Photography by Billy Polson

Photography by Billy Polson

A California native, Pablo entered training after years of working in mental health and social services. His introduction to the gym world came as a way for him to treat personal struggles with depression and anxiety. After studying psychology and practicing therapy, Pablo saw firsthand the benefit of physical activity on his clients' mental health. Drawing from personal experience and what was reported to him by his clients, Pablo made the transition from mental health to personal fitness training as a means to help others through exercise and fitness--a decision he is proud of.

Pablo marries his experience as a therapist with the demands of a trainer. Incorporating elements of mindfulness with the theoretical and practical knowledge of fitness training, Pablo advocates for the mind-body connection. His passions in exercise are traditional weight training and boxing. Pablo loves to move, often hiking, playing on the beach, and boxing. On his spare time, he reads everything from Latin American literature to UFO and paranormal studies and is currently studying tarot.