WASH PARK PERSONAL TRAINING TEAM
Personal Trainers at Denver Gym & Fitness are carefully selected for their wide range of health & wellness expertise, including personal training, sports training, functional fitness, performance nutrition and more. Personal Training is offered in both private and semi private settings.
Justin has been with DG&F since 2014. He has a passion for the fitness industry and meeting new people. He loves competing in competitions that challenge him, so Triathlons and Mud Runs are a huge part of what pushes him to always train hard. Justin also really likes to camp and hike in the summers with friends. If he is not at the gym, he is at school working towards his Bachelors in Dietetics & Nutrition. Certification: Justin is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Steve has been part of the DG&F team since 2011. He is originally from Panama, but moved to Colorado over 30 years ago! Steve has a passion for fitness and has been training clients all over the Denver Area for the past 15 years. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise and Sport Science from Colorado State University. In his free time he enjoys snowboarding, running, and working on his Old Victorian car. Steve specializes in chronic conditions, weight loss, and post rehabilitation. Certifications: Steve is a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Steve joined DG&F in 2016. He graduated from Regis University with a B.S. in Psychology. While attending Regis, Steve played for their Division II Varsity Men’s Rugby team and was voted team captain. Steve continued to play rugby for the Glendale Raptors Rugby Football Club after he graduated. As a team captain, he felt obligated to continue his leadership into personal training where he could teach others the benefits of health. He truly loves fitness and has always enjoyed working with others, which is why he decided to become a personal trainer. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, especially BBQ and outdoor activities, such as hiking and skiing. Certifications: Steve is a certified personal trainer through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and a certified TC24 Group Training Instructor.
Sarah is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and has been with Denver Gym and Fitness since 2015. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics in 2013. She has a passion for coaching clients towards healthier physical, emotional, and mental lifestyles by balancing workout routines and nutritional choices in ways that can be maintained for life. She believes that living well should be about what you CAN do instead of what you CAN’T.
Kelsey recently moved to Colorado from Georgia, where she was a head trainer at a fitness facility, and joined the Denver Gym and Fitness team in October 2017. She graduated from Mary Baldwin University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts and has been an NFPT Certified Personal Trainer for over three years. She enjoys all aspects of training, especially the variety of clients and different training styles! Kelsey’s love for fitness stems from her days as a swimmer when she competed in the Junior Olympics and was on Virginia's state swim team. Outside of the gym, she enjoys running, training for half marathons and triathlons, hiking, and snowboarding. In her free time, she loves to paint and spend time with her husband, family, and friends.
Gina Portolese moved to Colorado from Indiana in 2015 to work in the fitness industry and to be able to enjoy the mountains. She has been a group instructor since 2013 and has taught numerous formats of group training from cycle and HIIT, to heavy weight lifting. In 2015 she received her NASM CPT certification and began personally training clients in the Denver area. It is her ambition to make sure clients are reaching their goals safely and effectively while also making training experiences fresh and exciting! In her spare time, Gina focuses on her graduate work, hiking, and reading. Certifications: AFFA Group Training, NASM Personal Training, and Schwinn Cycle Certification.