coaches & trainers

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Strength Coach

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Rafael Cruz

Strength Coach, Author, Speaker, and founder of Miami Strength Club, is part of the most influential coaches in Miami. He specializes in Strength & Conditioning. With over 20 years of experience in helping his clients realize their dreams. Rafael has coached at The City University of New York, among many other top private fitness institutions. From 2014 to 2016, he acted as a strength & conditioning coach at Miami Dade FC and continues to coach World-class athletes of different sports. Whether you are just starting, or a well-accomplished athlete, Coach Rafa's ability to identify what his clients need in the context of their goals and their history is precisely what makes him a top expert.

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Strength Coach

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Cooper is a certified personal trainer and has initiated his Strength Coach Apprenticeship at Miami Strength Club, as Assistant Coach.

Cooper coaches lifters during group class and helps clients with their personal training needs.

Cooper is a College Student for Physical Therapy, and he is very passionate about coaching.

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Conditioning Specialist

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Jen weste

Specializes in strength and conditioning.  When not teaching at the gym, you can still find her there, practicing her Olympic lifting as well as strength training.  Jen started as one of our early club members. As people noticed her commitment and her training style, members suggested she begin teaching classes at Miami Strength Club.  Since then, Jen has been giving our members great results through fun and exciting workouts.  She includes strength and condition, as well as a Leg and Bun class.  Jen's workout structure and programming are well suited for those looking to remain lean, athletic, and have a little fun. 

Currently, Jen is completing her certification with the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) in the following areas:  Personal Training, Sports Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning.

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Massage therapy

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Paula Gambino

For over 15 years, Paula has helped thousands of people with her multi-discipline therapies to improve their lives. Paula is the Founder of Sanatura, a methodology she dedigned to provide internal and external wellness. Paula's expertise includes Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Shiatsu Massage, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Cupping, Kinesio Tape, Wrappings, among other techniques.
For consultations, call Paula at 786-354-2145