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Trainers at Lift ATX


María Rodríguez has been an active participant in the fitness space since 2014. She found a passion for movement through yoga in 2012, then found strength and conditioning through CrossFit. She taught both by 2016, which is when she started competitively powerlifting. She held her own powerlifting specialty class in Tacoma, Washington and ended up coaching her clients in bigger competitions as well who would have never thought to be competitors!

María has been training people from all different stages, making sure her clients feel safe and empowered to explore their strongest side through strength training. She believes there is no gender, no limit, and nothing too big to dream up when we’ve untapped into our truest potential.

A Bodybuilding Prep Coach, Personal Trainer, and Transformation specialist. He has been a certified personal trainer since 2011 with a very broad range of experience with many different clients and goals.

He loves helping people change their lives and watching them grow both mentally as well as physically. Doesn’t matter what stage of life you’re in, it’s never too late start. #RaiseTheBarr


“Experience is the teacher of all things.”  


An ISSA Master Trainer specializing in sustainable strength and conditioning programming, I bring almost 25 years of training experience to LiftATX.  I’ve written several training manuals, and currently hold a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification.  


So let’s get right to it…you’re interested in getting stronger.  Leaner.  More comfortable, capable, and confident in your own skin.  That’s why you’re here.


I get that.


My Coach once said to me “Duncan, it’s not bragging if you can do it.”  So here is my promise to you:


  1. You are going to work harder than you thought possible.

  2. You are going to build strong, sustainable habits.

  3. You are going to get results.


That’s not bragging…we can do it.  We will do it.  Together.


So if you’re ready to take the next, or even the first, step in your fitness journey…reach out. 

Dominique offers in person and online training + nutrition coaching personalized to individual goals. She helps people achieve results through sustainable strength training. She primarily focuses on helping women achieve their goals, specializing in body recomposition (gaining muscle + losing body fat) and physique development, by concentrating on getting as strong as possible, training smart and fueling your body 💪🏽🏋🏽‍♀️

If you're someone who..
- feels like they do endless hiit workouts, cardio or random exercises and doesn't see changes
- feels anxious walking into a gym and doesn't know where to start
-feels stuck lifting the same weight each week and can't progress or PR
-wants to learn how to lift heavy with proper form and feel like a badass
-wants to change their relationship with nutrition and develop new habits

Click on the link below to get started!

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Christina offers personalized in-person training & online coaching along with nutrition coaching to help her clients reach their individual fitness & health goals. She focuses her training on building her client's strength through weight lifting and pushes them to challenge themselves in gym!

She has helped clients (men & women) lose fat, build muscle, and support them in creating their own version of a strong physique! 

If you're looking for the following:

- Training for muscle hypertrophy & overall strength

- Nutrition coaching for fat loss OR muscle gain

- Programming with progressive overload to ENSURE progress

Inquire about training with Christina at the link below!!

Team Perez is built upon every athlete’s commitment and effort toward their goals. Each guided by the motto, Ponte las Pilas (Look alive). We are all aware that in life there’s always an easy path, and like momma used to say “El huevon trabaja doble”. In Team Perez, we do it the hard way and the right way from the start. 


In person and online coach that focuses on improving functional health, nutrition, and training. Coach Perez places a great emphasis on education, applying and sharing teachings from his mentors, @jmihlay_ and @mattjansen8. Stay on the lookout for FREE educational content on his page. 


 “I am a strong believer that happiness comes from the journey not the destination. If we can hold the faith to take the steps necessary to become a better version of ourselves, life will always work itself out. Your first step is letting me guide you through that metamorphosis” 


If you’re not where you’d like to be but are willing to “Ponerte las Pilas”, there’s a spot for you in Team Perez. 

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Jose brings over 25 years of experience in the fitness space both personally and professionally as a Trainer. Raised and immersed in the world's bodybuilding and fitness capital, Venice, California.


Jose brings both a modern and an old school style of training to each session. His training styles most reflect the bodybuilding industry’s favorite past generation of athletes and trainers.


Focusing heavily on the fundamentals of lifting and fitness, Jose works with individuals wanting to generally improve their lifestyle, healthy habits or bodybuilding pursuits. Specializing in individual posing, both mandatory and routine choreography, Jose works with beginner to experienced competitors prior to stage.


Se Habla Espanol. 

With a passion for transforming lives through strength training and fostering healthy habits, Syd not only helps you achieve wellness goals but also integrates them seamlessly into your everyday life. Her expertise lies in fine-tuning the basics, addressing key elements such as pelvic tilt and mobility, to ensure that your form is not just good but optimal for progression. She wants her clients to feel empowered to move confidently, laying the groundwork for serious strength gains. She focuses heavily on progressive overload training with an emphasis on glute and leg growth. Recognizing that wellness extends far beyond the gym, she is also dedicated to educating her clients on how to foster habits that promote an all-around holistic well-being. From what you eat, down to your daily routine. She offers a variety of nutrition coaching programs that will guide you to building healthy eating habits that are sustainable for life. She believes in nourishing your body with the right nutrients, making informed choices, and creating a balanced approach to nutrition that complements your wellness journey. 


Tailoring her approach to your unique needs, Syd provides personalized guidance at every fitness level. Join her on a journey where strength becomes second nature and healthy habits evolve into a lifestyle. 


Become a thicc legend. 


Nick is an in person and online personal trainer that has been in the health and fitness space for the last
12 years.
Whether you are new to the gym, been there for a minute, or consider yourself an expert, he can help.
Nick is here to give you the weapons needed to attain your goals. Whether it's losing fat, gaining muscle,
or just overall wellness. You'll be in good hands. His goal is to educate his clients as well as train them to
eventually be equipped enough to take on the gym by themselves.
He cares for his clients, and will always have an open ear for their questions. He is determined to help as
many people in this walk of life.

If you are looking to make some changes in your life, follow through with him!

Hector Bustillos aka Latdaddie has competed in powerlifting for 12 years, is an active USAPL National Referee, and a certified strength and conditioning coach. He believes that no frills, simple training methods are the way to go. His goal is to help you become your most powerful self through general fitness, strength training, or powerlifting, providing 1:1 sessions, online programming, or a mixture of the two to help you achieve your goals. Whether your interests are in competitive powerlifting, wanting to increase your day-to-day quality of life, building a specific silhouette, or simply being the strongest person in your workplace for fun, he’d love to work with you!

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