Rhode Island’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: 212 Health & Performance

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that 212 Health & Performance is a 2019 award winner for fitness centers in Rhode Island!

If you’re looking for a fitness center that will help you reach your goals and push you beyond your limits, look no further than 212 Health & Performance in East Providence.

212 Health & Performance has received more than 100 reviews with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a wonderful Rating Score™ of 96.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five fitness centers in all of Rhode Island!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I can’t say enough good things about 212 Health & Performance. Kerry and his team have created the most fun, motivating and energetic environment I have ever seen. It is truly more like a family than a gym. If you are ready to make some lifestyle changes and get back to your best self you can, I highly recommend you give 212 a try. You WON’T be sorry!!!” – Brian T.

Not Your Average Fitness Center

We wanted to learn all about 212 Health & Performance and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Kerry Taylor.

The first question we had for Kerry was what is it that sets 212 Health & Performance apart from their competition in Rhode Island. Here’s Kerry’s response:

“My thing is that you’re not just a number to us. We’re a family; we’re a community that is built off the 212-degree analogy. At 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees, water boils. With boiling water, you get steam, and with steam, you can power a locomotive. That is how we approach the fitness side of things. Our goal is to make sure we get our clients a little bit better each day they come in, and if you can get a little bit better each day, down the road, you’ll never know what you’re capable of because with that one degree of change means all the world in everything else.”

Kerry went on to add:

“We’re here to have fun. We’re not here to prove that we can get you exhausted and kill you. That’s not our goal. Our goal is to make you better the right way and make sure you’re not just a number. We know your name when you come in here. We know your face and everything else.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at 212 Health & Performance and how they work to make the world a better place. Kerry told us that he grew up as a skinny city kid, and when he moved to the suburbs of Mansfield, Massachusetts, he got involved in sports, training and working out. This opened up doors for him to get a scholarship to play college football and to eventually play in the NFL, which allowed him to become a high school football coach and give back to the community. His story shows people in his community that they can achieve anything they want. Kerry added:

“Because it allowed me so much in my life, I want to make sure I can give that back to people. I think working out is not just about getting in shape; it does so much more for you — spiritually and mentally, not just physically. I have kind of a crazy drive and insatiability to want to help people achieve whatever they’re looking for.”

Building Success Through Customer Service

Kerry attributes 212 Health & Performance’s strong online reputation to the fact that he and his team take pride in their customer service and they have a commitment to taking care of people and giving them service that they can’t get anywhere else, which leads to their members wanting to talk about them and promote them.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, 212 Health & Performance has gotten their name out there through community involvement and by focusing on taking care of their members:

“We are firm believers that, if you take care of the people, the people, in turn, will take care of you over time. That’s kind of our goal, and that’s why we take so much pride in our customer service and our family and our community.”

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation 212 Health & Performance has. Here’s Kerry’s expert advice for them:

“It’s not necessarily about you; it’s about the people you serve. …It’s more about the community and the people you serve, so you need to highlight those people and not the other way around.”

Congratulations to the team at 212 Health & Performance for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Kerry, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend 212 Health & Performance in East Providence. Visit their website today!

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