Rodrigo Garduno is the magic behind some of the best bodies in Miami including Adriana Lima and Alex Rodriguez. Have you ever wondered what it takes to train like them?
Garduno is the founder of Miami-based 54D, a human transformation program which combines working out and recovery. The 9 week, 54-day program is one of the most intense programs on the market, but entirely effective. With an emphasis on fat loss and muscle gain, 54D transforms bodies and changes mindsets.
Garduno has been active his entire life through his successful career in professional soccer for over 30 years in Mexico. When he chose to embark on this new journey, he denoted it as a very natural transition. “It's an amazing world that I was able to do this transition, practically immediately,” Garduno explained.
Between his time as a professional athlete and starting 54D, Garduno committed himself to a public speaking tour, where he spoke at a variety of conventions and programs worldwide about how you can use sports to catapult you into different avenues in life, including discipline and commitment, which are very important to all athletes.
Garduno reflected back to when he decided to start 54D and said, “And then I suddenly thought how many people come to hear all my presentations and then they go back to their lives very happy with all the info they heard with us, but nothing happens with them. When they go back home after one week, they are at exactly the same point that they were before they took this presentation.” Once Garduno realized that so many individuals have the knowledge to embark on this new lifestyle, but don’t have the mindset, he set out to change the space.
When building his program, he stuck to what he knew best and began incorporating many training components from his years as a professional athlete into his program.
54D is one of the most rigorous programs on the market, Garduno explained that if you miss more than two days in a row you are asked to leave the program. The program works off three main pillars, training, nutrition and recovery. With an emphasis on training like a pro, Garduno knew that recovering like a pro was an essential element as well, thus the team has invested in on-site cryotherapy chambers and compression boots, to ensure recovery is at the forefront of the program. “You have the cryotherapy chamber that helps you to get rid of all that all the soreness and everything so that we can be ready for the next class, and the next class, and the next class,” Garduno eagerly mentioned.
Garduno explained that all 9 weeks are equally important and no day is easy, but the first week is quite pivotal. “I mean, you are pushing them to the limits in the first 10 days,” said Garduno. Following the first 10 days of the program, everyone is put on a detox plan that eliminates all sugars and fats, which is where Garduno mentions he sees the most change in individuals’ mindsets.
These 54 days are transformative in the gym and in everyone’s personal lives as they commit themselves to hard training every day. The next 54D program begins in January, with an amazing way to start 2022 off strong.
54D has two locations in Miami, in Coral Gables as well as the newly opened, 6,500-square-foot studio in the Design District. In addition, Garduno has expanded his business in Mexico, Colombia and online through the 54D ON Program. 54D ON is an amazing program that follows the similar in-studio 54-day program but through the internet, where anyone in the world can access. Guarduno and 54D are breaking physical and mental barriers every 54 days while changing the lives of all individuals who participate.
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