Rance was great to work with. Very positive trainer.
I really enjoyed working with Rance. He helped me to get motivated to start loosing weight and exercising. I was able to loose 25 lbs and keep it off. He taught me to just keep on moving!!!
Rance has such a positive attitude and is very motivating. He is so knowledgeable about muscle movements and strength. I have learned so much working with him. Elev8ed methos is a complete transformation mind, body, spirit, diet & nutrition.
Rance is motivational and he is very in tune with making your session tailored to your strengths while.working on your weaknesses. He keeps you going with his upbeat positive vibes and sets an appropriate pace that keeps you in the game. I always enjoy working out with Rance!
Every client comes to me with a different physical and psychological makeup, so my approach varies from person to person. I assess each client by gathering their health and medical history, discussing their goals and by taking them through a low impact movement screen. The assessment gives me the information that I need to begin creating a comprehensive program, that is conducive to each client's unique needs.
I've been a personal trainer for 27 years. In college, I minored in Kinesiology. I thought that I wanted to be an attorney, so I majored in criminal justice. I've carried multiple certs throughout my training career, NASM, Assisted Flexibility, IFPA, APEX, DotFit.
Rates are comparable to the average for trainers with my experience in the Bay Area.
$75 to $150 an hour depending on the clients' commitment level. Money is the highest form of commitment. My observation has been that when clients invest in their well-being, they work harder to get the results that they deserve.
I've always been an athlete. I played football, baseball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, and badminton. I loved being active, but my real inspiration for training was watching my mom slip into a deep depression and witnessing the steps that she took to reclaim her life. I understood overcoming physical obstacles and breaking through my thresholds, but I couldn't even begin to grasp the extensive (psychological and physical) impact of depression. What I learned through my own obstacles and by observing my mother, is that there is a direct correlation between fitness and everything that we do in life! She was my primary inspiration.
In 24 years I've worked with a wide array of clients...
- overweight, obese, morbidly obese
- anorexic, osteopenia, osteoporosis
- athletes, all sports
- diabetic, types 1 & 2, high blood pressure, high cholesterol
- pre/ postnatal
- post lumbar, thoracic, cervical surgery
- replaced hips, knees
- frozen shoulder, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
- the general population, postural conditioning
- senior care, kids, all ages
I recently participated in a wellness presentation, where I spoke about the value of self-care and wellness. I talked about the importance of making your physical well being your number one priority. A lot of us operate as if there's a disconnect between our minds, bodies, and spirits, but we resonate on the highest frequency when we are synchronized. If our goal is to be as happy and successful as possible, then our primary focus should be our physical well being. Our physical well being promotes better circulation, which leads to the optimal function of our internal organs. When we move, we release serotonin in our brains and we stimulate the neurons in our brains. Our elevated physical state gives us greater access to psychological well BEing. We are generally happier and more productive when we are physically healthy. All of the aforementioned allows us to vibrate on a higher spiritual frequency. Synchronicity
1. Call the practitioner directly. Get a feel for them over the phone first.
2. Set up the assessment and show up! The assessment is the most effective way to determine whether or not a practitioner is the right trainer for you. I talk to clients all the time who say "I've trained for x amount of years and no one has ever shown me that. Or no one has ever explained that the way that you do." We are ALL different. The assessment is the only way to effectively distinguish trainers. Set it up ASAP!
3. If you're investing in a real program, it shouldn't be cheap. Being sick and dying isn't cheap. Achieving optimal wellness and living your life to your potential should be a worthy investment. With that said, ask for references. I have clients who love sharing their stories with prospective clients, neighbors, co-workers, friends, countrymen...litterally anyone and everyone who will listen. Ask for references.
4. Certifications and degrees
Education is important in any field, particularly if you're working with human bodies. We are always learning more about how to safely, effectively manipulate the body. Ongoing education is a huge part of the game. With that said, education is only as valuable as it is applied, especially in fitness! Some of the best trainers I know hold one cert and have no degrees. What makes them great is their love for people and their passion for life transformations. The love and the passion compel them to get better every single day. Complacency's not an option when you're on a mission to help people.
I know, just reading that word makes some people pull away from the desk, but you have to remember, you've already "thought about it." You know, we know, everyone knows that you've been thinking about it. So stop thinking it, talking about it, pontificating and just do it already. Kenneth Blanchard said, "There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.” When you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, when you except nothing but results, then you will achieve the results that you want and frankly deserve.
The primary questions you should ask yourself before reaching out to a practitioner are...
- How do you value your well being? What would it mean for you to be pain-free? What would it mean for you to be able to touch your toes? How valuable would it be if we could improve your overall quality of life?
- Do you understand the importance of committing to yourself?
Think long view of your wellness. How do you want to live when you're in the latter stages of life?
- How committed are you (psychologically & financially)
In this culture, money talks. If you're not willing to invest in your wellness, but you spend money out (wining & dining) or invest in material things, are you really committed?
- Do you want to change or do you need to change?
Passive vs. Aggressive. People that have vain desires, usually say they "want change." They want a flat stomach. They want a bigger butt. They want sexy arms and legs. People that say they "need change", are usually confronting something deeper and more impactful. They need to lower their high blood pressure. They need to reduce their cholesterol. They need to lose 100 lbs. Ask yourself if your desire to get fit is based on a want or a need. If your goals are inspired by a want, figure out what your need is. You'll go further with an "I need to do this mentality."
The reality is that you do "need to." We all do. It's only a matter of time before every single one of us is confronted with our wellness or lack thereof. Handle your health / well being or it will handle you.