PhD in Human Behavior 2020
Dave has been with NutriShop/Fitshop for 10 years. Dave Sanchez started his fitness journey by losing over 100+ pounds. Like most people, he deprived himself of food and tried to exercise as much as he possibly could. He experienced constant fatigue, irritability and lightheadedness. However, while studying his degree in Nutrition Science, he realized those side effects could be easily avoided! He now uses his experience and knowledge to help others get to their health goal in a safe and timely manner.
This helps him be a better coach for his clients. Food is commonly used for comfort. He is able to help his clients break this habit and get the results they desire.
PhD in Human Behavior 2020
Masters in Clinical Psychology 2017
BS in Nutrition Science 2014
Certified Nutrition Coach 2007
Certified Sports Nutritionist 2007
Nutrition Coach, IFA-Sports Nutritionist
Jessica has helped manage and oversee NutriShop/FitShop for ten years. She has balanced her work life while maintaining a best friend/ role model role in her daughter's life. Jessica started her fitness journey in a size 11. Her weight gave her very little energy and low self esteem, just like so many of her clients. Now, with more energy, confidence (and a size 3!!!), Jessica is determined to help make a difference in other woman's lives.
Mom of the year award 2006-Present (Given to her by her daughter)
Samuel A. DaCosta
IFA Sports Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Nutrtion Coach
Sam DaCosta enters his 15th year in the fitness industry. He began his career in strength and conditioning as a rugby coach in Jamaica. When he moved to the United States his passion for fitness increased. He played soccer at a competitive level for the United States Air Force (USAF) and it was during this era that he engaged in increasing his knowledge in Sports Nutrition. Prior to joining the FitShop team he worked with the Nutrishop New Mexico team for 3 years.
Sam has resided in New Mexico since 1984 as a member of the USAF. He recently returned from Irvine, California to New Mexico in 2012. While in California he worked as a Sports Nutritionist to many pro team athletes to include, Matt Barkley (Philadelphia Eagles), Beau Bell (Cleveland Browns) and Karif Byrd (Univ. of Georgia). He also worked with Get It Done Fitness (GIT) as a Sport Nutritionist assisting pro team athletes preparing for baseball/football camps.
Sam has worked in the Nutritional Supplement industry with major Sport Nutrition companies throughout Southern California. He has also worked extensively in the health club arenas, where he has functioned as General Manager for Bally’s Total Fitness and 24Hr Fitness, in Orange County, California.
Sam is married with two adult children. He enjoys the outdoors and is often seen in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains running the trails, or riding his bicycle on century rides throughout the Jemez region.
Soccer Trainer and Coach
Competitive Fitness Experience:
Cycling, Tour of Palm Springs, 100 mile
Cycling, Tour of Solvang, 100 mile
Cycling, Tour of Jamaica, 125 mile
USAF Soccer Athlete
Merritt College California, Soccer Athlete
Jamaica (soccer, rugby, track & field and swimming)
Aaron has been affiliated with Nutrishop/ Fitshop for 6 years dating back to his time as a collegiate athlete. As an athlete in college he played football and pursued a degree in nutrition. He currently pursues a degree in Psychology to better understand the relationship between food and behavior.
Aaron brings high energy and passion to nutrition counseling. His strengths lay in his ability to relate to his clients. He has dealt with his own weight issues in past. Aaron knows how it feels to be tired of holding on to extra weight and what it takes to pursue a life of health.
Aaron has appeared on Good Day New Mexico and KOB 93.3 Morning Mayhem radio station discussing health, fitness and the benefits of working at Fitshop.
Results can Vary.
Nutritionist, Weight loss Coach, Life Coach, Personal Trainer
Mickayla has competed in fitness competition shows and is still progressing. She is a model for Bodyphenomofficial. She is impassioned by fitness, the industry and all the positive things she’s experienced. She would like to share her knowledge and encourage/ counsel those who have personal challenges to reach milestones and live healthier happier lifestyles. She aspires to help and inspire others, she’s most complacent when she can educate and assist anyone that she can to be the best versions of themselves.
Mickayla is a mother to a mini her. Her hobbies consist of going to the gym, making competition bikinis, modeling and promoting. She has been in dance and mixed martial arts in the past. She does not plan on giving up her dreams and goals for helping others reach theirs any time soon.
Social Media on all platforms: micakes_xd
Nutritionist, Weight Loss Coach & Life Coach
Miranda (The FitShop Unicorn) is the most fun and energetic coach! She loves to make people laugh and feel good at the same time through health and nutrition. She brings such magical energy to others and strives to help people feel better and look better.
Miranda not only wants to make a positive impact on others but also show everyone that it is very possible to feel and look their very best every single day with hard work and dedication. She definitely brings a little sparkle of magic around everyone.