FITNESS ADVICE • WORKOUT ADVICE • TIPS TO KEEP YOUR MIND & BODY HEALTHY

ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH AND FITNESS BLOGS, WRITTEN BY PERSONAL TRAINER & BODYWORKER, ROB STEPHENSON

Fitness and Massage For Chronic Pain

REDUCE CHRONIC PAIN THROUGH MASSAGE & FITNESS Massage and fitness are two ways to combat one of the fastest growing epidemics in the Western World, chronic pain. Chronic pain is a slow cooking plague that is affecting 1 in every 2 Americans. It effects quality of...

Physiotherapy In Santa Barbara

PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR CHRONIC PAIN AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENTPhysiotherapy can be one of the greatest additions to any sort of physical training regimen. It isn't just for injuries. I actually integrate physiotherapy practices and techniques into my training sessions all...

Yoga On The Mesa

PRIVATE YOGA INSTRUCTION, DESIGNED TO MEET YOUR BODY'S UNIQUE NEEDSIt's official, I have opened a private studio for yoga and physical training on The Mesa in Santa Barbara! The space is geared towards individuals who want to strengthen, align, and balance their yoga...

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 a session. MYOFASCIAL THERAPY The term “myofascia” refers to the connective tissue...

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 and functional balance. SI aims to optimize the body you...

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 integrity of the structure derived from the balance of tension...

POSTURE and BODY ADAPTATIONS

What Determines the Shape of Our Body? Jobs, lifestyles, mental frameworks, emotional states, the way we exercise, all of these things one way or another effect how our bodies adapt. As we age, our bodies mold to the environments that we put them into. In the modern...

Degenerative Disease and Preventative Healthcare

The Ramifications of Improper Body Use Are Big Now more than ever before, people are suffering from degenerative diseases. There is no coincidence that this has happened since we begun using our bodies less. What is interesting is that connective tissues; tendons,...

Sustainable Training and Body Care

TRAIN RUGGED IS DIFFERENT THAN CONVENTIONAL TRAINING– IT IS TRAINING FOR THE 21st-CENTURY The Sustainability / Longevity Philosophy “No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training…what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old...

Healthy Joints for Healthy Muscles

What is Joint Physiology? The human body has ~206 bones, ~350 joints, and more than 650 muscles. Simply put, our joints evolved over thousands of years. It took time in order for our hands, fingers, toes, hip, jaws, and everything else to develop the motion that it...

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU ACHIEVE FITNESS WITHOUT PAIN?

Ready to take the first step towards improving the way you feel and function? Take advantage of my offer for a free consultation. I offer personal training, sports massage and bodywork services in Santa Barbara, CA. Through a holistic approach to physical fitness and whole-body wellness, I can help you be your best self.