Welcome to the Studio

Ruff Fitness training is all about developing core and functional strength. We take the principles of heart rate based cardio training and integrate strength to create a total body functional workout. We’ll teach you how to move in multiple planes, develop rotational power and improve flexibility through a whole new type of training!

We are a private training studio, working with clients of all ages and abilities. At Ruff Fitness, we train movements not muscles. We incorporate total body metabolic training into everything we do . Each workout includes: soft tissue / myofascial release, dynamic warm-up, metabolic acceleration (heart rate based cardio), and functional strength training.

Our trainers will make working out fun and motivational – every session is different and you’ll love the atmosphere! Choose from One-on-One Sessions, Partner Training, or Group Training. We don’t sell big packages- we take it a session at a time, that way we have to prove ourselves to you each and every session! We do not sell memberships – we focus strictly on training and designing specific plans for  your routine whether it’s in a gym, or at home.

What is Ruff Fitness?

Our Mission
Our Mission is to make every training session exceptional – a client should get more out of their workout than what the workout takes from them!
The Ruff-Fitness Philosophy
Within each of us lies tremendous untapped potential. We will progressively help clients reach their potential bringing out the greatness within!
The Ruff-Fit Promise
We are dedicated to helping you live a healthier and happier lifestyle. At Ruff Fitness, our trainers will change the way you think about working out. No longer will fitness be another chore. You will look forward to your sessions at Ruff Fitness, where we make training fun, inspirational and full of energy!

Training-The Ruff Fitness Way

Passion 100%
Energy 100%
Knowledge 100%
Experience 100%

Meet Our Team

Dave Ruff

Dave RuffOwner
Dave Ruff is a highly respected name in the fitness industry. Dave has over 30 years of experience working with clubs, trainers and clients across the country. In addition to being the owner of Ruff Fitness, Dave is the Director of Training and Development for ProFIT, Director of Cycling for NSPA, and a consultant for The Club and Spa Synergy Group. Dave is a graduate of SUNY Cortland with a BS in Exercise Physiology, a Masters in Health, and multiple certifications through N.S.P.A. and TRX Suspension Training. A life long competitive athlete, Dave has completed 5 JFK 50-mile ultras, over 25 marathons and is currently one of the top Xterra age group triathletes in the nation. Dave is well known for his innovative approach to fitness and personal training. Dave’s passion and energy will guarantee you never have a dull workout- with Dave there is always something new!
Sue Fahey

Sue FaheyOwner
Sue Fahey has been a competitive multi-sport athlete since 1977. A graduate of Shippensburg University, Sue was a standout on the varsity lacrosse team. Sue has competed in numerous races including the grueling Catoctin 50K Ultra Trail Marathon, Freedom Run’s Marathon, several half-marathons as well as sprint tri’s. Sue is certified through N.S.P.A, TRX Suspension Training, and is a certified Mad Dog Spinning Instructor. Sue is involved in youth sports and for the past 7 years has coached several lacrosse teams (at the same time!) As an accomplished trainer, Sue has helped a wide range of clients achieve their goals- from the older client with physical limitations to the competitive athlete, Sue is sure to help you find your inspiration to get fit!
Chookie Karlen

Chookie KarlenTrainer
Chookie Karlen, a graduate in Psychology and Teaching from West Virginia University is a competitive athlete and sports enthusiast. Chookie holds certifications through N.S.P.A and TRX Suspension Training. She is currently a member of the USTA, playing women’s 4.0 tennis on teams  in MD and PA. Her PA team won the regions and advanced to nationals in October 2009! Chookie competed in local races and ran her first marathon (the brutal Freedom Run’s Marathon) at the age of 41! Chookie’s passion for sports and background in teaching enables her to share her love of sports among her clients
Christine Quantock

Christine QuantockTrainer
Christine Quantock has been a Certified Personal Trainer since 2005. Christine has experience specializing in back, shoulder, and knee care. She enjoys being outside whether hiking, running, bike riding and yes-even mowing her 3/4 acres of grass (with a push mower)! Christine states,“I am a person who wants everyone to know that exercise is what we need to do, the love for it will come! Exercise is not only to help you look good, but it helps with all the aches and pains. If you don’t fall in love with it for the way it makes you look, you will for how it makes you feel!”
Amanda Davis

Amanda DavisTrainer
Amanda Davis has been putting fitness first her entire life! Amanda grew up playing as many sports as she could- some days Amanda would be caught playing first base in her dance leotard as she rushed from practice to practice.  She continued to keep her plate full playing both volleyball and basketball for the Penn State Berks where she received her B.S. in Kinesiology in 2009.  The lessons learned on and off the court are what helped to shape Amanda into the determined and compassionate person and trainer she is today.  Amanda is a certified personal trainer through The American College of Sports Medicine, and loves helping her client’s live happier healthier lives with safe, functional, and fun workouts! 
Becky McJonathan

Becky McJonathanTrainer
Becky McJonathan, a certified trainer since 2010, brings a multitude of skills to her clients! She is a former state discus champion, a multi-sport athlete, and loves being outdoors in the mountains. Becky also raises free range organic chickens and vegetables. Becky believes in simple, quality, wholesome foods. Her kind, and gentle spirit along with strong determination are a perfect combination for helping clients achieves their goals!
Nate Golden

Nate GoldenTrainer
In 2014, Nate completed his undergraduate degree from Salisbury University as an Exercise Science student. Since his graduation he has gone on to complete his NASM personal training certification, as well as Ruff Fitness training. Nate’s education and passion for fitness and health will help clients stay motivated and inspired as they work toward their goals.
Julie Quelet

Julie QueletTrainer
Julie Quelet graduated from Frostburg State University with a degree in Health and P.E where she was a collegiate diver and swimmer. Julie is a NSPA certified Personal Trainer. She has coached gymnastics, diving, and running. Julie is the Executive Director and founder of Girls on the Run of Washington County, a non-profit organization aimed at building confidence through a healthy and active lifestyle. In her free time, Julie enjoys running, racing, setting goals, and promoting healthy & active lifestyles for kids and adults.
Kathleen Murray

Kathleen MurrayCycling Instructor
Kathleen Murray, Ruff Fitness Cycling Instructor, is certified through N.S.P.A. Kathleen is a graduate of Hood College specializing in Therapeutic Recreation. While attending Hood, Kathleen was a member of the Volleyball and Lacrosse teams. Kathleen is a sports enthusiast, USTA tennis player, adventure sports competitor, and has been an active cyclist for over 9 years. Kathleen’s cycling class, designed for people of all ages and abilities, is full of energy and fun!
Jennifer Weiss

Jennifer WeissLimber Llama Yoga Instructor
Jennifer Weiss, owner of Limber Llama Yoga and a 200-hour registered yoga instructor, received her certification from Ananda Shala in Frederick, MD. Her inspirational style of teaching is a balance of calming flow-yoga with attention to energetic alignment and a dose of humor. Jennifer came to the mat from the office chair, and strives to spread the goodness yoga has brought to her life. Breathe, laugh and grow as you experience yoga in Limber Llama’s light-hearted atmosphere.


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