Gene Cisneros as President
A highly respected fitness educator and consultant, Gene has over 30 years experience designing fitness programs for individuals, corporations, schools and clubs. His professional expertise and the incredible energy and enthusiasm he feels for his studio are major components of the Kinetic Fitness Studio's Commitment to Excellence.
'The establishment of the Kinetic Fitness Studio in 1982 was the culmination of my personal search for excellence and the realization of a lifelong dream... ' Gene Cisneros
Les Sparks as Trainer, Nutritionist
I've been involved in the fitness/wellness industry in one form or another since 1982 when I started my bodybuilding career. After successfully competing for several years, I obteined a dual bachelors degree from Colorado State University in 1991. One for Human Nutrition and Dietetics, and the other in Exercise Physiology.
I began my Personal Training career in 1984 and continued it through my college education.
I specialize in dietary and nutritional consulting from weight loss to bodybuilding to Optimal Health and Disease Prevention.
- Bachelors in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
- Bachelors in Exercise Physiology.
- A.C.S.M. American College of Sports Medicine.
- A.C.E. American Council on Exercise.
- A.D.A. American Dietetic Association.
- A.N.A. American Nutraceutical Association.
Rachel Van Natta as Spin Instructor
My passion for health & fitness, volunteering and helping others began at a young age influenced by my mother who was a fitness instructor, a running coach, and a Reflexologist. I have always been competitive by nature, exponentially boosted by having an identical twin sister. I recently moved to Denver to embrace the fitness community wholeheartedly. Originally from Houston TX, I spent the last 7 years in Los Angeles finishing up my post education at AADA (American Academy of Dramatic Arts) and a Reflexology Academy, while teaching Spinning and Gravity Pilates classes at the Hollywood YMCA in addition to growing my Reflexology business. As health & fitness are super important, I feel other key elements such as engaging spiritually, mentally and emotionally are required to succeed in all aspects of life. I believe that with strength, determination, focus, and lots of love & laughter we can accomplish anything that comes our way. Certifications:
-AADA American Academy of Dramatic Arts
-The American Academy of Reflexology
-Mad Dogg Spinning
- Gravity Pilates Instructor 8/2009-3/2014
Mark McIntosh as Spin Instructor
You might recognize Mark for his long-time television career as a Denver sportscaster and talk show host. But there’s another side to the Missouri native. His passion for fitness. Mark’s a big believer in a “Sweat a day keeps the doctor away.” The father of two leads full-body workout classes at Kinetics on Monday and Thursday mornings. The sweat-inducing workouts include time of the stationary bikes but also include core and upper-body exercises to give participants the full-body experience.
Greg Ashworth as Massage Therapist
DeAnne Minner as Newsletter Editor
DeAnne Minner has been a public relations/communications professional for more than 15 years. A former English teacher and technical writer, she has performed PR/communications work for multinational corporations such as Texaco and Siemens as well as locally based organizations such as PacifiCare of Colorado and the Denver Newspaper Agency.
A graduate of the University of Denver with degrees in English and business, DeAnne relishes the writing experience. She also is an accomplished desktop publisher and has produced a variety of publications for employers and as a consultant or volunteer for nonprofit organizations.
DeAnne met Kinetic Fitness Studio owner Gene Cisneros in 1976 while student teaching at East High School. She participated in his PE/aerobics classes there and has been a member of KFS, off and on, since its inception. She has periodically produced its member newsletter during this time, and she has the utmost respect for Gene's expertise and professionalism.