JP Martinez


I am married and have one daughter that keeps me busy with her sports and extra curricular activities. My wife and I have been together for 16 years. My wife is responsible for my involvement in kettle certification and interest. She was supportive during my initial training in functional and kettlebell training. She purchased my certification workshop as a gift in 2010 and since then my routines have followed this type of training.

My early career started out as a Firefighter in the year 2000, where I worked for Los Alamos County and during this time continued my education to become a Paramedic. In the year 2005 an opportunity became available to me through the Albuquerque Fire Department, and at this time my My name is John Paul Martinez, known as JP around the FIREBELLZ studio.  I have lived in Albuquerque for the past 9 years, but I was born and raised in the small town of Chimayo, NM. I grew up working on apple orchards and chili gardens. I was fortunate enough to play sports during grade school, and my primary sport was basketball.  The sport taught me to have a mental toughness and desire in order to build the future I wanted, this meant both personally as well as professionally.

family and I made our move to Albuquerque where I served the Albuquerque Fire Department until 2009. Although I loved the field of being with the Fire Department I made the decision to take my experience to the air, which is where I am at today. I am currently a full time flight paramedic and manager of a local helicopter air medical company serving most of New Mexico, as well as a firefighter for a fire department in our area. Although these jobs can put me in situations of misfortune and sometimes difficult situations, I continue to do it because I have a passion for helping those in need.

My careers requires a healthy life style, which leads me to my relationship with Firebellz. It has been several years since I started training with the kettlebell and I have continued my training because I have found that this workout is second to none. I plan to continue to use this workout as the building blocks to a long and healthy lifestyle, and in doing so I look forward to the opportunity to help others do the same through instruction. My involvement in the FIREBELLZ community is to train our customers so they too can have a lifestyle of good movements and results.


10/10 – Inspiration
By Taylor Sadler / Albuquerque, Firebellz

JP is a great instructor. The first time he instructed my class, I almost died because it was a really tough workout, but I left feeling great! He always workes every muscle in the body and he has the knowledge and skills to teach a great class. I love going to his classes. One of my favorites!

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