Diagnosed by lab numbers as being pre-diabetic and pre-hypertension I started with RFIT early 1st quarter 2018 after laying off from any physical exercise for years. My goals were to:
Attending 3 sessions (MWF) a week has enabled me to not only eat without a restricted diet and enjoy no-no foods I gotta have occasionally but also:
I’ve trimmed my waist by 2 inches and have lost 10 total pounds of combined muscle gain and fat loss. I had to buy a one size fit all Slide Belt to adjust for the lost of waistline ! For me it’s not about losing weight but losing inches.
My vital numbers were in the words of my primary doctor “to die for”. When I first heard that politically incorrect term uttered by my Doctor I thought the numbers were deadly. The Doctor meant the numbers were what people of my age would love to have:
- Blood pressure below 120/80
- A1C below 5
- TC/HDL % of less than 2%.
- BMI under 25
Unlike before R.Fit.Hawaii, I can now walk without much strain during my far off travels where lots of walking, climbing stairs-steps n hills are the norm due to leg exercises.
My lower back doesn’t ache as much due to strengthening and maintaining my core muscles.
Everybody is diff - pun intended - as such I go through the group training sessions my physical thresholds will allow. Instead of 10 reps of burpees I might do 8. Instead of 5 cycles of a series of exercises I might do 4.
Reno n Pohai run a no frills air conditioned gym with energized music to keep us on pace.
Mahalo Plenty R.Fit.Hawaii
PS - I just made 70.
-MK a.k.a Maverick (Sept. 2018)
"At 45 years old, my body wasn't recovering from sports as it used to and the calories were sticking to my belly. I knew I needed to do something to get in shape but wasn't motivated enough to join a gym and go on my own. That's where Reno comes in. With scheduled classes, I'm committed to going, and, once there, Reno makes sure I get my money's worth. I'm always exhausted by the end of class and secure in my knowledge that I got a good, safe work out. In addition, the friendships with my fellow classmates keep the session fun and entertaining!" -Corey M.
"Aging (aka body deterioration) is not a fun process and it can be painful for many of us. I have been coming to R Fit for about 2 years. R Fit is my magic pill to feeling young again and being a better version of myself. I come to R Fit to challenge myself physically with workouts that are out of my element. Reno teachers us how to properly exercise and avoid injury and to also maximize the correct muscle groups to help our body stay mobile and strong.
Reno has helped me to get stronger and toner and I no longer deal with insomnia and anxiety. Through his workouts and expertise, I not only have seen my body change, but I feel healthy and learned to appreciate and care for my body through exercise and eating healthier." -Lani L.T.
"His love for life and care for those around him forms the basis for Reno's life and business. He truly believes in 'Ohana. We saw that from when we first came to R Fit. Reno took the time to start us from the beginning, breaking the bad habits of our previous gym experience. His intelligence and knowledge shines through. As time went on, we saw great results and became great friends with Reno. When my wife became pregnant, Reno took the time to keep us working out safely for as long as possible.
We took a break, a long break, after our son's birth, and Reno has been there encouraging us both physically and mentally. His compassion shows. He'll push you and make you think about what you want in life, what your goals are, and then support you 100 percent of the way. We're rebuilding ourselves and adapting to a new life as parents. Reno has been there supporting, teaching, pushing us and we can't thank him enough for that. It's that kind of person that makes you want to stay to be a better person physically and mentally." -Bryan and Cindy F.
"I started R Fit a little over 1 year ago. At first I went because I wanted to get stronger, to find more balance in my life away from work, and to strengthen my knees which were causing me pain. I was hoping that R Fit could give me a place to start that journey. Reno has been instrumental in making all of those changes happen for me. He is a kind, mindful, caring coach who listens and works to help each person in his gym achieve their goals. He encourages everyone to be the best they can be not only in the gym, but in our daily lives as well. Now, a year later, my knees hardly bother me and I can walk the Makapu'u Lighthouse trail without knee braces or pain, something I never thought would be possible again. I'm the strongest I have been in years and R Fit serves as my place of refuge to focus on myself, my health, and achieve my goals."