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San Antonio Personal Trainer
Our mission at Nu-U Fitness is for our personal trainers to plan, educate, motivate, and coach you to your fitness goals.
As San Antonio personal trainers within Nu-U Fitness, it is our responsibility to provide a comprehensive one-on-one educational fitness program that promotes a health and fitness lifestyle through realistic goal setting and education. Our San Antonio personal trainers will help you become a successful, independent exerciser by providing you in-depth information on the science behind the exercises, proper equipment usage, lifestyle management, and ultimately, how to design your own personal fitness program outside of our expertise.
Nu-U Fitness is one of the most reputable personal training facilities in San Antonio, Texas and is located near the Medical Center. If you are not near the Medical Center area but are still interested in personal training, please inquire about our Skype and in home programs.
Nu- U Fitness has been family owned and operated since 2007.
Weight Loss and Chronic Disease Programs
Weight loss programs, calorie counters, work out videos, diets, etc but which one is right for you? Our San Antonio, Tx personal trainers build weight loss programs that incorporate proper strength training, and cardiovascular training for safe and timely weight loss results. If you have a chronic disease — such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, or back or joint pain — exercise can have important health benefits.
Fit for Fertility
Your Fertility Fitness and Nutrition Program Headquarters. Worldwide exercise and nutrition for women that are trying to conceive but cannot due to PCOS and other diseases that cause infertility. We work with your doctors closely to monitor your progress throughout the time that you are training with us. We also provide fitness and nutrition programs during and after pregnancy. Contact us for more information about starting your fertility fitness journey today!
Nutrition guidance through scientific based principles for individuals’ whose goals are to lose weight, gain muscle, improve a chronic disease such as diabetes, or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition is plays a huge role in your health and wellness. Take control of your health by calling for a free consultation today!
Online Personal Training
Online Personal Training is for those that would prefer to work out at home or in another gym. We create online personal training and nutrition programs that individuals can follow and maintain on their own with weekly check ins. Online personal training is like having your own personal trainer 24/7. Start your online personal training today!
Meet the Team
Dr. Mario Sanchez Irabien: CSCS, NSCA, CPT
Contracted Sports Conditioning Specialist
Dr. Mario Sanchez is a physician with specialty training in exercise physiology and over 30 years’ experience in sports medicine and fitness. He completed his medical school and sports medicine fellowship in Mexico, Cuba, and Barcelona, Spain, holding a variety of medical and training responsibilities over the last several decades.
During his tenure in Europe, he was responsible for administering several soccer training programs including: Club Barcelona in Barcelona Spain, Club Ajax in Amsterdam and PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands, Club Fortuna in Dusseldorf, Germany and the Italian Soccer Federation, National Training Center in Coverciano, Italy.
He was a member of the medical staff for the New York City Marathon for three years. He has also been involved in various national investigative studies regarding health, nutrition and sports training.
Mario maintains the following national certifications along with numerous others from Mexico and Europe: National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, American College of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer, and Coaches Clinic at the University of South Alabama.
Using his knowledge of anatomy and physiology, Dr. Sanchez developed a special technique that involves the electrical stimulation of the neuromuscular system. He successfully increased the overall strength, power, hypertrophy and endurance of his Olympic and professional athletes by incorporating electrical stimulation into their pre-planned training regimen.
This methodology has been incorporated as part of his individualized client training program for use by the average non-professional athlete. It has been found to increase stamina and overall physical fitness including weight loss and maintenance, heart strength, glucose and triglyceride levels, resulting in preventing potential health risks.
Mario’s technique has also been especially tailored for individuals afflicted with a myriad of health problems such as victims of stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and victims of both non-traumatic (vascular malfunction) and traumatic spinal cord injury.
Dr. Sanchez also worked with MuscleLab Technology, which was designed by the prestigious Italian physician, Dr. Carmelo Bosco. This equipment is used by NASA, EAC (European Astronaut Center), the Russian Space Agency and several universities and research institutions to perform in-depth evaluation of muscles, such as muscle strength, dynamic power, muscle endurance, EMG, balance and more.
Dr. Sanchez is a presenter at various sports conferences, national and international, including the International Olympic Committee, universities and many community organizations. The topics of the conferences include health, exercise, training systems and social well-being.
As a competitive athlete himself, he understands the importance of correct physical training, appropriate nutrition and good health. He is a competitive swimmer and has completed over 50 triathlon events. Dr. Sanchez is a strong example to his clients, and offers the same level of dedication to anyone he works with.
Kelly Chivvis: Business Manager
Kelly completed her Bachelors degree in Kinesiology, with a concentration of Exercise Leadership and minored in Coaching at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. A lifelong athlete and 7 high school Varsity letter achiever, it was an easy choice for her future and passion. While in college, Kelly played for 2 years on the school’s Club Waterpolo team, coached basketball and softball at area public schools, coached a ten year old travel basketball team, ran a private softball pitching coach business, refereed high school basketball, and worked full time to support her degree.
Choosing to stay in the rural mountainous collegiate area post college with limited jobs in the field she loved, Kelly took on a successful sales career, winning multiple company awards for achievement as an outside sales representative. As with coaching, Kelly applied much of what she learned in school to solving problems for customers, devising game plans, and scouting the competition.
Kelly is no stranger to the everyday battles women with fertility rendering diseases face. Diagnosed as a teen with PCOS, battling pre cervical cancer cells in her mid twenties for several years, diagnosed with long term unfound Endometriosis in her upper twenties, as well as Celiac Disease soon after, empowering women with such detrimental diseases has become a passion for Kelly. After years of poor health, daily emotional and physical turmoil, and plain frustration with medicines not being the cut and dry answer, Kelly took matters into her own hands beginning in early summer 2013 putting her heart and soul into nutrition and becoming an elite athlete. In the best shape of her life and completing large scale running competitions, Kelly was able to conceive in late summer 2014! She continued to run multiple marathons, half marathons, and smaller races through pregnancy and delivered a beautiful healthy boy late April 2015. She attributes her son’s health to her hard work and commitment to herself and family before pregnancy, as well as during pregnancy, and plans to honor this commitment indefinitely.
Brittany Gandin: Personal Trainer Intern
Personal Trainer Intern
Brittany holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in English
from Texas A&M University (WHOOP)! She is currently obtaining her
prerequisites to get into a Doctor of Physical Therapy program and has
completed over 60 hours of shadowing in Acute Care, Outpatient, Polytrauma,
Geriatrics, and Spinal Therapy.
Brittany has spent the last 15 years with SeaWorld both in the Education
Department and Animal Training. For the last ten years she held the
position as the Manager of Education for the SeaWorld Camp in San Antonio
where she managed the resident camp, day camp, and sleepover programs for
more than 5,000 campers each year. Camp taught her that she loved working
with people and the importance of getting out into nature.
In 2012 Brittany sustained an injury while training for a half marathon and
after completing physical therapy she began training with Meagan at Nu-U
Fitness. Initially she signed up for three months, but quickly fell in
love with the experience. That experience training, along with her
physical therapy, made her realize her passion for helping others achieve
their goals and her desire to become certified as a personal trainer.
Brittany recently began shadowing at Nu-U Fitness and in the next few
months she plans on becoming certified as a Personal Trainer through ACE.
Brittany truly believes that healthy eating can be fun and exciting if you
find the right recipes and spends many hours searching for recipes to try
online! She recently got married in June of 2016 so when Brittany is not
working she enjoys spending time with her husband, training animals,
cycling, running, cooking, and working out.
Meagan Bailey: San Antonio, Personal Trainer
Meagan holds a Bachelors in Business Administration and Sports Management with a minor in Kinesiology. While still completing her studies, she was instrumental in creating and implementing programs such as the Fit Gram Progressive Program for the San Antonio Sports Foundation and Harlendale School District which target issues of childhood obesity. Meagan became an active member for the Youth Obesity Prevention Partners Council and a San Antonio Diabetes Committee member.
Meagan strongly believes that through faith, hard work, and a little science, anyone can achieve their ideal body. From this philosophy Nu-U Fitness was born. Her goal is to inspire and teach people how to set goals, achieve them, and maintain them. Meagan lives this philosophy and continues to be both example and supporter for her clients. “When you have someone who takes the time to understand your predicament and helps you re-teach yourself [proper nutrition and exercise],” she says, “it makes a world of difference.” She continues her community involvement with Project Measure Up, the Valero “Go Kids!‟ challenge and speaking or volunteering at various local fitness events.
Navi Kaur: Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Personal Trainer
Navi is an ACE certified personal trainer and a Zumba instructor. She is very passionate about enabling others to achieve their fitness goals. Her goal is to empower them to become healthy and make it a lifestyle change. She believes that exercise is essential but doing it right is indispensable.
One of her key objectives is to show the clients how to incorporate simple workouts in their busy schedule. She is also a cycling enthusiast and you have probably seen her riding across San Antonio on one of her 40 mile bike rides.
Gracie L. Bailey: Chief Controller
Gracie has a long history in HR Management for large multi-million dollar companies.
Her new role as Chief Controller will help Nu-U Fitness become more strategic in cash management.
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