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


My Top 10 Tips To Train Smarter

Self motivation and discipline are two prerequisites to succeed in any sort of training plan. I don't care what you're working towards; a handstand, a 5k, a heavy squat, a…

EASE Your Way Into Better Fitness

Fitness can be taught so many ways that you'd waste hours listing all the methods you could take towards improving it. The biggest fallacy, in my opinion, is that more…

How To Achieve Sustained Peak Performance

This kind of neck gripping is robbing all of us of power! I've got three muscle groups to talk about today; diaphragm, core, and glutes. A preface; if you read…


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.