Jeritza (Risa) Montgomery

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-2776

About Me

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 re... more less
Bachelor's Degree Cross-Categorical Special Education, k-12, University of Maryland, College Park
Master's Degree Emotional Disturbance, Bowie State Univ.
Years Experience
16-20 years
ACE - Group Fitness Instructor
ISFTA - ISFTA Aqua Fitness Specialist Certification (AFS)
NSPA - Personal Trainer Certification
Pending Verification
American Red Cross
American Red Cross
Philadelphia Indemnity Ins. Co.

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Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks
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22 reviews
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

Carolyn Holiday
On Feb 19, 2015
Risa is awesome. She is a great trainer. I will be returning to Hula Hoop Class.
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
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
On Feb 17, 2015
Risa is the real deal. She pushes you out of your comfort zone to make you better, stronger and more confident.

On Feb 17, 2015
The most...great trainer, have you doing things with your body you never thought you could do, bringing-out the very best in your workouts. I never imagined at the age of 57 I would be lifting weights (who knew). I really look forward to my weekly workouts and the body is definitely showing it. Looking good!!!
d brown
On May 28, 2014
Risa is awesome. She truly cares about your success. She shows you the proper technique. The most amazing part of her training is she will challenge you to do things you never thought you can do. I have never been a runner but I am starting to realize a new vision. If your looking for someone who cares, knowledgeable, encouraging and genuine. Risa is the trainer for you.
Mel T
On May 22, 2013
"Risa has been a blessing to so many women both young and seasoned:)!!! I've had the pleasure of taking her water aerobic class for the past two years (looking to take it again this year) and it has been a blast. Who knew you could get your sweat on in a pool, lol!!! Seriously, she works every part of your body from doing aerobics, resistance training, weights, laps, and so much more which include tons of fun!!! Not only do we do aerobic activity in the pool but she adds some out of the pool as well. A complete workout you will definitely get!!! FitIAm - you help others to become just that! Thank you for all you do with encouraging others in their journey to become healthier, happier, and fit:)!!! Blessings to you and much continued success!!!"
Kyra Dolison
On May 04, 2013
I'm loving the Hula Hoop Class. I can now do 6 correct push ups! I'm able to do more each day with your tips and guidance. I actually did a cartwheel yesterday. Thank You!
On Mar 07, 2013
Risa, by far, is more than a personal trainer. I knew after our first phone conversation that my search for a new trainer was over. She will push you in an encouraging, supportive environment, remind one of their goals should they get off track, and takes time to check in on you if you somehow become MIA. While the workouts can be grueling, she makes you want to come back; not just for the camaraderie, but also for the results. It's a win-win situation.

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