At Valley Fitness we believe in helping you find the type of workout that motivates you to make your fitness and wellness a priority in your life. Our small group training sessions are designed to progressively lead you to your goals.

Our mission is to help you attain and maintain your health and wellness goals, using time tested scientific and functional training principals.


"Renee Meyst is not just any personal trainer. I think of her as my knee trainer. A couple of years ago, I began having serious problems with both my knees. My rheumatologist told me my knees were shot and would need replacement. Renee immediately researched exercises that would strengthen the muscles in my legs and especially around the knees to get me prepared for the surgery. A year later, I finally decided to take the plunge and get the work done. I recovered from each of the surgeries (done 10 weeks apart) in record time and now am back to all my usual activities (walking, lawn bowling – soon I hope to go back to line dancing, something I haven’t been able to do for more than five years!).
I attribute that to Renee’s constant willingness to research and work with me to literally get me back on my feet. Perhaps the best thing that Renee did was to encourage me to expand the initial limits of my new knees – and all without being insensitive to what I felt I could do."
—Georgie Deno

Exercise is Medicine

Exercise is Medicine is a campaign to raise awareness of the tremendous positive impact physical activity has on wellness, not only through fitness professionals but the healthcare system as well.

Because physicians and medical group providers now more than ever will be held accountable for the outcomes of their patients, they will be forced to address Physical activity with all their patients or risk not having contracts with insurance providers.

  • Physical activity and exercise are shown to help prevent and treat more than 40 chronic diseases. Research shows that low level of physical activity exposes a person to a greater risk of dying than smoking, obesity, hypertension, or high cholesterol.
  • Active individuals in their 80's have a lower risk of death than inactive individuals in their 60's

Regular physical activity can:

  • Reduce mortality and the risk of recurrent breast cancer by 50%
  • Lower the risk of colon cancer by over 60%
  • Reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by 40%
  • Reduce the incidence of heart disease and high blood pressure by approximately 40%
  • Lower the risk of stroke by 27%
  • Lower the risk of developing type II diabetes by 58%
  • Be twice as effective in treating type II diabetes as the standard insulin prescription and can save $2250. Per person per year when compared to the cost of standard drug treatment.
  • Can decrease depression as effectively as Prozac or behavioral therapy.
  • Adults with better muscle strength have 20% lower risk of mortality (33% lower risk of cancer specific mortality) than adults with low muscle strength.
  • A low level of fitness is a bigger risk factor for mortality than mild-moderate obesity. It is better to be fit and overweight than unfit with lower percentage of body fat.
  • Regular physical activity has been shown to lead to higher SAT scores for adolescents.
  • In elementary school setting, regular physical activity can decrease discipline incidents involving violence by 59% and decrease out of school suspensions by 67%.

Everyday Fitness Ideas from the National Institute on Aging at NIH/

Celebrate how exercise can help you keep
doing what’s most important to you.

Strength and Balance is a 45-minute evidence based strength training exercise class for older adults. Most of the exercises are performed seated in chairs with a set of light dumbbell weights. As participants become stronger, they can “graduate” to using heavier dumbbells in order to challenge themselves even more.

There’s no dancing, aerobics or choreography to learn and we never get on the floor. Enrollment is open to men and women of all senior ages and fitness levels… simply work out at your own pace! Bring a set of 2 or 3-pound dumbbells, a stretch band and water to drink.

Click for Class Locations and Times.

Renee 760-751-8949 or

Swimming and Water Fitness

School of Fish Swimming Lessons for Adults and Children
Have you always wanted to learn to swim but could not get over the fear that may be holding you back? Let Renee your Water Safety Instructor get you past the fear and you will be swimming with confidence in a short time. Do you want to create a water workout including swimming but need some instruction on how to make your strokes and breathing techniques better? Click for schedule of classes.

Private & Semi Private Swimming Lessons
1-4 in a Session | Customized prices and scheduling!
Instructor: Renee Meyst, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. Call now to get on the schedule.

Water Fitness Classes

Water Fitness Testimonials
"I have never taken a water fitness class before because I never really learned how to swim. I decided to take Renee's class with my sister. We started in the shallow end and then made our way to the deep end with floatation rings. Not only was Renee's class a workout, it was unbelievably fun too. If you think water fitness is for an older crowd, think again. This is a totally fun class that will jump-start your fitness routine and get you in great shape FAST!!"
— Jane F.

"I was able to work with Renee in pool exercises prior to my knee replacement operation last spring and the pool exercises allowed me to strengthen my leg muscles which contributed to my successful recovery from the surgery. I am scheduled for my next knee surgery early this summer and hope Renee will be able to have classes so I can have the same level of success for knee # 2."
— Bonnie Mendenhall

All of our instructors are trained professionals.
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Renee Meyst at
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