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.
Adrien was born and raised in the south of France. After spending the entirety of his first 20 years of life in France, he decided to save his money, and use it to travel the world. It was his passion to learn/see different cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles. At the beginning of his early twenties, he gradually became fascinated in health and fitness. Very quickly, he realized that he wanted to pursue a life helping others take control of their health
After travelling through parts of Europe and Asia, he decided to settle in Australia. There, he enrolled in a personal training course at Endeaver (F.I.A. Fitnation) College of Natural Health in Sydney. After he earned his certificate in fitness and group training, Adrien and his wife then decided to journey back to her home state of Texas. Here, Adrien studied and received his NASM certificate in personal training and fitness.
His training style is based off of using body weight, with the occasional heavy lifting. His goal with these types of workouts is to allow room for creativity, flexibility, & less injuries that will maintain a lean and healthy physique. While leading these functional exercises, his focus is on balance, a strong core, and correct posture. Sounds like a Fuerte match!
Ann Marie is a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and a Cooper Institute-Certified Personal Trainer and Cooper Trained in Boot Camp and Circuits Leadership. She is also certified in TRX Suspension Training, Dynamax, and Trigger Point Performance Therapy. Her love of yoga led her to become a Certified Yoga Teacher through Black Swan's 200 hour RYT training. An accomplished marathon runner (completed the Boston Marathon and many others), Ann Marie believes that through cross training, consistency, proper guidance, and an open heart and mind, you can achieve your fitness goals! She is passionate about empowering her clients with the right tools so they can reap the benefits of a happy, healthy and active lifestyle. She and her weimaraner, Brody, can be found running around and enjoying Austin's beautiful outdoors.
Brittany is a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise (ACE), Peer Recovery Coach, and Motivational Speaker. She is originally from Philadelphia, PA but has been in Austin since 2015.
Brittany's background includes Power Lifting, Olympic Lifting, Agility & Sprint training, and a lifetime basketball career that included playing for University of the Sciences of Philadelphia.
Brittany uses her past experiences to show clients what it means to overcome struggles through persistence and never giving up on oneself. Additionally, she has a soft spot for kids and is running our Fuerte Fit Kids' program, where she uses her expertise to teach children the importance of quickness, agility, and overall fitness.
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.
Chelsea is a movement lover! After spending 15 years as a dancer, she turned toward yoga to heal her body and mind. Yoga and meditation opened worlds of insight and peace, inspiring her to teach what she has learned. Chelsea received her 200 hr. certification from Loom Yoga Studio in Bushwick, NY and is currently attending Practice Yoga Austin's advanced yoga training. Her classes are Vinyasa based, intelligent, creative and beginner friendly. She seeks to inspire practitioners to use curiosity and kindness towards themselves to open and deepen in their yoga practice.
Carmen holds certificates from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Personal Trainer and as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. She also is certified by the Yoga Alliance 200 hours RYT and is working on her 500 hours. Additionally, she is a Naturally Fit Bikini Pro and Nationally Qualified with the NPC.
Carmen wasn't always into fitness, though. It wasn't until her late 20's that she decided to join a bootcamp and make a change. She wanted to look and feel strong while also and feeling good in her clothes and in her own skin. The first bootcamp she joined was attended by women older than her. She thought to herself "oh....I got this! I'm younger. How hard can this really be?!" 5 minutes into it, she was dying ... sitting in the corner gasping for air. As she sat there trying to catch her breath, she noticed the group of women who were supporting and helping each other with positive encouragement, motivation, and accountability. Carmen decided to get up and finish. Soon after, she was part of this group ... doing 5k's, half marathons, and working out regularly. These women inspired her to become a trainer!
Her mission is to help others become the best version of themselves by improving their quality of movement, work capacity, and overall health through Fitness, Yoga, and Nutrition that is coach led and community driven.
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.
Fedora believes in the power of yoga to help us feel better in our bodies and minds. She holds dual master degrees in Public Policy and Social Work and currently works on expanding mental health services for underserved individuals across the state. Initially drawn to yoga for its physical benefits, her research on the benefits of yoga for emotional and physical healing and own desire to deepen her practice led Fedora to take the leap to attend the Forrest Yoga Teacher Training. She continues to study Forrest Yoga with Ana Forrest and Yin Yoga with Heather Tiddens. She is excited to share all she has learned with you!
Stacie's passion is developing "whole-hearted fitness" in herself and her clients. She defines whole-hearted fitness as a lifestyle that is balanced, sustainable, self-compassionate, and cultivates freedom through a healthy body, healthy mind, and healthy spirit.
Stacie says that seeking whole-hearted fitness has been a long and winding road for her (one she is still on) that is marked by both successes and failures. She hopped on the diet and exercise roller-coaster as a kid trying to fit into the "right" body type, and was full-throttle enthusiast for the low-fat, high-cardio craze of the 80's and 90's. By the time she finished college, she was burnt out, overweight, and sick. With 50-plus pounds to lose, she decided to forget the trends, put down the Snackwells, and really learn the science of fitness and nutrition.
For the past 15 years, Stacie has done just that - devoting herself to learning a little bit more and doing a little bit better every day. She learned to value progress over perfection as she worked toward her goal of increased health and freedom. And now, she absolutely loves sharing all she has learned with her clients so they can also enjoy that freedom as well!
Stacie is a Certified Personal Trainer, a Pilates Method Instructor, Nutrition Coach, and a Group Fitness Instructor (ACE, PMA, PN). In addition to teaching and training, she loves hanging out in her backyard with her husband and three children in East Austin.