New HIIT Class for Better Stamina, Agility, Coordination

Last week a certified fitness professional, Steve Gayhart, was driving by RaceStart, saw our sign, and decided to stop in. He began to talk about jump ropes and how he specializes in sport specific training. After a few minutes in conversation, Steve mentioned that he was coached by Don Race, my father’s cousin. When Steve walked through our doors, he hadn’t a clue that my maiden name was ‘Race’ and that I was related to his mentor and coach, Don Race. I have never had the opportunity to meet Don myself. However, during my younger years I did know his father, who lived across the street from me. Don’s dad, Ed Race, who I later learned was somewhat of a Bay View legend back in the in the day- I knew him as, ‘Uncle Ed’. When we first moved to Bay View, prior to the change of my last name, people would ask me if I was related to an Ed Race. In Bay View Ed was known for being a great football coach, guidance counselor, and for training kids and athletes to move better and train better with his jump rope style training programs. After Ed Race had passed away, I learned that Ed’s son, Don, had followed closely in his footsteps. Today, Don has a patent for the ‘super speed rope’ that he designed and crafted after his military days. Steve went on to tell me that Don Race and his jump rope training program played a significant role in his career path to becoming the fitness professional he is today.

As Fate Would Have It

After speaking briefly with Steve, I immediately felt a connection, almost like I was chatting with a family member. I am excited to announce that Steve will be starting a jump rope program that is exclusive to RaceStart. No other gym is doing anything like this!

The most exciting part is that this is something that has been in my family for generations and it somehow stumbled into our gym.  I am honored and crazy excited to welcome Steve into our RaceStart family as a coach. I look forward to learning and building a strong community together.

Steve will be teaching ‘Rope Race’, Wednesdays at 6:00 P.M. and Sundays at 10 A.M. (class is included with membership).


New Class ‘Rope Race’ Description

This is a HIIT class designed to improve coordination, balance, agility, and stamina. If you have never touched a jump rope before, don’t worry. Everything can be scaled.

Our Rope Race class will continue to challenge and evolve with you as your your skill level improves. If you’re interested in developing your speed and quickness, or just looking for a fun way to spice up your cardio workout, THIS IS IT! Whether, you love to run, or hate it, this is the class for you. Your running will improve without actually running! That’s a win for me.

Rope Race is taught exclusively at RaceStart Training by coach Steve Gayhart. Everyone is required to use the ropes provided by the coach. These ropes are made to move fast, with metal ball bearings, and heavy/durable plastic handles.These handles combined with the speed cable, crank up the intensity level of any workout. As a result, your shoulders and legs will lite up!

The specialty rope that we use in class is called the super speed rope, and is patented by my dad’s cousin, Don Race.

 FREE ‘Pop Up’ class, Sunday, October 28th at 10 A.M. – 11 A.M.

Register online. You do not have to be a member to attend.

Morning Classes With Bryan

Hello Warriors!

Please welcome Bryan Falk-Steinmetz to our RaceStart Team! Bryan will be teaching our NEW MORNING CLASSES, “Koffee+Kettlebells”! Which start Thursday, September 29th @5:30AM.

Bryan is a strong athlete and an overall “stand up guy”. He’s  an excellent asset to our gym community; his enthusiasm and passion for health and fitness is apparent is everything he does! Over the last month there’s a good chance you might have already seen him around the gym. Bryan has been participating in our group classes to become familiar with RaceStart’s  programming, the facility, and of course all of you athletes! We are very excited to have you Bryan, and look forward to your future with RaceStart 🙂

Click below for more info on our class schedule and programs.

Meet Fitness Coach, Bryan Falk-Steinmetz


“Hi, I’m Bryan Falk-Steinmetz. At RaceStart you’ll find a healthy, welcoming community.  Anyone who wants to have fun, get motivated, and work hard will fit right in! If you’re interested in personal training or seeking more guidance with Kettlebell movements I’d be happy to help!   I look forward to hearing from you.”

For additional information on Bryan and his background in Heath and fitness, click on the button below.

Bryan Falk-Steinmetz
Professional Trainer

Jordan’s Back with a NEW CLASS

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Hi warriors! I just wanted to give a big shout out to Jordan Griffin and welcome his return to coaching at RaceStart! We are excited to have Jordan on our team as well as seeing his charming smile back at the gym! 
Jordan will begin coaching a noon class every Tuesday and Thursday, starting THIS WEEK! Again, RaceStart is lucky to have Jordan and we look forward to seeing him around the gym more often 🙂  




Our boxing classes take place in an intimate setting of up to 5 people and is led by instructor and Professional MMA fighter, Jordan Griffin, who is currently ranked #1 (145lb weight class) in Wisconsin and King of the Cage!

Cardio combat will teach you proper boxing technique and movement that the professionals use and will help you develop speed, agility, coordination and power. Each class consists of four rounds of 4 minute high intensity training. The first round consists of boxing, followed by circuit training and ending with shadow boxing and core finisher.

Contact Jordan at or (414) 881-5780 ASAP to schedule your class – Or just click on the button below!