Alex Robles, MD, NASM CPT

Hi, I’m Alex Robles- physician, certified personal trainer, and founder of the White Coat Trainer.  

I help busy professionals get strong, build muscle, and lose fat!

I have completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology, an MD degree from Cornell University Medical College, a 4-year OBGYN residency at New York Presbyterian Cornell, and I am a NASM certified personal trainer.

It wasn’t until started medical school when I realized how difficult it is to exercise, eat right, and stick to a plan with such a busy work life.

It only got worse from there.

As an OBGYN resident, it is commonplace to work 80-90 hours a week, overnight shifts, and even 24-hour calls. Because of this, I had to come up with numerous strategies to keep up with exercise and fitness with the little time free time I had.

I am certain that your schedule creates similar barriers to exercising and eating healthy.

That is why The White Coat Trainer exists.

Follow along to get my best tips on how to create and maintain a fitness-centered lifestyle despite your busy schedule.  

The White Coat Trainer Approach

I realized that there is a need for simple, high-yield, and actionable fitness information for busy people like you.

The White Coat Trainer is designed to be a one-stop shop to give you straightforward, no-nonsense, easy-to-follow strategies to start exercising and living a healthier lifestyle. These are the same strategies my wife and I use to maintain our fitness lifestyle while working hectic schedules. 

I will teach you how you can take control of your work-life, and not the other way around.

Our advice and tips on fitness have also been quoted in many reputable online publications including  

  • WebMD
  • Kevin MD
  • The Doctor Weighs In
  • White Coat Investor
  • My Fitness Pal
  • Readers Digest
  • Livestrong
  • Spark People
  • The Active Times
  • The Vitamin Shoppe
  • Weight Watchers
  • Prevention
  • Aaptive
  • and more

I want to give you the tools you need to look and feel great again.



Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology Degree received from St. John’s University

Medical Doctor (MD) Degree received from Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

Competed in USA Powerlifting NJ State Championships 2012, 2013

Brittany N Robles, MD, MPH, Founder of The Postpartum Trainer

Hi, I’m Brittany Robles, physician, certified personal trainer, & co-founder of The White Coat Trainer.

I help empower women by teaching them to not be afraid of strength training. 

I also blog at The Postpartum Trainer, a site dedicated to helping new mothers get their body’s back post-baby.

My fitness journey began in medical school when I was 22 years old. Like most women, I had a preconceived notion that lifting weights would make me look too muscular, so my high school and college gym sessions were spent running on the treadmill, and becoming a master on the stairs. I stayed as far away from the weights as possible.

Over time, I learned about the importance of physical fitness, strength training, and proper nutrition during my medical and public health education. That is when I ditched the cardio machines and began focusing on getting stronger and building my cardiovascular health through outdoor biking.

I have competed in powerlifting competitions and participated in several bike tours – including the 50 mile Hudson Valley Ride.

Fitness has led me to create a whole new lifestyle. The confidence that I have gained both inside and outside the gym is the reason I am here today. I am very excited to share my experience, especially with all women who desire to look and feel better through fitness and nutrition.


Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology Degree received from St. John’s University

Medical Doctor (MD) degree received from Ross University School of Medicine

Master of Public Health (MPH) degree received from Mt Sinai School of Public Health

NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

Competed in USA Powerlifting Squats and Science Championship & South Brooklyn Weight Lifting Club Championship, 2017, 2017

Completed Hudson Valley 50 mile Bike Tour, 2017


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