Coach Ricky Gonzalez
Ricky Gonzalez, a certified personal trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist has been working in the personal training industry since 2003. A competitive athlete since 1999, he is a multi title winner in bodybuilding competitions and actively races in triathlons and running events. He graduated on the Dean’s List from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sport’s Sciences, along with a minor in Dietetics/Nutrition. He worked as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Miami-Dade College from 2005-2007, where he created and directed all of the strength training and endurance programs for over 100 athletes from 5 different sports. Currently, Gonzalez is an NSPA Certified Personal Trainer course instructor, owner and operator of True Body Training, inc and works with all types of athletes, as well as general fitness enthusiasts and individuals of all ages, helping them improve their strength, endurance and fitness level.
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I would like to provide you with a brief introduction on my career as an athlete and coach:
My competitive athletic career began in 1981 in road racing. I specialized in running and competed in 5&10K distances. My PR’s were 16’40 and 34’50. You may already know some athletes that I use to train with like Aldo Virano (the Accelerade & Endurox guy). Afterwards, I began competing in triathlons in 1988. My preferred distance was the Sprint. My best time was 55’00.
I was trained by the best of the best in Brazil, Professor Wanderlei de Oliveira, the famous “guru” of track & field and road racing. Wanderlei de Oliveira worked with European Olympic level runners and World record champions from Portugal in the 80’s. I’ve been surrounded by Olympic and National level athletes for over 10 years. In 1997, I decided that my desire to help others exceeded my desire to compete, so I began to coach full time.
In 1998 became part of the 1st group of USAT Certified Coaches. With over 30 years of experience and 16 years as a Coach, I know what it takes to get to the next level/s. I work every day with different levels of athletes and different personalities. The most common mistakes that I see everyday are “overtraining” & “under training” and lack of patience from the athlete perspective to “jump” in to long distance racing too soon. Understanding how to train correctly; learn the proper swim technique and pacing; how to use your bike gear & proper bike zones and learning the best running form and knowing what pace to follow (and zones to be in) for all your workouts. These things and much more provide a glimpse of what you will learn when you become a TRI-2-ONE athlete! There is no guessing. There is no room for mistakes.
Learn and utilize the concept of Periodization; obtain a solid base of endurance and strength before gaining more speed; follow a training plan uniquely designed for you to peak at your best at a race or multiple races…Get what all TRI-2-ONE athletes experience. Supervision and guidance is the key, so we train together 6 to 8 times a week.