Rancho La Puerta’s Guest Activities and Fitness Team

A diverse group of professionals make up the Rancho La Puerta Guest Activities and Fitness team.  Each instructor has over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry.  Though they are all versatile, they have specific areas of expertise.  Whether you are looking for a challenging work out or a reflective experience, you are sure to find it on our schedule of 50 plus classes each week!

Phyllis Pilgrim
Specialty: Yoga & Meditation
Mike Bee
Specialty: Strength & Dance
Marcos Landavazo
Specialty: Fitness Manager, Tennis Specialty
Manuel Velazquez
Specialty: Dance & Strength
Manuel Hernandez
Specialty: Fitness Operations Manager, Hiking Specialty
Jill Thiry
Specialty: Guest Activities
Jennifer De Marco
Specialty: Strength, Yoga & Running
Jennifer Brandt
Specialty: Art
Hazel Stricker
Specialty: Yoga & Hula Hoop
Denise Roa
Specialty: Executive Chef Rancho La Puerta & La Cocina Que Canta
Denise Dobrzenski
Specialty: Pilates
Connie Bennett
Specialty: Cardio & Strength
Coco Bennett
Specialty: Strength & Cardio
Cathleen Murakami
Specialty: Pilates and GYROTONIC®
Barry Shingle
Specialty: Director of Guest Relations and Programming
Alejandro Valencia
Specialty: Cardio and Strength
Paula David
Specialty: Pilates, Gyrotonics
Adam Gallo
Specialty: Yoga and Meditation
Stacey Filice
Specialty: Yoga and Meditation
DeRahn Johnson
Specialty: Strength, Dance and Corrective Exercise
Kym Hoy
Specialty: Fitness Specialist

Plan a balanced week: 
Upon your Saturday arrival try our ‘Navigator Class’ designed to help you customize your fitness week with  variety, balance, some new activities and fun!  For an added reflective approach take our ‘Set your intention, Tips for a magical week’ class.  Be sure to join the Ranch tour and orientation, especially if it is your first visit or it’s been a while. Our staff are on property and anxious to assist you in making it a memorable week..


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