Robert W. McCarthy


Robert is a retired Coast Guard Commander whose eclectic career spanned military intelligence, engineering, and diplomacy.  Coached by Olympic® gold medalist Bill Stowe in the 1970’s, Robert rowed on one of the most successful rowing teams at the United States Coast Guard Academy.  Robert holds masters degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.  Upon retirement, he gave Hollywood a shot and enjoyed some minor television success.  Struggling with an irregular heartbeat and a paternal history of hypercholesterolemia, Robert jumped into fitness with both feet.  He is certified by and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS®) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).  The American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) previously certified him as a personal trainer (CPT).  Robert is also a Certified Fascial Stretch Specialist (CFSS) – Level III Medical, and a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) in California.  Robert is the author of two books, Mule Fitness: How to Turn a Mule into a Thoroughbred, Myofascial Network-based Strength and Conditioning; and 3-Dimensional Bodywork: A Systematic Approach to Myofascial Network Release for Massage Therapists.