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Fitness Experts Mastering Mind-Body and Balancing on top of Rocky Canyon Cliffs
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Rock Hudson
Life Coach, Nutrition Coach, Personal Trainer
Anatomy Trains Structural Integrator

Hi! 

 

I’m Rock.

 

As a former overweight and unmotivated person, I can’t believe I get to live in the body I do today. I was never in shape before turning 30, although I should have been as much as I spent on gym memberships, supplements, and Tony Little’s Gazelle (anybody else remember that thing?). I tried every diet out there. Even when I was successful with sticking to the diet for a while, it was never sustainable.

 

Bill Gates once said, “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” I'm that guy. I strive for efficiency.

 

I'm a busy guy. I created Mavericks from the ground up. I work with clients while maintaining, growing, and improving the facility. I also spend a lot of time further educating myself so that I can better serve my clients and community. I complete 4-6 major certifications a year to develop a better understanding of the human body and all of its complexities.

 

Because I'm so busy, I need food to be easy. I need my workout to be easy. I ate out because it was easy. I used to skip the gym because I was tired, didn't have time, or didn't have the motivation. It was an easy excuse. 

 

The truth was I didn't want to do the things necessary to get into shape and lose weight. I wanted to have a healthy lifestyle without doing the work. It felt really hard and the rest of my life was already hard enough. I tried to change it all at once and that simply never worked.

 

One day shortly after my 31st birthday, I hurt my back. I was young, seemingly healthy, and in constant pain. I couldn't stand up straight. Everything stopped. Being unable to live comfortably and accomplish what you want is one thing, but being in constant pain and distress is motivating. I would have done anything to not feel like I did. That was my line in the sand.

 

Upon the recommendation of my doctor, I looked for a highly skilled coach. I needed accountability and direction. I needed to not hurt myself. Finding the right person became a bigger challenge than I imagined. I met the cheerleader, whose positivity felt fake. I met the cross-trainer, who only cared about fast and hard. That workout hurt me. I don't know about you, but I want my workouts to help me, not hurt me. I met the bodybuilder, who said to me the first time we met, “I’ll break you.” No thanks.

 

I finally found someone who spoke my language and went slow enough that I didn’t hate every second of it. We started off doing what I thought were dumb, pointless exercises. “Anybody can do this,” I thought. That’s the point - anybody could, but I wasn’t. My coach kept pushing me in a way I was not able to push myself. She made the workouts fun. Step by step, I got stronger. I started making other positive changes in my life as things got easier.

When I worked on changing one area of my life at a time, and spent the time and energy to make a real sustainable change, I started making real progress.

 

Life got easier. 

 

What I’ve been able to do with my body and my life since then has been incredible.  I’m freer and more comfortable in my skin than ever. This allows me to do the things I enjoy and live the life I aspire to live. 

 

Helping other people find comfort in their skin that I've found is my purpose.

 

I focus on improving 1% every day. Maybe today it’s food. 

Maybe tomorrow it’s exercise. Every day is headed in the right direction. Every day I can do something to make my body healthier and my life easier. Small changes add up to huge changes. I don't even recognize the person I was 10 years, 5 years, or even 1 year ago.

I'm probably always going to be a work in progress. That's part of what I love about this work. I don't get bored because I'm constantly learning something new about what my body can do. I fell in love with skiing just before my 40th birthday and I've been making consistent improvements ever since. That's what is so fun about the way I learn and teach movement. It improves every other area of my life. It makes physical activities enjoyable and I have the energy and strength to go all day, day after day.

 

We’re human. We’re diverse. We make mistakes. And life is going to happen. I created Mavericks Fitness to help you focus on building resilience, self-compassion, and follow-through in a safe, clean, and private facility. I want to help you accomplish your physical, spiritual, and mental goals. The coaches at Mavericks Fitness do this through optimal movement, good nutrition, slow steady changes, and radical self-honesty. 

 

Habit change is hard. But I truly believe it’s the key to a better tomorrow.

Certifications

  • Anatomy Trains Structural Integrator

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine Corrective Exercise Specialist

  • Gray Institute Certification in Applied Functional Science

  • Gray Institute 3DMAPS (Three-Dimensional Movement Analysis & Performance System)

  • American Council on Exercise Mind-Body Agility Trainer

  • American Council on Exercise Certified Health Coach

  • American Council on Exercise Weight Management Specialist

  • American Council on Exercise Functional Training Specialist

  • Precision Nutrition Coach Level 2

  • MovNat Level 2

  • GirlsGoneStrong Pre- & Postnatal Coach

  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization for Exercise

  • Medfit Parkinson's Disease Fitness Specialist

  • Medfit Addiction Fitness Specialist

  • Medfit Medical Fitness Specialist

  • Bikefit Certified Biomechanical Bike Fitter

  • OPEX Programming: Principles

  • Russian Kettlebell Challenge

  • Art of Motion’s Slings In Motion

  • Human Potential Institute Life Coach

  • Kabuki Strength Coach

  • NAT Anatomy of Stretching

  • NAT Sports Injuries

  • NAT Trigger Point Therapy

  • First Aid, CPR & AED

 

Former Certifications

  • USA Weightlifting Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Max 'Butternut' Perez
ACE Certified, Rock Approved
Meet Max, a highly skilled movement professional. He was certified as a personal training through ACE (American Council on Exercise) and is learning more daily. He is following in the footsteps of Rock, developing wickedly effective workouts that sound easy, but leave you more than a few steps closer to your goals. His infectious personality will keep you laughing between sets and excited for your next workout. 

Max is currently studying for certifications in working with teens, those preparing for or recovering from cancer treatments, and autism.
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