About RCR Excel Fitness:
Excel Fitness is a unique small group training facility owned by three women in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. Vernon is situated in the beautiful Okanagan Valley and as such offers many great athletic options for residents. With access to three lakes and a World Class Ski Resort a mere 30 minutes away the owners of Excel needed to rely on their 30 years experience in the fitness industry to come up with something unique and exciting for Vernonites.
Excel Fitness offers some of the most forward thinking programming on the market with special attention brought to the equipment invested in. There is no cardio theatre or rows of treadmills for individual workouts. Excel is a group oriented atmosphere offering everything from Zumba group fitness to Excel's own Trademarked programs such as "Torched", "Sparx" & "Force". Members walking through the front entrance of the 9,000 square foot facility, come without iPods and earbuds, they are poised for success and ready to interact with their peers and support groups. Excel Fitness is the ONLY RealRyder Cycle Studio in the Valley. It is the ONLY Certified Krankcycle Studio in Canada and is currently the ONLY MyZone Heart Rate Monitor Facility in Canada. Excel Fitness is also a proud supporter of BC Pacific and offers facility access to all BC Pacific Carded Athletes. It is the Vernon training choice for Balance Point Training (Ironman & XTerra Training) and also sponsors Dawn King, a National level Triathlete.
Excel Fitness has a different outlook to a typical "gym" mentality. There are no contracts for one. The owners feel that if they do a great job and continue to keep their members in the forefront they will win their loyalty without harsh contracts and costly initiation fees. Members are involved in schedule designs and are often pulled aside to bounce new ideas off of. Excel is also a family friendly facility, offering "ActiveKidz" child-minding and after-school fitness programs for youth & teens. There is even a "Mom's Club" to assist in creating balance in a mother's life, complete with workshops and monthly draws for prizes donated by local businesses. This is just one of the perks of having a membership with Excel. Friday nights bring special themed events to keep the excitement alive and welcome guests to try Excel out for size!
There are two main focuses to Excel's business model. The first is the Group Exercise Fitness Classes. There are over 60 classes offered to members, 95% of the Instructors are also Personal Trainers. Excel allows the Instructors to thrive in areas they are passionate about and allows them to design their own programs without dictating choreography or music allotments. The result has been exceptional programming and World Class instruction that keeps member's guessing what is coming next! The second focus is the Team Training aspect. Team Training is offered in groups of 2-8 with a Personal Trainer. Punch Passes can be purchased for Team Training so non-members can participate as well as members. There are also unlimited membership options available. The revenue generated from these programs are used to inject BACK into Excel to purchase the next up and coming, hot equipment, long before it hits mainstream. This is Excel's promise to members, bringing the best, first and often.
SUMMARY OF KRANKCYCLES AT EXCEL
The Krankcycles have offered Excel a new wave of programming options. They are the best compliment to any programming or equipment offered at Excel Fitness. The move-ability of the unit is wonderful and allows trainers to easily move a Krank or two into their circuit class for the cardio component. It allows members in wheelchairs to be included in a real fitness class, complete with energy and support from their peers. It allows people with mobility issues, such as Parkinson's, to promote balance on their weaker side. It promotes accessibility to people who are uncomfortable sitting on a narrow bike seat or unable to stand for long periods of time but still want a cardio workout. It allows people nursing an injury to continue with a cardio component and continue to see strength improvements without jeopardizing results by taking weeks off. It allows Excel Fitness to fully include children, youth & teens into group fitness environments in a fun and interactive way. The Krankcycle is truly a wonderful component to have at the facility and with the recent addition of the MyZone Heart Training Program the members are stoked and amazed at the incredible heart training they can get from a Krank class or Fusion class mixed with the RealRyder cycles.
Size: 9000 sq. feet
Trainers & Instructors servicing clients from special populatios to elite level athletes
- Indoor cycling studio w/20 bikes
- Specialing in small group training, 60 classes per week.
- Circuit Training
Owners Rhonda Catt, Rhona Parsons & Carla Rayner offer different expertise in the business. Rhonda Catt is the owner of "Catt Conditioning" and has a long standing reputation of being a top notch elite athletic trainer. Her clients include NHL, International & National hockey players, WHL & Junior players, Professional dancers & rodeo athletes as well as fit, athletic individuals looking to perform better and grow stronger. Rhonda's focus is on functional training and is one of two local trainers with FMS levels 1 & 2. Rhona Parsons is the mind/body connection. She is a Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor. She is also a 500 hour yoga instructor and focuses on Core Strength and Balance. Rhona works with many Third Age clientele as well as people with Movement Disorders such as Parkinson's. Rhona is also a Pilates Instructor and a Reiki Practitioner. Carla Rayner is the creative mind behind Excel Fitness. Having a Graphic Design background she has molded a recognizable brand and thrives on pushing the envelope to always bring something fresh, new and exciting to the table. Carla is also an Instructor and Personal Trainer and is the head of the ActiveKidz department.
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