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  • Injury Prevention

    • Identify and address faulty movement patterns

    • Teach proper movement and joint positioning

    • Progressively load body

  • Improve Mobility

    • Improve joint range of motion, joint control, and flexibility

  • Sports Performance

    • Strengthen sports specific movement patterns

    • Use strength training and injury prevention to improve sports performance

    • Specialize with rock climbers and surfers 

  • Body Composition

    • Utilize nutrition and lifestyle principles to achieve desired physique goal

    • Build muscle or burn fat with training principles

  • Olympic Weightlifting

    • Technique Education

    • Snatch, Clean & Jerk

    • Progressive learning


Everything that we design is designing us back.
— Jason Silva

My introduction to fitness was sparked like most by feelings of inadequacy of how I looked especially being an overweight kid. I started with conventional bodybuilding style training sculpting the physique I desired. After getting the results I worked so hard for I realized my joints weren't as mobile and flexible as I wanted them to be, and felt limited by their range of motion. During my MS I competed in Olympic Weightlifting which really taught me how to get my joints in the correct positions. My training currently is a hybrid of body building, circuit training, and olympic weightlifting. I use these modalities along with injury prevention techniques to help me excel in the sports I'm passionate about: rock climbing and surfing.

I have trained hundreds of people in a variety of settings where I was able to implement what I learned from my studies into practice. I have instructed classes, one-on-one training, and group training. I have also trained a variety of populations from athletic populations, to injured populations, as well as elderly populations. I am most excited to empower someone to take responsibility for their health and fitness, and with the right tools guide them to their goals.

I received my BS in kinesiology where my passion for health and fitness sparked. During my MS in biomechanics I dove deep into the field, learning how to apply the information I got out of the lab onto clients and athletes. Having access to a biomechanics and strength and conditioning lab opened my eyes to what goes into the research for improving performance and preventing injuries.  I am currently on track to become a doctor of physical therapy so I can have all the tools necessary to help my clients to the fullest.


  • Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology 

  • Master’s of Science in Biomechanics

  • American College of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer

  • TRX Certified Suspension Trainer 


Robby is a great trainer and I highly recommend working with him. He has helped me make significant progress with my health and fitness goals including maintaining and increasing strength and weight loss. He is smart and motivating and offers expert coaching that demonstrates his deep knowledge of movement and customized programs. He has also very effectively worked around a lingering shoulder injury and actively worked with me to minimize the pain and restore it to health. With Robby I feel empowered and motivated and set up for results.
— Jennie Wong
Robby was great to work with. I have a crazy work schedule and due to that schedule its often hard to eat healthy. Robby pushed me to find healthy options even when its inconvenient. I lost over 10 pounds and gained a few pounds of muscle mass. He also taught me a lot about fixing my posture. Im no longer a client of his but I still practice a lot of what he taught me. If i have time to work with a trainer again in the future i would gladly work with him again.
— Bruce Warren
Robby is an excellent trainer. He really took the time to listen to my needs and problems and focused our training sessions to meet my goals. He was motivating and pushed me to do things I never thought I could have done before working with him. My endurance, strength, and motivation increased significantly after our sessions. I wish we could have had more time together because I know I could have grown even more. I would highly recommend Robby to all levels of athleticism as he understands and works with you on your level.
— Denise Gallon