River Monster Stories

The stories and testimonials of our River Monster Family

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Kamala

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Richard

“When I started my first Rivfit class everyone looked to be in their 20s and I wondered what the heck I was doing there (my son is one of the coaches and talked me into it!). I quickly learned to modify and do the best I could. In future classes I noticed people of all ages and levels of fitness. It took awhile but I noticed I was modifying less, doing more reps and feeling stronger. After 3 1⁄2 months I really look forward to the classes and feel strong, energized and empowered. I love that every single class is different so my body doesn’t simply get used to the same workout. While I will never keep up with the 20 year olds I continue to push myself to the best I can be. You should try it too!”

“It’s been 3 months since I joined CrossFit Riverfront at the insistence of my brother. A passionate CrossFitter himself, he knew what I needed and badgered me until I got off my couch and made the call. From my first conversation with Meredith I knew this was no “gym sales pitch” – she genuinely cares about helping others achieve personal fitness. Like me, she is a working Mom and urged me to take myself off the back burner for the betterment of myself, and by extension my family.

I understand the passion behind CrossFit now. If you dedicate yourself the results are irrefutable. In this short period of time I have seen a drastic improvement in my stamina and reaction time, increased flexibility and strength, steady weight loss and healthier dietary choices. Not to mention the overall boost to my self esteem – repeatedly meeting new goals, accomplishing once unthought-of feats and pushing myself beyond my limitations has helped me regain the bounding confidence tarnished by time and weight gain.

The workouts are challenging. I have gone into every WOD with an uneasy anxiousness and come out every time with a smile and quivering muscles. The constant coaching gives me all the benefits of an individual session, while still enjoying the energy of the other members. There is no question that the support and encouragement of the fantastic trainers and enthusiastic members is unrivaled, and can make the difference between giving up early and finding that reserve to push yourself harder and further than you ever thought possible.

Joining the CrossFit community has helped me make so many positive changes in such a short time. I can’t wait to see what the next WOD will bring!”

“So anyone that knows me knows I really don’t like to work out. I’ve tried running I like it but never stick to it. Carra Harrison Breen and I joined crossfit and we have been doing the  riv fit class 2 to 3 times a week for the last month and a half. I have to say, I really like it!  I’m getting stronger and losing the jiggle i so hated.  So if you are looking for something new check it out.”

“I wanted to take a moment to thank you and also share with you some observations over the past few months. You may already know some of this, but it’s worth repeating because the separation is amazing! I have really enjoyed my first few months of CrossFit and after dropping in on a few other boxes since I started, I feel like I appreciate it even more. First, the gym itself is first class, period. The largest of the 4 that I have been to, but more importantly also the cleanest, and most professional. You are also responsible for supplying the most variety of and the best equipment out of all of them. It is clear that you take a lot of pride in the gym, and you set the example for the hundreds of people that take pride in it as well. Beyond the gym itself and the equipment, your staff is amazing. Every single one of them is friendly and genuinely happy to be there, and always helpful. I mainly attend the 6:15 class, and I can tell you that Jeff and Steve have to be as good as they come. I found that what I thought was normal, was actually exceptional, when visiting these other gyms. Jeff and Steve’s programming, approach, and communication are so good that you don’t even realize it. They make sure that everyone is being challenged, but is also safe and having fun! I did not feel like there was as much thought or understanding that went into the programming at the other gyms ( I joked with Jeff and Steve that I don’t get sore at the other gyms so they must be doing something wrong). But more importantly I felt like the direction was hard to follow, vague, and even contradictory at times. I am not pointing these things out to knock the other gyms, but to let you know that you are doing it right. The gym is the great, and in a time where it is so hard to find great people, you seem to have found all of them. Thank you for providing such an awesome experience.”

“I didn‘t have the hour and a half to spare going to and from The Riv this morning because I‘m going out of town and needed to get on the road early, so I caught a WOD at a box in West Chester, PA which is 10 minutes from my house. I‘ve only been a member here since January 2014; and in all fairness, I don‘t have much to compare The Riv to. It‘s not that there is something necessarily wrong with that West Chester affiliate. Its just that there is something special about The Riv. It‘s something in the air. An intangible. Surely, it‘s a combination of the facility itself, the atmosphere … and most importantly … the members and the staff that make it the unique family that is. And big props to the ownership, of course, who makes it all happen. Thanks, Meredith Cohen Simmons … clearly loving it here.”

“So far it has surpassed my expectations! The coaches are great: they’re friendly, interactive, engaging, encouraging, knowledgeable… I’m learning everyday & challenging myself… Overall I like it.”

“Love it. It’s amazing the difference from the first night. I was exhausted from the warm up now am getting through the WOD’s, still exhausted but getting through them.”

Question? Get in Touch at: 302-745-2348 or Info@cfriverfront.com