“I CAN GUARANTEE YOU WILL LEAVE FEELING FITTER, MORE MOTIVATED, AND INFORMED”
Hi, and welcome to the Elite Spartans community. As you take some time to look over our website and get a taste for who we are and what we represent, I would like to introduce myself to you. I am Alex Zuniga, and I founded Elite Spartans in 2012 with one grand vision in mind: to help as many people in my community as possible get healthier, become stronger, and discover what they are possible of with guidance, motivation, and fitness education.
My vision was inspired through a series of events I’ve experienced and has led me to this path. I have had a life-long commitment to a lifestyle of fitness beginning when I was six years old, playing soccer in Mexico City. From this time on, fitness became an integral part of my development as an individual and proponent of the fitness industry. At 13, I began an unforgettable life-altering experience as a cadet in one of the best military schools in Mexico City, spending the next three years training for military combat, self-defense, semi-professional boxing, and most importantly learning the value of self-discipline. This appreciation of discipline continued to be a motivating for me as I attended law school in Mexico City before moving to the United States for further educational opportunities.
As an international student, I first attended San Jose City College, earning an Associate of Arts-AA with a minor in Communications. During my time at SJCC, I was in a car accident that changed the entire direction of my life. A drunk driver struck the car I was in, and I was in a wheel chair for an extended period of time before I was able to recover without surgery. It was during this time that I fell in love with the healing aspect of fitness. To read more about my accident and recovery, read my story.
After recovering from my injuries through a lot of determination and physical therapy, I had healed well enough to return to athletics and I competed in track and field for SJCC. Following graduation from SJCC, I continued on to San Jose State University and majored in International Business. During this time, I competed for SJSU in track and field in the 100m and 400m events, and was able to balance full-time school with a full-time job in one of the most recognized corporations (at that time) in the United States, Bally Total Fitness. My love and passion for the fitness industry led me to become one of the most successful managers in the fitness industry, which is reflected in the multiple awards and honorable recognitions I received.
The success and experience that I found in the corporate fitness world was invaluable, and once I reached my goal of becoming an elite manager and trainer in the industry, I decided to take this knowledge and experience and begin my own personal training business. In 2012, I branched out and began a ground-up operation. Since then, I have had the fortune to continue growing my business through hard work and determination, as more and more clients find great results and success with my professionalism, knowledge, experience, enthusiasm, passion and ability for working with individuals and groups of all ages and capabilities. I encourage all individuals who are interested in starting their fitness journey to give us a try and see what we have to offer you. I can guarantee you will leave feeling fitter, more motivated, and informed. I look forward to meeting you!
- N.A.S.M. – National Academy of Sports Medicine
- C.P.T. – Certified Personal Trainer
- KFIT – USA Master Trainer
- CKT1 – Certified Kettlebell Trainer Level 1
- CKT2 – Certified Kettlebell Trainer Level 2
- KFIT USA Certified Master Trainer
- N.F.P.T. – National Federation of Professional Trainers
- C.P.R. – (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
- SJCC – A.A. in Communications
- SJSU -B.A. International Business