The Summit at Rittenhouse

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The Summit at Rittenhouse is proud to announce that we now offer massage therapy services in our studio. By adding massage services to our studio, our personal training clients now have access to a Licensed Massage Therapist to be able to recover faster from a rigorous workout or injury and have the ability to restore their body to its best form. Our massage therapy room is right down the hall from our training spaces within our personal training studio, however, the space feels separated, quiet, and private. Upon entering the

In July of 2022, Philadelphia Style came out with their Best of Philadelphia Style Edition naming the best restaurants, gyms, and more in the Philadelphia area. In the fitness category, the magazine named The Summit at Rittenhouse in the Best Personal Trainer category, citing our strong education of our personal trainers and our private gym setting. The Summit at Rittenhouse as a brand has only been open for a little over a year but is already gaining recognition as one of the best gyms in Philadelphia. Being a private personal

The Summit Fitness Studio is currently open for in-person sessions, by private appointment only, to limit the number of clients in the studio at any one time in order to allow for social distancing.  We’ve taken many precautions to ensure your and our staff’s safety at our studio. We’re scheduling appointments so there are no more than four clients in the studio at once, to allow for plenty of room for social distancing and to allow for a better training experience. We’re also ensuring that our personal training clients stay six feet

Get to know the founder and owner of The Summit, Brian Maher! Brian attended Elon University where he majored in exercise/sport science and worked as a personal trainer in the fitness center in Elon's Campus Recreation program. In 2009, Brian moved to Philadelphia and founded The Summit Fitness Studio as an in home personal training business and worked as an in home personal trainer until 2014, when he opened The Summit Fitness Studio's first gym in Center City.    Where are you from? High Bridge, NJ   What motivated you to be a personal trainer? I was also

Get to know personal trainer, Mike Orzolek! Mike is an experienced personal trainer in Philadelphia who has been on staff since January of 2017 and has a bachelor's degree in sport medicine from Mercyhurst University and a master's degree in exercise science and nutrition from Sacred Heart University. Mike is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS).      Where are you from? New Milford, CT   What motivated you to be a personal trainer? When I was in high school I joined a rowing team. The coach

Get to know personal trainer, Shawn Irving! Shawn is an experienced personal trainer in Philadelphia who has been on staff since May of 2015 and has a degree in kinesiology from Temple University.     Where are you from? Scranton, Pa   What motivated you to be a personal trainer? I grew up playing sports, loved exercising and wanted to learn how to improve both athletically and aesthetically   What’s your favorite healthy meal? Grilled chicken and rice   Favorite “cheat” meal? Cheesesteak   What’s one thing you wish everyone who signed up with a personal trainer knew about the process? Trust the Process!   Favorite exercise? Barbell Bench

Get to know personal trainer, Nick Steinley! Nick is an experienced personal trainer in Philadelphia who has been on staff since January of 2019.     Where are you from? West Chester, Pa   What motivated you to be a personal trainer? I worked in a gym when I was younger and developed a passion in helping others learn how to properly exercise. Once I became old enough, I started training people.   What’s your favorite healthy meal? Chicken and rice   Favorite “cheat” meal? Pepperoni pizza   What’s one thing you wish everyone who signed up with a personal trainer knew about the process? It

Get to know personal trainer, Liz Marmer! Liz is an experienced personal trainer in Philadelphia who has been on staff since September of 2014.     Where are you from? Chesterbrook, Pa What motivated you to be a personal trainer? I was injured a lot as athlete growing up and wanted to study sports medicine so I could help other athletes. I also studied exercise science and realized I enjoyed both and could use the knowledge I learned from my athletic training degree and apply that to any client. Personal training allowed me to pursue what

Get to know personal trainer, Rachel Hydock! Rachel is an experienced personal trainer in Philadelphia who has been on staff since May of 2015. She is one of our most senior trainers and also our manager!   Where are you from? Walton Beach, Florida   What motivated you to be a personal trainer? My desire to help people achieve something meaningful to them    What's your favorite healthy meal? All types of salads and grain bowls   Favorite "cheat" meal? Chimichangas   What's one thing you wish everyone who signed up with a personal trainer knew about the process? That consistency is everything Favorite exercise? Deadlifts How

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