Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Meet Bellevue Club Trainer Ramses Chmait


Name:  Ramses Chmait
 
Hometown: Orange County, California

Number of years as a personal trainer:  17+

Number of years at the Bellevue Club:  9

Certifications/Degrees: American College of Sports Medicine certified, American Council on Exercise certified, bachelor of science degree in psychology from University of Washington

Area of Expertise: Body sculpting, weight loss, sport specific training, overall conditioning

What can clients expect out of a training session with you? Clients will get the most proficient and reliable exercise regimen to help them achieve their goals.

What is your own greatest physical or fitness-related accomplishment? Participating in body building competitions in my early 20s. I am also doing the 2014 Emerald Bodybuilding Competition this month at the age of 42.

What is the most rewarding part about being a personal trainer? Hands down, changing lives for the better. Physical fitness transcends all areas of one's life.

What is your No. 1 piece of advice for people who have a fitness goal, whether it is to lose 10 pounds or complete an Ironman?  Set up intermediate goals that will help you achieve your long range goal. Also, be very specific with your game plan.

What is one fitness-related misconception that drives you crazy? Lifting weights for women will make them bigger.

What is your favorite song/artist to workout to?  It varies, but I really like to workout to Eminem's “Lose Yourself."

What is your favorite pre-workout nutritional routine? Drinking some sort of caffeine, whether it is coffee or a sport pre-workout drink.

What is your favorite post-workout recovery meal? A protein shake with a tablespoon of peanut butter.

What is the one thing you find yourself repeating over and over again to clients? Consistency, consistency, consistency.

Is there anything else you think sets you apart as a trainer?  My life and passion has been, is and will always will be fitness. With that mindset, I am always trying to stay ahead of the trend. I also like to decipher between just “trendy” workouts and workouts that add some real value.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Nominate the Bellevue Club for 2014 Haute Picks!


The Bellevue Club is Haute!



The Bellevue Downtown Association has opened up nominations for the 2014 Best of Downtown Bellevue contest! Help us nominate the Bellevue Club for the Best Workout Spot!


To nominate the Club, please visit http://www.bellevuedowntown.org/events/hautepicks.html

Friday, March 14, 2014

Meet Bellevue Club Trainer: Siri Bjerregaard


Name:  Siri Bjerregaard

Hometown: Hinsdale, Illinois

Number of years as a personal trainer: 6

Number of years at the Bellevue Club: 2

Certifications/Degrees: American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified, TRX certified, Booty Barre certified

What can clients expect out of a training session with you? I will find out what their goals are, and then design a workout and diet program fit for them. I push hard and expect my clients to give me their best when they are with me – and that has proved to get results!

What is your own greatest physical or fitness-related accomplishment? I trained for and entered a bikini fitness competition two years ago. I didn’t place, but I reached my goals, stayed true to my diet and got down to eight percent body fat by competition day!

What is the most rewarding part about being a personal trainer? Seeing clients get excited about the changes in their bodies and lives and helping people learn how to live a healthy, active life.

What is your No. 1 piece of advice for people who have a fitness goal, whether it is to lose 10 pounds or complete an Ironman? Diet is everything. You can’t out-exercise what goes into your mouth!

What is one fitness-related misconception that drives you crazy? That women who lift weights will get big, bulky muscles. The only thing you can lift that makes you bulky is your fork!

What is your favorite song/artist to workout to? Nicki Minaj or Pink

What is your favorite pre-workout nutritional routine? I don’t really have one. I don’t eat before I do cardio, but I do try and get a little bit of carbs in me before I lift.

What is your favorite post-workout recovery meal? A protein shake and/or a protein bar.

What is the one thing you find yourself repeating over and over again to clients? When lifting, good form is everything.

Is there anything else you think sets you apart as a trainer?
I am a 46-year-old woman who has had two children. Yet, I am in the best shape of my life. I work hard at keeping fit; it doesn’t just come to me, but anybody can do what I do if they want it badly enough.  I believe I am a living example to most women – it is possible.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Meet Bellevue Club Trainer Tyler Greer


Name:  Tyler Greer

Hometown: Visalia, Calif.

Number of years as a personal trainer: 8

Number of years at the Bellevue Club: 1

Certifications/Degrees: American College of Sports Medicine certified, Heart Zones level 2 certified, bachelor’s degree in kinesiology

Area of Expertise: Overall wellness, strength, weight loss, post rehabilitation

What can clients expect out of a training session with you? They can expect motivation, fun times and an amazing workout, leaving much happier than when they arrived.

What is your own greatest physical or fitness-related accomplishment? Changing my entire body when I was younger by losing well over 50 pounds, and then putting over 30 pounds of muscle back on in a short period of time. The experience led me to become a personal trainer.  

What is the most rewarding part about being a personal trainer? Changing people’s lives and hearing them tell me that.

What is your No. 1 piece of advice for people who have a fitness goal, whether they want to lose 10 pounds or complete an Ironman? Make sure you are ready to commit and want it more then anything. Also, take a very balanced approach and make it a priority.

What is one fitness-related misconception that drives you crazy? One size fits all. Everyone’s body chemistry is different, so if something works for someone it doesn’t mean it will always work for everyone else.

What is your favorite music to workout to? Music I can’t understand that makes me want to move something heavy!

What is your favorite pre-workout nutritional routine? Usually a shake that is light on the stomach with a balance of protein, carbohydrates and amino acids.

What is your favorite post-workout recovery meal? Sweet potatoes with chicken or a piece of lean meat. A balanced protein to carbohydrate shake with amino acids as well.

What is the one thing you find yourself repeating over and over again to client? Yes, you can do this. How is your nutrition? What have you done since I saw you last? How have you been sleeping?

Is there anything else you think sets you apart as a trainer? I’m passionate. I practice what I preach. I try to experience everything that I challenge my clients to do. I am very positive all of the time. I focus on my clients. I care about my clients. This is my career and passion, and I make what I do my biggest priority. I never leave a dull moment with a client, and I never forget anything they tell me. And most of all, I change people’s lives!

For more information about BC trainers, please pick up a Meet the Trainers brochure.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Reflections magazine has a new online look



In keeping with the updated look of the print version, Reflections magazine’s website has a whole new look. Here are the top 4 reasons why you should head to bcreflections.com and check it out!

1. View More Content: Every article you see in the print version of the magazine can be viewed in its entirety on the website. We also have future plans to create bonus online-only content.

2. Stay Connected: With links to our facebook page, twitter account, and blog reel, it’s a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about what’s happening at the Club.

3. Access the Magazine Anywhere: The website is now easily viewable on tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices, so you can read Reflections anywhere at any time!

4. Get Dazzled with Good Design: We put a lot of time and thought into making the new website one our members would enjoy. Please let us know what you think. We welcome your feedback on the new design!