Hugo Rivera

Hugo A. Rivera is an internationally-known best-selling fitness author of over 10 books on bodybuilding, weight loss, and fitness.


Hugo A. Rivera is a former writer for ThoughtCo. He has over 18 years of bodybuilding experience and is now a top-level competitive national bodybuilder who dedicates his life to sharing his knowledge on how to achieve the body of their dreams in a safe and healthy manner. In addition to having several best selling books, Hugo has been interviewed by several radio stations, newspapers and has contributed several bodybuilding and fitness articles to many publications over the world. Hugo has worked with many industry experts and co-authored fitness programs with fitness icon and six-time Ms. Olympia, Cory Everson. He also forms part of the prestigious team of Labrada Nutrition. He wrote on bodybuilding for ThoughtCo for over six years.  ​


Hugo received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of South Florida, and certification for fitness instruction from the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). 

Awards and Publications

  • Florida Statewide Natural Bodybuilding Title (Mr. Typhoon Bay)
  • 4th Place in the Nationwide NPC Team Universe 
  • "The Body Sculpting Bible for Men," with James Villepigue (4th edition, 2016)
  • "The Body Sculpting Bible for Women," with James Villepigue (4th edition, 2016)
  • "The Weight Training Diary" (2010)
  • "The Body Sculpting Bible Express for Women," with James Villepigue (2009)
  • "The Hardgainer's Body Building Handbook: Workouts, Nutrition, and Results" (2005)
  • "The Body Sculpting Bible for Buns and Legs: Women's Edition", with James Villepigue (2005)

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

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