Robert Santana is a Registered Dietitian and Starting Strength Coach and owner of Weights & Plates Gym in the Greater Phoenix area. For the past two decades, Robert has developed and refined his knowledge, skills, and experiences through both higher education and practical experience. Robert earned both a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and a Master of Science in Kinesiology at Western Illinois University. His quest for knowledge and a deeper understanding of the scientific process led him to earn a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing & Health Innovation at Arizona State University.
He has extensive experience as a strength coach, nutrition coach, researcher, teacher, and competitor. He built upon his foundational knowledge by providing effective nutrition coaching in conjunction with teaching and coaching the barbell lifts through the application of the Starting Strength model of performing barbell exercises to help clients move safely while getting stronger and building muscle. As a firm believer that one must experience that which he or she is coaching, he has served as his own “guinea pig” experimenting with various diets, training programs, and has competed in the sports of Strengthlifting, Powerlifting, and Olympic Weightlifting. His key goal has always been to continuously build muscle, while minimizing fat gain, in a functional and sustainable way. Integrating elements of all the various lifting approaches has enabled him to help clients achieve their body composition goals while becoming more functional human beings.
Robert offers private and semi-private training at Weights & Plates Strength & Nutrition Center in Phoenix. Open gym access memberships are also offered at this location. Please contact directly for pricing and availability.
Online Strength Coaching Services
Pricing - $200.00 per month*
Online strength coaching includes individualized programming with movement analysis. Clients are provided with unlimited email access and one phone or Zoom call per month to check-in with their coach and review goals and progress. Online coaching clients are provided with free open gym access (Up to 4 visits per month) to Weights & Plates Strength & Nutrition Center in Phoenix, AZ. Live coaching is available on site at an additional charge.
Online Nutrition Coaching Services
Pricing - $175.00 per month*
Nutrition coaching can be done with Robert or a Registered Dietitian on his team. Nutrition coaching includes, but is not limited to, the following nutrition coaching methods:
- 1:1 Online Nutrition Coaching
- Macronutrient Prescription (i.e. “macro coaching”)
- Traditional Meal Plans/Schedules
All plans will be personalized and individualized to client needs with unlimited direct access to a Registered Dietitian. All clients will receive a phone consult at baseline to discuss client goals and to set expectations for the plan. Additional calls can be provided as needed.
Online Strength & Nutrition Coaching
Pricing - $280.00 per month*
Online strength & nutrition coaching with a Registered Dietitian and Starting Strength Coach is our highest tier service. Hiring a specialist in both the areas strength training and nutrition ensures that both your strength training and nutritional needs are met. Robert will provide you with all of the services listed above in a single comprehensive package to ensure both your training and recovery are configured so that you achieve optimal progress.
*Requires a 3-month commitment
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