Rossy Gomez -  Fitness Instructor | Seattle Central College - Continuing Education

Rossy's Background

Rossy Gomez holds a Bachelor's of Science in Physical Education from ENEFSON (Sonora State Physical Education School), where she graduated in 1988.

Playing sports since she was six years old and under the guidance of her uncle who was a PE teacher and Sports Events Coordinator, Rossy grew up on sports fields, in stadiums, and in gyms.

While she played a variety of sports, including basketball, soccer, and softball, basketball was her primary sport and she participated in 12 state championships and 8 pre-national and national tournaments in Mexico. In addition to team sports, Rossy enjoys running, weight lifting, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country, and dancing.

As an instructor, she began teaching aerobics and fitness classes during her first year of college, and then started as an assistant to the Olympic Gymnastic Gym. She later started teaching general fitness classes to adults.

Over the years, Rossy has worked at several gyms around Sonoro, Mexico, Arizona, El Pazo, Texas, British Columbia, Bend and Sisters, Oregon and Seattle as a fitness group, class instructor, personal trainer and membership coordinator. She most recently worked as a fitness instructor at the CURVES in Ballard.

In addition to her degree, Rossy has certifications and training from FIT Academy in Arizona, British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA), Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), FITOUR, and Physical Mind Institute (Pilates -- the Method and the Matwork of Joseph Pilates). She was also a Primary Certification Examiner with AFAA for a few years where she qualified and certified new fitness instructors.

Rossy has 2 children -- a daughter who is an architectural designer and a son who is a student at Portland State and a musician. She loves living in Seattle for the great opportunities to be outdoors and being surrounded by nature.

Rossy's Teaching Style & Approach

How do you present materials to your students?

I am a "do" person. I like to exercise and show participants how to do movements, going around to show them proper alignment and form.

How do you work with and interact with your students?

I like to create a good rapport with participants and make it an inclusive activity where all comments and input are welcome.

What kind of classroom dynamic do you promote?

Since it's a fitness class and the class is provided at the gym, we will work around the room, move around, interact with other participants.

If any equipment is required, I will give instructions how to use the equipment first, then we will move from place to place as instructed.

I am planning to take the class outdoors, weather permitting.

The class will be very active and with a lot of interaction, not only with the instructor but among the other students as well.

Rossy's Classes