Carlos Cardoza De La Rosa
Personal Trainer - Coach
NASM, USAW, ISSA Nutritionist
Carlos is not shy when it comes to acknowledging his competitive spirit – while he may initially seem quiet, he is observant. Carlos says his competitive spirit comes from: “…knowing that the world is not crazy enough to give you what you do not deserve. You must work hard to get what you want out of life, and only you can work towards making your dreams come true because no one else will. It is not about how smart you are, or how talented you are, or even how rich you are. It is about how much time and effort you are willing to put in to accomplishing your goals in life. You must be like a missile attack that is about to strike down the opponent (obstacles); Purposeful, Powerful, Planned, Precise, and Persistent. ”
Carlos’s competitive spirit and outlook on life stems from Ubuntu, which really is not a word, but a way of life, a culture; it means, “I am because we are.” Carlos says that he can be the best version of himself only because you are the best version of yourself. It’s about a community, a team, a group of individuals working together to improve themselves by improving those around them. Iron sharpening iron.
Carlos enjoys helping others feel and become their best. It makes sense that he has forged a career where there’s opportunity to impact people’s lives through health and fitness. Carlos holds credentials from USA Weightlifting (USAW Level 1), International Sport Sciences Association (ISSA Fitness & Nutrition Specialist)), and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist). His training methodology is very pragmatic and keeps things safe, simple, and challenging. And, as he practices himself, his approach to coaching helps guide clients to find balance mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally.Carlos enjoys keeping himself busy: basketball, weightlifting and martial arts challenge the physical while reading to further his professional education and/or expand his world view to challenge the mental. His favorite book is “Meditations” by Markus Aurelius, and it’s in his 12 books to read yearly list - ask Carlos about the other 11!