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


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


FRESH: An Acronym For Life

BALANCING THE HUMAN SYSTEM As I've grown in the fitness and health industry the hardest part to train in myself and clients has been balance. Building muscle, a routine gym schedule, or…

Frontal Plane Front Rack Lunges

  You can never do enough unilateral work in your training. One of the reasons I enjoy this alternative to traditional sagittal plane lunges is because you work your adductors and…

Practice vs Perform: Which Gets You Better?

THE FACTS Whenever we think of working out typically it sends us into the performance state of pushing ourselves. And there's nothing wrong with that- unless it's all you're doing whenever…


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.