Coaching, Inspiration and Motivation for Fitness, Health and Happiness
Real People Fitness

It's all about ageless fitness and health

Simple, Easy and Effective Solutions, Motivation and Inspiration To Help YOU Live Well at Any Age!

Hi, we are Dave and Peggy Stevens and Kim Gibbs and we'd like to welcome you to RiversZen where our goal is to teach you simple, easy and effective solutions that will help you to move better, stay healthier and to be happier than you were 20 years ago!

Here's our story, the reason why we started RiversZen and how RiversZen will work for you.

In our mid 50s, we found ourselves breaking down physically. That breakdown was having a negative impact on our ability to enjoy life. Between the multiple surgeries and the numerous drugs our doctors were recommending, the future seemed bleak. We had watched as friends and family went through multiple surgeries, took numerous medications and yet still spent their later years suffering from extreme pain, unable to move well or to enjoy any quality of life whatsoever.


We swore that would not happen to us, that we would not age as poorly as our parents and friends had.

In 2007, after much study and testing multiple concepts for years, we discovered that there were indeed simple, easy and effective solutions where we could actually reduce and eliminate pain and stiffness from our lives. In fact, in our late-60s we move and feel better and are much happier than we were in our 20s and 30s!

Our hearts told us that we needed to share our discoveries with as many as possible so we opened our first RiversZen Studio in 2012. Our goals were and still are quite simple:

1) To provide the training, leadership, support and community to help people to move well and to live well the rest of their lives. 

2) To create classes and courses where these simple, easy and effective solutions could be presented in a highly synergistic and fun atmosphere. 

3) To offer individual sessions to isolate and go deeper into a person's individual issues. To help anyone who desires to achieve the same amazing results.

In 2016 we started our online community (RiversZen Online) to reach an ever expanding group of like minded people who are sick and tired of being sick and tired.

That's it in a nutshell. Our dedication is to helping you succeed.

We hope you are someone who believes your life can be changed for the positive and that you can indeed live out your later years moving well, staying healthy and being happy.


About the Hosts

Dave Stevens

Owner, Master Trainer

My goal is to help you to become stronger, more flexible and pain free while moving and living with ease.

50 years of sports related injuries left me virtually crippled. The discovery of Ki-Hara "Resistance Stretching" literally saved my aching body. Strala Yoga and Strong Posture exercises were the keys to maintaining my new found health. I have a burning desire to share this "miracle" with anyone who desires a stronger, healthier body with less pain.

Co-Founder of RiversZen Studios in Oregon and Washington. Dave is a Certified Ki-Hara Master Trainer, Certified Posture Exercise Professional and Strala Yoga Guide.

Peggy Stevens

Owner, Master Trainer

Peggy's goal is to help you feel better in your body. Young or old we all want to live a pain free life for as long as possible. As much alike as we may be as humans, we are also very different. Different body structures, different histories, different genetics. She can help you find the path to your better body.

Co-Founder of RiversZen Studios in Oregon and Washington. Peggy is a Certified Ki-Hara Master Trainer, Certified Posture Exercise Professional, Certified Yoga Tune UpĀ® Instructor, Roll ModelĀ® Method Practitioner and Strala Yoga Guide.

Kim Gibbs

Manager, Personal Trainer

Kim is general manager of Riverszen and leads all of RiversZen's Butt and Gut classes with skill and expertise. If you want a great core workout in a room of supportive, like-minded people join her for YButt and Gut for sure! Kim also offers private Stretching Sessions. In each session she will help you to discover exactly what you need for improvement in everything from athletic performance to healing of injuries. Then she will perform a Ki-Hara Resistance Stretch to help you achieve fast and lasting results. Lastly you'll leave with tools for self care that will keep you strong and flexible in between your sessions.