April Member of the Month
Meet our member, Felicia Zimmerman. She says, "For the past 40 years, exercise has been a constant in my life. In the 1970s, I ran. In the 80s, I did aerobics. In the 90s and subsequently, I’ve walked quickly and done yoga. Along the way, I’ve taken a practical approach to my diet, usually eating chicken and fish and consuming vegetables and fruits daily. But I don’t feel guilty about the occasional dessert.
In late 2016, my doctor expressed concern about my bone density. In turn, I found a trainer who I hoped would help me strengthen my core. Unfortunately, after a few months, I could see that my trainer was ill-equipped to advise a woman who knew what she wanted and needed.
After some research, I found Core Club. For the past five months, I have had twice-weekly sessions with Dave, whom I call my core surgeon. He ensures that our sessions achieve my objectives. Unlike my first trainer’s approach, Dave’s sessions are never boring and always challenge me to raise the bar on my own performance.
Bottom line, if you know what you want to accomplish and stay with it, you can have the body you want—even at 67!
Meet our March Member of the Month
Meet Dave Ruegg, one of Core Club's Personal Trainers.
He graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2009 with a degree in exercise science/kinesiology and a focus in coaching and health. This past year he decided to pursue a graduate program in physical therapy and corrective exercise and it was during that time he started his work here at Core Club.
Dave says, "Working here has been a perfect fit for me. This gym has it all: free weights, a variety of cardio, advanced equipment, privacy and a great staff. Not to mention the performance center we just added downstairs really has added a whole new exciting element to our facility. I strive to push our clients and members to their fullest potential and support them in reaching their goals. If you are interested in a free consultation with me, lets chat!"
Meet our February Member of the Month
Corinne loves working out at the Core Club.
She says, “It is close to home and convenient for my busy lifestyle. The friendly atmosphere of the staff and members are always welcoming, and I enjoy socializing with the friends I have made. I never get bored because of the excellent instructors and variety of classes. I recently completed the “Maintain Don’t Gain” program and was pleased with the results. I will be turning 50 this year and wanted to challenge myself with something new and decided to personal train with Dave and Will. I love the customized workouts and was surprised how strong I am. When I am at the Core Club there are no phones ringing, no texts, no emails and no to do lists, just me taking care of myself.
Way to go Corinne!!
Meet our December Employee of the Month
Meet William “Willpower” Roggi, one of our experienced and committed fitness trainer/instructors. Will has has over 12 years experience in the fitness industry with a background in many areas such as strength and conditioning, sports specific training, mixed martial arts and self defense. While Will works full time for the State of Connecticut, health and fitness is his true passion. Will truly enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge with others. His time at core club has allowed him to do just that. Since joining the team a few years ago, Will has taught multiple group classes, provided 1:1 and group training and taught seminars in MMA, Olympic lifting and self-defense.He has even hosted several speaking events on this topic for state of CT employees.
Will’s own fitness journey began playing sports as a teenager. Throughout high school and college he continued to progress in both sports and strength training. In his early 20’s he began training at Gracie MMA school and also became a certified cross fit trainer. Later, he participated in Olympic and power lifting competitions as well as multiple races and MMA matches. When it comes to health and fitness Will believes that high effort, consistency and determination leads to success.
We are glad to have you as a part of our team!
Meet our November Member of the Month
Meet Cheryl Carreiro who is a Core Club member. Cheryl joined the gym in September 2017 with her goal in mind, to lose weight and feel better!
Let's here what Cheryl has to say:
"I'm 37 years old and I have two kids; Jack who is 3 and Sofia who is 1. I work full time and after having my second child I realized I had a lot of weight to lose so I started eating better and exercising. To date I have lost 70 pounds.!! I love being able to get to the gym any time I want and love the atmosphere at Core!!!!"