Tait Fletcher is founder and head trainer at Undisputed Fitness. He began his career in Martial Arts in 1999 with the dog brothers stick fighting fraternity before earning his purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Gracie Barra (the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in the world, originating in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). In 2005 he placed in both his weight class, and in the open division of the Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championships (the largest Jiu-Jitsu competition in North America). Tait was awarded his brown belt in the 10th Planet system by Eddie Bravo in 2007. He received his black belt in 2009 by Gracie Barra instructor Renato Migliaccio.
For several years Tait was a personal bodyguard to Joe Rogan (who is also a Jiu-Jitsu brown belt) while working as a head trainer at Legends MMA, a premier mixed martial arts training camp and fitness center in Hollywood, CA (co-owned by Randy Couture and Bas Rutten). Most famously, Tait was a UFC contestant on Season 3 of Spike TV’s The Ultimate Fighter. He currently holds his own professional MMA record of 5-2, while coaching professional fighters out of both Jackson’s MMA, and Undisputed Fitness in Santa Fe, NM. Tait is also a Certified Level 1 CrossFit instructor, as well as a certified personal fitness trainer. He also has attended the Crossfit Mobility Certification and the Olympic Lifting Certification.
Certified Coach: CrossFit Level 1 , CrossFit Olympic Lifting Cert, FreeStyle Connection with Carl Paoli
Heather began her athletic endeavors as a competitive gymnast at the age of eight. Daily practices and weekly competitions instilled a sense of discipline and the importance of teamwork in her at a young age. Gymnastics helped her develop a well rounded athleticism that has been integral to her physicality her entire adult life.
At the age of seventeen at the height of her competitive career, Heather suffered a shoulder injury that forced her to give up competition. This became a major turning point for her as she began to coach her former team mates and help them choreograph their routines. As painful as not being compete anymore was, she found great comfort and challenge in aiding her fellow gymnasts in attaining their goals and maximizing their strengths.
In the twenty or so years since ending her gymnastic career, she has delved into a wide variety of fitness modalities. She has been a devout practitioner of yoga and Pilates, which felt like a nice fit with her gymnastic background. Many years were also spent seeking fitness in conventional gyms, resulting mainly in a feeling of aloneness and a utter lack of inspiration and/or commitment.
This search ended with the ultimate discovery of Crossfit. In her own words, “I was scared to death and daunted by the whole idea of it. It was undeniable, however, that this was where ultimate, holistic fitness and true wellness came together. I found that with Crossfit, I fell naturally into setting goals and holding myself accountable to attaining them and I was constantly raising my own bar and surpassing my perceived limitations. I never realized what I was capable of physically because my mental obstacles prevented me from seeing what was really possible.”
Recently Heather left a job that she felt complacent in for ten years. She credits Crossfit for giving her the strength and confidence to make this leap of faith. She loves being a Crossfit coach, but most of all she loves being a part of the community of greatness that we are building every day.
Heather loves teaching Olympic Lifts and excels at gymnastics. She has never felt so fulfilled and so useful, as when she is coaching!
CrossFit Level 1, Freestyle Connection with Carl Paoli
Nate Harris started out as a student at Undisputed Fitness’ south side location in 2006. Inspired by the community of students and instructors at Undisputed, he decided to make fitness not just a pastime, but a life style. Since then, he has gone on to become a Level 1 Certified CrossFit instructor, as well as having competed and won Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments on both local and world levels. He is currently a purple belt in 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu has an MMA record of 1-0.
Level I CrossFit, Gymnastics
Crow B. Rising is a Coach at Undisputed Fitness (when she is not traveling the globe) and has been with the school since October 2009. After training cardio-kickboxing for more than 4 years and having a career as a successful tattoo artist in Santa Fe, she was invited to be part of the Undisputed family. She began teaching cardio-kickboxing classes in an effort to help move the school from a strictly M.M.A. gym to a place that offered more to the community of Santa Fe. Crow fell in love with CrossFit the moment it came to Undisputed. Soon after the arrival of CrossFit she traveled to Colorado to pass the Level 1 Instructors Certification. Crow now teaches CrossFit part time and continues to develop her tattooing at a local private studio. Committed to her own growth as a coach and athlete Crow strives to continually encourage, educate and support all the athletes and fellow coaches that she has the privilege of working with at Undisputed Fitness.