Position: Director of Fitness
Phone: (305) 254-2111
Renny Ramirez had no intention of ever becoming a personal trainer or working in the fitness industry, when a chance encounter while working out lead him down a different path in life.
In 1996, Renny was lifting weights at a local gym, when he was approached by a fellow gym member about personal training. After Renny explained that he was not certified, the fellow replied he would be willing to pay Renny to put him through his paces. Renny agreed to train him, and enjoyed it so much he decided that this was what he wanted to do with his life. Shortly thereafter, he became certified as an Exercise Physiologist by Baptist Hospital. He started working at Baptist in 1997 and learned how to create programs to rehabilitate patients with muscle conditions before and after surgery. He also learned how to create and teach community fitness programs. While at Baptist, he received the assignment to work as a certified personal trainer at Deering Bay. As Deering Bay’s fitness program began to take off, Ramirez was offered the position of Director of Fitness, in addition to his personal training.
Venezuelan-born Renny Ramirez enjoys working with the members. He prefers one-on-one training to groups, because he likes to dedicate time to make sure an individual is doing their exercises properly and getting the most out of their workouts. The always-smiling Renny likes to motivate members by reminding them that fitness is important in leading a healthy life. Renny’s own exercise regimen consists of 45 minutes of cardio daily, along with a combination of Olympic movements and weight training, in order to target all body parts. Part of the reason he does these exercises is because it gets him in shape for body building competitions. In 2004, he placed first in the Southern State Bodybuilding Championships. Though he does not have as much time now to devote to his training, the ever-focused Renny hopes to compete again soon.
In his spare time, Renny Ramirez enjoys spending time with his 14-year-old son, Aldhair, as well as fishing, kayaking, jogging and anything that keeps him active. Though he usually keeps to a mostly chicken-filled, Atkins-type diet, he thinks most people would be surprised to know he does occasionally enjoy bread.
Renny has enjoyed his 12 years at Deering Bay and loves how close-knit the membership is. He explains, “I love that I know every mother, father, grandfather and child, and truly would do anything to please them. I love it here.”