Hugo Rivera Bio (Short)
Hugo A. Rivera, CFT, SPN, BSCE. is a lifetime natural bodybuilder,
multi certified personal trainer, industry consultant and fitness
expert who not only knows training and nutrition theory, but also
applies it on a daily basis as evidenced by the fact that he's always
in shape and by his awards and high placings at numerous national
level bodybuilding competitions. He is also an internationally known
best selling fitness author with a very successful franchise of
books called "The Body Sculpting Bibles" which collectively
have sold over a million copies. Hugo is also the author of the
very popular “Body Re-Engineering” e-book, which teaches
you how to gain lean muscle mass and get lean without drugs, or
fancy expensive supplements, using the secrets he devised after
many years of weight problems as a child.
For more information on Hugo’s Body Re-Engineering Program
please visit www.losefatandgainmuscle.com
or his own personal website here at www.hugorivera.net
Hugo Rivera Bio (Long)
Hugo A. Rivera is a University of South Florida graduate with a
Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Hugo also holds a Trainer and
Specialist in Nutrition Certifications from the International Sports
Sciences Association (ISSA). He was born on December 5, 1974 in
Bayamon, Puerto Rico. As an overweight child he experienced at an
early age the feelings of insecurity that come along with obesity
as well as the scorn and ridicule from the people around him. After
going anorexic at the age of 13 and losing a total of 70 pounds
in less than a year, he was taken to a nutritionist by his concerned
parents in an effort to stop the anorexic cycle. This nutritionist
mentioned one thing that would change Hugo's outlook on dieting
forever: "Eating food will not make you fat; only abusing the
quantities of the bad foods will." After listening to that
statement, Hugo decided to kick the anorexic habit and to dedicate
his life to studying the effects of foods on the human physiology.
By the age of fifteen Hugo's interest in how food affects the shape
and the form of your body naturally led to an interest in the area
of exercise, something that led him to become an avid natural bodybuilder.
Discovering early on that there wasn't much realistic or practical
bodybuilding or fitness advice, he went on to start recording what
worked and what didn't for him. After much trial and error, he started
finding principles that he noticed worked on any healthy human being.
The best part of it all was his discovery on the fact that there
was no necessity to stay all day at the gym in order to get results!
Upset at the fact that not many people in the industry cared about
trainees actually reaching their goals, he decided to create a web
site and start conducting personal training during his college years
in an effort to spread all of the knowledge that he had acquired.
Eighteen years later Hugo holds a Statewide Natural Bodybuilding
Title (Mr. Typhoon Bay) and also a 4th Place in the Nationwide NPC
Team Universe (the natural bodybuilder's highest and most competitive
contest). Hugo is now considered an expert in the industry and he
has dedicated much of his time to helping normal people achieve
their dream figures by sharing sensible and practical knowledge
that he has found over the years to work even on the most stubborn
metabolisms. Hugo has shared his knowledge in his website www.hrfit.net,
through various TV, radio interviews and speaking engagements, as
well as on several articles published in numerous magazines and
websites all over the world.
Also, Hugo authored and self-published an online bodybuilding manual
called Body Re-Engineering. In 2001 he commercially published through
Hatherleigh Press two books targeted towards the weight loss community
called The Body Sculpting Bible for Men and The Body Sculpting Bible
for Women (featuring the 14 Day Body Sculpting Program). Hugo wrote
these books in conjunction with James Villepigue, an authority in
exercise form and the connection between the mind and the muscle.
In these books, both authors apply the periodization principles
used by pro athletes to workouts geared for people whose main goal
is to lose weight and firm up. Both books soon became best sellers
and now there are over 8 book extensions on that franchise with
the latest re-release of the originals in December 2006 that even
includes an exercise and nutrition DVD.
In addition, Hugo was selected amongst thousands of applicants
from all over the world to become the new Bodybuilding.About.com
Guide, an About.com website owned by the New York Times Company
whose goal is to help beginners start a safe and healthy weight-lifting
program, choose the right gear for their needs, and offer motivation
to help users meet their personal goals.
Finally, Hugo has co-authored nutrition and training programs along
with actress, fitness icon and six time Ms. Olympia Cory Everson.
He has also served as consultant to High Schools helping to put
together bodybuilding shows and educating the students on the several
aspects of bodybuilding competition and the dangers of steroids.
Hugo has served also as consultant to nutrition companies in designing
nutritional formulas and currently represents Prolab Nutrition by
going to nutrition stores and educating the public on training,
nutrition and supplementation. Hugo's knowledge of the human physiology
and anatomy (something that he was exposed to from an early age
due to the fact that his grandfather was a Medical Doctor), combined
with his analytical skills that he developed in his engineering
profession enable him to produce extremely efficient programs that
anyone can fit into their schedule. The fact that he was overweight
and then extremely underweight (after the anorexic!
period) enables him to identify with all groups of people that have
weight problems. In addition, holding for many years a steady hectic
engineering job in addition to his successful online and personal
training business enables him to offer practical advice that people
who live a hectic lifestyle can follow.
•The Body Sculpting Bible for Men
•The Body Sculpting Bible for Women
•The Body Sculpting Bible 21-Minute Express Workout for Men
•The Body Sculpting Bible 21-Minute Express Workout for Men
•The Body Sculpting Bible for Brides
•The Body Sculpting Bible Chest and Arms Specialization Workout
for Men •The Body Sculpting Bible Buns and Thighs Specialization
Workout for Women •Body Re-Engineering (e-book) •The
Hardgainer's Bodybuilding Handbook •The Body Sculpting Bible
for Men (Revised with DVD) •The Body Sculpting Bible for Women
(Revised with DVD)
•Be Healthy and Beautiful Magazine
•Ladies Home Journal
•Olympian Muscle News
•And many others….
Hugo has made several appearances on both national and local television
and has been extensively interviewed by various newspapers, magazines
and radio stations all over the nation, in addition to providing
numerous seminars on training and nutrition at health clubs and
NPC 2001 Typhoon Bay (Statewide Level Show)
Placing: Lightweight Champion
Unanimous Overall Champion
NPC 2002 Team Universe (National Level Show)
Placing: 4th Welterweight Champion
NPC 2004 National Bodybuilding Championships (National Level Show)
Placing: 16th Middleweight
NPC 2005 All South Bodybuilding Championships (National Level Show)
Placing: 3th Light Heavyweight