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Gabriel Augusto Pardo
Personal Trainer

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(480) 969-3405
4012 E. Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85205
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Gabriel Augusto Pardo is owner and director of GAP Fitness Academy, Originally located in Alexandria, Virginia and now here at your convenience in Mesa, Arizona serving the East Valley. GAP Fitness Academy was established in 1997 and is a training fitness center providing personal training and instruction in a total fitness program. The services that Gabriel Augusto Pardo also includes are :  Personal Fitness Training, Fitness Boot-Camps, GAP Elite Self Defense Martial Arts, which includes some of the best martial arts in the world : Black Belt Hap-Ki-Do, Black Belt Combat Hap-Ki-Do, Practical Knowledge of  Kung- Fu, Jiu Jitsu, Karate, Kick- Boxing, Muay Thai, Mr. Pardo is in the process of being certified as a Krav Maga Instructor. Senior training  ( Over 60 Specialist) Zumba Fitness, and Hatha Yoga.

Gabriel is a native of Bogota, Colombia.  He received a College Certificate as a Fitness Instructor with honors, Cum Laude, from Northern Virginia Community College in 1995.  Mr Pardo is certified personal trainer by The American Council on Exercise ( ACE ), and The American Institute of Fitness Educators         ( AIFE ).  Black Belt in Hap-Ki-Do by Escuela Chang de Artes Marciales Kung-Fu Hap-Ki-Do Republica de Colombia.  Black Belt in Combat Hap-Ki-Do by The International Combat Hap-Ki-Do Federation.   He began Martial Arts at the age of 5 and received the first Black Belt at the age of 15. He holds a Black Belt Degree in Martial Arts and currently continues Martial Arts training.  Gabriel Received Hatha Yoga training at  the early age of 7 and continues to practice and teach this discipline. 

Mr. Pardo’s professional history includes employment as a Personal Trainer for the Sport and Health Corporation’s Watergate Health Club facility in Washington, DC.  While there he was honored with the distinction of being selected to the top 25 category of the Sport and Health Clubs Personal Trainers, citing continual praises and compliments from his clients.  Mr. Pardo’s clientele include local and national celebrities, super models, sports figures, doctors, lawyers, nurses, and a variety of other professional, housewives and senior citizens.

Mr. Pardo has presented free workshops on fitness and health to local communities and given self-defense demonstrations to at-risk youth. In the Fall of 1996, he presented a Fitness and Nutrition Workshop to the Department of Commerce employees at its National Technical Information Service      ( NTIS ) agency.  The NTIS Health Unit, who sponsored the workshop, hailed it as the “Best Ever.”  Commerce People magazine mentioned the workshop in its January/February 1997 issue.

Here in Arizona Mr. Pardo has given Fitness Seminars at Mesa Active Adult Center.  Also he knows the importance of Women knowing how to defend themselves and by this he offered in various occasions seminars at his location GAP Fitness Academy about “ Women Self Defense.  Mr. Pardo has also presented kids karate classes in various occasions at different locations of the Latter-days Saints churches.  In communities gatherings, he has given self defense demonstrations classes to the attendees.