Rick H.

Certified Personal Trainer

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General availability:
Sun:
Mon: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tues: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 7:00 am - 6:00 am
Thurs: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Team Member Since: 2012

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Bio

I was born in East Hempstead Long Island, New York and spent the first three years of my life in an orphanage in Brooklyn. My two older brothers and I were separated and placed into the Foster care system until I was adopted at the age of seven. As a teenager, in the early 80s, I started getting into boxing when a friend at the local recreation center started teaching and training me. After winning a few neighborhood fights, I started training seriously at the Cage Recreation Center in White Plains, New York (just outside the Bronx, which produced over 40 Golden Glove Champions.) I was able to build an impressive record of 20 fights, 20 wins, and all 20 wins coming by way of Knockout. Unfortunately, for my boxing career, I joined the United States Air Force and the boxing career came to an end, or at least the fighting. After serving 7 years in the Air Force, which included a tour of duty in the first Desert Storm, I began having back issues. From 1999 to 2010 I had four surgeries, including a lumbar fusion and cervical fusion. I became overweight and unable to do any physical activity (I was put on a 50 pound lifting restriction for life). Finally, I decided to take back my life - now, at the age of 47, I am in better shape than I was when I was 30. It was during my comeback that I began to see how fitness can change a person's life and decided that I wanted to help others take their lives back. Now, I tell people that I love working with fighters not just the ones who step into the ring, but all those who are fighting for a better quality of life.

Education and Certifications

  • AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • CPR Certification
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer

Interests and Achievements

  • Boxing
  • Martial Arts
  • Traveling
  • Music

What's next

After you purchase your sessions online, your Personal Trainer or the Fitness Manager will call you in 2-3 business days to schedule your first session.

If you'd like to get started sooner, please call or visit the club.

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