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Jeritza (Risa) Montgomery

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Helping others become healthier inside and out is my passion. My focus is simply to motivate and empower my clients to go beyond their perceived limits. If you give the commitment, I will provide you the means and the drive to help you achieve your goals. I believe that encouragement and positive reinforcement are the keys to success. Each session will be fun and different from the last, which will keep your body responding and your mind fresh.

My vision is "A healthier world, one person at a time".

Verified Cert/Training
Reebok One Pro
IDEA Member

About Me


  • Master's Degree, Emotional Disturbance, Bowie State Univ.
  • Bachelor's Degree, Cross-Categorical Special Education, k-12, University of Maryland, College Park

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
NSPA - Personal Trainer Certification
Pending Verification
ISFTA - ISFTA Aqua Fitness Specialist Certification (AFS)

CPR Certified

American Red Cross
American Red Cross

AED Certified

American Red Cross

Liability Insurance

  • Philadelphia Indemnity Ins. Co.

Jeritza (Risa)'s Locations

Upper Marlboro Community Center

5400 Marlboro racetrack Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Fit I Am Fitness Studio

4909 Ashford Dr
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken




24 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by linda garner on Mar 09, 2017

    Risa is a fantastic trainer! She's keeps you motivated...stipulating the mind with encouraging words/devotions while pushing you to your potential. I'm excited Risa is in my health & fitness circle

  • by Brenda S. Koonce on Feb 21, 2015

    Risa has been my personal trainer for almost 6 months. She has given me excellent training and motivation in combining tough love, kindness, and patience. She has set specific goals even though sometimes there has been resistance from me. I really appreciate Risa helping me to achieve my fitness goals as well as weight goals and look forward to attaining even more in the future.

    Thanks a Million,

    Brenda S. Koonce

  • by Carolyn Holiday on Feb 20, 2015

    Risa is awesome. She is a great trainer. I will be returning to Hula Hoop Class.

  • by Lauren Chanel on Feb 19, 2015

    Risa is the best of the best! I had the pleasure of working with her and she is a powerhouse! She not only helped me develop my weight loss goals but she helps you to understand your body, what works well for you and she is not only a personal trainer but she also becomes a life coach, nutritionist, therapist She truly cares about the whole person and understands that those things that affect us in our personal lives translates into our diets and our self-image. She truly loves what she does and she is so creative and enthusiastic about her work, you!
    She is always timely, upfront, honest and doesn't beat around the bush about her work, pricing and expectations. She will always push you and encourage you and she truly never gives up on you. She is great, I cannot stop tying enough about this lady. Try her and if you don't like it, something is wrong. :)


    Lauren Chanel

  • by User on Feb 18, 2015

    I've had the pleasure of receiving guidance from Risa over the past few months. She is very knowledgeable on targeting muscles. After talking with her about which body parts I wanted to tone I found that I was doing the wrong exercises. I have seen definite results in just a few months. Risa is great at challenging you to do more, but she is also very understanding of your personal abilities and limitations. Risa is the best! - Cathy M

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