Welcome to Cortiz Fitness where people experience a great life changing experience. We will provide you with the motivation you need to start a workout program and challenge you to stick to it. Enthusiasm is brought to every session leaving your body craving for more. Most importantly your appearance, health and attitude will all see a positive change. I can guarantee you will meet your goals and find yourself in the best shape of your life.
We strive to provide an opportunity for all ages and sizes. We are looking for people who want it. Who want to earn it but most importantly want to be the best version of themselves. Whether you want to get fit, an athlete looking to kick it up a notch, or just want to be healthier – we can help!
Born in Long island New York, Emmanuel Scott; a current senior at the University of Central Florida is in pursuit of a Sport and Exercise Science bachelor’s degree with a minor in coaching to fulfill his dream of becoming a NCAA basketball coach. Emmanuel has many coaching certifications, following four years of experience with not only just basketball, but in other fields of sports such as volleyball, football and many more. Emmanuel has worked with different age groups of student-athletes from kindergarten through 12th graders.
As a coach Emmanuel teaches discipline, leadership, communication and other top tier characteristics in order to achieve success. With personal time, Emmanuel partakes his time into yoga, basketball and personal fitness to stay in shape.
Chelsea Miranda- Kids Program Director
Born in Jacksonville Florida, Chelsea has lived in Orlando the past six years. She began training in dance at age eleven and quickly developed a passion for performance arts. Throughout high school Chelsea was a member of the varsity cheerleading team and her schools repertoire dance company. She carried her passion through college to earn a position on the UCF Starlet Knights dance team while studying psychology at the university. She is currently a dancer with Universal Studios and has previously performed with Walt Disney World, Nickelodeon, the Orlando City Soccer Club, and the Orlando Predators. Interested in learning about fitness and health, Chelsea sought the help of personal trainer Christian Ortiz of Cortiz Fitness. Under his direction, Chelsea experienced not only impressive physical transformation, but developed a new attitude toward her outlook on a healthy lifestyle. She continues making strides in her personal development today and hopes to use what she has learned to help enrich the lives of others.
Alex has been involved with fitness since 2007 when she met her now husband, Christian Ortiz. Having scoliosis and deteriorated discs since she was 16 has been a crucial challenge which is why she turned to strength training. Christian has taught Alex how to strengthen the muscles in her back to relieve the pain she suffered from for so many years. In addition to strength training, Alex also enjoys equipment Pilates which is also helpful in staying strong and healthy.
When Alex isn’t working or at the gym, she enjoys traveling and visiting her family in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She has 6 nieces and nephews from under 1 years old to 13 years old! At home in Orlando, she has her husband Christian, her dog, Ramzee, and cats Chef and Olivia who she treats as her children.
Founder and Creator
Christian Ortiz has been around sports and fitness since the age of 5. After career-ending surgery suffered through a baseball-related injury, Christian stopped sports and fitness completely. He began to see a dramatic change to his body, ending up out of shape, poorly eating and tired all the time. Seeking a change he set off to learn as much as he could and began his own personal fitness program. Transformed, he has since committed himself to helping others turn their own lives around.
Christian believes anyone can achieve greatness. He test his clients to be a better version of themselves daily. Christian is one of the most creative trainers around and will make you a believer. Utilizing his own proven methods transform hundreds of people from all over. He uses his creativity and a will to connect with each and everyone of you to dig deep and become better.
Qualifications and Specialties
Since 2003, Christian has been a certified fitness trainer and nutritionist through the International Sports Science Association. He has been practicing Mixed Martial Arts Kickboxing since he was 8 years old and is a certified instructor through Empower Training Systems.
Recently Christian worked with Russell Athletic as the lead personal trainer for a set of fitness photo shoots. They featured NFL star athletes Colt McCoy (Redskins), Mark Ingram (Saints) and Pierre Garçon (Redskins).
Christian also specializes in fitness training stroke victims. He also enjoys promotional speaking.
In his spare time he enjoys playing baseball, going to the beach and just relaxing! Christian is married to Alexandria Ortiz and lives with his best friends – two cats and a dog!