Dozens of Ann Otero-Hager’s friends and family joined a large crowd of community leaders and Rio Rancho Regional Chamber members Tuesday to celebrate the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Otero-Hager’s business, ReFocus Fitness Consulting.

Through ReFocus, Otero-Hager will help guide, educate, inspire and motivate clients to live a healthier lifestyle. Otero-Hager has 43 years of experience working in the health and fitness field and also runs Live inspired! Fitness Ministry at First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho.

“The first biggest thing that I give everything I do in my life to is the Lord Jesus Christ. He has put on my heart to be passionate about what I do,” Otero-Hager said. “It’s not about me, it’s about him. And I always ask him to work through me. And secondly, I want to thank John, my husband. We’ve been married 20 years and poor guy every day, I’ll wake up and he’s like, ‘Oh, god, she’s up.'”

ReFocus offers several options and programs, including exercises that can be done at home and team workouts that can be booked online. Otero-Hager is also offering a free consultation by calling 505-270-9087.

“My life is about  inspiring people. It’s about embracing life,” Otero-Hager said. “And even though our world is really challenged right now, that doesn’t mean we have to be. We have to focus on just having joy, even in the storm. And that’s how I live.”

Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull and Sandoval County Commissioner Michael Meek were both on hand to congratulate and celebrate Otero-Hager.

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Mayor Gregg Hull takes a selfie with Ann Otero-Hager.

“You’re so energetic, you’re so positive and you’re not only energetic and positive, but you’re an encouragement to everybody that comes around you,” Hull said. “We’re excited now that you’re going to bring that energy to a new business to get people refocused. And you’re going to share that energy with Rio Rancho.”

Otero-Hager is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and is a certified behavior change specialist.

“A lot of times it’s not just about going to the gym or running or eating healthy,” Otero-Hager said. “It’s that accountability that you need. And that’s what I’m focusing on, being your accountability partner.”