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 & Owner | Mentor
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 | Coach
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.
Tony Comito | Coach
RiseFit’s newest “coach” Tony Comito’s fitness philosophy is this: “Fitness is a balance that extends beyond physical limits. Conquer the mind, conquer the body.” As the oldest sibling of six boys, Tony is a natural born leader. As a multi-sport athlete, he realized at a young age, physical fitness is a must to succeed. Tony has a passion for the military and is a Sergeant in the Army National Guard as a Joint Fires Observer and he was designated as his company’s Physical Training Non-Commissioned Officer which means he gets his soldiers in shape, and he keeps them in shape!
In the fitness world, Tony holds several certifications including Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED, NFHS Heat Stroke and Concussion in sports. He’s a Technogym certified master trainer and he’s well versed in crossfit, yoga, and martial arts. He trains, conditions and mentors the Ramapo High School Varsity Wrestling Team.
Tony is constantly challenging himself to learn new things which led him to work as an aid in Physical Therapy to further his knowledge of body mechanics and injury prevention, and he’s worked at GNC in the supplement retail field so that he could gain knowledge about nutrition. Tony is a total outdoorsman and he’s always eager to share his passion and knowledge for fitness with all of his clients.
Angela Quintano | Aerial Coach
Angela is a Bergen County resident formerly from the “Show Me” State of Missouri. Her passion for fitness introduced her to the aerial arts over a year ago and she fell in love with the creativity that the aerial hammock provides. As a certified Aerial Yoga Instructor, she is excited to share her knowledge of Aerial with others by teaching them how to relax, restore, rejuvenate, and recover overworked muscles while maintaining proper breath control and alignment which over time will increase flexibility. Angela believes "You only get one ride on this thing called life, so you'd best have your hands up and enjoy the ride!" Get ready to leave her class feeling amazing and ready to conquer your next workout!
Suzanne Esola | Trainer
RiseFit’s newest personal trainer, Suzanne Esola, comes to us via the corporate world where she worked for 20 plus years before taking a leap of faith to pursue a career in personal fitness . As Suzanne says, “my own love of health and fitness, along with a passion to help women embrace change, motivated me to create a platform where I can share my experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm with those wanting to adopt a lifestyle of physical and mental well-being.
As a Certified Personal Trainer, Suzanne has many qualifications and certifications including weight training and weight management, personal program design and development, TRX, and Kettlebell. She is CPR and AED certified and she holds her Certified Medical Assistant certification as well. Suzanne has experienced first hand the benefits of fitness throughout life's crazy ride and is excited to bring her clients the support, guidance, and motivation to help inspire their journey to a healthier lifestyle.