Even though they are marketed otherwise, boot camps and most group classes focus mainly on fitness and performance endurance not weight or fat loss. They perform many repetitive unstable “functional” exercises to improve a client’s level of fitness or endurance. This is not the best way to change the look of one’s physique. Another downside to this approach is since many exercises performed are unstable (often technical) free weight movements they require very specific instruction. In the group class environment it is not possible for the instructor to pay the amount of attention required to each individual to ensure proper technique therefore injuries are a major concern.
At Sport Balance, even though I mainly focus on health and body image goals, a client’s level of fitness and performance will improve greatly too. Most exercises performed at Sport Balance are done in a controlled manner therefore reducing the risk of injury and ensuring isolation of the muscles targeted. This approach along with one on one workouts is the best way to change one’s body as quickly and safely as possible.
Gyms charge you a monthly fee then leave you alone to figure everything out. Most people that join gyms stop going after 6 weeks due to frustration from not seeing results and lacking an understanding of what to do to get into shape. They also are given no instruction on how they should eat in order to achieve their goals. Without knowing how and what to eat, a healthy body image will never be attained.
Sport Balance clients are never alone on the studio floor; they are coached, instructed and spotted every step of the way. A program is designed around the client’s goals, experience and any physical limitations. They are also given a customized meal plan and educated on how to eat properly to reach and maintain their goals.
Weight loss centres focus on one thing, WEIGHT loss. Weight loss centres like Weight Watchers, Herbal Magic, Jenny Craig, Nutri System, Dr. Bernstein’s, etc. show you how to eat less to lose weight. The weight lost with this approach is combination of water and muscle and possibly some body fat, with muscle and water often being the majority of the weight lost. This leads to a flabby shapeless body that still has a high percentage of body fat versus lean tissue. Without performing the proper type of exercise in addition to the right healthy diet healthy body image goals cannot be achieved.
At Sport Balance I focus on FAT loss, maintaining the client’s muscle mass as well as metabolism. I educate the client how to eat and exercise for their body, not how to eat less. This approach ensures the client will be able to have an easier time maintaining their new body. Fully understanding how to eat and exercise is the only way to stay in shape year after year.
To summarize Sport Balance is unlike anything else out there today – it is a fitness lifestyle studio. Everything is designed to make clients look and feel better than they thought possible.