#cultivateyourstrength

Rhuben has been working in the health & fitness industry for over 15 years, helping people improve their quality of life through movement & lifestyle change. 


RHUBEN WILLIAMS

RHUBEN WILLIAMS

Rhuben Williams

Who I am:

Living everyday striving to POSITIVELY effect as many lives as possible. 

My Goal:

To leave this world better than I found it.

My Story:

I was born and raised in Los Angeles California where I played football and competed in track & field at Eagle Rock High school. I earned an athletic scholarship for track & field to The University of California at Berkeley graduating with a degree in Integrative Biology with an emphasis in Human Bio-dynamics. Once I graduated it was either continue on to medical school or pursue my dream of making a U.S. Olympic Team. Upon graduating, I had the opportunity to come to Athens Georgia to be coached by Coach Don Babbitt and train with Adam Nelson & Reese Hoffa. 

After graduation I worked through the summer to save money. At the end of October 2005 I sold all the furniture in my room, packed everything else in my 1995 Honda Civic and drove across the country to Athens Georgia. I have lived here ever since working to serve the Athens community by helping people improve their  health & fitness through functional strength & conditioning to improve daily life.

Certifications:

Certified Personal Trainer

Level 2 StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor "BEAST TAMER"

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach

CPR, AED, & First Aid, American Heart Association

Athletic Achievements:

High School:

4x Los Angeles City Champion - Shot Put

2x California H.S. State Champion - Shot Put (1st State Champions in Eagle Rock High School history)

3x USATF Junior All American - Shot Put

Ranked in the top 10 nationally in 4 different throwing events 

Two and three year Team Captain of the football and track & field Team respectively 

College:

University of California Freshman record holder in the Shot Put

2005 Indoor Conference Champion - Weight Throw

Multiple top 3 finishes in the Shot Put, Hammer, & Discus in the Pac-10 championships

Served as Team Captain for the Track team beginning his sophomore year

2x NCAA All American - Shot Put

2004 Olympic Trials Qualifier

Post College:

2005 US Nationals -15th place

2006 US Indoor Nationals -9th place

2006 US Nationals -17th place

2007 US Indoor Nationals 6th place

2007 US Nationals 

2008 Olympic Trials - 10th Place

2009 US Indoor Nationals -10th place

2009 US Nationals - 11th place

2011 Inducted into the Eagle Rock High School Sports Hall of Fame

 

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