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 […]

The Secret To Beating Stress: Gratitude

Grateful Log A simple journal that clears your mind and lowers cortisol for a better night’s rest. It leaves us with a positive outlook on life reinforcing that you deserve good things, which will set you up for success. If you are mindful of being grateful, focusing on the positive and being a blessing to […]

How To Enhance Your Child’s Development

Every parent wants the best for their children; to be as intelligent, athletic, charming, and as well mannered as possible. Someone once told me that how well your children turn out is a direct reflection of how well you parent. How can we set the table to give children the best opportunity to succeed in […]

Three Stretches To Improve Your Squat

Many people struggle with getting depth on their squat. The most typical issue we see is tightness in the hips, calves, quads or hamstrings. Let’s look at three different stretches that may help push you to greater depth: Stretch #1 First, try targeting hip flexors and quads. Squeeze your glutes and push your hips forward […]

Goal Setting

Getting The Most Out of 24 Hours When it comes to goals in training, or life in general, everything comes down to what steps you take each day to achieve your goals. Our team here at Body By Choice has been discussing goal setting, and how we can continue to work with clients to create […]

Feeling Tight? Get Moving!

Do you ever feel tight the day after a hard workout, sitting at a desk all day or being in a car for an extended period of time? Most of us will likely feel tightness of some kind after any of these. After a workout or a weekend of working on the house, you may […]

Understanding Mindfulness

“The awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment to moment.” -Jon Kabat-Zinn This past winter I had the opportunity to take a class at the Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness to learn more about this way of thinking and living. The center […]

Should I Use Creatine?

It’s time we clarify creatine. For the past few decades creatine has been tossed around as either an unsafe and risky product or one the most beneficial health supplements ever to be produced. Let’s dive into the research to debunk the myths and establish the facts. What is creatine? Creatine is a mixture of three […]

The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

What if I told you that there is a drink that can aide a multitude of issues? A drink that can encourage weight loss, strengthen weak bones, assist in alkalizing body acids, improve sinus issues, can heal a sore throat, eliminate dandruff, high blood pressure,acne, warts and much more¹… Yup, it’s true! Apple cider vinegar […]

Use Volume To Boost Muscle Gain & Strength

Volume and intensity are vital to any effective weight training program. What is volume exactly? Simply put, it is the total amount of weight you are moving in a complete set. For example, 4 sets of 10 reps on the bench press at 185 lbs equates to 7,400 lbs of total volume (4 x 10 […]

How To Stay In Shape On Vacation

Don’t allow vacation mode to sabotage your weight loss goals. While traveling is fun and relaxing, it can often hinder our consistency for weight loss and/or strength training. The weather is warming up and that means summer vacations are near. A lot of people will go to hotels, resorts or cottages and that simply don’t […]

"5 Stars!"

Brigid Kloostra
Brigid Kloostra
10:57 09 Jul 19
I have been at BBC for almost a year. I have worked out with multiple trainers and they all bring something different to the session. Top that off with the nutrition help I have received and this place offers a total package customized specifically to me. My arthritic knee has never felt stronger. It's been an amazing experience, I highly recommend BBC!read more
Lauren Baer
Lauren Baer
17:00 28 Jun 19
Weekly training sessions at BBCT over the last year have been a crucial part to my strength development and lean muscle gain! Taylor's motivation and careful program planning has kept me focused and allowed me to realize my body's full capabilities as she pushes me for one more rep - something I would've given up on if I were by myself. Up until a year ago, I have always just trained individually and certainly continue to do so, but have found that even a weekly session has been incredibly beneficial with regards to reaching my fitness goals.read more
Hannah Gerwin
Hannah Gerwin
16:54 28 Jun 19
BBCT is AMAZING. Such an accommodating and friendly space to exercise. They guide you so well. The staff are amazing, the workout plans are challenging but fun, and it’s never too crowded. I love my trainer Stephanie! Check this place out!read more
Sabrina Wadood
Sabrina Wadood
02:20 28 Jun 19
I have been working with Taylor for about 4 months now and I’ve never felt more motivated and excited about working out -and these workouts can be intense! - as I do when coming here. I’ve seen and felt so much improvement, physically and mentally by pushing myself and having that support system to keep me going even when it gets tough. And it’s not just Taylor but all the other trainers and clients are supportive and friendly too. It’s also super awesome to hear my friends and family comment about how they have noticed how much better I’ve been looking and feeling lately since I’ve started training here! Highly recommend!!read more
Shane Anstett
Shane Anstett
12:26 26 Jun 19
I chose BBC based off of google reviews back in the spring. Their website was highly intriguing as well as their reviews, and for good reason. All of their trainers are extremely friendly, helpful and supportive. Their combination of professionalism, knowledge and kindness sets them apart from other gyms. Not only do they help you out with training but they also have a nutritionist who helps you with choosing better and healthier meals. If you have any questions about shakes or supplements they are more than happy to help you, however they never once pressured me into buying them. Just going to the sessions twice a week with a trainer and eating healthier, they helped me lose 20 pounds in 12 weeks! All while gaining muscle and feeling stronger every week. It is on the pricier side, but they have different plans that you can ask about and surely afford. Ultimately, you’re not only investing your money into the company, but into yourself and they will guide you every step of the way to help you meet your goals.read more
Mary Jo Drueke
Mary Jo Drueke
20:13 12 Jun 19
I have an excellent, knowledgeable trainer that works with me weekly and designs new workouts specifically for me. I have built so much strength in my body that I had lost for a long time, more than I had hoped for as I had worked with other trainers before without these results. And my positive results are evident in my medical assessment - my Doctor is very pleased with my numbers! Annamaire is a pleasure and joy to work with and has made a real difference in my life.read more
Evan Bushong
Evan Bushong
15:00 11 Jun 19
Staff is great and really knows their stuff, gym is always clean and everybody is really friendly, haven't even considered going anywhere else to train since I started hereread more
barbara Harkai
barbara Harkai
14:23 11 Jun 19
As a “senior citizen” I was troubled with various signs of aging including lethargy, weight gain, dangerous falls and lower back pain when walking or doing chores. Nathan at Body by Choice has reversed all these symptoms and has given me a new lease on life. I was never comfortable in a gym environment and had no idea what I should do. Nathan and the “family” at Body by Choice erased my self-consciousness and made the experience something to look forward to. As a bonus, terrific weight and nutrition coaching is available from Tiffny, as well as on-line coaching. The change in my health is worth every penny. “When you have your health, you have everything.”read more
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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