Meet your Coaches

Welcome to The Exercise Coach - North Colorado Springs. Locally owned and operated by John & Nikki Suazo, we are proud to support our community by fostering healthy lifestyles. We understand that life is busy and demanding, making it difficult to maintain a healthy regiment.
Here at The Exercise Coach, we are energized to help!

John Suazo


John was born in Clarion, Iowa and is a graduate of Manitou Springs High School.  He was commissioned in the Navy upon his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1991 with a B.S. in Oceanography and Physics.  During his 24 year career as a Naval Flight Officer he accrued over 3000 total flight hours – mostly in the F-14 Tomcat and the F/A-18 Super Hornet.  He has logged over 200 combat flight hours / 530 carrier arrested landings and is a TOPGUN graduate.  The thing he loves most about owning The Exercise Coach is helping people reach their fitness goals - especially when they have been unable or unwilling in the past.  His favorite machine is the CrossFire.  Outside the studio John enjoys spending time with his wife (and co-owner) Nikki and son Vic...and hanging out on their family ranch in Mogote, CO.

Nikki Suazo


Nikki is a military “brat” and has 17 moves under her belt. She claims Virigina Beach, VA as her hometown. She has her B.S. Degree in Physical Therapy/Nutrition and a MSA in Human Resources. After 25 years of corporate level Human Resources, it was time for a career that really made her feel good about what she does. There is no better feeling than having a client tell you that their doctor has taken them off of a medication they have been on for years. When asked what she loves the most about The Exercise Coach Nikki said “We are the new therapists and I love every minute of it.” Her favorite machine is the crossfire – Nikki has never been flexible and to see the flexible gains made by herself and her clients is priceless. Nikki met John when he was active duty military stationed in Virginia Beach. They have a son who is very into Lacrosse and gaming. Their other boy is a “four legged” dog named Ranger. They have a ranch that has been in the Suazo family since 1865 and they try to spend as much time there as possible.


Lead Coach

Bekah grew up in Wisconsin and Colorado. She has her Bachelors of Science in Health and Human Performances from Fort Hays State University. Growing up an athlete inspired her love of helping others be healthy. After graduation she was looking for a career that would allow her to pursue her passion of helping others – The Exercise Coach was a perfect fit. Her favorite thing about working at The Exercise Coach is building meaningful relationships with the clients while giving them the motivation and guidance needed to reach their strength and nutrition goals. Her favorite machine is the Surge! Outside of the studio you will find Bekah enjoying the outdoors or spending time with her family and dogs.



Derek was born and raised in Vermont. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Sports Management at the College of St. Joseph-Vermont. Being a collegiate student-athlete Derek found a passion in exercise and nutrition. After graduation and relocating to Colorado, he was searching for a career in where he could carry on his passion - The Exercise Coach was a perfect fit. One of the things he enjoys most about working at the Exercise Coach is being able to educate the clients on the many benefits of proper exercise and nutrition. The Crossfire is his favorite machine in the studio! Aside from working at The Exercise Coach, you can find Derek in the mountains where he enjoys hiking and snowboarding.



Emma moved to Colorado as a baby so she considers Colorado home. She is currently pursuing her degree in Healthcare Administration while at Pikes Peak Community College and will transfer to take online courses from University of Northern Colorado. While swimming competitively in high school, Emma fell in love with weight lifting and decided to make a career out of it. When The Exercise Coach opportunity came along, she couldn’t say no! Her favorite thing about The Exercise Coach is that no two individuals are the same, so everyone gets the appropriate intensity training for them. There is truly no “one size fits all” mentality at The Exercise Coach. Emma’s favorite machine is the Crossfire! Outside of the studio, Emma is most likely spending time with family and friends!



Lucia grew up in and Air Force family and moved around quite a bit growing up.  She has been in Colorado Springs for six years now.  Lucia is currently a senior at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs studying Exercise Science.  She has a passion for fitness and living an active lifestyle and enjoys helping others benefit from exercise.  Lucia enjoys working at The Exercise Coach because the workouts are based on proven science and are safe for clients.  Her favorite thing about working at The Exercise Coach is seeing clients get closer to their goals.  Lucia’s favorite machine is the CrossFire because it is very unique and always provides a great stretch.  When Lucia is not working at The Exercise Coach, she is usually hanging out with friends and family or finding fun things to do around Colorado.

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