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Summer Body Fitness Challenge

Posted April 23, 2017

Summer Ready in 6 Weeks with the Riv!

If you’re looking for a fitness community to support you and coaches to guide you as you launch into your fitness journey– now is the time!

RIV Athletics is hosting a Summer Body Fitness Challenge that starts on May 12th to help you set and crush fitness and nutrition goals.

Space is limited, so sign up now!

The challenge is also open to non-members as a 6-week Spring Special!

The fine print:

May 12th through June 23rd (the first official weekend of summer!)- participants will rack up points by doing the following:

Cycling Class: 3 points each

Functional Fitness Class: 2 points each

There will be a private Facebook group for everyone registered where you will receive a Kettlebell Kitchen discount code for the duration of the challenge, recipes, nutrition advice, and mobility and accessory tips and tricks from your coaches! 

This challenge is limited to 60 people– there will be a CASH PRIZE for the top 3 winners! 

We’re kicking it off with a PowerCycle ride and a baseline workout on Friday, May 12th from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Saturday, May 13th from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (participants would come to the session that’s best for their schedule). We will test the same workouts at the end of the challenge to see everyone’s improvement!

For more information on pricing, how to sign up, classes, or any other questions regarding the Summer Body Fitness Challenge, please reach out to the front desk!

E: info@rivathletics.com      P: (302) 745-2348

**Any non-member must complete Elements in order to take CrossFit classes**

Athlete of the Month: Ali Naqvi

Posted April 4, 2017
 Congratulations to Ali for being named Athlete of the Month for April! Don’t let the shirt fool you, he loves burpees…
1. What made you decide to join the Riv?
  • I started going to a regular gym 1-2 years before joining the Riv and while I had enough motivation to go there regularly to train strength, I realized I clearly wasn’t in good shape considering mobility and cardio and I missed motivation. So, I decided to try the Riverfront and it was definitely one of the best decisions of my life.

2. How has RIV Athletics helped you reach some of your fitness goals?

  • I think the Riv has an amazing coaching staff who are always pushing me to get better. I have lost around 15 pounds since I have joined without eating healthy, which is pretty amazing.

3. What has been your favorite workout? What have you improved on most?

  • My favorite workout is any workout that does not have burpees :). Recently, I really liked the “12 days of Christmas” workout. My biggest improvement has been my stamina as I have been able to do multiple workouts in a day.

4. What is your favorite part of the Riv?

  •  I really look forward to Sunday RivWod classes as they are awesome.

Business Card Draw!

Posted March 15, 2017

Are your co-workers tired of hearing words like WOD and AMRAP and think you are crazy!? Well it’s time to introduce them to what RIV Athletics is all about! Drop your business card in the fish bowl to enter your company in a monthly drawing to receive a special trial period and rate for the month they are selected!

What they’ll win?

2 weeks free of Standard Classes

2 FREE cycling classes

15% off first month of a new Standard or Premium auto-pay membership

Potential corporate discount!

What you’ll win?

$50 credit to your account for every 2 employees from your business that sign up for a new Premium or Standard auto-pay membership!

 

Athlete of the Month: Mike Turick

Posted March 2, 2017
 
Congratulations to long-time member and 5:15’er Mike Turick for being named athlete of the month for March!!
1. What made you decide to join the Riv?
  • My wife! She gave me a gift card as a birthday present in summer 2014 since I had expressed interest in CrossFit. I did a trial membership and really enjoyed the varied workouts and tight-knit community, and decided to join full time.
2. How has RIV Athletics helped you reach some of your fitness goals?
  • I didn’t establish fitness goals until I joined the Riv. The coaches are amazing and the workout programming has helped me focus on improving my core lifts. It’s really gratifying to see progress through new PR’s, or learning new gymnastics skills that I never thought I would be able to do.
3. What has been your favorite workout? What have you improved on most?
  • Favorite workout – Fight Gone Bad.  Biggest improvement – first Fran time: 9:07; most recent: 4:54.
4. What is your favorite part of the Riv?
  • I have two favorite parts of the Riv – the community and the coaches. I’ve created some great friendships at the Riv all while increasing my fitness level.

Cycling Schedule

Posted February 12, 2017

We are excited to officially start the RivCycling Program on February 13th! The updated gym schedule can be found HERE! The Cycling classes are as follows:

Monday – Friday

 6:00 AM, 12:00 PM (Sprint, 30 Min Class), 5:45 PM (CycleFit on Tuesday)

Saturday               Sunday

   9:00 AM                    10:30 AM

Shannon Matheny

Posted February 9, 2017

Welcome Shannon to the staff as our newest mobility instructor! She will be starting her classes March 1st on Monday and Wednesday from 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm. Check out her bio below!

“As an Athletic Trainer, my passion is to help athletes continue their passion without pain. This led me to the University of Alabama where I completed my B.S. There, I worked with multiple collegiate teams including Alabama Football for the 2013-14 season. During undergrad, I also broadened my scope of the medical field by studying abroad at the Nation Taiwan Sports University where I learned traditional eastern medicine. I worked with the Judo, tae kwon do, and Olympic weightlifting teams.

I then continued on to earn my Masters degree in Sports Medicine at the University of Delaware. During the two-year program, I was a research assistant, worked with the Men’s and Women’s ice hockey teams, and was the head AT for a high school in Delaware. When I started CrossFit myself, I found another passion both for the sport and its athletes. Since the spring of 2016, I have been working with CrossFit and weightlifting athletes for the prevention, maintenance, and recovery from injury.”