Get ‘CustomFit’ for 2020

Not everyone gets started on their New Year’s resolutions on Jan. 1. For those who are strolling through the start of the new year, waiting to get things rolling, CustomFit 360 and Rev360 have got just the thing to jumpstart those fitness resolutions.

Located at 29K Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View, CustomFit 360 is owned and operated by Erik Schreiber, along with a team of four trainers who are available to help people get their 2020 going in the right direction.

Schreiber and his team are about to kick off a “New Year New US” program that is a community fitness challenge. Starting on Jan. 27, the CustomFit 360 team will start an eight-week program of team-building with a focus on it being a community weight-loss effort. The program will look to have each person on a team lose 8 pounds.

The cost for enrollment in the program is $29.99 for the full eight weeks, which includes online training, a T-shirt, weekly weigh-ins at the studio and on-site training. A chart will be kept at the studio, representing the total team weight loss each week.

The goal of the program is to get as many people from within the surrounding community to get involved in the challenge, to support each other as they reach their individual goals. It is open to the public, so no membership is required outside the eight-week enrollment.

“The idea is to try and get as many people as possible involved in our fitness program within the immediate community,” Schreiber explained. “Just think how impactful it would be to report that we lost 1,000 pounds collectively as a community. That would be amazing.

“We will provide people with all the tools they will need to get started. You’ll get a 30-day kickstart program. There’s going to be a Facebook support group so that people can check-in with each other. So the idea is to get as many people involved to help community going in the right direction toward a healthy new year and a healthy rest of their lives. You only get one shot.”

Schreiber is a former Division I college athlete who is multi-certified, with more than 10 years of experience in the fitness industry. His diversity in training methods allows him to primarily focus on Functional Training Technique to maximize results.

“Functional Training” is classified as an exercise that trains the body for activities performed in daily life, and can be modified for all levels of fitness abilities. He has clients ranging from beginner to advanced, and his ability to create personalized programs for each client has met with great success. Whether the goal is to lose pounds and body fat, increase stamina and quality of life, or for the athlete in training, he has a program.

CustomFit 360 trainers are members of the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), the American Fitness Professionals & Associates, International Fitness Professionals Association, and a certified member of the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

They have five trainers ready to help people get started on getting themselves healthy, or even to help them maintain the current healthy lifestyle they are living.

They offer one-on-one training and semi-private training, while also providing programs for weight management, senior fitness, athletic performance enhancement, corrective exercise and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Crossfit and boxing. CustomFit 360 also has a KidsFit360 program, which is an eight-week series “designed to infuse a healthy interest in fitness into our youth.” This year, they’ve also added a Youth Athletic Performance class, which focuses on developing young athletes.

Besides Schreiber, the staff includes head trainer Sue Steel, personal trainers Kent Anderson, Marina Bogatkina, Ron Shoop, Amber Davis and Nick Brown, and online training director Erin Brenan.

Steel has 25 years of experience in the fitness industry as a certified Group X instructor and personal trainer, both NASM- and AFAA-certified. She has experience training NCAA Division I athletes in soccer and volleyball for speed and strength. She was a 2015 Crossfit regional qualifier and a three-time Tough Mudder finisher.

Anderson has more than 20 years of experience in the fitness industry. His first few years of training were primarily focused on programming fitness and nutritional consulting for bariatric clients. As fitness evolved, he worked at the Institute for Human Performance in Boca Raton, Fla., in an effort to adapt and grow with an ever-changing industry.

He said he believes in training that incorporates postural alignment and core stability when working with clients at all fitness levels. From former professional athletes to clients with special needs, helping people improve their quality of life is the most rewarding aspect of being in the fitness industry, he said.

Bogatkina is a certified yoga instructor and has been teaching since 2014. She said she believes in functional, mindful and non-judgmental fitness that connects the body and mind through a focus of intentional movements and breathing exercises.

Shoop is NASM-, AFPA- and FMS-certified and has 20 years in the fitness industry. He said he has always had a passion for helping others and enjoys bringing fun into fitness. He is a strong believer in training “movement, not muscle,” how the body naturally moves, and bringing more function and enjoyment to people’s daily activities. His training history includes clients ranging from 8 to 88 years old and climbing.

Davis was in teacher training with Dimitra Yoga for more than 200 hours, and it sparked a quest for knowledge into the human movement system that she said will forever be a passion. Since then, she has continued to train and learn about the human body by pursuing several diversified certifications including a 10-hour restorative/yin yoga, Neta Spin certification, Animal Flow Level 1, and her personal training certification with NASM. She is currently working on a 300-hour yoga training, and plans on delving into the world of mobility and strengthening in full-range of motion.

Brown is a firm believer in connecting with clients to understand what motivates them, beyond pounds and inches. His goal is to help and inspire others to be the best versions of themselves. His strengths include weight training, circuit training, injury prevention and weight loss. He focuses on proper form and adjusts the intensity level as needed to ensure that clients get the most out of their sessions. He is working toward completing his Precision Nutrition certification so that he can leverage his culinary knowledge to further assist clients on their fitness journeys.

Brenan suffered a severe knee injury while playing in college, which resulted in two reconstructive surgeries and years of therapy. That led to a nearly sedentary lifestyle and a weight gain of 30 pounds. After graduation, she said she knew she needed to find a way to be active without high impact, and that is when she found a love for weightlifting. She decided to take it a step further and study the science behind it. Fitness is a passion for Brenan, and she said she loves helping others along in their own fitness journey, whatever the goals may be.

Contact CustomFit 360 at (703) 626-3157 or customfit360de@gmail.com.

 

By Jason Feather
Staff Reporter