Our Fitness Family

Select Fitness is owned by Rick & Diana Friedman. This dynamic husband and wife team have a combined 40 years in the personal training and fitness industry. Rick grew up in Rockaway Beach, NY, where, for 12 years, he owned and managed The Exercise Club, a popular local fitness facility. Rick is a nationally certified personal trainer, and has trained clients from 13 – 90 years of age, helping them to improve their health and achieve their fitness goals. Diana grew up in Short Hills, NJ, and, for 7 years, was the owner and head fitness trainer at Wall Street Boxing and Fitness, a boxing and fitness facility located in Madison, NJ.
Diana is a nationally certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She is also a nationally licensed Massage Therapist, yoga instructor, Pilates instructor,  and a Certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. They both moved to Tucson in 1997, where they met while working at Canyon Ranch, Tucson’s very own world-renowned health and fitness spa. Together, they bring their experience and enthusiasm to Select Fitness, helping to make it the Foothills premier personal training studio.
All the fitness programs at Select Fitness are designed by fitness professionals, and are customized to help you reach your fitness goals. Although the programs are individualized to each person, they all have one common thread – periodization. Periodization is a carefully planned , scientific system of organization, which includes built-in volume and intensity changes over the course of a fitness program,  for the purpose of constantly stimulating progress. Without change in a program, the body adapts to the work load and reaches a plateau. Likewise, change for the sake of change without sound physiological reasoning will undermine your progress. In order to make progress, whether towards losing fat or building muscle, the body must be prepared for each new phase of the training program.
Select Fitness trainers all maintain national certifications. Most hold undergraduate degrees in exercise science or physiology. All of our trainers are experienced in providing individualized attention to each client. During each session, careful attention is paid to maintaining proper form, range of motion, correct speed of movement, breathing and a host of other factors that make for safe and effective exercise. Of course they provide that important motivation necessary to get you through when the workouts become challenging. What motivates our trainers more than anything else is achieving results with their clients. They feel responsible for their clients reaching their fitness goals and to making Fitness a permanent part of their life.
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