HEALTH FIRST STUDIO TEAM
Health First Studio is not your traditional Marbella health club or training program. All classes are highly specialized and personalized no matter how small or large the group. Whether your aim is to lose 10 kilos or climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Health First Studio can get you where you want to be.
EMANUEL «MANU» POGGIO – Founder Health First Studio
A native Argentinian, Manu studied physical fitness at the University of La Plata in Argentina and received his diploma in physical education in 2003 (Profesor Universitario en Educacion Fisica, UNLP). He is licensed in high-performance sport (UNLZ) and as a sports coach (FORUM).
ALEJANDRA GASSOL ASHLEY-DANE – Sports and Structural Physiotherapist, Structural Osteopath
Alejandra is a certified physiotherapist and an expert in lymphatic drainage and sports physiotherapy. She also holds a degree in Structural Osteopathy from the ONCE University of Madrid. Alejandra has been an active participant in supporting the Masters Series Tennis Tournaments in Madrid.
ALVARO GUERRA URBISTONDO – Physiotherapist and Structural Osteopath
Alvaro graduated in Physiotherapy from the University of Málaga, where he also got his Osteopathy Certification.
He worked as sports physiotherapist for the Nottingham Hoods Basketball Team (England’s Second Division) during the seasons 2014-15 and 2015-16.
SHARON YATE – Sports Trainer, Boot Camps and Electro Muscle Stimulation
Sharon Yates is a Master, REPS level 3 qualified personal trainer and fitness coach.
She studied and won her diploma with the European Institute of fitness in 2005.
Sharon is also a licensed and certified Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Trainer.
MARTÍN FORTINI – 3er DAN IJF -Judo and Self Defence Instructor
Martin practice Judo from 4 years of age. At the present time is 3rd Dan International. He has competed internationally, obtaining record and consecutive victories in his career. He was a member of the selection of Judo in Argentina. For more than 10 years working as an instructor of Judo and self-defence of children, adolescents and adults, leading to their pupils to compete at a regional and national level as coach of the team.
OMAR FONTANINI – Sports Trainer and Massage Therapist
Omar is a licensed Physical Education expert specialised in multi-sport activities. He has experience in numerous massage techniques, including aquatic therapies. Omar also has expertise in recuperative therapies for cardiological issues.
LUCIANO «LUKY» RODRÍGUEZ – Sports Trainer and Streching
Having received his doctorate in Physical Education and Mountaineering, Luky is one of the most senior and qualified personal trainers at Health First Studio. He specialises in providing training and recuperative therapies to senior citizens in Marbella. Lucky also is an expert in meditation and the psychological aspects of sports therapy.
ALEJANDRA SILVA – Instructor Pilates
Alejandra has over seven years of experience as a Pilates instructor and more than ten years directly related to working with clients on rehabilitation and training through targeted body movement. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Sport and is a professional massage therapist.