MBS Fitness trainers and instructors are available for private consultations and sessions at your home in the greater San Antonio area. MBS Fitness also maintains facilities at Cevallos Lofts in Southtown and 1221 Broadway just south of the Pearl near downtown. We provide training, classes and support at both locations, which are open exclusively to residents.
Contact us to schedule classes or training at your Condo or Apartment gym!
When it comes to weight loss, it’s not just about exercising, it’s also about what you eat. Did you know you that you could burn fat while eating certain food? These foods burn muscle, burn fat or use energy to digest. They start trimming your waistline as soon as they leave your plate and enter your mouth.
Almonds help build muscle and help with craving. Instead of eating that candy bar when you want a snack, just grab a handful of almonds!
Eggs help build muscle and burn fat. I can see why Gaston from Beauty and the Beast always ate five dozen eggs to help him get large.
Lean meats such as turkey help build muscle and strength your immune system. A turkey a day will keep the doctor away!
Green tea helps fire up fat burning. According to health.com, drinking four cups of green tea a day can help you shed more than six pounds in eight weeks.
Chili peppers help boost metabolism, so be sure to put a lot in your next batch of salsa!
Whole grains such as quinoa, brown rice and whole grain cereal help prevent your body from storing fat. These whole grains should be eaten in small doses.
Grapefruit helps regulate blood sugar and metabolism. Along with grapefruits, other citrus fruits such as oranges, kiwi, lemon and limes also burn fat because the acid that is present in these fruits.
Fatty fish such as salmon and tuna help keep you full and also trigger fat burning.
Beans and legumes build muscle, burn fat and help regulate your digestive system
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.
Join us on Friday, October 1, as we officially open the doors to our new MBS
Life retail space in King William. We'll have food, drinks and music to help
you enjoy the evening. Stop by from 6 to 9 p.m. to meet our instructors,
tour the facility, and mix and mingle with friends. Our new space is located
at 1115 South Alamo in the St. Benedict's building, next to the new Liberty
Bar. See you there.
3 month new member Summer membership (must end no later than 9/15/16)
Two personal training sessions.
MBS Fitness in Alamo Heights, 5025 Broadway, San Antonio TX 78209
Special thanks to all our sponsors, supporters, contributors, and volunteers for making this event possible.
Individual Membership (1 location) $60/month
Membership Add-On (1 location) +$30/month per couple
Location Add-On Membership (1 location) +$15/facility/person/month
60 Minutes $80
45 Minutes $60
30 Minutes $40
60 Minutes $50
45 Minutes $40
30 Minutes $30
Advance Payment of $1000
Earns Exempt Membership Status
Advance Payment of $5000
Earns a 5% discount on all training sessions
and Exempt Membership Status
To correct the problem, try starting at the bottom of the movement with your chest to the floor, and keep your body straight as you push up. Aim to come back to the starting position on the floor for each rep. Once your form deteriorates, or you can't complete the motion all the way through, it's time to take a break and move on to another move. Done right (as shown in the video), pushups are great for the chest and triceps, and for overall core stability.
I ran a 5K on Sunday, it was all hills. The race was put on by Mind Body Soul Fitness; check out the flyer for the race below.
For me it was a rude awakening for sure. The night before the race my body felt achy, I knew I was catching a cold. I went to bed early and hoped I would feel better by the morning so I could run. Instead I woke up feeling yucky. My throat hurt and I didn’t want to get up. I dragged myself out of bed and somehow got dressed, ate a banana, drank some water and got into my car. When I got to the race it was drizzling and overcast, not the kind of weather I would ever want to run in, but I made a commitment to run.
I watched a fit couple get out of their car, they immediately started running. They were dressed like runners and were very bouncy and chipper. A little too perky if you ask me. I was grumpy. I wanted to climb back into my warm bed, pull the covers over my head and wait for my husband to make pancakes. I reluctantly got out of my car, walked over to the registration table and picked up my race chip. I wasn’t that exited to pick it up, I didn’t want anyone to know my time. I tied it on my running shoes and headed to the starting line.
I quickly switched to walking when I got to the infamous big hill. There I am in front of that runner who is about to lap me.
The course was a mile loop that had a huge hill that you had to run up three times. It was killer. I looked around as I walked and everyone and I mean everyone was in fantastic shape. You could tell these people ran all the time and couldn’t wait to tackle the big hill three times. Me I just wanted to get through it, preferably without passing out. I have never ran a race before where everyone was so fit and muscular; it was like I wasn’t in San Antonio. I don’t know what they do over at MBS Fitness, but clearly it works. I decided I needed to change my attitude, so I forced myself out of my grumpy mood. Instead of being intimidated by all of the athletic people I was surrounded by, I looked to them for inspiration.
I thought about Michael Jordan and how he often played his best games when he was sick, I stuck it out and kept going. There was no other choice; I knew I had to finish. Although my body wasn’t at its best my mind took control and I pushed forward. It’s always amazing to me what the human body is capable of doing once our mind and body work together. I didn’t exactly Michael Jordan it, but I got the job done. I was proud of myself for finishing the race and turning my mood around.
Running/walking this race was a great push that I really needed. I was becoming bored with my workout routine, it was getting to be too easy. I was ready for a challenge. The nice thing about signing up for a race is that you are committing yourself to doing it. You always have the option of walking but not finishing is really not an option. Being around athletic fit people who take care of their bodies just makes me want to take care of mine even more. I have always cared about what I put inside my body but I have been a little lax with my workout routine lately. Now I’m inspired to run more races.
There are two in particular that I am going to do. The Aveda Walk For Water on May 6th at The Pearl, which is raising money for clean water globally. I’m also excited about Free-da’s run for the arts. I saw a picture of the race shirts and they are so cool. Free-da’s run takes place on July 7th at the University of the Incarnate Word. The run goes along the River and through some back trails behind UIW, It will be beautiful. To read more about the organizer and artist Cecilia Iniguez check out her website. She is a very interesting and talented person.
Now I don’t recommend running when you are not feeling well, I walked most of the race and made sure I was very hydrated. Listen to your body and always take good care of it, it’s the only one you have. I hope you all have a fantastic day and that you will get outside and move your body today. Thank you very much Mind Body Soul Fitness for letting me use all of these pictures I really appreciate it. Be sure to check out their website and Viva Fiesta!
I love alpine climbing, and most of my gym routine is created to help me prepare for my next climb. I am currently training to climb Aconcagua. At 22,841, this is the tallest mountain outside of the Himalayas so it should be a difficult climb. Besides climbing I just love the outdoors in general. Whether it is hunting or taking my dogs on a run with my wife, Jennie, I will use any excuse to be outside.
My wife and I love to travel when we get the time to. My best vacation was probably a trip we took together to Fiji, although climbing Mont Blanc is a close second.
Our own MBS trainers were asked: What is the one healthy habit your do every day?
Kimberly Aubuchon: I get up and start drinkin'! First thing I do when I get up in the morning is drink a large glass of cold water. It fires up my metabolism, keeps me hydrated, flushes out them toxins, gives my brain some wake-up fuel, and even helps me eat less in the morning. Nothing tastes better than a cold refreshing drink of water - especially on these hot and humid days - I feel focused and my entire body feels ready to start the day. After that, I try to consume 70+ ounces throughout the rest of the day. Water does a body good!
Josh Levine, MBS Owner and Founder: Each day I do five Sun Salutation A's and five Sun Salutation B's. This keeps my body toned when I'm not able to add other components to my regimen. Also, it only takes 15 minutes so it allows me the opportunity to do some focused breathing when I don't have time to get in my meditation practice. Strength, flexibility, and mindfulness are all incorporated in this one block of time.
Claudia Ramirez: The one health habit that I practice every day is eating breakfast. I believe starting the day with a good hearty breakfast helps get me on the right path for the day. It boosts my metabolism and provides the steady energy that I need to train clients and fuel my own workouts.
Tatum Rebelle: My health habit is that I do something for my health and fitness every single day. Some days I have the time, energy and motivation to get to the gym and do a tough workout, but more often I walk on my home treadmill while I work, or play with the dogs, or do a few minutes of squats or pushups. On days when I don't work out my 'something' becomes making a large salad for dinner or drinking an extra tall glass of water. The consistent small healthy habits are enough for me to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle.
Tom Trevino: There are a couple of healthy habits I try to do every day, but the one thing I don't miss is my daily walk - it is my personal time, my relaxation, my meditation, and my chance to get outside and connect just a bit with nature. The health benefits from a simple 30 minute walk are tremendous, so regardless of weather, or how busy I am, I make sure to do it every day as a personal ritual. Few things go perfect on a daily basis, but keeping up this positive health habit makes me feel like at least I've done one thing right, even on the worst days.
-Fun and safe for all ages and ability levels.
-Its focus is teaching fundamentals to assure good form, safety, best results, injury prevention, and good habits for a lifetime of fitness success.
-Close attention will be paid to form and mechanics all in a fun and educational environment! (max. 12 kids/class)
- Sport and athlete specific class to improve performance for any age or sport.
- Group classes will be small for sport focus and groups must be of similar age and sport performance.
- Programming to become stronger, faster, more explosive, more agile, more powerful, more balanced, and more flexible.
- Learn to eat better to get more out of your performance and recovery.
- Classes to be held by appointment at MBS Fitness Alamo Heights or Crossfit Mind Body Soul (max 2-8 kids/class)
- Athletes of all ages, levels, and sport will benefit from this class. Fast or slow, speed can be developed.
- Speed is the most dangerous weapon in any sport and can make any athlete in any position a stronger and more forceful player.
- Focus on sprint speed, top-end speed, mechanics, and efficiency.
- Programming built to ensure you become a faster athlete in any sport from warmup to mechanics to recovery.
- Class to be held at Alamo Heights Junior School Field (Up to 12 kids/class)
3 classes per week $70
flexible drop in rate $25/class
Adyn Pipoly was born and raised in San Antonio and grew up participating in everything from horseback riding and track and field to cheerleading. She began her yoga practice at the age of 17 and developed a strong following before leaving for college in England. Two years later she made the move to Denver where both her college education and yoga practice would flourish. After graduating from the University of Denver, she completed a 200-hour teacher training program and moved back home to San Antonio. Her classes are often sweaty and always inspirational, and she strives to make authentic and genuine connections with each and every one of her students.
Yoga came to Angela as an answer to many questions. It was a book that started it all: Una Fiesta para el Alma, by Zaira Leal. She started reading about yoga and practicing (or trying) its principles for a long time before starting the Asana (physical) practice.
The changes she has experienced since implementing a Yoga Asana practice on a regular basis are priceless. Not only in her body, but especially in her mind. She wants to share this with others. She is 30 and as little as a year ago couldn’t even imagine her body and mind would achieve the improvements she has. It is never late to start!
Clara is from Colorado Springs, Colorado and loves running, cycling, and teaching science. She began doing yoga in high school as a way to stretch after long cross-country practices and intense rock climbing workouts. Through yoga, she has found balance in her life both physically and mentally when she needed it the most. Clara has a CorePower Yoga Level One certification and is also certified in prenatal yoga. With her fun and sweaty style of Vinyasa, Clara strives to foster her love of yoga in all of her students!
Katie Goodman is dedicated to helping others become a better version of themselves. A former college soccer player at Mississippi State University, she majored in International Business and Spanish. Upon graduation she stayed active and worked for various Fortune 500 companies before discovering her true passion: yoga. She teaches power vinyasa, kids, and pre-natal classes as well as baby and me, gentle yoga, and sessions specifically for elderly populations. Her athletic background makes her an ideal instructor and teacher for Power Flow and Yoga for Athletes. Katie genuinely cares about her students and consider them her true friends.
Are you a Yoga-qualified instructor looking for a beautiful studio that focuses on small classes and individual lessons?
Call us at (210) 412-0398 today to see if the MBS team is right for you!
Kayleigh has been a movement instructor for over 5 years, combining her passions for musician wellness, natural movement, and corrective exercise. As a yoga instructor, she has studied with Jill Miller, Tari Prinster, David Vendetti, Trina Altman, and Sarah Court, as well as completed additional studies in biomechanics, children’s yoga, and anatomy. She is also an integrated Yoga Tune Up® instructor and MovNat® level 1 instructor. Her studies in pilates have been with Karen Sanzo, P.T., and Erin Burnham at Pilates Unlimited in Dallas, TX. She blends traditional yoga and pilates movements with contemporary knowledge of movement and biomechanics, to help clients move better and feel better. Kayleigh also maintains the blog, the Musicians’ Health Collective, which has an annual viewership of 50k readers, and has been a featured author on YogaDork, Elephant Journal, polyphonic.org, Musicovation, and other online and print publications. She is a member of the viola section of the San Antonio Symphony, and has performed and taught music internationally.
Kelli began her yoga journey 10 years ago, but it wasn’t until more recently, during her 200 hr Ashtanga Yoga Intensive Training, that is became much more than just a physical practice. Almost immediately, she felt a connection to Ashtanga that she hadn’t experienced with any other style. It was almost magnetic. She feels so lucky and grateful to be able to share her practice with like minded yogis and yoginis.
Mary Payne, originally from Lafayette, LA moved to San Antonio in 2014 to discover new possibilities in life. She started dancing at the age of two but lost the ballerina inside due to a struggle with a drug and alcohol addiction early in her teen years. She got sober at the age of 18, and to this day it is her greatest accomplishment. Wanting to move and feel her body again, she discovered yoga in 2008 and immediately fell in love with the quietness it brings to the mind. Mary holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Renewable Resources from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She has a 200 HR. YT Certification from the Southtown Yoga Loft and is certified with X-pert pole fitness level I and II. She describes yoga as an art that has come to life and the masterpiece you create on your mat is something to take home and share in your everyday life.
Molly is a pastry chef turned yoga teacher who loves bringing, along with peace and healing, fun and light-heartedness to the practice. She is YA 200hr certified, trained in Ashtanga Vinyasa, and entering her third year of teaching. Born in Idaho and most recently moving to San Antonio from the Washington D.C. metro area, she loves the unity that is nurtured in the yoga community. She tries to share the joy and challenge that originally drew her to yoga more than five years ago with her current students at the same time focusing on breath, asana, and the traditional sequence. When she isn’t playing on the mat, Molly writes freelance articles and clean-eating recipes, and spends time outdoors and eating delicious food with her family of fellow yogi husband, daughter and son.
Taylor Alicia is an artist and yoga instructor from the Desert Valley of Arizona. After seeing the positive effect of her artwork, it opened her eyes to a passion based on helping others. Realizing that the yogic philosophy and physical practice was a key component to her happiness, health, and success, she set an intention to share it with others. With a curious mind and a heart set out to help, Taylor completed her 200 hour Yoga teacher training in 2011. Through this she enjoys giving others the opportunity to take a break from commotion, set their intentions, and guide their body and mind in a positive direction.
She is currently studying to become an Occupational Therapist to benefit more people in need. It is her hope to combine western medicine and rehabilitation with the tradition of yoga to teach others of all ages about health and wellness.
Tia Pirkl is an ERYT 500 level instructor who has studied with some of the country’s top teachers, including Todd Norian, Ann Greene, Desiree Rumbaugh, and John Friend. She has been teaching for more than a decade and has a unique style that combines precise bio-mechanical alignment and strong cuing with a sense of fun and community. Her 1,500+ hours of yoga training and a background as a registered nurse are utilized to provide a yoga experience that is entertaining, functional, and safe. Tia believes that yoga can provide us with physical and emotional advantages that will enable our bodies to do more of what we love to do, and can play an important role in making our lives more successful and satisfying.
MBS Fitness has always provided patrons a unique opportunity to get a little art appreciation in while working on their own form. Whether running on a treadmill, working with a Personal Trainer, lengthening and toning with a Pilates Instructor or matching breath with movement in our King William location Yoga Studio, fitness-lovers have enjoyed thought-provoking, startling, beautiful and sometimes even bizarre works of art to stimulate the mind while they're sculpting their bodies. Naturally this connection makes Contemporary Art Month an exciting time for MBS Fitness- and this year MBS is participating in a few ways.
We are excited to announce a major change in our approach to supporting artists and promoting art patronage among the fitness and wellness communities in San Antonio. Beginning this coming April, the MBS Yoga Studio will begin hosting regularly scheduled art openings offering another platform through which patrons may also both contribute and benefit from the arts community.
In order to accomplish this goal, MBS Fitness will host a multi-layered official CAM event during which we will sell the eclectic collection of superstar local artists currently adorning the walls. This bittersweet and not-to-be missed farewell unfolds in two parts. On the evening of Friday, March 24th at 6pm, Josh Levine- personal trainer, yoga instructor, adventurer and founder of MBS Fitness will lead an all-level yoga class focused on breath-work followed by a discussion of the collection. A little farewell party for the beloved gems follows and attendees will have the opportunity to snatch up a favorite piece or two before they're made available to the general public.
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60 Minutes $80
45 Minutes $60
30 Minutes $40
Group Training Sessions
60 Minutes $50
45 Minutes $40
30 Minutes $30
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Even though having good posture gives us confidence, life doesn't always help us when it comes to our posture. We spend most of our day sitting in desk; when traveling we are either in a car, bus, train or airplane. We slump over in our chairs or sleep with several pillows under are head. We do so much not even realizing we are causing damage to our backs. Doing yoga can help maintain better posture and a healthy spine. The spine is what holds us up, so we need to make sure we keep it in the best condition!
Here are some yoga poses that can help with your posture thanks to breakingmuscle.com:
Mountain Pose (Tadasana)
Stand tall with your feet feeling the ground; open your chest with arms at your sides; slightly tuck your tailbone; engage your thighs; roll your shoulders back and down to lower your shoulder blades, and bring your chin back so your ears are above your shoulders.
Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)
Fold your body over towards your feet and hang there, grab your elbows with your opposite hands and breathe. After you release your arms, try looking up by opening the chest and flattening your back on an inhale. Then exhale and fold again.
Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
Place your hands on the mat in front of you in a sphinx position and then slowly straighten your arms into your full extension of cobra. Bring your shoulders away from your ears, while keeping your pelvis and toes on the mat.
Hero Pose (Virasana)
Sit on your heels and sit up straight with the crown of your head towards the sky. If you have knee issues, this will not be your pose. If you can’t sit on your heels, get an ergonomic chair that mimics this pose or use a pillow for cushion.
Child’s Pose (Balasana)
Sit back on your heels and reach your arms out in front of you or bring them alongside the body towards your feet into a tiny little yoga ball.
MBS is expanding its presence in Southtown! Less than a year after opening our location in King William, we're adding two new additions: a classroom for yoga, pilates and other low impact classes, and a retail space featuring hot teas, nutritionals and apparel. We expect to have the new spaces finished out in the next few weeks and will have a full class schedule available soon.