The philosophy behind Train Rugged is rooted in the undeniable link between the body and the mind. I believe that 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 the gap and solidify connections through increased bodily awareness. As your coach it becomes my goal to help you improve the way your body functions in the world and to take your performance and results to the next level. Drawing from multiple modalities (sport, yoga, meditation, functional training, etc.) I can offer various ways to teach people to move more consciously and effectively. Through deliberate activation of certain muscle groups, I educate my clients about the difference between over-used and under-used muscles so that we can reduce joint inflammation and maximize tissue pliability when training. We’ll explore functional movement patterning together and reteach your brain and body to work in the most optimal way possible. Working with Rob you’ll learn about your movement dysfunctions and joint restrictions that have likely developed over the course of a lifetime, and then figure out alternative solutions to correct these issues.

Fundamental physical skills such as strength, coordination, agility, and balance are taught through the use of exercises such as the lunge, squat, deadlift, press, and other kettle bell or barbell exercises. Rob helps people train for sport and competition, though most importantly- to move better in life and to constantly feel able bodied. He works with endurance athletes, gymnasts, doctors, lawyers, and every-day people looking to better themselves and live pain free. In addition to training people how to build strength, endurance, and power, Rob uses his extensive background in gross anatomy to teach clients about mobility and stability throughout their body. Self-care is woven into his mantra of training so that you can become the expert of your body! Over the past 12 years he has found that the prime ingredients for proper movement are core control, active breathing, and recruitment of underutilized muscle groups.

My mission statement is as follow: Train Rugged aims to build better and healthier people today, and generations of people tomorrow, who value physical and mental health. My hopes are that the people I train will share these values with their families and communities. Through movement, I will help people access a stronger, more courageous, and Rugged version of themselves. Through behavior change and commitment, Train Rugged will become a lifestyle, not a workout program.