This month's Gym of the Month is a little different to the usual sports center that you find in your neighborhood, in fact it quite possible to find this Gym in multiple neighborhoods. This month we are highlighting Mobile Physique due to its unique contribution and approach to fitness training.
Mobile Physique is a trailer custom fitted with state of the art equipment that is frequently used on Hollywood sets, and has been used by actors such as Hugh Jackman when preparing for his Wolverine Role. Read more to find out why it was nominated this month's Gym of the Month.
Name Of Gym: Mobile Physique
Name Of Owners: Steve Ramsbottom & Ramona Braganza
Address: North America
Sq Ft: 384
Hours Of Operation: 24 hours/day
Founders/Owners: Steve Ramsbottom & Ramona Braganza
[ Q ] How did the gym start and why did you decide to begin (or work within) the gym business.
[ A ] I first considered the idea of making a mobile gym trailer when training Hugh Jackman for X-Men 2. We were training on the film set and were disappointed with the layout and equipment of the gym trailer being used.
Upon discussion we had several ideas that could make the look, feel, and function of a trailer much more appealing. I've been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Ramona Braganza, who I met when helping her with Jessica Alba. I knew she'd be a great partner and we dove in to the business together.
[ Q ] Your gym is very different to the norm, yours is actually a mobile trailer (please correct if this term is incorrect) that is frequently used on movie sets.
[ A ] The gym has been a great success in the few years since it's been completed. The trailer was completed and put to work immediately on X-Men 3, thanks to my connection with Hugh Jackman.
[ Q ] What well known people have trained?
[ A ] We've been fortunate to have worked with several top profile actors including: Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Jennifer Connelly, David Duchovny, Michelle Ryan, Dominic Purcell and Jessica Alba.
[ Q ] Do you provide supplements within your gym?
[ A ]
Supplements are definitely a part of good
nutrition. Every client's needs are individualized as are our recommendations. Obviously, a lot depends on whether they're trying to lose weight, gain it or just stay fit. When necessary we use a Registered Nutritionist to help develop our nutrition programs.
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Entertainment Center with 47" Flatscreen DVD
& Dennon Dual Zone Amplifier,
Polished Hard Wood Floors & Maple Cabinetry.
[ Q ] What movie sets has your gym been featured on?
[ A ] Thus far our trailer has worked on X-Men 3 and Fantastic Four, as well as several short films and TV sets.
[ Q ] Give us some history on Steve Ramsbottom and Ramona Braganza.
[ A ] I also own a sport specific conditioning facility called Performance Institute (
www.performanceforsport.com), which caters to amateur, provincial, national and professional athletes, as well as weekend warrior types and focused individuals looking to improve their health and fitness.
I completed my Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree from the University of British Columbia, am a CSCS and also hold several other Strength and Conditioning/Rehab credentials.
My experience also includes being the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Canadian Women's National Wheelchair Basketball Team, the National Wheelchair Rugby Team, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, consulting with the Slovak National Hockey Team, and various other Olympic and Professional athletes.
Ramona started as a LA Raiders cheerleader and has worked her way up the ranks as a top personal trainer.
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[ Q ] What special services do you provide?
[ A ] With our broad experience we provide specialized services including functional sport specific training, bodybuilding,
yoga, and Pilates.
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Equipment Moves Very Easily Creating a Large Open Area
Used for Stretching, Plyo-metrics, Jump-Rope, Boxing...
[ Q ] Do you drive your gym to clients/celebrities homes to train them?
[ A ] Mobile Physique works strictly as a gym that gives convenience and comfort to our clients. Its mobility allows it to be moved anywhere so actors can train wherever, whenever possible. Their schedules are typically quite chaotic so our trailer suites their needs very well.
[ Q ] Are the celebrities forced by the movies producer to train in your gym in preparation for a role or do they voluntarily workout?
[ A ] Often media portrays celebrities at their worst. In my experience, the actors I've worked with have been some of the kindest, most generous people I've ever met. Just like training an elite athlete, actors are generally very results oriented and under a crunch for time. They have a job to do and work very hard to get the results they need.
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Maple Plywood Drop Ceiling with Recessed
Lighting & Recessed Stereo Speakers Featuring
Floor to Ceiling Mirrors Along One Wall
[ Q ] What makes your gym better than others?
[ A ] In an industry like
personal training it's all about service. I've now seen several mobile trailers and feel confident saying ours is the best. We've designed it in such a way that it can be customized for any client, have enough room to perform any kind of training you need, while providing a luxurious atmosphere.
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[ Q ] What is the funniest/weirdest exercise you have seen performed in your gym?
[ A ] Before our gym trailer was built, I was working with an actor, who I'll keep anonymous. He wanted to squeeze in a session before he was back on camera. He was already in make-up and the trailer we were using didn't have air conditioning.
As we worked out his make-up started running onto his shirt (I guess I made him sweat too much). We had to go back to his trailer that was air conditioned. All I had access to was 3 stairs and 2 swivel Lazy boys. It was a great workout and one he'll never forget.
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