Joel’s Bodega

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Meet your expert.
Joel Eric Pinto

I've always lived a life packed with work but found a way to prioritise fitness. As a certified nutritionist, I work with my clients to build a solid foundation using their existing lifestyle. I'm also a certified corrective exercise specialist and train people around injuries & diabilities with a focus on strength & conditioning.

Street Creds

Corrective Exercise Specialist ISSA

Athletic Truth Group (ATG L1)

Injury Management INFS

Precision Nutrition PN L1

60 secs with Joel
Current fitness goal

The 30 Standards from the Athletic Truth Group (ATG) Program. If I can do the 30 exercises, I don't have any weak links or tight links in my body and I will be on top of my mobility and strength game. I don't want to just do them, I want to be able to easily do them.

My cheat day looks like

I believe in the 80-20 principle. As long as you are doing it 80% right, you can get away with the rest of it. I don't plan my cheat days but when they happen it is mostly because of life.

Favourite Character

Sherlock Holmes

Trend I'd like to see dissapear

Crash diets, like not eating at all.

Your fitness+wellness journey

You can achieve whatever you want to as long as you are consistent. And you can do anything but not everything so you need to pick your priority and go with it.

Superpower you wish you had

I already have a superpower, I can hear more than what the normal person can. It's funny but as a kid I would start humming a song and when I'd go into a space, it would be playing. I would freak out my friends in college as well with this.

Biggest Learning

You can achieve whatever you want to as long as you are consistent. And you can do anything but not everything so you need to pick your priority and go with it.

Location

New Delhi

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STANCE Yoga Mat

GuideAlign™ Dual-Layer Yoga Mat

  • Functional Reversible Mat : Stance Yoga Mat with GuideAlign™ design for posture reference and confident grip.
  • Dual Layered : Sticky side with GuideAlign™ for balance, honeycomb texture for non-slip grip.
  • Superior Cushioning : 5mm thickness provides joint support, practical for different workout styles.
  • Hygienic & Durable : Closed-cell construction resists sweat absorption, antimicrobial protection.
  • Eco-friendly Material : Made from PVC, free from harmful phthalates, environmentally responsible.
₹3,099
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Joel's Review
Precision Nutritionist & Corrective Exercise Specialist
4
Experience
  • I've used the Stance Mat and have been personal training clients that have been using this mat for over a year.
  • The build quality has kept not just the mat but the printing intact.
  • The carrying case makes it easy to travel with and keeps it protected when not in use.
  • I like the markings on the mat, it helps me to understand my movements better.
  • Simple things like you can see if you have moved away from the desired shoulder loading while holding a plank.
  • The markings also help me cue better to me clients with how to place palms/toes/knees, etc.
Ratings Breakdown
Effectiveness
5.0/5
Poor
Strong
Worth the price
5.0/5
Not worth it
Great value for money
I recommend this product for
  • Grip
  • Durability
  • Quality
Would you recommend this to a friend?

Yes

Expert recommended

Hypersphere

Dynamic Vibration Therapy Device

  • Versatile vibration device for warmup and recovery.
  • Targets specific areas with rubber-coated shape.
  • Facilitates deep-tissue massage and trigger point release.
  • High-powered motor for effective muscle connection.
  • Suited for individuals seeking enhanced warmup and recovery.
₹8,999 Save 25%
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Joel's Review
Precision Nutritionist & Corrective Exercise Specialist
4
Experience
  • I'm a big fan of Percussion Massage Devices like the Hypervolt, a drill-like machine that helps improve range of motion and muscle soreness through percussive therapy (a form of deep soft-tissue manipulation).
  • The Hypersphere doesn’t use the same type of motion to loosen overworked muscles, it uses vibration and self-myofascial release.
  • Self myofascial release is what you do when you foam roll, but due to the sphere shape, all the force gets concentrated to a point.
  • While you use your hands to find and put pressure into troubled areas using the gun, With the hypersphere you keep the ball on the floor or the wall and push your body weight into it. Which is much more easier to do.
  • Think of a massaging trigger points using a lacrosse ball on steroids!!
  • Areas to use on: calves, hamstrings, glutes, QLs,your upper chest, and your feet.
  • Cons: Could have been smaller to reach more difficult areas, but hyperice does have a smaller(mini) version.
  • I'll update this review once I've had the chance to try out the mini.
  • Overall: If you want try out self releases before investing in an expensive Percussion Massage Devices or looking for something portable. I'd say go for it!! The build quality and use case is worth the price.
Ratings Breakdown
Effectiveness
4.0/5
Poor
Strong
Worth the price
4.0/5
Not worth it
Great value for money
I recommend this product for
  • Recovery
  • Durability
  • Quality
Would you recommend this to a friend?

Yes

Expert recommended

Hypervolt 2 Pro

Advanced Percussion Massage Device

  • Advanced percussion massage therapy in a handheld device.
  • Powerful deep-penetrating relief for stiff muscles.
  • Adjustable speed settings for tailored treatment.
  • Guided routines from top athletes for efficient warmup and recovery.
  • Suited for individuals seeking professional-grade muscle relief.
₹30,999 Save 9%
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Joel's Review
Precision Nutritionist & Corrective Exercise Specialist
4
Experience
  • After using a bunch of Massage guns over the past few years (tried almost most of the guns, except the new theraguns), the Hypervolt 2 is my favourite and has been using it for over a year now.
  • The Hypervolt 2 uses rapid and repetitive pressure combined with vibration therapy.
  • The massage head moves quickly and forcefully, applying pressure directly to your soft tissue, while the vibrations engage the outer layer of skin.
  • One can manipulate the pressure as its hand held and has 5 speeds ranging from 1700 percussions per minute(ppm) to 2700 ppm.
  • Percussive therapy aims to prevent that tightness, improve range of motion, and speed up muscle recovery.
  • Unlike vibration therapy and foam rolling, percussive therapy massage guns can penetrate up to an inch into your soft tissue, stimulating your muscles and helping your brain release tension thus increasing range of motion.
  • The Pro might confuse you into thinking its meant for athletes or professionals, it just means its top of the line has the highest motor capacity and includes all the different attachments as i write this review in Oct 2023.
  • Pros: Weighs about a KG Low Sound (Its not going to bother anyone around you) Can be carried in an aircraft About 3 hours battery life Can be used for all parts of the body with different heads
  • Cons: Some areas are difficult to reach due to the design compared to a theragun.
Ratings Breakdown
Effectiveness
4.0/5
Poor
Strong
Worth the price
4.0/5
Not worth it
Great value for money
I recommend this product for
  • Portability
  • Grip
  • Recovery
  • Quality
  • Comfort
  • Durability
  • Versatile
Would you recommend this to a friend?

Yes

Expert recommended

Swisse 4X Fish Oil Omega 3

Omega-3 Powerhouse

  • Concentrated Omega-3 fish oil supplement.
  • Supports joint, heart, brain, and eye health.
  • Odorless wild fish oil with high potency.
  • Supports reduced triglycerides level.
  • Suitable for athletes, gym-goers, and active individuals.
₹1,567 Save 36%
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