It became clear to me that Health and Fitness would be my destiny.
Not just to “get fit” but to “TEACH FIT.”
My name is Suanne Rieker and I LOVE WHAT I DO!
In 1975 after the birth of my daughter, I could hardly walk. Spinal Spondylolisthesis was
my diagnosis. In 1980, after many failed attempts at exercise, I was able to establish my own
fitness program by lifting weights. By stabilizing my spine, I could train each muscle group
safely. Unfortunately, my vertebrae would still slip forward during any attempt at cardio,
putting me flat on my back. Being a widow with a small daughter I could not afford to be laid
In 1982 I had a spinal fusion and after eight weeks flat and three months in a brace I began
a walking program. I read books on training and nutrition, lost 60 pounds and with my new
“stable spine,” got certified to teach aerobics. I have been running since the age of
38…because I can. I have been a Personal Trainer for over 30 years and have been training.
in the gym 37 years. I’m a former YMCA Physical Director and since 1998, I've been the owner
of my PRIVATE Personal Training Studio.
In 2011 I had a 4 level FORAMINOTOMY in my neck (C4-5-6-7) with bone removed to open up nerve
channels so I could regain the full use of my left arm.
After many years of training high school athletes and adults, I now focus all my energy into
training women. FITNESS CHANGED MY LIFE! MY career found Me and met my husband in a
gym. I teach and preach to whomever will listen so they, too, can enjoy living a HEALTHY FIT