Testimonial Tuesday: Patricia Todisco

Testimonial Tuesday!

Working out with Michele helped me build muscle strength and energy levels. My knee and shoulder issues have improved! I am now convinced that exercise and diet is the key to overall mental and physical well being. She has great knowledge of the body’s muscles and how they function. She is attentive and concentrates on form. Most importantly she has instilled a sense of well-being in me through exercise and for that I am thankful!

PatriciaWhat brought you into BDx Fitness to start personal training?

A need to improve my physical strength and improve my cardiovascular endurance. I had a shoulder injury. Michele believed she could help me with these issues.

What was your goal?

My goal was to build muscle and cardio fitness in order to increase energy levels and strengthen my shoulder and knee. I also wanted to develop exercise as a regular part of my life.

How are you tracking success?

I log my workouts and change routines. I weigh myself regularly.

How about nutrition?

I make a conscious effort to consume veggies and protein. I’m aware of the addictive ability of sugar and work at keeping sweets under control. I also read labels.

What is your plan to stay on track?

Psychologically program my brain to remember how good it feels wit h less weight and more strength and energy. Make my workout  a priority. Continue with awareness and education.



Testimonial Tuesday: Peggy Manalis

Testimonial Tuesday!

BDx Fitness is a unique gym in Shelton. This is the place to join if you are serious about your goals and want the individual attention that no one else is really capable of delivering. From the moment you step into BDx Fitness you feel comfortable to talk about what your goals are and you receive the best a personal trainer can offer! Michele and all of the staff are wonderful and fantastic at their skill. The proof is the personal results that all their clients witness!


What brought you into BDx Fitness to start personal training?

I was looking for a local gym that would provide me with the personal attention I needed to accomplish my goals and help me stick with a plan.  After some research online I came across BDx Fitness’ website and decided to book my first personal training session with Michele.

What was your goal?

My main goal was to find an exercise regime that I would stick to and not give up on after 3 weeks (which was common with me).  In addition to finding a plan I enjoyed I wanted to tone up areas that I was not pleased with as I am approaching the age of 40!

How are you tracking success?

The mere fact that I am still attending is a success in itself! In addition, Michele keeps track of all my sessions in a binder and looking back I can see how I have progressed.

How about nutrition?

Michele and I have discussions on nutrition and she has enlightened me on many aspects of what I eat.

What is your plan to stay on track?

Keep attending my weekly appointments with Michele! Gain the confidence to eventually start adding days to my work out program.


Testimonial Tuesday: Sandi Soltis

Testimonial Tuesday!

I was optimistic but driven when I first walked through the doors to give personal training a chance.  When I was younger, I was in great shape and had no problem if I ever had to drop a couple of pounds. Now, I was having a hard time doing it on my own. As soon as I met Michele, I knew I made the right decision.  Michele knows my limits and when to push me. She never lets me give up slack off.  At the same time, she is always making sure that I am feeling ok.  My progress has been slow and steady in the weight loss department but I am getting more tone every week and I have more energy and my clothes are down a size and fit much better.


What brought you into BDx Fitness to start personal training? 

I was recovering from both a stem cell transplant and a kidney transplant and am currently on numerous medications and had gained some weight. I used to work out every day but hadn’t been able to for the past 7 years. I was getting older and heavier every year.  I realized that being much older and on the medications I am on, it was very difficult to lose the weight on my own. I decided to go to BDx Fitness to get the jump start I needed to lose the weight and tone.

What was your goal?

My goal is to lose the excess weight and tone up in a healthy, safe way and to be able to maintain the weight loss.

How are you tracking success?

I track my exercise, food intake and sleep on my Fitbit. Additionally, I get weighed in every Monday so I am forced to hold myself accountable to myself and Michele (especially over the weekend when it is harder to stay on track).

How about nutrition?

I try to eat a protein packed diet and drink 3 liters of water a day.  I try not to deprive myself if I am having a craving for something sweet so I keep a box of Skinny Cow ice cream bars in my freezer.

What is your plan to stay on track?

I am still working out with Michele three days a week and try to do at least an hour of cardio every day either at the gym or walking outside.    I am very close to my goal weight and once I get there I intend to keep working out with Michele 1-2 times a week. I am hoping that I can keep in the back of my mind how difficult it is lose the weight at this age and hopefully that thought will help keep me motivated to keep the weight off.

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Ruane Attorneys Enrolled in BDx Fitness Corporate Program

Ruane Attorneys, a long-time R.D. Scinto tenant, is now enrolled in our BDx Fitness Corporate Wellness program!

Welcome aboard!

Isophit is Coming to BDx!

BDx Fitness is pleased to announce that we will feature Isophit in our Internal Performance Center/ Muscle Lab.  Construction on the Body & Soul facility is set to begin in March, with the finishing touches completed by May 2015.  BDx Fitness will be the first Internal Performance Center in New England, and the first in the area to offer Isophit sessions, utilizing MotionBlock technology.

BDx Fitness Shelton, CT

BDx Fitness is located in the Body & Soul Fitness Center, in the R.D. Scinto Corporate Towers in Shelton Connecticut.
BDx has provided services and strategies to individuals, teams, and organizations since 2002.

Our state-of-the-art facility features: free weights & cardio, locker room, showers, and sauna.

Our services include Corporate Wellness, Fitness Classes, Personal Training, and Muscle Activation.
Take a look at our location at 3 Corporate Drive, Suite 165, Shelton CT.

BDx Fitness 3 Corporate Drive Shelton CT

BDx Fitness – 3 Corporate Drive #165 Shelton, CT

Welcome! Take a QUICK Tour of our facility at 3 Corporate Drive, Shelton CT.

The current gym layout and equipment has been in place since January 2009.   Our remodel & Equipment upgrade will begin March 2015!

The brutal secrets behind ‘The Biggest Loser’

The brutal secrets behind ‘The Biggest Loser’
Be inspired!…but please be smart and think about your long-term health.

Cafe 4 – Healthy Lunch Menu – Under 500 Calories

Stop in at Cafe 4  and try something from the Healthy Lunch Menu – all options are delicious and have 500 calories or less! 10592737_780466922010789_3753151882715007657_n

Cafe 4 is located at 4 Corporate Drive in Shelron CT, across from our 3 Corporate Drive Location.

New Facility Coming Soon!

Coming Soon: Construction is set to begin on the “Body and Soul Fitness Center” in Tower 3. We cannot wait until we offer the finest state-of-the-art facility. That’s Bob Scinto’s promise. R.D. Scinto Inc.


When You’re Losing Weight, Where Does The Fat Go?

Joe Dragon lost 130 pounds.  Scroll down to see what he looks like after his weight loss.Multiple chins, bulging tummies and flabby arms: It’s easy to see where fat accumulates on the body.

When a person starts losing weight, where does the fat go? And what parts of the body can you expect to see results?

Headlines from fitness magazines promise exercises to blast away belly fat and activities to spot-reduce flab. The scientific evidence, unfortunately, doesn’t back those sexy headlines.

Here are three things to know about weight-loss and body fat.

You can’t change your shape, just your size.

You can’t cherry-pick where you shed fat; weight loss doesn’t work like a point-and-shoot.

MRIs, CT scans and dexa scans, which use X-ray beams to measure body composition, show no evidence for spot reduction. Read the rest of this entry

The Power of Exercise

In the bottle before you is a pill, a marvel of modern medicine that will regulate gene transcription throughout your body, helping prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and 12 kinds of cancer — plus gallstones and diverticulitis. Expect the pill to improve your strength and balance as well as your blood lipid profile. Your bones will become stronger. You’ll grow new capillaries in your heart, your skeletal muscles, and your brain, improving blood flow and the delivery of oxygen and nutrients. Your attention span will increase. If you have arthritis, your symptoms will improve. The pill will help you regulate your appetite and you’ll probably find you prefer healthier foods. You’ll feel better, younger even, and you will test younger according to a variety of physiologic measures. Your blood volume will increase, and you’ll burn fats better. Even your immune system will be stimulated. There is just one catch.

There’s no such pill. The prescription is exercise. Read the rest of this entry

5 Ways To Prevent Sports Injuries

by Paul Ingraham

Weekend warriors and a lot of amateur athletes tend to believe that injury prevention is pretty much all about having a stretching regimen, and they are usually feeling guilty about not doing it enough. If I had a buck for every time I’ve heard someone say, just before a game of ultimate, “I should really do some stretching” … well, heck, I could afford to play ultimate for a living.

Lucky for them, they aren’t really missing anything important. As established elsewhere, stretching doesn’t really work (see Quite a Stretch) for the things people think it does, and it is particularly useless at preventing injury. Here are five ways to prevent injury that are a much better use of your time … Read the rest of this entry

How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body

On a cold Saturday in early 2009, Glenn Black, a yoga teacher of nearly four decades, whose devoted clientele includes a number of celebrities and prominent gurus, was giving a master class at Sankalpah Yoga in Manhattan. Black is, in many ways, a classic yogi: he studied in Pune, India, at the institute founded by the legendary B. K. S. Iyengar, and spent years in solitude and meditation. He now lives in Rhinebeck, N.Y., and often teaches at the nearby Omega Institute, a New Age emporium spread over nearly 200 acres of woods and gardens. He is known for his rigor and his down-to-earth style. But this was not why I sought him out: Black, I’d been told, was the person to speak with if you wanted to know not about the virtues of yoga but rather about the damage it could  Read the rest of this entry

Quite a Stretch

This is the absolute best article we’ve EVER read on stretching. First and foremost it continually maintains both context and perspective, acknowledging both the satellite view and the zoom lens, the subjective bias of the author and the objective science as it appears to currently stand…

by Paul Ingraham

Stretching just doesn’t have the effects that most runners hope it does. In particular, plentiful recent stretching research has shown that stretching doesn’t (1) warm you up, (2) prevent soreness or injury, or (3) enhance peformance. No other measurable and significant benefit to stretching has ever been proven. Even if it worked, stretching would be inefficient, “proper” technique is controversial at best, and many key muscles are actually biomechanically impossible to stretch — like most of the quadriceps group (which runners never believe without diagrams). If there’s any hope for stretching, it might be a therapeutic effect on muscle “knots” (myofascial trigger points), but even that theory is full of problems… Read the rest of this entry