My name is John Michael Cione; I am 40 years old and have played sports my entire life. I never worked out regularly with weights. I was referred to Rivak after I had sustained a severe foot injury. I weighed 178 pounds. I thought I was in reasonably good shape. My first workout was more challenging than I could ever imagined. Undaunted, I changed my eating and drinking habits, trained with Rivak 3 days a week. Now I weigh 150 pounds and in the best shape of my life. My strength, speed and endurance have increased dramatically. I also had to buy a new wardrobe and I even fit in clothes that have been in my closet for 10 years. I found that a consistent workout regimen has greatly reduced my stress levels and enhanced my overall attitude. I credit Rivak and his approach to fitness for positively affecting many facets of my life, which I had not expected. His discipline and guidance were pivotal in keeping me on track. I honestly feel getting involved with Coach Rivak is one the best things I have ever done for my family, my business and myself.
Every Bit Fit- Scottsdale Arizona Personal Fitness Training adheres to no-nonsense approach to taking care of your body! We train as sculptors, not bodybuilders. Our system is a distinct mix of corrective exercise, resistance training and cardiovascular integration.
Based on a series of 3-4 back to back exercises using super, triple, compound and giant setting. We employ lighter weight with strict form adherence. This elicits greater muscle detail and definition. We also integrate all corrective exercise strategies required to correct individual biomechanical issues discovered during our baseline assessment.
We Pledge to deliver the finest customer experience by always delivering great energy, a motivating attitude, and 100% focused sessions.
- Education is our number 1 priority! Every Bit Fit – Fitness & Nutrition is a leading Scottsdale AZ personal fitness training educator, bringing cutting edge fitness knowledge and holistic lifestyle coaching to our clients. We bridge the gap between Physical Therapy and Personal Fitness Training by implementing person specific assessments and holistic health coaching into our exercise prescriptions. We set higher standards than the current industry!
- Every Bit Fit – Fitness & Nutrition, employs insightful and engaging Professionals! We are highly driven experts in the Scottsdale AZ personal fitness training industry. We excel at providing first class service and impressive results to all our customers. Acquiring new certifications relevant to fitness, nutrition and holistic lifestyle health is also our obsessive passion.
- Precise Intelligent Individualized Fitness Programs – One shoe never fits all. We are proven leaders in Scottsdale AZ personal fitness training ,by helping improve peoples quality of life and fitness levels.We believe every decision we make has a powerful impact on an individuals health and wellness. We execute smart fitness and personalized nutrition plans, then employ appropriate lifestyle coaching techniques to enhance the way people think, breath, move, eat, drink and sleep.
- An Industry Role Model – We strive to be unique and best in business practices. Going above and beyond. Providing only the best in customer service to our clients.
Rivak’s cutting edge approach to fitness and nutrition opened up my potential to new levels. For years, I have struggled to establish proper fitness goals. Rivak helped me redirect my focus in the right direction and establish those goals. In the past, I have always thought the answer laid somewhere between bodybuilding and power lifting. Boy I was mistaken. For years, I had neglected cardio, core and interval training, and neglected what I really was looking for. That was a lean athletic body. My favorite activity/sport is surfing, so Rivak trained me like a swimmer. He showed me different exercises college swimmers perform, and integrated them into a high intensity workout 3 days per week, with long relaxing runs on the days in between. In one month I lost 15 pounds, and barely had to change what I was eating… As long as it was in moderation. As a Marine Officer, I am expected to be in premium condition. Yes, I have, at times pushed my body weight limits. With Rivak’s techniques and his ability to clarify what I need for my specific life style, I will never struggle with what I need to do to maintain a high-level of fitness. I have never used a personal trainer before, but I can now say it was a life changing experience and money invested wisely.
I’ve been working for 4+ years with Rivak. He’s been a huge motivator and he’s helped me lose weight, eat better and get fit. He’s customized a program for me and that’s probably the most important thing. You see, I travel almost weekly and he’s helped me find a way to “fit in” a workout program. He keeps me accountable, even when I’m not seeing him every single day. If you’re serious about getting into shape, call Somagenesis. If you aren’t sure, stay on the couch and buy some bigger jeans.
Rivak the miracle worker! I was needing to find an exercise specialist/trainer to strengthen my core lower back muscles, shoulders, arms and thigh muscles, which have degenerated from a very rare disease called polymyositis. For 13 years I have watched my once, very slim and fitness body, gradually become ravaged by the destruction of muscle mass, leaving me unable to climb stairs, walk without a cane and always using a wheelchair when outside the home. By chance, I found the link to Rivak’s company. A call and a response from Rivak, was the beginning of an incredible journey to wellness and muscle rejuvenation. Rivak has the medical education, training and experience; in particular, a strong interest in working with challenged people. With a customized program and a commitment to Rivak and myself, the challenge was set and I was ready to see results. Rivak encouraged me to reach for my maximum potential exercise level but he cautioned me to be aware of my physical limitations. Only an experienced exercise trainer, like Rivak, has the ability to design an exercise program to achieve the greatest outcome. My workouts are intense and strenuous at times. That was in 2006. In two years, I have seen a major change in my muscle strength throughout my body.
Two years ago, well aware that I had been living with a life limiting Pulmonary condition, I found myself in a place that I somehow never expected to be; in a hospital bed, on IV antibiotics, 30 lbs overweight, struggling to breath on 6-8 liters of Oxygen and probably one bad cold or flu virus away from my own funeral. It was a place I did not intend stay but I soon learned that the only way out of it would be a double lung transplant. Even so, my age, eating and drinking habits and inability to exercise all made the surgery extremely risky. I needed to change.
With my wife’s encouragement, I called the number she found on the web and spoke to the man who eventually turned out to be my deliverance, Rivak Hoffman.
His deep knowledge of exercise science, physiology and nutrition in addition to his reliability, positive attitude and commitment to helping his clients achieve their health related goals combined to make him, for me, an irreplaceable part of my health care support team. Six months after we met, I was 25 lbs lighter, immeasurably stronger and despite needing high levels of supplemental Oxygen to do it, I had achieved a level of conditioning that I had not believed possible. On Christmas Eve, 2015, we received the call from UCSD hospital that they had a pair of healthy lungs for me. I was ready.
Three months later, I’ve recovered from the surgery, regained my life and am in the early stages of training for the Philly Marathon in Nov, 2016. There are many people I can name to whom I owe a debt which I can never repay and who I will be thinking of as I cross that finish line. None, more so than my coach, my teacher, my friend, Rivak Hoffman.
Rivak at Somagenesis provides intelligent, customized, and thoughtful workouts that draw upon his considerable medical background. He is 100% attentive during the workout and makes the workout fly by while educating on the why’s and wherefores of what each exercise does for the body. He is careful to explain how to avoid injuries during workouts, and can work around previous injuries or limitations. Rivak advocates for a healthy diet and works closely with his clients on this. Following his plan is transformational!