Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fitness adventure for every Phaze of life!

Phazes studio in Hurricane Utah has a variety of programs offered at their studio including Zumba, Pilates and Yoga.  But perhaps the most exciting program of all is the 4 Phaze and Gold Circuits.  This is the program that Phazes is based on and the reason for the name "Phazes".  Phazes is "a fitness adventure for EVERY Phaze of life!"

There technically is not a once size fits all kind of exercise program that can push elite athletes while assisting those with difficulty with exercise to ease into a fitness program.  Have you ever gone to a fitness class designed for those crazy push me till I puke kind of athletes - gotten discouraged because you couldn't keep up - so never came back?  Or the opposite?  Have you ever been someone super fit that went to try a class designed for someone that has difficulty with exercise and been frustrated that you aren't getting what you need?

The 4 Phaze circuit is the solution to being able to workout with your best buddy no matter what their fitness level.  So come in with your friend that is the Iron man athlete or your friend that uses a cane to walk and get your workout YOU need!

So what is it and how does it work?
quite simply - It's better than going to a gym with tons of equipment.  when you walk into Phazes the first thing you will notice is that there is very little to NO equipment, posters around the room with workout pictures.  There is a sound cue going to tell when to start and stop each exercise.  There is also a personal trainer that KNOWS how to help YOU!  The trainer will assist you in knowing how to do each exercise correctly with modification to make things either harder or easier depending on what you need (4 fitness levels to each exercise - or 4 Phazes!)
The workout is the same for ONE week.  The next week it changes.  This allows you to learn how to do things correctly, master it and then push it.  Then we switch it up to keep it exciting and to bring in "muscle confusion" getting you better results.

Why no equipment? To be fair, we do have SOME equipment.  Free weights, TRX, Stability ball, Push up and Dip Tower, step ups, mats, jump ropes... etc...  Just the stuff you probably have in your own home.  When you work with a trainer watching your form - you get better results than you do when you rely on a machine.  You use more muscle groups and get results better and faster.  As a personal trainer Michelle Ennis, the creator of Phazes, used to go to her clients homes and use only what they had available to assist them to better health.  Most personal trainers you hire to come to you don't lug big heavy pieces of equipment around.  (I would say NONE do, but There just MIGHT be some crazy nut out there that does).  The only personal trainers that use machines work in Big box gyms where it is encouraged so you develope a reliance on the machines and therefore a gym membership once you can no longer afford the personal trainer.
No machines at Phazes = Better workout for YOU!

Do I have to pay more for the trainer?  NO!  This is the beauty of the 4 Phaze Circuit.  It really is quality GROUP personal training.  we keep group sizes under 12 people so the trainer can keep an eye on everyone and assist them.  Our price for a membership includes that trainer!  PLUS Our members get FREE fitness assessments every month to track their results!

Phazes Only hires staff that have a background in fitness and KNOW how to assist you.  You will not have someone here that was hired just to fill a spot.  No fitness background - no job here!  (I always hated going to a gym and having staff there that have no clue.)

What about those of us that HATE working out with "gym rats"?  You know who they are - the buff people that jump rope, do pull-ups, one armed pushups, and have ran multiple marathons and throw weights around.  At Phazes - we LOVE them!  we encourage the self proclaimed "meatheads" and exercise junkies to try out the 4 Phaze circuit and see if we can challenge you.
BUT what about those of you that have difficulty with exercise and do NOT want to be in the same room as those Fitness nuts? (LOL)
YES there is a place for YOU too!  The GOLD circuit is the "safe" place.
It is the same exercises as the 4 Phaze circuit but we take that time to focus ONLY on those that have difficulty with exercise.  It's gentler, easier and low impact.  It is the perfect place to start if you have never exercised before, are recovering from injury, have Fibromyalgia, arthritis, etc... this is YOUR time!

Have you tried it yet?  Your first visit to Phazes is ALWAYS FREE!  Come on in!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Yay for Bonita!

One of my favorite things about my job is seeing all the successes of Phazes clients and the changes that happen in their lives.
Bonita has been a client at Phazes for several months and has had some fun changes including better mood and weight loss.  She would come every day and really work up a sweat getting oohs and ahhs from other ladies in the Gold circuit when she hit the jump rope.  Bonita built up slowly from being nervous about her exercise plan and overdoing it and being super cautios and then becoming a powerhouse and an example to other clients of perseverance, hard work and sweat!  It was really starting to pay off for her.
Then there was that awful car accident and her feet were crushed.  All of us at Phazes were crushed with her as we knew this was not just a set  back in her day to day living but also in the joy she felt at each Zumba class and circuit she attended.  She was unable to come in and get her workout as she needed to let her feet heal.
Phazes clients were amazing and began donating money to her and her family to assist her.  SO far I know of about $600 that were raised (beyond the sealed envelopes people brought in for her that I did not peak at)  there still is a donation bag at Phazes for anyone that wants to assist in helping out.

Everyone kept asking me how she was doing and when she would be back.  I took a visit to Bonita's house and she was excited about the results she had gotten at Phazes doing her dips!  COOL!  Those stinking Dips I make EVERYONE do paid off in her ability to return home. she could put her body wieght onto her arms and move around from chair to bed without putting weight on her feet.  YAY for DIPS!  SO no more complaining about dips from anyone - right?   

This past week I saw one of the greatest things at Phazes.... Bonita hobbled in with her walker into a Zumba class, she sat down on the seat in the back of the room and she smiled and danced with us again.  She wasn't standing up but she was there and there were NO EXCUSES!    Bonita inspires me!  What a fun party to have her back.  Thanks for showing us all how it is done!  I love you Bonita!