Success Stories: Testimonies from RHF Members
My son and I do Group Training together a couple days a week. I find it easier to get my workouts done first thing in the morning, before he’s up and ready for school. I’m trying to teach my son things I wasn’t taught just about being healthy and moving every day and trying to eat right.
I have a love-hate relationship with my trainers. When I walk in at 5:45 in the morning or 6:00 AM, I’m kinda on auto-pilot and like, “Oh god, I don’t feel like doing this.” And the whole time I’m doing it I really, really hate my trainer and then once I do my last exercise, I’m in love again. So they’re very encouraging. If I’m doing something wrong, they correct me. If they see that I’m slacking, they get on me. And I need that. So that’s what I like about Group Training. And then the variety. I don’t get bored.
And I love the community-feel of the place. I mean I love it.
- O.C. Collier-Brown, Group Training Participant
Becca has been a big inspiration. She’s actually the one that inspired me to come and do what I do now. Without her pushing and reminding me, “Hey, it’s really easy to do! Come in!” Even though her and I don’t see each other so much right now, but I know in my mind what I need to do. And so consciously I do it whether she’s here or not. I’m determined to lose the weight that I want to lose and I feel good.
- Betty Patu, Personal Training Participant
I remember telling Patrick that I thought Group Training would be a bad idea due to back pain. As Patrick can be very convincing, I gave it a try and realized that group training would help me move beyond doing just cardio on the elliptical. The Group Training classes have been amazing—my back is definitely better and the trainers and other gym members in the class always motivate me. I can't say enough positive things about Group Training...except perhaps the days in which we have burpees. The trainers are amazing at working with you and modifying the exercises as needed. I also think the group training classes are very supportive and a lot of fun. I believe a strong sense of community forms through participating in these classes.
-Nancy Shore, Group Training Participant
We’ve found really wonderful people here and connected to the neighborhood in a way we would not have, had we not come to this gym. And to a broader segment of the neighborhood, beyond just the people who live right around us. We’ve connected to people who live in the broader South Seattle, South Rainier neighborhood and gotten to know the neighborhood and the people here much better than we would have if we weren’t coming to this facility. And truly we’ve met some of the nicest people in Seattle at this gym.
We’ve really appreciated the professionalism of the staff here and like it that they’re trained in the program. Also just the very welcoming attitude the minute you come into the gym.
-Bob and Mary, SilverSneakers® Participants