Ready to burn some fat, lose weight and build lean muscle? Well look no further than James Patterson, founder of Body By James Personal Fitness. Through his Body-Fat Blaster Boot Camp, Patterson wants to transform your physique and life one 30-minute session at a time.
“I want everyone to be fit and healthy,” said Patterson, a former collegiate athlete for Cal State University. “You can change your life by adding just a few good habits,” said Patterson.
At a recent Kwanzaa celebration at Bobby Hutton Park formerly, known as DeFremery Park, in Oakland, Patterson had participants step on a scale to determine their weight. He then added their age and weight into a gadget that he requested participants hold while extending their arms. Within seconds the gadget then calculated the body mass and fat percentages.
The gadget happened to be a BMI calculator used as a screening tool to indicate whether a person is underweight, overweight, obese or a healthy weight for their height.
Some were alarmed to find out that nearly 50% of their body was composed of fat.
For each participant Patterson, offered encouragement and support while presenting training sessions available to people visiting his health booth.
To manually determine your BMI, divide your weight in kilograms by your height in meters. You then divide the answer by your height again to get your BMI.
By exercising and optimizing one’s body weight Patterson says people will experience fewer joint and muscle pains, an increase in energy and an improvement in the regulation of body fluids. Lower blood pressure, a reduced burden on the heart and circulatory system and improved sleeping patterns can also be experienced. Exercise and good eating habits will also cause reductions in blood triglycerides, blood glucose and lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Healthy habits will also reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
Patterson said being a student-athlete prepared him for a healthy lifestyle.
“Our coaches wanted us to perform at a high level and would encourage us to exercise and eat right,” said Patterson.
Headquartered in the Richmond / San Pablo area, Patterson has designed a training program that will maximize the muscles and provide a good cardio workout.
Over a dozen testimonials posted on his website describe Patterson as compassionate, professional and supportive. Many are experiencing a personal trainer for the first time and/or recuperating from surgery of an injury and thank Patterson for his encouragement.
“I’ve always tried to create a fun family atmosphere and provide a healthy dose of tough love with a smile,” he said.
Patterson says he’ll provide participants with all the tools they need.
“Our training program is simple. We’ll give you awesome 30-minute workouts, off-day workout videos, personal nutrition programs and access to our private Facebook page. Just show up, follow the program and before you know it you’ll find yourself shopping for sexy dresses and new heels.”
For those ready to jump start their year with exercise, participants can schedule a consultation and join one of several classes given by Patterson and his team of ten trainers.
Body By James Boot Camp location and schedules are as follows:
MORNING SESSIONS at Pulse Fitness Studio
12545 B San Pablo Ave. Richmond, CA 94805 (near San Pablo Ave and Solano),
Monday – Friday 5:00 a.m., 5:30 a.m., 6:00 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 7:00 a.m.
EVENING SESSIONS at Spectrum Schools
16330 San Pablo Ave, San Pablo, CA 94806
Monday – Thursday 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm
For more information, visit www.BodyByJamesPersonalFitness.com, email [email protected] or call 510-313-5131.