Is Alcohol Sabotaging Your Fat Loss?

Is Alcohol Sabatoging Your Fat Loss? You’ve waited all week, now it’s time to play.  All of your workouts are completed, you nailed your diet, and your measurements for the week were great.  All the more reason to celebrate with a couple of cocktails, right?  You may want to think twice.  Depending on your goals […]

The Reverse Hyperextension

The Reverse Hyper is a piece of equipment that is underappreciated by many. Many gyms don’t have it, but it’s growing in popularity as its benefits become known. History Louis Simmons, power lifter and founder of Westside Barbell, created this machine in response to breaking his back in the 1970s. He refused surgery, which would […]

Our Blood Never Lies

Blood Work Checklist 1. CBC 2. CMP • Add fasting insulin 3. Cardiac Profile & Inflammatory Markers Blood lipids HBA1C HS-CRP Homocystein 4. Adrenal Stress & Cortisol • Adrenal Stress Profile (saliva): Cortisol x 4 (8 AM, 12PM, 4PM, 8PM) 5. Comprehensive Thyroid Panel Free T-3 Free-T4 total T3 totalT4 reverse T3 thyroglobulin TPO antibody […]

The Biggest Killer – Inflammation!

Signs that you are inflamed!  Bodyfat has a very dense, hard texture to it regardless of body fat percentage Skin folds are painful to take Skin takes on a very watery, almost blurry appearance Increase in scale weight without an increase in muscle mass or drop in lean mass Elevated insulin level High body fat […]

Sled Training

The sled… Arguably the most hated piece of equipment in the whole gym.  Your legs are burning, lungs are screaming for air, sweating profusely and oh yeah… YOU HAVE 3 MORE SETS.  Although this exercise may seem like a form of torture there is a method to our madness. While performing a backwards sled drag […]

Is Your Shampoo Making you Sick?

Are you dealing with unexplained health issues? Are you struggling to lose body fat? Well, the cause could be as simple as what is in your shampoo bottle. Environmental toxins or environmental estrogens, as they are often referred to, could be disrupting your endocrine system and causing a host of problems. These toxins can be […]

Menopause What To Do?

I have been talking with numerous women about their bouts of struggle with perimenopause, menopause and post menopause. Most women when going through these stages are trying to get reacquainted with the body they have gotten so used to. Things women could easily do, now become more laborious and food they could easily eat before […]

How To Sleep Better

In Review: 1. Keep all forms of electronics out of the room. TVs Computers iPads Cell Phones/Home Phones  2. Set up your room like a bat cave. Make the room as dark as possible Cover windows Cover all lights from devices (alarm clock, etc.)  3. Minimize clothing while sleeping. Take all forms of jewelry off […]

The 21 Day Food Elimination Fix!

Food Elimination Guidelines Why do a 21-day Food Elimination? To set up enzymes for fat burning To improve detoxification To lower antibodies to possible food sensitivities To lower inflammation What can I eat and drink? Water Unlimited animal protein (every meal) Unlimited cruciferous vegetables (every meal) Increase healthy fats with every meal (coconut oil, any […]

Is Intermittent Fasting Right for Me?

Intermittent fasting has become a popular topic as of late but isn’t all that new. Humans have fasted for most of history, whether it’s during the typical overnight period more, extended periods of food scarcity or for religious reasons. So let’s clarify what intermittent fasting entails and if it is suitable for your life. What […]

The Defining Power of Grip Strength

The importance of grip strength goes beyond just being able to hang on to something or open a jar. Grip strength at some point needs to take priority in ones training in order to break through plateaus and avoid injuries. After all, grip strength is a strong indicator of overall health. Grip strength as an […]

How to Prevent & Rehabilitate Knee Injuries

Watch this video as coach Nick Klein explains how to prevent and rehabilitate knee injuries. This is one of the many reasons why Body By Choice  is Grand Rapids leading Personal Training Studio! You are biochemically different, in order to be most effective you need a fitness plan that meets your unique biochemistry, goals, limitations […]

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Tyler Meade
Tyler Meade
23:12 04 Apr 19
Phenomenal fitness center. Great people. If you're looking for a gym that will give you the individual attention that YOU deserve, this is the one.read more
Tina Iacovoni
Tina Iacovoni
10:17 04 Apr 19
I can't say enough about Nathan and Body By Choice staff. They embrace and welcome you along with helping you achieve physical goals you never knew you could. The positive environment and having the one to one with a skilled trainer makes all the difference. Nathan and the other trainers are so very knowledgeable in their field of expertise which has allowed me to enjoy training. The benefits are priceless with my increased energy level and ability to focus more in my day to day life. They embrace the full spectrum of optimal health from eating behaviors to stress relievers and what it takes to become the best you could possibly be and feel. Thank you all Body by Choice trainers, especially Nathan who keeps me on track.read more
Stephen Floyd
Stephen Floyd
12:31 01 Apr 19
Super happy with my experience here. It’s a comprehensive program. They have great trainers and really nice facility. Highly recommended.read more
Alex Overbeek
Alex Overbeek
16:44 30 Mar 19
I came to Body by Choice knowing very little about working out or nutrition. I have about a month left in my program and I have learned A LOT. Andy does a fantastic job of teaching you the exercises and keeping you on a schedule that keeps you on your toes. No boredom here and certainly no room to slack off!! Tiffny has been super helpful in helping me with my nutrition plan and keeping me motivated by going over my body measurements. Can't say enough good things, keep up the good work!!read more
Randy Amyuni
Randy Amyuni
22:54 19 Jan 19
12 weeks ago, I joined BBC to gain strength and lose fat. I had major surgery in July of last year that left me very week. I met with Nick and put a plan together for nutrition and exercise with measurable goals. I’ve worked very hard under the watchful eye of Ann Marie, and met all my goals. I not only don’t want to lose what I gained, I want to take it to the next level. All of the staff at BBC are so supportive, it really is something I look forward to. I never dreamed that at 62, surviving lung cancer, I’d be in the best shape of my life. So now I reach higher. Great facility, people and program.read more
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