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 Personal Trainer Rob Stephenson

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My name is Rob and I’ve been fascinated by human movement  and behavior all my life.  As a health practitioner, I prioritize restoring joint efficiency / adaptability, and vitality to my clients.  Longevity of health is my guiding principle, and I accomplish this by rebuilding the quality of your connective tissues. I conduct my work under the doctrine of sustainability while focusing my efforts on joint repositioning and muscular development. My mission is simple: train the body closer to homeostasis by dialing in on one’s alignment, biomechanics, and lifestyle. This work hopes to help others move forward without going backward, achieve gain without loss, and access more of themselves for the long game of life.


Rob's Health & Training Blog

Bodywork Techniques

Below are brief descriptions of techniques and modalities used most often at Train Rugged. Depending on your goals and needs, any and all combinations of modalities might be used during…

Structural Integration

What is Structural Integration? Structural Integration (SI) is a therapeutic process that uses various techniques and modalities of manual therapies to help bring you into an improved, more efficient structural…

Why Tension Is Needed For Integrity

Tensegrity & the Body Tensegrity is an elision of ‘tension + integrity’. Buckminster Fuller, building on the highly original sculptures of Kenneth Snelson, coined the term, to indicate that the…


I understand how important it is to get to know your bodyworker and trainer before committing to any length of fitness or therapy 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.