Fitness: Raphael Verela


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Raphael Verela, a six-year United States Marine Corps veteran, created Optimum Boot Camp. He has also trained pre-Boot Camp recruits with emphasis on muscle strength development and cardiovascular endurance. His experience and education in the health and fitness industry got him recognized as one of the best trainers in Southern California.

Raphael attended Oregon State University as an Exercise Physiology major and is certified by the American Council in the following disciplines:


Progressive Fitness accredited training programs

Future Fit

Sports Telesis

Nutrition Technician

Muscle Lab 1 resistance training.

This Circuit Works trainer and founder has actively competed in martial arts, baseball, football, and track and field. Raphael offers the practical knowledge of an athlete and an outdoors person, coupled with scientific and clinical research, all of which are combined to designing an effective personal group training program; one that can benefit everyone, regardless of age, level of fitness, weight or personal busy schedule.