Robert AcostaVerified 5 Reviews
Hello :) I am a professional soccer player and ACE certified personal trainer seeking to help every single person realize and achieve their full potential through fitness, nutrition, and a healthy lifestyle. I've been training for over 10 years and worked with a wide range of clients (I've worked with over 100 clients) ranging from aspiring pro athletes to busy parents to sedentary older adults.
I originally became a trainer to help combat the youth obesity in this country. While that is still a primary goal, I have also fallen in love with helping people of all ages and abilities reach their fitness goals.
No matter what your goals - I would LOVE to help you!
My favorite client story
I trained a mother/daughter combo for about a year. They both lost over 50lbs in that time, and just being able to watch the transformation of not only their bodies, but also their minds and relationship with each other was very special.
My favorite exercise
Any variation of squats and lunges :)
My favorite quote
Walk the talk.
My training philosophy
I seek to empower others to realize and achieve their true fullest potential through nutrition, fitness, and healthy lifestyle habits.
My training experience
Over 10 years of experience working with clients of all ages and levels ranging from 6 year old soccer players, to 80 year old sedentary individuals, to pro athletes, to people suffering from obesity
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Muscular Definition
- Muscle Gain
- Sports Performance Training
- Cardiovascular Conditioning
NCCA Accredited Certifications
ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, ACE Certified Weight Management Specialist , ACE Sports Conditioning Specialist
BA in Fitness Management
Who I Especially Like Working With
Actors, Bodybuilders, Brides-to-be, Law Enforcement, LGBTQIA, Men, Military, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Pre/post-natal, Runners, Student-athletes, Women, Youth
Medical Conditions Experience
Addiction, Arthritis, Back Pain/Issues, Depression, Diabetes, Hearing Impaired (Deaf), IBD, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Obesity, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues
3878 Rollingsford Cir
Lakeland, FL 33810
In-home or Outdoor Training
Session Surcharge: $20
I went to Robert when I was 220 pounds.. I have had back surgery and have eating issues.. Robert helped me emotionally get to a point where I was strong enough to help myself. He pushed me everyday to become a better person. I met Robert for training and it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Inwanted to cry or puke when I left... but the next day I always felt like a million dollars and couldn’t wait to get back! He helped me to get into shape and I lost 50llbs . He also wrote out a workout plan for my daughter who is a soccer player after she broke her ankle and tore all the ligaments .. Robert is very professional and knows what he’s talking about!!
When I need a strength-training plan, I always turn to Robert Acosta. His plans are challenging, utilize compound movements that save me time while still accomplishing my goals, and include creative exercises that keep my workouts interesting and fun. These are key components to my fitness, as I’m a runner who must fit in workouts around raising toddler triplets. I’ve used Robert for over 5 years—including during pregnancy, postpartum, and race training. The workouts he designed postpartum helped me gain back my fitness within 8 months of giving birth and transitioned very well into the workouts he designed for my first half-marathon. I look forward to a continued partnership with Robert as I continue to run and set more challenging racing goals.
I had the pleasure of working with Robert Acosta when I first started my journey to a healthier life style. Rob was the first trainer that I had ever worked with. His positivity is contagious. He offered encouragement as he was guiding me through my workouts. Under his guidance I was able to achieve more than I had imagined possible. He always had faith in me when I wasn't so sure of my abilities. He was patient with me as I adapted to my new life style. I had great success while working with Rob and highly recommend him.
Robert worked with me for more than two years as a personal trainer. With his help, I learned how to lift weights properly and he showed me what it takes to achieve a goal. He was always positive, timely, encouraging, and respectful. I highly recommend him as a trainer.
I've just finished my 4th session with Robert. I can already see improvements. He's upbeat and fun to work out with each time. He's helping not get me in better shape physically with the workouts, he's helping me fine tune my diet. He has a wealth of knowledge. I thought I was eating pretty healthy, but not in the way I need to for the goals I've set. I look forward to signing up for me sessions.
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