Sunday, January 17, 2016

January 2016 - A Time For Transformation

Happy New Year!

We hope you all enjoyed the holidays with your families and friends. We’re really excited about 2016 but first we want to thank everyone who came out to our Client Appreciation party. It was a pleasure celebrating all the hard work and dedication that all of our clients have achieved through out the years. We appreciate each and every one of you.

A quick recap of what took place at the party:
We acknowledged each “Client of the Month” for 2015 and years past; we danced, ate and had a few cocktails. But our favorite part of the night was acknowledging the contestants of the 6-week transformation contest and announcing the winners.
6-Week Transformation Contest - 1st Place Winner

For the 6-week transformation contest, we had 14 clients sign up for the challenge. Of those 14, 7 clients completed the 12 weeks. Collectively those 7 lost 65 pounds and 72 inches! We had 3 winners:
  • Dave, our 2nd place winner, lost 17 pounds and 11.5 inches. (Dave kept working hard at his transformation, please read his story in our Client of the Month feature!)
  • Kelly, our 3rd place winner, lost 13.1 pounds and 14 inches. 
  • Michelle, our 1st place winner, lost a total of 14 pounds and 14.5 inches.

Kelly - 3rd Place Winner (Bodies By Bristol 6-Week Transformation Contest)
Dave - 2nd Place Winner (Bodies By Bristol 6-Week Transformation Contest)The judging process of the transformation contest uses a point system that reviews 3 areas. First, we look at the transformation noticed in the BEFORE and AFTER photos.  Second, we look at the inches and fat lost in the girth measurements and fat assessment and finally we review the total pounds lost. While it was a close transformation contest, we are pleased to say that every participant has made a considerable transformation. That’s really what it is all about. Although winning a nice lump of cash is great, the real reward is setting a goal for yourself and seeing the transformation take place each week.

Michele - 1st Place Winner (Bodies By Bristol 6-Week Transformation Contest)Congratulations to all of our clients who have completed the 6-week transformation challenge. We are so proud of each of you.

What’s Happening at Bodies By Bristol This Month?

12-Week Transformation Contest Starts! 

We have launched a 12-week transformation contest that will take us right into spring. January 9th until February 9th.
Not only will you see results but you will also be eligible to win $1000! Registration fee is $100 and registration will be open from

Everyone will have 12 weeks to transform. Your start date will be the day you weigh in and your end date will be 12 weeks from your start date. Pick up your free challenge progress sheet at the studio or you can download HERE

New On-The-Go Protein

We now carry CoCo libra Protein drink. It comes in vanilla and chocolate. We like this product because it contains No added sugar, No Preservatives; It is packed with protein (20g), vitamins, minerals and electrolytes. This is perfect to consume after your workout! Try it out and let us know what your think. 

Introducing Our Very Own - Bodies By Bristol 28-Day Nutrition Plan

A big part of living a healthy lifestyle and transformation includes making sure your nutrition is on-point . . . consistently. To help you with this, we are offering all participants a 28-day program that can be rotated through the duration of your 12 weeks. This program will include: grocery list for 4 weeks, 7 day meal plan for 4 weeks, your own personal measurement chart and tips for eating clean while dining out. This is a new program offered by Bodies By Bristol at a special discounted price of  $40 for all the transformation contest participants! 

Functional Fitness + Efficient Nutrition + Accountability = SUCCESS!

January Client Of The Month

David AndersonAge- 43 years oldOccupation - Wholesale food distribution

Bodies By Bristol's Client of the Month
I have been training at Bodies by Bristol for a number of years now. This past August I decided to take my training a bit more serious. I spoke to Bristol and we put some realistic goals in place. I followed his nutrition plan and began training 5 days a week with him. With his guidance I have lost 45 pounds and counting!

I am a firm believer if you follow his program you can achieve your fitness goals.

Bodies by Bristol is unlike any other gyms I have belonged to, he takes personal pride in seeing his clients succeed, in addition it has allowed me to make new friends! I look forward to continuing to set new goals and achieve each milestone that he challenges me with.

"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals". Zig Ziglar.

10 Steps for a Successful 2016
10. Write down your goals.
Don't just say them - WRITE them down. Put them in front of where you will see them daily.   Set SMART Goals :: Specific, Measurable, Action You will Take, Realistic AND Timely

10a. Share your goals! 
Make yourself accountable - Tell people about what you want to do.

9. Get proper sleep. 
Make a non-negotiable time to get to bed. Have kids? (sure, we get it - so have a plan B.) Know when you make that sleep up. Get to bed earlier than normal the next day? Our point- is make it a priority to get proper sleep.

8. Drink your water. 
Aim for half your body weight in ounces - up to 1 gallon per day.

7. Cut out your sugar.
Aim for 25-35 grams of ADDED sugar in your daily nutrition.

6. Plan out your meals.
Take some time on Sunday to look at your week ahead. Consider everyone activities and plan out wha you will have each night.

5. Take some time to cook in bulk Sunday and Wednesday. 
You can cook ahead soups, brown rice, oatmeal, tuna and package up in ready-to-go containers.

4.  Take your Before pictures! 
It may not be enjoyable but when you look back and see the changes you will be really inspired and even more motivated. (Anther reason to sign up for our transformation challenge! We take the pictures for you.)

3. Plan your workouts.
What days will you workout at the gym and what days will you do cardio on your own? While planning out your meal - you an also jot down the times you plan to workout. Make an appointment with yourself and also have a Plan B if Plan A fails.

2. Know your target heart rate and get in it. 
While doing cardio make sure the time spent is efficient by staying in your target heart rate zone.

1. Be positive and consistent!
Any step in the right direction IS a step in the right direction and you will gain momentum with consistency. Give your body time to respond and be patient. Results will come if you are eating clean in right proportions, exercising consistently 

Bodies By Bristol Supplement of the Month: TURMERIC
Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence. Many high quality studies show that it has major benefits for your body and brain. Here are the top 10 evidence-based health benefits of turmeric.
1. Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Most studies used turmeric extracts that are standardized to include large amounts of curcumin.

2. Chronic inflammation is known to be a contributor to many common Western diseases. Curcumin can inhibit many molecules known to play major roles in inflammation.

Bodies By Bristol - Turmeric Extract3. Curcumin has powerful antioxidant effects. It neutralizes free radicals on its own, then stimulates the body’s own antioxidant enzymes.

4. Curcumin boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in the brain.

5. Curcumin has beneficial effects on several factors known to play a role in heart disease. It improves the function of the endothelium and is a potent anti-inflammatory agent and antioxidant.

6. Curcumin leads to several changes on the molecular level that may help prevent and perhaps even treat cancer.

7. Curcumin can cross the blood-brain barrier and has been shown to lead to various improvements in the pathological process of Alzheimer’s disease.

8. Arthritis is a common disorder characterized by joint inflammation. Many studies show that curcumin can help treat symptoms of arthritis and is in some cases more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs.

9. A study in 60 depressed patients showed that curcumin was as effective as prozac in alleviating the symptoms of depression.

10. Curcumin May Help Delay Ageing and Fight Age-Related Chronic Diseases
If curcumin can really help prevent heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s… then this would have obvious benefits for longevity. For this reason, curcumin has become very popular as an anti-aging supplement. But given that oxidation and inflammation are believed to play a role in ageing, curcumin may have effects that go way beyond just prevention of disease.

For February - You can look forward to . . .  
  • Delicious Recipes that are guilt free and will satisfy all your cravings. 
  • February Client of the Month
  • An update on our challengers
  • Updates to our 28-day meal plan
  • February supplement of the Month
  • and more!