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Body Forte opens new location

Published:Friday | May 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill
Physiotherapist Sheldon Bateman with one of his clients during a session at Body Forte Limited.
Wendy Haddad helps Glynn Manley to choose branded Body Forte signature items that can be used during physiotherapy and pilates sessions.
Wendy Haddad demonstrates the range of moves that can be utilised during a pilates session.

Body Forte, one of the island's leading physiotherapy and pilates centres has moved to a bigger, better space located at the Sovereign Commercial Complex on Barbican Road in St Andrew.

With a growing list of clients and a need for more space, the Body Forte team decided that they needed to improve not just the quality of their service, but also the atmosphere in which the clients were treated.

Body Forte specialises in the management of orthopaedic, sport and spine-related injuries, exercise and education to restore function. According to owner and operator Summer Lopez, moving to the new location was important because the team wanted to maintain a professional image while creating a happy, calm and clean space.




"I did not want Body Forte to be seen as a 'studio' or a 'boutique' operation anymore, but a real professional centre for physiotherapy, pilates and wellness. I needed to ensure that our physiotherapy patients and their referring doctors and pilates clients would be very comfortable, confident and inspired in the space.

With the aim of enhancing people's lives by helping them to move better, feel better, function better, Lopez said the goal is to have clients function at their highest possible level. The new location, she said, has the space to ensure they get the best service that they will need to lead more fulfilling lives.

"I was very passionate about taking the business to the next level. I wanted to do it for a long time. Finding a suitable location that would appeal to both our physiotherapy patients and our pilates clientele was a challenge. We wanted to find the right square footage and location with adequate parking and wheelchair access. A lot of planning went into the space, and a lot of love went into designing it," Lopez said.

With assistance from her husband, Bruce Lopez, owner of Synergy Design Studio, she was able to get the required design and concept to intertwine with her desired objectives.