Augusto Juarez, CSCS is a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at the UFC Gym in Orlando, FL. Machete Fitness came from his given MMA nickname "Machete," which in turn was derived from a '90s Philippine cult classic film of the same name.
A lifelong martial artist, he started seriously training and competing in boxing and Yaw-Yan (Filipino kickboxing) after high school, eventually turning professional and transitioning into MMA. After college he moved to the US and enlisted in the Army, serving five years as an Infantryman and a Paratrooper. He then moved to Orlando to attend graduate school at University of Central Florida.
His education includes a Masters in Sport & Exercise Science from UCF; NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist; NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist; StrongFirst Level 2 Kettlebell Instructor (SFG II) and Bodyweight Instructor (SFB); Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach; USA Powerlifting Club Coach, BioForce Certified Conditioning Coach; CrossFit Level 1, Kettlebell, Gymnastics, and Movement & Mobility Trainer; Clinical Athlete Weightlifting Coach; NESTA Sport Yoga, and Muay Thai Fitness Instructor; ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer; Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association; USA Boxing Level 1 Coach, USA Gymnastics Instructor, and Certified Online Trainer.