The clients and athletes that I work with are wonderful. Their success is my success, and I truly appreciate that some of them have written testimonials below. Check back frequently as I continue to guide amazing people toward their goals!
“Coach Rufo was a find! His DISC method of coaching/teaching enables him to identify strengths and areas for improvement and use athletes’ unique personality traits to guide them to reach their goals.
The one size fits all coaching style (my way or the highway) is not part of his agenda. Assessment, teaching, encouragement, expectations and outcomes are what he is about!
Coach Rufo’s method of training the total athlete (mentally/physically) should be part of any serious athletes training regimen- regardless of sport.”
Pat M. and David M.
“Coach Rufo was first referred to us by a former US National Team member. Initially, Coach Rufo worked with my high school aged son who didn’t have a rowing coach but trained on his own. The tremendous success he had (he is now rowing for a Division 1 team) is because of the support, excellent training and motivation Coach Rufo provided him and still continue to provide as my son still is in contact 4 years later. Coach Rufo subsequently started working with my daughter, who trusts no one else to train and motivate her! And finally both my husband and I have worked with him to meet our own personal fitness goals. His workouts are creative and demanding and there hasn’t been a day where we didn’t leave feeling challenged and yet encouraged.”
“I’ve been following Coach Pat’s training program for two years. While I had a good training program developed over the years, he suggested adjustments with the physiological basis for them. I incorporated them into my training program and attribute my recent new age group world records to the benefits resulting from my enhanced training program.”
James W. Castellan – Fairmount Rowing Association, 2015 World Record Holder for 2k (70-74), and 500 meters (70-79) on the Concept II Ergometer.
“Pat is extremely knowledgeable about how the muscles of the body should work and very gifted at finding the reasons they might not be working as they should. Training with Pat has given me much greater levels of flexibility and stability, and eliminated areas of weakness and strain where I had literally years of pain (back & shoulder). Pat is very focused on each individual he trains. He works with you where you are, both in terms of level of fitness, and of how you’re feeling that particular day. The goal of his training is to improve your health. I have seen this personally. Through Pat, I have come to see I have more control over my health, aging, and fitness than I thought. I highly recommend him as a trainer who can improve your quality of life.”
“I’M OFFERING THE FOLLOWING OUTLINE OF MY THOUGHTS ON COACH PATRICK RUFO:
- HIGH LEVEL OF DEDICATION TO TASK
- POWERS OF OBSERVATION & ABILITY TO TRANSMIT OBSERVATIONS IN A POSITIVE MANNER
- ABLE TO COPE WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF WANTS/NEEDS IN THE ROWING COMMUNITY INCLUDING TECHNIQUE/STRENGTH TRAINING/FLEXIBILITY/DIET
- OFFERING PROGRAMS FOR IMPROVEMENT TO A DIVERSE ROWING POPULATION.”
“When my son met Coach Rufo, he was a high school sculler who liked rowing, but hadn’t made the commitment to optimizing his fitness in the off-season, nor had he decided if he wanted to row in college. Through his personalized workouts, his approach to achieving mental and physical toughness, and his constant encouragement, Coach Rufo sparked an interest in my son to aspire to a greater fitness level, and to commit himself to becoming a collegiate rower. As he went through the recruiting process, Coach Rufo proved to be an invaluable resource, especially with respect to approaching and communicating with coaches. My son now rows for a Division 1 team – something that seemed completely out of reach before meeting Coach Rufo. We are grateful to him for setting my son on a lifetime pathway to fitness by providing him with the tools and encouragement that allowed him to exceed his own expectations.”
“Patrick is a great trainer. I have been working with him twice a week for a year an a half, and in that time my strength, coordination, posture, and ease of physical activity in daily life have greatly improved. What I like about Pat is that he listens and responds to my personal goals, tailoring each exercise I do to where I am at that moment and my body’s particular “quirky” needs.
I have moved forward and continually and in surprising ways. Pat is smart, upbeat, and supportive. He has a big bag of tricks in his extensive knowledge about how the body works, methods of exercises, different ways to challenge each muscle, and how to say the right thing to motivate me.
He is personal training at its best.”
Rona S., Qigong Instructor, Hobbyist Dancer