Interview with Volleyball Player Samantha Uline (Future Privateer at UNO)

By Nunzio Signore (BA, NASM, CPT, PES, FMS)

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Today my interview is with Sam Uline, a graduate of Suffern High School Volleyball program who has been training at RPP for the past two years.  She is on her way to University New Orleans Division I Volleyball program to become a Privateer.   I think Sam is a great inspiration for so many young female athletes who want to take their game to the next level.

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Interview with Hockey Player Mike Gillespie (Future Buckeye)

By Nunzio Signore (BA, NASM, CPT, PES, FMS)

Gillespie Picture 2The following is the first of many interviews I will be conducting from time to time with aspiring young athletes that train at RPP.  I believe their experience can be invaluable for other young athletes that train with us. 

Today my interview is with Michael Gillespie, a graduate of the Clarkstown High School Hockey program who has been training at RPP this summer getting ready for playing hockey at Ohio State this coming fall.  He has been playing with the Lincoln Stars in the USHL since graduation.   I think it’s a great read for aspiring hockey players.

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RPP – “The Best of 2014”

By Nunzio Signore (B.A., CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

88095590MW101_NBA_Finals_GaI’m currently gearing up for the “feast of the fish” that many of us Italians submit ourselves to so, I’ll be spending a lot of time sitting in my mother’s den listening to screaming and smelling like fish for 3 days. With some well needed “time to myself”, I researched which blogs people found the most interesting this year. So today, I wanted to post up the top 5 articles of 2014 in terms of receiving the most views. [Read more…]

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RPP Athletes… “Why I love My Job”

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January 30,2014 – Nunzio Signore (B.A./N.A.S.M./F.M.S./P.E.S.)

Today is Sunday and I’m in a bit of a “reflective” mood.

While we work with kids from dozens of High Schools and Middle Schools in the area, I was thinking about the journey of starting a new business and what it takes to be the “go to” guy in the area.  Quite frankly what it takes are kids who put their trust in you and have a great work ethic.  In thinking back on the progress of one particular athlete this year, I felt compelled to write this blog. [Read more…]

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Congratulations Jesse Galina!!

Jesse made the Union College baseball team!  Jesse was one of the first RPP athletes and has been committed to training since he joined the gym.  We look forward to having him intern with us over the summer to help out with the younger baseball players.

Here is what his mom had to say about him making the team and his workouts at RPP:

“Nunzio, Doug and Andrew- Dave and I wanted to thank you for working with Jesse over this past year. All the hard work paid off. Everyone on the Union team is talking about what great condition he is in. He’s been lapping people in the workouts, his 60 time has improved and he’s hitting the ball harder than he ever has in his life. RPP was an integral part in achieving his goal of playing college baseball.”

– Lisa Galina

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Member Spotlight: Collin MacDonald

Collin MacDonald 2“I started the summer off looking for a place to workout that was going to help me reach my goals for the off-season.  I’m a hockey player and I needed to get bigger, stronger, and faster.

I spent about 3 months working out at RPP, approximately three times a week. No matter what time of the day it was, I always walked into the gym to be greeted by a group of positive instructors. Not only are the enthusiastic toward their job, they are the most knowledgeable trainers I’ve ever worked with. If you have a question, they have the answer. They know nutrition, supplements, proper workout techniques, and most of all they know what it takes to succeed. [Read more…]

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Suffern Basketball


The Suffern High School Men’s Basketball season starts on December 6th. The JV and Varsity teams will be playing Nyack at Suffern High School.

Many of the players of both the Varsity and Junior Varsity teams are members of Rockland Peak Performance. We had the pleasure to work with these young men during their off season and we are continuing our workouts with them as now they are in season. Their commitment to continue working out during their season is a testament to the work ethic and character of these players.

The noticeable progress they made physically in the weight room and mentally with their ability to push harder and harder each time they came to the gym was a remarkable transformation. Each of these players are much bigger, faster, agile, and smarter than when they first arrived in Spring 2011.

From Nunzio, Kevin, Doug and the rest of the RPP Staff….

GOOD LUCK!

We look forward to going to many of your games!

 

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Member Spotlight: Amanda Arlauskas

Amanda has been on the road for the past year, speaking to young adults about adopting a healthy lifestyle. Yet being away from home for an extended time presents challenges when it comes to supporting a healthy routine. Though her hotel workouts were ok for maintenance, a more intense program was needed to reach her goals.

As with all of RPP’s new training members, Amanda received a full fitness assessment and scored good marks for posture and overall physiological balance. RPP designed a 3x per week program for her which includes resistance training in a circuit format, keeping a close eye on her pulse and maintaining it in the optimum range required for fat loss. The workouts finish with 10 minutes of metabolic training to keep her metabolism “stoked” for a longer period of time after the workout. This type of training can be a bit grueling, but Amanda has a very strong work ethic and a positive attitude. Her first session resulted in a whopping 1262 calories in 58 minutes!

We’ll be checking back on her progress in a few ….

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