Paul Roberts Mobility, Strength, and Weight Loss

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Strength, Yoga, Mobility, and Nutrition

Hi, and thanks for checking out my bio!  I’m Paul, and I specialize in helping people move better.  I help people build real world strength for all activities.  I help clients recover from injuries and I align their bodies to prevent injuries.  I’ve written over 3000 workouts spread across 60 unique workout plans.  Similarly, I’ve designed over 40 custom yoga flows to help people build strength and range of motion in their yoga practice.

As a professional personal trainer, I’ve coached over 10,000 hours worth of personal training, yoga, and mobility sessions.  I train about 500 new clients a year.  I’ve personally taught over 100 personal trainers how to coach through Sand & Steel’s mentorship program.  In all regards, I am a professional in what I do.

My recipe for success boils down to customization of the training session to the needs of the client.  Many of my clients have mobility restrictions, challenging weight loss goal, or prior injuries.  I can quickly modify workouts and yoga flows to protect against injury and optimize the training.  In my mobility sessions, I help strengthen weaknesses, improve range of motion, and build durable biomechanics.

To help clients build muscle and lose fat, I’ve developed Sand and Steel’s Blueprint Diet Program.  It’s based on years of nutrition research of many different popular diets, with several key changes to make improving body composition more consistent.  Like my training, this diet program works because its customized to your needs, your lifestyle, and your preferences.

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Paul on Personal Training at Sand and Steel

My Certifications

CrossFit, Yoga, Mobility, and Personal Training Certifications

  1. Biomedical Engineer: Johns Hopkins University
  2. Yoga Inversions and Arm Balances Workshop
  3. Yoga SCW Level II Certified: Hatha Yoga,  Yoga for Seniors, Chakra balancing, Inversions, Pranayamas
  4. Functional Range Conditioning (FRC): Improve Flexibility and Strength at the End of Range of Motion
  5. 3DMAPS: 3 Dimensional Movements Analysis and Performance System
  6. Muscle Energy Techniques: Rehabilitation and Mobility
  7. Mobility|WOD Movement and Mobility Specialist: Movement and Mechanics
  8. RockTape FMT RockBlades Basic & Advanced: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Graston, and Scraping to Alleviate Pain and Improve Mobility
  9. RockTape FMT Performance and Basic: Functional Movement Techniques & Advanced Kinetic Taping
  10. RockTape FMT RockPods Cupping: Cupping to Improve Tissue Regeneration and Release Entrapped Nerves
  11. RockTape FMT RockFloss: Voodoo Bands and Occlusion Band (RockFloss) Therapy to Loosen and Mobilize Tight Fascia
  12. Y-Balance Testing: Examination of Movement Patterns and Imbalances for Functional Assessment
  13. FMS Level II: Functional Movement Screen and Corrective Exercise Techniques
  14. Road Runner Certified Coach: RRCA Certified Coach
  15. Starting Strength Seminar: Powerlifting Certification by Mark Riptoe
  16. TRX Suspension Training: Core and Bodyweight Training Techniques
  17. RKC Russian Kettlebell Club: Strength & Conditioning Through Kettlebells
  18. CrossFit Level 2: Weight loss and Metabolic Training
  19. CrossFit Powerlifting: Strength Training
  20. CrossFit Gymnastics: Bodyweight and Mobility
  21. CrossFit Scaling Course: Progressions and Regressions for Weight Lifting
  22. CrossFit Lesson Planning: Effective Techniques for Structuring Workouts
  23. CrossFit Pose Running: How to Spot Faults in Running Technique
  24. CrossFit Spot the Flaw: How to Spot Faults in Gymnastics and Weight Lifting Technique
  25. Precision Nutrition: Nutrition Coaching, Meal Planning, and Diet
  26. Certified in First Aid and CPR/AED National Foundation: Basic First Aid and CPR
  • FRC Certification Functional Range Conditioning
    FRC Certification Functional Range Conditioning
  • Rocktape Rock Floss Rockfloss FMT Certification
    Rocktape Rock Floss Rockfloss FMT Certification
  • Rocktape Rock Pods Rockpods Cupping Certification
    Rocktape Rock Pods Rockpods Cupping Certification
  • FMS Functional Movement System Level 2 Certification
    FMS Functional Movement System Level 2 Certification
  • MobilityWOD Movement and Mobility Specialist Share
    MobilityWOD Movement and Mobility Specialist Share
  • Y Balance Test YBT Certification
    Y Balance Test YBT Certification
  • CrossFit Level II Certificate
    CrossFit Level II Certificate
  • CrossFit Lesson Planning Course Certification
    CrossFit Lesson Planning Course Certification
  • Road Runners Club of America RRCA Certified Coach Certificate
    Road Runners Club of America RRCA Certified Coach Certificate
  • National CPR Foundation First Aid Certification
    National CPR Foundation First Aid Certification
  • CrossFit Powerlifting Certification
    CrossFit Powerlifting Certification
  • Starting Strength Seminar Certification
    Starting Strength Seminar Certification
  • FMT Blades Certification
    FMT Blades Certification
  • FMT Advanced Certification
    FMT Advanced Certification
  • Level II Yoga Certification
    Level II Yoga Certification
  • 3DMAPS Certification Paul Roberts
    3DMAPS Certification Paul Roberts
  • TRX Suspension Trainer Training Certification
    TRX Suspension Trainer Training Certification
  • CrossFit Scaling Course Certification
    CrossFit Scaling Course Certification

“What My Clients Say About Training With Me”

It’s worth mentioning that unlike many other websites, these are real review from real websites like Yelp and Facebook.  These reviews are all from active clients … real people you’ll meet at Sand & Steel.  People that want to meet you and join you in your journey to improve.  View all Reviews.

“My coaching style is all about customizing the personal training session to your goals, fitness level, and biomechanics.”

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View a Sample Personal Training Session with Paul

I scale personal training sessions through progressions and regressions so that they are safe and effective for you.  Yes, I’m a big fitness nerd with my fancy graphs and conjugate periodization programs. I like working out to 80s music by artists like Jefferson Starship and Jim Josef. I own that. But make no mistake, you will be drenched in sweat, and you’ll feel sore in muscles you never knew you had. You are only as strong as your weakest links… so train the smart way… with better mobility and stronger biomechanics. Let’s create a foundation for real strength training. Yes it’s going to be hard, but it will be scaled to you safely. And in the end … I’m going to get you in the best shape of your life.

Better Movement
I have 8 Mobility Certifications.  Mobility is all about retraining your muscles and connective tissue to move better. It enhances all aspects of fitness because when you move better you train better.  My training sessions focus on providing athletes with exercises that they have sufficient range of motion and control to execute safely. Through integrating mobility into all personal training sessions, we reduce injury rates and help clients break through strength plateaus.
Books I'm Currently Reading
Fitness, CrossFit, Mobility, Yoga, and Nutrition Books

Study your craft.  Treat personal training as a profession, and your clients will treat you like a professional.
There is always more to learn.  

Here is what I am currently reading:

Books I Just Finished

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Personal Training Methodology

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Practicing Yoga with a Personal Trainer Overview (4)

Whether your goals are based in performance, bodybuilding, weight loss, or rehabilitation, improvement begins and ends with proper mobility and exercise mechanics.

Current Areas of Study
Books and Materials that I currently reviewing and studying
  1. Partner Based Yoga
  2. NCSA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS)
  3. Power Lifting
My Experience
I have conducted over 10,000 hours of personal training with over 600 clients. I work with clients who have had massive surgeries (hip replacements, shoulder reconstruction, car accidents, rifle damage, etc.) to active military and police.  I specialize in weight loss, strength training, and correcting movement mechanics (kinesiology.)
My Education
I have a bachelors in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins and a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers. I chose to be a personal trainer so that I can help people move better and improve the quality of their life. Whether it’s unlocking confidence they didn’t know they had, or changing the way they look at fitness, personal training is my opportunity to help others.
Mobility Methodology
In addition to using the principles and teaching of M|WOD, I also integrate Muscle Activation Techniques and Muscle Energy Techniques to strengthen weakened muscles.  For range of motion testing, I utilize Gray Cook’s FMS, 3DMAPS, M|WOD foundational patterns.  For partner stretching, I utilize Astanga Yoga Asanas and Kit Laughlin’s Partner Stretching Methodology.
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5 Exercises for People with Wrist Pain

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Associations

  1. NSCA National Strength and Conditioning Association
  2. FunctionalMovement.com

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