Personal Fitness Training, Weight Loss, Fitness Boot Camps

Ray Porter - 563-676-6930

Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

Trains both men and women.

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  • Strength Building
  • Weight Loss
  • Martial Arts, Self Defense

Training Locations

  • home
  • gym
  • work
  • outdoors


  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer- 2008 First Aid Certified AED Certified

Personal Trainer Overview

Workout With Ray is about helping people achieve the body of their dreams while gaining more energy, living longer, and feeling better about themselves--and having fun during the process! We love teaching our clients about exercise, diet, and making the changes needed to live a happy and healthy life. As a Workout With Ray client, you will have a program designed just for you. What may work for your best friend, co-worker, or family member may not work for you at all. We'll teach you every aspect of your personalized program. We'll work together to create the changes needed in your life. Along the way, we'll routinely stop to evaluate your progress and adjust your plan to ensure you are reaching your goals. Our training plans aren't just about exercise. Most of us have never been taught the "proper" way to eat. And if you don't eat right, you aren't going to lose weight and keep off the pounds. Your personalized program will include training on the right way to eat and meal plans customized to meet your goals

Training Philosophy

I started Workout With Ray to help people reclaim their bodies and enjoy better health. I have helped athletes striving to make the varsity team, people desiring to run 5k marathon distances, baby boomers fighting "the inevitable middle-age-to-senior spread", new moms who want their pre-baby bodies back, and seniors who want to continue enriching their quality of life. I look forward to working with you to achieve your fitness goals!


B.A.- S.U.N.Y.@ Fredonia M.Div.- Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary


My name is Ray Porter. I'm the owner and head fitness consultant at Workout With Ray. I am an Aerobics Fitness Association of America (AFAA) certified personal trainer with years of experience working with clients to improve their health, fitness, and attitude toward life. Before starting to help people get fit and reclaim their health and their bodies, I was a Lutheran pastor. I have been an athlete my whole life, but it was during the years in my three parishes that I began to run and train on a regular basis. To date, I have competed in 10 marathons, including the Boston, New York (twice) and Chicago Marathons. I have run numerous half marathons and countless 5 and 10k races. In addition to training for the Boston Marathon in 2010, I also trained for, and completed, the Quad Cities and Chicago Triathlons while juggling a full schedule. I am first aid & AED certified. I have studied Kotosuha Shito Ryu Karate, Koga Ryu Kobudo and Katsa Ryu Kempo for 20 years and have earned the rank of 5th degree black belt and the title of Renshi Shihan.