Alex Robles, MD, NASM CPT

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

I help busy professionals stay fit and healthy as they age!

I have completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, an MD degree from Cornell University Medical College, a 4-year OBGYN residency, a 3-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and I am a NASM certified personal trainer.

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

What’s worse, working 80 hours a week as an OBGYN resident made a significant impact on my long-term health.

In residency, it is commonplace to work 80-90 hours a week, overnight shifts for weeks on end, and 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.

During this time, I also shifted my focus from time-intensive, injury-inducing workouts to efficient, health-promoting, and sustainable workouts.

That is why The White Coat Trainer exists.

I want to help you stay fit and improve your healthspan using time-efficient and sustainable

The White Coat Trainer Approach

I realized that there is a need for simple, high-yield, and actionable fitness information for busy professionals who want to stay fit and healthy as they age.

Unfortunately, a lot of the information you find online is unrealistic and unsustainable for people like you and me.

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 health and 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
  • Aaptiv
  • 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 bodies 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 as they get older.


  • 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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