I consider Roger a Maestro. Maestro is a term I use for someone who knows his craft, elevates it with continuing education and training, practices it with simple elegance, and teaches others in a very subtle and humble way how to incorporate the craft in their own daily lives.
I was part of a gym with lots of trainers and Roger stood out as someone who knew both theory and practice of body mechanics, prevention of injury from improper weight lifting, and increased core stability. He worked with me patiently and ever so often varied movements and exercises, so I can gain better control of my movements. It was a gradual process that was smooth, with a master trainer who was smooth, caring, and highly respectful of what I could do. Because of Roger's highly masterful abilities, I progressed easily. There were days when I would come in with a very achy body, whose muscles were sometimes frozen, yet after an hour of training, as if magically, I am ready to take on life, minus pain.
Four years now with Roger, I have cultivated an inner desire and discipline to be physically mobile, to choose exercise, and a new confidence over my body's movements, while doing Pilates, weight lifting, core exercises, and boxing. Coming from a non-athletic, no sports, awkwardness in body movements, with categorically no interest in exercise, Roger has facilitated a profound paradigm shift. Roger has become my boundary line in living a fit and healthy lifestyle, moving farther away from a sedentary lifestyle.
Each day for me is now an adventure on how to move my body skillfully, gain an erect posture, and many times, averted falls because of a stronger and stable core. I am grateful that Roger is my trainer, who has influenced me to develop a deeper commitment towards wellness, health and fitness! I cannot say enough to credit him with this profound shift in my physical health for I am not only blessed with a maestro, but a true friend and a role model of fitness!