Bodies By Akeem, LLC
Bodies By Akeem, LLC

Bodies By Akeem, LLC

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Introduction: Hello and welcome! My name is Akeem Disu. My fitness journey is one that began at a very young age. I was constantly competing with friends and neighborhood kids, and sometimes adults in all sorts of athletic challenges. Sometimes I would gamble my school lunch money in an athletic competition against those much older than me. And while I may not have been victorious every time, I won more than I lost. My share determination and stubbornness to always prove others wrong was my motivation to compete. And that fire still burns in me today. I have a passion for helping people become a better version of themselves. My hope is to get as many people from a precontemplation stage to maintenance stage of exercise. And if I am successful in doing so, then they can start to enjoy the benefits of a better health, while drastically reducing the risk of various chronic diseases affecting millions of Americans. Have a look at these disturbing statistics. Chronic diseases, such as asthma, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, are widespread and rising dramatically in the United States. Chronic diseases accounts for 70% of the deaths in the United States. Currently, 66% of Americans older than age 20 years of age are overweight. Approximately 34% of Americans are obese (that’s 72 million Americans). Another condition affecting nearly 23 million of Americans is diabetes. When I decided to exit automotive industry after 15 years, both as a sales professional and as a sales manager, it wasn’t an easy decision. Walking away from a 6-figure guaranteed annual income wasn’t easy, but I wasn’t happy nor was I fulfilled. But with the support of my beautiful wife and my good friend Tony Anthony, I was able to turn my passion into my profession. When it was time to earn my personal training certification, I looked to none other than the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Going into it, I knew that NASM had a lower percentage of exam pass/fail ratio than any other program on the market. Ask anyone in the industry and they will tell you that NASM is tough, which would explain why many trainers stay clear of it. But if I were going to learn, I wanted to learn from the best in the industry. The National Academy of Sports Medicine has been world renowned for the quality of their scientific rigor program. I also have an accreditation from NASM as a Youth Exercise Specialist. Let me be honest… I am not your typical personal trainer. I am extremely disciplined and I hold everyone accountable. I take my responsibilities very seriously, and I put my training and experience to work each and every day. More importantly, personal training is not a distraction from my day job. This is my passion and I am 100% committed to serving my clients. I don’t believe in one-size-fits-all “cookie-cutter” programs. And I certainly don’t believe in so-called “magic diet pills.” My goal is to help my clients improve the quality of and longevity of their lives, while delivering them with the support necessary to be successful in reaching their individual goals. As a certified personal trainer, I have a responsibility to help lead my clients down the proper pathways to ensure success. Every client has a different fitness goal, and that’s why “cookie-cutter” fitness programs don’t work. And for this reason, the approach for every client must be tailored differently. As a new client, you can expect a thorough Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q). In addition, you may also be expected to conduct a series of cardiovascular test to gauge your sub-maximal heart rate. I don’t use “gimmicks” or “fads”. And I don’t subscribe to "social media influencer knowledge". I will take you through the 5 phases of Optimum Performance Training module (OPT). Look, being out of shape is not the end of the world. It's never too late to put your health back on track. I don’t care about how out of shape or unconditioned you are. Honestly, I could care less how much over your ideal weight you are. If you are committed, willing to listen, and trust in the process, count me in. I will get in the trenches with you. Zig Ziglar once said “you don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” Let's get your health back on track today. Together, we can go far. Truth is, there's no greater asset than your health. In life, we are often offered second chances, a mulligan, a do-over, whatever you want to call it - more often than not... but you only get one chance to improve or ruin your most important engine (your health). Life is all about balance. You don't always need to be working and getting things done. It's perfectly okay to put yourself first. When you schedule your session, or attend the group class, remember that is YOUR TIME to focus solely on the most important person, YOU. Leave all the nonsense and chaos of work behind. Perhaps this is best said by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam when he said: "Love your job but never fall in love with your company" Vincent Vas Ross best explained what Dr APJ Abdul Kalam said this way: "One should give their absolute best to their job, as they are getting paid to do it, and should always try to complete the work within working hours. You should not make it a habit to put in extra hours to such an extent that you start neglecting your health, family, and other social responsibilities - because the company will never compensate you for this, and you will end up ruining your personal life because of this".
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Hired 8 times

Serves Austin, TX

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5 employees

6 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Shobhan T.

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I have been training with Akeem since mid January of 2020. He has helped me develop much needed strength, and muscular endurance. Akeem focuses a lot on posture and technique, which are quality of a well informed and experienced personal trainer. His knowledge of the human movement system is par for the course. Training with Akeem can be tough - so being mentally prepared for each session is the key to surviving. On a lighter note, always keep track of your rep count - because if you don’t, he will sneak in one or two extra reps into the equation. Yes, the workouts are tough and can be unconventional. Akeem will push you to your limits, but he will do so safely. Training with Akeem at Bodies By Akeem has not only improved my overall strength and muscular endurance, but he has also helped me be more mindful of my nutrition. I recommend Bodies By Akeem to anyone looking to improve their overall health, loose weight, gain strength, increase muscular endurance, or simply find a way to reduce stress.
Bodies By Akeem, LLC's reply
Shobhan, thank you for the feedback. It is much appreciated. Though the current pandemic has forced us to move things from the gym to delivering the weekly discipline in your home garage, I appreciate you staying with things. More importantly, I appreciate you always doing the damn work, no matter how difficult it may be.
Jun 27, 2020
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Sibusisiwe D.

Personal Training

I've been training with Akeem for about 6 months now and it's the best choice I've made all year. Akeem is very knowledgable about the body and fitness in general as he passes that info on to you as you train. Akeem is also very flexible and professional and with all the changes with COVID, Akeem adjusted to my schedule multiple time so we could maintain training. Akeem goes out of his way to make sure his customers are satisfied. I've also seen great changes not only in my body, but my exercise habits and mental health have been positively affected by working with Akeem. I highly recommend.
Bodies By Akeem, LLC's reply
Sibu, thank you so much for taking the time to pencil a review regarding your experience over the past 6 months. More importantly, I appreciate you showing up for each session and putting in the work. You have come a long way since becoming a member. I can't wait to see how far you can climb.
Jun 25, 2020
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Annabelle W.

Akeem worked with me for several months to help me meet my fitness goals - it was important for me to find a trainer and accountability partner who could help me feel better, look better and learn how to better take care of my body, and Akeem has been exactly that! He took the time to understand what I was looking for in terms of my wellness and worked with me several times a week (including virtual support when we could no longer meet due to COVID) in private and group trainings. Even after a few sessions, I could see results. I'd 100% recommend Akeem to anyone who is looking for personal training to better themselves physically and mentally!
Bodies By Akeem, LLC's reply
Hello Annabelle! Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Though training wasn't always easy, I couldn't be more pleased with the effort and energy you brought to every session. Hopefully we can resume your training soon - once the health experts can come up with a vaccine, or figure out how we can all live together in the age of COVID-19.
Jun 30, 2020
Athanasios D.

It seems like everyone is a personal trainer these days. Just like every kid with a laptop and some headphones is a DJ. That’s not Akeem.. From the very beginning Akeem presents himself as knowledgeable, professional, and completely direct. He is infectious in his ability to motivate you without coddling you. He applies his understanding of physiology to your individual body make-up and ensures that the routine he customizes for YOU will give you the results that YOU want. There really isn’t anyone out there like Akeem. Why this guy isn’t on TV or training celebrities in Hollywood is baffling to me. Sign up today while you can afford him.
Bodies By Akeem, LLC's reply
Athanasios, thanks for dropping a quick feedback sir. Like you said, everyone wants to be a trainer but a lot of them are not willing to go through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) process of getting certified. Just because someone played sports in high school, college, or professionally doesn't exactly mean they will make a good trainer. If that were the case, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Isiah Thomas and company wouldn't have failed as head coaches in the NBA. Know the human movement system is part of the equation, and a lot of trainers lack such knowledge.
Jun 30, 2020
Aelina M.

Akeem is the perfect person to train with. He works with your level of fitness and really is no nonsense. You work hard and follow his suggestions and you will be successful in reaching your goals. During this pandemic he adapted by giving me equipment to keep at home and continue working out. He emailed written workouts, videos, and the needed encouragement. I can not recommend him enough. 10/10 would recommend!
Bodies By Akeem, LLC's reply
Hi Aelina! Thank you so kindly for taking the time to deliver a feedback about your experience with me and my company. Please note that I sincerely appreciate it. My hope is that those in the medical field can all put their heads together and develop and effective vaccine - so that we can all get back to enjoying life again.
Jun 28, 2020
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  • 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.

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