Central Fitness

Helping You Reach Your Fitness Goals


About Central Fitness

Central Fitness provides custom, one-on-one personal training programs tailored to meet the unique needs, goals, and abilities of each individual. In a one-on-one setting, our certified personal trainers provide you with more individualized attention and guidance than you would receive in a group fitness class. This helps to correct any form or technique issues, and ensures that you are performing exercises safely and effectively. We'll help you achieve the results you want. Together, we'll get you there.

At Central Fitness, we stay ahead of the curve in exercise science. Our team is dedicated to continuous learning, trying out new equipment and techniques, and utilizing our knowledge to create customized workout routines for our clients. Safety and proper form are of utmost importance to us, and we strive to empower our clients to perform exercises within their capabilities and progress towards their personal goals, whether it's to excel in long-distance cycling, tennis, soccer, horse riding, or simply to maintain a healthy physique.

Our bright, clean and well-equipped studio is conveniently located in West Downtown near Sawmill, Old Town, and the Country Club neighborhoods. We also share our space with Desert Oasis Acupuncture, with whom we sometimes consult.


About Me

Hello! My name is Michael Brousseau, and I am the owner and lead trainer at Central Fitness.

I have been in the fitness world for most of my life. When I was younger, I ran competitively and spent a lot of time thinking about, studying and putting into practice different fitness philosophies. From my own personal passion for health and wellness, I decided to make fitness my career.

Today, I am a certified personal trainer, a corrective exercise specialist and a certified senior fitness specialist. I take great joy in designing custom programs for my clients and making sure they are tailor made for each individual. Because when it comes to fitness, one size does NOT fit all. Every person has individual needs, challenges, and goals. At Central Fitness, we promise to help you reach YOUR goals in a manner that works best for YOU.


Meet the Team

At Central Fitness, we create programs for the individual, not for the masses. Our personal trainers hold multiple certifications and a passion for helping YOU reach your heath and fitness goals.

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Crystal Rael, NASM CPT, CES

Crystal has worked in the fitness industry for 13 years, gaining experience in corrective exercise, weight loss, nutrition, and mindset coaching. As a seasoned personal trainer, she is passionate about advancing in her field and continuing to further her knowledge and growth to help others. In addition to personal training, she is also involved in a life coach certification school. Outside of the office, Crystal enjoys spending time with her two kids, reading, and (you guessed it) working out. 

Michael Brousseau

I am certified as a personal trainer and group personal training specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and a certified corrective exercise specialist through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). I am also a certified senior fitness specialist and hold a Les Mills certification in RPM (group indoor cycling). My greatest joy is creating specialized and custom programs for my clients.

I’m also the proud parent of two wonderful children and have been happily married over 20 years. My wife and I spend our free time coaching our kids’ sports teams and, of course, working out. 

Desert Oasis Acupuncture | Dr. Joshua Blankman

My journey to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) arose from my own long-term struggles with language processing disabilities, depression, and migraines. TCM has played an essential and powerful role in my own journey to health and joyfulness. I am fortunate to share space with Central Fitness and be able to offer my services on-site to those interested in exploring the many benefits of TCM.

Though I was born at the ocean in Marin County, I grew up right here in Albuquerque, NM. I live with my wife, our 1 year old boy, and our lively dog, Lylah. I like hiking, biking, lifting weights, eating cheesecake, playing board games, brewing Kombucha, and spending time with my family.



Michael Brousseau is an outstanding trainer. He tailors workouts to your fitness level, needs, and goals, and carefully tracks your progress over time. With Michael, you achieve what you set out to do, and you have fun while doing it! Case in point for me: I successfully competed in the Iron Horse Bike Race this spring and I couldn't have done it without Michael's careful training. He can do the same for you.

Gill Woodall

Michael is the best trainer I've ever worked with! His approach is dynamic and intuitive. He challenges you in a way that is fun and safe. I am so appreciative of his methodology, as I have injured myself working with trainers that push too much, too fast. Training with Michael regularly helped me learn sustainable strength building and exceeded my fitness goals! His programs are unique and tailored to each person's needs. 


I've worked with Crystal for over 10 years. I'm the type of person that cannot go to the gym and workout on my own.  I don't feel comfortable using the equipment, and really don't know what to do. That's where Crystal comes in! She keeps me accountable, knows how all the equipment works, and caters the workouts to my needs. If I didn't have her as my trainer, I would never workout. She pushes me to my fullest potential. 

Melissa Whelchel

At my first appointment with Michael, I was 65 lbs. overweight and out of shape. Getting back into the gym was hard and emotional. Michael has done so much for me since then that it's hard to pick out the highlights...but you will not find a better professional in this field. When I say " I can't do it," he always responds with patience, kindness, and encouragement: "You've worked hard, you can do this. I would never give you something too hard for you. You deserve this!" And he's right, you do deserve this! 

Lisa Millich

Michael is amazing. He conveys goodwill, integrity, and interest in all his sessions. Every session is unique adjusting to changing goals, injuries and inclinations ( ie bad moods!). The best. Truly.

Ann Gateley

I have been training with Michael since Spring 2020, and I hope to continue working out with him for many more years. Since that time, I have become stronger, more flexible, and feel so much better! He took time to learn about who I am, what my goals are, and both supports and challenges me to reach my goals. He plans workouts specifically for both my physical reality and my goals. I always leave a session with at least one new accomplishment or surprise about what I am able to do, and I always leave with a smile!

Mary Altenberg

I have worked with Michael for about a year and a half. I have made amazing progress. Michael customizes every workout. Each one is an adventure—never boring and always effective. It is my sincere pleasure to recommend Michael!

Ken Carson

No boring, repetitive workouts at Central Fitness! Mike is a dedicated and creative trainer who has a seemingly endless supply of appropriate workouts. He is compassionate, highly knowledgeable, and fun.

Emily Esterson

I have been so fortunate to have found Michael to encourage and guide me as I age. Working steadily on my strength, balance, cardiovascular and flexibility—Michael is always attentive to and accommodating of any physical limitations that pop up. The routines are thoughtful and each one builds upon the last. He is fun, understanding, kind...but knows just when and how much to challenge and expect more. I always leave a session feeling better than when I came in!

Molly Bell

Michael is the best trainer! He values building a strong client relationship. Michael is attentive and accommodating. He communicates often when it comes to adjusting a workout for an injury or personal preference. I have enjoyed working with Micheal for the past year and have noticed an increase in my personal strength and flexibility. My sessions with Michael bring me joy and they are often the best part of my week. 


Case Study – Emily Esterson

November 23, 2022

I started working out with a personal trainer about 7 years ago. My fitness goals at the time were to lose weight, of course (like everyone), but also to get stronger abs so I could be a better equestrian. I have long been a serious horsewoman and wanted to improve my riding. Serious cross training was the answer.



We offer individual and two-person sessions. As with anything, consistency is the key to lasting success, so we recommend buying in bulk! 


One Session


1 x week

$320 / Month

2 x week

$560 / Month

3 x week

$720 / month


One Session


1 x week

$380 / Month

2 x week

$680 / Month

3 x week

$900 / month

Contact Me

Ready to start your fitness journey? We are waiting for you. Drop us a line or leave us a message and we will be in touch ASAP.

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