
Tuesday, May 15th
at 4:45pm
with Pamela Herzenberg

"Train for the Century"

Specific El Gancho Cycling Classes during the month of April and May will cover topics preparing cyclists for the annual Santa Fe Century. Cyclists can accumulate miles to build endurance and cross train using other fitness classes to get fit.

WEEK 7 - May 7th
  • Endurance Training 
  • Combo - Hill Repeats (Standing/Seated) and speed intervals

Instructors who will be incorporating "Train for the Century" 

into their classes:

Work with Alvin Today!

Alvin Valdez

is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise and a Group Fitness Instructor. He also a State of New Mexico Level 1 Athletic Coach and holds a NSCAA Level 6 Soccer Diploma. Alvin graduated from the University of New Mexico Summa Cum Laude, where he received his Bachelors of Science with a focus on Cognitive Psychology. He combines his two areas of specialties to create a positive training environment that transforms the individual physically and mentally. He specializes in High Intensity Interval Training, Strength Training and Conditioning, Plyometrics, Functional Movement, and Corrective Exercise

My Philosophy:

"I believe that we all have the seeds of greatness inside of us and one of the main ways we can manifest it is through a proper fitness program with high standards of dedication, focus, maximal mental and physical effort, sacrifice, and commitment. A professionally coached fitness program will not only strengthen the mind, body, and soul, but it will also maximize potential, increase vitality, health and lead to a positive life style."

Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer

According to The American Council on Exercise these are the 
top 10 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer.

1. Motivation
2. Consistency 
3. Clarity 
4. Confidence
5. Avoid Injury
6. Individual Attention
7. Sport-specific Training
8. Training with Medical Conditions
9. Aging Gracefully
10. FUN

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Registration for our summer tennis camps is open today! 
Please stop by the front desk to sign up or call at 988-5000. 

  El Gancho Fitness Swim and Racquet Club | 505-988-5000 |