ACE certified personal trainer

Sam Cortez lightening bolt

location-iconOutdoor & In-Home

About Sam

I've been certified for over 16 years, first through Interactive Fitness Trainers of America and now by the American Council on Exercise. I have trained contestants for Miss El Paso, high school/college athletes, and in-home training for a multitude of clients with a variety of different goals, from entering the military to removing themselves off of medications. I personally had been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome and was on eight medications multiple times a day to control the condition and the pain, I used exercise to help regain my strength and completely remove the need for all the medications I was on. I understand the importance of balance in every aspect of your life from your body inside and out, to how fitness is able to aid in mental clarity. I am very passionate about fitness and all the benefits associated with it and want to help as many people as possible hit all their desired goals.

My favorite client story

My favorite client story is each client I have trained that has reached their personal goals and have been able to move on without my services.

My favorite exercise

Box squats are by far my favorite exercise.

My favorite quote

"Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. You put water in a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle. You put water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend."
-Bruce Lee

My training philosophy

Learn and listen to your body it holds all the answers, using proven scientific methods to build you completely, not only physically but mentally as well. You need to be able to keep your mind open and understand when and how to adjust your training to make sure that you keep making progress. Everyone is an athlete and should train as one.

My training experience

I've trained clients from the ages of 3 up to 72, with a wide range of goals from becoming better gymnasts and ball players, to coming off of medication.

Areas of Expertise

  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Muscular Definition
  • Muscle Gain
  • Sports Performance Training

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

ACE Sports Conditioning Specialist, ACE Sports Performance Specialist, NASM PES


MS in Management

Who I Especially Like Working With


Medical Conditions Experience

Arthritis, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica

Training Areas Served

In-home or Outdoor Training

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