Rick originally hailed from Cleveland, Ohio and came to Arizona by way of Baltimore, Maryland where he married and lived for 9 years. He grew up playing football, tennis, golf and handball. As an adult, Rick has run marathons and acquired certifications for teaching numerous exercise classes. Rick is certified to teach cycling through the LeMond Academy, Hydrorider which is aqua cycling, Aqua Progressions for water aerobics, and finally Barre Above. Rick loves teaching all types of classes, but especially enjoys working with the older adults in the pool. He gets much satisfaction in helping them stay healthy and fit through aqua exercise. Personally, Rick enjoys a regular workout routine which includes hiking the local mountains, outdoor cycling and stretching. In addition to being passionate about a regular workout routine, Rick has a love for traveling, cooking, entertaining with friends and spending time with his family. He is married to Betty and they have a son. When they moved to Arizona in 2007, Rick made a career change to stay home with his son while his wife pursued her professional career as an endodontist. Rick appreciates listening to many genres of music and has thoroughly enjoyed putting together new playlists to inspire members during his classes. He is very friendly and has a great fervor for meeting new people, so when you see him, stop and introduce yourself!