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Hours of Service

Mon-Fri: 9AM - 7PM By Appointment Only

Weekends: Seminars only

Located in Flagstaff

Personal Training, Self-defense, and Krav Maga

What is Build Your Own Body & Flagstaff Krav Maga?

We are a family owned and operated fitness facility located in Flagstaff, Arizona. We have been providing outstanding health coaching, personal training, and Krav Maga self-defense in Arizona for more than two decades. As professionals, we have studied a wide variety of fitness approaches, sports, and martial arts disciplines to provide our clients with the best knowledge available to reach their goals. What is your goal?

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Located in the heart of Flagstaff, AZ Build Your Own Body is like no other health and fitness facility. The professionals come with real-world experience and understanding of people's needs. These professionals have taken the time to study people and what motivates and sustains progress. As soon as you meet with them, you will be set at ease that you have come to the right place. They are here for you, dedicated to your success.

Build Your Own Body is owned and operated by Sarah Pawlicki Ortland.

Owner, Build Your Own Body and Flagstaff Krav Maga

Self Defense

Self Defense

Krav Maga Self-defense is rated the #1 self-defense system in the world. We use and teach only the best and most proven techniques to our clients. Developed for the Israeli military, it has been battle proven and civilian tested. The philosophy emphasizes situational awareness, threat neutralization, and escape, through the use of aggressive, simultaneous, defensive and offensive maneuvers. As practitioners of Krav Maga, students will be trained in various Israeli combatives and weapon manipulations. Don't let Krav Maga intimidate you. It was developed to be easy to learn, easy to train, and easy to remember under stress. Get in shape, go home safe!

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Personal Training

Personal Training

At Build Your Own Body we design programs specific to each person. We believe in health as a lifestyle, not a quick fix. We provide Transformations! While some places off our only sessions by the hour, we provide full transformations that deliver what you need, Nutrition, Personal Fitness program, and Motivational support you need to succeed! It's a full package with us! You can't achieve one without the other. Personal meetings or Online sessions. We provide what you need! Each transformation package is geared to your individual needs. We build each program to get the best results possible for each person.

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Kids and Youth Programs

Kids and Youth Programs

Our programs focus on building our young ones! We offer Self Defense classes that focus on teaching your youth and our next generation the importance of self-confidence and respect for their parents, teachers, and guardians. Our youth programs teach your children the important strength building, nutrition, and healthy life style skills they need to succeed. Krav Maga, for youth, will teach them discipline, situational awareness, and how to defend themselves, in order to keep them safe at school, on the streets, and in public venues. Our instructors will give them the skills they need to move into our adult Krav Maga program. If you are looking for an outstanding program that will not only get your child in shape, but help in shaping their future, this program is for you. Our youth will advance in rank based upon hard work in training, school work, and positive influence around their household and community. We also offer, personal Transformation packages for each youth and their goals.

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Transform your Body, Relax your Mind, Empower your Spirit

You’ve made the most important decision of your life. Whether you want to run a mile, or have loftier goals, such as running a marathon or competing as a bodybuilder, Build Your Own Body can design a fitness program that will keep you comfortable in your own skin and help you maintain a stress-free and active lifestyle. No matter your age, body-type, or level of fitness, you will find everything you need at Build Your Own Body.

Have you hit a plateau in your exercise program? Are you bored with your current fitness routine? Is it time to make some lifestyle changes? Let’s change that today. Whether you’ve taken a brief hiatus from the gym and are trying to get back in gear, have never stepped foot inside a gym, or recently moved to Flagstaff and are looking to join a new gym, we’re sure you’ll find success here. When you join Build Your Own Body, you will benefit from a team of dedicated trainers, instructors, and staff members who will be by your side every step of the way to guide you to your goals.