I started a small one-on-one training gym in my garage to help a few friends that were having health issues. It slowly grew from from 30 to 200 friends, to an 8,000 square foot facility. Now, I pass along the fitness knowledge that I have gained from coaching a high school wrestling program for the last 21 years of my life. I grew my fitness knowledge through multiple certifications: CrossFit, Gymnastics, Krav Maga, RKC Kettlebell, and Olympic lifting. For me fitness is a never-ending passion that I love doing every day while surrounded by family and friends.


Nacho Franco


My name is Ignacio Franco. I’m 40 years old, married to Manya Franco, and we have two beautiful children: Nico and Mia Franco. All my years of life as long as I can remember, I spent most of the day doing things outside and pushing myself to try any activity. The older I got, I involved myself in every sport you can think of from soccer, boxing, basketball, dodgeball, track, swimming, wrestling and football. As I got older, my passion for football and wrestling drove me even more to be the best, out work anybody, and achieve my own greatness in the sports I loved.

I took my passion for wrestling and wrestled at the Junior College level where I became an All American at the California State Championships, placing 8th for the Santa Rosa Bear Cubs. With lots of ups and downs, I never stopped working hard and believed in every second of work that I put in to make me a better man.

In 1997, I took over the High School wrestling program at my Alma Mater, Napa High School, where I am still currently the head wrestling coach. I continue to pass along my work ethic with every athlete that I train. Never a day went by that I wasn’t working out myself or training people and sharing my secrets to fitness, which is how I started my personal business in my garage. After running it for a few years, I decided to grow and open up Franco Fitness, which is now on its third year of business and going strong. The community that supports me is just another blessing that I have and enjoy every day.

I love working with people and seeing them achieve their goals. I am always continuing to pursue more knowledge of how amazing the human body is and how capable it can be to achieve anything you push it to do with the right mental attitude. I currently hold certifications in Kettlebells, CrossFit, Crossfit Football, CrossFit Gymnastics, Krav Maga, CrossFit Mobility, and I have 20 years of experience as a Head Wrestling Coach with a lifetime of hands on, hard training and do-work attitude.

Health and fitness is my life, and I’m blessed to have the ability to play in my gym every day. My mantra is: Never a day of rest, enjoy every second that I train, and share my passion to train hard with my Franco Fitness Family. Never Quit Attitude!

Manya Franco

I have always been passionate about fitness and exercise. Since I was very young, I was going to the gym with my mom while she taught aerobics classes in the 80s. I got my own gym membership when I was only 15 and made it a regular part of my routine.
I graduated from SDSU with a B.S. in Kinesiology, with a specialization in Fitness, Nutrition & Health. I also have an A.A. in Social and Behavioral Sciences. I acquired several personal training certificates along the way in college and taught various classes and was a personal trainer at several gyms in Southern California.
When I moved back to Napa, I continued teaching fitness classes at local gyms and began working as a Physical Therapy Tech at a rehab clinic and also earned my Massage Therapist license. While working as a massage therapist, I went back to school to earn my CA State Teaching Credential.  I have been employed as a full time Physical Education teacher with NVUSD since 2000.  As of recent, I am also a Level 3 Reiki Certified Practitioner.
Once introduced to CrossFit, I was hooked! We started with a small group of people in our garage and eventually outgrew the space! For the most part, I manage the paperwork side of Franco Fitness, while Nacho does the hands-on training and all the programming. However, from time to time, outside of the school day, I have been known to step in and help out with some training when needed. In the future, I look forward to doing more of that.
We have 2 children, Nico & Mia. Between their schedules of 4-H, Water Polo, Basketball, Track & Field, Volleyball, and Dance; you will often see them at the gym…working out, helping, cleaning, or even writing fun, encouraging notes/drawings on the whiteboard for all to see!
I love the community we have created at Franco Fitness, and feel so blessed to be a part of making positive changes for so many people, kids and adults, and helping to impart our passion for health fitness on them.

Juan Martinez

University of Idaho Graduate – Bachelors in Exercise Science
Former Division I Collegiate athlete
Son of Maria and Javier Martinez and brother to Franco Fitness trainer, Jesus Martinez.
Youngest in a family of 5 boys and 3 girls.

Napa High School: All-County Defensive player of the year, All-League Linebacker and Tightend, 2010-11

Attended Solano CC And was an All-Conference linebacker, and then transferred due to program cut. Attended San Francisco City College and earned a Scholarship to play linebacker at the University of Idaho. Started all 12 games at Middle linebacker Junior year and selected as defensive captain for multiple games. Battled with injuries senior year.

Completed an internship at the University Of Idaho with the Athletic Strength & Conditioning program.

Jesus Martinez

Jesus (Chuy) Martinez is a 30 year old father to 4 year old Leilani and 1 year old Damian, and is the husband of Franco Fitness athlete, Gloria Martinez.

Jesus grew up in a big family of 5 brothers and 3 sisters. He is a motivated individual that enjoys playing sports and coaching. Growing up, Jesus competed in basketball, soccer, baseball, and boxing.

His sophomore year of high school, Jesus decided to just focus on the sport he excelled in, football. In 2003 as the Varsity Quarterback at Napa High, Jesus led the Indians into the playoffs to the Section semifinals for the first time since 1995. After high school, Jesus went on to play one season of football at Solano Community College.

Jesus has coached Football at Napa High School for 6 seasons. 1 season as the Varsity Quarterback’s Coach and 5 seasons as the Junior Varsity Offensive Coordinator, where the junior varsity has won 3 league Titles in 5 seasons.

Jesus began doing CrossFit like many of us, in his garage, for 2 years before joining the Franco Fitness team, a year and a half ago. While working out at Franco Fitness and putting in hard work, Jesus has seen great results in strength, speed, stamina, balance, flexibility, and power.

Jesus’s interest and passion for CrossFit grew to the level where he has decided to continue his coaching passion beyond the football field. Jesus has the following certifications: CrossFit Level 1, First Aid/ CPR.

His favorite quote: “You vs. you.”

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