Summer is over, but “Fall” back into shape.

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Welcome to the FitHab® website.

The summer was very exciting, fun, and fulfilling for my client’s and I. Lots of goals were accomplished and fitness habits improved for all.

If you or someone you know wants to begin a fitness plan and doesn’t know where or how to start, or maybe what you are doing is not working or is causing you injury and/or pain; it’s time we meet and get you started on some fitness habits that work.

FitHab® is a niche personal fitness training service provider that caters to the client’s needs.

I teach natural human movement exercises that are based on MovNat to help improve the full natural human movement capabilities of my client’s. MovNat teaches real word practical movement exercises that can be utilized by all to improve their fitness, wellbeing, and human potential. Along with natural human movement exercises, I utilize equipment like the TRX suspension trainer, TRX Rip trainer, stability ball, bands, and other tools that will help the client to train and improve their fitness.

As a fitness professional for many years, I have an extended background on injury prevention and rehabilitation (hence FitHab… Fit= fitness and Hab= habit and/or rehabilitation).  Educating my clients is vital for rehabilitating and preventing injury while training and in their everyday life activities.

Working with special needs youth and the senior population is part of what I have much pride in doing. I enjoy helping and improving the fitness and lives of all  my client’s and especialy those with special needs or who are seniors.

If you are interested in training and want to learn more about what I can do for you, please read  about me and my services.

Thank you for visiting and I look forward to meeting you or someone you know that can benefit from my services.  Contact me for a free, no obligation 30 minute consultation.

Take good care, be fit and have purpose.

It’s a lot about your posture!

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Welcome to the FitHab® website!

I just wanted to share some super valuable information with you and anyone who is willing to look, listen, and learn.

When I meet with my clients for the first time, we do an evaluation. In the evaluation, a major component is the postural analysis.

The analysis allows me to assess the client’s posture and see any postural deviations.  If any postural deviations are found (in most cases I do), we begin the path of education for the client on appropriate stretches, strengthening, and other tactics to combat and correct these imbalances that effect the client in so many ways. Many people suffer from pain and it may stem from bad posture (while in the awake or sleep hours). So many people tend to medicate and mask the pain and not address the underlining issue. The answer is not always to medicate, but usually to educate.

Our posture and how we move are the first things that others see and it speaks volumes.  Good posture is vital for quality of movement and quality of life. If your posture is not right, you don’t feel right. Proper education and the reinforcement of techniques to maintain healthy posture is a life long fitness habit.

My good friend and client, Matt. We have worked on his posture and more.

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I want to share an educational cartoon video you will like from Ted-Ed, of  Ted Talks.

When you see this cartoon, you will see how important our posture really is and how we sabotage ourselves when we do not engage in postural improving/maintenance techniques.

If you are interested in improving your posture, how you move, how you feel, and more, please contact me to make an appointment for a free 30 minute, no obligation meeting to see how we can work together to improve your fitness and quality of life.

Make fitness a habit. Rehabilitate yourself with fitness. Fitness habits that work. FitHab®

Thanks for visiting.

Be fit and have purpose!


Luis Torres

Celebrating one of FitHab’s first client’s achievement. Doug’s 71st Birthday

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I am always so happy to hear from former clients and how they are doing. Last week one of my first FitHab® clients wrote to me to thanks me for all that we did when we trained.

Doug, “Just wanted you to know, Luis, because of your fine training the feet are fleet at my 71 yrs and 15 yrs married this month.luv…Doug & Pamela”.

It’s so great to hear, see, and feel the appreciation, friendship, and all our hard work together is paying off still into the future.

So, I wish Doug and Pamela a happy 15th anniversary, live life to the fullest, and keep the fitness habit alive.

Happy 71st birthday, Doug!

Doug & Pamela


Study: Climbing Trees Significantly Improves Working Memory

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A study named: THE WORKING MEMORY BENEFITS OF PROPRIOCEPTIVELY DEMANDING TRAINING: A PILOT STUDY,    By:  Ross G. Alloway, &  Tracy Packiam Alloway. In the journal Perceptual and Motor Skills Volume 120, Issue 3, June 2015: 766–775.; has given scientific research support for my phyilosophy of fitness training methodologies.

The article found on CBS Tampa, Softpedia, and more, can help my clients and those who are interested in the FitHab® training methods; understand more the significant importance of the kind of training we do. It backs the use of the natural human movement spectrum capabilities like, (check and see what I mean.) climbing, carry awkwardly shaped objects, walking or running barefoot, walking or crawling on balance beam, and navigating through an obstacle course.

If you would like to improve your working memory and other areas of your fitness, please contact me to schedule a free 30 minute consultation to get you started on changing the way you think of fitness training and make fitness a habit for life.

Take the first step, learn something new and start some new fitness habits that work!

Thanks and hope to see you soon.

Special thanks to my good friend, Dan Kitchen for emailing me this study. He used to make fun of me climbing trees, now he knows that I’m not crazy.



July is here and mid summer is upon us.

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Hi and welcome to the FitHab® website! July is here and lots of good things are happening.

No matter what your fitness or skill level is or if you have a disability, I have a program to meet your needs.

If you want to train in a group and learn practical exercises economically, join us at one of our Bay Area Natural Human Movement events (BANHM) events.

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This month we are hosting our monthly BANHM events in Palo Alto. These events are based on the MovNat discipline of physical education and fitness system. Become a member and join us in the fun, excitement, and challenge of getting fit with playful, practical fitness exercises that we do at our events. Read what some of our members have to say. Take a moment to look at some of our photos of us in action.

You may want to train one on one to get more personal attention to your specific needs. Some clients want to train with family and friends; you can choose the Buddy training route. You have the freedom to choose.

At FitHab we don’t just use one system, discipline, or philosophy for improving our clients fitness.

As a fitness professional, I use many fitness disciplines to help my clients.

As you now know, I teach MovNat as a MovNat Level 2 Certified Trainer. I also include the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer and TRX Rip Trainer.

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I teach clients the use of stability balls, bands, free weights, and other pieces of equipment, depending on the needs of the client.

Many of my clients are taught exercises that are therapeutic to improve posture, to recover from injuries,  and help them transition into a more pain free, injury free, physically competent mover.

What ever your fitness goals and needs may be, I look forward to teaching you to move better, safer, more effectively, and reach or surpass your goals.

Contact me to get you started on teaching you fitness habits that get results.


Consistent, Persistent, Effort.

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For the month of June, I am featuring my friend Dan.IMG_3670

His visit to the Bay Area last month was a treat. I was so honored to be able to train him. We worked on his running mechanics. He mentioned how difficult it is to run when he was bigger.


He brought up a good point that many might not think about or recognize.

Running is a complex movement.

When a person is overweight and they run, they place a lot of strain and stress on the body.

Dan’s aproach to fitness was to eat smarter, perform quality movements that would  protect him from potential injury, then when he was ready to run, he did.

His philosophy of movement is spot on.

This is so important to recognise that movement should be efficient, effective, and most of all safe.

The idea of profiecncy of movement is taught in MovNat.

As a MovNat Level 2 Certified Trainer, I used the priciples taught in MovNat to help Dan in his journey to improve his body composition and become a more proficient mover.

Thank you Dan for your visit and the time we had training to make your running a more proficient movement.

Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing you soon.

May is a month to start moving more. So come join us at our group; Bay Area Natural Human Movement.


Hi and welcome to the FitHab® website!

For the month of May we are continuing our family and individual Bay Area Natural Human Movement (BANHM) group classes.

Click: BANHM for more information and to RSVP your spot on the group’s page at

We are looking forward to meeting new movers and have more families get involved in our events.

Thanks to all the families and individual BANHM members that have attended last month and made this a fun, exciting, and pleasurable experience.

Be fit to be helpful and see you at one or both of the classes soon.



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