With a degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion from the University of Kentucky, Jenifer Thompson, an instructor at Balance Health + Body, wanted to offer a new service to exercise enthusiasts. This weekend, her health assessment program kicks off.
Balance owner Kimberly Montgomery took to social media, her usual platform for announcements, to offer the new initiative.
“We immediately gained interest when it hit social media,” Montgomery said. “Naively, I set aside 90 minutes on Jan. 12 in the hopes that we would have six interested participants to each fill a 15-minute consultation. We had six confirmed within 10 minutes.”
Based on the number of people interested, Thompson has set aside time all week for assessments — and the list keeps growing.
“This is a service for the community — not just BHB clients,” Montgomery said. “Of course, as a business owner, I have offered a discounted package for any interested non-client participants, but beyond that, I’m just stoked to provide this promotion of self-care! We have both agreed on two things — this is incredible and this is a service we intend to keep at BHB and will be offering health assessments each quarter.”
Thompson has over 15 years experience in the fitness industry as an exercise physiologist, Certified Personal Trainer through American Council on Exercise since 2007 and a group fitness instructor. She also holds a variety of certifications such as Spinning, TRX, Pilates Reformer, Zumba and Body Pump.
“During the appointment, our clients can expect a confidential assessment in which they will learn about body composition,” Thompson said. “Measurements will also be recorded and clients will have time to ask questions about their current exercise routine and injury prevention.”
Montgomery wants this program to create awareness through knowledge-based training regiments. All Balance instructors are there to support their clients and often create a competitive spirit in the programs offered to foster client confidence in exercise.
“Having such a capable instructor, with the desire to share her knowledge and support our clients, highlights another way that we have set ourselves apart from other facilities,” Montgomery said.
Thompson said that clients will be reassessed after eight to 10 weeks to track the progress of their specific goals.
“My goal for every client is to change their mindset that working out is a task or a chore. It should be a lifestyle — something you incorporate in your daily routine like breathing, sleeping and eating,” Thompson said. “In this day and age, we are blessed with so many options and fitness programs to choose from, there really is no excuse not to fall in love with some form of movement.”
Montgomery said the Balance Health + Body mission is the same.
“We don’t operate with protocols, corporate manuals or issued scripts. We are off-the-cuff and uncensored,” Montgomery said. “We will try and fail over and over because when we prevail the success is that much sweeter.”
Assessments are $20. To schedule an assessment with Thompson, email or connect on social media.
Balance has two locations, 3830 Hwy 54, Ste 303 and 1700 Frederica St., Ste 102.