I have known Mike Ranfone for the last 15 years. He is an accomplished strength and conditioning coach, personal trainer, ART therapist, as well as a health and wellness advisor. As a local orthopedic sports medicine specialist, I come in contact with athletes both young and old. This includes many accomplished local high school and college athletes. I also treat many regional and national elite adult athletes. I have sent many patients to Mike, both for preseason strength and conditioning, and postoperative rehabilitation after formal physical therapy has concluded. I can attest first hand to the excellent results that can be achieved when athletes and/or patients partner with Mike. He is equally adept at working with beginners to the world of exercise, up to retired athletes just trying to safely stay active.
I started working with Mike Ranfone when I was getting ready for the Hawaii Ironman last October. I had injured my hamstring, calf, and foot at the end of August. Without his help, I don’t believe I would have made it to the start line otherwise! This season I have worked with Mike to get me stronger and a more balanced athlete. I can say I am stronger now at 38 years old than I was in my 20’s! He has not only helped me as an athlete, but he has helped a number of my coaching clients get stronger and race faster!
I went to see Mike and Scott at RTS because of a serious back injury that prevented me from training. Within two weeks the pain was gone and I was able to resume my workouts. When I first met with Scott, he spent over an hour assessing my problem. Ranfone Training Systems doesn’t use a “one-size fits-all” approach: they tailor each program to the individual athlete to meet that athlete’s needs. They put me on a program that involved physical therapy, stretching and strengthening exercises tailored specifically to my needs as a triathlete. Scott and Mike are very professional, knowledgeable and personable. They take the time to get to know you and make you feel like more than just a client. If you’re looking for somebody to help you with an injury, improve your strength, or help keep you injury free so you can get to that next level, Ranfone Training Systems is the place to go!
Mike is one of the most knowledgable trainers I have met, but most importantly he was the most helpful. No question is too stupid and he takes every opportunity to coach and make someone better seriously. I shadowed Mike and Scott at RTS for a day and in that 1 day i learned more than I had in all the time studying in the coaching manuals and certification programs. As a sport coach and a young strength coach, I look to RTS for advice/guidance.
Before coming to RTS I have been to several strength coaches. Mike’s workouts took my game to another level. He got me faster stronger and more flexible. I came into my season in top physical condition and I could see the difference just 6 months of training had done. We won the state championship that year and I am now going on to play at the collegiate level. Mike and Scott are to thank.
My back feels better, my neck feels better, I can do pull ups, I have lost 16 pounds (and my muffin top), I fit into a size 2, I have more strength and stamina when I ski, I have conquered my carb addiction (well, sort of)….now if only RTS would include The Rippingtons on their Pandora play list…