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.
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.
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.
I was referred to Rivak via a fellow cyclist and I am happy to say my life has never been the same. Prior to working with Rivak, I had reached a point in my life that no matter how often or how hard I exercised I was not making any progress. My cycle times were not improving and I was getting just as exhausted cycling the same distance. Rivak’s insight, experience, and knowledge of physical training and diet continually impress me. His assessments and recommendations for training routines are 100% on the mark. Rivak is totally committed to his clients and his dedication has produced amazing results. I have dropped weight, reduced waist size, gained muscle, and increased my endurance. At 46 years old I am amazed at what Rivak has helped me achieve physically. Rivak has been key to my physical aspirations as well as playing an integral part to my mental well-being. Pros: Gets things done quickly and efficiently! Cons: You wish you can train with him every day, but he advises moderation to avoid burn out.
In the past four years of working with Rivak I have found a man more dedicated to me than I was to myself! He will keep you accountable to what you say you want but can’t seem to achieve on your own. With the variety of workouts and nutritional advice I am physically and mentally stronger. I am 50 and feel 30!
He is tough and into getting you results. If you are serious about yourself he is the Man!
My doctor had told me to lose weight, but not how successful weight loss is accomplished. It was time to find a personal trainer. My search began on the Internet when miraculously up popped Rivak Hoffman on my computer screen. I had known Rivak when he was working as a Medical Researcher at UC Shiley Eye Center but had not spoken to him for years. I knew he was an honest hardworking individual. He was always driven to do his best, and is a person who never backed down from a challenge. It was at that moment I decided I was going to be his next challenge. If anyone was able to help me through this difficult stage of my life he would. In our initial consultation and fitness assessment, Rivak’s calculations confirmed I was in the “clinically obese” category. We discussed a training program that worked for me, and I began my new lifestyle of combining diet, resistance training and cardiovascular exercise. I have been working with Rivak for 1 year and have lost 45 pounds, decreased my bad cholesterol by 20 points, and best of all am now wearing a size 12 dress! I feel great and my friends say I look wonderful. Thank you Rivak for helping me meet my first weight loss goal!
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.