Armando Cruz III


Lifestyle Physical Therapist, Legacy Coach, Best-Selling Author

Armando Cruz is a connoisseur of experiences, husband, father, adventurer, best selling author, ultra-marathoner, lifestyle physical therapist, and legacy coach.

Armando helps men and women with chronic pain eliminate their pain and finally feel free in their body, in their health, and in their life. Armando and his wife Christian have created a comprehensive and holistic system to create lasting transformation.

He is the creator of the Cleanse & Renewal Program, the Modern Man Virtual Summit, and the R.I.C.H. Man Experience. He is the co-owner of Cruz Country Fitness & Physical Therapy with his wife, Christian.

Armando was born and raised in Miami, FL. He attended Florida International University (FIU) and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a focus on Athletic Training. He pursued his education further at FIU and received a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy with a focus on orthopedic overuse injuries. He is also a licensed Physical Therapist.

Since 2001 Armando had been helping to train and condition collegiate and high school athletes. During that time he realized that while he loved training athletes he now wanted to focus on sharing the gift of health and fitness with families. In 2005 Armando created Cruz Country Fitness & Physical Therapy to help achieve his mission of helping families live happier and healthier lives through exercise, nutrition, education and mindset.

Armando has established himself as a leader in both the physical therapy industry and the fitness industry. He has established himself as the trainer to the trainers. He continually teaches continuing education credits as a consultant for Equinox gyms in Miami. He has spoken at fitness business seminars to help trainers run their business more effectively and provide their clients with quality service. He has also spoken at physical therapy seminars to help private practice owners grow their business with excellent service that focuses on faster results and bonding with their patients.

Armando is serious about being an example through his actions. He has adopted a holistic lifestyle approach that he shares with his family, friends, clients, and when he speaks at seminars. He believes that your actions do speak louder than words and embraces that daily.

Armando has climbed mountains, run over 50 miles in a day in swamps filled with snakes and alligators, has lived out of his car, and has rollerbladed and surfed in hurricanes but his biggest adventure has been fatherhood.

Armando has been married for 16 years with his wife Christian. They have three beautiful children Mandy, Amelie, and Aiden. Their kids love adventures, spinach, and playing games together as a family.

Christian Cruz


Chronic Pain Exercise Physiologist & Creator of the "Suffering to Unstoppable" Pain Elimination System

In her early 20’s, Christian had chronic knee pain for 2 years. Over time, the physical pain turned into mental pain and ultimately into soul pain because she – a competitive cross-country and track runner – had to stop running. She tried various pain-relief methods and nothing worked. As an Exercise Physiologist, she decided to focus her entire career on understanding and eliminating chronic pain. Christian has been pain-free now for over 12 years, she runs regularly and works with clients to help them be not only pain-free, but unstoppable too!

Now, with over 20 years of experience working with clients, Christian Cruz, MS, EP-C is a chronic pain exercise physiologist and is the creator of From Suffering to Unstoppable: The system to understand, eliminate and prevent chronic pain.  From Suffering to Unstoppable is a unique and comprehensive system that helps chronic pain sufferers interrupt their pain patterns and achieve a higher level of healing, functionality and living. Her system specializes in helping clients reprogram sensory and neural pathways, release tightness, realign posture, reactivate muscles and re-educate movement mechanics. She takes clients who are currently experiencing pain and works to reduce or eliminate it and creates a customized program to reach their goals of muscle toning, increased strength, flexibility, balance, power, movement efficiency and improved overall health and fitness. Christian’s holistic, comprehensive and natural approach of treating the whole person leads to faster and longer lasting results. She loves to coach and mentor her clients to inspire them to higher living.

Christian and her husband co-created Cruz Country Fitness and Physical Therapy’s Group Experience, a group health and fitness training program that merges principles and practices of physical therapy, exercise physiology and personal training into the only group program of its kind. The Group Experience focuses on safety, support, collaboration and pain-free results. She also co-created with her husband the Cleanse and Renewal Program.

Christian holds a Master of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with a concentration in Clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of Florida. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Exercise Physiology and completed double minors in Chemistry and Psychology from the University of Miami. She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine and has specialty certifications in Active Isolated StretchingMyofascial ReleaseSoft Tissue Release, and Pre- and Post- Natal Corrective Exercise. She is a Running Coach, a Body Map Coach and a Mind Map Coach. She is also an expert among experts: as a Master Instructor at Equinox Fitness, she trained and taught other personal trainers. She was even voted Teaching Assistant of The Year at The University of Florida for her methodology in weight training, conditioning and jogging. Christian also worked with high-risk cardiac rehab patients to strengthen their hearts at the Baptist Health Cardiac & Vascular Institute.

Christian inspires and teaches audiences about the root causes of chronic pain and the often simple solutions that can alleviate it. She speaks at hospitals, rehab facilities, universities, fitness studios, health conferences, and anywhere people who are interested in health and fitness gather. In addition, Christian hosts educational events at Cruz Country Fitness & Physical Therapy several times a year.

Christian has been married to Armando for over 16 years and together they have 3 children.