Rival Personal Training Team

All Rival personal trainers are all professionally trained and certified through nationally accredited organizations. The team is your personal resource for tips and guidance to ensure that your training experience at Rival is effective, safe, and specific to your individual needs goals.

Get to know the personal training team below.

Ron Moodey
Rival Fitness

Ron began professionally training clients in 2008. His fitness journey has included studying barbell training, kettlebell sport, endurance training, Pilates, and bodyweight movements.  Ron programs workouts and regimens based on each individual need. He prioritizes acquiring strength, quality movement, developing new skills, and enjoying the process. He is an excellent listener, and will keep you motivated to continue, even when it is difficult. You will see your goals reached, and have fun doing it.

 

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Ridge Carpenter
Rival Fitness

Ridge began his training career in New York, he developed an early attachment to movement and fctional strength training via the classic methods of barbells, kettlebells, and bodyweight calisthenics, and has since expanded his practice to include suspension and sandbag training modalities. He believes everyone has a right to a physical culture, that strength is a skill inseparable from safe movement, and that both strength and movement should be practiced and refined daily.

“Fitness” has become an annoying catchword, but to me it really means the ability to perform a task. What is your task? We’ll start there. One more thing: as a teacher told me, the only time ‘fitness’ comes before ‘health’ is in the dictionary.  I want a few things for my clients–first, to move well (and, it follows, to move often); second, to develop strength and capacity on top of that movement base; and third, to apply those foundational attributes to improving the quality of their life in whatever way may present itself (which ways, it can be asserted, are limitless).

 

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Zach Platis
Rival Fitness

Zach’s approach is centered around the time-tested idea of traditional weight training. Form is king, results come from a routine that focuses the work where it needs to be and keeps people free from injury. Shoulder health, one of the biggest issues in gyms everywhere, is especially important in his workout programs. So many physical fitness routines don’t last, whether due to injuries, lack of interest or perceived benefit – that’s what Zach seeks to overcome with his training style. The fundamentals of weight training are not only crucial to developing a strong workout routine, they also yield the best results.

 

“My training philosophy is mastering the basics. I really like to focus on “heavy” compound movements – like squats, deadlifts, overhead press, bent-over barbell row, etc. – and then really focusing on mastering the form. Perfect the form first, and then the weight will come. Fitness to me means feeling great physically and mentally. I want my clients to gain confidence in the gym.”

 

Certifications & Specializations 

  • W.I.T.S. Personal Fitness Trainer Certified
  • W.I.T.S Pregnancy fitness
  • W.I.T.S Basketball anatomy and conditioning
  • W.I.T.S Exercise programming for preventing falls in older adults.
  • Strength training
  • Corrective exercise
  • Bodybuilding
  • Kettlebell Training

 

Fun Facts:  Zach has been Vegan for 23+ years and is an avid cyclist!

Mitch Lee-Peterson
Rival Fitness

“My training philosophy is simple, it’s all about focus and effort both inside outside of the gym. Workouts that have intensity, energy, and perseverance are the cornerstone of progress. Those who take the challenge head on, are those who achieve the most. I aim to instill those core values in my clients, so they can not only improve inside of the gym, but in their day to day lives as well. I love when my clients want to learn and ask questions so they can reach long term goals on their own in the future.”

 

Certifications & Specializations 

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Certified Nutrition Coach
  • Bodybuilding / Hypertrophy
  • Strength training
  • Powerlifting

 

Fun facts:

Mitch has modeled around the world for many companies including Nike! He can also play the drums and guitar. If you hear Metal music at the gym, you can guarantee Mitch is nearby!

Heather Robinson
Rival Fitness

I have always been an athlete and loved seeing what I am capable of whether it’s playing volleyball, snowboarding, wakeboarding, paddle boarding, hiking, or just pushing myself in the gym. Basically, I want to be able to do it all!

I want to help each of my clients find what they love about being active, what works for their lifestyle, so they can THRIVE in whatever they choose to do at any age! My philosophy has always been to stay focused, stay strong, and push through. You are MUCH stronger than you think you are. Hitting your goals both in fitness and in life takes discipline and determination. If you want serious results, it takes hard work! I work hard for each of my clients and I expect the same in return.

My coaching allows you to understand how to properly execute movements to get the most out of training while avoiding injuries. I will always tailor volume, intensity, and frequency to match your goals, abilities, schedule, and priorities. I strive to help eliminate confusion and educate you on the WHY behind your personalized program and teach you how to be successful now and in the future. My clients have access to me 24/7 not only to help hold them accountable but also for support. I am always happy to answer any questions or concerns along our journey!

“Muscle is the organ of longevity” – Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

 

Certifications & Specializations

  • NASM – Certified Personal Trainer
  • SCA – Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • Pilates ProWorks – Certified Reformer Instructor
  • Strength and Resistance Training
  • High intensity interval training (HIIT)
  • Weight loss
  • Mental toughness

 

Fun Facts:

Cartwheels are my thing, I do them EVERYWHERE! I may have even risked my life a few times too many to get some awesome shots. I have a pretty solid sneaker collection, will rap to Eminem every time he comes on, but can also sing (though, not well) basically any 90s country song out there. Sarcasm is my love language.

Jacob Freeman
Rival Fitness

Jake began his personal training career in the hot sun of Tampa, Florida where he fell in love with coaching others along the path of health, strength, and vitality. One of his main goals as a coach is to create a powerful sense of intrinsic motivation in the individual, because it is intrinsic motivation that causes a person to fall in love with the process of achieving a goal, and that sets the foundation for long term passion and success. He believes that each individual has their own unique training style based off their abilities and exercise preferences and discovering that style is KEY to enjoyment and adherence. Once you start to see the changes you desire, you will become wired to enjoy the exercise that yields it.

You can expect an attentive coach with a personalized approach, utilizing methods from a variety of different schools of thought- ranging from bodybuilding, yoga, power-lifting, calisthenics, boxing, to athletic training- and everything in between, to create a program that serves the client.

 

Certifications & Specializations

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Powerlifting
  • Bodybuilding
  • Calisthenics

 

Fun Facts: Named 2006 Time Magazine person of the year, his favorite book is The Alchemist and he has left the country three times to visit Israel, Jamaica, and Mexico.

Jenny Horstmann
Rival Fitness

As a wife, mother of three, avid marathoner, and long distance cyclist I understand the physical demands of life, family, and friends. I want to work with clients to meet and exceed personal health goals (existing or not yet realized). When it comes to working with clients, I focus on serving their body’s needs.  That means watching and adjusting to ensure they are maximizing their effort with true results.  Working with clients feeds my soul and seeing them grow and develop is a reward to me.  I take this time and commitment serious and ensure clients feel supported while still pushing them to reach further than they believed they could.

I have a B.A. in Business Administration from University of Washington and am a National Academy of Sports Medicine personal trainer certification with 13 years of personal training experience.

 

 

Certifications & Specializations:

  1. NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  2. TRX Certified Suspension Trainer
  3. ASM Certified Youth Exercise Specialist
  4. AFAA Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor
  5. Strength Training
  6. Flexibility/Conditioning
  7. Running Coach
  8. HIIT (High intensity interval training)
  9. Bootcamps

 

Fun Facts:

My best friend is my golden doodle, Abby.  She goes everywhere with me, so you may meet her one day.

 

Personal Training Membership
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Our InBody520 is a State of the Art body-composition reader which provides in-depth analysis of lean mass, fat storage, and water retention. Training clients benefit from being able to step on the InBody periodically to receive detailed reports on the progress of their goals – whether it be fat loss, muscle gain, or even gained mass in your trunk or extremities.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“I came to Ridge initially for help with rehabbing an ankle injury. I had such a good experience, I returned when I found out I had severe disk degeneration in my low back. Stress and lack of sleep were causing me to suffer an autoimmune flare, and I was depressed and scared.  After physical therapy and plenty of chiropractic, I was ready for training. Ridge has worked with me from day one where I was barely touching my toes to the present where I am deadlifting half my body weight. His patience, sense of humor, passion for kettlebells, and interest in alternative healing have been integral to my rehabilitation. I am forever grateful to Ridge and I would recommend him to anyone, but especially those who need a little extra help trusting their bodies again.” – Kristen A. 

“Zach is very diligent and attentive about ensuring the proper form is used during all exercises, while also using it as a teaching opportunity. He pushes you for a steady pace of improvement and changes up aspects when needed, while always keeping his clients’ goals and health in mind.” – Jacob O. 

“I went from squatting 45lbs to 105lbs. But it wasn’t until three different people complimented me that I knew it all wasn’t my imagination, I was actually making progress! Don’t get me wrong, it’s not easy… but I’m always happy after each session. Ron makes the workouts super fun and he pushes me, which I love, but never makes me do something I just don’t want to do. Ron and Rival Fitness ROCK. But honestly, me putting on an outfit and feeling confident is by far the top reason why I keep coming back.” – Ada A. 

 

 

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