Today, August 12th, is my 47th birthday.  I’ve never been a fit person, I don’t care for exercise, and I’m not terribly focused on my body.  But for a 47 year old, I feel pretty terrific.  Nine months ago, I let a few close friends convince me to go to a CrossFit class at Rio City CrossFit.  I was able to complete about a third of the workout and my body felt like soggy bread afterwards.  I was sore for a week (I had been warned!).  But much to the surprise of most everyone who knows me, I kept going.  I don’t look like a body builder, nor do I care to.  CrossFit allowed me to lose 20 pounds, reshape my body, lose a few inches around my waist.  But what really keeps me going is the community.  I’m allowed to work at my pace, I feel 110% supported, and I am encouraged every time I go by friends as well as strangers-who quickly become friends!  A huge thanks to Coach Arthur and Heather Naldoza for offering the birthday gift of confidence and a CrossFit family.

Sandra Nevis


“Rio City Cross Fit is a great place not only to strengthen your body, but a great place to develop your mind. Great place to establish the proper mind setthat anything can be accomplished if you can think outside the box.  That the old attitudes that there is only one way to do things is wrong. They adjust the workouts to our level of fitness and by doing that we grow exponentially.  Great support all the way.”

Fernando Herrera



“I do not consider myself an athletic person, however, I joined Rio City CrossFit because a friend of mine wanted us to have a more active lifestyle.  I never could have guessed how much I would enjoy the workouts.  I actually look forward to them.  I usually get bored with working out after the first couple of weeks.  I have been going to Rio City CrossFit for over 4 months and I have not been bored with a workout yet.  Arthur and Heather are great trainers.  They encourage me to  go to my limits and then try to go a little farther.  The classes are fun and the people are great.  Since I have started I have more energy, strength, and endurance.”

Vickie Renner


Review from Ramsen W. 

Photo of Ramsen W.


These guys are awesome! I recently started working out at a crossfit gym down in LA, and have been hooked since. So naturally, during my visit to Sacramento this past weekend, I had to find a way to get my fix in. I called up Rio City Crossfit, and they were kind enough to let me come into their box and get a couple workouts in with them. Arthur and Heather were very welcoming and so was everyone else I met. I really hope more people in the greenhaven-pocket area come out and check this place out! Hopefully I can stop by again next time I’m visiting Sac!


  1. whooooooo hooooo rio city crossfit!!! the best =D
    I’m a hairstylist that does not like to sweat!!!! Since eating everything and drinking beer/liquor doesn’t help my girlish figure gain 30 poundsss! Did i say 30LBS!!!
    wow, since i joined rio city crossfit i’m curvy again at the right places!! lol i’m sooo glad Heather and Arthur are here to encourage me to keep going!! ” your strong anna! keep going go! go! go!” , said Arthur !! They are a great educators! Everybody gotta give it a try and you’ll be like me!! Loving box jumps, air squats, dead lifts, lunges, wall walks, and more! within 4 months I lost 21pounds and 4 dress size!! Come in and let your body get RESHAPE!!!!!

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