Spring Break is about a month away and we know this is when people will begin to flock to the gym to start preparing. Most times after a week or two of being at the gym, people begin to get bored and tend to forget about the Spring Break bodies they want to achieve. This is when having a personal trainer comes in handy. Personal trainers aren’t just for celebrities or athletes. Everyone and anyone can benefit from a personal trainer. Here are three benefits to having a personal trainer:
Personal trainers are able to hold you accountable for your goals and when you are supposed to be at the gym. They help you come up with goals, but along with that they also make sure that goals you set are realistic. Whether it’s running a mile non-stop or getting a strict pull-up, your trainer will help you come up with a plan on how to achieve your goal. Along with accountability, they motivate you during your workouts. You will never hear you trainer telling you that you CAN’T do something.
Not having the right technique can easily lead into an injury at the gym. Personal trainers are able to show you the proper ways to do certain movements. Proper technique will help you in reaching your goals. Trainers are also able to hold you accountable for proper technique during your workouts. With a personal trainer by your side, you will be less likely to experience a rolled ankle, pulled muscle or any other type of injury.
Going to the gym is one thing, but after you’re on the treadmill for half an hour, then what do you do? A personal trainer is able to help you develop a routine that is realistic for you. They will assess the best routine for your life's daily activities and what makes the most sense for you. They will not expect you to work out seven or even five days a week at the very beginning. Personal trainers are able to develop your routine based on what you are capable of doing, then helping you to meet and break through your limits.
Spring Break is almost here, so come get fit with us! We offer personal training at both our King William and Alamo Height locations. Call us at 210.412.0398 for more information.
Did you know that you don't have to be a member to train with our Personal Trainers? In fact, you can schedule a session with any trainer at any time via our website.
Work out on your own terms!
Personal Trainers ensure correct form, motivation, accountability, efficiency and workouts tailored specifically to your needs. This leads to accelerated goal achievement, optimal health and wellness and ultimately- the best version of you. Serving San Antonio since 2005, MBS Fitness Alamo Heights has guided many a resident to achieving their goals through Personal Training and individualized Pilates Instruction.
If Yoga, Bootcamp or Group Mat Pilates are more your thing, MBS Fitness King William has you covered there with group class passes which allow access to all three options. Also boasting a full staff of devoted Personal Trainers and highly trained Pilates Reformer Instructors, creating a tailored approach to achieving your goals is easy, convenient and fun!
Both locations also offer a 24-hour gym which include showers, locker rooms and towel service. We make it easy to take on the day with confidence and pride.
5025 Broadway (second floor)
San Antonio, TX 78209
In the heart of Alamo Heights, just north of Central Market and next door to Cappy’s Restaurant, our original location is a full-service fitness center featuring Pilates equipment, a cardio room, and a licensed massage therapist. Amenities include shower rooms, towel service, free wi-fi, and sports drinks.
1115 S. Alamo (in the St. Benedict’s Lofts)
San Antonio, TX 78210
Located three blocks north of the Blue Star development, our flagship location in Southtown provides two spaces available for classes or personal workouts. The lower level gym features a wide spectrum of cardio machines, free weights, weight machines, yoga mats, medicine balls and more. The solar and lunar studios upstairs offer power yoga, restorative yoga, hot yoga, Acroyoga, Vinyasa flow, yoga for lunch, BYOB karma yoga, Pilates and Combat Kung Fu. Amenities include access to the St. Benedict’s pool (no guests and BYO towel), shower rooms, and towel service, plus nearby access to the popular San Antonio River trails, ideal for outdoor running and walking.
MBS trainers and instructors are available for private consultations and sessions at your home in the greater San Antonio area. Contact us for more details.
MBS Fitness has recently teamed up with the folks at Fleet Feet Sports. We plan to collaborate on special projects and use our collective knowledge and experience to help the community stay healthy and active.
Even better, current members of MBS Fitness will get a 10% discount on all purchases at Fleet Feet Sports the week of May 21st through the 26th. So if you've been putting off getting a new pair of shoes or other gear, make sure to stop by next week and let the pros take care of you.
And don't forget about their ongoing social runs, No Boundaries program, and marathon training, which you can find out more about by clicking here.
There was absolutely nothing that could have prepared me for the act of giving birth to my daughter. Regardless of the time spent constantly reading information about pregnancy, continuing my exercise through dancing, attending baby showers, and surrounding myself with the love of my dear friends, I still found myself in a completely unknown and vulnerable situation. Any story I had heard, especially of the glowing mother archetype who has an almost painless delivery, was unimaginable. After 13 hours of labor I was so exhausted I had to ask the nurse to take my daughter out of my limp useless arms for fear dropping her. I knew that I was on a new plane of existence–one which I could not control. Being a dancer I was spoiled, able to command my body to do whatever I wanted to do, either immediately or after continual practice. After I had my child, this was not the case.
Things that had been so easy were suddenly difficult and came with extreme back pain. There were the obvious physical changes, too: weight fluctuations, stretch marks, breast milk flowing when it wanted to and not when I wanted it to–always new reminders that I was not in control. I was constantly comparing myself to my pre-pregnancy body, trying to “get back” to where I was before giving birth. This manner of thinking, the place of intention that I was coming from, was harmful and self-defeating. As dance and movement theorist Sondra Horton Fraleigh says, “My body is made other to me when I take account of its appearance to others. Thus I may become other to myself; my body may become set over against me or seem other to me.” I was at war with myself, my mind against my body.
At my first postpartum checkup, I complained of extreme lower back pain and was told something to the effect of, “You had a natural and long delivery … of course your back hurts.” I knew something was wrong but I disregarded it based on what I was being told at the time. For the next couple of years pain became normal. My lower back hurt when I sat, when I danced, or if I simply stood longer than 30 minutes. I was an MFA student in dance and choreography, teaching three course loads at the University of Iowa, so I had to be active about my healing or I would have to reconsider my graduation plan.
The pain finally became so severe I went to see a chiropractor. During the first session he touched the tip of my tailbone and when he did, electric shocks of fire began charging through my veins. He believed that my tailbone had been broken during the delivery but ordered an X-ray so we could know for sure. We discovered that not only did I break my tailbone, but prior to the fracture, it had been pointing in the wrong direction. My tailbone was in my child’s way during her exit and it broke into three pieces to allow her to pass. The root of my pain was those three broken pieces fusing back together incorrectly. If I was to ever dance, or even sit, again without pain, I would have to find a restorative therapy or practice.
This is how my journey with Pilates began. Initially, I was intently focused on adjusting the alignment of my tailbone, but very rarely in my study was this focus brought up by my teacher. Pilates is not a target-area based exercise. As Joseph Pilates, the creator of the work, would say, “Every piece is for the whole body.” Any piece that I was working on was in fact working on the alignment of my tailbone. This whole-body approach that Pilates takes was a tremendous help to me physically. It completely took away my lower back pain and it also helped to liberate me from the self-defeating thoughts I was having about my body after the delivery of my daughter. So moved and impressed with the gifts that Pilates gave me, I decided to intensify my study. I’m now in my tenth year of teaching it.
It is a choice to identify yourself by what you can do rather than by what you cannot do. I can choose to be what Fraleigh calls a “lived body.” As she so perfectly writes in what has become an eternal proverb for me: “Still, my body is not determined by my limitations. Rather, I create my body through my choices and my actions, in this I also create myself. My entire lived experience determines my body; my choice to be athletic or sedentary, my habits of walking, talking, eating, and even dreaming, result in what I may call at any moment–for that time–my body. My body is mutable, changeable, living substance. It is continuous with my mind, which is no less subject to temporal change, mutability, growth and decay, and no less a product of my exercise of choice and free will.”
By: Britt Lorraine
Pilates movement and dance teacher Britt Lorraine can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.