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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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!

Jacob Freeman
Rival Fitness

Jacob 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.

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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