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Very impressed by the professional treatment I received ordering my gear from Bodies by Akeem. The merchandise is good quality and I look forward to sporting it at the gym!Oct 23, 2019Review from Google
As a personal trainer myself I definitely recommend Akeem! He is very knowledgeable and has years of experience. Akeem will work hard at making you work hard, to get the best results!Oct 23, 2019Review from Google
Akeem is intense with his workouts but he wants you to get results. The first workout I was not prepared but I felt the difference the next time I worked out with him, I was able to endure more. So far its been good.Oct 23, 2019Review from Google
Akeem is a fantastic trainer.! His training style is unique and classy. He make the workout class fun and motivating. I highly recommend him for his knowledge on transforming bodies. He gives you great diet tips too. Do not just take my word, GO AND DO IT. I look forward for our future sessions too :)Oct 24, 2019Review from Google
Akeem tests and pushes your limit! Love training with him and recommend everyone to join training with Akeem! Although its tough, its definitely a challenge!Oct 26, 2019Review from Google
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pricing provided by Bodies By Akeem, LLC are golden. There are not hidden fees, initiation fees, or travel fees being charged to client who elect to train in the comfort of their home, office, or community recreational facility. More importantly, my rates are deliberately below market value because I believe having an affordable pricing plan will encourage more people the affordability at a personal trainer. For a complete breakdown of pricing, please visit my website at: bodiesbyakeem.com Group Training: $119/Month One-On-One Personal Training: $45/Hr (requires 1 year contract)
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Prior to working with a new client, I provide a free 30 minute free consultation. This gives the perspective client and myself a chance to interview each other. It's important that we are a good fit, if we are going to move forward as a team. During the interview process, we will go over your short-term and long-term fitness goal. In addition, we will touch on any chronic pains, medical conditions that may be an issue, current diet, and fitness stage. Additionally, we will touch on your commitment level to the journey ahead. That said, if it turns out that the client and I are a match, the next step is to setup a second meeting. During the second meeting, I will complete a thorough and comprehensive physical activity readiness questionnaire (PAR-Q) on the client. The PAR-Q is a simple self-screening tool used to assess perspective new clients who want to start an exercise program. All the questions are designed to help uncover any potential health risks associated with exercise. After completing your PAR-Q, the next step is to gather critical vital body composition information, such as body fat percentage, lean muscle, height, weight, and age, and etc. Next, we will talk about the "big elephant" in the room, Nutrition. Arguably the most important component in health and fitness is the fuel that we take in. Nutrition is essential if great results are to be expected. Essential nutrients are compounds that the body can’t produce or produce in large quantity. These nutrients must come from the food we eat. They are also critical for disease prevention, growth, and overall good health. Though I am NOT a registered dietitian, I can however help guide you with the basics of nutrition. The last two steps involves administering two critical tests to gauge the client's overall health. TEST 1: YMCA 3-Minute Step Test. The 3-Minute Step Test measures your aerobic (cardiovascular) fitness level based on how quickly your heart rate returns to normal after exercise. Obviously the fitter you are, the quicker your heart rate will return to normal after exercise. TEST 2: The Rockport 1 Mile Walking Test is a sub-maximal field test to estimate VO2 max in males and females ages 20 to 69 years. The participant is required to walk one mile (1.6 kilometers) as quickly as possible. The test is easily administered and is well-suited for sedentary and/or older individuals. VO₂ max is the maximum rate of oxygen consumption measured during incremental exercise; that is, exercise of increasing intensity. The name is derived from three abbreviations: "V" for volume, "O₂" for oxygen, and "max" for maximum.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Those in the fitness industry understands that the National Academy of Sports Medicine is the best when it comes to fitness certification of professional trainers. For more than 30 years, NASM has been setting the standard in fitness certification, continuing education, and providing solutions for the health and fitness industry. My personal training education and certification came from NASM. In addition, I am also a certified Youth Exercise Specialist.