Unvrivaled Nutrition & Training Coming to Rt. 412 Shopping Center

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John Rainis is the owner of Unrivaled Nutrition & Training, which will open in the Creekside Marketplace in Rt. 412 in the coming weeks.

If one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2022 is to improve your fitness, the soon-to-be-opened business at Creekside Marketplace in Rt. 412 may be able to help.

The feeding and training location will be unrivaled in the space formerly occupied by Pet Valu – a pet supply store that closed in 2020 – in the retail hub just south of Hellertown.

Owner John Rainis—a native of Schuylkill County, a personal trainer and nutritionist—has been part of the Lehigh Valley fitness scene for a number of years. He currently runs a nutritional counseling office in the town of Bethlehem, while training clients that include a number of competing bodybuilders at Main Street Gym in Hellertown.

Given his knowledge of the Hellertown area and its demographics, Rainis said it was a logical choice when he decided to grow his business to look at the space in Saucon Valley.

This led him to a high-definition storefront in the shopping center, which is located in Lower Saucon Township and is home to the only supermarket in the vicinity.

Raines said he thinks the location is perfect for unparalleled nutrition and training, which is quick to point out that it’s not a typical gym.

“This is not an open gym,” he explained. “It’s supposed to be a semi-private training facility.”

Raines said it will offer a total of 50 annual “legacy memberships” to customers who want 24/7 access to the facility, which will also host small group classes and training programs.

With four degrees — including a master’s degree in applied clinical nutrition — Raines said he primarily works as a nutritionist, helping clients with health issues from multiple sclerosis to cancer find pathways to better health and happiness through dietary changes.

Some of his passion for this work stemmed from his personal experience.

Raines suffers from chronic ulcerative colitis, which he controlled through medication until two years ago, when he said he was able to stop drug treatment and control it with diet alone.

“It got to the point where I didn’t need the medication because I was eating very clean food,” he said.

For Rainis, eating clean means cutting out alcohol completely and sticking to a Mediterranean diet that includes foods like sweet potatoes and couscous.

Peerless

The unrivaled feeding and training location will be in the former Pet Valu space at Creekside Marketplace – near Giant – in Lower Saucon Township.

Rainis’ clients include people like Judex Gonzalez of Bethlehem, who has worked with him for nearly two years and has seen his life transformed thanks to changes in the way he eats.

Gonzalez, who has fought a double battle against leukemia and coronary artery disease for years, said losing weight was only part of his journey to better health with Raines.

“We started slowly, with a meal plan,” he said, noting that at the time he weighed about 280 pounds and had a 44-inch waist.

“I didn’t know anything about eating the right foods,” admitted Gonzalez, who has documented much of his journey toward a healthier life on Instagram (@jr_gonz75).

Gonzalez receives meal plans from Raines, which he said immediately began helping him.

Eventually his weight dropped to 194 pounds, and he said he has since regained some of it in the form of muscle mass, as his body fat percentage has continued to drop.

“My health and blood work, everything is fine,” Gonzalez said, adding that his cancer is now nearing recovery.

He stressed that “this is a lifestyle, not a diet.” “It’s a completely different lifestyle.”

Lifestyle coaching is a term Rainis uses to describe what he does for many of his clients, and it reflects his belief that “exercise alone will never get you where you want to go.”

This, he said, is one of the reasons why so many people who want to live a healthier life eventually fail to achieve their goals by joining “big box” clubs and fitness center chains.

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Unrivaled Nutrition and Training clients will be able to use the same types of state-of-the-art cardio equipment, weights, and fitness machines they use in a large gym environment, but with access to training and chain support, Raines said. usually t progress.

“If you want a $10 membership,” he said, “Planet Fitness is for you.” Likewise, if someone was only interested in playing sports and wanted “open membership” in order to do so, Raines said he would refer them to Main Street Gym, which is owned by his friend Kevin Branco.

But for individuals who desire a higher level of support, he hopes that peerless nutrition and training will become a place to consider. Potential clients always receive a 30-minute consultation on Zoom so they can learn more about Rainis, his methods, and facilities.

The matchless Nutrition & Training location will be at 1854 Leithsville Road, Hellertown, and Rainis said its goal is to open on February 1. This is partly because things like lighting were left in place by the previous tenant, he didn’t have to completely renovate and added the space.

The facility will be dog friendly, and Raines said he’s also installing the air filtration system in accordance with COVID safety protocols, which he said he plans to follow.

It will also offer a limited range of nutritional products and nutritional supplements for sale.

“I want people to win and be like, ‘I’m comfortable here,'” Raynes said.

For more information on unrivaled nutrition and training, as well as updates about the opening, follow them on Instagram (@unrivaled.nutrition) and Facebook.

Raines said the business website is currently in development.

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