Jessica Forquer, GGX Director

Education: Associates of Business Administration; Bachelors of Business Management (Spring 2016)

Certifications: BodyPump, BodyCombat, BodyJam, CxWorx, Silver Sneakers, MOI cycle

Fitness Mantra:

"If you can wake up every morning loving what you do, helping and inspiring others around you, then you know you're doing something right."

Story of What got you into fitness:

My initial reason why I jumped into fitness was that I was tired of feeling tired. I joined a local gym and started taking Les Mills classes. An amazing and talented instructor saw talent in me and encouraged me to take the training for BodyPump. 8 years later I am still passionate teaching Les Mills and have pursued competing professionally at the masters bikini level.

Cooper Thompson

Name: Cooper Thompson

Certs: Les Mills RPM, Les Mills CXWORX (in progress)

Education: Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering (in progress)

Fitness Mantra: "Working out should never get easier. You just get stronger"

Bio: Cooper Thompson is currently a student at the University of Texas-Pan American pursuing a bachelors of science in computer engineering and a minor in applied mathematics. Outside of his time in the classroom and his research assistantship, you can usually find him at the gym. Cooper is certified in Les Mills RPM, and is in the process of getting certified for Les Mills CXWORX. Cooper got into fitness through outdoor cycling, and then added indoor cycling (Les Mills RPM) to his exercise repertoire. Once a 270 pound couch potato, Cooper knows the transformation that fitness can bring about, and how great it can make you feel.

Alberto Garcia

Certificaciones: Zumba (R) Basic Zumba (R) kid's and jr. Zumba (R) Step Zumba (R) ProSkill instructor Resistencia (ligas) CPR. Coreografo

Fitness Mantra: bailar con pasion y sentiras el ritmo en tu corazon !

Story of what got you into fitness: Mi nombre es Alberto Garcia tengo 37 años., Desde niño estuve en escuelas de baile folckloricos en la casa de la cultura en Mexico, con ello me nacio la pasion por el baile. Estudie clases privadas en Monterrey NL, Mexico despues de algunos años forme un pequeno Studio de Dance Fitness llamado Zavotash Dance and fitness en Roma Texas ahy impartia clases de baile a niños de diferentes edades participando en competencia en American Dance Drill Team. Ya despues pense en formar parte la familia Zumba(R) Fitness ya son casi 6 años de ayudar a personas a sentirse Saludables y fisicamente muy bien.. El agradecimiento de la gente de averlas ayudado a llegar a su logros es el mejor pago q me pueden dar. Zumba love!!

Albert Capistran

Education: Associates of Business Management ; Bachelor of Technology Management in progress

Certifications: Les Mills BODYPUMP

Fitness Mantra: Do what makes you happy. Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy!

Story of What got you into fitness:

I remember when I was a child my parents did a good job of keeping me and my siblings active whether it was karate classes, swimming lessons, or little league baseball. Then when I got to high school I joined the tennis team and played all four years. That being said I’ve always enjoyed being active. I may never be the fittest guy at the gym, follow a very strict diet, or take a large amount of supplements but the feeling of accomplishing a great work out is the best feeling ever! I currently teach BODYPUMP and have been doing so for over a year now. One of my friends somehow convinced me to take the class. After a few classes I noticed myself getting fitter and really enjoying it! I became a regular “bodypumper”; showing up to every class! As an instructor it’s exciting to see others have the same passion for group fitness and accomplishing results as a Team!