Bodhi
 

	For over  seventeen years, Bodhi Batista has been motivating and educating people of all ages, to lead healthier lives by building stronger, healthier bodies. With formal training in Sociology and Kinesiology from The University of Western Ontario, combined with several fitness consulting certifications, including the American Council on Exercise (A.C.E.) and the International Institute of Medical Qi Gong. Bodhi’s patients have come to trust and depend on his diverse wealth of knowledge on all subjects from nutrition, flexibility, muscular conditioning, philosophy, meditation, and martial arts.
 In 1997, Bodhi opened a private personal training studio called  “Peak Physique Personal Training”, in Yorkville. Within a year and   a half,  Bodhi was forced to move to a larger location to accommodate the needs of his ever-increasing clientele. He catered to a vast clientele roster, with people ranging from 14 to 70 years of age. It was his aim to provide an exclusive and private environment for people to train their bodies, away from the sweaty crowds of the mainstream gym scene. Peak Physique offered specialized one-on-one personal training and nutritional counseling; on a smaller more intimate scale.
                                                                                        
       Bodhi has developed a program that 
stresses the importance of regular exercise,
 muscle building and nutrition. As well as the
 most effective way to achieve a physically 
fit body, a healthy mind set, and self 
confidence; all resulting in that final Peak 
Physique. He has been privileged to work 
with several celebrities including Valerie
 Pringle, Michael Lansberg, Leslie Jones, 
and Camilla Scott. After 10 successful years 
at Peak Physique,  Bodhi decided to close 
the doors to embark on a  new challenge,     
creating  and now marketing 
         Zen Stretch Moving Meditation.
For three years Bodhi appeared on the CTV morning show, “Canada Am” as their resident fitness expert and correspondent. He discussed health and fitness related topics such as kickboxing fitness, weight training, in-home circuit training, pregnancy issues, as well as promoting new products in the fitness industry, to a national audience every Tuesday morning. Bodhi has made numerous appearances as a fitness personality and expert on television programs such as Off the Record, The Travel  Network, Talk TV, The Camilla Scott Show, The Perfect Fit on CP24, Daytime Toronto, Toronto Living, and A Greener Toronto.
        In addition to Bodhi Batista’s many  accomplishments, he was chosen to judge several national bodybuilding and fitness competitions,  including MuscleMania, and the Miss Fitness America Pageant. During the past few years Bodhi has posed as the “Master of Ceremonies” for several international Fitness Conventions. In 2003 and 2004, Bodhi acted as the MC for  F.A.M.E. (Fitness and Model Expo) held in Toronto.  In 2005 Bodhi was billed as the “Voice of F.A.M.E.”. He acted as the MC/ head judge as well as head of the physique-screening panel for the regional qualifiers for F.A.M.E. located all across Canada and the US. He also acted as MC/Head Judge and head of the physique-screening panel for the World Championships held in Toronto that June. Currently, Bodhi continues to MC for a new Bodybuilding and Fitness federation called;            



                Ultimate Fitness Events.
                www.ufeshows.com
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        Bodhi has penned several articles for magazines and newspapers in Canada.  Articles such as “Stretch your way to better performance” have appeared in the national Martial Arts magazine, Temple Arts. Bodhi has also penned various technical articles such as  “Don’t  Slouch Like a Caveman”, which appeared in the premiere issue of FAME Fitness magazine. In  addition, Bodhi also wrote “Grouchy Elbows”, which came out in September in the FAME Fitness magazine.
In the fall of 2005, Bodhi released his first book entitled, 

I Love Whoppers with Cheese: 
How our parents have programmed us to fail at dieting. 

It discusses the negative impact that using food as a reward has on the developmental behavior of children 
and in turn adults. 
        
    Bodhi is a nationally ranked Fencer and 
has competed throughout the United States 
and Canada. He holds 22 gold medals as well 
as winning the silver medal at the Ontario
Winter Games. Bodhi also holds his first-dan
Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, and is currently 
training in the Northern Shaolin Kung Fu style 
of Tai Chi Mantis. For Bodhi, fitness is more 
than a job; it’s a way of life. He is a fantastic 
motivator, with a knack for inspiring a positive mental outlook from those he mentors. 

    In recent years, Bodhi has turned his attention to motivating people on a larger scale. Teaching several 
 Zen Stretch Moving Meditation class per week as well as hosting motivational seminars. His Lecture and
 Workshop “Health, Happiness and the Mind that Creates it”, teaches people to understand the pain 
they create by the way the think, breathe and move. The lecture is based on his ground breaking Life
 Coaching system that he developed. The three tiered program educates individuals how to apply an 
ancient eastern philosophical approach to modern western problems.

To quote his coined phrase 

“ Settle for nothing less than a Peak Physique”.
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