Thursday, September 30, 2010

Kimberly's 4 Core Med Ball Drills

There are many great tools available in the fitness world today that can really give you an amazing workout. The medicine ball is definitely one of them.  Used in almost every conditioning program for every kind of athlete it is no wonder this tool has gotten so much recognition.  It allows its user to train in endless movements, with endless exercise combinations, and allows every muscle in the body to work together at the same time.  This is why at BT Fitness we incorporate this valuable tool into our group class format.  It's versatility makes it easy to combine with the TRX and The Proformer.  However, even used on it's own you can get an incredible high intensity fat burning workout.  Below I have illustrated 4 great exercises that anyone can do to work the whole body, build great balance & core strength, and really increase heart rate. These exercises give you an idea of what we are all about at BT Fitness.  We use only the most effective exercise selection geared towards building a lean and athletic body.  Enjoy!

1. Med Ball Squat to Overhead Throw: Great for working your legs, abs, back, and shoulders and if done at a fast pace can really get your heart rate up.

2. Med Ball Overhead Lunge: Great for strengthening posture, abs, legs, and improving balance.


3.  Med Ball Uneven Push Up: Great for building upper body strength and core stability


4.  Med Ball Curl Up: Great for strengthening your abs and postural muscles by incorporating the nice tall reach at the top. 


Monday, September 27, 2010

T-Shirts - "The Ave" in Venice Beach

Once we got our logo, one of the first things we did was get T-shirts printed. We went to this awesome shop in Venice, CA called "The Ave" that specializes in custom design T-shirts and Converse Chuck Taylors. They use American Apparel T-shirts and the best printing equipment out there that enables them to do your printing in a matter of minutes. A special thanks goes out to Nick and his staff for stocking us up with pretty amazing T-shirts. Contact "The Ave" ( for all of your printing needs, whether for business or pleasure. Check out their video:

Our Logo

The closer we get to opening the more exciting news we have to share! Introducing our logo...what does everyone think? Our trademark application is currently being processed, but in the meantime we wanted to share it with all of you.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Taste of the Bells

At BT Fitness we are proud to offer Kettlebell training in a group class format.  For those who have never used the kettlebell it is an amazing tool for building strength, power, cardiovascular conditioning, and core stability.  It is very versatile and there are endless movement combinations possible when exercising with this dynamic tool.  The video below will give you a taste of a basic progression that the kettlebell can be used for.  Enjoy!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Suspension & Kettlebell Training

Strength & Conditioning Specialist and Fitness Professional Adam Tombelaine is getting set to take athletic training to a whole new level in San Clemente, California.  His classes will make up the other half of BT Fitness and will utilize the TRX suspension training system along with kettlebells, stability balls, resistance bands, and body weight sport specific plyometrics to keep heart rate and intensity high.  The TRX is a tool that has been recently introduced into the fitness training community and offers endless benefits.  It's philosophy is simply maximizing the body's ability to move.  With the TRX you are forced to stabilize your own body weight with every exercise therefore getting incredible benefits in core strength and performance that simply cannot be achieved with conventional machines.  This makes the TRX a truly innovative and functional piece of exercise equipment complimenting the SPX Fitness workouts perfectly.

In addition to the TRX, we will also be offering high intensity kettlebell training classes.  Kettlebells have recently gained tons of attention in their ability to burn fat, build strength, and foster better power and athleticism.  The movements used in kettlebell training teach the body to work as a single unit to stabilize against resistance and to use that resistance to produce greater force output.  What this means for  you is greater intensity and faster results.  As a former Master Instructor for Equinox Fitness Clubs and an accomplished Strength & Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA, Adam has spent hours training athletes and fitness enthusiasts using these training tools.  He has dedicated himself to developing the most effective programs that deliver the best results in a private training format.  This experience will now be utilized in a group class format to give you the same attention and structure as a private 1on1 session but for a fraction of the cost.  Adam is excited to introduce this training style to our San Clemente studio beginning January 2011.  Come out and take a class for yourself to see and feel the difference!  

Sunday, September 5, 2010

What is SPX Fitness?

SPX Fitness is an innovative workout program created by Sebastian Lagree that is geared towards taking the concepts of Pilates to the next level.  Also referred to as Pilates Plus, this program is based primarily on the fundamental principles of Pilates, but also includes aspects of strength training and cardiovascular conditioning programs as well.  This unique approach allows users to experience endless benefits in their training including weight loss, greater strength and endurance, a leaner more athletic appearance, and better posture and flexibility. SPX Fitness prides itself on having a wide variety of exercises that you cannot find in a regular Pilates or strength training class.  This ensures that every workout will be different, no matter how often you attend classes, and guarantees that you will continuously be challenged and never bored.  What makes SPX Fitness different from traditional pilates is that it utilizes the PROFORMER (see picture below), a one of a kind machine that is only available to licensed studios.  Unlike traditional Pilates reformers, the PROFORMER allows its users to perform exercises in counter resistance which makes the workout more intense and promotes greater stability of joints and spine. 

SPX Fitness is the preferred workout among LA's elite and celebrities alike.  It is now expanding across the country and throughout the world.  BT Fitness is proud to be the only studio in San Clemente to offer this cutting edge workout in an intimate group class format. Co-Owner Kimberly Brower is a certified SPX Fitness Instructor and has also been an avid practitioner for the last 3 years.  She has taken classes with some of the most experienced SPX Fitness instructors and has dedicated her time to master the program under the direct instruction of Sebastian Lagree.  For more information on SPX Fitness and the science behind it please visit SPX Fitness      

Welcome to BT Fitness

BT Fitness will soon be opening in beautiful San Clemente, California!  Our website is almost complete and should be up and running within the next 4-6 weeks to allow for all of our clients to view pricing (including opening specials), learn about the different types of classes we will be offering, and view the class schedule.  Our studio will give San Clemente residents exclusive access to group SPX Fitness classes along with other group classes that will utilize the most innovative tools in the fitness industry today.  This will include kettlebell and suspension training, stability and medicine ball training, along with regenerative and flexibility classes.  Our goal is to give you all of the tools necessary to truly transform your body into a vehicle for optimal performance.  Our projected opening date is currently January 1, 2011 but stay tuned as we will be continually updating our blog as time goes on to give a more accurate time frame. To receive pre-opening updates and learn about opening incentives, email us at Don't hesitate to send us an email to share your interests and what you are looking for in a fitness studio. Your feedback and comments are always welcomed.