5.0 (8)
3 employees
28 years in business

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Piedmont, CA 94610
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8 Reviews


  • Laini G.

    I have worked with many trainers and coaches and Rance is truly one of the best! He challenged and motivated me, but more importantly he took the time to get to know me, which meant that he better understood what I needed in my workouts, nutrition guidance and coaching. He inspired me to be my best and helped me achieve goals that I didn't think were possible!

  • Mary E.

    As a holistic nutritionist, nutrition science research writer, educator and speaker who is living her passion in her business, I cheer for those doing the same in helping others transform their health, creating a powerful paradigm shift that results in higher living on all levels. Rance is definitely one such person changing the world for the better, helping people awaken to life's new possibilities, one-by-one!

  • Samantha R.

    We originally hired Rance from Elevated Method to lose weight and look amazing for our wedding. We soon realized we were in worse shape than we thought. In the first session Rance was able to tailor fit a workout that’s helping us not only lose weight, but also gain muscle and range of motion. He also helped us find a healthy nutrition plan to maximize our weight loss. I’ve had trainers before, but I’ve never had the results, or the positive and healthy support that I’ve gotten working with Rance.

  • Josh Krakower

    Rance has been extremely helpful in my recovery from Multiple back injuries. He modified his program to accommodate my timeline and always provided feedback when questions arose. I would recommend him 100%

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The first step in our customer experience is to get on the phone for a brief 15 to 30-minute introductory call. The purpose of this phone call is for us to meet and for me to gather pertinent information about your health/ medical history and your goals. 

At the conclusion of the phone call, I'll let you know if and how I can assist you with your goals. If we're a good fit and we choose to work together, we will schedule a 60-minute assessment. During the assessment, we'll review your background info and goals. In the second half of the assessment I'll take you through a low impact functional movement screen to see how your body responds to functional movement.

At the conclusion of the assessment, I will offer you my recommendation for your program! 

Every program is different, as every client is different. My intention is to ensure that you achieve your goals, and become self-sufficient. Clients come to me because they want long-term, sustainable results.  

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I majored in exercise kinesiology at San Diego Mesa College.

I've carried various certifications throughout the years...NASM, ACE, IFPA, Assisted Flexibility NASM

In 27 years I've worked with a diverse group of clients, but most of my clients have been busy executives and entrepreneurs who excel in the workplace, but who struggle to maintain a healthy work/ life balance. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

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How did you get started teaching?

I got into personal training because I watched my mom work for a corporation and work her face off until she was depressed. I was inspired by her growth process. Her slip into deep depression and her eventual climb out of the rabbit hole inspired me to give people the tools to fulfill their potential and to LIVE LIFE ELEVATED!!!

What types of students have you worked with?

In 27 years I've worked with just about every possible population. The common strand in all of my clients is that they're all ambitious people who want more out of life but don't necessarily have the tools or the discipline to optimize their wellbeing on their own. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently participated in the Spartan BEAST! IT was a great event! The run was about 15 miles of rocky terrain. We ran up and down Squaw Valley Resort, through about 20 different obstacle courses. What was most memorable for me, was running the course with people from various backgrounds. Whenever people ask me about Spartan, they usually follow up my description with, "I wish I could do something like that." They don't realize that they CAN do it. They just haven't made the commitment yet. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would tell anyone who's looking to work with a trainer to use the following criteria to determine whether or not a PT is right for them. 

1. Get crystal clear on your goals, then align yourself with a practitioner who's style and philosophy are conducive to you and your goals. 

2. Make sure your trainer practices what they preach. There are some exceptions (injuries & some conditions), but generally speaking, your trainer should be in good shape. 

3. Ask about your trainer's educational background. You'd be surprised how many trainers today have never studied exercise science or carried a respectable certification. Were not all built the same. 

4. Read all of the client testimonials and if need be, ask if you can speak to a current client for feedback regarding their experience. 

5. Make sure that your trainer understands proper training progressions. When you train properly, each movement prepares you for the next movement. When you follow a proper training progression you allow for optimal development and injury prevention. Doing a bunch of random circus acts with no rhyme or reason behind them is a waste of your time...unless you're training FOR the circus! 

6. Make sure that you know the difference between average trainers who do this part-time, and fully committed practitioners who do this full time because we're passionate about elevating wellness. You can save yourself a lot of heartache by doing your due diligence and interviewing your trainer. If you're going to commit to working with a trainer for an extended period of time, you should know and trust them. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

1. What are your specific goals? 

2. What are your compelling reasons for achieving those goals?

3. Do you have a timeline for achieving your goals?

4. Why is it important for you to achieve your wellness goals now? 

5. If you've worked out in the past, what's different about this time? What are you going to do to ensure that you succeed this time? 

6. How committed are you to achieving your goals? It's important for you to understand that no one achieves any substantial goals without fully committing to the process. Success isn't a 50% pursuit. With that said, you need to look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, "how serious are you about achieving optimal wellbeing?" If you're not really committed, and you're feeling more like getting in shape is a passive desire (maybe, maybe not), you shouldn't hire a trainer. On the other hand, if you're sick and tired of being sick and tired, it's time for you to hire a trainer and knock your goals out of the park!