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Ramp ‘N’ Rize opens in Sewickley

Ramp ‘N’ Rize opens in Sewickley

Alba Tull with her husband, Thomas Tull, on Saturday greeted guests at the ribbon cutting of her latest venture, Ramp ’N’ Rize, a boutique fitness studio in Sewickley.

“I have done every workout, and it was just the same old thing,” said Mrs. Tull, in explaining why she opened her own fitness center.

Joy Johnson, a celebrity fitness instructor, moved from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh to work with Mrs. Tull on creating Ramp ’N’ Rize.

“She taught me this method,” explained Mrs. Tull. “I am stronger and more balanced since doing it.”

Mrs. Tull designed the studio. “This is my vision to a T,” she said smiling.

Newlywed Pittsburgh Steeler Ryan Shazier, a share holder in the venture, was also on hand. He was married the night before.

“Alba and the Tull family have always been big supporters of me even before I got injured so when the opportunity to be shareholder came up it was an easy decision,” Mr. Shazier said. “I tried a few of these machines before, and I look forward to being able to work out and see how it impacts the community.” Thomas Tull is part owner of the Steelers.

Two donations were announced: one to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the other to the Spinal Cord Injury Program at UPMC’s Rehabilitation Institute in honor of Mr. Shazier, who injured his back during a Steeler’s game in 2017.

The staff did demonstrations on different programs offered at Ramp ’N’ Rize: the Ramp 40, a 40-minute workout that combines strength, endurance, core, cardio, balance and flexibility with every move and Rize 30, a 30-minute class of concentrated moves featuring the “Power Tower,” a low-impact machine that tones the entire body. Mrs. Tull said Rize 30 burns 20 percent more calories than a similar workout.

Actors Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello, who was raised in Mt. Lebanon, also joined the party.

[SOURCE: Pittsburg Post-Gazette]