Spotlight On Business: Better Bodies Fitness

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Chuckie Miller, Owner of Better Bodies Fitness

EverythingLongBeach recently spoke with Chuckie Miller, Owner and Performance Specialist of Better Bodies Fitness Long Beach, via email. They talked about inspirations, challenges and what’s it’s like having a business in Bixby Knolls.

How long have you been in business?

16 years

Describe your business:

Better Bodies Fitness Center is improving the health and fitness of Long Beach and the surrounding communities with dynamic, experienced trainers. We are uniquely qualified to assist you to reach your target fitness level by designing a personalized, one-on-one approach. Better Bodies Fitness Center is Southern California’s #1 Training center for busy individuals with serious fitness goals. We provide private one-on-one exercise and weight training. 

The center offers state of the art equipment, personalized consultation and expert training to:
• Achieve Your Ideal Body Weight
• Flatten Your Abs
• Increase Athletic Performance
• Weight Management
• Restore your Posture
• Increase Muscle Strength
• Increase Your Vitality
• Enjoy Robust Health
• Prevent and Reverse Degenerative Diseases
• Prevent and manage high blood pressure
• Manage stress
• Release tension
• Improve self-image
• Counter anxiety and depression and increase enthusiasm and optimism

Why did you start Better Bodies Fitness Long Beach?

I think is was a natural progress I’m a former professional Football player and when I retired I started training athletes for the NFL combine and it just took off from there.

What makes Better Bodies Fitness Long Beach stand out?

My experience, my attention to detail, trial and error I’ve made all of the mistakes years ago I understand each of my clients needs and goals, I’m very affordable, I invented the the term affordable personal training. Costumer service is very important to me.

What is the biggest success Better Bodies Fitness Long Beach has had?

To many to mention we believe in getting results for each and everyone of our clients. Biggest weight lost has been over 100 ibs having our clients being taking off of there prescribe medicine because they know longer need it is a big joy. Seeing the body as well as mind transform is amazing I call it getting your swag back. I’ve had over 30 players get drafted into the NFL that I’ve trained.

What is your favorite part of running your business?

Changing Lives it is a great joy to put a big happy big Fit smile on someones face

What are the biggest challenges you face?

The influx of trainers when I first started it was maybe 10 training facilities in long beach now it has to be over 200 as well as people training in the park and the beach that are not qualified to be trainers. It has made it more of a competitive market with the unexperience trainers low balling the prices.

What unique talents do you bring to Better Bodies Fitness Long Beach?

How is Better Bodies Fitness Long Beach involved with the community?

My non profit is Kid’s Fitness: Say Yes to Life, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 2010 as a direct result of the increase in unfit children in the school system coupled with a decline in school funding for sports, athletic and nutrition education programs. Children come to school lethargic, uninterested and unable to focus for the school day. We inspire kids to live a life filled with good health, success, success, fitness and abundance.

We have developed a program to interface with the child’s home, school and community to counteract the negative environment they face on a daily basis.

Say Yes to Life provides children of all ages, all fitness levels and all backgrounds the opportunity to develop healthy habits. We offer:

  • Fitness and Athletic Programs
  • Nutrition Education
  • Mentoring for Success – Life Strategies
  • Tutoring
  • Parent Education
  • Sports Camps
  • Goal Setting

Our goal is to meet every child right where they are now and help them grow into what they dream to become. We teach them to Drem Big and inspire their confidence to reach their highest ambitions. They learn the progressive nature of accepting where they are, set short term and long term goals, develop and action plan, work the paln, track their progress and teach them to be resourceful to reach heights they once thought were unattainable!

In addition to fitness, Chuckie is dedicated to supporting the community through his Say “Yes” to Life foundation and is actively involved in numerous charities.

Do you have any future plans for Better Bodies Fitness Long Beach?

To expand to more of sports training move to a 5k plus facilities. Keep Building the brand educated future trainers on what it really is to be in charge of someones fitness results.

What is the best advice that you received and who did it come from?

“In order to be successful in live you must first believe you can.”

— Coach Terry Donahue Ucla bruins 1983

One Last Thing:

There is no I in TEAM we believe that it is a total team effort the trainer and the client operate as ONE in accomplishing the goals that are set.

Contact Better Bodies Fitness Long Beach:
Address: 903 E Wardlow Rd Long Beach Ca 90807
Phone Number: 5628045658

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