Meet Personal Trainer

Carlos Cabrera

Hey everyone!

My name is Carlos also go by CJ Papuro. Owner of Caramelized Fitness LLC. I’m a Marine Corps veteran and patient advocate. I served my country by being in the military and got out to do the same thing as a police officer, but God had other plans. In the process of getting my criminology degree, I got diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and my world got flipped upside down.

I spent the next few years at home, sick, disabled and in a flare. Went from 160lbs to 120lbs. While home I turned to advocating for inflammatory bowel disease. In 2021 got diagnosed with two other illnesses Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis.

Fully focusing on fitness, nutrition, mental health, and community was how I got myself into remission and how I’m maintaining it today. My training style is a hybrid mix of calisthenics and weightlifting.

What you’ll get from me as a coach: personalized fitness plans because fitness is not one size fits all, accountability to help stay on track, mentoring/support with a side of empathy because I know life happens.

Specialist Areas

  • Calisthenics
  • Alternative Movements
  • Mobility



IG: @caramelizedfitness

Email: [email protected]

TikTok: @coachpapuro