We are celebrating one of the reasons why RVC is so special — the dedication of the group of our personal trainers who have devoted over ten years of their lives to changing the lives of others here in the Upper Valley at RVC! We asked them all to answer some questions to share with you!
Why are you a personal trainer? Health, wellness and fitness have always been an important aspect of my life. I became a personal trainer in my 20s. And now I’m in my 50s and as I have aged, I personally have experienced the benefits of having an active lifestyle and the importance of daily fitness. I train clients in all age groups, fitness levels and stages in life. Each has a different goal list and those goals can range from overall fitness to weight loss to improved athleticism and sport performance to balance and flexibility work. The goals are broad and wide. As a trainer, I support, encourage, engage, educate and communicate with clients to enrich, enhance and improve the quality of their lives and assist them in achieving their personal fitness and wellness goals. We establish a relationship that creates a hardworking team. I love my job as a trainer… It is rewarding, fulfilling and enriching.
Why do you enjoy working at RVC? We have wonderful members who are friendly, outgoing, engaging and are at RVC to enhance their health, wellness and fitness. RVC has an incredible team of employees. All departments work together to achieve the RVC Core Values and to make the time our members spend at RVC the best experience of their day. The environment for both staff and members is fresh, lively, positive, motivating and encouraging.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned over your career at RVC? We are in the people business. We are at RVC for people. We change peoples’ lives each day. We improve the lives of our members so they can live their lives completely.
Why are you a personal trainer? Living a lifestyle of health and wellness is something I have always and consistently been very good at. I have been fortunate enough to stay very physically and mentally fit and disciplined enough to eat extremely well all of the time. My personal mission is to influence as many humans as possible to live a lifestyle of wellness. My greatest reward is knowing those I have trained or taught have grasped the very best habits of taking care of themselves, living consistently well lifestyles and making the best choices possible to live their best lives.
Why do you enjoy working at RVC? The River Valley Club is not your typical health club. We are unique and have fashioned a wonderful community where we are all family. I am so grateful to be able to report to what I refer to as “the best one-stop wellness hub.” I am committed to making sure all members I encounter utilize the Spa and Salon, Physical Therapy services, Café, Group Ex offerings, Aquatics, Tennis, Cross Fit, FITshop, Childcare and take full advantage of absolutely everything our amazing health club has to offer. As one of the original employees, I take great pride in knowing I have contributed to our success in several departments serving many roles. Everyone has a basic human need to belong to something special, and at RVC we clearly have a great tribe with an even brighter future in sight.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned over your career at RVC? I have learned so much from so many of the talented fitness professionals I have had the honor to work with and am fascinated with the evolution of the health and wellness industry. Grasping the simple fact that I am responsible for changing lives has enabled me to form lifelong relationships with my most favorite humans who, in turn, have taught me about the greatest gifts: passion, happiness, patience and love. Ultimately, I was made to do what I do.
Why are you a personal trainer? I am a personal trainer/CrossFit Coach because I enjoy helping people reach their fitness goals. I enjoy giving people the tools and confidence they need to be successful, not just in the gym, but outside of the gym as well.
Why do you enjoy working at RVC? I enjoy working at RVC because of the members and also because of the clients and athletes I get to work with each day. I have made many friends over the years working at RVC. The staff is awesome as well!
What is the most important thing you’ve learned over your career at RVC? The most important thing that I have learned over the years is that I have the ability to influence people to make lifestyle changes in the gym, as well as outside of the gym. I feel honored to be able to have such an impact on the lives of so many members at RVC.
Why are you a personal trainer? I am a personal trainer because I love fitness. Movement, physical activities and fitness have always been a part of my life. I love the feeling from exercising and enjoy sharing that with my clients in fun and innovative ways. I am passionate about helping people reach their goals in achieving a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.
Why do you enjoy working at RVC? I enjoy coming into work because I have the best group of clients. They’re all fun, hardworking and we’ve created a team atmosphere. I also enjoy working with my coworkers, I am constantly learning new things from them. Last, is because there is no gym in the world like RVC.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned over your career at RVC? This one is hard to answer because I have learned so much while working at the River Valley Club. So, I’ll sum it up in one sentence: I’ve learned how important it is to listen and observe your clients, and that you can never have enough knowledge.
Why are you a personal trainer? To pass on my knowledge to others so that they may achieve long term health and strength.
Why do you enjoy working at RVC? Great community and flexibility creates an atmosphere that works for me.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned over your career at RVC? How rewarding it is to see clients reach their personal goals when once they thought them to be impossible.
Why are you a personal trainer? I enjoy working with people and helping them improve their overall wellness. I love being a positive influence in my clients and members lives.
Why do you enjoy working at RVC? The people, clients, members, and co-workers.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned over your career at RVC? Understanding how the body moves and adapts. Applying what I have learned to help clients decrease pain, get stronger, and move better. Having the ability to work through progressive programming pre and post surgeries.
Why are you a personal trainer? To help others live their best life!
Why do you enjoy working at RVC? I enjoy working with my clients and coworkers. It makes everyday fun!
What is the most important thing you’ve learned over your career at RVC? This has been a fantastic place to learn. We have a vast amount of knowledge and talent instilled in our employees, and all are willing and eager to share!
Why are you a personal trainer? I love to help people. You have a different experience every hour, so it is never boring. Lastly, staying fit is part of the job!
Why do you enjoy working at RVC? Autonomy; and I am able to make my schedule.