Simmons goes it alone with Fusion Fitness
With losing weight and exercising more at the top of many New Years resolution lists, Dy-Ann Simmons has launched her business just in time to capitalise on the fitness trend.
Ms Simmons, a certified personal trainer, group instructor and former track-and-field athlete, opened Fusion Fitness Center in a redesigned studio space in the Cedar Parkade Building on Cedar Avenue.
Before deciding to go it alone and open her own studio, Ms Simmons worked for more than ten years in schools and gyms on the Island, including Tuckers Point, Sandys 360 and Magnum.
She opened Fusion quietly before the Christmas period, offering everything from boot camps to a number of popular exercise classes at her studio that focus on cardiovascular fitness and core strength.
Due to growing demand she has added more classes, which cost $15 a session with no membership fee required (discounts are offered for buying a series of classes), and also extended her popular boot camps.
The next six-week boot camp starts Monday, January 7, just in time for any New Years resolutions to drop a few pounds and get fit. Sign-up is by e-mailing Fusion, and the $300 cost covers weigh-ins and measurements, nutrition counselling, one-on-one consultation and easy-to-prepare meal plans to help you lose weight.
The camp - for beginners to advanced - runs for one hour at the Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at either 5.30am, 6.30am or 5.30pm, and you can interchange times.
Ms Simmons said dont delay sign-up as the classes are already filling up fast with a maximum of 15 to 20 clients per class. Another boot camp will begin in February.
For this year, she has added prizes for people who show up every day, lose the most weight and win an obstacle course challenge.
Fusion Fitness also now offers Pole Fitness, Belly Dancing, Zumba, Ab Blasters, Brazilian Butt Lift, and Cardio Circuit classes. She also hopes to bring the Aerial Fitness trend to Bermuda soon.
She says her classes, especially Zumba and pole fitness will completely tone your core.
Ms Simmons said her advice for anyone wanting to lose weight and get fit in 2013: Its a lifestyle change, not a New Year resolution, meaning you are going to change you entire life from the way you eat to the way you think.
She adds: So many people say they eat healthy, but when you really analyse it, they are not really eating healthy every day and they are not watching portion size.
Fusion Fitness can be contacted at email@example.com or 300-3489 or 541-3489. Her website is under construction and will be live soon.
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