I began this journey that has become my pursuit of health and wellness in September of 2015. At this point in time, I was a shell of the vibrant athlete that I was in my college years. This all changed when I met Rebecca Dotson and began working out with her “Reboot” fitness group. The changes I have experienced, both physically and emotionally, are nothing short of phenomenal. I have gone from not being able to perform as few as ten consecutive burpees, or run as few as two laps around the clubhouse, to being one of the top performers in our group. The energy, motivation, and comradery that I experience with the Reboot group and through one-on-one personal training with Rebecca on a daily basis has truly inspired me to continue pursuing my personal fitness goals. Looking forward to the future with all of the great ladies at Reboot!!!
My name is Misti Edmondson and I am a distance runner. Rebecca designed a cross training program for me to help make me a better runner. She really proved to me how important cross training is not only for better runs but to help prevent injuries. I truly loved training with her and she helped kick off my cross training and I keep it up now to this day. She is so very sweet but she will push you and help you get through the tough workouts she designs. I really miss working with her!! The only reason I don’t now is because of our locations.
I enjoyed the games and the benefits of getting stronger as the time went by and I went to each workout. My goal is to build more upper body strength and improve my volleyball skills. My training has made my serves stronger in a game and I’m glad there were workouts to help me with that.
I Met Rebecca during a running event and shortly after she worked me up several Strength Straining workouts to help me recover from an Injury. The neat thing was, all of these workouts didn’t have to be done at the gym. I was able to do these anywhere and they worked! She was able to customize the workouts based on my goals and my current abilities. Through her custom plan I was able to meet and exceed my short term goals and PR on my next marathon.
Rebecca Dotson and her Stronghold Fitness business is AMAZING! I love that I get to do my work-outs out of her house and not have to worry about sharing a gym with other people. Rebecca writes work-outs that best fits my body’s needs. Her motivation to keep me going is incredible! During my work-out session, she is by my side every minute. Rebecca makes sure that I’m doing my exercises correctly to get the best out of my work-out and to see the results I want to see. Her dedication and motivation is what keeps me going! Being a working mom with two young boys, it’s important to have someone willing to be flexible with my schedule. Rebecca always works me and my schedule to make sure I don’t have to miss a work-out. If you are looking for a great work-out with great company, Rebecca Dotson is your girl!
I am 59 years old, and have been exercising for about 35 years. I was able to take my workout and health to whole new level when I met Rebecca Dotson. I have taken her group classes – which she instructs with an amount of energy and joy that is contagious – as well as getting one on one training from her. Rebecca made me look forward to our workouts and pushed me to a new level of fitness. If you are looking for someone to help you accomplish your goal of fitness and then some….Rebecca will deliver!
The kids Running Club has been an awesome thing for my son. The days he goes to club are the best days of our weeks. He is more relaxed and less stressed, we have little to no conflicts over chores or homework, and he seems to sleep better and start the next day better. I would never be able to motivate him to be that physical on his own. The Running Club uses games and personal goals to make the exercise fun. I wish Running Club were offered all year round and through the summer. We would definitely take advantage of it!
I trained with Rebecca in her Reboot classes for 2 years before having to put training on hold for medical reasons. I always thought training was so boring. But not with Rebecca!! She was so creative, both at working the same muscle groups and mixing it up, through varying exercises that I never got bored. She trains with as little as no equipment – just a kid’s jungle gym to stuff lying around in the garage to a TRX. I also struggle with self-image, but she continues to teach me to speak positively about myself, which increases my desire to do better for myself. Through her Reboot classes, I’ve seen her work with all levels – reluctant beginners to seasoned runners and fitness crazed men and women alike. She’s awesome! And now that I can no longer attend classes, she’s writing out 10k training plans for me. Rebecca is an incredible accountability partner, as well. She doesn’t just hand you a plan and leave it to you to do – she’s been there every step of the way asking for my times, how is my energy level and has offered to run WITH me. Rebecca builds a relationship with you to understand your needs and goals. She knows exactly how hard to push and when to do it! Now that I’ve found Rebecca, I won’t train with anyone else!
Rebecca is an amazing fitness instructor. I was a participant in her BodyPump class for a year at the YMCA. Rebecca is a great encourager and always acknowledged individuals in class. I miss her sorely.
I started a fitness class with Rebecca at a time when my metabolism was really beginning to slow, and I simply could not diet away fat. It even seemed that the exercise I was doing didn’t help. Rebecca gave me the inspiration and motivation to jump start a change in my physical health. If you take her class be ready for some hard core help. But don’t be too intimidated. She works with you and recognizes different ability levels in her class and seems to know just how hard to push each individual. Since that time, I’ve reached and maintained my desired body weight and am much healthier.
That interaction with Rebecca lead me to consider asking for help in another area of her expertise and that is working with children. Rebecca is a former elementary school teacher. While I was homeschooling, one of my daughters needed an extra outlet for physical exercise. We had tried various sports and other activities, but still needed something more. I asked Rebecca if she would consider holding a p.e. class for homeschooled students. She thought about it and in time agreed. We were so very thankful for that class! Rebecca kept the kids engaged for the entire hour in such a way that they really enjoyed the exercise, the interaction with Rebecca, and with each other. My daughter LOVED it and was always good and sweaty when I picked her up from class. My daughter is no longer homeschooled, but that class is one of the things that she really misses about homeschooling. I can’t say enough about how helpful Rebecca’s fitness classes have been for our family!
I took Rebecca’s TRX class at the YMCA from the beginning. It was all new to me and I wanted to take a class that was fun and also a head to toe workout. I learned so much from her by taking this class and it is the best workout class I have ever taken. She gave us lots of different options to help depending on our fitness level. I learned lots of exercises that I could do at home in between classes and when I was too busy to make a class. We all became friends in the class and I always looked forward to going. She made the class fun and worked our butts off at the same time. I am stronger physically and mentally after taking her class.
I have trained with Rebecca doing TRX and Bootcamp at UAH gym. She’s wonderful! She is always correcting form and always gives many options for workouts. She is mindful of people’s limitations, but you always get a great workout! I am currently pregnant and plan to stick with her through it and after the pregnancy!
Only one word for Rebecca Dotson, AWESOME! Her classes are very motivational, challenging, and fun! Rebecca takes time to know her clients’ strengths and limitations and suggests alternatives to fit your needs. Love getting fit with Rebecca!
Rebecca designed a workout for me tailored to my time limitations and specific physical needs. She started by corresponding with me about what I hoped to accomplish involving building my strength and flexibility and working toward a more desired weight. Since I wanted to exercise at home, she asked me about what equipment I had available and also inquired about what exercise regimen I was engaged in at that time. After her initial inquiries, she came to my house and evaluated me in terms of endurance, strength, flexibility, etc… and then worked through the workout in detail with me, observing me in the exercises to make sure of proper execution of them. She also conferred with a physical therapist, familiar with my limitations, on each exercise. Since I live out of town, she revisited my plan after several weeks and revised it, sending notes to me so I would have proper form. With both plans, she conferred with the therapist. I have found the workout to be effective as long as I was following through in a regular routine of three times per week in conjunction with other cardio-vascular exercise.
Her acute attention to detail and competency in developing a well-rounded routine while considering specific limitations has been a benefit to me. I highly recommend her services with any age group.
I have known Rebecca for a number of years and she is absolutely one of the most positive, energetic, and encouraging instructors I have ever had! She has always pushed me to do my best, and even provided an alternative exercise when I had issues that prevented me from doing the exercise the class was doing. She is wonderful as a trainer and it really shows that she enjoys her work. She is always there with a smile & is intentional about getting to know her clients and their fitness goals. I highly recommend any program she is leading!
Mrs. Rebecca is the best P.E. teacher ever! We always have fun, learn something new, and exercise HARD!
I worked with Rebecca for a few years at both South Huntsville YMCA and the University Fitness Center in her TRX classes. She was always my favorite teacher because she pushed me hard to reach my fitness goals in every class. She always held me accountable and never let me get away with excuses to slack. But she was always very encouraging and motivated. She really invests in her clients and cares about all of them. I saw the best fitness results when I was able to work with Becca. I highly recommend her!
I have taken group fitness classes for years. Rebecca is one of the best instructors I have ever had. She brings energy to the class every single time. Even pre-choreographed classes are somehow more effective when Rebecca teaches because she pushes me to work harder, add more weight and do more than I thought I could. Her dedication to health and fitness is contagious. She motivates me, but also makes it fun!
I have been doing Stronghold Fitness Reboot sessions for about a year and a half and I can’t say enough good things. As a single working mom finding the time and the motivation to exercise is challenging. But the Reboot sessions are not only scheduled at an optimal time for me, the workout is so rewarding I find I look forward to going. Some other trainers and gyms have been so challenging that I end up feeling like a failure and I would not look forward to going. But Reboot sessions are a perfect balance of challenge without being overwhelming. Rebecca works hard not only to make sure that each individual in the Reboot class gets personal attention and support but also to ensure that everyone gets a good quality safe workout. I have definitely gotten a lot stronger, more agile, and my balance has improved dramatically.
Rebecca was my trainer for a bi-weekly TRX class. I had a goal of revamping my life through fitness. I set a milestone that by years’ end I would complete the Spartan Trifecta, a series of rugged trail races that span 5, 10, and 14 miles with up to 40 obstacles. Rebecca brought so much mentorship, accountability, and motivation to my training that I was not able to just finish those races, I held more than my own. This is coming from someone who was a habitual couch lounger who was gassed after a 5K stroll. Rebecca was committed. She taught another class, body attack, right before TRX, but she never complained and was always present. I could count on one hand how many times she had to get a sub for the class in a year. She also brought humor and humility to the group, a true servant leader. Thank you Rebecca for helping me realize the potential I had locked inside. I’m confident she could do the same for you. That is if you’re up for the challenge.
I did the UFinish 5k Training. I had my doubts that I would be able to run an entire 5k in 10 weeks, but I did! Rebecca was always positive and encouraging, even when I was grumpy! She pushed me to give it my all and I’m so happy I made it and will continue to run.