Bodies By Akeem, LLC
Bodies By Akeem, LLC

Bodies By Akeem, LLC

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Introduction: Hi there! My name is Akeem Disu. I'm the founder and lead coach here at Bodies By Akeem. We are not a public gym. Bodies By Akeem is a private studio designed to deliver individualized one-on-one personal training to those seeking private training. Our studio is equiped with some of the highest quality commercial grade equipment from manufacturers like Rogue, French Fitness, Precor, Star Trac, Nautilus, Life-Fitness, Hoist, Tank Fitness, and much more. We have made significant financial investment in the equipment that we believe will help deliver the results our clients are after. At Bodies By Akeem, we are very focused in helping our clients change their lives. We believe that the journey to a better health must be fun and enjoyable. Absolutely nothing is left to chance when it comes to our programs. Everything we do is science driven. You won't find "fad" diets or workout programs here. Whether you are a beginner, seasoned athlete, or just trying to reclaim your health, we are here to help. If you are ready to get started on your fitness jounrey, feel free to reach out to us via text, phone, email, Instagram, Facebook, or Tik Tok. Prior to onboarding a new client, we provide a free no obligation consultation. In the event that you decide to move forward with us the same day, this process can last up to 90 minutes. Here's our process Step 1: PAR-Q is a simple self-screening tool used to gauge new client's health state. Using the physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire, we dive right into client’s current health history, medication, nutrition, sleeping habits, work schedule, hydration, injuries, including any medical condition (s) that may preclude he/she from engaging in physical activities. Step 2: Body measurement is vital to the entire equation. We take everything from height, weight, neck, chest, shoulder, waist, adominal, hip, forearms, upper and lower quad, and calves measurement. Step 3: Body Composition is the percentage of a body's weight that is fat tissue. Body composition is the body's amount of fat relative to fat-free mass. Individuals with optimal body composition are typically healthier, move more easily and efficiently, and generally feel better. Just as too little body fat is unhealthy, too much body fat also has harmful effects. Once men exceed approximately 25% and women exceed approximately 35% fat, there is a definite correlation with illness and disease; including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Step 4: Nutrition Development phase begins. We use the data from your body composition and measurements to guide us in developing your meal plan. Nutrition is much more than counting calories, and trying to stay in a calorie deficit. It’s about eating nutrient dense foods. We will teach you how to use protein to combat muscle loss, while digesting fewer carbohydrates for fat loss. Step 5: Physical Assessment Tests - The physical assessment process provides us with a great way to see what your strengths and weaknesses are when it comes to exercise. As we work through each phase of the assessment process, we will talk about your individualized programming, and strategies that will help you achieve your goals. TEST # 1: Strength - As part of our strength assessment, we will ask you to attempt to carry 75% of your body weight split between their hands. For example, if you weighed 100 pounds, you would carry 75 pounds total with 37.5 pounds in each hand. Purpose: Grip strength Postural integrity Strength endurance Gait Core strength TEST #2 Flexibility - To perform this test, you will be asked to do a wall sit with your back against the wall, hips and knees flexed to a 90° angle. Next, you will be asked to lift one leg 2 inches off the floor and hold it for as long as you can. You will the repeat prove for the other foot. Purpose: Assess lower body muscular endurance TEST #3: Assault/Air Bike- This is a conditioning test. You will be given 10 minutes to complete 70 calories on the assault/air bike. Once completed, your heart rate would be taken. Purpose: Measure current cardiovascular health TEST #4: YMCA 3-Minute Step Test. The delivery of this test will depend on your age, current health state, and whether or not your joints can handle stepping up and down on a 12 inch box. Like the assault/air bike test, this too is a conditioning test designed to 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. Purpose: Measure current cardiovascular health TEST 5: 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.
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Shobhan T.
Jun 27, 2020
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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.
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Athanasios D.
Jun 30, 2020
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.
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Annabelle W.
Jun 29, 2020
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.
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Sibusisiwe D.
Jun 25, 2020
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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.
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Oct 23, 2019
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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!
Bodies 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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