First off, I want to mention that for one year I owned a gym membership to a franchise gym and went three times in the year. When I met Cheri at work last year she mentioned she owned the studio with Matt. I was seeing a dietician at the same time. I thought having Cheri at work would hold me accountable to actually use the studio, so I got my free week pass and tried it. It took me a while to figure things out for me, as I disliked working out (A LOT). I made endless excuses as to why I should not show up. As I attended more classes, I got stronger. Exercises that were difficult a year ago became achievable and enjoyable. The atmosphere is so encouraging and empowering and I always get in great laughs when I go to classes. I have started to incorporate jogging and yoga into my fitness routine. I would not have been able to do them without the foundation I have got from RiseAbove, Thanks so much Matt and Cheri and the RiseAbove family.
I’d been working out for a number of years, then took a break. After a few months my body and mind was telling me I needed to get out there and get back into shape. My husband had mentioned to me about RiseAbove. I was initially hesitant as I wasn’t a big fan of crowded gyms. I wasn’t sure what to expect.
I was so nervous heading into my first class, but Cheri and the ladies were so encouraging, helping me out and making me feel welcomed. I was thinking to myself ok, this is good, we are all in the same boat. Wasn’t feeling intimated at all. I love the classes as its always different every time. Never a dull moment, which I love!
I cannot believe I started with Rise Above in February 2018. Its gone by so fast 😊 !!!
I’ve started to see some results, feeling much stronger, more energy. Feeling great about myself. I love going to the 6AM classes, perfect way to start off your day. Not too crazy about the burpees, but working on it.
I’m very happy that I joined Rise Above family , thank you Matt and Cheri, so glad you welcomed me with open arms.
My life changed the minute I walked into RiseAbove on December 4, 2018. A mutual friend was tired of listening to me complain about me weight. She recommended I go see Cheri and Matt at RiseAbove Fitness.
Best Advice Ever! I now try to work out 4 times a week. It’s not about the weight anymore! Though I have lost inches and feel so much better in my clothes…it’s about feeling happy physically and mentally…
It’s finding my strengths in workouts I’ve never dreamed possible…1 minute planks…burpees are still a work in progress and spider planks are a venture in motion.
The classes are fun and effective. With the help of well certified staff, I’ve exceeded my own expectations in toughness and flexibility.
A very important part of RiseAbove Fitness is it’s supportive family (members). They are all encouraging, inspirational and respectful.
Cheri and Matt have created an empowering and safe environment for people to grow and flourish into strong empowered bodies and minds.
RiseAbove Fitness has become part of my life. I can’t imagine my journey any other way. I have become a more confident and well-rounded workout person. It’s now time to get my son involved.
Thank you Cheri and Matt for making me part of your family
Cynthia joined the FitStart classes last spring and from the moment she stepped through the doors her smile has not faded. She is always willing to try something new, asks for help when she needs it and pushes herself when she knows she can. She encourages others, is always up to make the people around her smile and celebrates her own and others accomplishments. Not only has she smashed some goals, grown stronger and grown fond of burpees, she is an important member of the RiseAbove family. Congrats on being this month’s member of the month Cynthia and keep up the great work!
I first learned about RiseAbove from my friend Tracy in April 2018. She told me about this great gym and how she loved the variety in the workouts, the instructors were wonderful and the members were all so supportive of each other. She especially spoke of Cheri and how great she was with everyone, regardless of your fitness level. I listened but never really gave it any thought. That August, Tracy texted me and let me know that RiseAbove was having a promotion for their class FitStart and she thought I would love it. So I agreed! My official journey with RiseAbove started September 2018. Being a plus size women, I was very self-conscious and nervous to start at a new gym. I have had gym memberships before and I always felt like people were thinking why is she here, there’s no way she works out or there’s no way she knows what to do. Tracy was a great support in saying it’s different at RiseAbove, everyone is so supportive of each other and again CHERI is great. Walking into my first class, I was final going to work out with this positive, uplifting, cheerful, supportive Cheri but instead it was her husband Matt. I thought oh crap where’s Cheri but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Matt was so sweet, soft spoken, encouraging and very supportive. He kept checking if I was ok, telling me to breathe (which I wasn’t) and just to go at my own pace. After that first class I thought I was going to die and there’s no way I could do this again. But on Wednesday I went to my second class and finally worked out with Cheri and it was amazing! Just like Matt she was supportive, encouraging and checked in on me and modified to help me succeed. And just like that, after 2 class I was hooked. I finally felt liked I belonged and that RiseAbove really cared about me, not just my wallet. If I could use one word for RiseAbove and all the amazing people that work and work out there it would be GRATEFUL… I’m grateful that a gym like this exists. I’m grateful for the supportive members and new friendships. I’m grateful that I feel stronger and happier in my life. I’m especially grateful for Cheri! The love, support and encouragement you have shown me means more than I could say. You’ve help me believe more in myself and to not give up. I’m proud to say I’m 20+ pounds down, my clothes are looser and I’m continuing to get stronger after every workout. Thank you RiseAbove!
Congratulations to Nirmal … it’s been an awesome ride so far, working with Nirmal. He came to in with specific goals and he has been able to meet each one so far. He works hard every single workout, with minimal complaints, lol. Keep pushing my friend, it’s been a pleasure to celebrate your successes!