Shape Health Fitness Philosophy

Our Tri Point Philosophy

According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2008-2018 (NHANES), about 2/3 of adults in the United States are overweight, and almost 1/3 are obese.

Eating right and being physically active isn’t just about being on a “diet” or “program” — it is the key to a healthy lifestyle. Healthful habits reduce the risk of many chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cancers, thus increasing your chances for a longer and better-quality life.  By working one-on-one with our professionals, you will experience a total body conditioning service designed to challenge you and assist in your fitness goals. Each session focuses on the key components to exercise: flexibility training, strength conditioning, and cardiovascular activity.

Sleep and Recovery

Research shows that sleep is crucial to weight loss and fitness.

Check out these research reports about how getting enough of sleep will help you hit your goals:

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/09/18/research-further-proves-sleep-is-important-to-weight-loss/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/17/sleep-weight-loss_n_1891171.html

7 to 8 hours of sleep is the recommended amount that gives your muscles time to recover properly. Fact: You only lose weight while you are sleeping, so it’s important to get enough.

It is absolutely crucial to include proper sleep in your daily schedule.

Your body will thank you for it!

MAXIMIZED SOMATOTYPE BODIES

Somatotype Training

At Shape Health & Fitness your workout program is determined by your body type. In the 1940s Dr. William Sheldon proposed a theory about how there are certain body types that he called somatotypes. He claimed that there are three types: endomorphy, mesomorphy, and ectomorphy.

While there is no specific “somatotype test” Dr. Sheldon did develop the somatotyping system that attempts to classify people by body type By Assessing certain characteristics: are grade you on a scale of 1-7 within each of the three body types. In this manner, we come up with a three number score (endomorph, mesomorph, ectomorph).

A 7 is a perfect match and a 1 is a low match. So a pure endomorph would be 711, a pure mesomorph 171, and a pure ectomorph 117. An average person who is slightly endormorphic would have a score of 6-4-4. An average person who is slightly mesomorphic would have a score of a 4-6-4. An average person who is slighty ectomorphic would have a score of 4-4-6.

Nutrition

The second component of the Tri-Point Philosophy is maintaining a properly balanced diet. There are a certain number of calories a person needs to consume each day in order to stay healthy. This number varies depending on your age, activity level and your personal goals. It is very possible to consume your entire daily amount with just a few high-calorie items but the likelihood of getting the full range of vitamins and nutrients that your body needs is very low. If you consume 100 more food calories a day than you burn you’ll gain about 1 pound in a month. That’s about 10 pounds in a year. The bottom line is that to lose weight it is important to reduce calories and increase physical activity.

At Shape Health and Fitness we customize a Meal Plan to fit each individuals personal (not everyone wants to loose weight!) needs and goals. We help you choose low calorie and nutritionally rich foods to eat daily – all packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and nutrients that the body needs. Each Meal Plan is designed to easily fit into a busy lifestyle and is by no means overwhelming. Shape Health and Fitness has a high success rate and this is due in part to our meal plan, which provides an easy transition into a realistic and healthy lifestyle.

Supplements

The third component of the Tri-Point Philosophy is taking the proper supplements. The nutritional supplements that we recommend will vary from person to person.  They are vital to maintaining proper nutrient intake. They can also help speed recovery time from training, promote the health of specific body systems and be used for training goals such as building muscle mass or burning body fat.

If you are training hard and eating a balanced diet taking certain supplements can help you achieve better results quicker.  Our trainers have extensive knowledge of supplements that can maximize results in a safe and healthy manner.  We use only the highest quality supplements available to insure positive results.

Dr. Oz understands the benefit of supplementation (Click Here to see his thoughts)

We affirm his understanding of supplements and believe that supplements are the cutting edge to success.