Company Overview

DNA Personal Training is a personal training standard that incorporates revolutionary and modern training programs to help clients achieve fitness breakthroughs through a scientific approach to training. A DNA Powered facility offers highly trained, highly talented, certified personal trainers that have passed rigorous testing and development.

Now Offering Authority CrossFit – Group Classes

CrossFit Authority

CrossFit Authority

Authority CrossFit is Tucson's highest qualified and only level-4 CrossFit training center. Located at 930 N Stone near the University, Authority offers the only Certified CrossFit Coaching classes available in Southern AZ. Authority brings expert knowledge in fitness, nutrition, and business management experience.

Products and Services

DNA Personal Training offers a clean, welcoming, cutting-edge training studio that integrates functional movements, high intensity training, and the power of group workouts to achieve uniquely outstanding results in client fitness. The group training programs foster camaraderie in completing workouts that scale to individual ability, but also challenge each individual. This workout paradigm has been proven to be extremely effective, and many “average” people have achieved stunning results with this form of training – in relatively little time!

With DNA’s Personal Training, clients will experience rapid improvements in their health and physiques from highly customized, focused one-on-one or semi-private training. The private training classes provide very close attention to specific-goal programming and effectiveness, and are catered to individual needs.

DNA’s research program will underlie the training programs offered. The team will develop and test hypotheses in a program that searches to discover and quantify the most effective training methods for different demographics and for the population as a whole. The program will also scientifically investigate the benefits of different nutritional approaches, with the consent and cooperation of clients.

Coaches & Management Team


Andre Tovar

Owner & Instructor

Owner, AFPA Certified Personal Trainer,

Andre has been a health and fitness enthusiast his entire life. After years of traveling the U.S. while working his trade business, he realized his passion for helping others achieve their health and fitness goals and settled in Tucson to instruct for DNA. Andre brings a wealth of technical knowledge to his classes, and is deeply invested to the success of his students. He also is a wonderful, full time single dad!

After spending a few years honing his skills as a full time personal trainer, Andre decided to take the plunge into business ownership and purchased the training studio where he first began his career.


David De La Peña

Head Coach, Director of Programming

Head Coach of Authority CrossFit, Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant, Certified Sports Nutrition Consultant, Certified CrossFit Level-4 Coach (CF-L4), Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer (CF-L3), International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation L1 (IKFF).

As the visionary driving DNA, David has dedicated his life to extensive research on physiology and nutritional sciences. Through years of study and experimentation, David has developed the incredibly effective and efficient programs that we employ at DNA.  He programs all of our group training and private training, performs all of the nutrition consultations, and designs individual programs.


Eric Tovar


DNA Certified Instructor, American Fitness Professionals & Associates Certified Personal Trainer.

Several years ago Eric would not have expected to be a certified instructor. As an accomplished musician, he found himself out of shape, and unhealthy. He then changed his life focus, and set his sights on research and study into health and fitness.
Now a few years later, he not only has achieved a high level of strength and fitness, but also has found within himself the natural ability to train others using his knowledge and experience.


Sigret Thompson

Yoga Instructor

Certified Fitness Instructor

Sigret has been involved in fitness training for over 25 years and received her qualifications and certifications while living abroad in England and Australia. As a trainer she specialized in women’s fitness training and fitness training for beginners. Her experience ranges from weight training, circuit training, running, yoga and Crossfit.

As part of the DNA training team Sigret offers Yoga for Crossfit –a progressive flow that is designed to complement and support Crossfit training. Participants will benefit from improved mobility, flexibility, balance, strength and endurance.

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