Get To Know The Teams

Find Out Who Heads Up Each Team
Home / Join The Gym  / Get To Know The Teams

Olympic Weightlifting Team

Zia Barbell is an official USA Weightlifting club competing out of sunny Santa Fe, New Mexico. Our coaches work one-on-one with our members to identify their strengths and needs. While we focus on the primary Olympic lifts – the snatch and the clean & jerk – we also encourage healthy athleticism with important movements like squatting, pulling and pushing. By doing this, Praxis members not only excel at their fitness in the gym but also in their everyday movements. This results in fewer injuries, stronger athletes, and better mindsets when competing.

Read more information about the Zia Barbell Team.

Interested in joining the team? Contact us today.

Gary Dinh -77Kg Senior Lifter

Instagram: @dinsilenth
FB: https://www.facebook.com/gary.dinh

Strength Team

Several times in the last 6 years, I’ve heard the question, “How do I get stronger?” and also, “Could I spend some time working on being stronger?” If you are interested in being a competitive fitness athlete, a strength athlete, or just being stronger, join the Strength Team.

Read more information about the Strength Team.

Interested in joining the team? Contact us today.

Travis Hudson -100kg Powerlifter

Instagram: @hudson.w.t
FB: https://www.facebook.com/travis.hudson.58

Brittany Snyder -75kg NASA Powerlifter/Record Holder and Strongman Competitor

FB: https://www.facebook.com/brittany.snyder.1806

Aerobic Capacity Team

Would it surprise you to hear the majority of your workouts are really more aerobic than anaerobic? The issue is most of us don’t spend our time training as if these workouts are aerobic. Even when we ask you to treat the workout as an aerobic workout, most people prefer the sprint and rest method. That doesn’t really work to help you create a better energy system and it’s not making you “fitter.” The major goal of this Team is to give you the proper tools and more defined parameters to create a better aerobic system. This will subsequently help you perform better in regular workouts as well as activities outside the gym.

Read more information about the Aerobic Capacity Team.

Interested in joining the team? Contact us today.

BJ Monger -Founder and Owner of Praxis

Instagram: @bjmonger
FB: https://www.facebook.com/bj.monger

Competitive Athlete Team

We will be focused primarily on a few major local competitions, as listed on the calendar of events. While it is impossible to achieve peak performance at every competition, having a plan in place to peak at the major ones will set you up for success. This helps even if you want to participate in events outside our calendar.

The Team will also focus on the CrossFit Open each year. While most of us are not likely to qualify for the CrossFit Regionals or the Games, it is an interesting test every year to compare how you rank against all levels across the globe. It’s also fun to prepare for unknown events and see how well prepared you were and how your training set you up.

Read more information about the Competitive Athlete Team.

Interested in joining the team? Contact us today.