Manuel Velazquez, Group Fitness Instructor

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Manuel Velazquez

San Diego, CA USA 92104
(939) 645-2580

About Manuel Velazquez: Manuel Velazquez, Mind & Body Personal Trainer: Manuel is a veteran presenter and educator for major professional international fitness continuing education seminars and conventions. Formerly trained as a dancer and choreographer, today he upholds industry standards teaching both fitness teachers and consumers in land, aquatic, and mind-body programming. Awarded the “2011 ECA-NYC OBOW All-Around International Presenter of the Year” award, Manuel consistently travels teaching both programs of his own design, like “Fluid Fusion,” and as an integral part of programs like Hydro Fit and “Water In Motion.” His own Latin-based dance program, books, DVDs, and music, “Ay Carámba!” fuses his Puerto Rican descent and his extensive dance & group fitness background. Having originated the role of Group Fitness Lead Instructor of the Golden Door Spa in Puerto Rico with its Condè Nast Awarded first place in the world for spa programming, Manuel now works at Rancho La Puerta Resort and Spa, in México, awarded as “World Best Destination Spa 2010 and 2011” by Travel + Leisure readers’ poll. Manuel exudes versatility, teaching teachers in disciplines from mind-body disciplines of yoga, T’ai Chi, and Pilates, to studio cycling and aquatics. Forming part of the continuing education faculty of ACE, AFAA, SCW-EDU, and AEA. Manuel appears in many internationally-selling fitness DVDs (many through, and forms part of SCW and FG2000 Faculty. The latter is an internationally expansive company that includes charitable works, taking fitness programming to developing countries. Certifications: SCW-EDU, ACE, AFAA, AEA and ISAT. Specialties: Bilateral Latin dance, step, and mind & body fusion matwork experiences.

ACE Certifications: Group Fitness Instructor

Years Certified with ACE: 17 years

Programs & Rates: Private Personal Training Sessions: $100.00
Group Fitness Sessions: $75.00
Semi-private / Small Group Training: $40.00
Yoga Classes: $75.00

Years in the Industry: 16-20 years

Specialties: Group Fitness
Aquatic Fitness
Boot Camp
Core Training
Dance-based Programs
Functional Training
Group Strength
Indoor Cycling
Kickboxing and Boxing
Movement-based Training
Step/Traditional Aerobics
Pilates (Mat Training)
Pilates (Reformer and Other Equipment)
Tai Chi and Qigong
Personal and Small Group Training
Balance Training
Bodyweight Training
Core Training
Flexibility Training
Functional Training
Movement-based Training


Group Fitness Instructor Specific Information

Years of Experience: 16-20 years

Preferred Formats: Aquatics, Aerobics, Boot Camp, Studio Cycling, Pilates, Step, Yoga, Circuit, Kickboxing, Older Adult, Resistance, Other

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