Meet Rocky

Rocky Snyder, CSCS

Rocky Snyder is a nationally recognized expert in human movement with 30 years of professional experience and knowledge. He is the recipient of the 2023 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year Award. He is also the author of several books on strength & conditioning and is the host of the Rock Fit Files Podcast and the Zelos Podcast.

Rocky has trained thousands of clients ranging from grandparents to professional athletes and Olympic champions. Aside from owning and operating his training studio in Santa Cruz, California, Rocky travels far and wide providing educational workshops to personal trainers, manual therapists, chiropractors, and physical therapists.

He offers his services as a part time consultant to professional sports teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, and MLB. He continues to present for IDEA, NSCA, FIBO USA, and Perform Better. He lives and surfs with his wife and two children in Santa Cruz, California.

Affiliations & Certifications

  • Anatomy in Motion Mentor & Educator

  • Brain Health Trainer

  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

  • NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer

  • NASM-Corrective Exercise Specialist

  • USA Weightlifting Coach Level I

  • Z-Health Certified

  • Certified Level 2 Practitioner

    Upcoming Events & Presentations

    January 27 & 28, 2024

    PhysioX – Needham, MA

    February 3 & 4, 2024

    Exploring Foot Wedges – RFC in Santa Cruz, CA

    February 22-25, 2024

    ACSM Health & Fitness Summit – Chicago, IL

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    July 10-14, 2024

    IDEA World Convention – TBD

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    Rocky’s Team

    Rocky has put together a team of certified personal trainers and professionals who work diligently to offer our clients an experience with programs designed through the lens of corrective exercise and the RTC Method. 

    Dana Snyder
    Co-Owner of RFC
    James France
    Trainer | RFC
    Kendra Alsip
    Trainer | RFC

    Experience how the RTC Method can benefit your overall health

    Visit Rocky at his training center in Santa Cruz, CA and see how his pioneering methodology bases each training program on the individual, their posture, and their unique gait pattern.