SAN ANTONIO - We asked you to nominate the best fitness trainer in San Antonio! Tons of nominees poured in, and we narrowed it down to the Top 4! ...
Laila Facusse -- Elite Physique Fitness Studio (#facusse)
12540 Bandera Road #201 Helotes, TX 78023
Steve Payne -- Firestorm Fit Camps (#payne)
2506 Freedom San Antonio, Texas 78217
Lee Rosa -- Iron Asylum Boot Camp (#rosa)
11793 Bulverde Rd San Antonio, TX 78217
Diane Lacy -- Gold's Gym Alamo Heights (#lacy)
1246 Austin Highway San Antonio, TX 78209
Then you voted -- like crazy. With nearly 132,000 votes cast, Laila Facusse was voted the best. But it was close. Less than 2,000 votes separated Facusse from Diane Lacy in second place.
“Thank you to everyone that voted,” Laila Facusse told News 4 WOAI. “This is amazing. I am very, very happy. I didn’t expect it. My boot camp ladies and guys are the one that nominated me. I’m very thankful for them and their time and voting – and my husband and everyone. I’m just excited!”
Facusse is a personal trainer as well as a group fitness instructor. She holds Zumba certification, she teaches Turbo-Kick, and many other group fitness formats.
“I have a 5 am boot camp. Even though you think that is very early, it’s very, very successful,” she explained.
If you’re looking for a military style trainer, that’s not Facusse’s style.
“My style of training is basically inspiring and motivating,” she said. “What I try to do is encourage people to look more towards the future -- for your family, for your kids and for your own health.”
And Facusse is expanding her fitness empire.
“I’m opening up a studio in Helotes called Elite Physique Fitness. It’s opening in two weeks. We’ll be offering group exercise classes – indoor cycling, zumba, kick boxing, P90X classes. It will have an indoor nutrition shake and a little area for the kids."
She says her goal is simple, “I hope I’m able to motivate and inspire a lot more people and help them achieve their goals.”
Congratulations Laila. Elite Physique Fitness should open in mid-September. To learn more or sign up for classes call (210) 296-4795. Her website
will be ready for business soon.
Elite Physique Fitness Studio
12540 Bandera Road #201
Helotes, TX 78023