Whole Body Fitness  By Rick

Whole Body Fitness By Rick

5.0 (2)
1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

Please visit and join my Facebook page for greater details:Whole Body Fitness by Rick I have an original style. I have blended together foam rolling, body weight, free weights, core/stability conditioning, power yoga, cross fit, weight lifting, TRX, resistance bands, and barre (for my ladies). FMS (Functional Movement Screening) is the underlying assessment and guide for my alignment coaching. By getting you to do movements with quality (movement re-integration) ensures safety and guarantees you will receive workouts that are always effective and efficient.

I enjoy watching people “get it!” They begin feeling better in their bodies. They develop confidence using their bodies. They see positive changes, and they begin to appreciate exercise. Also, because I'm 50, I have more patience, understanding, and flexibility to “go with the flow” than most trainers. I know my technique works because I am in the best shape of my life. Whole Body includes mind and spirit!

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Akron, OH 44320
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Sean Kelley

    His level of energy, and overall knowledge of his skills. Also, I've never had a trainer who also integrates the mind & spirit. Very cool.

  • Sean K.

    His knowledge about personal fitness, technique, and how to involve the mind & spirit. I know I made the right choice.



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

First- An in-depth phone conversation to discuss life style, issues, goals, and commitment. Second- A free introductory session to demonstrate my aptitude and styles, which will include a few of the FMS assessments. We will Warmup together with a series of whole body conditioning moves, than I will have you stretch with 7 yoga poses, finishing up with a program of free weight exercises, or use other equipment the client may have available. Throughout the hour plus session I will explain my philosophy of Whole Body Fitness and when used according to Alignment specs and proper engagement of the core, the client Will receive the safest, efficient , and effective workouts each time. Moves: Conditioning moves , Functional moves, Stability moves, Power or ISO Yoga moves, and Freeweight moves.


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

I received a diploma and title Personal Trainer from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts accredited school the American Academy of Personal Training, their Boston Campus. This diploma was accepted in place of NASM by La Fitness and Golden Home Fitness. I worked for them for 3 years, working with ALL ages, Body types, advanced fit, beginners, handicapped, retired, very overweight, underweight, Body builders, to successful doctors to mothers. Movement Reintegration Training using The Alexander Technique AED, CPR Kettle Bell, TRX, HIIT, Cross Fit, Aqua Fit


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

$40! for an intense one hour session which also includes a program for your entire week plus me on call for you 24/7. If 2 times each week , a discount of $30 per session. travel may be a fee (?) $10 Accountability and Discipline are most important to establish a good habit! It takes an average of 3 months for any person to see progress in most endeavors. Commit to 3 months on a 4 days-of-active-exercise-each-week plan And “eat like an adult!” too


How did you get started teaching?

I began training, at first, by helping my sister, who has struggled with her weight since a young girl. I have always been training myself, I enjoyed gymnastics , track , and swimming as a boy and continued into college, where I entered triathlons. While I was recovering from a crushed knee, I studied Gray Cook’s book Movement. My knee injury was due to years of sport specific training. This could have been avoided. And my sister needed encouragement, support, and advice on how to continue on her goal of losing 80 lbs.! It was so natural for me to help her because I could empathize with the struggle and realized I had been helping others. through out my life, to take fitness seriously. But have fun in the journey. I went to the Academy of Personal Training that year!


What types of students have you worked with?

All ! I like them all! I can help and Coach All.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Mona came to me at 62 after a hip replacement. She could walk stiffly and with some pain. She had great difficulty sitting in a chair without holding on to something. 6 mths : she walks with ease and wide stride , upright posture, And can get down on the floor ! Without any help and get back up Without any help...... she says “gracefully.” I Agree. Her doctor noticed right away.


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

Be sure they are stable, they are reliable, are disciplined, mature, have long term success. I have lived in the Fenway area of Boston for 25 years. I worked for the Boston Ballet for 8 years, coached 8 years for the top ranked college-prep high school Boston Latin, and received a Masters in Performance from Boston University.


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

How important Is this? What is more important ? Is this worth your time and money? What will you gain from this? Who should I trust with this ?