Rae LibertoSpecialty: Ranch Nurse
Jen is passionate about helping people find joy and freedom in movement. She teaches both rehabilitative and fitness-focused sessions that balance a keen sense of observation and intuition with a solid grounding in anatomy and biomechanics. Her approach empowers the student to be an active participant in growing stronger and more informed about their potential for movement and healing. She helps students institute small positive changes that have exponentially larger effects on their quality of life beyond the studio—unwinding old movement patterns and laying the foundation for new, healthier pathways to move through life.
Jen has worked with clients of all ages and abilities from those brand new to fitness to seasoned athletes. She also has extensive experience with post-injury and surgery rehab, scoliosis and neurological conditions. She completed her mat training under Kelly Kane at the Kane School of Core Integration and continued her full apparatus training with Ellie Herman. Jen holds full certification in GYROTONIC® levels 1 and 2, Jumping Stretching Board, Leg Extension Unit, and Gyrotonic Applications for Scoliosis. She is also a Certified Pre-Trainer in the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® modalities.
Outside of the studio Jen runs as both a physical and spiritual practice, highly influenced by Chi Running techniques. She is also a modern, tap and hustle dance enthusiast and a drama teaching artist with a Master of Arts in Applied Theatre from the City University of New York.
Adam began his fitness career teaching Martial Arts and group fitness to adults at just 13 years of age. Under the strict tutelage of his teacher, Jose Calasanz Martinez, Adam graduated to private personal training two years later. Since then, Adam has been a disciplined practitioner and teacher of various modalities, ranging from meditation techniques, bouldering, gymnastics, barre, functional mobility, myofascial release techniques, fascial strength training, circuit training/ HIIT and most recently Evolutionary Yoga, under the watchful eye of it’s creators; his West-coast parents and former Ranch Full-timers (now special guests), Paul Gould and Jenni Fox.
Adam is honored to join the esteemed roster of talented polymath practitioners at Rancho La Puerta.
In his spare time, Adam takes great pleasure in reading & writing, podcasting, quiet meditation and of course, expanding his base of knowledge and abilities to better serve your needs at The Ranch.
Stacey teaches Yoga and a variety of classes here at the Ranch and in San Diego. She is passionate about helping people to get well – mind, body and spirit. In her mid-twenties she went on her own weight loss journey and found her passion in health and wellness. Based on her own experience of the many benefits of exercise and mind-body practices, she incorporates body awareness, body acceptance and mindfulness into all her classes. She believes that fitness should not be limited to the already fit, but should be something that everyone feels comfortable and safe to explore. Her greatest hope for her students is that they leave her classes feeling calm, connected, inspired and empowered (and with a smile on their face!).
When Stacey is not at the Ranch, she is in San Diego teaching Yoga, spending time with her dog, taking in some sun at the beach, or hiking with friends.
DeRahn Johnson has been an active member of the professional fitness community for over 15 years. A former resident of New York. His area of expertise is corrective exercise and strength training. He enjoys helping individuals of all ages and fitness levels reach their desired health goals. His hobbies and interest are widely varied, and include: beach volleyball, guitar, reading, and cycling.
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Rancho La Puerta’s Running Concierge, Martin Ruiz, empowers runners of all levels to achieve their goals. His smart training approach encourages runners to balance their Ranch experience with the Running Program. Martin Ruiz has won several competitive races, include two first place medals in U.S. 3K Spartan Races, and first place in the 5K Rosarito Beach Viking Race. He has been with Rancho La Puerta for 12 years.
Margie has been instructing at the Ranch since 1993 as a rotating “all-around” Ranch Instructor. Her classes include Hydro-Fit and Aquatics Specialist, but she also teaches Pilates, Yoga, Hiking, and more! Her happiest moment at the Ranch is watching the sunrise from Mt. Kuchumaa in the winter, when the light is gorgeous. She was awarded the Global Aquatic Fitness Instructor of the Year 2006 (from the Aquatic Exercise Association).
Roberto Perretta has been drumming for over 25 years. He has played with well-known musicians and bands from San Diego and Los Angeles. While living in Los Angeles Robert studied drums and percussion, and also worked in live television as a backing musician for many Latin artists.
Roberto has performed and worked with bands and artist such as Innis, Cabas, Afrojazziacs, B-side Players, Jerry Rivera, Maiz, Kumara, Voz de Mando, and many more. He is has been with The Ranch’s very own Rancho la Puerta fiesta band for over 10 years.