Meet the Xtreme Team


Owner • Personal Trainer • Meal Plan Consultant • Bootcamp & Cycling Instructor

Hi and welcome to Xtreme Core Fitness! I opened this gym three years ago hoping to inspire people to improve their lives through fitness. As the owner of the gym, I strive to maintain a positive, fun environment. As a personal trainer and meal plan consultant, I challenge people to reach their weight loss goals and feel better from the inside out. As a bootcamp and cycling instructor, I incorporate high intensity interval training and muscle confusion as the driving force in the design of all my workouts. As a mother, I strive to set a positive example. I have many, many people to thank for my successes along this journey, and I also thank my failures and those who have challenged me along the way as well. My true, ultimate goal is to be of service to my community. Welcome!



Hello! Welcome to XCF! I began working here three years ago as the childcare provider. I am now the front desk manager, and I love what I do. I am also a full-time student, pursuing a degree in Social Work. I plan on finishing my degree, and pursuing a Master's in Social Work, so that I can run TriFit, a non-profit organization that incorporates three modes of fitness and reaches high school students that are on the verge of dropping out. Since working at XCF, I have developed a love for fitness and often stay after my shift to workout. I also love helping others reach their fitness goals. Hope to see you here!


Cardio Sculpt Instructor

Hello! My name is Valerie. I am a mother of 4 beautiful daughters and your local girl scout leader. I began my fitness journey 3 years ago after giving birth to my last baby girl. I tried a firefighter agility class and I almost died trying to run a lap. So I decided to make a change and fell in love with Zumba and pretty much any group classes I could get my hands on. After a year at EP Fitness I felt I needed to step up my game a bit and found Xtreme core. Here, my true love for fitness was nourished, and I was encouraged to take it to the next level. I am now a H.A.R.D certified trainer. H.A.R.D standing for HIIT, anaerobic, resistance and dance!


Zumba Instructor

Hi! I am Fernanda Ruiz! I've been in the fitness community since 1998, with a ballet background at the age of 9. I've been certified in different fitness formats since 2009, such as Zumba B1, Zumba B2, Core and Glutes, Aqua Zumba, Toning, Strong by Zumba, Cardio Kickboxing, HARD, and Zumbini. I've also instructed in 3 different military bases nationwide and 3 bases overseas, participated and organized several fitness master classes in different states, including New Jersey, Vermont, New York, and Washington. I'm a mother of an 18 year old boy and married to my best friend. "The human body is the best picture of the human soul." --Ludwig Wittgenstein


Yoga Instructor

My first contact with yoga began in 2009 with a class of Les Mills called Body Balance, obtaining that same year the certification and began teaching classes in different gyms in CD Juarez More was until 2014 when i started my studies in "yoga yoghisma" school obtaining the certification in 2016. I have been teaching classes in El Paso since 2016. I have just finished the specialty of yoga for children. In addition to yoga, I love exercising. Such as running and martial arts.


Cardio Dance Instructor

Hello! My name is Minerva and I have been teaching cardio dance for about 5 years now. I love dancing! I want people in my class to enjoy themselves as much as I do... but dont be fooled we will work!! Come shake it with me !


Cycling Instructor

Hi my name is Norma. I am a dedicated wife and mother to five kids. I was born in El Paso, Texas. I have been an avid cycling fan for 9 years. I decided to challenge myself and become an instructor and I am happy to be part of the Xtreme Core Fitness family. I enjoy meeting new people and helping them achieve their personal fitness goals. My cycling class is meant to make you sweat and tone your core, all while keeping it fun and keeping you motivated. I continue to look for ways to provide you a better experience with each class. For me, fitness is not just about hitting the gym; it is also about inner happiness and an overall well-being. I look forward to seeing you at my class.


Cycling Instructor

"I started attending "Xtreme" gym two years ago. While I participated in several classes, cycling became my favorite ( more like my passion). Since then I've seen a drastic change in my health and my physical. Cycling is an exercise that I recommend to men and women; because I truly believe that it can change one's life. With that said, I invite everyone to come and try out a class or two, I assure you wont be disappointed!"?


CardioDance/Group Fitness Instructor

Hello! Welcome to XCF my gym for the last three years! As a mother, taking care of myself is one of my top priorities. After giving birth to my son I decided to look for a gym to unwind, get in shape and overall improve my health and mobility. I found XCF! the variety of classes was the reason I fell in love with this gym. XCF not only helped me reach my goals, it also made me realize my passion for fitness. In October 2018, I got certified as a group fitness instructor and began teaching cardio dance classes. I’m now part of XCF awesome team. As a cardio dance instructor my main focus is in utilizing proper form, building confidence and creating a positive and fun experience while getting fit. Welcome to becoming a better version of yourself!

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