- "I started coming to the Training Rim about 6 years ago and it was the best decision I have ever made for my health. At the time I was doing a lot of kickboxing and yoga, and I was having pain in my shoulders and knees from repetitive strain. After adjusting to what exercise is, I noticed that I didn't hurt so much any more and I was becoming addicted to my workouts. Not only was I becoming stronger, having less pain, and feeling leaner and healthier, I was having fun! I wasn't getting as sick as often as I was (having asthma makes me vulnerable to many colds and respiratory infections).
Having asthma kept me from participating in many sports as a child and young adult. This summer, I signed up for and completed two Spartan Races - it was the most agonizing fun I have ever had! Never in my life did I think I could do these sorts of things but the TR trainers and fellow members had confidence in me and gave me the courage to try.
I'm a 45 year old mom with a 3 and 5 year old kids with 2 teenage step children. I have my own business so time is not something I have a lot of. The TR is my one priority I have to do for myself and to make sure I can function for my family. It makes me feel great, clears my head, and the small group sessions always put a smile on my face. You have to make the time and effort to be dedicated to this, but IT IS WORTH IT. Just do it!"
- Leigh Wellman, Mom, Business owner
"I just turned 50 and I'm in the best shape of my life thanks to the TR. I'm more fit and healthy than I've ever been and the TR is an integral part of that - the trainers are extremely knowledgeable and helpful."
- Sharon P.
"After training for multiple marathons I had torn the meniscus in my knee. This problem affected my workouts and I felt I needed more variety than I could come up with myself. I then decided to train with Jon...
I never thought I needed a trainer due to my educational background and the fact that I was consistent with my workouts. Right after I started working with Jon, I realized consistency gets you nowhere if you're not doing the right things. Jon's workouts are intense without being insane. He knows when and how far to push without the client saying 'this is ridiculous'. I noticed my legs and core got stronger and this in turn improved my running. His knowledge of anatomy and physiology is extensive and he applies it to a personalized program which helped me achieve my goals. He's a very dedicated trainer (and he's pretty funny, too!)
- Nicole Karatzia - B.S. Exercise Physiology, Physical Education Teacher, ACE Personal Trainer
"Not only have I lost 17lbs and kept it off for over a year, and my tailor needed to take my suits in two sizes, but I feel great. I used to go to work and have to move things and pick things up and my back would hurt, my knees would hurt, etc. Now I go to work and have zero pain and way more energy."
- Sal D.
"Jon Rimmer is one of the best trainers in the nation. I can say unequivocally that Jon is the only trainer I would trust with my clients and athletes. He is intelligent, and his practical ways of applying that know-how are even more impressive. It isn't often that you meet trainers at the level that Jon is at; employing his services would be a wise addition to your training."
- Jon Messner - Trainer, MS Exercise Science
"When I started I noticed immediately the TR was the antithesis of what training was elsewhere: Trainers with patience and encouraging attitudes, and not an ounce of the impersonal, machismo garbage so readily available at my previous gyms. The workouts and the training have simultaneously put me in the best shape of my life while building terrific friendships. I've gone from the kid who hid during gym class to the guy who jumps over fire at obstacle course races for fun - it's kind of staggering."
- Vinny F.
"I have had the pleasure of knowing and working Jon Rimmer for the past few years. Jon introduced me to core strength training and it not only enhanced my career as a personal trainer but helped me to reach higher levels of performance in racing. I have had the opportunity to run several marathons over the last few years and by working with and learning new techniques from Jon my times have dramtically decreased. In 2005 I ran my first marathon in 3:50 just recently in 2008 I ran the NYC ING Marathon in 3:10. Hard work and dedication in the gym pays off as well as the skills and techniques learned from Jon."
- Bronawyn O'Leary - Trainer, Competitive Marathoner, BS Physical Education
"I love Jon's common sense, straight up, tell it like it is, approach to fitness. I mirror this philosophy in my Physical Education classes with my students and in application with my own personal training for the basketball court. His practical tips and warnings of tricks reinforce everything I teach. Be fit to function and you will enjoy everything you do. Thanks Jon!"
- Frank Mohr -Physical Education Department Chair, BS, MS, 6th year, Division I College Basketball Official
"Since attending the small group sessions on a consistent basis, I have seen dramatic results in my core strength, endurance and have an overall sense of well being. My body is toned, my clothes fit better, and I feel energized. Best of all, my twenty year old daughter's friends tell me that my butt looks better than theirs. Now that's a compliment to Jon!
Jon is an incredibly talented trainer who truly has his client's best interests in mind. His classes are challenging yet taught in a fun, relaxed format. His style of training is easy to understand even for the novice client. Jon is an intelligent, dedicated professional and motivator. I can't sing his praises enough. I can say with certainty that training with Jon has been a privilege and one of the best investments I have made in myself. Thanks, Jon!"
- Joann Masi - Dental Hygenist and WITS certified Personal Trainer