Health & Fitness Professional
NFPT Certified Trainer
National Federation of Personal Trainers
TFO Boot-Camp Coach
Physical Therapy Tech
Sports Injury Management
Sports Massage Therapy
Provided Sports Massage Therapy to:
The Arizona Rattlers - 3X Arena Bowl Champions
The Phoenix Mercury - 2014 WMBA Champions
Henry Castillo is the owner and founder of The Fitness Octagon. He has had a successful history as a fitness professional in the late 80's to late nineties. He was founder and partner with his family of Arizona Muscle and Sports Therapy, now Ollitsac Therapy. He left that business to enter full-time ministry. After years of working as a minister in many churches he decided to retire as pastor and return to the fitness industry he enjoys so much. He is always working on new certifications in related fields to provide the best services for his clients.
Henry has always believed in cross-training even before Crossfit was a rising fitness trend and worked many of his clients with diverse programs. The many years of ministry work kept him busy and fitness was put on a shelf. After his retirement, he took the new P90X for a test drive and fell in love with it until an unfortunate accident unrelated to exercise, ended his love for working-out with a right bicep tear.
The surgical repair took an unforeseen turn for the worse and left his dominant hand inoperable. After a second surgery to repair a damaged nerve, he began his journey back to recovery. Two years of trial and error in simply returning function to the right arm and hand. Henry still talks about his first curl as being the hardest curl ever...with 3 lbs. Today, his workouts include 30-40 lbs curls even with limited range in motion. His various types of push-up workouts number in the 800's for reps.
Henry's determination is, "To be as fit as I can be!", he says. This attitude has taken him to do Crossfit, ride 10 miles several times a week and train to run Spartan Race Sprint in AZ three years in a row!
Henry loves to help people discover their untapped potential and organize a strategy to make it happen for them. He truly cares about the current condition of his clients and the plans they hope to make a reality.
"Be real, transparent, honest and sincere with everyone and you'll always have friends!" This is something he really believes and lives.
When asked what motivates him he credits his wife for putting up with him for almost 30 years and sharing him for so many of those years with thousands of church members! He openly shares his love for God, the Bible and living your faith out without guilt or shame but with the utmost respect for others. When asked how he stays so optimistic and always seeking the positive even in tough times he answers, "By knowing we have a new day and where our strength comes from, joy is inevitable!"
Why the name The Fitness Octagon? He answers with a smile and a laughs, I love MMA and my wife thanks God I'm too old to fight in the octagon! However, looking at the cage, it has 8 sides. What if we make good use of those 8 sides without getting hit and instead assign them a life principle that is applicable in everyday living? And what if those principles helped people live a fitness lifestyle? And what if it also helped people who want to abandon a sedentary or obese lifestyle? And what if it fit all ages, including seniors who want to be active too? Thus the Fitness Octagon was born." says Henry.