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Here at Red Brook Health & Wellness we believe that our clients’ needs are of the most important and we are committed to delivering to those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
Crystal Smith - 1 Year Member

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“I was weighing over 350 lbs and found out from my doctor that I was pre diabetic and I needed to do something – something for me.  That’s when I decided to take action and go to France to begin my weightless journey…I dedicated my life to me.  It was time to take care of my health.  When I came back to the states, I continued on my journey and with the help of some extraordinary trainers and guidance on my eating regimen, lost over 100 lbs in a year. Today, I continue on my journey, but with the goal of helping others.  I’ve created a company called “Crystal’s Fitness Revolution”.  My motto, “It’s not about your size. It’s about being healthy, fit and strong.”  You can be a size 0 or 32, male or female – I don’t care.  I just want to see you fit and healthy. I discovered Red Brook from my sister.  She loved the facility and told me all about it.  When I walked in, I fell in love.  The space, the feel, the energy is amazing!  There is plenty of equipment to get the job done!  I can do cardio on the machines, lift weights, box, push sleds, play with ropes, do yoga and so much more!!!  It’s a playground for the beginner or the elite!  The staff is motivating, inspiring and will push you to go past your comfort zone and help you grow – it’s beyond exercise for the body.  It’s also exercise for the mind!  I love the Red Brook Family!  Nick, Steve, Armand, Taylor and the rest of the RB family make an effort to treat you like family – no excuses!  They expect you to come in and make yourself at home – handle your business to get your health in order!!! I travel a lot for my career, but no matter where I go, I will always continue to make Red Brook a part of my life – just as long as my family there remains family!​”

 

- Crystal Smith, member since 2015

Chuck Williams - 5 Year Member

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“My name is Chuck Williams and I am a retired Financial Accountant.  In my job, I spent most of my time sitting behind a desk and frankly, it allowed me to get fat and lazy.  Several years ago I joined a fitness club that was close to work (Gold’s Gym) and began a regular routine of working out at lunch time.  I grew tired of the gym because it was geared more to heavy lifting rather than the strength and cardio workouts I felt I needed.  I discovered Red Brook shortly after it opened and signed up with Nick.  The personal touch that Nick has given me over the years has allowed me to maintain a fresh approach to working out and allowed me to complete my workout in an hour.  The entire staff has always been very encouraging and supportive and always seem to come up with new tricks to fine-tune my workouts.  Even though I live in the Towson area, the trip to Red Brook is well worth the time to get here.  I find that having a routine is the key to a successful retirement.  I intend to continue to work out regularly (3-4 times/week) to allow me to enjoy the several beers I have over the week ends.​”

- Chuck Williams, member since 2011

Andrew DePaola - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Long Snapper
For his first four years after graduating from college, Andrew DePaola worked at Best Buy or his parents’ restaurant – anything to make ends meet. All the while, he held tight to his dream of playing in the National Football League.

DePaola doesn’t consider himself an underdog, but for an undrafted, former college walk-on who made his NFL debut as a 27-year-old rookie, he seems to fit the part.

“I was training,” DePaola said, “doing things just to keep busy and make ends meet – odd jobs here and there. I was very fortunate to have a great family, two loving parents and three very supportive siblings. Every time a little doubt would creep in, those five people in my life were the quickest to squash it immediately. Doubt’s going to creep in after a year, a year and a half of not hearing anything and they were right there to say, ‘Listen, you’re so close, just keep at it.’”

“I got a call in April of 2014 from the Bucs saying that they wanted to sign me and that I could compete for their starting job. They said the job wasn’t set in stone and there was a shot to win the job.”

DePaola did win the spot. And after four long years, he finally made his rookie debut against the Carolina Panthers on September 7th 2014.

Read the full interview here.

- Andrew Depaola, Buccaneers Long Snapper

Mary Jo - 5 Year Member
“I have been a member of Red Brook for about five years. I came to Red Brook because I have Type II Diabetes and I was looking to improve my health. My time at Red Brook has been both challenging and rewarding. I struggle with motivating myself to get to the gym, but with encouragement from my trainer, Steve Shultz, I look forward to getting to the gym. After training with Steve three days a week I saw great results. I lost fifteen pounds and went down two pant sizes. Without the positive advice and constant guidance of Steve, I would probably not be where I am today. He is always looking out for my health and well-being. His workouts, although challenging always make me feel accomplished and ready for my day! I have sincerely enjoyed the five years that I have been a member of Red Brook, and I look forward to continuing my journey with them!”

 

- Mary Jo Buhl, member since 2011

 

Brent Hiken - Denver Outlaws Major League Lacrosse

“Over the past 4 years, my athletic career has change drastically since I began training at Red Book Health and Wellness with Nick Shultz. Going into my Sophomore of college at Stevenson University, I started training with Nick and not only did I get in better shape, but I became faster, stronger, more flexible, which all translated onto the field. Nick taught me all about proper stretching, how to eat, train, and be the best athlete I could possibly be. I can truly say that Nick and the rest of the staff care about your success and will do anything possible to help you achieve your goals. Whether your goals are on the athletic field, weight lose, or becoming stronger the knowledge the staff posses is second to none.

During the winter and summer, I train with Nick and it has certainly paid off. Last season, my lacrosse team at Stevenson University won the NCAA Division III National Championship, and I was named to the Division III All-American team, All Conference team, ECAC All-Star team, as well as team MVP. Most recently, I was drafted in the 2nd round of the Major League Lacrosse Draft by the Denver Outlaws. Without Nick and Red Brook Health, I honestly believe none of this would have been possible.”

- Brent Hiken, member since 2011

Ecolia Cooper-Jones - 10 Year Member
“I have been a member of Red Brook Health for close to 10 years.  When I started at the gym, I weighed nearly 300 pounds.  I signed up for one of the fitness challenges and dropped 13 pounds, which was my motivation to continue on my weight loss journey. My co-worker, who was also a member, talked me into joining the kickboxing class.  At the start I could not do a lot of the exercises, but the teacher was encouraging and patient.  Once I was comfortable with the boxing class, I began personal training with Steve. A combination of lifting and the Oregon Ridge workout with Nick helped me further on my journey. I am now 70 pounds down, more agile, and stronger than I can ever remember. My office was on the complex with Red Brook, but was moved to Fells Point.  I still commute to the gym because it is like family.  The atmosphere is not intimidating, the members are friendly, and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly.  Red Brook has helped and encouraged me to reach goals that I never imagined.”

 

- Ecolia Cooper-Jones, member since 2006

Sally Fisher - Mother of 2
“I had been feeling really down and out about the way I looked & felt. I decided to join the gym which was conveniently located within walking distance from my office. Joining was easy thanks to the Executive Director Nick Shultz. He assisted me in filling in the application and told me all about the gym. I joined boxing class and train with Nick 3 days a week. Very reasonable price. Never have to wait for a machine and everyone that works there is very nice and helpful. Well a few months later and 40 lbs. lighter I’m still enjoying Red Brook Health & Wellness Center. Red Brook Health is a great place to be!”

- Sally Fisher, member since 2008

Simon Weiss - 3 Year Member
IMG_1711“My name is Simon. I am in my mid fifty’s and have made it a point of always either walking or doing aerobic exercises for thirty minutes, 4-5 times a week. Before becoming a member of Red Brook Health and Wellness Center, I have never done any strength building exercises or serious stretching. I am working with Armand on building up strength, balance and serious stretching. My journey at Red Brook has been fun and therapeutic. My knees are eighty percent in better shape and I am stronger than I used to be. The boxing is lots of fun and great for my upper body conditioning. I chose Red Brook because it is conveniently close to my office. I give the trainers, staff and facility an A+! They are friendly and very knowledgeable. I hope to continue on this journey at Red Brook and keep building my muscles, keep my knees in shape and improve my boxing skills!”

 

- Simon Weiss, member since 2013

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