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Employee Spotlight: Rich Gross

Richard Gross is a fitness professional with over 25 years of experience. During his time in the industry, he has developed an expertise in many different forms of exercise.

Rich is well known at Echelon. He has been the instructor of a popular class, Queen Ax Boot Camp, since the gym first opened in 2016. He also teaches classes including Barbell Strength, Spinning, and Total Body Conditioning.

Rich is starting a new chapter of his career with the release of a new training program, RG7. This program will consist of 5 unique workouts, Upper, Lower Foundation, Ripped City Squad Workouts, Ripped Mid, and Focus Routines.The program will be launching in January 2019.

“Rich is considered one of the best trainers and group fitness instructors in the Tri-State area. He has a real passion for his craft,” said Jeff Quinn, General Manager at Echelon Health and Fitness.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I've been in the Fitness Industry for well over 25 Years. My scope of practice is everything from one on one sessions to group training workouts, which includes sports specific routines. I dabble with group exercise classes too. I have a secret, I LOVE TEACHING SPIN!!!

What are 3 words to describe Echelon/Thrive?

Community, Heart And Rising

What have you gained from working at Echelon/Thrive?

The thing I've gained from being at EHF is growth and letting me do what I love.

Before working at Echelon, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I work for the Philadelphia Eagles.

What do you like to do on your days off?

I don't really have any days off, but during my down time, I like to attend concerts. I also like to cook. Some of my close friends and I have Knife Warz.

How do you define success?

My definition of success is constant growth and staying consistent with what you believe in, as long it doesn't hurt anyone.

Do you have a favorite quote?

I have a lot of quotes, but my most favorite one is "The Day Starts At Midnight"

Any random facts you could share with us?

I've Completed Two Marathons.



Dec 20, 2018

If you want a #brutal workout, go to Rich Gross' class--you may not survive, but if you do, you can say you didn't die.


I absolutely love taking Rich’s classes! He’s very motivating, fun, yet pushes me hard.


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