areas of expertise
-Mobility & Flexibility
Gustavo’s weightlifting career started at age 15 when he began training with a family friend who worked as a personal trainer. Like anything Gustavo does he dove head-first into exercise and learned as much as he possibly could. Every article, study, YouTube video he could find was consumed. He started FSU’s Exercise Physiology program in 2015 and joined the FSU Leach Gym in Spring 2015. Gustavo quickly rose to the top position at the Leach Center, Student Director, and was in charge of training new personal trainers.
Gustavo is first and foremost a movement specialist. He is a great strength coach, but what really makes him tick is identifying faulty movement patterns and coming up with fixes for old injuries. Gustavo’s method to training is to first assess a client and then address their unique issues. All of us have some sort of imbalances: a left arm that’s weaker than the right, a leg bigger than the other, or poor posture from sitting at a computer too long. He is the master of spotting pain points, asymmetries, and poor movement patterns. His training programs address every angle to get your body back to moving the way it should with better posture & less pain while building muscle mass.
Gustavo joined the team in early 2016 after completing the SST Internship Program. He is the science guy of the team and can often be found reading obscure strength & conditioning journals in his spare time. Gustavo is a movement specialist & corrective exercise guru. He is a native of Peru, moved to the USA at four years old, and earned his citizenship at fourteen. Gustavo will graduate with a B.S. from FSU’s Exercise Physiology program in 2017 before pursuing a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology.
-NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
-USAW Sports Performance Coach
-Functional Movement Systems Level 1
"Gustavo is my guy because of his expertise in posture correction--which I needed from years at the computer. My initial goals were to build strength, muscle, and lose some fat--my posture was standing in the way. In my first workouts Gustavo gave me stretches, at home exercises, and a mobility routine to get my posture back to normal. At the same time we jumped right into strength training and I've changed the way my clothes fit and the way I feel. I've put muscle on in all of the right places and lost fat on my stomach. My personal training is coming to an end but I've got the skills to continue on my own. Thanks Gustavo!" *Results may vary
"Do Believe The Hype. Gustavo is my primary personal trainer, but I interact with the entire staff on some level each session and I would be happy to work with any of them. I’m a lot stronger than when I came in, and I’m moving away from being “the skinny guy” as I have put on 10lbs of mass in the last 3 months. I train here 3x a week, and Gustavo has written at home workouts to make sure my gains are maximized. I’m a little worried some of my tattoos are going to get stretched out, but I guess that just comes with the territory." *Results may vary