Rita Sand

Experience: Rita has been a Personal Trainer at our facility (formerly under different ownership) since 2007 and began teching Silver Sneakers classes here in 2008. 2010 marks the year that she received her Master Pilates Certification and she utilizes our Reformer and Cadillac in our Pilates Space to train clients in addition to our general gym space. 2019 marks the year that she began teaching Yoga classes at our facility as well and she is currently working toward her Craniosacral Therapist Certification. Rita has had alot of experience with a wide variety of clientele ranging from 13 to 88 years of age and she feels equiped to work the majority of the members that walk through our doors. Body awareness, optimal alignment and body mechanics, core and stabilization work, exercise progression and mindfulness are strong keys to her training approach. Rita emphasizes proper nutrition with her clients to achieve weight and body composition goals and overall wellness. She strives to equip her clients with the knowledge and tools that are necessary to achieve their goals and change their lives. “I view physical activity, nutrition and mindfullness as a lifelong pursuit toward wellness and as a means of preventative care.”

Education/Certifications:

  • Nursing Assistant Program Graduate 1998
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer 2007
  • SilverSneakers® I, II, and YogaStretch Certified 2008
  • Pilates PhysicalMind Institute Certified in Matwork including Advanced and Standing Pilates 2008
  • NETA Specialty Certificate of Advanced Training in Pilates Reformer 2008
  • BODYPUMP® Certified 2008
  • Pilates PhysicalMind Institute Rehab Pilates Training 2009
  • Pilates PhysicalMind Institute Diploma 2010
  • NASM Senior Fitness Specialist Course 2013
  • TRX Group Training Course 2015
  • Devanadi School of Yoga and Wellness 235 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and Intensive Certification 2019

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy many things including a wide variety of physical activity, outdoor activities, communing with nature, connecting with people and learning new things. My main personal goal currently is to continue to progress toward being the best version of myself possible!

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Hours & Directions

Staffed Hours

Mon - Fri 7:00am - 8:00pm
Sat - Sun 7:00am - 2:00pm

Location

9201 Quaday Avenue NE
Otsego, MN 55330