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Finding the Right Fitness Center

Though there are several fitness centers within your locality, you may still find a hard time choosing the right one that fits your expectation and standards. To help you in your scouting, here are some steps you might want to consider.

Search for prospect fitness centers online. You may read reviews and/or blogs and check out services posted in their websites. If you rely on word of mouth, ask for referrals from some friends or relatives who have enrolled in fitness centers. Verify the license and performance of your prospects from the Better Business Bureau.

Assess the environment of your prospect fitness center. Check the parking lot and fire exits to gauge the level of security in the area. Also inspect the sanitation of facilities and equipment. It would be better if the location of the fitness center is near your home so you would not need costly budget for transportation.

Present your desired fitness program to your prospect fitness clubs. Determine the fitness equipment you will need, and check the availability and quality of those in fitness center facilities. If for instance you are not familiar with different exercise programs and equipment, you may check the packages of renowned clubs like those fitness centers in Glendale for comprehensive choices. Prefer packages with group classes so you could meet more people and better enhance your drive to active lifestyle.

Most fitness centers in Glendale may offer trial membership. Verify this with your prospect fitness clubs, and avail such so you could gauge the quality of their services. Assess how trainers accommodate your demands and set your diet and exercise program. Further observe other members and personnel’s attitude to make sure you can be at ease and comfortable with the environment you are planning to engage in.

Set a budget. Decide on the membership package you intend to avail, and have a thorough research about the average price of clubs in your area. If for instance you prefer one of the fitness centers in Glendale, compare its annual and monthly membership rates to that of other fitness centers in the city. Choose the fitness club that best yields to your budget and desired quality service.

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Household Fitness Center Work Out Program

You just require some essential things like a mat, a pair of dumbbells and a jump rope.

Begin your house gym work out program with aerobic work outs. A easy training is jogging. You can jog approximately your village or you can jog various instances from one finish of your road to the other. If you come about to have a stationary bicycle or a treadmill at home, you can also use them for this portion of the plan.

One more working out that you can consist of in your work out plan is to do leap rope routines. This is a superior type of cardiovascular exercising. You can glimpse for distinct approaches to do this that will give your physique different effects.

Other work outs that you can include are abdominal workout routines like crunches and sit ups. For strength teaching you can also do some free of charge weights work outs using a pair of dumbbells. You can do dumbbell fly, lateral exercises, triceps physical exercises, and so on.

To make your work out time successful you want to divide all these workout routines into unique days. You have to have not do all of them daily.

A very good house gym work out plan will do the job for you if you genuinely persevere. You can do these with out any stress simply because you can do them anytime. Setting up a excellent dwelling gym is a one off payment and may well appear exorbitant to begin with. On the other hand, in acquiring the devices you would in all probability be parting with as very much cash as you would do for a year’s use of a public fitness center. Furthermore, the exercising equipment is yours for daily life.

A easy however rotund belly was all the rage some centuries ago. If you have a multigym or total gym, you probably have bench alternatives that make it possible for you to stretch out and conduct dips and crunches. If you do, then you have everything you need in a house gymnasium. If you have other forms of cardio gear or a lot less complicated ones, there are machines you can acquire that give superb exercise for the abs.

Frequently, these abs working out tools are more compact and formed like chair lounges. Due to the fact they are designed small, they present additional stability so you can sit again and rock back again and forth to function out your abs.

An benefit to abs products is that they not only target the abs, they also allow you to do the job out your thighs, hips and butt. Only by modifying your position or the resistance on the gear, you can by now make use of various exercise sessions. Most abs products in the marketplace also come with a DVD or CD to support guide you on how to complete the routines. If you’re quite capable of doing the workout routines on your own, look at getting a bench to supplement your cardio program. Once your strength has elevated, use weights to allow for a lot more resistance.

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The Shamangelic Healing Center is Now Offering an Online Chakra Balancing Course Focused on Tools to Support Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Well-being


(PRWEB) May 21, 2015

Due to enhanced demand, Sedona Arizona’s Premier Center for Shamanic Healing and Spiritual Awakening has just launched a new Online Course “Clear, Balance and Awaken Your Chakras.” To address the challenges of travel and demand for content, Anahata Ananda is now offering insightful and life-changing Online Chakra Course. The “Clear, Balance and Awaken Your Chakras” Course provides empowering yet simple approaches help improve health, relationships, confidence, love, personal path, and spiritual connection. This is one of ten courses which will be offered online including “Understanding the Divine Feminine and Masculine” and “Tools for Maintaining Healthy Conscious Relationships.”

The chakra system is an ancient system which provides a deep understanding of the subtle body. Each Chakra energy center in the body holds keys to specific physical, emotional, energetic, mental and spiritual issues. When one or more chakras centers are out of balance or blocked, then challenges, disease, dramas, depletion, confusion and disconnection are experienced. Anahata’s “Clear, Balance and Awaken Your Chakras” course teaches an overview of the Chakra System along with specific tools, practices and techniques to clear, activate and balance each chakra center. This intimate understanding of the Chakras empowers individuals to diagnose imbalances in themselves and others and provides the tools and insights to bring imbalances, blocks and densities back into a peaceful harmony.

This comprehensive Online Chakra Course includes 30 engaging videos filmed throughout Sedona, Arizona, totaling almost 4 hours of content, in-depth clear course handouts and simple exercises. All areas of life can be improved when one learns about the Chakra system and understands the tools and techniques to Clear and Balance and Awaken The Chakras. This course takes inventory of the status of one’s health, finances, creativity, relationships, emotions, sexuality, power, energy, heart, wounds, speech, perspective and spiritual connection. Then, simple action steps are provided to heal, clear, balance or strengthen those aspects of life.

The online “Clear, Balance and Awaken Your Chakras” course is perfect for people who feel that life is chaotic, stressful and overwhelming and those who are seeking greater meaning or purpose in life. Those having troubled, tense relationships or those who feel blocked, stagnant, uncertain, disconnected, alone and unclear will benefit greatly from the Clear, Balance and Awaken Your Chakras course. Benefits of the course when learning is applied include greater stability, connection, support, health and abundance along with more passion, playfulness, authentic power, confidence, self-respect, personal truth and much more. To learn more about the Chakra Course visit https://www.kajabinext.com/marketplace/courses/2516-clear-balance-awaken-your-chakras.

Anahata’s “Clear, Balance, and Awaken Your Chakras” Course is a valuable learning resource for facilitators, healers, and teachers by providing tools to help maintain balance, centeredness, sustainable energy, perspective and clear boundaries while in the service to students, clients and patients. When applied, the course content can be used as a diagnostic tool with students, clients and patients to identify additional causes of imbalances or blocks contributing repeat patterns or conditions.

The “Clear, Balance, and Awaken Your Chakras” Course is one of 10 courses available in the coming months. Other courses include, “Understanding the Divine Feminine and Masculine” and Tools for Maintaining Healthy Conscious Relationships.” These courses are also offered in person in Sedona at the Shamangelic Healing Center. Check the website for upcoming course dates as Sedona’s breathtaking beauty and healing energy vortexes provide the perfect setting for trainings and retreats.

Shamangelic Healing in Sedona also offers, personal tailored retreats for those seeking a deep soulful experience of healing and awakening. During personalized Shamangelic retreats, Anahata tailors a program of specific private sessions, informative courses and sacred land journeys to address the core issues, priorities and intentions of each participant.

The Shamanic Healer and Spiritual Counselor Anahata Ananda, has trained extensively with gifted shamans, energy healers and spiritual teachers from Peru, India, Asia and North America in order to artfully integrate the fields of Spirituality, energy healing, self-empowerment, shamanic teachings, emotional release, couple/family dynamics and visualization techniques. Blending the compassion and tenderness of an Angel and the wisdom and strength of a Shaman, Anahata guides journeys of profound healing and awakening. Her extensive client base spans the globe and includes business professionals, parents, couples, healers and individuals of all ages, who seek to heal and awaken their fullest potential.

Anahata is the founder of Shamangelic Healing based in Sedona, Arizona. Clients seeking Spiritual awakening, transformational healing services, conscious relationship counseling, sacred land journeys or training courses choose from a wide range of options in order to create a tailored personal experience. Anahata’s Shamangelic Healing Sanctuary is nestled beneath Sedona’s famous Thunder Mountain, with 360 degrees of breathtaking views, walking distance from an ancient medicine wheel and healing vortexes, making this the perfect setting for healing and expansion.

For detailed descriptions and calendar of the upcoming retreats, workshops, courses, transformational healing and spiritual awakening services offered by Anahata visit http://www.ShamangelicHealing.com







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Tampa Plastic Surgery Center Delivers A Better Way To A Better Body

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) May 27, 2015

A. Joshua Halpern, MD, PA, a Tampa Bay based board-certified plastic surgeon announces the addition of UltraShape®, a revolutionary body-shaping solution from aesthetic medical device leader Syneron Candela, to his Tampa Plastic Surgery Center.

Recently FDA cleared for fat cell destruction, UltraShape is the first and only non-invasive body shaping treatment that uses pulsed focused ultrasound energy to precisely target subcutaneous fat, without harming the surrounding tissue, vasculature, nerves or muscles area. Unlike other body shaping technologies, UltraShape uses a pure mechanical effect to destroy fat cells without inducing thermal damage. This unique feature of the UltraShape technology results in a safe and comfortable treatment experience.

“In Florida, where it is beach season year round, there is a growing demand for simple non-invasive body slimming solutions to help men and women feel their best,” says Dr. Halpern. “UltraShape allows us to eliminate stubborn abdominal fat faster than ever before, with results seen is as little as two weeks after the first treatment; nothing non-invasive works faster.”

UltraShape targets stubborn fat that is unaffected by diet or exercise. Unlike liposuction, the treatment is non-surgical, which means no incisions, anesthetics or recovery time. It is painless and there is no downtime, making it an ideal ‘lunchtime treatment.’ Treatments take less than an hour and patients can go right back to their normal activities without any disruption.

“The benefit of UltraShape is that each treatment can be customized to the individual patient,” states Dr. Halpern. “UltraShape’s patented technology allows us to precisely deliver ultrasound energy with extraordinary accuracy, allowing us to target and destroy fat cells immediately. Unlike traditional ultrasound technology, UltraShape distributes energy in pulses rather than in a single continuous delivery, which can be painful. The result is a quick, safe and comfortable treatment experience without discomfort, lumps, bumps or soreness.”

UltraShape’s unique abilities make it extremely appealing to the increasing number of men and women seeking safe, quick, and painless ways to reduce stubborn abdominal fat. Now, achieving a flatter stomach doesn’t have to be torture.

Watch Dr. Halpern discussing the new technology on WFLA Daytime here.

To learn more about UltraShape, the practice or to request a consultation, call us at (800) 963-8483, or visit us at http://www.drhalpern.com

Tampa Plastic Surgery Center

4214 N Habana Ave

Tampa, FL 33607

Phone: (800) 963-8483

About Syneron Candela

Syneron Candela is a leading global aesthetic device company with a comprehensive product portfolio and a global distribution footprint. The Company’s technology enables physicians to provide advanced solutions for a broad range of medical-aesthetic applications including body contouring, hair removal, wrinkle reduction, tattoo removal, improving the skin’s appearance through the treatment of superficial benign vascular and pigmented lesions, and the treatment of acne, leg veins and cellulite. The Company sells its products under three distinct brands, Syneron, Candela and CoolTouch, and has a wide portfolio of trusted, leading products including UltraShape, VelaShape, GentleLase, VBeam Perfecta, PicoWay, Profound and elōs Plus.

Founded in 2000, the corporate, R&D, and manufacturing headquarters for Syneron Candela are located in Israel. Syneron Candela also has R&D and manufacturing operations in the U.S. The company markets, services and supports its products in 86 countries. It has offices in North America, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, UK, Australia, China, Japan, and Hong Kong and distributors worldwide.

For additional information, please visit http://www.syneron-candela.com.







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Grand Solmar Lands End Resort and Spa Highlights New Fitness Center Options


Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (PRWEB) April 13, 2015

Grand Solmar Timeshare is one of the most loved travel providers in the industry because it knows how important it is for travelers to be able to enjoy unique vacations each year. That is why Grand Solmar Timeshare’s world class team is always going the extra mile to offer the most extraordinary travel opportunities and amenities to members so that they can appreciate every moment of their stay. For this reason, travelers who are planning on visiting Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort and Spa during their upcoming trips are being given a great new opportunity at the resort.

Grad Solmar Timeshare knows that it is very important for travelers to be able to have the same comforts at their destination resort that they have at home, and this resort wants to make sure that members always have the perfect amenities and that they can experience every moment of their vacation with the utmost luxury and comfort.

Now, those who want to make sure that they can keep up their regular workout routines while they are away from home can be confident that they will have the perfect opportunity to do so when they stay at the Land’s End Resort and Spa this year. At the resort, visitors have a new world class fitness center available to them so that they can get their workout in and feel refreshed. Additionally, they have the chance to create customized workout routines and can even work with a personal trainer.

Always wanting to give its members the best possible experience, Grand Solmar Timeshare is also proud to announce that there are several great new fitness classes that visitors can take advantage of during their stay this year. The new fitness classes offered at the center include yoga, cross fit, and stretching classes. Guests can now register for these classes so they can participate in them during the various times they will be offered. This is just one of the many ways that Grand Solmar Timeshare continues to go the extra mile to craft the perfect vacation for its guests. Be sure to explore the options at the new fitness center during an upcoming stay.

When travelers are looking for an outstanding destination where they can appreciate their time away from home, they can discover that the beautiful and varied Cabo San Lucas is the ideal destination for their trip. It is the perfect destination to enjoy with family and friends, or can be an extraordinary romantic getaway for couples. Grand Solmar Timeshare makes it easier than ever for travelers to enjoy this extraordinary location in world class luxury and with the best service in the industry. To learn more please visit http://grandsolmarresort.com/.

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Grand Solmar Contact Information:

Av. Solmar No. 1A Col. Centro

Cabo San Lucas, BCS, México

C.P. 23450

Phone: 1-310-459-7276

Email: info(at)solmar(dot)com(dot)mx

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Northeast Houston Vein Center Offers Tips on How to Treat Achy Legs

Humble, TX (PRWEB) April 27, 2015

Sitting or standing for long periods of time can cause the legs to ache and feel tired, and for those whose occupation requires them to be sitting while they are working, such as receptionists and taxi cab drivers, or to be on their feet for most of the day, such as teachers and hairdressers, the discomfort can be more severe and longer lasting. These people suffer from a condition known as tired, achy leg syndrome. Dr. Madaiah Revana of Northeast Houston Vein Center is offering tips on how to treat this condition.

Some of the causes of achy leg syndrome include:

Peripheral Arterial Disease
Varicose Veins
Restless Leg Syndrome
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Imbalanced Diet
Lack of Exercise
All of these lead to poor circulation in the legs. Through the veins, blood is returned to the heart as it circulates throughout the body. Because the heart is at a much higher position in the body, blood in the legs has to “pump” against gravity in order to reach it. Contractions in the leg muscles squeeze the veins and push the blood upward.

To keep the blood flowing up, and not back down, the veins contain one-way valves that only come into play when walking or being active. During long periods of inactivity, standing or sitting in the same position for a long time, the legs do not contract hard or frequent enough to force the blood upwards. When the one-way valves become damaged, they allow blood to leak backwards. As a result, the blood pools and gathers into the veins, causing them to have tension and heaviness, making them feel tired and achy.

Symptoms of the condition can include uncomfortable feelings in the legs towards the end of the day. Discomfort can turn into cramping in the leg, cold feet or a feeling of tension that leads to heaviness and pain and/or tiredness. Swelling in the ankles and itchiness and discoloration of the skin may appear. Rest usually eases the symptoms, but it does not eliminate them completely.

Most people who suffer from achy legs are instructed to wear compression stockings. Although these are helpful, they do not treat the underlying cause of symptoms. When compression stockings and leg elevation are not enough, there are alternatives that rid the problems for good.

At Northeast Houston Vein Center, Dr. Revana treats chronic venous insufficiency that causes achy legs using a newer technique called endovenous thermal ablation. This minimally invasive procedure uses high-frequency radio waves to create intense local heat in the affected vein. This treatment closes off the diseased vein and enables the blood to re-route itself to the other health veins. With minimal bleeding and bruising, this results in less pain and a faster return to normal activities, unlike vein stripping.

For more information about Dr. Revana and achy leg syndrome treatment, call 281-446-4638 or visit http://www.nehoustonveincenter.com.

About Northeast Houston Vein Center:

The experienced physicians at Northeast Houston Vein Center offer comprehensive vein treatment in the Houston area. They provide the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. Since its establishment in 1978, the medical professionals at Northeast Houston Vein Center have been dedicated to going above and beyond for their patients. Treatment options are minimally invasive and the outpatient procedures will allow patients to resume normal activities the same day. At Northeast Houston Vein Center, patients can imagine a life free of venous disease. For more information, visit their website at http://nehoustonveincenter.com/.







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Airelle Skincare to kick off “Brave & Beauty” Event Series Spring 2015 in support of Breast Cancer Research at John Wayne Cancer Center

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2015

This invite only event series is designed to raise awareness about the ingredients people use on their skin and in their bodies. Each event will include the following informational topics, activities and more:


Eating and using fresh and organic ingredients
The power of cancer-fighting antioxidants.
The importance of quality skin care ingredients.
Free mini facials provided by expert celebrity aestheticians.
Product giveaways and discount package offers.

“It is an honor to support the world-renowned researchers at the John Wayne Cancer Institute Center. The Institute is truly a cutting edge facility research center. I hope that our collaboration with health, beauty, and wellness enthusiasts in support of the Institute encourages healthy living and helps people to make healthy lifestyle choices.” said Airelle Skin Co-Founder Kasey D’Amato.

The Brave & Beauty Event Series will start May 18th at Framed Salon in Santa Monica, CA from 7pm-9pm. The next event will be at Revolution Fitness in Santa Monica, CA May 28th and May 29th from 9am-11am! The Event Series will continue until the end of June.

Airelle™ Skincare, LLC is a company that produces high quality natural anti-aging skin care. The Airelle™ Skincare photoprotective philosophy of skin care is a result of innovative ideas from its two founders; a television first assistant director and his wife, an aesthetic dermatology physician assistant. The two collaborated with leading dermatologists from around the world to develop a modern product line that helps slow the aging process through unique photo protective science. Airelle™ Skincare is a living testament to the unique collaboration of Hollywood and science, as well as the founders’ passion for helping people protect and beautify their skin.







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EXERCISE YOUR WAY TO FITNESS

Exercise makes you feel better about yourself and also gives you goals to pursue. All you need to have is a good workout understanding of exercise and the way it affects your body in order to get the most of it. There is only one ideal way to benefit from weight exercise – Keep It Simple. However, most people are unaware of the fact that following a good workout continues to burn calories as they help in preventing heart diseases, strokes, diabetes, some cancers, and cardiovascular diseases. Exercise getting benefit both mental and physical so that getting long life also. Make some regular changes and workout, and it will actually result in much more serious weight loss improvement. Exercise should be fun so always choose an exercise that makes you feel good. Here are few ideas, try them and they will benefit you:-

Jogging: A simple exercise that yields amazing benefits for your overall health.
Weight Lifting: Weight training improves your appearance and helps you tone your muscles while increasing your energy at the same time.
Yoga: Yoga provides fitness to the body, and peace to the mind and spirit. Daily exercise of yoga is a great way to help relieve you of all the stress  and also to bring a sense of well –being to your life.
Stretching: You feel a lot better when you are done with stretching. Just one reminder: Don’t forget to drink plenty of water as well, since you lost quite a bit during your workout time.
Body Combat: It improves your heart rate and working of the lungs. There are lots of kicking and punching moves, which requires a fairly good level of fitness.

When most of us finish our workout the only thing we want to do is to relax. Just as you warm up before you exercise with stretches, you are needed to cool down the same way. Exercise increases your metabolic rate and then stays elevated for some time. Perhaps this is why active people can “Eat anything and not gain weight.”

“Warm up before you work out” is the universal recommendation. But many people and may be you too, may pass over this step because we feel short of time, or consider that it’s not really that imperative. So why don’t more of us warm up? Good question! As it’s a basic requirement so we should move ahead with warm up exercise followed by other fitness exercises.

For smart fitness with the smart diet Fitness First provides free 1 day trial  to achieve your health and fitness goals. Theme of this fitness center is Body balance, Fitness Training, Body Pump with Healthy lifestyle etc

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In-Shape Health Clubs Opens State of The Art Fitness Center That Focuses on Family


Cathedral City, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2015

Phase 1 of the 42,000 square foot In-Shape Health Club in Cathedral City is now complete and offers members incredible amenities that make fitness fun.

In-Shape Cathedral City showcases fitness options designed to make a workout fit into any busy schedule without forcing members into a repetitive routine. From an immersive cardio theatre and a functional training zone with kettle bells to In-Shape’s exclusive 29-Minute Circuit®, there is always something new to try.

The club also plans to focus on family, offering members access to an extensive childcare facility for children 6 months thru 12 years of age. The childcare facility will open when Phase 2 of construction is completed in Summer 2015.

“We believe that everyone is entitled to live a healthy and happy life and we are proud to introduce Cathedral City to the In-Shape lifestyle,” said In-Shape’s Chief Executive Officer Paul Rothbard. “Our new club will be more than just a health club – it will be an all-in-one family fitness destination that will transform life in this community.”

Phase 2 will add even more exciting options for members including a heated indoor swimming pool and spa, group cycling and group exercise areas, spa like locker rooms, and certified personal trainers.

Reduced rate Founding Memberships are available throughout the Phase 1 opening period. Residents will be able to save on memberships and jump-start their fitness routines while Phase 2 of the building project is completed. Interested residents should call 760-321-3103 or e-mail cathedral(dot)city(at)inshapeclubs(dot)com for more information. You can also download a 7-Day Guest pass by visiting http://www.inshapeclubs.com/.

In-Shape Cathedral City is located in the former Albertson’s in the Mission Plaza Shopping Center at 35935 Date Palm Drive.

About In-Shape Health Clubs

In-Shape Health Clubs is based in Stockton, CA. Founded in 1981 with one club and a vision for helping people stay healthy and have fun, the company is expanding to provide state-of-the-art facilities to members throughout the state. In-Shape currently owns and operates 72 locations in California.







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State of Colorado Employee Wellness Program Teams Up With the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center to Bring Health Solutions to State Workers


Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) March 18, 2015

The first group of 20 State of Colorado (State) employees lost an average of 8.59% of their body weight while participating in the 16 week State of Slim pilot program, offered through the employee wellness program. Overall the group of lost 282.1 pounds, with some of the individuals losing as many as 34 pounds.

The University of Colorado (CU) Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s research-based, results-oriented weight-loss program State of Slim, was offered through the State of Colorado Employee Wellness Program, which encourages State employees to live healthier lives through incentives and innovative programs. The wellness program empowers employees to take action by creating long-term healthy behaviors and routines, and supports Gov. John Hickenlooper’s goal to make Colorado the healthiest state in America.

All interested employees completed a voluntary application and signed a commitment to the State of Slim expectations. CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center experts selected 20 employees for the program based on the center’s criteria and participants’ level of readiness.

The employees met with a State of Slim transformation coach for 16 weeks of curriculum-based, face-to-face group sessions. To promote engagement, employees paid a small fee, and if employees met the expectations and promises for the program they earned their contribution back.

In terms of weight loss, the program teaches employees how to get outside their comfort zone and have the right mindset and motivation to transform themselves. Unlike typical weight loss programs, State of Slim teaches participants not only how to get the weight off, but how to keep it off.

“State of Slim class participants often come to us for weight loss but soon learn they are in for a lifelong transformation,” said program creator Holly Wyatt, MD, medical director of the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and co-author of the book State of Slim. “The information we teach is based on 30 years of scientific research, which showed us that changing your mindset is just as important as diet and fitness when it comes to taking weight off and keeping it off long-term. We are thrilled to partner with the State of Colorado in its organizational wellness journey as it offers the State of Slim program to its employees. It truly demonstrates the State’s commitment to walking the talk and the importance of a healthy workplace.”

Department of Personnel & Administration (DPA) employee Greg Mechem lost 20.6 pounds by changing eating behaviors, habits and patterns. “I love the way this whole concept has been introduced,” said Mechem. “The explanations of how we’ve gotten to where we are ring true. The insight as to what needs to be done to change the cycle and that this is not just a temporary change but a permanent one, is profound.”

Another DPA employee, Sabrina D’Agosta, dropped 18.2 pounds she had previously struggled to lose. “As a lifelong vegetarian, I thought I was eating really well, and exercise alone wasn’t helping me accomplish my weight loss goals after I had kids. State of Slim made me re-examine my food choices and fundamentally changed the way I think about not just my diet, but my overall health and well-being. I’m thrilled with how much I lost, how quickly I lost it and how confident I am that I can keep it off. I’m hugely appreciative that the State offered this program and hope that many others will participate.”

Moving forward, the State plans to offer additional State of Slim programs to select departments in a phased approach. One of the State’s health plan partners, UnitedHealthcare, sponsored the cost of the first phase of the program.

“State of Slim is an innovative and exciting way to get State employees to make healthy choices a part of their everyday life,” said Beth Soberg, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Colorado. “UnitedHealthcare is grateful for the opportunity to support this program and help Coloradoans live healthier lives.”

“As we continue to advance the employee wellness program, we are always looking for opportunities to collaborate with local partners who offer wellness solutions that not only engage State employees in their health, but help them make positive lifelong changes,” said Nate Sassano, wellness manager for the State. “The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s State of Slim program brings training and education on-site and supports our vision to build a work environment where it is easy to engage in healthy activities.”

State of Colorado Employee Wellness Program:

In 2012, the Governor’s Office released the State of Health Report: Colorado’s Mission to become the Healthiest state in the Country. The plan outlined ways to support Coloradans in their efforts to achieve their optimal health, promote prevention and care management, expand coverage, and improve health system integration and quality. As the second largest employer in Colorado, the State recognized the opportunity to improve the health of more than 31,000 classified State employees and lead the way as a wellness-focused employer. The State of Colorado Employee Wellness Program was launched on July 1, 2013. The goal is to create a worksite environment that inspires, encourages and supports employee health and well-being through programs, policies and culture. The program is offered to all State of Colorado employees. Employees on a State-sponsored benefit plan are eligible to receive up to $ 20 off of their monthly benefits premium if they 1) take an annual health assessment through their carrier and 2) earn 400 coins monthly on CaféWell, an online Health Optimization Platform™ of resources and programs that drives consumer engagement through a novel combination of social, gaming and personalized activities. For more information on the employee wellness program, visit colorado.gov/dhr/wellness.

State of Slim:

The State of Slim program was created by Holly Wyatt, MD, medical director at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and medical director for the ABC-TV hit show “Extreme Weight Loss”. Wyatt’s revolutionary 16-week transformational weight loss program is based on the book State of Slim she co-authored with CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Executive Director James O. Hill, PhD. The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is now offering a corporate version of the State of Slim program to employers dedicated to improving the well-being of their employees. State of Slim is unlike traditional weight loss programs, transforming lives and empowering employees through behavior-change and sustainable health solutions.

University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is an innovative, state-of-the art research, education and consumer care facility located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The Center’s mission is to transform the lives of individuals and communities through science-based wellness strategies. Research is translated into customized programs and offerings, delivered through the Wellness Clinic and Fitness Center.