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RVR Fitness Staff

Suzie Matthews has a passion for health and fitness and she has brought that passion to the development of an outstanding fitness program at RVR. Suzie not only leads several of RVR's most popular group fitness programs, she also recruits, schedules, organizes and quality manages all aspects of RVR Fitness. Suzie strives to provide classes that are well-planned and creatively executed...always including innovative variations to work the whole body, and always high energy and challenging.


In Suzie's own words: "I love Group Fitness because it's all about working together to push ourselves and work harder than we would on our own. I recognize that it takes determination and dedication to carve out an hour from our busy lives for fitness so I strive to make the most out of each hour with RVR members.

Suzie believes that health and fitness is about more than just appearance; exercising makes us feel better and live healthier, more abundant lives. Suzie practices what she preaches: when she isn't teaching at RVR, she exercises her passion for fitness in the great outdoors of Colorado!


Personal Trainers

Our team of dedicated fitness professionals are serious about providing you the best, safest, and most enjoyable fitness experience possible. They adapt their programs to the needs of each class member and make sure to 'mix things up' to keep the energy flowing! Everyone on our staff is a certified fitness instructor in their area(s) of specialty. They work to stay on top of the latest trends in the world of fitness.


We also have certified Personal Trainers on staff who will work with you individually to meet your personal goals. Whether you are rehabbing from an injury, losing some weight, or just buffing up, these Trainers can help you get there. 



Dave Clark is a USA Triathlon Certified Coach and USA Cycling Certified Coach and is available to help you achieve your swimming, cycling, and overall fitness goals. Dave works one-on-one with his clients to maximize their fitness and performance capacity through development of their technical skill and physical conditioning. Dave knows how to challenge his students and bring out their very best.

 In addition to Personal Training, Dave Clark coaches the RVR Master Swim program. The program, made up of both competitive and fitness driven swimmers, takes place in the fall, winter and spring. Dave’ swim coaching focuses on cardiovascular fitness, swim technique and lifestyle and nutrition choices.

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John Norton and his wife Judy started their own personal training business in 1993. They added indoor cycling to their offerings in 1995, owning and operating the first Spinning® program in the state of Arizona. They moved to Glenwood Springs in 1996 where their Spinning® program also became the first in the entire Roaring Fork Valley.  John has trained 100’s of clients as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor at the Hot Springs Athletic Club, Aspen Glen Club, New Castle Family Fitness, and River Valley Ranch. In addition to personal training and indoor cycling, John has significant experience in nutrition for optimal health and weight loss, sports conditioning, triathlon training, and Tai Chi. 

Contact John for Personal Training at:


Kallie Carpenter lives at RVR with her husband and two sons. Her mission is to support your fitness through a holistic approach. Cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, strength training, proper nutrition, and mind/body connection are all integral for lifelong health. Her programming includes Personal Training, Yoga, Thai Massage, & Swim Instruction. Please go to for more information.


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Mike Pier was born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley. He believes that one's power derives from one's core strength, and he is deeply passionate about health and fitness.  According to Mike, being fit not only makes people look great, but they feel good and consequently, do their best in all they do.  Mike loves to help his clients "dig deeper" to unleash their true potential. He is dedicated to helping his clients get the most from every minute that he spends with them. Not only do his clients get a great work out, but they have fun as Mike is very entertaining.

Accreditations: ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Group Fitness Instructor, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, EQUINOX – Trainer (EFTI Graduate), Mad Dogg Athletics® - Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor, American Red Cross CPR/AED Certified

To schedule a work out with Mike contact him at 970-987-3290 or


Judy Haynes was a competitive swimmer at an early age and was thrilled to discover Master's Swimming as an adult.  Swimming competitions led to triathalon competitions, which led to a career change into fitness and wellness. Judy believes that moving is essential to holistic health of living beings and that stillness is illness.  Pain and inflexibility causes avoidance of certain movements which causes more life limitations and a downward spiral into disability.  For her, assisting someone to move well again, to engage in pleasurable activities without pain, is the greatest reward.  All exercises are developed based on the client's special circumstances ans life tasks, limitations, and guiding principles of science.  Functional training uses a variety of modalities including soft tissue myo-fascial release, standing stretches, and task related strengthening.  If an exercise is meant to improve someone's sport, it should look like a component of that sport.  A shoulder stretch for golf should look like part of the swing to be authentic.

Certifications: NASM - National Academy of Sports Medicine, ALTS Masters Swimming Adult Learn To Swim, Gray Institue - Multiple (Soft Tissue, Chain Reaction, healthy hips, back, feet, etc.)
Specialty Offerings:

  • Golf Moves for improved flexibility, core strength, driving distance, and accuracy

  • New Pain Relief Recovery Tools - Foam Rollers, Therapy Balls, and The Blue Wedge of Death

  • Strength Training for Better Sports Performance (Triathlons, Skiing, Swimming, Basketball, etc.)

Contact Judy for personal training at 970-618-1066 or 
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