Meet Our Team


Lauren Gutierrez, Wellness Coordinator

Lauren graduated from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2016 with a B.S. in Exercise Science. She is the Wellness Coordinator at Colston Wellness. Lauren is a former collegiate volleyball player, a current sponsored athlete for a local gym, and a Nationally Qualified bikini athlete in the National Physique Committee (NPC). At Colston Wellness, Lauren performs body assessments on members who want to take that next step in their fitness journeys! She assigns wellness smart keys that are programmed specifically to an individual’s needs, to guide them on the right path to reach their fitness goals! She is the Silver Sneakers instructor at Colston, where she teaches a low impact strength and conditioning class that focuses on balance, endurance, flexibility, and coordination. She is passionate about overall health and wellness! Let her and the staff at Colston Wellness help you reach for a better you!



Melissa Elliott, Aerobics Instructor

Melissa is the Water Aerobics and Strength and Conditioning Instructor for the Colston Wellness Gym. She is also currently the Administrative Executive for CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Kleberg, where she has been employed for the past 13 years. She has successfully lost 162 lbs. over a course of 2 years, and loves to motivate and help others reach their fitness goals.


Elda Leal, Aerobics Instructor

Elda is a Zumba Instructor for Colston Wellness Gym. In 2004, during a time when she was trying to strengthen herself inside and out, she was introduced to Zumba. The classes were so much fun that she decided to get certified, and in 2009 she came to work for us. She enjoys working with the most helpful, caring, and supportive team here at Colston, and loves to teach Zumba to people who want to work out and have some fun while doing so.


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Madison radke, CPT, PN1, Fitness tech

Madison graduated from Georgia College in the spring of 2016 with a B.S. in Exercise Science. She has since been a personal trainer, group trainer, and health coach. Madison has a personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and loves to teach people how to move their body in ways that not only produce results but that they enjoy! She’s also earned a certification from Precision Nutrition and can coach you in general health; improving factors like sleep, stress, hydration, daily physical activity (“more steps, less sits”), as well as helping you be conscious of how much protein, carbs, and fat you are eating based on what your goals are! Madison will work with you to make a plan that best fits you; your schedule, your lifestyle, your goals, and your preferences!


Kamba lopez, fitness tech

Kamba is a fitness tech at the Colston Wellness Gym. She is currently a full time student at TAMUK studying education and is a certified lifeguard. Through running track in middle and high school Kamba developed a love of strength and fitness training. Kamba is a member of Church Unlimited, works at Camp Zephyr Baptist Retreat Center as a lifeguard and youth leader, and is excited to work with CHRISTUS Spohn.