It’s quite easy to get certified to be a personal trainer. You can do it in a weekend! You can tell someone to do push ups, squats, lunges and planks. Yet how does one know how to modify an exercise and why. 80% of Americans get injured within their first 3 months of starting a new exercise program. Why is that?

We want you to understand your body and what is going on with it so that you can take better care of it for the remainder of your life. Where are the strengths? Where are the weaknesses? What is tight on your body? Having this information for yourself will help you feel physically better because you will have a better understanding of what is right for you. For instance, maybe your quads are tight or your gluteal muscles don’t really activate. Perhaps you’ve had shoulder or knee pain for so long that you have developed ways around it. Or maybe you love triathlons and want to take it to the next level, but you lack strength in swimming because your shoulders are tight…There are a plethora of possibilities of why the mechanics of the body go awry. We help you find out why, what to do about it and how to achieve optimal fitness performance.

You want to know why you’re doing the exercises that you’re doing and where you should be feeling them.

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Sports Performance Training takes you to the next level with your climbing, biking, running or athletic pursuits. Personal Training at BK ROOTS is based on ensuring that your body is moving in optimal movement patterns by correcting imbalances and restoring alignment.

Isolated movements are targeted to engage weaker muscles. Those weaker muscles are then combined with dynamic and functional movements so that all muscles are being utilized synergistically and efficiently - making you a stronger you. Just 1-2 intense training sessions per week will improve your athleticism and performance in the activity that you love.

Stabilization, strength, balance, power, plyometrics, core work and isolated movements are used to improve your body’s performance.

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Sports Rehab programming identifies your body’s imbalances of tight and weak muscles that are inhibiting you from proper alignment and movement patterns.

Specializing in knee, lower back and shoulder injuries to rehabilitate the surrounding muscles of the injured joints along with synergistically improving functional full body movement patterns. Become pain free forever. This is not a quick fix, but a lifelong journey of mind and body. You will learn what you need to do for your body to keep it pain-free. Pilates and any other modality in the studio are utilized to get your body to its best.

The cycle of injury and faulty movement patterns are what cause pain. Repetitive movements such as running or sitting all day can create tightness in the hip flexors, chest and knees. To combat this repetition, the body needs to release the muscles (and tendons, ligaments) associated with that tightness and typically it needs to strengthen the muscles that oppose those tight muscles (such as gluteals - the tush) and hamstrings. Tightness and weakness are the cycle of injury. Learn what your body needs to be healthy with personal training.


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Mindy Berla

With 10 years working in the fitness industry, Mindy regards health and fitness as a deep and personal journey towards self-growth at any age. Mindy is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant and holds fitness certifications in NASM-CPT, CES, TRX and Pilates Academy Intl. She created and produced iPhone app Pregnant and FIT! Her workouts of choice are strength training, springboard and running.

Mindy is in love with the body's ability to heal itself through movement and food. Her expertise lay in sports rehab and holistic weight loss. Mindy uses exercise as a way to feel confident about everyday life challenges. Her passion for elevation of self is evident through her private sessions and in her classes. She constantly seeks work/life balance as a mom of two. Mindy co-owns BK Roots Fitness with her husband, Ash.

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Ash Berla

Isaac Ashley Berla has over 25 years of experience in Martial Arts and received his ranking from Grandmaster David James in Vee Arnis Ju-Jitsu. He is a certified Black Belt in Vee Arnis Ju-Jitsu. Ash holds personal training certifications in NASM-CPT, CES, PES, is certified in TRX, the World Kettle Bell Club, Olympic Weight Lifting and Cross Fit.

Ash has helped pro and semi-pro athletes go from injury to performance. Ash’s in-depth knowledge of kinesiology manifests in his ability to heal the body. He specializes in shoulder, knee and ankle injuries. His energy is light and fun.

“My lower back has been messed up for the past few years. Really messed up. There were days where it started spasming for no reason, it hurt to walk up a small hill, to sit, to stand, to swim for more than a couple seconds, to lie in bed, or do pretty much anything beyond walking on a fairly flat surface. It’s been about 5 weeks since I started going and I’m already feeling a lot better - the best my back has felt for a long time…Mindy does a good a job of not only figuring out what the problem is, but also of figuring out how to explain it in a way that makes sense.”
— C.D.
This is a friendly and welcoming fitness studio-whatever your starting level of fitness is, Mindy and Ash are warm and encouraging, and will also push you to meet your goals. Mindy’s sports rehab personal training is outstanding (helping me train injury-free for several metric century bike rides this year and upcoming 1/2 marathon), and I’ve enjoyed yoga and springboard classes.
— D.G.