Co-Founder, Thrive At Work, Fitness and Yoga Instructor, Personal Trainer, Motivational Speaker

Up Close and Personal

  • In 3 words I am joy, strength and love.
  • I believe in courage and conviction to TRY.
  • I am determined.
  • Enjoying the outdoors with my family and friends is a Saturday well spent.
  • Chosen color:  positively orange 
  • I love family.
  • Sunrise over sunset.
  • Must read:  "Oh The Places You Will Go" ~ Dr. Seuss
  • Favorite quote:  "Ability is what you're capable of doing.  Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."

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If the philosophies of optimal health could take physical form, they would look exactly like Richard Fudge, fitness trainer and wellness coach with over 15 years of experience.  Utilizing his mastery of knowledge on body mechanics, nutrition, and exercise, he develops and implements programs that tone, strengthen, and utterly transform bodies. Richard has long focused on the connection between mind, body and spirit to motivate people to do more than they ever thought possible.  His compassion and understanding of the human psyche have helped many make powerful and enduring changes to their lifestyles in addition to pushing their physical limits.  

Personal Mission:  To challenge others to celebrate a life of fitness and wellness by helping them discover what their own personal “best” might. Optimal health creates a great sense of confidence and joy, which radiates into every area of life.


  • ISSA - International Sports Science Association Personal Training
  • Pre/Post Natal 
  • ISSA - International Sports Science Association Group Fitness 
  • TYT 200 hour



How It All Began

For Richard it started with a passion for fitness and health that developed into a personal training business. Monumental challenges, a love for teaching and hiking the Appalachian Trail stirred a passion for adventure in Pam. Two kindred souls believed in possibilities and aligned two different passions into one vision.  A vision became a passion - educating, inspiring and empowering people to lead happier, healthier lives. The conversion of passions has become THRIVE Beyond Fitness.

First and foremost, we have compassion and integrity. We are a knowledgeable team with unequalled energy and passion. We are committed to educating and inspiring people to reach optimal well-being. Each of us brings a unique perspective along with a host of strategic relationships to our work. Our division of work changes from day to day and we trade off the lead role as needed and as desired.  We concentrate on different things but share the same clear vision of where we want to take the company.  We are a well-integrated, high performing team that is evolving all the time.  We succeed with our clients.