Raphael Velazquez


About Raphael

My training philosophy is simple. Attacking each component of fitness with intent and intensity. This is predicated by educating you on what we are doing, why we are doing it and then performing the exercise with intensity and focus.

From my time working with high-level athletes with Rockland Peak Performance and training high performers, celebrities at Equinox, it is all about the efficiency and effectiveness of the work being done. With my system, we will improve on all components of fitness to improve your overall energy, body composition, movement patterns, strength and get you to tackle your job, sport, hobby, and LIFE, with the same intent and focus all the while enjoying the ride and crushing your goals.

My favorite client story

My favorite client story is my one client who had ended up getting a rotator cuff surgery. We worked on getting him mentally and physically prepared to do 35 push-ups in a row. It was so uplifting and empowering.

My favorite exercise

The deadlift. It’s a phenomenal exercise strengthening the posterior chain (back of the body). Most people tend to have weak hamstrings, glutes and back, so I truly appreciate an exercise targeting weak points in the body.

My favorite quote

"Direct Your Sail"
"Feed The Flame"

My training philosophy

My training philosophy is simple. I train for longevity while building up weak points and components of fitness (strength/power/mobility/conditioning)

My training experience

I’ve been training athletes (young to pro) and gen populations (all ages) since 2016. It’s been a blessing to be apart of two prestigious gyms (Rockland peak performance & Equinox) where I honed my skills and continue to craft lasting relationships while adding value to peoples lives by making them feel, look and mentally be better.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Muscular Definition
  • Muscle Gain
  • Posture
  • Kettlebells
  • TRX
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Injury Prevention
  • Stress Reduction
  • Wellness

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Additional Certifications

Pre/Post-Natal, Kettlebell, Strength and Conditioning Coach


BS in Exercise Science

Who I Especially Like Working With

Actors, Beginners, Brides-to-be, Men, Middle-aged, Models, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women

Medical Conditions Experience

Bone/Joint Injury, Depression, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Neck Pain

Additional Languages Spoken


107 Chambers Street

New York, NY 10007

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