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
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: Bring sneakers. Arrive 5–10 minutes prior to class to change your shoes. Wear comfortable
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.
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.
oneFIGHT's 5,400-square-foot space, located along Fall River's historic riverfront, was renovated and designed for fighters. A competition-size ring sits at the heart at this sprawling fitness center, flanked by heavy bags, weights, tires, sleds, and cardio equipment.
But even if it's an ideal training ground for aspiring boxers—there are even professional fighters on staff—the vast majority of oneFIGHT's visitors are simply there for a great workout. In fact, many of the club's classes and lessons are designed with beginners in mind, right down to a kids' boxing program that strives to keep children active, disciplined, and engaged.
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.
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.
If you love to try new things, head to One More Rep Fitness in Fall River and experience something new and exciting.
For those who prefer a one-on-one approach to fitness coaching, personal trainers are available to work with you at practically any time.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
One More Rep Fitness is sure to be a fun experience for the whole family!