Suanne Rieker

Center Valley, PA 18034

check out my TRX Suspension Classes on my website www.riekerfit.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It became clear to me that Health and Fitness would be my destiny. Not just to “get fit” but to “TEACH FIT.” -------My name is Suanne Rieker. After giving birth in 1975 I could hardly walk. Spinal Spondylolisthesis was my diagnosis. -------- In 1980, after many failed attempts at exercise, I was able to establish my own fitness program by lifting weights. By stabilizing my spine, I could train each muscle group safely. Unfortunately, my vertebrae would still slip forward during any attempt at cardio, putting me flat on my back. Being a widow with a small daughter I could not afford to be laid up. In 1982 I had to have spinal fusion surgery and after eight weeks flat and three months in a brace I began a walking program. I read books on training and nutrition, lost 60 pounds and with my new “stable spine,” got certified to teach aerobics.---------- I have been running since the age of 38…because I can. --------------- 2011 I had a 4 level FORAMINOTOMY (C4-5-6-7) with bone removed to open up nerve channels so I could reagain the full use of my left arm. ---------I have been a Personal Trainer for more than 30+ years. I’m a former YMCA Physical Director and since 1998, I've been the owner of a personal training business. I LOVE WHAT I DO! After training high school athletes and adults, I now focus all my energy into training women. -----------FITNESS CHANGED MY LIFE! I found a career and met my husband in a gym. I teach and preach to whomever will listen so they, too, can enjoy living a healthy lifestyle.

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About Me

Degrees

Years Experience

16-20

Certifications / Trainings

AAAI-ISMA - Personal Fitness Trainer Certification
Pending Verification
YMCA of the USA - Personal Trainer/Nutrition
Agency Unavailable
International Sports Medicine Association - Nutrition Consultant
Agency Unavailable
ISMA/AAAI - Nutrition Consultant
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

Amerian Heart Association
Emergency Medical Technician

AED Certified

Suanne's Locations

RIEKERFIT LLC

Main Street
Center Valley, PA 18034

Additional Information

Rate

$60.00 / hr, $60 per hour for a package of 5 sessions or $75.00 for 1 session only

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • YMCA creator of Home Schoolers Fitness Program. FIT-Females In Training program
  • Volunteer Awards from American Cancer Society and The American Lung Association

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Female

8 Reviews

4.9 out of 5 Stars

  • by Suanne Rieker on Oct 24, 2012

    from my LinkedIN page....

    “I have known Suanne for more than 20 years. During that time her commitment and dedication to helping others become healthy and fit has been unwavering. Suanne and her NATURAL champion bodybuilder husband Mike Rieker (Mr. PA, NJ, etc) have been such a positive influence on my life and I have been blessed knowing them. Her energy and positive attitude is contagious and she is fun to be around. If you want to get into shape and stay that way, Suanne is the one who will certainly motivate and inspire you to reach ALL your fitness goals, and then some!”

    May 19, 2011

    Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

    Jim Gurtner
    hired Suanne as a Trainer in 1990

  • by Suanne Rieker on Oct 24, 2012

    FROM my LinkedIN page..

    “Suanne introduced me to a weight-training regimen that has helped me stay strong and healthy for 12 years, even after I moved away 5 years ago. She customizes her workouts to fit your age and ability with noticable results. She is professional, motivating and effective ... a wise investment in your well-being.”

    October 18, 2012

    Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

    Jane Serues
    hired Suanne as a Personal Trainer in 2000, and hired Suanne more than once

  • by Suanne Rieker on Oct 24, 2012

    from my LinkedIN page...

    “As a client of Suanne's for four years, my level of fitness has increased exponentially. She is extremely knowledgable in the area of fitness and weight training. She was always focused on proper form and technique so as to never be injured in the process. Her workouts are fun, too! No drill sergeant yelling here!
    Anyone who makes fitness and healthy living a priority would benefit immensely from going to Suanne for training.” October 18, 2012

    Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

    Patricia Humes
    hired Suanne as a Personal Trainer in 2008, and hired Suanne more than once

  • by Natalie Wyant on Oct 09, 2010

    I could ramble on and on about how much I enjoy Suanne and the valuable information she has imparted on me! Suanne is extremely knowledgeable in the fitness arena and she takes wonderful care of her clients. While she takes her work very seriously, you will enjoy every minute you spend with her. She's cheerful and upbeat, all the while assuring you're getting a great workout. Thanks for everything, Suanne! I think it's safe to say that you're more than just a personal traininer, but a fabulous motivator and coach as well.

  • by Trish Schafer on Sep 21, 2010

    Suanne is the fitness voice inside my head! I have not worked with Suanne in several years (children, schedule and life has gotten in the way of "me" time...I know, that's NOT an excuse!) but my time spent with her was memorable and inspirational. We worked together for a couple of years prior to the birth of my first child and I credit my routines and workouts given by Suanne with the ease in which I recovered from my C-section. The core strength that I had was the pivitol. Her workouts were concise and showed results (bottom line) and the "homework" was easy to follow. She is great at keeping things fresh and switching up routines...this is paramount when working out! She is dedicated to her clients and their overall well-health.

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