Spa Area

Relax and unwind in a peaceful environment in our Spa Areas-Sauna, Steam Room and Jacuzzi. The perfect way to relax tired muscles, cleanse the skin and give a feeling of wellbeing whether that’s after your workout or to soothe away every day stress.

The Challenges of Group Exercise

Other benefits of group fitness: You're more likely to complete a well-rounded exercise routine and get a potentially tougher workout. "In a class, the instructor can say, 'let's pick up the pace,'" says Fooshang "A class can help you move past a plateau — if you want to push yourself a little bit and improve."

There are some downsides to working out in a group, however, says Fooshang, If a group is too big, it can make you feel anonymous, he notes. You may not get the direction you need to learn proper form for exercises like push-ups or squats, and that can result in an injury. And if you're in the back of a big class, it can be easy to slack off.


Top Benefits of Personal Training

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With summer right around the corner I begin thinking shorts, tank tops, sun dresses and bathing suits!  These thoughts are often enough to get someone stepping back into the gym. But, how many times have you set new fitness goals for yourself only to lose interest in a couple of weeks?  We all need a little help sometimes.  As a trainer, I sometimes struggle through the same flux of motivation and feelings of unfulfilled fruitless efforts as the average gym goers. And it is for this reason that I capitalize on the tremendous benefits of working with a personal trainer. Personal trainers are not just for stars and athletes. Every single person can benefit from working with a trainer. Personal training is truly an investment in one’s own health and well-being. Let’s take a look at the reasons why all people, including myself, achieve more working with a personal trainer. 


 Trainers are experts at holding you accountable. You have a set, paid appointment. Your trainer will be there waiting for you with a smile on his/her face each and every time you show up. They help you to not only develop your own personalized goals but to also develop a realistic and achievable plan to attain these goals. Trainers have the ability to believe in you even when you are feeling at your lowest and don’t believe in yourself. “CAN’T” is not in a trainer’s vocabulary.


Sure, it’s easy to get to the gym and hop on the elliptical, but then what? Trainers are educated on the most effective ways to help you get to your fitness goals. They will work with you to develop a routine that makes since and is realistic for you. If you haven’t worked out in months and are just returning to the gym, a trainer will not expect you to begin a fitness regimen consisting of 60 minute routines 5 days a week. A trainer will help you to figure out what makes since in your life that will maximize your time in the gym but not overwhelm you. They will work with you to develop an exercise routine that takes you on the path to achieving your personal goals. All along the way holding you accountable and providing motivation!


There is an overwhelming amount of fitness, nutrition, and health information available. It is impossible for the average person to have time to sift through this information for what is most valid, accurate and up to date. It is the job of the trainer to stay on top of health trends and continue their education in order to provide you with the safest and most accurate information in the industry. Is that new fad diet really effective? Will I really get a bikini body by doing that popular workout? Is it true what I read in this fitness magazine? These are just some of the questions trainers deal with on a daily basis. Trainers are able to use their education, knowledge and experience to provide you with tips and tricks to help you develop a healthier lifestyle. We are constantly sharing recipes and ways to contend with obstacles in your nutrition such as “candy in the office”, or how to manage menu’s when dining out with friends. Often trainers are the first to say, “Hey, you’ve been complaining about this for a little bit. Maybe you should go see a doctor, massage therapist, nutritionist, etc.” We see you on a regular basis and are able to recognize if something is different or just not right and are happy to point it out and refer you to the appropriate expert. We care about your health and well-being! And we will hold you accountable to taking care of yourself nutritionally, physically, and with your overall health!


Not everyone has your best interest in mind. Your trainer, though, only cares about you and your success. Your trainer will be there. Each hour you spend with your trainer is an hour to focus on you and only you! They will provide consistent feedback to help you better yourself and achieve your goals. Most importantly, the trainer is able to do this without making you feel inadequate or judged. We have all gone into the gym and worried about what we look like doing an exercise or compared ourselves to someone else. Trainers don’t judge or derogate. They help you to see all of your successes, big and small, even when you can’t see them yourself. Through this support, trainers will hold you accountable and motivate you, despite your feelings about yourself!


Watching all the you tube videos in the world and reading all the fitness magazines, does not substitute having a person by your side providing you immediate feedback on form and technique. It is very easy to hurt yourself in the gym. Trainers pay attention, cue both your mind and your body and help you achieve your goals more quickly by making sure you are doing each exercise correctly. They can help you develop better running form, improve your posture, and increase your strength by teaching you to recruit the proper muscles and making a mind body connection. With each exercise trainers will hold you accountable to proper form and technique preventing injury!


Often people shy away from equipment in the gym because they are afraid of hurting themselves. Likewise, one may stop attending the gym due to an injury. Trainers will teach you how to use equipment properly so that you do not injure yourself. Trainers will also work with you to prevent injuries in everyday life by helping you increase your balance, flexibility, and core strength. They are able to focus on specific exercises that will benefit you based on your activities of daily living. And in the chance that you have suffered an injury, trainers are able to work with you to safely exercise, keep your range of motion, and get your strength back.


You will burn more calories in less time when working with a trainer. A trainer develops a program that is efficient and allows you to get the most in, in the shortest amount of time. Time does not need to be lost at the gym. If you are finding it hard to find time to work out, not only will a trainer help you to get the most out of your work out, but they will teach you how you can do that on your own. Each week trainers will follow up to see if you achieved our workout goals for the week, holding you accountable to exercise on your own time and make tweaks to the program to help you be successful!


Personal training is just that, PERSONAL! A trainer will develop a program that is specific to you and your goals. If you have an injury, if you want to climb a mountain, if you want lose weight to become pregnant, have lower back pain… The program will be specific to you and only you! A program your trainer takes the time to develop and teach to you. You know they are going to hold you accountable to achieving the goals of that program!


Some of my favorite time during the week is with my clients. You develop a relationship with your trainer like no other. Your relationship is very personal. There are not very many people whom you share your goals so specifically, who in turn will work so diligently to help you achieve them. Often that hour (or two, or three) a week you spend with your trainer, is the only time in your week that is truly devoted to you, your goals, and your successes. I have had sessions in which my client is angry and just wants to workout. There is no talking for the hour. I have had sessions with clients who have recently lost a loved one and their hour with me is their time to escape. I also have sessions with clients where they are so excited to share with me their personal successes and how what we are doing in training is translating into their life outside the gym. Often times intimate details of life are shared in sessions and I am so grateful that people trust me enough to allow me these details. It is these personal relationships and the intimate knowledge of who you are that helps the trainer work specifically with you and to hold you accountable to your goals! 

Benefits of a Nutritionist

Nutritionists and registered dietitians offer reliable information about healthy eating, diet plans and meal preparation. Nutritionists are health professionals with a master's degree in nutrition, and registered dietitians have at least a four-year bachelor's degree in nutrition sciences

Individual Counseling

A nutritionist's key role is providing patients with counseling and guidance on good nutrition and healthy eating habits.  Most nutritionists provide counseling in hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient care centers and physicians' offices, but some nutritionists offer home health services, instructing people in grocery shopping and meal preparation at home.

Group Instruction

Nutritionists also teach larger groups how to make healthy food choices. Community dietitians work in public health clinics and health maintenance organizations, instructing and evaluating nutritional care plans for diverse groups of people. Some registered dietitians and nutritionists also consult with food manufacturing companies, providing dietary analysis and advice on recipes' nutritional content.

Special Diet Recommendations

People with chronic health conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes or high cholesterol, receive specialized dietary modifications from their nutritionists. Nutritionists work with physicians to create a dietary plan based on the patient's health needs. For example, nutritionists provide people with high blood pressure recipes and meal plans that contain little sodium. Some nutritionists even specialize in treating patients with specific health care needs, such as those with kidney disease, diabetes or critical illness. Geriatric nutritionists specialize in the nutritional needs of the elderly, and pediatric nutritionists focus on the nutritional needs of infants, toddlers, children and adolescents. 

Sherif Fooshang