Our Story



Our Mission

VELA is a premium fitness accessory company providing products to help our network of fitness enthusiasts, trainers and gyms reach their goals on their own fitness journey. We are here to help with providing a foundation to fuel your passion and help with directing your journey on the road to fitness excellence!

VELA is a Movement focused on developing greatness (mentally and physically) within ourselves, and all the people we come in contact with. We bring quality products with great precision on style and function.

VELA means candle and sail in Spanish. A candle is a foundation for a flame. The sails guide the boat to its destination. Vela is the fire from within that keeps you pushing forward when motivation diminishes. The sails guide us to our goals and on our journey. Be a part of the Renaissance.

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Raphael Velazquez - CEO

The CEO of VELA fitness accessories and a NSCA certified strength and conditioning coach (CSCS) and model, Raphael Velazquez follows his heart by helping people achieve their peak performance (mentally & Physically) and providing hope through many of his different ventures.

Raphael launched VELA to add another way to help peoples passion for getting fit by developing lifestyle accessories that are functional while making working out fashionable, comfortable and fun.  The VELAband is the first product to roll through with the end users considerations in mind.

Raphael is a conduit by connecting people to help greater causes, pioneering to bring fitness into different industries (eg: will be a featured writer on FEVER magazine: focuses on music, culture, women, lifestyle). Building relationships and growth are two of his main focuses to contribute to a better, fitter and collaborative future.

Raphael has a BS in Exercise Science from Montclair State University, and currently helps others obtain their peak performance (mentally and physically) as a strength and conditioning coach in the New York Metro at one of the area’s high-performance, lifestyle fitness clubs.

 Raphael works with a mens' group called Mastermind Connect to help better his community, help the urban communities through our resources, reciprocity and respect.

 Raphael’s intensity and passion for fitness is on display in the Equinox Campaign “Impossible Happens”, which showcases the work of coaches helping train their clients to achieve the impossible. 


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