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CERTIFICATIONS OUR COACHES HOLD:
American College of Sports Medicine Group Fitness InstructorAmerican College of Sports Medicine Personal TrainerBlack Belt Judo-Jujitsu
CrossFit Level 1
Mobility|WOD Movement and Mobility Specialist
USA Olympic Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach
CPR/AED Adult and Child Certified

COACH JOSH

COACH JOSH

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Contact: josh@urbanjunglefitness.com

Who am I?
My name is Josh and I have been an athlete for most of my life, competing in my first swimming competition at the age of 9, first marathon at 17 and first Triathlon shortly after.  I was a D1 athlete and am an outdoor enthusiast!  I am thankful to have trained with some of the best athletic coaches in the industry, including former Olympians & recognized World Class Martial Art experts over the years.  I hold several certificates and achievements from organizations such as ACSM, CrossFit, Mobility WOD and more and have been published as a contributing Fitness Expert in American College of Sports Medicine, iVillage (previously owned by NBC) and several smaller publications.
 
What type of Trainer am I?
I am  a no-nonsense trainer and truly believe that you get out of this what you put in!  While I take a holistic approach when working with clients looking at an individual’s bio-mechanics, morphology, injuries, goals and nutrition to help them attain a healthy lifestyle, I do believe in hard work and no easy “Push button” solutions when it comes to health and fitness, i.e. be prepared to work hard!
 
What is my area of expertise?
I have a broad background and have worked with clients of all fitness abilities, ages, weights and goals.  Whether your goal is to lose weight, increase lean muscle mass, train for some type of race (running, biking, swimming, triathlons, endurance, obstacle course…etc.), or just work towards a complete lifestyle change…I can help get you there.
 
Do we match?
I enjoy working with Clients who understand that this is a team effort.  I can create killer workouts for you, make you sweat and give you tons of tips along the way.  Your part is to do the homework, follow the tips and make an effort on your own with those changes.  I enjoy clients who are motivated to achieve their goal.  They need to want it as much as I want it for them!

COACH SONIA

COACH SONIA

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Contact: sonia@urbanjunglefitness.com

Who am I?
My name is Sonia Rodriguez, I grew up in a Hispanic household and if you are of the Spanish heritage then you know that rice and beans are always for dinner, so I started to educate myself at around the age of 12 on good eating habits and what workouts to do at home, there was no google back then so the library was the spot!
 
I’ve always had a fascination with martial arts and as I started to create a journey for me to become healthier and stronger, I started training Judo-Jujitsu at a young age, receiving my black belt ranking by the age of 19.
 
I’m riddled with injuries due to all my martial arts training and I am a big believer in training smart and healing the body, NOT exercising through pain, so with the proper education on training around injuries, mobility, nutrition and mental attitude I have been able to do Crossfit, run marathons, do OCR’s and my next goal is to do a half iron man! Some of my other passions include music, cars and traveling.
 
What type of trainer am I?
I train you to become the version of yourself that YOU desire to be, a better you, a stronger you, a faster you, a healthier you, whatever vision of yourself you have; I want to help create it with you, because I believe in you, 100%! We are all capable of becoming what we want to be, and as long as you are willing to put in the work, I’m here to help, guide and train you!
 
What is my area of expertise?
I don’t specialize in one area of expertise; I’m here to get you from point A to point fit & healthy. I have successfully helped people get prepped for their Firefighters physical, Police officer physical, wedding ready, post pregnancy, during pregnancy, anyone injured, anyone wanting to learn Jujitsu, and/or anyone looking to just become healthier, eat better, stronger, leaner, or just simply wanted to stay active.
 
Do we match?
I thoroughly enjoy helping people, I will work you, I will help you, I will encourage you, and as long as you are willing to commit then I WILL help you succeed in whatever goals you want to achieve. Remember this is for you, not for me!

COACH SANDRA

COACH SANDRA

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Contact: sandra@urbanjunglefitness.com

Who Am I?
My name is Sandra and art and fitness are my passions. They both allow me to be creative and see an evolution from beginning to end. I love starting with an empty “canvas” and seeing the progress of what hard work, consistency and patience can bring whether it’s a design or my body and mind.
 
I have a son and know that balancing family and a career may be tough sometimes, but I believe that finding time for yourself and your health is very important, and a great example for the family. As a mom I know the struggles!
 
From a very young age, I was exposed to fitness spending most of my days in my dad’s Tae Kwon Do school watching, learning and helping out. By age 14, I had earned my black belt ranking as well as learned that fitness was going to be a constant in my life. My passion for fitness went full speed ahead when I joined Urban Jungle in 2012 and began to do assisting coaching for the boot camp and kickboxing classes. The feeling of helping people really became addicting. I was one of the first founding members of Crossfit at Urban Jungle and fell in love all over again with fitness. So much so that after 2 years of doing Crossfit I decided it was time to get my CF-L1 and also get certified as a Mobility| WOD Movement & Mobility Specialist.
 
What Type of Trainer am I?
I am the kind of trainer that loves the challenge that every new client brings. I am constantly growing and learning with each client. I love helping people master technique, make small adjustments to form so that they can move functionally and pain free.  I love seeing people have their “AHA” moment!
 
What is my area of Expertise?
I am bilingual and work with a broad range of clientele.  Whether you want to have a kick-butt workout, learn how to work with weights or need a routine created with slight progression in mind, I got you!
 
Do We Match?
I work best with clients who are motivated and who aren’t scared to push themselves past their comfort zone. I love to push people to limits they didn’t think were possible … even surprise themselves with what they can accomplish. I am a pretty easy going and positive, but also give you the push you need! So, if you need a little motivation or positive reinforcement, I am your chic!

COACH FEDERICO

COACH FEDERICO

PRIVATE COACHING RATES

Contact: federico@urbanjunglefitness.com

Who am I?
My name is Federico and I am an athlete. I have been training martial arts since the age of 5 and started teaching at 18 in Italy. Have been teaching and training ever since!
 
I have competed and won in several National and International Martial Arts competitions before I started traveling to China where I had the opportunity to train with several World Champion’s athletes. I was later accepted to the Shanghai Sport University where I spent 4 years training and improving not only my martial arts skills but also my knowledge about sports and fitness.
 
After finishing my studies studies I moved to the US, where while still teaching fitness and martial arts, I also started applying my skills to fight choreography for movies. Since then I have had the pleasure of working on many different sets as a stuntman/actor, fight choreographer and stunt coordinator.
 
What kind of trainer am I?
I’m a technician, focusing on mechanics first and am able to break down an exercise movement into segments to properly get the right movement patterns behind it. Thanks to my experiences around the world practicing many different sports and being coached myself from several high level athletes I easily adapt and modify my teaching techniques based on my individual client experience.
 
What is my area of expertise?
FITNESS: I have a wide rage of expertise, and I do enjoy mixing when possible martial arts with fitness. Depending from the client’s request and goals I can easily move in between disciplines to achieve the perfect balance.
 
MOVIES: Do you need stage fighting classes? Any movements you see in movies, from empty hand combat thru various weapons, I have experience in and can work with you on. I can coach you on not only the correct techniques behind the movement, but giving you a clear understanding of how to sell those movement to a camera angle or to a live audience.
 
Do we match?
There are no shortcuts to achieve your goals, you’ll need to work hard BUT it doesn’t mean it can’t be fun at the same time. The key is to be consistent with your training. My job is to help you find the right workout that will inspire you to get to the gym and train as hard as you can.

COACH STEFANY

COACH STEFANY

PRIVATE COACHING RATES

Contact: stefany@urbanjunglefitness.com

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JESSICA

JESSICA

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CAROLINA (NUTRITIONIST)

JESSICA

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Contact: carolina@urbanjunglefitness.com

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