Alan Robertson

Fairfax, VA 22030-4726

Rob’s passion is making people feel better. He focuses on movement, balance, flexibility, and corrective exercises that address specific needs of the client. He has many clients who have seen significant improvement in their lifestyles as a result of working with him. Additionally, he has seen significant weight loss with clients who are trying to achieve that goal. Balancing diet, cardio, resistance, balance, and flexibility yield tremendous results. Rob also teaches Tai Chi and adds elements of it into workouts to add to the client experience.

Rob Robertson retired from the U.S. Army in June of 2000. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving twenty years in various Infantry and Joint Staff positions throughout the world. His wide variety of assignments included postings at multiple locations within the continental United States as well as one tour of duty in Germany and two tours of duty in Hawaii. He is a former military parachutist and a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School.

After retiring from the Army in 2000 Rob worked as a Program Manager and Business Developer in the learning technology field prior to starting Training Modernization Group in July 2002. TMG is a Management Consulting firm specializing in improving the workforce.

Rob sold his company in 2009 and decided to pursue a passion of his and begin another career in the Fitness and Health Promotion industry. He earned a Masters Degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion to prepare for the career change. He holds the following certifications:

• National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer Certification (NASM CPT) – 2010
• National Academy of Sports Medicine – Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification (NASM CES) – 2011
• American Senior Fitness Association - Senior Fitness Instructor Certification - 2009
• National Academy of Speed and Explosion - Certification in Speed and Explosion – 2010

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About Me


  • Master's Degree, Exercise Science and Health Promotion, California University of Pennsylvania
  • Master's Degree, Management, Webster University
  • Bachelor's Degree, engineering, United States Military Academy

Certifications / Trainings

NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Expires: Mar 26, 2020
NASM - Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)

CPR Certified

Amerian Heart Association

AED Certified

American Heart Association

Alan's Locations

Catalyst Personal Fitness

3970 Walnut Street
Fairfax, VA 22030-4726

Catalyst Group

Within 25.00 miles of 22015 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, Prices vary based on client requirements

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

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9 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Patricia Breen on Oct 22, 2014

    Rob is far more than a personal trainer. He worked with me to regain strength and stamina after a period of illness. When we began, I was unable to lift 2lbs or walk more then 10 minutes. Rob created individualized and creative strategies to meet my specific needs and he educated and inspired me every step of the way. He also has a unique way of focusing, not only on session goals, but on creating life-sustaining processes for continued health. Rob brought patience, focus, and enthusiasm that supported me through a long journey. I am now able to Tango for two doesn't get better than that. Thank you Rob.

  • by Sue Ganley on Sep 17, 2014

    Rob is a fantastic personal trainer. He manages his studio in a very professional and efficient manner.Clients receive a personal assessment and Rob follows through with a specific plan to address individual needs and goals.Workout sessions vary weekly.They are always fun, but also challenging.He pushes me to go beyond what I think I can accomplish because he knows I can respond in a positive way.Rob always provides lots of positive reinforcement. I always leave the workout sessions feeling terrific. When I sustained an injury, Rob easily adjusted my workout routine to prevent any re-occurrence of pain. Rob possesses great observational skills. When he noticed I was beginning to show signs of fatigue, he stopped that exercise and I rested. I always look forward to my weekly sessions with Rob. If you desire to pursue a personal fitness program or need individual rehabilitation for an injury, I highly recommend Rob. He's the best !

  • by George Bilyeu on Jun 06, 2012

    I have been working with Rob for the past 2 years and the results have been truly amazing. I am a fifty year old male and currently weigh less than I did in high school with greater definition. Rob structures each workout to be challenging yet not over-taxing and it is carefully designed to achieve specific results. Without Rob's mentoring and encouragement, I probably would have shelved the gym routine rather quickly. It is a pleasure to work with him.

  • by chuck betack on Apr 10, 2012

    Rob is an outstanding trainer and person. He gets the best out of you and you even enjoy it because of Rob's attitude and presentation. Rob has worked with me for over a year and the real test is when my wife tells me that I'm looking good, great job Rob. He can handle any level of physical fitness from the old to middle age and even the young studs. Rob has worked with my son who is in excellent condition and has raised him to an even higher level. Working out with Rob will definitely make you look and feel great and you will enjoy it.

  • by Christy Starr on Sep 25, 2011

    Rob is an incredible trainer! I had never used one before and was very hesitant. I have recently had 2 children and was still carrying all of my baby weight. Rob helped me lose 20lbs, get toned and develop a good deal of muscle I had never had before. He made working out enjoyable! Our sessions were something I looked forward to every week. Rob is great to talk to and is very encouraging! He helped me far bypass my goals and really get into shape. He really helped strengthen my core and develop my balance! He always pushed me farther than I would go on my own at home, and helped me surpass the limits I had set for myself. He is a fabulous trainer and I would recommend him any day!

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