Available for Interviews: Raphael Velazquez
Raphael Velazquez, NSCA CSCS, is the founder of VELA, and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, celebrity trainer, and body transformation expert. He is also the author of Core Fitness: Your Best Shape, Looking and Feeling Great.
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Attaining Your Fitness Resolutions:
Commandment #1: You shall set goals | It is important to set goals on your fitness journey. Being precise on what it is you’re looking to achieve (and when) allows you to have clarity on whether you achieved your goal or did not.
Commandment #2: You shall dream big and step small | When goal setting, dream big, plan for the long term (to create habits), and take small steps to help you get closer to your goal.
Commandment #3: You shall be realistic | Being realistic with your goals, more specifically when you will achieve your goals is important to mitigate risks and to make sure you are not putting unnecessary pressure on yourself. Times are hard as is.
Commandment #5: You shall abide by the 365% rule | Improve at least 1% a day, at the end of the year, you’ve accumulated 365%. This goes for life and all of the aspects that come with it. Take a holistic approach to your health by understanding the importance of working out, eating right, and socializing with family & friends. Filling up these different “cups” will elevate who you are after a year.
Commandment #7: You shall move daily| Exercise. Go for a walk, lift weights, go biking. Make sure to move and find ways to stay engaged by setting goals, dreaming big, and living your best life. We are here only once and it’s important to feel great!
Interview: Raphael Velazquez
Raphael Velazquez, NSCA CSCS, is the founder of VELA, and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, celebrity trainer, and body transformation expert. He has built an unparalleled rapport within the fitness and entertainment industry. With years of experience in sculpting and transforming physiques and minds, Raphael formulates and implements techniques catered to the specific goals and needs of each of his clients. Best known for his work in strength and conditioning, Raphael possesses the expertise and professionalism needed to successfully meet demands and sculpt bodies and minds, while coaching his clients to fully embody their best lives. Raphael’s style is evident in the results you see in his clients, his physique is equally important. Recently featured in the Equinox “Impossible Happens” campaign, Miami Swim Week, New York Fashion Week, and Good Morning America with Brooke Burke.
Raphael also has a B.S. in exercise physiology, and in addition to training celebrities, entrepreneurs, and everyday people, he is a motivational speaker, a passionate advocate for the youth being a member of Mastermind Connect, and is devoted to serving others along their journey.
Raphael comes from a Dominican household. As a first-generation American, Raphael looks to be an example to inspire other first-generation Americans to go for their dreams and make them a reality based off one’s circumstances, resources, resiliency, creativity & grit.
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