I have been working out at Bigwood Fitness for just over a year and half. I am a mother of 2 and grandmother of 3. I have been so focused on my family that I neglected myself. At the start of my journey, I weighed 217 lbs. One night, while working out at the gym, I watched as people were going downstairs to the bootcamp class. Fitness trainer, Freddy Monjaras, was walking by and asked me to join his class. I told him maybe someday. Then, I thought to myself, “What am I afraid of?” I finally decided after Freddy asked me a couple times, “I can do this!” I knew that was my first step to getting fit. To date, I have lost 57 lbs and still attend Bigwood Fitness 5-6 days a week. I am grateful for the help, dedication, encouragement and knowledge that I have received on this journey to a healthier ME! Bigwood Fitness’ combination of diverse training methods, exercise programs, and challenging yet achievable goals, their professionalism, extensive knowledge and enthusiastic commitment to their work and ultimately their members provides the perfect scenario for success and sets foundations for a new healthier lifestyle. Thank you Freddy and Bigwood Fitness! You changed my life.
– Kim Menck
About the Author
Rob grew up in Meridian, Idaho an only (and wild) child. Interested in anything in front of him, his mother enrolled him in every sport she could to keep him out of trouble. 8 years of Baseball, Basketball, Wrestling, 3 years football and 14 years of Soccer. Rob was enlisted year around in sports. His love for sports and fitness evolved into being a personal trainer for Idaho Athletic Club and pursuing further education in fitness. Rob Moved to the Wood River Valley in 2002 with Albertson’s, and continued his care for sport and fitness by exercising at Blaine County Fitness while playing county sports. In 2011 Rob took his fitness to the next level when he and Co-owner Donnie Green bought the facility they trained in, becoming Bigwood Fitness. In 2013 while training at his local community center, home to Bigwood Fitness, Rob’s ACE certification as a personal trainer left him yearning for more than your average Boot camp. Referred to him by a good friend, he started his addiction with CrossFit by viewing and following CrossFit.com. Rob knew if he were to up the ante he would have to get certified. Shortly after enrolling, visiting, and passing his CrossFit Level One Trainer course he began to pursue coaching. He has been training and coaching at Bigwood Fitness and KDR CrossFit since then, and continues the evolution of fitness for himself and his clients. Rob continues to work as an Assistant General Manager of Albertsons Hailey/Sun Valley. This experience allows Rob to blend an economical nutrition style, group organizational skills, and coaching style of employees and students, with his approach to athletes at Bigwood Fitness and KDR CrossFit. Rob lives in Hailey, ID with his wife Lillian and dog Trigger. When not being a Grocer, training, or coaching, he enjoys being outside, Hiking, Snowboarding, and Fishing…and if the time is right, a tall glass of wine!