Member Spotlight: Mariela Olivares- Bikini Bodybuilder

Mariela Olivares has been a RCSC member since 2005 and decided to compete in bikini bodybuilding in 2016, at 40 years old. A full-time law professor and single mother to two daughters (who spent lots of time at the RCSC daycare), Mariela loves training as a stress relief and for the mental and physical challenges [...]

RCSC Member Climbs Mount Washington

Rock Creek Sports Club is so proud of member Sarah Pekkanen for climbing Mount Washington, New Hampshire last week   Known for having the most extreme weather in the world, this climb was a testament to Sarah's true grit! And how hard she worked to prepare physically for this challenge - thank goodness she had [...]

RCSC Breaks World Record

Exciting news from this past weekend's 100% Raw American Challenge Powerlifting competition! Rock Creek Sports Club member Bibi Campos Seijo broke the WORLD RECORD for deadlift, ages 40-44, weight class 148, with a lift of 321.7 lbs! Bibi's RCSC trainer, Devin Knox, also competed. Not only did Devin PR in deadlift (633 lbs) and bench [...]

Member Spotlight: Jeanne Liu – Powerlifter

When Rock Creek Sports Club Personal Trainer Zach Tolchin spotted member Jeanne Liu at the gym - he noticed her commitment to hard work . However, he also noticed that her workout routines were... "a little all over the place."  So he offered her a orientation session and a  couple of things became obvious right [...]

Member of the Quarter: Vernon Drew

In 2009, after turning 60 years old, Vernon Drew went to his doctor for a physical, and was surprised to hear that at 200 pounds, it was time to lose weight. “I got mad and decided to get even,” Vernon said, and he joined Rock Creek Sports Club, mostly because it was close to his [...]

FUNDRAISER for Footwork: The International Podoconiosis Initiative

Please join us for a FUNDRAISER on Monday, November 9th 2015 for Footwork: The International Podoconiosis Initiative. 8:30-10:30 am and 5:30-7:30 pm Meet Wendy Santis, a RCSC member and Executive Director of Footwork, and learn about “podo”. Podoconiosis, “podo”, is a form of elephantiasis or swelling of the lower leg triggered by prolonged exposure to certain [...]

Gino, Devin and Ashleigh at USAPL Raw Nationals!

Best wishes for a successful competition at the 2015 USAPL Raw Nationals to Gino Panamino-Castro, trainer Devin Knox (of Knox Power Company) and Devin's sister Ashliegh! Gino lifts tomorrow (Oct. 15), Ashliegh lifts Friday (Oct. 16) and Devin hits the platform Sunday (Oct.18). Follow the events with this link to live streaming:

Member of the Quarter: Joff Pincher

When it comes to making positive changes in your life, it really helps to have a good attitude, and anyone here at Rock Creek Sports Club will tell you that Joff Pincher has one of the best.  With his upbeat personality — along with his hard work and outstanding progress— Joff was an easy choice [...]

Meet Dr. Michael Manyak: RCSC Member, World Explorer and Author of New Safety Travel Guide – Lizard Bites and Street Riots

Here’s an interesting fact to get your day started — more people have been to outer space than have been to the Titanic. Even more interesting, one of those deep-sea explorers just happens to work out with you right here at Rock Creek Sports Club! His name is Dr. Michael J. Manyak , and he is [...]

RCSC Member Shares Her 85-Pound Loss Success Story in Bethesda Magazine

We are so lucky to have so many amazing members here at Rock Creek Sports Club! Not a day goes by where we are not inspired by all of the hard work and dedication we see from all of you here in the gym.  One those members is Jackie Judd, who recently shared her success [...]

Capitol Communicator Features RCSC Member Debra Silimeo

Here at Rock Creek Sports Club we love to share news about all the of the amazing accomplishments of our members, both inside and outside the gym! Just recently,  Debra Silimeo, member since 2002, was profiled in the e-magazine Capitol Communicator for her outstanding achievements in the communications field and as the executive vice president [...]

Rock Creek Sports Club – Powerhouse of Power Lifting!

Congratulations to the Power lifters of Rock Creek Sports Club!  Four Rock Creek Sports Club employees and three members competed in the USAPL Colosseum Push/Pull Challenge Saturday, June 14, 2014, with spectacular results!  Held in Columbia, MD, RCSC participants broke personal records and walked away with four medals!  Personal Trainer, Devin Knox  A strength and [...]

“Tales from our Near Future Book” Signing with Jackson Coppley!

Join us at Rock Creek Sports Club on June 23 from 5-7pm for a “Tales from our Near Future Book” Signing with Jackson Coppley! Jackson Coppley has always loved to tell stories. “"I used to make up stories for my kids when they were little," Coppley says. "And when I was dating my Ellen, I [...]

Meet the Member: Linda McKnight, Photographer

With Rock Creek Sports Club membership number #100, Linda McKnight jokes that she was a member here before the club was even built — “when it was just some guy in a trailer in the parking lot.” Fast forward many years later… Linda says never misses Rachel’s Spin Class or Hannah’s Yoga Class, and when [...]

Meet the Member: Author and Journalist Phil Dine

It seems like every day we learn about a Rock Creek Sports Club member who is working on a big project, achieving something amazing, or doing something wonderful for the community. Today we would like to recognize member Philip Dine, author of the recently released book, State of the Unions: How Labor Can Strengthen the [...]

RCSC Trainer and Member Competes in Powerlifting Event

If you work hard — it shows! That's the advice from Rock Creek Sports Club Personal Trainer Devin Knox, who managed to train not only himself, but also his sister, as well as Rock Creek Sports Club member Dave Lindoefer, to compete in the 2013 USA Powerlifting Equinox Open. The meet consisted of three events: [...]

Rock Creek Member Completes Tough Mudder

For those of you unfamiliar with Tough Mudder events, they are no joke. These events are "hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie." So you can imagine how proud we are of Rock Creek Sports Member and college student Lily Kehoe [...]

Meet the Member: Pulitzer-Winning Journalist David Wood

You may have seen Rock Creek Sports Club member David Wood around the gym. He, like many other members here, comes in as often as possible to build strength and endurance to keep up with a favorite hobby — in David’s case, Alpine Climbing. What you may not know about David though, was his recent [...]

Meet the Member: Playwright Michael Moss

Today we're speaking with Rock Creek Sports Club member Michael Moss. Michael is a playwright whose play "A Day of Atonement" will be on stage at the H Street Playhouse in Washington DC from June 28-July 1. Q: What inspired you to write a Day of Atonement? A: I was inspired to write the play [...]

Meet the Member: Talking with Author Sarah Pekkanen

  Today we're speaking with Rock Creek Sports Club member Sarah Pekkanen. Sarah's third book, These Girls, was recently published and is receiving rave reviews! On Monday, May 21, Sarah will be at Rock Creek Sports Club from 5:30-7:30 for a book signing. Copies of Sarah’s books, The Opposite of Me, Skipping a Beat, and [...]

RCSC Member Needs Your Help To Air His Documentary

"An Article of Hope is a powerful story of a journey of the human spirit. It is a story that reaches across generations, and needs to be told. Three men, born at a different time in history, whose lives are woven together by a twist of fate." Today we're talking to Rock Creek Sports Club [...]

Member Featured in Bethesda Magazine

Rock Creek Sports Club member Sean Fine was recently featured for his commitment to fitness in Bethesda Magazine. The article highlights his passion for photography, love of cycling and his dedication to staying in shape despite his hectic work schedule. Busy Bodies How do people who put in long days and sometimes uncertain hours manage [...]