Mitzie Rojas is the Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in the state of Texas. Her goal is to provide a welcoming environment for her group exercise instructors, personal trainers and dietetic interns. In this role she plans to grow the fitness & wellness program to better serve the Texas State community.
She holds a B.S. in Kinesiology: Exercise Science from the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP). Shortly after graduating from UTEP, she moved to the little apple, Manhattan, KS to attend Kansas State University. There she was quickly hired as a personal trainer in campus recreation while pursuing another degree in Dietetics with a minor in Nutrition. She later expanded into instructing group exercise classes and has continued to teach ever since. Mitzie brings with her 10+ years’ experience as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor and has taught a variety of classes like: HIIT, Boot Camps, Zumba, Cycling, and Yoga.
In her prior role as a Fitness & Recreation Coordinator in city recreation, with the City of Manhattan, she had the opportunity to build a fitness program for the Douglass Community Recreation Center.
Mitzie’s first taste in the gym started with the desire to compete in a pageant and prepared by exercising regularly, and eating a vegetable or two when she could. She loved it so much she switched her major and is happy to have made a career in fitness because of it.
Her favorite hobbies include dancing Bachata, and experimenting with new music genre’s in her group exercise classes, as she has previously worked as a DJ. For now, she only plans to be the DJ in her exercise classes. Her favorite exercise class to instruct-Zumba! She also now eats more than two vegetables most days. #workinprogress
Mitzie has always loved campus recreation and is happy to go from being a K-State wildcat to a Texas State Bobcat!