I felt like I was in pretty good shape for 43. I could run 5 miles, do 10 pull ups, bench press my weight. I was exercising a lot and eating pretty well but even with all that I wasn't entirely happy with what I saw on the scale or in the mirror. I felt like I was putting in a lot of effort but not getting a lot of results. I needed a way to change things up and bust through the plateau I was at. The timing was perfect when Ray said he was looking for people to try a new 8 week nutrition and exercise program he developed. I signed up and committed myself to doing everything I could to stick to the plan he gave me.
He started by taking some time to find out what I had been doing in terms of diet and exercise, what kind of equipment I had access to, what my current knowledge was, and what I wanted to achieve. He then tailored his program to exactly what he thought I needed to do to achieve my goals. The program was challenging but certainly doable. I learned about High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and intermittent fasting. I learned some new movements to help me shake up my weight lifting routine. I learned the daily calorie and protein levels I should be at and the best kinds of food to eat to meet those levels. Ray provided the right amount of motivation and insight throughout the program and made adjustments as needed.
During the 8 weeks of following the program I lost 12 pounds of body weight while adding muscle. I developed good eating habits, my clothes are fitting better, I am sleeping better and have more energy throughout the day. Committing to Ray's program gave me the direction and accountability I needed to make real change. I highly recommend that you see what kind of plan Ray can develop for you.
I’ve been working with Ray as my trainer since last summer. Before we began, we discussed my goals, what I want to change (health and body wise) and any health issues I was struggling with. He created a workout schedule & daily nutrition goals tailored to me only that was not impossible to complete. Working with him I’ve learned to make better health choices without depriving myself of the “good stuff”. I can say that I am extremely happy with my weight & body, something I couldn’t say a year ago. I know keeping up with the easy healthy habits I’ve learned through Ray, the weight will stay off permanently. I highly recommend RPC fitness, Ray is a dedicated trainer, easy to work with and cares a lot about his clients & helping them meet their goals.
- Diana C.
I participated in a 60 day fitness program under the supervision of Ray Castro and RPC fitness. The program was designed to be done at home and remotely (it could be done any where in the world). Ray catered the program to the equipment which I already had - which made it easy to get started. The program and mobile app was very easy to use and follow. The work outs were varied and kept my interest. Ray provided focused support throughout the program and was always available to answer any questions that I had and there were scheduled check in calls every two weeks. Over all I lost approximately 18 pounds and improved my strength. I would whole heartedly recommend Ray Castro's programs and guidance for any one who is looking to make a 'Positive change' for them selves. Ray is very easy to work with and his passion for his client's success comes through in everything he does.
I cannot say enough good things about working with Ray! His tailored program was the only thing that could get my workouts and diet on track to help me achieve my goals. He takes time to listen to where I want to go, tailors workouts to meet my needs and is great about daily touchpoints to make sure I’m on track. I can’t wait to keep working out with and being a part of Ray’s program for a long time!
I highly recommend my friend Ray Castro and his personal training company RPC Fitness! I just completed a 60 day challenge constructed by Ray to lose fat and gain muscle and I am super happy with the results. It's totally online and just the right amount of interaction to keep you on track. Everything from nutrition assistance to tweaking the program so it works best for you, this process was really amazing. I never would have thought I'd get a personal trainer, mainly because I'm an arrogant asshole who thinks they can learn anything from watching enough YouTube videos and reading enough articles, but I learned so much over the past two months that has really been invaluable. I've already implemented some of what I've learned into the new program I started yesterday and I'm super excited to see how this effects my training moving forward. Other than that, my biggest take-aways from this experience are that my weight lifting belt now has tightened two notches, my endurance has sky-rocketed and I'm down about 10 lbs on the scale. So if you've put on some quarantine weight or just want to start working on becoming the best version of you, whether your an experienced lifter or a complete noob, you gotta reach out to Ray Castro and RPC Fitness. Progress pics included, bonus pic of my angry flexing face that will hopefully get me invited to the gun competition...maybe next year!
Ray has been wonderful to work with, he pushes me past my limits and always remains calm and professional. He watches my nutrition to make sure I’m eating what I need to build muscle and burn calories. In the 4 months I’ve worked him he has transformed my 39 year old body into better shape than my 25 year old body. I’ve never got so many compliments on my butt and my clothes fit better than ever. If you’re going to trust anyone to get your health on tract and transform your body into something strong and sexy, Ray is the guy to hire.
I’m a 54 year old retired police officer. After several injuries and a huge weight gain I searched for a trainer to help. I found Ray on thumbtack and set up an interview and knew this was the trainer for me. Ray is so positive, knowledgeable and cares about you and your health. I travel 40 min to train with Ray and it’s absolutely worth the time. I feel great!
I have been working with Ray for six months and have never felt fitter or stronger in my life. He is both patient and motivating, he's helped me perfect form on exercises I've always been too intimidated to try by myself. I've lost 2 pant sizes and hit strength goals I could never have achieved alone. I know that from warm up to strength training and cardio I am getting a great workout, learning new exercises, and pushing myself to new personal bests thanks to his guidance and coaching.
I really appreciate how Ray listened to what I wanted to achieve and designed a varied and challenging workout program for me to follow. He worked me hard and it would have been easy to give in but his motivation and enthusiasm was a real driving force to help me persevere and challenge my ability, I didn’t want to let either of us down! Ray is such a knowledgeable and personable personal trainer that I trust and value his guidance to drive me forward.
I just completed Ray’s 8-week program, and wow! Ray’s holistic approach made it easy to get started and stay engaged the entire time. Prior to beginning the program we discussed goals, fitness levels, experience, nutrition and equipment that I had access too. Ray took all of this information and created a program tailored to me. Throughout the program Ray was always available to answer questions and provide feedback. He also made modifications to the program when necessary as I went through it. I’ve been active my entire adult life, but I’ve always struggled with proper nutrition and portioning. Ray took the time to explain the different components of a healthy diet in an easy to understand way while helping me to implement changes to my diet that were easy to follow, but also healthy. Every workout was challenging but doable, and Ray taught me how little things like tempo and effort can make a huge difference in movements that I had been doing for years. I looked forward to knowing that I would be completely worn out at the end of each workout. I am so happy that I signed up for this program and would absolutely recommend working with Ray no matter what your fitness goals may be!
I have been training with Ray for several months, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with my results. He encourages and challenges me with every workout, and our sessions include strength training, core training and conditioning work.
Thanks to his knowledge of fitness and nutrition, I have reached a level of fitness that I thought unattainable. With his continued guidance and support, I’m beyond excited to take my fitness goals to the next level.
I have been with Ray for six months dropping two dress sizes and gaining muscle mass. Honestly, I suffer with severe depression. Last holiday season was rough for me. I only left my apartment for my sessions with Ray. He was a friend, a therapist, encouraging me constantly to be a better stronger me. I would call him to cancel a session because I was too depressed, and he would say "Come, let's talk about it". Before I knew it I would have done squats, chest press, core work, and life was good again. I am a healthier woman now. Ray helped me mentally and physically. I hope that your weight loss journey turns into a lifestyle change, which Ray help me to realize. Ray, thank you so much be blessed ....
Ray is very professional but personable. He cares and takes the time to make sure you understand what you doing based on the exercise and your goals. He’s tough and pushes you but smiles and jokes which helps when you feel like you’re dying, lol. Thanks Ray!
Working with Ray has been a great experience! From the first session, I felt comfortable working with him. He took his time explaining the movements to me and was very motivating. In two months of working with Ray, I personally feel my strength has increased and have come to enjoy working out! Ray is always on time and responds quickly to texts and emails. My 12 year old son is also training with Ray and has really connected with him as well. Our Family would highly recommend worth with RPC Fitness !
Ray is a consumate professional who knows how to take you to the next level. I've been lifting weights for 20 years and had hit a plateau, Ray provided me new routines and nutritional advice that allowed me to reach new heights. Highly recommended!
I used to be a couch potato. After meeting and started working out with Ray Catro "Mr. Ray", I am more active and toned. It feels like he has known me forever because he has personalized my training to fit my "style". Even my husband and doctor's office nurses and assistances are noticing the difference in my body tone! He works me hard, and I complain throughout the workout, but I feel great aftetwards! I am so glad for his training, and highly recommend Ray to everybody!
Ray is amazing to work with — I highly recommend RPC Fitness!
Paradigm shifting change to my approach and they way I think about fitness was necessary, and Ray gave me all the tools for long term change. I am currently 39 and was a power lifting, gym rat from around age 15 until my late 20's. Like many of us out there, I found demanding office work, got married, had three sons, and my priorities caused physical activity and diet to fall far down the list. I have tried many times over the years to get back on the wagon, but did so using the old methods that had worked in the past. What worked in our prime years, isn't always what's best with 40 on the horizon. I trained like I was cutting weight for a powerlifting meet, losing weight fast but always slipping up because of dietary restrictions that were just impossible to maintain in a life that wasn't 110% designed around training as mine used to be. Starting with Ray, I had to let go of a lot of habits and embrace a new way of looking at the metrics of fitness. In a little over three months, I have dropped an average of a little over 10lbs/month (32lbs). This is the aim we should strive for to establish healthy eating habits instead of a "diet" and as we know "diets" always end. Oddly, with Ray and his dietary planning, I am never, ever, ever hungry! I eat often and plenty. I eat foods that give me lasting energy and never cause me to feel those run down "on a diet" feelings. If you're looking to work with Ray, he will supply you with the tools and information for lasting success instead of the flashy gimmick, quick fix solutions that pollute our best intentions to get healthy. As with anything, it's what you put in that dictates the results because no matter what, this is YOUR health. With focus and dedication, along with guidance from Ray......there is nothing that can stop you.
I have really enjoy working out with Ray. I always get a great quality workout in and Ray has always accommodated my workouts to what best suites me. Even when unexpected events have occurred such as illness or injury, Ray adjusts to how I am feeling. I feel that Ray really values the experience and progress that his clients make. He takes the time to figure out what works best for each individual no matter what level you are at. He has pushed me during workouts to reach goals beyond my expectations. I highly recommend RPC Fitness, LLC.
Ray is awesome at setting up a do-able workout. As someone that finds it hard to get to the gym, he kept the works outs interesting and enjoyable, and got me to increase in strength. Most importantly, Ray got me focused on living, and eating, a healthier lifestyle
I was looking for someone to help me get stronger and reduce some injury pain I had in preparation for a move across the country. Ray did a great job trouble shooting my pain, offering suggestions and designing a training plan to reduce my pain, and increase my strength. We have completed the move, and I am happy to say there was not a day I couldn't pack, move boxes, or help deal with the clean up and transfer of our home items. It went incredibly well, and I owe most of it to Ray's help and support.