|Monday||6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Friday||6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
About this pro
Simone I.May 14, 2018Verified
I have been working with RAP for over 18 months and it has been a great experience. He has a good way of motivating you without being a drill instructor. Good trainer and good environment!! I actually "enjoy" going to my sessions...never thought I would say those words.May 7, 2018Verified
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- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Ideally, speaking on the phone is recommended because after getting to know a little more about you over the phone, it makes the consultation go much more smoothly. The consultation/first workout will cover a lot and will be very informative for both of us! After learning some introductory information about you, we can find the right day/time to book your first appointment. You should eat a small meal or snack with carbohydrates and protein about an hour prior. This first session (consultation, assessments and first customized workout) is like 2 sessions in 1! It takes about an hour and a half. Based on how the first session goes, we can come up with a game plan and we can both see if we will be a good fit for each other and go from there!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Ramon "Rap" Francisco is is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and a Golf Fitness Specialist (GFS) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Rap needs to earn 1.9 CEUs every 2 years to maintain his Certified Personal Trainer credential, but even outside of those continuing education units, he is always reading the latest articles and doing research on training, nutrition, and just overall health!
- How did you get started doing this type of work?Rap grew up in a community of physical therapists. His mom, brother, quite a few other relatives and peers were or are physical therapists. Initially, Rap was on the physical therapy track at University of Central Florida, but he had a change of heart after having his first job at Gold's Gym in Altamonte Springs as a personal trainer. Rap fell in love with training and helping people live a healthier, more energetic life through exercise and lifestyle coaching. When he hears his clients say "Rap, my work days go by so much smoother now because I have more energy" with that big smile and gratification on their face, he says it is the best feeling. Rap says "It's extremely rewarding not just for my client for also for myself when they are so excited to see and feel the changes in their body and their health. I have the best job in the world, though it doesn't feel like one!"