Bodies By Akeem, LLC
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- Shobhan T.
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.Jun 27, 2020VerifiedBodies 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.
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- Sibusisiwe D.
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.Jun 25, 2020VerifiedBodies 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.
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- 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.Jun 30, 2020Bodies 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.
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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!Jun 30, 2020Bodies 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.
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- Eric Hern
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 GoogleBodies By Akeem, LLC's reply
Eric, thanks for taking the time to drop a few words about training with me. Being a trainer yourself, I think you understand better than most that the disciplines provided by Bodies By Akeem are challenging, and will leave the client breathless at the end of each session. I have always said that if a client is running around and cheering with others in the group, then I have failed in designing the discipline.
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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.