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Rafael Ortiz

Online personal trainer and personal trainer for Austin TX - Rafael Ortiz
Rafael Ortiz. Corrective Exercise Specialist, Personal Trainer, Massage Student

Certifications

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • CPR Certification
  • BA in Theatre from Northwestern State University

Nancy Valdez

Nancy Valdez RPT Fitness in Austin TX
Nancy Valdez. Business Manager, Online Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, Life Coach

Certifications

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Nutritionist
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Women's Fitness Specialist
  • CPR Certification
  • Certified Life Coach Specializing in: Cognitive Behavior, Transformation, Goal Success, Mindfulness
  • Small Business Management from Austin Community College
Online Personal Training with Rafael PT Fitness RPT Fitness

Rafael Ortiz

Certifications

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • CPR Certification
  • BA in Theatre from Northwestern State University

Corrective Exercise Specialist, Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist

As a child I was shy, overweight and had low self esteem because I wasn’t fit like the other kids.  When I moved from Puerto Rico to the US in Middle School, it became clear to me that the PE program was better in the US than in Puerto Rico.  Because of this, I started being more active and athletic. My self-esteem improved and I liked the way that I was feeling. I was still a shy kid but I was finally fit.  I have enjoyed fitness ever since.

My passion for fitness grew in high school.  Back then, my main goal was to join the professional wrestling industry.  Wrestlers in the industry are huge and athletic, so I decided to join football for the athleticism.  I also started studying muscle & fitness magazines for bodybuilding inspiration.

After I graduated from college in 2006, I became a certified Personal Trainer.  As I continued learning about the fitness industry and understanding the mechanics of the human body, I started moving away from bodybuilding. Bodybuilding doesn’t reflect the training style I practice now.  

In the beginning, personal training was a side job to allow my shoulder to recover from an injury.  After a short while, during the recession, I started working outside of the fitness industry for about 4 years.

One afternoon while picking up my kids from school, I saw one of my previous clients whom I had told 4 years earlier that if she doesn’t change her habits she could develop a serious health issue.  She looked a little heavier and looked as though she had had a stroke. At that point I remembered why I liked being a trainer; to help my clients change their lifestyle and help them reach their fitness goals.  Even though my personal training career started as a side job, it later grew out to be more than that. I was helping my clients get results which inspired me to help many more.

I believe you can achieve a lot of goals through fitness, because it is a battle against yourself.  My clients are happy, excited to work out and have a “never-give-up” attitude. They share their hopes and feelings of accomplishment and I have the privilege of celebrating that with them.

Once you know your limits you can challenge them through fitness and be a better version of yourself. I myself, just like you, have gone through several personal life changes and struggles.  These struggles have given me this “over-the-edge” attitude that I needed in order to have an impact on more people’s lives.

I am a very knowledgeable trainer with over 12 years of experience who can help you achieve which ever goal you have.   My goal is not only to help you reach your goals but also to educate you and share my knowledge of fitness so that your healthy lifestyle sticks for life.

Are you ready to be the best version of yourself?

Areas of Expertise

Golf, Core and Balance, Nutrition, Strength Training, Weight Loss, Flexibility and Mobility, Muscle Gain, Posture, TRX, Functional Training, Myofascial Release, Cardiovascular Conditioning, Injury Prevention, Stress Reduction, Corrective Exercise

Medical Conditions Experience

Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Depression, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Parkinson's Disease, Prediabetes, Pregnancy, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Shoulder Issues, Stress, Stroke, Stroke recovery

Nancy Valdez with RPT Fitness in Round Rock TX

Nancy Valdez

Certifications

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Nutritionist
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Women's Fitness Specialist
  • CPR Certification
  • Certified Life Coach Specializing in: Cognitive Behavior, Transformation, Goal Success, Mindfulness
  • Small Business Management from Austin Community College

Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, Life Coach

Nancy met and hired Rafael as her personal trainer in 2017 and became a fast fan of his methods.  She hopes to help people find the best way to take care of their health by implementing Rafael's fitness philosophy. Nancy is the business manager handling the majority of the day-to-day business operations. Contact her here for business inquiries or opportunities.

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Hi, I'm Nancy Valdez from Austin, TX and I am the co-founder of RPT Fitness.  Rafael and I started RPT Fitness because of our passion for helping people break through barriers and reach their full potential.   I've struggled with mental, physical, and eating habits but did not find the help I was looking for.   After many years of learning about behavioral changes, physical fitness, and nutrition, I decided to offer the coaching that I had been searching for in my adult life.

I love my job and I love that we help people change their lives.  I've struggled with weight loss and maintenance my entire adult life.  I believe being able to empathize with our clients is one of the most important things we can do to help them set realistic goals and then achieve them.

My favorite quote: "Never compare your beginning to someone else's middle." by Jon Acuff.