Gyms in Fall River

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Equipment: Treadmills, ellipticals, free weights, circuits, boxing, and MMA equipment

Number of Staff: 5?10 people

Established: 2008

Registration required: No

Good for beginners: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Q&A with Ben Pittsley, Owner/ Trainer

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

We are not the "cookie-cutter" gym. We have strength training equipment from Cybex, Life Fitness, Free Motion and Hammer Strength for traditional bodybuilding. We also have treadmills, ellipticals, bikes and rowing machines from True Fitness, Star Trac, and Life Fitness. There is a separate area dedicated to those that enjoy "functional training" which is designed to prepare members for obstacle course endurance races or their specific sport. We also have an area designed for combat sports such as Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. Our combat athletes range from beginners to professional fighters and have competed in Strikeforce, Bellator and the UFC. We truly have everything under one roof with an ego free environment that is open to everyone.

What's the most radical physical transformation you've seen a client make?

We were featured on the MTV reality show "I Used To Be Fat" where the contestant lost 75 pounds in four months with our Muay Thai kickboxing and strength and conditioning program. We've had numerous clients completely transform their bodies because we provide a team like atmosphere where everyone learns and helps each other reach their goals.

Has your business won any awards?

Our competition team has competed in numerous body building shows, obstacle course endurance races, kickboxing events, and mixed martial arts competitions at the amateur and professional level.

1 West St
Fall River,
MA
US

Personal trainer Bobby Collins can connect with his clients in a special way, since he was once a skinny 17-year-old dissatisfied with his look. He tried the traditional route, joining a gym and working out with a trainer, but he found himself bored and bulking up very slowly. So he switched to another gym that focused on high-intensity circuits, and he started packing on the muscle. At One More Rep Fitness, the novice-turned-personal-trainer relays the techniques that helped him find fitness through training and weight-loss programs.

1 West Street
Fall River,
MA
US

Boxing is renowned for its full-body fitness benefits and its high-intensity workouts. It's also considered by many to be a male-dominated sport. Dena Paolino is changing that. In 2009 she established Striking Beauties, the only female-centric boxing gym in New England, as a way to introduce women to the sport. At the gym, instructors lead beginners and experienced boxers through sessions full of jabs, strikes, and uppercuts, all of which help build muscle tone, boost endurance and agility, and develop hand-eye coordination.

75 Ferry Street
Fall River,
MA
US

At Heritage CrossFit, instructors push exercisers to new levels of fitness, leading them through functional exercises and high-intensity workouts. Exercises can be tailored to suit clients at all levels of fitness, and each session includes a warm-up and a cooldown to help avoid injury.

1148 Davol Street
Fall River,
MA
US

In 1990, Christina Rondeau fell in love. With martial arts, that is. After earning her black belt and competing in amateur karate and martial arts tournaments all over the United States and Europe, Rondeau decided to go pro. She travelled the globe as a member and coach on the USA WAKO kickboxing team, and went on to win the women's lightweight title. Rondeau continued to feed her athletic hunger with a switch to pro boxing and appeared in numerous print media and television shows, including The Maury Povich Show.

Having achieved fame and glory, Rondeau took on a new fight: she wanted to help women and children defend themselves while gaining indomitable confidence. She has authored books, created instructional DVDs, and opened Rondeau?s Kickboxing. The 24/7 gym garnered Rhode Island Monthly?s readers? pick for Best Fitness Center in 2010, due in no small part to its empowering blend of fitness and martial-arts-based classes. Rondeau also promotes safety in her community by participating in events geared towards ending violence toward women and girls and teaching local schoolchildren how to defend themselves or pass a math quiz without using weapons. She also coordinated a box-a-thon to help line the shelves of a Rhode Island food bank.

315 Main Road
Tiverton,
RI
US

Equipment: Dumbells, Bars, Stability Balls, Mats, Medicine Balls, Ropes, Steps, Treadmills, and Ellipticals

Registration required: No

Good for beginners: Yes

Average class length: 30?60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5 people

Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes

Established: 2012

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Free street parking

Pro Tip: Bring sneakers. Arrive 5?10 minutes prior to class to change your shoes. Wear comfortable clothing.

Q&A with Tabi Gendreau, Owner/Instructor

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

Our facility is filled with members that are like family to one another. The environment fosters relationships that keep you healthy emotionally and accountable physically. We incorporate weight training, cardiovascular training, stretching, and nutrition advice into our daily schedules.

Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?

We do not necessarily believe that you need to crawl out of the studio to feel like you have had a sucessful workout. After all, moving your body in any capacity burns more calories than sitting on the couch. With that said, we do encourage everyone to push themselves to their limit so they can see that they are stronger than they thought they were. There will be muscle soreness and fatigue, especially when starting a new routine, and our clients should embrace that.

What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?

People lose motivation quickly when they are not challenged or pushed to improve themselves. So many people walk into a big gym and do not know what to do or where to start, which is why our personal touch sets us apart. Every time you come, you get the attention you need to maintain proper form and exercise to your fullest potential. We realize people are at different levels and allow folks to go at their own pace, but we also recognize strengths and guide clients to build on those, improving self-esteem and fitness levels.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Fitness is fun. It's a great way to experience health and wellness. Enjoying fitness is the key to keeping exercise a part of your life. FitWorks will teach you all about the right way to exercise. We have a great variety of classes to keep you from getting bored and we change our schedule quarterly and add new classes. There are lots of benefits to being a fit person.

1424 Pleasant Street
Fall River,
MA
US