Ian Lockwood

Ian Lockwood  - Personal Trainer

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Ian Lockwood is a personal trainer based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Ian owns and operates Lockwood Fitness Systems.

Over the past eight years Ian Lockwood has trained over 1,000 athletes and clients on two different continents. He has worked with athletes who trained year-round for basketball, golf, lacrosse, volleyball, tennis, squash, football, skiing, soccer, and almost any other sport you can think of. He has worked closely with professional athletes, NCAA National Champions and NCAA All-Americans.

Additionally, Ian has also worked with clients of all age groups, several of which have had to overcome vertigo, morbid obesity, pregnancy, a wide variety of injuries, and other challenging circumstances.

Although much of Ian’s work has been in athletics he has found that athletes are not terribly different from normal adults. You’d be surprised how un-athletic high level athletes often are. Athletes struggle with the same hurdles that most people do. For example, nagging injuries, poor nutritional habits, stress, poor posture,  inflexibility, and weight gain.

With that being said Ian believes that most people should be rediscovering athleticism in their approach to fitness.

Athletes train to be strong, powerful, mobile, durable, and well conditioned.  These are all attributes that most people should strive for and there is no reason this type of training, at slightly lower intensities, can’t also benefit most adults. Athletes prepare for the unpredictable nature of sport. Life for most people is not as simple as a treadmill belt spinning in one direction. Life is equally unpredictable – think slipping on ice or running to catch a plane – and fitness training should directly reflect that idea.

Ian holds a B.S. in Clinical Exercise Science and a M.S. in Human Performance. He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA).


Training Philosophy

Ian’s approach to fitness is very straightforward. It’s what he has found produces the best results, time and time again.

Make people stronger. Do so in an intelligent and simple manner.


Strong– Everyone can benefit from being strong. Not necessarily “squat a house strong”, but stronger than they currently are and stronger relative to their bodyweight. Improved strength makes all aspects of life easier.

Shoveling snow. Moving furniture to a new home. Carrying bags of groceries. Playing with kids. Being stronger allows your body to exert less for a given task.

People often hear “strong” and think “hulking”. False. Don’t fall for this misconception. Instead think of a gymnast, strong and highly functional. For nearly everyone strong is about being functional. Stronger individuals feel better, look better, and perform better. Ian teaches people to embrace strength.

Smart – With exercise selection, one size does not fit all. It must be stated that an intelligent approach must be taken for each individual.

People have different body shapes, different injuries, different goals, and different needs. There is no point in becoming stronger if as a result of exercise you can’t bend over to tie your shoelaces. Or your knees ache when climbing stairs. Or you can’t sleep because your shoulder is barking at you all night.

Training needs to mirror the needs of the individual. Ian creates appropriate progressions and regressions tailored to each client’s needs.

Simple – There is no need to overcomplicate fitness. Simply perform slightly more than you did the last workout. Rinse and repeat. The human body is exceptional at adapting to frequent specific stress (i.e., exercise). Frequent and specific are the key words. If exercises change too often the body will never learn which stress to adapt to, therefore true progress will happen slowly, if at all.

Ian’s goal with clients is to help them become highly proficient at a range of exercises while consistently and progressively making those exercises more challenging. By gradually using more weight, performing more reps, or decreasing recovery time clients’ fitness will improve.

After 3-6 weeks, when exercises become familiar to the body, Ian will progress to slightly different and/or more challenging variations. For example, push-ups advance to feet-elevated push-ups. Similar but different.

Simple exercises also allow for efficiently tracking true progress. How can you know if your workouts are effective if they are frequently changing? Nothing motivates people more than clear-cut progress. Just watch the reaction from a woman who completes one pull-up for the first time. It’s pure joy.

Steady progress is infectious. It further motivates people and leads to long-term success. A simple approach works time and time again.

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Cycling Class
Saturday May 27 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Saturday May 27 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Iyengar Yoga
Saturday May 27 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Cardio Intervals
Sunday May 28 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Sunday Cycle Quartet
Sunday May 28 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Slow Flow Yoga
Sunday May 28 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Early Closure
Monday May 29 5:30 AM - 9:45 PM

Sunrise Cycle
Tuesday May 30 6:15 AM - 7:15 AM

Yoga Stretch and Restore
Tuesday May 30 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Gentle Pilates
Tuesday May 30 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM