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AREAS OF SPECIALTY. 

  • Orthopedic Injuries + Rehabilitation

  • Corrective and Postural Exercises

  • FUNctional Kettlebell and Gymnastics Training

  • Holistic Lifestyle and Habit Coaching

  • Muscle Gain/Fat Loss

BIO.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
— Will Durant

 

I grew up a curious and playful kid in Mexico, always questioning everything and making an adventure out of mundane tasks. I was no athlete, but I never hesitated on an opportunity to play and have fun. This got me into trouble more than once but it also shaped how I look at my life, one opportunity after another, a chance to explore new possibilities.

To me movement and health are about possibilities, exploring new and better ways of facing life's challenges and building resilience for a better life.

When I started out, my goal was to be competent in all forms of health and movement. No small feat considering the variety of disciplines that exist all over the world. "What could I do with this body?" "What will I be able to do if I take care of it?" These questions and many more drove me to seek out the top teachers and health and movement educators. I've learned that the questions are as important as the answer, and more importantly that "it depends."

Along the way I realized that I have to question my own goal  "Why move at all?" I quickly realized that what motivated was not to be movement generalist, but to have the same freedom and curiosity from my childhood.

To play more.

For years the "no pain, no gain" mentality has cast a big shadow of guilt and shame over all things fitness. I constantly hear how people say they hate exercising, but I've never heard anyone say they hate having fun. Which is more sustainable? Why must they be separate things?

This radically shifted my focus into what it is today, I have made it my life's work to bridge intentful training with playful movement.

Designed to make you feel your best, to stay curious and to unlock new possibilities. 

Fun with a purpose.

EDUCATION.

  • Soma Training - Corrective Exercise for Orthopedic Injuries

    • ELDOA 1 (Postural Exercises), 2, & 3-5 Spinal Pathologies and Peripheral Joints

    • Segmental Strengthening of the Abs and Diaphragm, Upper & Lower Limbs

    • Myofascial Stretching

    • Squat and Posturology

    • Proprioception and Awareness

  • Soma Therapy - Manual Therapy for Orthopedic Injuries

    • Joint Pumping of the Upper Limbs and TMJ, Lower Limbs, and Trunk & Pelvis

  • CHEK - Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology

    • Exercise Coach

    • Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2

    • 4 Quadrant Coaching

  • Strongfirst:

    • SFG1 (Kettlebells)

    • PlanStrong (Advanced programming)

  • Z-Health (Neurology Training)

    • Essentials of Elite Performance

    • R-Phase (Rehabilitation)

TESTIMONIALS. 

Rodrigo’s approach to wellness goes beyond a simple diet and exercise program. Whether you’re looking to shed a few pounds or recovering from an injury, his holistic method seeks to understand your lifestyle and find ways in which you can improve it. In my case I wanted to improve my strength and reduce my stress levels. Rodrigo incorporated many familiar body weight exercises into my training with lots that I had no idea existed; all aimed at increasing my strength as well as improving my overall mobility and flexibility. He also incorporated breathing exercises that I could use at the end of my training or throughout my day, to help calm my mind and center myself when I felt stressed. Rodrigo is not your typical drill sergeant or muscle bro with little interest in your health beyond your fitness, working with him is like working with a friend who wants to help you improve in all aspects of your health.
— Santiago F.
Holistic movement coach for over a year. Great coach both technically and as a motivator to pursue higher goals. Can’t take away what a nice person he is too. Had great times and fun. Creativity and lack of boring routines helped significantly. Highly recommended.
— Jose Luis C.
I was the kind of guy that thought, ‘Exercising frequently is not for me’. I tried to work out in the past many times, but made no progress. Then my wife introduced me to Rodrigo. He was a great listener, recognized the challenge since day one and was very committed for a whole year (never missed an appointment) until we both felt I was ready. Rodrigo works in a truly holistic way. He brings the best of traditional gymnastics, calisthenics and other disciplines to fun routines. But also, he works with the body as a whole - mentally, emotionally and physically. Working out with Rodrigo as a personal trainer was a great experience. A pleasure to work with and talk to. Highest recommendation.
— Oscar R.