Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Combat holiday weight gain with personal training!

We offer great ways to save money and get fit with BMA. Now there are no excuses for getting in shape! Commit to one of the personal training session packages below and save BIG!

Buy a package of 10 personal training sessions and receive 10% off or the 11th session free. Can be used for outdoor sessions, indoor sessions or both.

Share a personal training session with a friend or two and get up to 20% off!
1 friend= 10% off
2 friends= 20% off


Ditch the hassle of bringing cash and buy a BMA Beach Pass!
*Buy a half-season Beach Pass, good for 6 group beach workouts and get 5% off.
*Buy a full-season Beach Pass, good for 12 group beach workouts, and get 10% off.


Buy a 10-week nutrition package and receive 10% off or your sixth week free.


Get a full day of Meal Delivery from BMA. Three balanced, low-calorie, delicious meals, plus two snacks for the low cost of $50 per day.

Friday, October 22, 2010

BMA Kids

BMA KIDS is a soccer-specific conditioning program that helps strengthen individual and team skills mentally and physically. BMA’s Founder, Bing Dinh, brings highly skilled experience in training athletes of all levels and has worked with many professional athletes. Bing and other BMA trainers provide a fun and safe environment for kids to learn new skills and refine existing ones that will deliver success on the field and beyond. Teams who train with BMA achieve higher performance results and more wins! One hour sessions take place 1x per week at Temescal State Beach, in front of the main parking lot and lifeguard tower #8.           

Price varies depending on the size of the group. Please email for a quote.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Study finds exercise can offset obesity-linked genes!

Here is a great article by Jeannine Stein for The Los Angeles Times! It is another great reminder for why we should all continue to stay fit!

Even people with a strong genetic predisposition to obesity can offset their risk of being overweight by being physically active, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal PLoS Medicine.

British researchers examined the effects of 12 genetic variants associated with a higher risk of obesity among 20,430 people in Britain. Researchers calculated a genetic predisposition score for each volunteer that ranged from 0 to 24, representing the number of obesity-related variants they had inherited. (Most of the scores were between 10 and 13.) The volunteers also reported their levels of physical activity.

Armed with that information, the researchers determined that each DNA variant carried a 16% increased risk of obesity among those who were sedentary. But for people who got at least one hour of physical activity per day, the increased risk per variant was only 10% — a reduction of 40%.

In terms of weight gain, each obesity-related gene variant in inactive volunteers was associated with an additional 1.3 pounds in body mass for someone about 5 1/2 feet tall. In people who exercised, the extra body mass was 0.8 pounds, according to the report.

Previous studies have shown that physical activity can offset the effect of genetics, but most have focused on a single gene known as FTO, also known as fat mass and obesity. But many more DNA variants have been linked to obesity in the last three years, said Ruth Loos, program leader at Cambridge University's Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit and the study's senior author.

"The more variants you carry, the more likely you are to be obese," she said.

Gil Atzmon, a geneticist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, N.Y., said the findings underscore that DNA doesn't necessarily mean destiny.

"The message from this is, if you have a genetic predisposition for some things, you can change your lifestyle and contribute to better health," he said.

Loos said she didn't advocate genetic testing for obesity at this point because not enough is known about how these and other variants affect weight.

"Knowing if your parents were obese is a better predictor than knowing your genome, since you not only share genes with your family, but lifestyle as well," she said. But in the future, being aware of one's genetic makeup may help tailor obesity treatments, she added.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Love BMA?

We do, too! Please share your personal experience with Body Mind Architects in a comment below! Let us know what you liked, loved and what has helped you find a healthier, happier, and more fit you!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Step it up with a combo package!

We offer combination packages at amazing rates! These personal training combo packages are designed for those who’d like to maximize their workout program and see greater results.

Group Beach Workout of your choice and Nutrition Counseling for 10-weeks
$550 or $55 per week

Group Beach Workout of your choice and One-on-One Personal Training for 10 weeks
$680-980 (depending on trainer)
or $68-98 per week

Nutrition Counseling and One-on-One Personal Training for 10 weeks
$980-1280 (depending on trainer)
or $98-128 per week

Nutrition Counseling, Group Beach Workout and One-on-One Personal Training for 10 weeks
$1100-1400 (depending on trainer)
or $110-140 per week

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Why Choose BMA?

BMA is for anyone, regardless of age, fitness levels and health issues—we tailor our workouts to meet your individual goals and needs. Our clients range from athletes and fitness professionals, to housewives and pregnant women, to cancer survivors and rehabilitation patients. While we offer no gimmicks, marketing tactics or promises for “quick” results— we can promise that we’re committed to helping you achieve long-lasting results. Our trainers are dedicated to your growth and transformation—you’ll never see them sitting down, on the phone, or focused on anything else but you. We perform in the moment. We guide you. We challenge you. We devote our all, so that you can give your all. It’s always about you… and it’s always about the workout.