Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat There was a time where I couldn’t really load my spine with a barbell due to a back injury. Everyone knows the back squat is the “king” of all lower body exercises. Or is it? ...READ MORE
Bodyweight Cardio consist of a group of exercises or movements that are designed to test and condition your cardiovascular performance. They usually don’t require any equipment at all in most cases (except for maybe a ...READ MORE
My approach is simple; to give you the best use of your time and efforts. I keep a small tribe of clients to ensure that I can dedicate as much time as needed for their success. If you aren't satisfied, I'm not satisfied. I'm not for everybody, but for the few people I am right for I do an extraordinary job.
My areas of expertise are in fat loss, muscle building, kettlebells and functional fitness. Doing 600 sit ups is not going to get you leaner. Nor is doing 4 hours of cardio a week. My approach is simple, it's not magic, it's doable but not radical.
I'm not married to any training regimen. Though I do have my favorites, I select movements that are purposeful and effective. Any trainer can get you sweaty and tired. I strive to compose invigorating and meaningful workouts.
I have to admit, I'm a bit of a nerd. I love how technology can improve our fitness by making us more aware of our lifestyle and by giving us meaningful data we can act upon.
Fitness is something you integrate in your lifestyle, everyday. It’s about taking the time to take care of your health and body. It’s focusing on improving your well-being, goals and performance. It’s about optimizing your potential.
“I decided to work with a trainer extensively on one of my most recent engagements in Miami. I worked with a gentleman named Juan Lugo. Juan has a website, juanlugofitness.com and I would encourage all of you to check it out. If you’re in Miami and are interested, contact him. He’s terrific. He was focused like a laser on building me a good training program that emphasized my needs and optimized the assets I already brought to the table (I had done some training before so it’s wasn’t a total beginner’s course). Juan himself is in top physical condition and he doesn’t look just like a block of muscle. He looks lean, trim, fit, and and beautifully sculpted…perhaps a wise look for which singers should aim. My goals included more body conditioning, more toning, a higher level of strength, and learning more about what I can do on the gym floor when I’m alone and don’t have a trainer. Add to that the ability to not have any tension in my workouts that I didn’t have before. We worked 45-50 minutes four times a week for about two months and largely, trained using body weight exercises, plank exercises, TRX suspension training and some resistance training (weights). Juan and I worked great together, it was a joy to train with him and I can’t wait to do more when I get the chance.”
– Michael Fabiano
“When I met Juan, I had just had back to back kids and was about 10 pounds overweight. I was beginning to get back into running but suffering from knee pain due to a meniscal tear in my knee from a previous injury in college. I had taken awhile off of training as a result of having two kids and when I returned to running, my body wasn’t as strong as it used to be. Once I began to train with Juan, things changed. Every week Juan would switch up my training sessions so creatively that I actually looked forward to every session. He would also make minor tweaks each week that would challenge me even more. After about 6 months of training with Juan, I not only lost the baby weight but I came back even stronger and leaner than I had before kids. He helped me strengthen my legs so well that I have been able to run over 10 half marathons and suffer from zero knee pain. I am currently training for my first Ironman and competing in triathlons at a level I never believed possible. Juan not only has amazing creativity with his workouts, he also has an inherent knowledge of movement and knows just how to challenge someone, just enough. His workouts are not cookie cutter or the typical routine you see at most fitness clubs. He uses a number of different approaches to challenge you and make you functionally stronger. He truly cares about what he does and how he influences his clients. He truly lives and breathes an amazing healthy lifestyle of which influences all of those around him.”
– Telsys Tarallo
Owner and Director at Afterglow Marketing
“After training for two years with a personal trainer in New York City, I was afraid I wasn’t going to find someone who would both understand me and push me to my limits in the same way in Miami. Fortunately for me, I found Juan online and decided he was the appropriate person to train with, and boy was I right. Juan is not only a great person but he’s a knowledgeable athlete and trainer. He knows what muscle parts he’s making you work and he makes sure that your exercises are done in a safe and effective manner. My time with him saw me constantly progress and reach new levels of fitness. Furthermore this guy takes his time designing a specific workout plan that caters to each individual client, he works with you and helps you reach your goals. Although I had to go back to New York after two months, I saw a noticeable increase in my strength and muscle mass and a drop in my fat percentage, proving that my journey to my ideal body is ever closer thanks to him. I’d recommend him 10 times out of 10.”
– Rafael Rincon