Meet the Power Couple

Raphael Rodriguez MS, NASM CPT, TPI Certified

I am Raphael Rodriguez, Co-Founder of Life Trek Fitness Company, a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Titleist Performance Institute Certified. I graduated from Hodges University in 2009 with a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice.

My passion for the fitness industry grew exponentially after completing 32 miles of a 200-mile Ragnar Relay race. I knew after that experience, I wanted to become a trainer so I could be a partner and a coach for clients to persevere and live a healthier life. I have worked with clients of all ages from 16-92 years of age in strength, mobility, agility, and balance; to focus on their technique and to teach them why the proper movement patterns are important.


I am very proud of my growth in this industry and I will continue to bring my message to the public along with my fiance, Samantha Schoonmaker. It is never too late to Learn, Educate, and Succeed. To be healthy and live out your dreams. Always remember: Live Life!

Samantha Schoonmaker BS, NASM CPT & CES

My venture in to the health and fitness industry has been one of the smartest and most rewarding decisions of my life. Not only was I able to transform my own body and lifestyle but I've been able to assist others with their own transformations. 

After completing the National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer course, I yearned to learn more about how our muscles work together to achieve movement whether it be basic like walking or the mechanics of a squat. With this in mind I went on to complete the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialization. Now my programs consist of correcting muscle imbalances and working from the ground up. You could have whatever goal you want but if the foundation is cracked then anything built on top of it will be flawed or in terms of fitness, you'll be prone to injury. 

My clients would tell you that I am knowledgeable and passionate about my craft. I like my clients to learn while they workout. The friendships I've made in this industry are what push me to keep going. I look forward to this next stage in my career and I hope you will join me!

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