I was born in the Phillipines and moved to the Bay Area when I was 6. I went to San Jose State University for Nursing and finished my studies at Unitek College. I became a nurse in 2010 and worked in a Senior Living environment.
My athletic background involves Tae Kwon Do, Volleyball, and Cycling. My life has mostly been involved in working or going to school, so I never really had a routine schedule for working out. My weight fluctuated as I got deeper into school and work, and by 2011, I was so overweight that I had trouble fitting my usually loose fitting clothes. I searched on Yelp and I found Tracfit; luckily, my friend, Kevin, was a coach there at the time and he brought me in. I went in for my free introduction to functional fitness and I was pretty devastated. It was a big wake up call to how out of shape I was, but I felt it was a sort of calling. I was back the next day and I’ve never looked back.
I continued to train at Tracfit for the next 2 years, gradually getting stronger and fitter. In 2012, I was given the opportunity to try out and become an apprentice at Tracfit. I then spent the next year training and shadowing under the Tracfit coaching staff. In December 2013, I became a Certified CrossFit Trainer and became a full time coach at Tracfit.
Functional fitness is about molding your lifestyle for the better. I don’t look at working out as an errand or a chore, but as a pleasure. Tracfit has the friendliest community that I have the honor of being apart of. It is a place where everyone knows your name. You can have a terrible work day, come in for a workout, and leave forgetting why your day was even bad. Tracfit is my family.
True facts about Rod: I enjoy fixing up cars, listening to music, taking photos, and eating Paleo.