I started working with Rich two and a half years ago, when I was told that I needed surgery for a torn rotator cuff. I was very concerned about the 6 month recovery period, during which I was told my right arm would need to be immobilized. My husband was working with Rich and recommended that I speak to him about my shoulder. Rich suggested that unless I changed my patterns of movement, I would likely have the same issues after surgery that led to the tear in the first place, compounded by the damage from months of immobility. He offered to work with me to regain mobility of my arm and reduce the pain without surgery. When I started working with him, remotely due to COVID, I was unable to raise my right arm more than 90 degrees and was taking large amounts of anti-inflammatories to control the pain. Within a short time, I regained much mobility and had reduced pain, and within several months I was able to kayak. What really impressed me was how he focused on my whole body, so that I achieved better mobility and patterns of movement all over. Other aches and pains that I took for granted have improved significantly as well, and I feel better and enjoy outdoor activities more than ever. When certain things set me back, Rich has an amazing ability to figure out what is wrong over the video, and in one session whatever is bothering me is better. Despite having aged 2 years (I’m 62), I am in better shape and more flexible than I was two years ago, thanks to Rich!
Moving better from the time you wake up to when you go to bed and everything in between. Everyone needs to move on a regular basis that is a universal truth. How everyone needs to move on a regular basis differs from person to person. Train to be ready for everyday. Activities with the kids, recreational sports being able to participate in life on your terms. The only way to really find out what we do is to come in. Private and semi-private sessions are available book an appointment today!
Everyone needs to move
1-1 private sessions are 45-90 minute sessions focused on clients needs
2 people to the session with a blend of focus meeting the needs of both clients
3-4 people coached through a full body routine that has a general focus of core strength, mobility and functional conditioning using several disciplines.
Seasonal Boot camps
4+ people with same description as small group but more people and generally higher pace, please check the calendar
Old basterds boot camp
for gentlemen 50+ or anyone willing to work out with a group of 50+ guys
What Our Clients Are Saying…
Just wanted to share that a long time friend Steve Durant badgered Rich Kreis to start training an eclectic group of older rugby players each Saturday morning. Something like 15 years later we are still going strong. We’ve learned so much from Rich about how to train to become a healthier person. It also gives all of us a terrific reason to get together every Saturday morning and laugh and joke like we are 25 years old again. He is truly amazing at assessing what an individual needs to pursue in terms of an exercise program. He is the best, Kathy, Charlie and Mike O’Connor
I have gone to group classes as well as private sessions alone and with my wife. What impresses us most is Rich’s creative ability to adjust his training sessions to the individual needs of the participants even within the same session as my wife and I can attest. I have particularly appreciated his attention to flexibility training which has helped heal old injuries and position me for a healthier future.
I have worked with Rich Kreis for almost 2 decades – he’s that good! I started training with Rich once a week when I was in my early 50’s due to constant lower back strain and atrophied leg muscles because I had stopped my usual exercise routine (swim, yoga & aerobics) to ease my back. I had tried acupuncture, massage, and yoga, with little relief.
Over time, Rich helped me regain leg strength and especially strengthened core muscles…so much so that I eventually had no back pain, a better understanding of my default postures and repetitive use issues and a new appreciation for the essential role of the core. Functional strength and flexibility. I’ve learned so much from Rich and credit him for a large portion of my continued health and fitness now that I am 70 and still going strong! Rich brings his intelligence, humor, attention and skill to each session, and is very dependable. He is continually about learning new modalities, techniques and equipment and can explain them to you in a way that you can understand, which for me is important. Crucially, he adapts each session to your body’s particular needs. It is definitely not a one-size -fits all approach. Rich Kreis is truly a unique individual. Consider yourself lucky if you get to have him as your fitness coach!
I have been going to Rich’s Boot Camps on Saturdays for over Eight years. They have been in the BAC , in Rich’s Studio on Summer St., and outside at M St Park in Southie. The thing ,they all have in common is that they are all organized and structured to get the maximum work out in the allotted time and to the limit of your ability. The instruction is such that you know exactly what to do and how to do it. We have had sessions with two people up to sixteen and the sessions haven’t changed. I am Seventy four and have never felt left out or left behind in any workout. I would enthusiastically recommend Rich for workouts of any size ,age ,or level of ability. Try it you won’t regret it.