Co-owner / Coach
My name is Rick Gonzalez. I am 38 years old and have been in the fitness industry for over a decade. I started as a strength and conditioning coach and moved my way up to running fitness departments, then eventually to running facilities. I have a passion for the ability of the human body and what it can achieve. I still get incredibly excited when someone achieves a physical goal that they have been working toward.
UFC gym was my first jump into ownership. I was there for 6 years, and an owner of 4 of them. It was the first UFC gym in DFW and I outlasted the next 5. The concept of these types of facilities (UFC GYM and current F3) can be a difficult one when talking about business. I feel that I have the unique knowledge on how to get these facilities moving forward. To me, business is about creating opportunities not only for yourself but for those around you as well.
A little about me... First of all, I am hilarious and my mom tells me I'm handsome every day. So I’m already a winner. Next, I have 2 beautiful daughters who are caring, charismatic, and super annoying at times. I love them. I also have this little bitty baby, courtesy of my oldest daughter. Nope, not a grandpa, it just so happens that my kid has a kid. I enjoy the outdoors and cooking even more. Because of this, I love all foods. My special talent is that in any situation I will find something to laugh about. I’ll admit, this has gotten me in trouble plenty of times, but it contributes to the morale of the gym in the best possible way.
Teaming up with Fitness Fight Factory during the pandemic proved to be one of the best moves for everyone involved. The energy, the atmosphere, and the comradery that the team has built here isn't just seen, it is felt. With this, I will continue to do my best in creating an atmosphere of opportunity with this incredible team. We will be the shepherds of our community by showing people how strong they can be. We will create pathways for our young fighters to reach the highest levels of competition. We WILL strengthen, inspire and change our community.