Co-Owner & Trainer
Ryan Parzick is the Co-Owner of Fuerte Fitness and the day-to-day operator of the business. Ryan is a life-long athlete, a 4-year varsity college football player, and a dad to two sporty kids. Ryan is passionate about overall wellness, including the benefits of a nutritious diet and well-rounded exercise routine. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He holds a Civil Engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ryan's zeal for a healthy lifestyle prompted he and his wife to start Fuerte Fitness in order to help others on their journey to wellness.
Romy Parzick is the Founder & Co-Owner of Fuerte Fitness. As a life-long athlete and 4-year collegiate soccer player, one of her primary passions is community-building through sports and group fitness. She is a high-energy instructor who loves to support people of all fitness levels. She is certified in Barre, Piloxing Barre, and Zumba. She works full-time in downtown Austin as a financial services executive, where in 2017 she was named a finalist by Austin's Under Forty in the Financial and Insurance Services group.
Amanda was introduced to the gym world from a place of little to no athleticism but took to the challenge of being in a new and uncomfortable space. She is Type 1 Diabetic and quickly recognized the benefits it has on controlling her blood sugar. In addition to that, she learned of the many other benefits being in the gym has: including better proprioception, better understanding of basic movements, stress reduction, improved sleep, improved happiness, improved self-confidence and improved overall sense of health and well-being.
After realizing her newfound love for health and wellness, she received her private training certification with NASM as well as Exercise Nutrition Coach from Precision Nutrition. Her style is ever evolving but her focus first and foremost is always foundational and functional movement. She loves to teach what it feels like to have self-awareness in all areas of life. Her passion is viewing health holistically. She believes that movement/exercise, diet, rest/recovery, and happiness are all equally important in achieving our goals.
Anthony is a NASM certified personal trainer, as well as a local musician. Though an Art Institute of California alumni, fitness has actually played a more positive role in his life for the majority of his days.
Anthony is originally from Monroe, LA, but ran his first steps in a pair of football cleats in Dallas, TX after his parents moved him there. Since then, he has remained involved in some sort of sport or fitness related activity. In addition to football, Anthony has been a basketball player, run track, and been a consistent martial arts practitioner. Focusing mostly on weight lifting and the sweet science, Anthony also trains bar calisthenics when he can. Is there anything he doesn’t do?
Anthony is passionate about creating a warm and welcoming environment for everyone. His primary goal is to make people as comfortable in their own skin as possible and has found fitness to be a wonderful tool for achieving that.
Carrie holds a degree in exercise science/ sports management with a minor in business from the University of Kansas. She is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer with 12 plus years of coaching, managing, and consulting for gyms and studios. She approaches every workout with the goal of her clients achieving life-long fitness and reaching goals that can be maintained for the rest of their lives. Her specialties include bootcamps, cardio agility, aqua, and functional fitness classes.
On a personal note, Carrie grew up in New Jersey playing soccer, running track, and competing in gymnastics. At the University of Kansas she was Coach/Vice President and Captain of her college club soccer team. She makes an active choice to make workouts part of her daily routine to ensure she can do everyday activities like hiking and biking with friends and family. Her goal is to stay healthy for herself and her loved ones.
Chandra was first introduced to yoga as a teenager. Since then her love for yoga has continued to grow and she is inspired to witness others deepen their love for the practice. Yoga is known to be powerfully transformative for the mind and the body. For her it also created a greater sense of joy and compassion in daily life.
Her class is a balance between vinyasa-based slow flow and yin poses with a focus on breath work. All levels are welcome.
Chandra completed her first 200-hour teacher training through Yoga Yoga and completed both 200-hour and 300-hour teacher trainings through Del Sol Yoga.
Danielle is a Mind Body Transformation Coach with a deep passion for motivating others in their wellness journey. She is an Indiana native who has spent the past several years traveling & speaking on the importance of Self Care to audiences across the country. In 2014 she received her WBFF Pro Fitness Model card with the intention of healing a long-time negative relationship with her body. Seeing the need to start taking care of the WHOLE self, Danielle pursued her path of becoming a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor & Meditation teacher. Danielle’s favorite things to do are nature adventures, dance parties with friends, and traveling to new places.
She is excited to share her love for transformation. Danielle's classes invite clients to push their body to new limits with a combination of dynamic movements, cardio, lengthening of the muscles and strength training.
Motivation has always been a part of Dave's life, teaching core classes for 5 years to professional athletes will bring about that energy. He loves the intensity of a challenging task whether it's running Town Lake barefoot or slacklining hundreds of feet up in the air. You will always see David living it up and pushing others in a positive direction.
Dave teaches and has a background in Circus Arts, Flow Arts, Aerials, Acrobatics, Highlining, Rock Climbing, Circuit Training, Running, and Lifting. Oh, should we mention he can spit fire? Ask him about it!
Piloxing & Zumba Instructor
Born and raised in Mexico, Dely has been committed to a healthy lifestyle and exercise for as long as she can remember. Her passion for exercise started at a young age when her dance instructor asked her to teach the class. Her calling, as she describes it, is to “help students achieve their personal health and fitness goals."
Since moving to Austin in 2005, Dely has participated in all forms of fitness and training programs. She realized not all programs are created equal. Depending on one's overall wellness goals, some programs are more beneficial than others. She fell in love with Piloxing because the exercise format blends boxing, Pilates, and dance into a 45 minute to one-hour format to create a strong and lean body that is well balanced and coordinated. Dely is one of Austin’s few Elite Star instructors for Piloxing. She is also a certified instructor for Piloxing Knockout, Piloxing Barre, and Strong by Zumba.
Emily has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years. She discovered Forrest Yoga in 2012, and was drawn to the healing aspects of the practice, as well as the emphasis on staying in the present moment and feeling into the body. Through teaching yoga, Emily hopes to inspire her students to have a transformative experience both on and off the mat.
Appropriate for all levels, Emily’s classes stress a connection to the body, and focus on breath work, strength, and stability. Expect a balance of intensity infused with moments of light-heartedness and fun.
Emily is a certified 200-hour RYT through the Austin School of Yoga, and has completed the Advanced Forrest Yoga Teacher Training.