what is MSp?

At IFIT ZONE Studio we offer a medically supervised weight loss program for 12/24 weeks. 

MEDICAL PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The medically supervised weight loss program at IFIT ZONE Studio has been developed and is overseen by a cardiologist Dr. Farida Jeejeebhoy, fitness expert Serge Zinyuk and nutritionist/gastroenterologist, Dr. Khursheed Jeejeebhoy.

Our mission is to provide an effective and safe training program for patients. We have the ability to incorporate EMS training; therefore our training programs are feasible for a wide range of medical conditions which often pose barriers to more traditional forms of exercise.  To learn more about EMS training click here. In addition, we offer a truly unique and expert nutritional program overseen by Dr. Khursheed Jeejeebhoy.

Our boutique-style studio offers 1:1 exercise training with a fitness expert and is set up to offer a safe environment. We are following all of the government’s pandemic specific regulations.  Therefore, it is ideal for those patients that want to exercise but do not feel comfortable in the large, crowded gyms especially during this pandemic.

medically supervised weight loss PROGRAM

Our medically supervised weight loss program is designed to help you lose weight and improve your overall health and fitness. 
 
We combine expert nutrition advice with tailored fitness training to achieve the best possible results.
 
At IFIT ZONE Studio you can choose a 12 weeks or 24 weeks weight loss program that suits your health and fitness goals.
 
Our Medically Supervised program can be completed at the studio 1:1 or fully virtually in the comfort of your own home.
We provide commercial suits at the studio or personal suits that provide a personal touch to your safety and comfort.
 
Your progress will be assessed with our state of the art metabolic analyzer,  InBody – composition analysis, which measures the fat and muscle content throughout your body. 
 
With these values, you can monitor how your body is adjusting to dietary changes, fitness routines, and lifestyle modifications.
 
Benefits of weight loss.
 
Weight loss has many proven benefits. Even losing just a few pounds can have dramatic effects on your health. 
 
Weight loss results in having less strain on your joints and therefore early wear and tear. The weight loss also results in reduced inflammation.
 
This will result in less chance of developing arthritis. And if you have arthritis then you will have less pain while completing EMS Training.
 
Weight loss reduces cholesterol levels and blood pressure while also reducing your chance of developing type 2 diabetes. 
 
Some study shows weight loss can prevent or improve sleep apnea.

medically supervised NUTRITION PROGRAM

The role of nutrition in health has been the subject of widespread public interest including the recommendations from government agencies who have put out Canada’s food guide and dietary guidelines for Americans. In addition, there are numerous products sold in health food stores that make diverse claims for better health. What does the consumer do to cut through this morass of information?

The human body constantly turns over its components by breaking down old components, a process called catabolism, and replenishes it with new components, a process called anabolism. This constant renewal keeps our body healthy.

Food has two purposes in adults:

1. Provides energy for day to day activity

2. Replenish broken down components during the process of anabolism.

And it is important that we avoid introducing components that cause cancer and illness. A healthy diet is designed to maintain equilibrium and avoid carcinogens and toxins. There is unfortunately a disconnect between what we need and what we desire (appetite). A good diet makes desire=needs while avoiding carcinogens and toxins.

Control of desire: 

The empty stomach and intestine produce a hormone called Ghrelin which stimulates appetite. Distending the stomach and intestine stops ghrelin and gives a sense of satisfaction and stops the desire to eat.

  • Plant-based foods->distend-> reduce desire and hunger
  • Refined Processed foods->digested quickly-> No distention-> stimulate appetie
Meeting our needs: 

In order to meet our needs, we require an appropriate mix of animal and vegetable protein. If no animal protein is ingested then a substantially higher amount of vegetable protein is required to meet one’s needs. We also need grains for energy, vegetables, and fruits for micronutrients, and dairy products for calcium and protein. If no calcium is ingested from animal sources then calcium will need to be supplemented by other means. 

We can avoid carcinogens and toxins by avoiding:

  • Processed and preserved meat products
  • Large amounts of red meat
  • Excess alcohol intake
Altered requirements due to disease:

A number of conditions such as diabetes or prediabetes, hypertension, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides [when found together are called metabolic syndrome], renal insufficiency, gastrointestinal disorders also alter the dietary needs of the individual. 

Examples of scientifically proven diet by controlled clinical trials are given below for different conditions:

  1. DASH diet for hypertension  New Engl J Med 1997;336:1117
  2. Mediterranean Diet prevention of cardiovascular disease New Engl J Med 2013;368:1279

Based on these principles we will provide advice on an individual basis depending on their clinical needs and baseline status. Patients referred to the medically supervised nutrition program at IFIT ZONE Studio will have a consultation with Dr. Khursheed Jeejeebhoy or one of his associates. This allows for a comprehensive assessment as it relates to the patient’s nutrition for a wide range of medical conditions.  Once the patient has had their nutritional consult with the physician a detailed nutritional prescription will be provided to the registered dietitian at IFIT ZONE Studio who is specifically involved in the medically supervised nutritional program. 

RISK FACTORS FOR HEART DISEASE AND STROKE 
  • The vast majority of heart disease and stroke can be prevented by choosing to live a healthy lifestyle
  • Understanding your risk for heart disease and stroke is essential in order to focus on prevention strategies. 
  • The traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease include diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity, and smoking. 
  • Other risk factors for heart disease include a history of preeclampsia during pregnancy and rheumatoid arthritis 
  • Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke and sleep apnea is strongly linked to hypertension and stroke. 
  • When several of these risk factors are seen in the same patient it is referred to as a metabolic syndrome. Specifically, the components of metabolic syndrome include visceral obesity, low HDL [or good cholesterol], high triglycerides, insulin resistance, and hypertension. The diagnosis of metabolic syndrome is given to a patient who has 3 out of these 5 components.
  • Metabolic syndrome is strongly linked to cardiovascular events and the development of diabetes. 

The risk factors for cardiovascular disease that are modifiable can be improved and even reversed with regular exercise and a healthy nutritional plan.

The medical team at IFIT Zone Studio wants to focus on reducing your risk for heart disease and stroke.

benefits Of MSp

Our medical program is geared towards a wide range of medical problems.  The program is designed for individuals who are motivated and interested in improving their cardiometabolic fitness and/or nutrition with a goal of reducing the risk of heart disease.

  • Improve fitness: IFIT Zone studio offers a unique fitness modality using EMS technology.  EMS training has been shown to improve stamina, strength, and overall fitness.  
  • Reduce cardiac risk: Exercise reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levels.  Exercise has been shown to reverse metabolic syndrome. Importantly EMS training has also been proven to reduce blood glucose levels.  To learn more about risk factors for heart disease and stroke click here.
  • Exercise even with arthritis: EMS training does not load the joint and therefore is especially useful for those patients who want to become more physically fit but have previously been unable to or limited in their exercise with traditional methods because of musculoskeletal issues such as arthritis.
  • Less back pain: Studies have shown that EMS training resulted in a resolution of back pain in 82% of participants and 18% experience significant improvement.
  • Woman’s health: EMS training is particularly useful for strengthening the female pelvic floor.  This can help with female urinary incontinence and annoying nighttime bathroom visits that often occur after childbirth or with the natural aging process.  In addition to standard EMS training, we offer a nonsurgical approach to improving the female pelvic floor strength and tone. Click here to learn more.
  • Fall prevention: With EMS training 93% of muscles are trained simultaneously.  Therefore it is an ideal form of exercise to help with fall prevention in the elderly.
  • Improved mental health: Exercise has been proven to improve depression, anxiety and insomnia.  Our boutique-style studio offers a very comfortable environment for all participants…
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