R.T. Girch has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Cal State University Northridge, and has been coaching clients with diverse backgrounds and goals since 2009. He is a certified kettlebell instructor (SFG) through StrongFirst, a Functional Movement Specialist (FMS) and a TRX instructor. R.T. spent most of his youth involved in athletics, primarily baseball. When an injury ended his playing career, R.T. began coaching baseball as a way to share his passion for the game with other young athletes. As a fitness coach, R.T. loves to help people discover their own inner athlete, so that they move and feel better not just at the gym, but in their daily activities as well. R.T. also competes as a powerlifter, and has used his expertise to guide the lifters he coaches to multiple state records.