For 20 years, professional bodybuilder and seven-time World Power-lifting Champion Mary Ellen Jerumbo saved up to establish her own professional gym. A native of Manistee, Mich., Jerumbo has lived in El Paso since 1989. Jerumbo has a bachelor’s of science in physical education and a minor in Biology from Northern Michigan University. In El Paso, she has worked as a strength trainer for World Gym and Gold Gym and was fitness director for the YMCA from 2002 until she opened The Backstreet Gym.
We started small and grew to where we are today. Over 250 pieces of equipment make us the largest gym in El Paso.