If you have any questions, please contact Laura @ email@example.com or call 651-278-1531
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RIVER VALLEY RUNNING TEAM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why join a running team?
What is included in being part of the running team?
When and where does the team meet?
If I’ve never run before can I still join the team?
I’m a brand new runner; can I train for a full or half-marathon?
Can I use the childcare and go outside to run with the team?
If you have any more questions please contact; Jen Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org
The TRX Suspension Trainer is the original, best-in-class workout system that leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. You’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise – because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.
Small group personal training adds cammaradarie, support, accountability and fun to your workout. Working in small groups allows you to get the personal attention you need for proper form while paying a lower price than individual sessions. Grab a group of like minded individuals and form your own small group or join one of the existing groups.
Our Private Personal Training Studio allows you to complete your workout without any distractions.
Individualized pilates personal training will improve your form, clarify principals and can be assist with physical rehabilitation, pain reduction, muscle/joint function and athletic training.
Junior Fitness is a training program designed for 12 and 13 year old members to help them understand more about exercise and safety. Junior members, age 12 and 13, who would like to use the upstairs fitness equipment are required by insurance regulations to take this training class. The Junior Fitness program is also a great option for 14-18 year old members new to the weight training to gain an understanding of how to use the equipment safely and effectively. Participants are given a 20 page booklet that includes three sample workouts
An assessment of your current fitness level is a great start to any fitness program. We will measure your body composition to determine your BMI and body fat percentage. If desired, we can also test your muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and postural analysis to be used in determining what type of fitness program would be most beneficial for you. A baseline assessment can be used to track your progress and plan your exercise program accordingly.
Fitness Assessments will be completed by a certified personal trainer.
Our goal is for you to be comfortable and confident using all of the equipment. We will show you how to use cardio machines, weight machines and a few additional tools and to have a plan in place when you come to the gym.
Personal Trainer Bret Blackman will be on in the gym to oversee this introduction to tumbling and wrestling program. This program is designed for boys and girls ages 3-5. Bret will coach youth on the basics of tumbling, balance, coordination, body control, sportsmanship and most importantly, FUN. The program will be held in the gym at River Valley Athletic Club. This is a great way to introduce kids to gymnastics and wrestling concepts.
The golf performance program is designed around developing the golf swing, with exercises that will build strength, power and flexibility. This golf-specific training program will also feature corrective techniques, thus targeting injury prevention and physical endurance. Add distance and precision to your game and be ready to perform at your best.
Personal Trainer Bret Blackman will be on the fitness floor to oversee youth strength training. This program is designed for youth ages 14–18 and those 12-13 years old who have completed the Junior Fitness Program. Bret will provide assistance with form and programming to those using the fitness floor strength equipment. Sample workouts will be provided. This is a great opportunity for teens to work out under the supervision of a certified personal trainer. Come any time during the time frame to complete your workout. Sign Up at River Valley Front Desk.
Certified Personal Trainer (NASM & NETA)
Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Specialty Certifications in Bosu, Step, Kettlebells, Mat Pilates, and TRX Suspension Training.
16 Years of Experience
Laura’s passion for teaching and training is unequivocal as is the desire to share it with others. Exercise is about more than developing strong muscles; exercise invokes the help of everything from your smallest cell in your brain to build your mental and physical strength. Though movement our systems are stimulated and strengthened, improving the tone and quality of our overall well-being. Exercise does not come in a one size fits all package, each person has their ideal routine that makes them fulfilled. Exercise should be fun as well as challenging with the long-term goal of improving your health and happiness.
B.A. Education, Luther College
Hamline University, graduate work
Certified Pilates Instructor
Cherlyn has expanded her training by receiving specialized certifications in Pilates for golf, qi gong and is a certified breast cancer exercise specialist. Cherlyn’s passion for Pilates is unequivocal as is her desire to share it with others. Cherlyn’s expertise will assist clients who are looking to improve performance in sports/activities, people that have incurred injuries or are experiencing over use issues and are looking for a different way t use their bodies and people who are interested in improving strength, flexibility, mindful movement and over all wellness. Cherlyn’s training style is nurturing and demanding, compassionate and driven. Pilates can be modified to meet any fitness ability, age group or activity level. Experience Pilates on the mat in group classes or in personal training sessions in our private Pilates studio using the reformer, cadillac, Pilates chair and many other specialized Pilates apparatus.
Robert Korluka is a graduate of Winona State University with a degree in Exercise Science. As an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist,
Robert also works at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute rehabbing individuals with spinal cord injuries and other various neurological conditions.
13 years experience in various martial disciplines including
boxing, kickboxing, weapons forms, and self-defense techniques.
I started out with Shaolin martial arts and went from there!
5 years fitness class instruction, organization, and management.
Martial arts are the reason I chose to become a trainer, plain and simple. I wanted to be the best warrior I could be, mind, body, and soul. What started out as a means to defend myself transformed into something far greater, becoming an exploration of what it was to seek a balance and perfection of all aspects of my being. I’ve been training ever since, pushing myself to be stronger, faster, wiser, and kinder on this journey of fitness in all its forms. It only seemed natural to bring others with me and help them in their journey as well.
My training philosophy is simple: maximum effort doing what you love. The only way you’ll see the results you want is if you give it everything you have, and the only way you’ll do that is if you’re truly passionate about what you pursue. Through many different methods of training such as resistance, aerobic, martial, isometric, and more, I can help you find that passion and unlock its full potential the way I found mine.