Jarueba “Jay” Taylor

Jarueba has over fifteen years’ experience in the health and fitness industry. He developed his love of fitness, exercise, and nutrition at an early age after reading bodybuilding and fitness magazines. Jarueba furthered his love by working in various health clubs and health nutrition stores. “Train hard, eat right” is his mantra.

After attending Fitchburg State College to obtain a degree in Exercise Management, he enhanced his fitness knowledge by becoming a dietitian, sports nutritionist, certified personal trainer, and exercise rehabilitation specialist. Coupling the right fitness program with the proper nutrition, Jarueba set off to help all fitness enthusiasts from the novice to the experienced athlete with his experience and knowledge.

He not only shared his belief with others but also lived it. Jarueba was a competitive bodybuilder for the Musclemania bodybuilding and fitness federation and the National Physique Committee. Along with competitive bodybuilding Jarueba was also a fitness model and talent.

Being well versed in nutrition for all body types and fitness levels, Jarueba’s clients vary from the everyday person to the skilled athlete. He has worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from housewives, CEO’s, mixed martial arts fighters, sports athletes, power lifters, female figure competitors, and bodybuilders. He also is a competitive bodybuilder as well as competition prep coach.

Background:

  • Bachelors of Science Exercise Management
  • Dietitian
  • Nationally Accredited Certified Personal Trainer
  • I.F.A. Sports Nutritionist
  • Certified Physical Therapist Aid
  • Post Fitness Therapy Certified
  • Exercise Therapy Certified
  • Competitive NPC and Musclemania Bodybuilder
  • Strength Coach
  • Fitness Model
  • Fitness and Nutrition Author
Jarueba "Jay" Taylor

Roberta Cook

Roberta Cook

Roberta’s story truly is one of “the little engine that could”. Not born in this country, she could not even speak the language when she arrived at the age of seven. Through hard work and perseverance did she not only learn to speak English fluently but also became a graduate of the prestigious Rindge and Latin High School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. From there her true love of helping others would begin to emerge through her years of human resources work.

Ironically enough it would be the need to help once again that would take her away from corporate America and set her on her new path. It took a personal family incident that doctors told her there was little hope for, which would once again show her determination and drive. This would be the path that not only help Roberta have a better understanding of nutrition and health but the one that lead to her becoming a certified nutritionist. As a certified nutritionist Roberta has been able to further educate others on the benefits of proper nutrition and health education.

Roberta’s love of health and fitness does not stop at educating others on healthier eating. She is an avid fitness enthusiast, a marathon runner – having run several marathons including the Boston Marathon and the New York Marathon, a devoted weightlifter, and personal trainer. Her versatility has made a good fit for a myriad of clients, from your average everyday mom to your higher level athlete.

Background:

  • Certified Nutritionist
  • Marathon Runner
  • Personal Trainer
  • Marathon Coaching and Prep
  • Competitive Figure Training
  • Specialty Sports Nutritionist
  • Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
  • NPC Figure Competitor
  • WBFF Figure Competitor

Together, They Bring the Balance…

The FoundersIn 2013, Jay and Roberta joined forces and Bodi pHat was formed to deliver a unique “balanced” approach to overall health and fitness. Bodi pHat specializes in custom designed nutritional and fitness programs based on an individual’s needs. Being well versed in nutrition for all body types and fitness levels, their clients vary from the everyday person to the skilled athlete.

Jay and Roberta have worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from housewives, CEO’s, mixed martial arts fighters, sports athletes, power lifters, female figure competitors, and bodybuilders. Because their training styles vary, they have a good-cop, bad-cop dynamic that seems to benefit their clients on many different levels.

In February 2015, the Bodi pHat GYM was born. The facility at 2 Cedar Street in Woburn, MA is just perfect for anyone looking to lift “real” weights, join in a group training session or find a fitness program that is designed just for you. Stop by, say hello and be sure to ask about our FREE group training session!

Jay & Roberta