About Rik Fitness

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Rik Fitness

My name is Riccardo, (aka Rik RoadRunner) from Tuscany, Italy.  I’ve been living in Shrewsbury since 1989.

As a teenager I was into a lot of sports, then as I grew older and started working split shifts in restaurants I became inactive for many years. I got back into the gym 8 years ago, and started to play five a side football a couple of years later.

Three years ago I went for my first run and a year later, I ran three half marathons and a full marathon. Two years later I ran 25 Half marathons in the space of ten months! In 2015 I won Shrewsbury parkrun male points yearly table. My biggest sporting achievement is running 100 (sub 2hrs) Half Marathons in 2016 in aid of Cancer Research UK. I’m very proud of what I’ve achieved in the last few years and this proves that with the right training and mentality you can change your life.

With my personal experience and qualifications I think I can motivate you to achieve any fitness goals you set yourself, big or small, whether it’s weight loss, a crazy sporting challenge or to change to a healthy lifestyle.

I’m a qualified and insured Level 3 Personal Trainer, Exercise Specialist, Nutrition Coach, Fitness and Motivation Coach, Gym Instructor & UK Athletics Licenced Leader in Running Fitness Coach and DBS checked.

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2 Redfield, Herongate, 
Shrewsbury, Shropshire,
UK,  SY1 3XP