The philosophy behind Train Rugged is rooted in the undeniable link between the body and the mind. As humans, we are in a constant state of flux; shifting back and forth between mental and physical experiences. At times, these processes work beautifully in sync. At other times, there are gaps in the connection between what our minds want and how our bodies act.

My goal is to bridge that gap and solidify those connections through increased bodily awareness.

About Rob

functional fitness

My name is Rob and I’ve been a mover all my life. Quality of movement and longevity of health are my guiding principles. I operate under the doctrine of sustainability. The exercises I use work for the long haul and transfer to better functioning in the world. I hope to help others achieve progress without compensation, gain without loss, and improved performance with greater rewards.


Rob's Fitness Blog


Movement Rituals

  I'm convinced- if you want a body that works, you've got to train intentionally towards what you want. If you have crappy hip mobility, why are you going to…

Basics 101: Quadped with Resistance

Think "create core tension when you breathe out" and as you breathe in, "relax into the floor, fill the back of your shirt with your spine". But DO NOT let go…


I understand how important it is to get to know your trainer before committing to any length of fitness or nutrition program. I’m happy to offer a free consultation where we can get to know each other, assess your physical condition, discuss your vision and otherwise see if we’re a good fit to work together.