By Peg Lopata, Contributing writer
WESTBOROUGH – A personal training studio owned by sisters Jody Chaffee and Toni King that focuses on providing a space for women may be the best way for women to get in shape.
“There’s definitely a level of comfort with being all-women for our clients and for so many women who are intimated by working out in a traditional gym environment,” Chaffee said in a recent interview.
Get in Shape for Women employs four-pronged approach
This personal training studio does things differently.
Get in Shape for Women is a franchise-based company. They offer appointment based small group personal training. The goal is to empower women through body transformation, Chaffee says.
“Every client has a health and fitness goal and [an] appointment three days a week using a smart phone app,” explained Chaffee. “Our fitness model is based on a four-pronged approach that includes cardio, weight training, nutrition and accountability.”
Programs do more than just drop pounds
Healthy and sustained weight loss is simply not possible without increased exercise, Chaffee notes.
Chaffee, King and their team of trainers, Andrea Longo and Jamie Normandeau, understand this.
“In order to be successful with weight loss, it’s important that all of the components mentioned above are present,” said Chaffee. “Our sessions include thirty minutes of high intensity interval cardio training and thirty minutes of weight training and flexibility. Besides an hour of weight training and cardio, we offer weekly weigh-ins to anyone whose goal is weight loss as well as personal consultations.”
Get in Shape for Women studios offer multiple meal plans that are tailored for each client, focusing on five to six meals a day, and plenty of water.
“Our program includes an in-session support to coach you on effective and accepted nutrition principles that will ensure you know your numbers and have a plan in place that will help you achieve your desired results,” reads a message on the gym’s website.
“By setting scheduled workouts and conducting weekly weight and monthly body fat analysis checks, we see changes in your body composition (lean muscle and bone, versus fat) as well as a sense of your hydration over time,” the website continues.
Cardio training at these gyms is based on High Intensity Interval Training, an enhanced form of interval training that features alternating periods of short, intense, anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods.
The studio has six pieces of cardio equipment including two treadmills, two ellipticals, a rowing machine and an airdyne bike.
Gym offers diverse exercise opportunities
Chaffee says the key to making fitness gains is to challenge the body in different ways.
So, in addition to traditional equipment such as kettlebells, dumbbells, an aerodynamic bike and strength training machines, Get in Shape for Women offers TRX total body resistance exercise equipment. This suspension exercise system builds strength and endurance that adjusts to work with everyone no matter their level of physical fitness.
With TRX equipment, an individual braces and keeps stable using their own muscles.
This type of equipment is very low impact, meaning it prevents injuries while also avoiding aggravating pre-existing injuries.
TRX follows the philosophy of the Get in Shape for Women training team because, while using the equipment, an individual can add or decrease resistance by shifting their body position. That means an individual is in control of how much they want to challenge themselves.
Get in Shape for Women values ‘fitness family’
No exercise program works for long if it either overwhelms a participant or makes them feel like they can’t challenge themselves.
At Get in Shape for Women, the staff wants to help women keep in shape for the long run.
In fact, Chaffee notes, one of their initial clients has been working out with them for thirteen years.
“To us, our members are our fitness family,” said Chaffee. “Personal training is about building relationships that help our clients feel more confident, comfortable and motivated to reach their fitness goals.”
Get in Shape for Women is located at 45 East Main St., Unit 10 in Westborough.
Learn more at https://www.getinshapeforwomen.com/
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