Raise The Bar Training Studio

Raise The Bar Training Studio


Come join me Raise The Bar Training Studio for Grand Re-Opening, March 5, Saturday from 9-12 pm! I will be demoing TRX exercises! There will be prizes and refreshments!Come check out the enlarged space and all of the brand new equipment!

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Mike B. Is awesome! I have been working out with him for years. My boyfriend and I work out with him now and keep losing inches every time we get measured?
Love this place! Mike B. is the best! Have been working out with him for 7 years. My boyfriend and I work out with him now once a week and see results every time we get measured.
Thank you for having us! The Live Jacked Training Studio team gave us a great workout this weekend.

We had so much fun and got sweating and working together!
Injury Assessments tomorrow, 9/12, at Live Jacked Training Studio!!
5:15 - 6pm - Injury Assessments
6 - 7 pm - a KILLER Glute Sculpting class (do it!)
7 - 7:30 pm - Injury Assessments
Stop by! Or call 480-815-1521 to schedule your Injury Assessment. You don't need to be taking the class, or have been to Live Jacked before, but why wouldn't you?!
New gym with Clarence Ferguson and of course Donyale Williams-Brown. FYI I don't like jumping jacks...lol ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช
Had to miss last week because of competition. Felt wonderful to be back at it tonight! I โค๏ธ Live Jacked and Michael Blake!
Happy Birthday Michael Blake๐Ÿ˜ƒ
In case you missed it, here's a clip from this morning on the Arizona Daily Mix on AZTV with Catherine Anaya. We're discussing how to restore your health after the holidays and how detoxing can reboot your system and rev up your metabolism! My upcoming Detox Out of the Holiday's workshop is this Saturday, January 7 at Live Jacked Training Studio at 10 a.m. To RSVP and secure your spot please message me or visit the FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/747257015431755/ Michael Blake Mike Bernknopf
Can't wait to start working out in the New Year!
Last chance to sign-up, this starts tomorrow! Join the FREE 7-Day Healthy Habits Challenge to kick start your weight loss and fitness goals! Take the first step towards a slimmer, happier, healthier you! Bonus: There will be two prizes, one personal training session ($75 Value) and 2 Free Classes ($30) Live Jacked Training Studio Thank you for your support! ~ sign up for more details here > http://healthstyles4you.liveeditaurora.com/pages/Healthy%20Habit%20Challenge
Failing to plan is planning to fail!! Food preping makes it so much more convenient and will allow you to follow your plan and reach your goals much easier. Let us do it for you!! At www.mightymealsaz.com we are offering a promotion deal 10 meals for $100 worth free delivery!! Food is already prepared and packaged all you have to do is reheat and enjoy!! Check out the website for more details!!

One on One Personal Training with Certified Personal Trainers, Small Group Training, and Group Classes

Raise The Bar Training Studio is the Premier personal training studio in Old Town Scottsdale. All of our trainers are certified and have extensive experience in the fitness industry for many years. Our primary focus is on form and functionality, and work with you so you exceed your fitness goals. Our trainers will even help you stay on track when you are training on your off days from RTB Training Studio.

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๐ŸŒŸโ€ผ๏ธNew Trainers Alertโ€ผ๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ

We are so excited to announce 2 NEW TRAINERS joining the RTB family!

Hannah and Matt Pithers are experienced trainers joining us from Kansas City who are ready to share their expertise with the Scottsdale community.

Check out their bios below โฌ‡๏ธ

๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ Hannah Pithers ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
Iโ€™ve been a full-time certified personal trainer since 2009. I have Crohnโ€™s disease, which is an inflammatory autoimmune condition that affected my large intestine. After fighting for 4 years in a never ending cycle of painful flares and medications, I had a lifesaving surgery in 2017 to remove my large intestine. I left the hospital a mere shadow of my former self and was determined to rebuild my health and no longer allow this horrible disease to define me. Over the next 6 months I was able to regain all the muscle and strength that I had lost, and even competed on season 11 of American Ninja Warrior with my ostomy bag proudly on display!

I have found a new passion in helping others who are starting from scratch, because I know what its like! Everything from beginners, to post-op, post-natal, injury recovery, and even athletes who have taken too much time off and want to rebuild their strength. I want to show everyone how to start exactly where they are at and improve from there. Everyone can move, and I can show you how to do it safely.

๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ Matt Pithers ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
I love fitness and teaching others to be the fittest and healthiest version of themselves! Iโ€™ve been a certified trainer since 2009, and loving every minute of it. I have a family history of several health problems that can be linked to a poor diet and sedentary lifestyle, so I knew from a young age that I wanted to do what I could to age as gracefully as possible.

I have roots in bodybuilding, calisthenics, and nutrition training. I have used that knowledge to create a tried-and-true method for helping others create a long-lasting relationship with health and fitness. Teaching others how to keep their bodies strong, injury and illness-free for as long as possible is my passion. It would be such a shame to grow old without knowing what your body is capable of!

DM us to schedule a consultation!


3 Exercises In Every Pro Footballer's Training Program: #3 Pentagon Bar Squat/Press

The Squat/Press exercise is another pro footballer favorite! This structural exercise loads the spine and helps build joint strength and stability. That way football players can take the hits. This exercise helps improve the force that footballers can exert through their lower extremities.

The Pentagon Bar is a great piece of equiptment because the spinning handles reduce the impact on wrists, shoulders, and elbows. That way footballer's can safely move closer to their 1 rep maximum.

Pentagon Bar Squat presses are excellent compund exercises for anyone to perform. However, proper form and mechanics with this exercise is VERY important for safe performance. Our RTB trainers can help you reach your potential safely!


3 ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—œ๐—ป ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟโ€˜s ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ: #2 Trapbar Deadlifts

Performing deadlifts allows pro footballers to strengthen their posterior chain (muscles of the back, glutes, and hamstrings). Perfomring this exercise close to their 1 rep maximum builds explosive strength. That way football players are quick and powerful off the line when the ball is snapped.

We love utilizing deadlifts and many other exercises. If youโ€™ve never tried it, talk to your trainer about incorporating it into your workout!


3 Exercises In Every Pro Footballer's Training Program: #3 Romanian Deadlifts (RDLs)

Performing RDLs allows pro footballer's to strengthen their posterior chain (muscles of the back, glutes, and hamstrings). Perfomring this exercise close to their 1 rep maximum builds explosive strength. That way footballer's are quick and powerful off the line when the ball is snapped.

We love utilizing RDLs and many other exercises. Next time you train with us, talk to your trainer about trying it out!


This month is American Heart Health Month so it is time to bring awareness to cardiovascular health and encourage all of you to implement heart healthy habits! With heart diease consistently ranking high in the all-cause-mortality category, it is important to take your heart health seriously. Regular exercise and a healthy diet are essential to cardio health. Be kind to your heart โค๏ธ


Reach your 2022 at RTB Training Studio! Our trainers are experts in safe and effective exercise performance and mechanics. DM us to try our FREE intro session to learn how to build a stronger, healthier body!


Reaching your 2022 fitness goals just got a lot easier. Schedule your intro session today!


Heeeeeeโ€™s baaaaackkkโ€ฆ and he brought his friends tooโ€ฆ

Happy Halloween from Raise The Bar Training Studio! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป


Heeeeeeโ€™s baaackkkโ€ฆ and he brought his friends tooโ€ฆ

Happy Halloween from Raise The Bar Training Studio! ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ


Whoโ€™s ready for the holiday weekend?!


It was a pleasure having train at our studio ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ


Celebratory pyramid after an intense workout! Work hard, play hard ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ


Hey everyone! Check out our Instagram Live Webinar Workshop on March 20th at 10am ๐Ÿ–ฅ hosted by our very own in-house Physical Therapist, AJ Kimmich ! He will be joined by Brittany Kaiser to discuss how certain exercise techniques ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธand proper nutrition ๐Ÿฅฆ๐ŸŽcan help fight against Arthritis. Be sure to tune in!


Checkout our FREE lower back pain workshop on Saturday, January 23rd!

Our in-house Physical Therapist, AJ Kimmich, will be hosting this event for anyone interested.

Availability is limited so please message us to reserve a spot. Masks will be required.

Take care of your lower back pain for good in 2021!


Doctor in the House
We would like to welcome our very own in-house Doctor of Physical Therapy into the studio. His name is Dr. AJ Kimmich PT, DPT.
He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine and specializes in the rehabilitation of the active adults.
Dr. AJ can help you with any aches, pains, strains, or serious injuries you may have. He will help guide you back to safely weight training again after any injury and keep you on track with your fitness goals.

All Raise The Bar clients receive a 10% discount for all single visit and package purchases in the month of January!
Make 2021 your most pain-free year ever!
Follow this link to get started today!


Wishing everyone a safe and happy thanksgiving from your RTB family! ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‚


Stay active this holiday season at our Private Training Studio while avoiding crowded gyms. With a minimal client capacity and strict COVID-19 protocols, our clients can feel safe and comfortable receiving personal training sessions at our private facility.

Follow the link in our bio to schedule a free consultation today!


Happy Halloween everyone! ๐ŸŽƒ

Timeline photos 08/19/2020

We are officially approved to reopen indoors! Thank you all for the continued patience and support. We will continue to enforce our COVID-19 safety protocols as we return to regular operation. Looking forward to see you all again!

Photos from Raise The Bar Training Studio's post 03/17/2020

STUDIO UPDATE: Please read the information in this post!
We will keep you updated with any new information.

Timeline photos 02/10/2020

Meet our new trainer, Nic Toben!

Nic has been a Certified Personal Trainer for over 10 years. He has his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as a USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach certification. Born and raised in Iowa, he grew up playing sports and was drawn to strength and conditioning at a young age to improve his athleticism. He attended the University of Northern Iowa as a Track and Field athlete and received his B.A. in Health & Physical Education in 2013. Nic also has experience working in physical therapy centers and is a former group fitness instructor at Orangetheory Fitness.

Timeline photos 01/30/2020

Client David repping RTB on his vacation to Anguilla!

Timeline photos 01/11/2020

Wishing a happy birthday to our amazing trainer Brian! ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‰

Timeline photos 12/23/2019

Happy Holidays from the RTB Training Studio Family! ๐ŸŽŠโ˜ƒ๏ธโœจ

Timeline photos 12/12/2019

End of the Year Special for all NEW CLIENTS!

Sign up today to lock in our special offer! Register on Mindbody today! (link in bio)

Timeline photos 11/15/2019

Exciting news! Our annual Thanksgiving Morning Workout is BACK! We will be hosting a FREE 1 hour workout from 9am-10am on Thanksgiving morning (November 28th). All current clients and new clients are welcome! Bring your friends and family and join us for a fun circuit training style class before enjoying your delicious Thanksgiving feast!
You can sign up on our website or find us on Mindbody! Walk-ins are also welcome!

Timeline photos 11/12/2019

Meet our November Client of the Month, Kelly Lannan.

Kelly has been our client for over 8 months and from the beginning has consistently come in bright and early for his sessions. He always pushes himself by giving 110% every workout and this can clearly be seen by his progress. Adding an average of 20 lbs on every major lift in the past couple months, his work ethic is matched by his desire to push the limits of what his body can do. His consistency and dedication is a clear testimony of his character and approach to life. Thank you Kelly, for embodying what our studio represents and for continuing hard work!

Timeline photos 11/04/2019

Meet our newest trainer, Alex Digaudio!

Alex has been a Certified Personal Trainer for 6 years. He received his BS in Psychology from the University of Arizona and received his NASM CPT certification shortly after. He is also a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and believes that nutrition is the key to maximizing one's fitness routine. Alex has a passion for fitness, body building and nutrition, and he strives to help individuals achieve his or her ideal physique and health/fitness goals.

Our Story

Raise The Bar Training Studio is the Premier personal training studio in Old Town Scottsdale. All of our trainers are certified and have years of experience in the fitness industry. Through private and personalized 1-1 sessions, we work with you to exceed your fitness goals. Our trainers will even help you stay on track when you are training on your off days from RTB Training Studio.

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4300 N Miller Rd
Scottsdale, AZ

Opening Hours

Monday 6am - 8pm
Tuesday 6am - 8pm
Wednesday 6am - 8pm
Thursday 6am - 8pm
Friday 6am - 8pm
Saturday 6am - 4pm
Sunday 8am - 6pm

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We would like to welcome you to our playground. That's right, we view our club as your playground where you can come and get away from the stress of the day. Think of it as your recess. Improve your well-being, learn from our staff, and have fun!