YORK-Brian Cade founded CadeFit seven years ago to guide people in training their minds and bodies to reclaim their health and fitness while incorporating more freedom and joy in their lives. Whether eliminating chronic pain, shedding unwanted pounds, or personal growth work, the intent is to boost clients’ confidence while focusing on their personal goals and life circumstances.
While Cade doesn’t use a medical approach, he’s aware that most people have accumulated subconscious beliefs that are always running in the background of their thoughts. “Sometimes our beliefs may be holding us back or stopping us from feeling really good about ourselves,” said Cade. “I integrate both exercise and mind-shifting to promote physical and mental wellbeing.”
Cade mentioned that covid-19 has affected many people’s physical and mental health throughout the pandemic while creating havoc on their immune systems. “Most people stopped exercising, and ate and drank more,” said Cade. Coupled with increases in fear, anxiety, and depression while dealing with the unknown during a pandemic, he said many of his clients were looking for innovative strategies to promote mind and body wellness.
The physical fitness aspect of his business utilizes a combination of weightlifting and bodyweight movements. He said that over time, most people find it difficult to naturally perform standard exercise movements like lunges and squats.
“We lose the natural, effortless movement that we were born to have because of time spent on the computer, sitting for long periods of time, and injuries,” said Cade. He incorporates patch fitness, which utilizes fundamental movements like crawling, climbing, leaping, and rolling.
The studio offers semi-private personal training sessions that are designed to promote weight loss while fostering mindful strength. In addition to one-on-one fitness with clients, Cade also works with local companies and organizations that value employee wellness. He recently facilitated a supervisors’ retreat with the City of Newport News and held a 90-minute program regarding body alignment, mindset, and physical exercise.
Cade is eager to assist others who are looking for alternative fitness techniques. “Our approach is very different from the workouts you see in traditional gyms,” said Cade. “Our coaching assists clients who are looking to improve their lives inside and out.”
CadeFit is located at 301 A Village Ave. next to the Hampton Roads Iceplex. For more information, please click here or call (757) 296-2931.