About Us

We're die-hard fitness gurus who can't wait to start working with you.

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!

James Clark Photo

James Clark

Hey, my name is James Clark. I recently graduated from the University of Central Florida in May with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Exercise Science with an emphasis in coaching. I have previous experience in coaching and refereeing youth sports ranging from soccer to basketball as well as assisting in the classroom at multiple schools in Osceola County. I grew up playing almost every sport possible as often as possible and now want to share my love for exercise and sports with children. I am currently pursuing a career in physical education and coaching in both Osceola and Orange County in hopes of accomplishing that dream.

Emmanuel Scott ( Director and manager of kids programs ) Photo

Emmanuel Scott ( Director and manager of kids programs )

Born in Long island New York, Emmanuel Scott; a graduate of University of Central Florida with a Sports 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.

Emmanuel is known as the hype man for kids and is beloved by them.

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.

Erica Serrano Photo

Erica Serrano

Hi my name is Erica Serrano. I am a gym teacher @ forsyth woods elementary school for the Orange County School district. I graduated from University of Central Florida with a bachelors degree in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on health and commerce. I have also obtained a minor degree in fitness training. I have been apart of the Cortiz Fitness kids program since its creation. I have been involved with athletics and fitness since I was young. I played basketball and volleyball in high school. Now I like to run 5ks,10ks and half marathons.On my spare time I enjoy going to theme parks and doing other fun outdoors activities with my husband.

Alexandria Ortiz Photo

Alexandria Ortiz

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.

Shes also enjoyed bringing out the art in her. She has worked with local artest painting projects like volcano bay @ universal, homes and other art adventures. shes always had a passion for art.

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.

Christian Ortiz Photo

Christian Ortiz

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.

Not only has he mastered training adults but he also has created the fit kidz 4 fun program for elementary schools. His passion to help kids early before adulthood is a must. He enjoys having fun with the kids and helping them discover their inner selfs.

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!