We are a solutions based gym.

Our mission is to be here to guide you to whatever health and fitness resolutions you are looking for. Please keep in mind that we want to be more than your average gym. We change lives. We feel strongly that fitness and nutrition in your life can change your life for the better.

Our Gym:

  • We are a family owned business since 2001
  • We guarantee that anyone who joins the gym will never pay more than you do today.
  • We promise to never raise your rates as long as you stay current as a member.
  • Simply stay current as a member or renew within 30 days of expiration and we will keep your rate the same for as long as you are a member.

We have helped thousands of Bakersfield residents reach their goials and if you have not heard the word of mouth testimonials this would be a great opportunity to come see what we can do for you before you commit.


  • 6 Week Fat Loss Class Starts September 12 / On Sale For $99

    6 Week Fat Loss Class Starts September 12 / On Sale For $99

    This is one of the most important times of the year to get your body back on track. Hot Bakersfield summer’s take their toll on all of us. We tend to do a lot of hibernating to escape the heat. NetFlix binge watching, late take out dinners and simply having a looser schedule add up in your waistline.

    Getting control now and building a full steam toward the new year is the blue print. Waiting till January to get the summer pounds off is a bad idea. A lot more can be put on in these next crucial months.

    Those of us who have kids understand the importance of getting them back in a routine. The same can be said as a parent or any adult that fell off a regular routine. Getting back to eating a healthy breakfast, moving your body, cooking dinner and getting to bed early are all ways to reclaim your body. This is why I love this program and when it starts.

    The eating plan that comes with your sign up is perfect for curbing your strong cravings for sugar and processed food that tend to build due to bad summer time habits. The program will have weekly themes that will help motivate you to find balance in your overall health. The workouts are offered 6 days per week at times that make sense for busy people. 

    For a detailed description of our Team Training Classes, click here.

    If you are ready to get your body back on a healthy track, sign up below, call and pay over the phone or simply come in and pay in person.

    PURCHASE YOUR 6 WEEK PROGRAM FOR JUST $99 BELOW 

     

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    Summer Slimdown Contest Winners and Our Next 6 Week Program

     Congratulations to our 2 winner of the Summer Slimdown Challenge! John Dial and Brittany Morrow were the winners. We had quite a few people working hard towards winning a 12 month membership here at Fit For Life Gym valued at over $1000. That work paid off for so many people. Everyone who stuck to the plan lost body fat and gained new nutritional skills that will continue to work for life.

    John lost 12 pounds while dropping his body fat percentage from 21% down to 16%. He stuck with the eating plan the entire 6 weeks while showing up to class 4 days per week and it paid off. Brittany dropped her body fat percentage from 23% down to 19%. Her transformation was a result of our meal plan combined with heavier lifting and our classes. You can see the changes in Brittany in the pictures above.

    If you missed our 6 week Summer Slimdown, don’t worry, we are kicking off our 6 Week Back On Track Fat Loss program September 12th. We will offer sign ups online and in the gym starting August 15th. We will offer our group discount. Look for the email soon. If you would like more details on the Back On Track program or would like to start before now, call us at 325-0900.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 7 Day Shake Diet New Recipes

    7 Day Shake Diet New Recipes

    If you are in our 6 week Summer Slimdown Challenge, you are headed into the halfway point. Week 3 will be your 2nd time using the 7 Day Shake Diet. Continue using the recipes that were passed out during week one. In addition to the recipes we gave you, feel free to add the recipes listed below. This will give you 6 different recipes. Keep in mind, my recipes are meant to be followed as close as possible. The recipes include nutrients that have to go into the shake. If you skip the almond butter, or avocado, you will be missing important "good fats." This will no doubt lead to hunger too soon. Missing good fats in any meal is one of the reasons that people snack on sugar and salty things later in the day. If you decided to skip the greens, you are missing hundreds of macro nutrients that are key to your health. I could go on but the main point here is “follow the recipes”.
    Keep in mind that every time you do this 7 day diet, you will need to drink 100 ounces of water daily. When your body uses fat as energy rather than carbohydrates, you have to keep your hydration up. You should get through this second 7 day diet easier than the first. If you have been following our meal plan and not eating processed foods, this transition is easier because your body and mind aren’t fighting you to go back to the addicted properties in processed foods.

    2 New Recipes

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana
    8 to 10 ounces of Unsweetened Almond Milk or Ice Cold Water
    You serving of Chocolate Whey or Plant Based Protein (Follow the sheet)
    1/2 Banana (Frozen is better)
    1 Tablespoon Raw Cacao
    1 Tablespoon Flax Seed Meal
    1 Tablespoon Organic Peanut Butter
    1 Cup of cold mixed greens
    Hand Full of Ice
    Blend for 30 seconds or until peanut butter has dissolved

    Peanut Butter and Jelly
    8 to 10 ounces of Unsweetened Almond Milk or Ice Cold Water
    Your serving of Vanilla Whey or Plant Based Protein (Follow the sheet)
    1 Cup Mixed Frozen Strawberries
    2 Tablespoon Flax Seed Meal
    1 Tablespoon Organic Peanut or Almond Butter
    1 Cup Cold Mixed Greens
    Add Ice and Blend for 30 seconds

  • All Fast Food Is Bad For You

    All Fast Food Is Bad For You

    About 10 years ago, I wrote a blog post that was very popular. In fact, it was the most popular article I have ever written. It was entitled “Where to Eat Out In Bakersfield.” When I wrote the article, people seemed to want to eat out 2 to 3 times per week and needed direction on what foods qualify as healthy. I did make it clear that the number one choice when it comes to eating healthy is to shop and cook rather than eat out. A couple of years after I wrote the article, I started to notice a trend towards people eating out 4 to 5 days per week. As someone who is trying to help people eat healthy, this concerned me. As I saw the trend towards eating out continue to grow, it was no surprise that the fast food chains were growing. If you support them, they grow. Over the past 10 years, we have all seen fast food turn up in every new shopping center. They are on every corner in
    Bakersfield these days.

    On a list of cites all across the United States that rank high with fast food choices, Bakersfield is listed as 16th on the list of 18,443. I have spent the last 19 years in Bakersfield trying to combat obesity with my clients, boot campers, team training groups etc., and of course nutrition talks. When I talk nutrition, I am constantly trying to get people to shop for food and cook. My job has become tremendously hard over the past 8 years due to the overwhelming amount of fast food choices offered in this city. I am not alone. I am sure trainers all over Bakersfield are finding it harder to get people to eat at home. It really is the solution. Eating at home is always going to be lower in sodium, saturated fats, sugars, preservatives, etc. Fast Food chains simply do not care about offering actual healthy items. The items that they claim are healthy are no different. They are simply portioned smaller. A small amount of crap food is still crap food.

    All fast food is bad for you. I am sorry if you do not like that statement, but it is true. I am not saying that you have to be perfect and never eat it. If 80 percent of your meals come from home and 20 percent of your meals come from eating out, you are good. Most people that I am trying to help have that equation flipped. That is a serious issue. Here is why:
    Fast food beef is very low quality. The fat content is usually 30 percent or higher. Animals that are fed hormones, toxins, cheap food and/or antibiotics store these things in their fat. You eat the meat and their fat and you have now ingested those wonderful additives. Ninety-nine percent of low and medium chain food places offer caged chickens. Caged chickens are fed the same and yet have no way of exercising as they would if they were free range. Caged chickens are pumped with additives and hormones. So your nuggets, sandwiches, salads, etc., all come from that source. In terms of your health, this source of meat no matter how it was prepared, is bad for you.
    Fast Food chains love to market using keywords like: grilled, flame broiled, skinless, fat free, etc., to sell the public crap. Grilled crap is still crap. Fat free crap is still crap. If a professional athlete is on a commercial selling you on a sandwich that is served out of a gas station, it does not make it healthy. If that same place is using marketing terms like “eat fresh” and sells you processed, nitrate enriched meat, is not fresh and definitely not healthy.
    Here is my list exploiting fast food chains to prove why you should avoid them as often as possible. I will not use real names for obvious reasons.
    1. The large M place. The father of all fast food.
    a. Cheap processed beef and chicken full of hormones and antibiotics
    b. Cheap processed buns full of sugar
    c. Horrible choices for kids and yet they market heavy to kids as early as 2 years old to get them hooked.
    d. Deceiving marketing to all ages. They spend billions to convince you that they are great for families
    e. For their influence and blueprint making other fast food chains all most as popular as they are.
    f. Super Sizing
    2. Rhymes with Taco Hell
    a. Their beans and cheeses all carry transfats. Trans Fats are so bad for human consumption that they are illegal to use in other countries and even some states in the U.S.
    b. They use cheap quality beef and add fillers and preservatives to stretch their product. This makes it cheaper to sell, but worse on your health
    c. Driving prices down to convince the public it is cheaper for you and your family to eat there instead of going to the store and buying food. I hear this all the time.
    d. Claiming to be authentic Mexican food when it is not even close
    3. The place that uses commercials claiming you will lose weight eating sandwiches.  I realize the public can make their own choices. When a company spends millions on a message like that, unfortunately it works. Bakersfield people have shown a great love for this fake health food place and sadly they are not offering weight loss sandwiches. Make no mistake, this fast food sandwich chain should be looked at no different than the others I mentioned.

    I could list others here and the pattern would be very similar. The burger places follow you know who. The fake Mexican places follow the one above. The sandwich places follow the foot long king. They are all bad for you. No matter how they market, portion or name their food, it is crap food that should be eaten in moderation. If you eat this type of food 5 days a week, you will be unhealthy. The sodium is sure to cause your blood pressure to go up. Your blood sugar is likely to spike towards conditions like diabetes. Your arteries are sure to clog over time. Your weight is very likely to put you in the obese and often morbid obesity category. I know this all sounds daunting and even cynical. Honestly, I am just being truthful. At the same time, I am optimistic that the demand for actual healthy food is going up. Bakersfield people are not quite there yet. We are headed there. The changes will come sooner across the nation due to the demand for healthy fast food in places like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Colorado, etc. Men’s Health puts out annual fittest cities. The ones at the top are creating a demand for good food. This will influence the fast food industry and at some point reach us.
    I will write a follow up to this article that will go over other food options that include prepared meals. As most of you know, I have joined with a great team of people to offer healthy prepared meals. We are called Farm Fit Eats.

  • The Quality Of Your Food Matters

    The Quality Of Your Food Matters

    If you are looking to lose weight, gain muscle, perform better at activites you love,  what you eat will come into play. When you eat, how much you eat, what you do not eat, are all real factors that  should't be ignored. Problem is, most people end up focusing on numbers rather than simply looking to upgrade the quality of foods they already eat. I have seen lots people fail in attmepts at accomplishing their goal becuase of this. Measuring food, counting every calorie including mints, reading every label in the market, inputting everything in your new app, these habits are not normal. More important, these habits are not sustainable for life. That should be the end game. Being Fit and Healthy For Life! 

    There is way too much information and opinions out there on the subject of nutrition these days. If you go online and search weight loss, you will find that there are millions of opinions on the subject. Why is that? Money. There is a lot of cash being made by large and small supplement companies, book writers, and processed food companies. I do not place the blame on them. They are simply putting out products that Americans are hungry for. The point is the public really is becoming numb with information. These days an average person looking to drop a few pounds may try 5 different diets (even weird stuff like eating healthy donuts) and 10 different styles of exercise, in a 6 month period. Facebook, Instagram and other social media has not helped with all this. Everyone out there is an expert. If a girl looks good in yoga pants, other girls want to know what she is eating and how she works out. She then thinks, "I should start giving advice on nutrition and exercise, oh and upload my selfies." This misinformation leads to stress. We all know that stress is a bad thing. It deserves its own article due to the extensive damage we create when we walk around in fight or flight 24/7. For now, let's agree that we need a simple solution.

    I feel that being satisfied from meal to meal is a huge factor in weight loss and weight management. Eating a high quality meal will allow you to be the best you that you can be. The hours in between a good meal should leave you feeling energetic and free to be creative, caring, inventive, etc. Not feeling empty, grumpy, bloated and more importantly, still hungry. Eating fast food, highly processed supermarket food, and cheap meal replacements are almost guaranteed to leave you feeling the negative effects I just explained. There is a term that describes what happens to people when they start eating processed foods, "Stuffed yet starved." When you eat cheap food even if it is 1000 calories, one hour later you will feel like you have not eaten anything at all. Why is this? Empty calories is why. The human brain does not recognize most food items when they become altered or denatured. The part of the brain that registered satiety says, "Keep eating" if it has not received nutrients, minerals and vitamins.

     When you upgrade the quality of your food, amazing things start to happen. You become satisfied with fewer calories. You have new energy. Sleep gets better. Your moods become leveled out. Taking pride in what goes into your body is infectious. If you are a parent, teaching your kids to value of being mindful of what they eat is a lifelong gift. Co-workers, family and friends could all be influenced by the habit of caring about how you shop, cook and even grow your food. When someone Instagrams a shot of the garden they just put in their backyard, that should get more likes than someone posting a big ass hamburger and fries. You have heard the saying a million times, “change your lifestyle, not your diet." I have said this for many years. I usually follow that up with making sure whoever I say that to understands the first step in actually doing it. Change your relationship with food. Eat the highest quality of food that you can afford. There will be good things to follow!

    Tim Gojich CPT.

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