Rod sets himself apart from others in the industry by allowing the end result of his clients’ success to show he has the most effective program anywhere. He’s not about words and hype – He’s about proving it, not just saying it.
He graduated from Fitness Institute International in Boca Raton, FL- the most prestigious and thorough health and fitness educational program in the country. Later he acquired the following major credentials recognized both in the United States and internationally:
|ACSM = American College of Sports Medicine|
|ACE = American Council on Exercise|
|NSCA = National Strength and Conditioning Association|
|FII = Fitness Institute International|
|- CPTS = Certified Personal Trainer Specialist- Certified Nutrition and Weight Management Specialist- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist- Certified Functional Training Specialist- Certified in Exercise Science Foundation- Certified Fitness Testing Specialist|
LWMC = Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant
|NCBTMB = National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Body Works #390524-00|
|Florida Department of Health – LMT Licensed Massage Therapist #MA38514|
After acquiring his extensive education in the fitness sector, he became a personal trainer and group fitness instructor in the Boca Raton area helping people finally achieve their goals, transform their bodies and improve their ability to move and perform. He continues to update his education on a regular basis in order to provide the most current information for his clients’ fitness programs, magazine articles and seminars.
Before expanding to a much bigger practice, Rod worked at the Boca Raton Resort and Club where he conducted monthly hands on seminars on fitness and exercise as well as lectures on nutrition and health. He also wrote monthly fitness and health articles for the Boca Resort Club Magazine and the Hollywood Magazine.
Rod is also a graduate of Florida College of Natural Health and started his career as a licensed massage therapist.
He worked in the field of rehabilitation and wellness with athletes as well as the general population. He treated clients with varied pains and general discomfort as well as those seeking relief from physical and mental stress. It didn’t take long before he realized that most of their conditions resulted from deconditioning and misuse of their bodies.
To better assist his clients, the next step was the involvement and research of injury prevention and restoration of functional capabilities through exercise techniques. At that time, corrective movement therapy and post-rehab became of more interest to him than massage and manipulation of soft tissue.
He also worked at weight loss spas where he became very familiar with overweight clients’ never ending frustration due to continuous failed attempts. He saw how vulnerable people were to the misleading information in this industry. He witnessed this type of misinformation and at times “flat out lies” on a personal level by watching his own mother never getting the results she was promised. Because of this exposure, his weight loss spa clients’ frustrations were very familiar. After his mother passed away at the early age of 54, he wanted to make a difference in other people’s lives with similar needs. His mission became to help people make a permanent positive change in their lives by educating and guiding them on what really works.
Rod has always been involved in various competitive sports: Surfing, capoeira, soccer, swimming and especially many styles of martial arts. Getting the edge on the competition was always in the forefront of his training and dietary habits. That led him to search for the cutting edge technology training and nutrition needed to enhance performance in sports. Some of his clients are athletes and weekend warriors.
With this extensive background, it is easy to see why ROD SQUAD was developed.