WHO WE ARE: RiseFIT is a workout system that focuses on delivering the smartest, safest, and most complete type of workout We are committed to getting people in the best shape of their lives, and keeping them challenged at every level. Our mission is to build endurance for life.
WHO WE AREN'T: We are not a gym that focuses on delivering the hardest or "most killer" kind of workout and potentially injuring you. Any trainer can make someone sweaty, out of breath, and doing things they shouldn't be doing. Anyone can throw out one exercise after another, entertain you, encourage you to have "fun", or have a good playlist. What distinguishes RISE from other gyms, is that we strive to build proportion, help you regain your ability to move with grace, and to know which muscles need to be stretched and strengthened in order to create balance and harmony on which to build your strength.
OUR GOAL: The general public has no clue what makes a good class. They think that if they sweat, have fun, like the music, chat with their friends, then that was an awesome class. They don't really know what is an effective exercise. They don't really know if the exercise is actually healthy and safe for them or not, and sometimes they end up doing many dangerous moves until their luck runs out. As a result, they feel sore, or barely able to move the next day.
WHAT WE ARE GOOD AT: Our highly skilled trainers or "coaches" will screen you so they know how well you can move, and give you the appropriate exercises based on that screening. Our trainers are focused on your ability and skill level, the right amount of intensity for your fitness level, and they lead exercises that are effective, efficient, and safe. They monitor you in the entire class and keep you focused on three essential exercise elements: good form, quality movement, and just the right amount of intensity. Our "coaches" serve as an example and are fully able to communicate the why and the what of any given exercise.
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Meet our Team
Robert Jaroszuk | Founder
Rob Jaroszuk is the proud owner and founder of RiseFIT, and has been running his own business for the past ten years. Rob emigrated from Poland when he was 11 years old, as his parents wanted him and his siblings to have a better life. In high school, Rob learned about entrepreneurship and when he started training in karate, he knew that he wanted to somehow combine fitness and business. Rob earned his black belt in Taekwondo and Brazilian Jujitsu (BJJ) but after several injuries, he knew he had to start training differently if wanted to stay in shape for life. His passion and expertise for performance training along with his drive and business sense lead him to start his own unique fitness business. Rob’s passion and training style caught on, and eventually he outgrew his former location and brought RiseFit to its current “warehouse” which combines both specialized equipment, as well as “old school” techniques, and a pristine work out environment.
Rob is a consummate reader and has educated himself on the topics of personal mastery and how elite people function. His interest in this led him to become certified in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programing), NAP (Neuro-Associative Programing), hypnosis, and trauma healing to name a few. His expertise allows him deeper insight into how the subconscious mind works; how people create associations; and how they can reprogram them and create new ones. Rob firmly believes that staying younger longer is truly within our reach, when we learn how to support our metabolism. Rob uses this knowledge and unique skills to help people grow and evolve to their next desired level, break-through old patterns, and heal the past to create a much longer, brighter future!
Robert has numerous certifications including:
Purple Belt Jujitsu; Black Belt Taekwondo; Certified Personal Trainer; MovNat (natural human movement); Primal Movement Chains; NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming); NAP (Neuro-Associative Programming); Hypnosis; Trauma Healing; LUF REDUX (a Navy SEAL leadership program); VIPR; TRX; DVRT (Sandbag training)
Josiah Bierwas | Head Trainer
A senior at Rutgers University, Josiah will graduate in May with a degree in Sports Management. As a high school soccer player, Josiah learned what it took to be a true student/athlete. In his early 20’s, however, Josiah did take a break from working out, and quickly realized he needed to get back to a fit lifestyle. Josiah started working at RiseFit as front desk personnel and jumped back into an intense fitness routine. He started training with Rob and after a year of mentoring, Josiah evolved into a natural teacher and was ready to lead his own classes which he has been doing successfully for the past four years.
Josiah is a Certified Personal Trainer, a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jujitsu (BJJ), and he is NASM certified. As a RiseFit coach, Josiah’s strengths are functional movement, corrective training, and he is an excellent motivator. In his spare time, Josiah enjoys competing in Tough Mudder/Spartan races as well as Goliathons.
Lisa Clark | RiseFIT Trainer
A veteran RiseFIT “coach”, Lisa has motivated hundreds of people in her seven year tenure at RiseFIT. Lisa became interested in functional and performance training fifteen years ago and was a former RiseFIT member before she started teaching. Lisa has been a Weight Watcher Lifetime member since 1990 and lost almost 100 pounds to achieve this goal! She then went on to work for Weight Watchers as a promotional "ambassador” and as a meeting room motivational speaker. She knows first hand the struggles that people experience with weight loss and is a living advocate for weight loss and healthy living choices.
Lisa is a Certified Private Trainer and holds certifications in TRX, Sandbag, and VIPR.She motivates all those in her class to push themselves to do their best in class and she serves as a perfect example of a happy, healthy, and FIT 50 year old!