Functional Fitness for Families and Individuals

We’re a one of a kind CrossFit and functional fitness gym located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. CrossFit Thunderhawk is owned by local medical doctors in the community and staffed by highly trained, professional coaches. We provide group and private whole body fitness training, weight lifting, and exercise classes to adults, teens, and kids.  Regular resistance training, like we offer, and good nutrition can provide the following benefits:

  • Increased muscle mass and bone density.

  • Decreased body fat

  • Increases in flexibility and mobility.

Build Components of Physical Fitness

Endurance & Stamina

Strength & Flexibility

Power & Speed

Coordination & Agility

Balance & Accuracy


  • Modern and clean workout facilities

  • Well maintained equipment and weights

  • Expansive gym floor with plenty of room to move

  • Expert coaches dedicated to your success

  • Coaches with diverse backgrounds and experiences including doctors and nurses

  • Teachers and mentors that practice what they preach

  • Programs for adults, teens, and kids means whole family fitness

  • Nutrition training and events coupled with sport specific training and clinics

  • Normal everyday people doing remarkable things

  • Opportunities for personal growth and community

  • Join a community that supports and enjoys your victories one PR at a time

  • Physical fitness can make you better at just being you


CrossFit Thunderhawk routinely hosts and participates in fitness competitions and charity WODs.  Check back often for dates.


Anti Nelly Soto-Hernandez, M.D.
Anti Nelly Soto-Hernandez, M.D.Owner / Coach
Anti Nelly came to New Mexico with her husband and co-owner, Javier, in 1998 to work as a practicing physician serving the Rio Rancho community. She fell in love with CrossFit in 2012 and became a CrossFit Kids trainer in 2016, the same year she and Javier started their professional Kids program. Since then, she has expanded her skill set to include the CL1 and CL2 certifications and continues to share her knowledge with the adults, teens, and kids of Crossfit Thunderhawk.

CrossFit Kids

Javier Hernandez, M.D.
Javier Hernandez, M.D.Owner / Coach
Javier moved with his wife and fellow owner, Anti Nelly Soto-Hernandez, M.D., from his native Puerto Rico to New Mexico in 1998 to serve the community in Rio Rancho as a practicing physician. He fell in love with CrossFit in 2012 and immediately saw the physical and mental benefits of CrossFit. He and Anti Nelly founded CrossFit Thunderhawk with a strong desire to serve their community and share their love of fitness with adults, teens, and kids.

CrossFit Kids

Jennifer Shannon, RN, BSN
Jennifer Shannon, RN, BSNHead Coach
Jen is the head coach at Crossfit Thunderhawks in addition to being a nurse. Born in Washington, Jen has been all over the world and lived in Japan, Hawaii and good old Cali just to name a few. In addition to her love of CrossFit and CL1, CL2, and Kids certifications, Jen spends her time with her two children and stays busy – maintaining a healthy love of baseball and the Cubs.

CrossFit Kids

Josue Jaramillo
Josue JaramilloCoach
Josue is an accomplished gymnast with multiple Regional and State Championships to his name who uses his coaching experience in gymnastics and martial arts to serve the athletes at CrossFit Thunderhawk while pursuing his degree in Exercise Science and Wellness.


Keisha Maurer
Keisha MaurerCoach
Mom of humans and dogs. Has an unnatural love for burpees and a strong dislike of running. Keisha’s favorite lift is a clean but she’ll never turn down a deadlift. You’ll often catch her dancing before starting a WOD (or during) to pump herself up. Her biggest regret? Waiting until she was 39 to start CrossFit because she was scared and intimidated. Now, she’ll tell you to “Just go for it … Whatever -it- is!”

Living Fit Certified Kettlebell Coach

Jennifer Garduno, RN, MSN
Jennifer Garduno, RN, MSNCoach
Jennifer joined our coaching team in the Spring of 2021. She brings her fierce lifting technique and years of lifting experience to our gym. In addition to being a mother, wife, and friend to all of us, she’s a hardworking nurse and skill rugby athlete.


Kevin Canfield
Kevin CanfieldCoach
Kevin has been involved in CrossFit for 8 years and coaching for the last 5 and he enjoys every minute of it. He started CrossFit when he was failing physical fitness tests at work. The community that CrossFit creates has kept him motivated and helped him appreciate his victories, small and large, in fitness and in his professional career as a Captain in the Rio Rancho Fire Department.


Ryan Schultz
Ryan SchultzCoach
Ryan was raised on a farm in South Dakota where he learned the value of hard work and competition. He joined the marines at 18 , where he began to learn how to lift and train, and moved to Albuquerque when he left. His training experience continued and he became familiar with power lifting. After kids and a life changing event, Ryan re-dedicated himself to fitness and found CrossFit and the Thunderhawk family.


Jonathan Grosso
Jonathan GrossoCoach
Jonathan brings over 20 years of coaching experience in multiple disciplines including weight lifting, CrossFit, gymnastics, martial arts, and firearms to the Thunderhawk family. With a strong focus on technique and fundamentals, Jonathan pushes his athletes to new levels of achievement through relentless progression.


Alexa Cable
Alexa CableCoach
Alexa is a local firefighter who loves that anyone can do CrossFit and the ability to meet some of the best people doing it. She’s excited to join the ThunderHawks family as it has exceeded her expectations. She is pumped to be able to share that enthusiasm and make sure anyone can walk away feeling the same way.



Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Flexible membership packages to suit all levels of athlete and achieve your fitness goals