Thanks for taking a moment to visit our site. Personal training and nutrition consulting is a relationship built on trust, so let
me begin by giving you a little background on me.
I'm a seventeen year veteran personal trainer, fitness expert, author, speaker, and
nutrition geek. I train clients and consult low-carb / primal nutrition principles at Original Workout fitness studio in
downtown Hickory, NC. I also consult via telephone and Internet. In my nearly two decades in the trenches of fitness and nutrition,
I've helped thousands of men and women achieve fitness success all over the country. I do take great pride in my ability to empower
individuals to leave behind an unhealthy lifestyle for good and incorporate his principles of “Movement and Consumption” to achieve
a complete lifestyle shift back to our ancestral roots. My objective is to diligently spread "fitness reality" to my clients and help
them attain the level of fitness success they desire. My intense love of fitness and nutrition work together to facilitate optimum
performance for you, and I'm honored to have become one of the most sought after Personal Trainers in the Southeast and the most retained
trainer in the Catawba Valley.
I'm also proud to be the authority on low-carb, paleo, and primal nutrition in the Catawba Valley. With
body composition being determined by 80% to 90% nutrition, it's critical that we address the way you feed your body to achieve a high
level of performance and leanness. I call it "Off the Grid Nutrition".
My goal is to teach you how to attain optimum health
through a balance of nutrition, exercise, and motivation. As a public speaker, I've spoke to seminar audiences from coast to coast.
My seminars and clinics are loaded with information to enable people to liberate themselves from the many myths and misconceptions
surrounding fitness and nutrition. I strive to deliver my message in an energetic and interactive manner, which I hope adds to my
popularity and success. I work very hard to seamlessly translates this information the gym floor where my clients can benefit from
my knowledge one-on-one. I'm an advocate for the people and my mission is to educate and motivate others to achieve superior quality
of life while positively effecting physical and mental growth. I assure you I leave no stone left unturned in my quest to improve
the quality of life of my clients. I truly hope my training style and nutritional information is a welcome change in an industry plagued
by gimmicks, lies, misinformation and hard to follow fads that simply don't work!
As a personal trainer, the greatest honor and pleasure
is the opportunity to share the love and passion for fitness with others. Over the years I have been able to apply, research
and completely scrutinize dozens and dozens of approaches to health and physique improvement. I've had the unique opportunity
to see so many sides of fitness. Additionally, working in the trenches with real people every day has also given us
complete perspective on how to bring about change in others. Paramount to this is the fact that the road to major change
is long and narrow and few will find it. If you believe the infomercials and much of the media about how to get fit and lose weight…
than I am probably not the trainer for you. However, if you believe that peak fitness, performance, and lasting change come at
a price…than maybe I'm the guy to guide you on your journey. The following are some key things that I have learned, and would
want you to know before we begin down the road to change.
There is no magic pill. A strong, fit, lean healthy body is built through
hard work, sacrifice, and effort. There will be discomfort.
You will have to forget much of what conventional wisdom, government agencies,
and money-driven corporations have taught you about eating, dieting, and performance nutrition. There will be concepts that may appear
counter intuitive; however I assure you that they are not. You MUST enter into this relationship with an open mind.
is a synergy to fitness… and that omitting any portion of the synergy will bring lacking results.
You do NOT have to spend hours and
hours in the gym to have an incredible body and optimal health.
The concept of dieting should be removed from your thinking forever.
Never step on a scale, weigh food, or count calories again.
Not sweating is not an option.
90% of people who crave serious change cannot
do it by themselves. You will need a competent coach.
You are not a victim of your metabolism or genetics… you are the creator of them.
You are in control. But you must act, and act now!
There are no quick fixes, and if your desire for change is completely vanity driven, I'm
probably not the best option for you. I have a very “organic”, and pure approach to fitness and nutrition. In most cases,
we will work from the ground up.
If you are ready for a serious commitment to completely rewriting your fitness story, and are ready
to work hard, sacrifice, and sweat… then I'm the trainer for you and look forward to being there with you to see it through.
crave purpose, victory, and a life greater than what you are currently living, then you will succeed. “It's time to regress... in
a good way!”
There is NOTHING that I would ever ask you to do that I would not be willing to do myself.
twelve concepts appear acceptable to you then by all means let's get together and discuss the next steps for you.
you desire to work with me as your personal trainer or nutrition coach, then shoot me an email and introduce yourself
and give me a bit of insight as to what you are looking to accomplish. You can also become my Facebook friend.
at nearly full capacity, for one on one personal training, but do have a few times available for nutrition coaching. So get in touch
with me today.
Thanks for your time and interest, we look forward to speaking with you soon!
I'm a dad to 4 kids. My wife Nancy and I reside in a quiet neighborhood in the Western North Carolina Mountains. In addition
to weight lifting, cycling and running, I enjoy hiking, camping, and love riding my motorcycle through the Carolina countryside
whenever I can.
Owner/ Trainer / Speaker
"I started working with Rob 2 years ago. I was overweight, unfit, and unhealthy. I felt bad about myself and what I had become. For Pete's sake, I was once a Division I athlete and a professional basketball player in Germany; but I let myself go after 3 children. So, I started working with Rob and it was tough. He never let me slack and complaining fell on deaf's ear. He had a plan for me; and he was not going to let me deviate. I am now 40 pounds lighter and competing in triathlons (something I would never have dreamed of doing). I am fit again and have a whole new perspective on fitness and nutrition! Rob was vital in my transformation. I will be forever grateful!"
Client and now Nationally Ranked Triathlete
"Rob takes his time developing a long term, helpful relationship with his clients. The result is that I am willing to work for him as hard as he works for me." -Dr. Greer
"Rob has helped me to become a better runner, cyclist, triathlete, golfer, and all around athlete.
The intensity and pace of the workout stands out." -Andrew, Client
"Rob gets me in the best shape......fast! And his gym is clean and comfortable." -Brandi, Client.
"When I reached 62 I decided that I wanted to be healthier when I reached 72. Working out with a professional trainer seemed like a great way to get started. Rob has helped me get in shape and make it become an obsession. Did I mention that he also helped me quit smoking and has also made great suggestions for improving my diet? Rob is a pro and his facility is well equipped, private and CLEAN! I truly hope that Rob will work with me for another 50+ years." -Gary, Client