BDx Fitness Renovation finishes on December 23!

We are excited to announce that our facility renovation at 3 Corporate Drive, Shelton CT will be completed December 23rd.

Facility features will include:

  • New Walls, Ceilings, Lighting, Entrance & Layout
  • Hours 5:00am-11:00pm, 7 days a week
  • New Strength & Cardio Equipment
  • Cloud-Based Exercise Planning and Tracking
  • Professional Personal Training
  • Isophit and Internal-Performance Strategies
  • Corporate Fitness Programs
  • Boot-Camp Classes
  • Pilates Classes & Private Sessions
  • Yoga Classes & Private Sessions
  • Cardio Kickboxing & Self-Defense
  • Locker/Changing areas, Sauna, Showers, Amenities

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Testimonial Tuesday: Chris Ackley

Testimonial Tuesday!

BDx has provided me with a great program to improve my quality of life and meeting my fitness goal. I have already highly recommended them to several people. That should sum it up.

ChrisWhat brought you into BDx Fitness to start personal training?

I do not believe the other gyms were something I would stick with. After meeting with Rob and his explanation of how BDx works, I felt this is what I needed to help my motivation and discipline to keep coming back. Rob signed me up with Michele Krushinski.   I like the way she keeps you on track.  She is efficient and personable and the whole atmosphere in the gym is not intimidating. You do not feel like you are in a large box store type of gym. All the trainers are supportive, friendly and professional. I look forward to reaching my wellness and fitness goals here at BDx, which I do not think would be the case anywhere else. In addition, since BDx is in one of Bob Scinto’s buildings, I know it is a class act because he runs a first class operation.

What was your goal?

My goal was to lose weight and get in to a little better shape. I had a very active career in the fire service so exercise and weight was not much of a problem. However, my career resulted in some injuries that I have to live with. After retiring, my weight increased and my activity level was somewhat sedentary, the aches and pains were increasing I was embarrassed about my situation, especially since I knew better. I needed the discipline to meet these goals and not get hurt in the process. BDx and Michele have given me that. She puts a great emphasis on the details of the exercise workout, not how much weight you can throw around, resulting in better quality and intensity throughout the session.

How are you tracking success?

I measure my success by how I feel, how I sleep, how my clothes are fitting and how I am improving in the quality of the exercises. However, just as important is the feedback and support from Michele, my trainer, and my wife Jill.

What is your plan to stay on track?

By continuing to follow the direction that Michele provides. I am actually enjoying this especially since I am now seeing the results of the program.


Testimonial Tuesday: Connie Beaupre

Testimonial Tuesday!

I never thought in such a short time how my life and body can change. My family has adjusted to “Mom” having her hour a day and I feel great! By having Anthony as a trainer I am not only accountable to him but he is supportive and motivating. I remember when I met with him for my consultation and he said to me, “There are 168 hours in a week and how many of them do you take to exercise? 5 hour or 7 hours is not a lot of time over an entire week.” My answer was 1 hour because I had just enrolled in the group classes but if he had asked me in December I would have said zero. That really resonated with me. I have learned to make time for myself and love the time I spend in the gym. I feel my stress level is lower and I may even have more patience with my family. All of the trainers at BDx are motivating and made me feel comfortable Day 1.

Thank you Anthony, Michele and Rob!

ConnieWhat brought you into BDx Fitness to start personal training? 

January I signed up for a group class twice a week. I then signed up for my free consultation with Anthony. Keep in mind I have not had been in a gym for at least 15 years. At this time the class was a few weeks in and I was really enjoying it. I attended the consultation and listened to what Anthony had to say and show me. I knew to keep me motivated I would need to have something scheduled.

What was your goal?

My goal was to get in better shape so that I can be more active with my children (ages 8, 9) and set an example for them. I also wanted to do something for myself. Since I have had my family, I have found that like most of us we do everything for everyone and put ourselves last. I said to myself and my family, “It is a new year and it is now time for me!”

How are you tracking success?

I now go bike riding, hiking play basketball and other sports with my kids. I know it is working when they say, “Wow Mom, how did you make that shot” or “Slow Down”. Anthony also keeps me on track by checking my numbers monthly. Training on Mondays keeps me inline over the weekend. Having to go out and buy new clothes isn’t a bad way to track progress either!

How about nutrition?

I think about what I am eating and the calories that go along with it. I make trade offs so that I can still enjoy the things I like and am able to stay on track. I have also increased my water intake. It is amazing that by exercising and eating in moderation you can continue to see results!

What is your plan to stay on track?

My plan is to continue my weekly training with Anthony, take group classes twice a week at BDx Fitness, cardio and full body workouts. I will  also continue to track my daily activity as it holds me accountable. It is motivating to look at a month and see you only missed a handful of days at the gym.




Testimonial Tuesday: Gloria Merritt

Testimonial Tuesday!

Everyone at BDx is awesome, they really seem to get as excited for their clients as their clients do for themselves. It has become a community of support. Truly, my work with Anthony has been the key in making the transition from “planning” to do something to “doing it!! Thank you so much!!!

GloriaWhat brought you into BDx Fitness to start personal training? 

I’m a nurse with more than 35 years of clinical experience. As with so many others, intellectually I “knew” what I needed to do to take better care of myself, but motivationally, I could not make it happen. Getting tired of bringing my work out clothes with me every Monday and returning them to my home every Friday, totally untouched, I knew I needed a different approach. In my professional life, partnering with others in their attempt to reach their goals has been an effective strategy. I needed a partner. I called Bio-Dynamix to get information and from my very first interaction with Anthony, I knew I had found “my partner”. My hesitation and insecurity was met with his enthusiasm and confidence.

What was your goal?

The first session centered around my goals. My primary goal was to “feel better” about myself, have more energy and make healthier choices. My  daughter is getting married in September and I wanted to look and feel my best.  Anthony’s genuine belief that we could accomplish this, was contagious. Anthony incorporated my goals into a fitness plan and became the coach I needed to begin to accomplish these goals.

How are you tracking success?

Success is subjective! When I feel good, have energy, like how my clothes are fitting and feel healthier, I believe I am on the “right track”! I am also incorporating some of the traditional avenues. Logging food intake vs activity each day has been helpful. Yes, I look for the pounds to decrease but I really try not to make this my focus. For me, success is more about making changes in my life that reflect taking better care of myself!

How about nutrition?

I’ve recently added a nutritional component and through Anthony’s recommendations, have begun using the web based dotfit program. There, I have found healthy suggestions, a way to track my progress and a guide for making better choices. This is an area that is and will be a “work in progress!” Yes, I’ve lost weight and added muscle tone as a result of my work with Anthony and the Bio-Dynamix approach. But more importantly, I feel great!

What is your plan to stay on track?

Knowing I was at risk for starting and stopping this fitness plan, as I had so many other times, I made a commitment financially and with my time to create a long term plan. Being accountable to another is making the difference. I had been making a “plan” to go to the gym before, but talked myself out of it at the end of the work day because I was “tired”. Having regular appointments and a plan and person that encourages and truly cares about helping me reach my goals has made all the difference. During sessions, Anthony pushes me because he believes I can do it. Between appointments, I sometimes get an email applauding the good work that was done. It’s called “personal” training and Anthony makes it just that. I have been working with Anthony for about 2 months and have recently made another 3 month commitment.  Continuing to work with a partner is my plan for future success. I know myself enough to know I need that person to help continue to motivate me, challenge my limits and genuinely applaud my success.



Gym Renovation Begins October 8!

Our Fitness Facility renovation begins this week!


Beginning October 8, the Corporate 3 Fitness facility will begin a major overhaul, including the gym area and locker rooms, as well as brand new machines and equipment. The estimated completion date for this renovation is December 8.

During this estimated 60-day construction:

-Personal training sessions will continue as usual

-Fitness classes and Pilates will continue as usual

-Personal training clients will have access during limited hours*

-General membership participants are invited to use the other Scinto fitness facilities at no charge ( 2 Trap Falls Rd, 6 Research Dr, 2 Enterprise Dr, 100 Beard Saw Mill Rd)


Thank you for your anticipated cooperation during this time.  We look forward to providing you with the finest facility and the highest-level service in all of Connecticut!

Yours in health,

The BDx Fitness Team


*Interim gym schedule (for Personal Training clients):

Monday: 6:00am-8:00pm

Tuesday: 6:00am-8:00pm

Wednesday: 6:00am-8:00pm

Thursday: 6:00am-8:00pm

Friday: 6:00am-6:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm

Sunday : closed


Testimonial Tuesday: James McGinn

Testimonial Tuesday!

BDx Fitness is a great place. It’s a private where you can enjoy your experience and not have to deal with the typical gym crowd. They have taught me the truth about exercise and nutrition. It’s unbelievable all the things I thought I had to do to reach my goal. With Good nutrition and the right exercise plan it can actually be fun.

JamesWhat brought you into BDx Fitness?

I wanted to lose weight. I had always been a little heavier since high school and I was done with it. I was ready to make that change. I wanted to feel better physically and mentally and to have more energy.

How are you tracking success?

Rob is really good about keeping me on track. We track all my workouts. I can see the progression in all of them. We also use a calendar to make sure that I keep my word to the workouts that I committed too. Rob will weigh me, check my body fat and do circumference measurements every month.

How about nutrition?

Rob’s favorite saying is abs are made in the kitchen. It’s really true!!! You can work out all you want but if your food is not on point, you will only see minimal results. Rob was great about teaching me how to track calories. With his help I lost 100 pounds!!

What is your plan to stay on track?

I plan to continue working with Rob and stay committed to my goal. It’s easy to fall off track, so it’s much better if there is someone keeping you on course.



Testimonial Tuesday: Joyce Fox

Testimonial Tuesday!

I’ve never been one to work with a trainer but as one of my 2014 new years’ resolutions was to “get in the best shape of my life” – I knew I needed to do something different.

Michele Krushinski is professional, supportive and encouraging. Over time, as I’ve gained strength and confidence, Michele continues to challenge me, keeping it fresh and fun. If you have any limitations, she’s awesome at accommodating with an alternative or a modification for the exercise. With the combo of the private sessions, nutritional guidance, and working out on my own, I am truly pleased with my progress and the results I’m achieving.

JoyceWhat brought you into BDx Fitness to start personal training? 

I wanted to keep my New Year’s resolution this time and I saw the flyer for the women’s strength training class. I don’t like strength training. I hate it actually. But I know it is important and that I needed a kick in the butt along with the structure of a class.

What was your goal?

To look good naked! And to feel better about my body. I want to bring the gun show to town!

How are you tracking success?

I only judge by how my clothes fit and what I see in the mirror. And I see    definition in my abs now! I do not weight myself. At a recent physical I learned I lost three inches and my bloodwork is improved. People are complimenting how I look! My energy has increased and I’m sleeping better.

How about nutrition?

I make better choices but I do not track my food intake and I still indulge. As long as I’m progressing, I’m ok with it being slow. Sometimes you have weeks where everything is on target and weeks when you can’t do it all. I learned not to beat myself up.

What is your plan to stay on track?

Step up with weight training on my own in addition to working with Michele. I also plan to work on my nutrition — after vacation.

Testimonial Tuesday: Liz Morrisey

Testimonial Tuesday!

Since I began training with Anthony at BDx Fitness in May, I have had noticeable success.   I’ve gained strength and muscle definition I never had before and my weight is within a couple of pounds of my goal.  In addition, I have lost significant body fat that I never did when losing weight before.  I attribute that mainly to adding weight training into my exercise routine.

Although I have exercised all of my adult life, I never tried weight training until coming to BDx Fitness. Anthony has taught me a lot about using the equipment and the importance of consistent training and maintaining a clean diet.

In addition, I feel better, have more energy and actually like challenging myself to do better.

Liz MWhat brought you into BDx Fitness to start personal training? 

I wanted to lose some weight gained over the last few years, especially newly acquired belly fat.  So, I decided to increase my exercise routine by joining a gym.  I was unfamiliar with weight training having mainly exercised at various classes.   I was also inspired by a friend and co-worker who lost 20 pounds training with Rob at BDx Fitness.

What was your goal?

My goal was to lose between 10 and 15 pound, to lose belly fat and gain some muscle definition.

How are you tracking success?

I am logging my exercise with the logs provide d by Anthony. Occasionally, I use the “Lose It” app to record my food intake and exercise for the day. That really is helpful in showing how many calories have been consumed and how much I can eat before reaching my daily limit.

How about nutrition?

I have cut back on sweets, breads, pasta, beef and processed foods.  I’ve increased my water intake as well as eating more fresh fruits and vegetables.   When shopping, I compare labels to find the lowest percentages of fat,        sodium, sugar and calories.

Finally, I try to limit “cheat days” to once a week and/or on special occasions only

What is your plan to stay on track?

I am continuing my weight training sessions with Anthony once a week and an additional 3 times a week on my own.   I also take aerobic, toning and yoga classes at my local gym 4 times a week and walk on the weekends.  I will increase my use of the app to log my food intake and exercise to stay on track.



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