Meet our RSU Team






Leslie Klaus, NSCA-CPT
Program Coordinator and Personal Trainer
Leslie Klaus attended Texas A&M University and received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. After graduation, she became a Certified Personal Trainer by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and was hired at The Houstonian Club in June 1999. She co-founded RSU, a comprehensive fitness and weight management program in 2001 and co-authored the program’s original book. In addition to providing training, she also runs the fitness administrative part of the program. This includes marketing, sales, accounting and billing, and customer service. Leslie was also featured as a fitness and weight management expert by CBS’s Great Day Houston.












Ronnie Klaus, NSCA-CPT
Program Coordinator and Personal Trainer
Ronnie Klaus attended Southwest Texas State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science.  Also a co-founder of RSU, he is the head trainer of all the RSU classes.  He is a Certified Personal Trainer by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and also holds certifications in Power Plate, TRX, and Kinesis.  After 14 years at The Houstonian, and designing numerous programs, he continues to motivate clients from age 12-92 and beginners to elite athletes.



 
 





Denise Hernandez,MS, RD, LD

Denise Hernandez is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian specializing in health and wellness.  Denise received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological and Physical Sciences from the University of Houston Downtown and completed her Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.

Proper nutrition is vital for sustaining a healthy lifestyle. Fueling your body with the right foods will enhance your ability to live longer, stay active and feel great every day!

Helping her clients achieve their desired results is the reason why Denise pursued a career in nutrition.  She has experience working with children and adults and enjoys finding creative ways to coach her clients through their nutritional goals.  Denise provides nutrition counseling, diet analysis, meal planning and food shopping education.
Denise formally worked as the Corporate Dietitian for My Fit Foods and served as the company’s nutrition and wellness expert.  She has published articles, educational material and presents lectures on various topics of health and wellness.  She is currently acquiring the Certified Specialist certification in Sports Dietetics and is an active member of the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition dietetic practice group and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

 
 

Chad Fuqua

Chad Fuqua attended Sam Houston State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. Chad came to the Houstonian in 2001 as a Personal Trainer, and in 2009 he joined the RSU program. During his time at the Houstonian, he has assisted many of the members achieve their personal weight management/strength training goals. He has worked with beginners as well as advanced clients that range from teenagers to seniors. Chad is a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer.



Sign up Now! To ensure your spot on the day and time that work best for you, contact Leslie Klaus at lklaus@houstonian.com or call her at 713.263.6515. We would love to have you!
 
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