Meet Our Team


Julia Sanford, Wellness Coordinator

Julia graduated from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2018 with a B.S. in Exercise Science. She is the Wellness Coordinator at Colston Wellness.  At Colston Wellness, Julia 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.



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.


Norma is a fitness tech at the Colston Wellness Gym. She graduated from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2006 with a B.S. in Exercise Science and holds an associate degree in Health Information Technology. Norma is currently training to run her first marathon, she has completed a half marathon and ran the Beach to Bay Relay Marathon with the “Kleberg Sole Sisters”.