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/ January 2020

42

Flowing

through

life

Courtney Sheber

talks following her

passion to become

a yoga instructor

12 ed note

14 health

A resistant flu strain,

consumption cutting

policies, depression

and social media,

beating the flu faster,

a migraine fix, a link

between oral and

cardiovascular health,

prediabetes stats,

and dogs for literacy

18 list

Benefits of stretching

19 splurge

A solar backpack

20 cook

Hearty veggie soup

22 food

Veg out

24 weight

loss

News to know

26 solo

scottsdale

Meet Gary

44

Don’t

sweat it

Shonte Turner

creates gamechanging

fitness

products

28 muscle

Plyometric power

30 balance

Simplify your

finances

32 nutrition

Vegan food lowdown

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KERRY ZANG, DPM

Diplomat, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgury

Q: What is neuropathy?

A: The presence of burning,

tingling or numbness often leads

to a diagnosis of neuropathy,

yet in many cases it’s not.

As doctors, we were taught

that neuropathy is neurological

condition that only gets worse.

In recent years, I started to look

at neuropathy as more of a

vascular disease (related to poor

circulation) rather than a nerve

condition, but I had no way

to prove it.

Q: What has changed in

diagnosing neuropathy?

A: I’m now doing a more extensive

exam to evaluate circulation

in the foot. I also work with a

team of endovascular physicians

who can evaluate if there are

any blockages in the blood

vessels below the ankle. A blockage

affects circulation and, in

many cases, may be the cause

of neuropathy symptoms.

Q: If there is a blockage,

what’s next?

A: Patients undergo a thorough

examination and those that are

candidates have a minimally

invasive procedure performed

in an office setting that basically

clears the blockages and allows

for better circulation in the

affected areas. Many feel pain

relief almost immediately.

Q: What if you’re already

being treated for neuropathy?

A: If you’re not finding relief

from medication or treatment,

it may be time to consider the

fact that it may not be neuropathy.

A second opinion may be

helpful to determine the cause

of the tingling, pain or numbness

in your feet.

Q: What has been the

problem with traditional

treatments?

A: Just treating the symptoms

is my biggest concern with

traditional treatments. If we

don’t find out what’s causing the

problem, all we are doing is suppressing

the symptoms allowing

the condition to progress. If we

can increase circulation, oxygen

and nutrition can get to the

affected nerves and regeneration

may occur.

Q: When should someone

seek help?

A: There is no benefit to waiting

to see a doctor. I always say it’s

best to make an appointment at

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34 scottsdale

soul

An annual marathon

comes to town, the

new Away Spa at W

Scottsdale Hotel, an

empowering book,

Derma Health Skin &

Laser’s new location,

and a recipe for a

winter harvest salad

36 life

The Waste

Management Phoenix

Open, Qontevo lunch

bags, Balunsd’s

second location,

the new Athleteist

training facility, and

YogaSix opens at

Mercado Del Rancho

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& gear

Parents on the move

40 crazy 8s

Fermented foods

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What is your sum?

48 beauty

Injectable cosmetic

trends

50 endurance

Tips for the offseason

51 event

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ed note

/ January 2020

In the new year, many people (including me!) find

themselves reevaluating parts of their lives, making

new goals.

Whether these “resolutions” are in the area of

their health, career or personal lives, finding balance

and peace is often at the top of many people’s

lists. Courtney Sheber (seen on this month’s cover) is all about

living her happiest life. The yogi quit her 9-to-5 to follow her dreams

of staying active and passing her message onto others through her

instruction at Modern Yoga. She talks about her feel-good classes

and her journey to living out her true passion on page 42.

Another goal many people make is to manage their money

better, and January is the best time to take a deeper look. Page 30

shares tips to simplify your finances from an expert.

If you’re goal is to live a healthier life physically, you may

be working out a bit harder than usual this month. Page 18 is a

reminder that it’s important to stretch, and highlights benefits of

the practice. We also share plant-based foods to incorporate into

your diet on page 32 if you’re looking to eat healthier, and local

restaurants that serve vegan dishes on page 22.

For those interested in the new fermented food movement,

expert and local business owner Suzette Smith shares eight crazy

facts about the trend on page 40. Also talking crazes, page 48 covers

injectable cosmetic trends for 2020.

Lastly, if you’re a parent looking to keep up your active lifestyle,

page 38 has an assortment of gear for parents who want to

stay moving with their kids in tow.

Enjoy the crisp weather (you’ll find a delicious veggie soup

recipe on page 20!) and good luck making your new goals a reality.

Best,

Gabby Leighton

Editor-in-Chief

gabby@richmanmediagroup.com

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Strained

Flu Strain

As flu season ramps up, there

is something to be aware of:

There is a new flu strain that is

showing resistance to typical

flu medications. The new strain,

H3N2, has shown drug resistance

to Baloxavir, which is part of a

new class of antiviral drugs that

targets flu viruses. Researchers

believe this mutation is unlikely to

cause a widespread resistance, but

it is something they are keeping

an eye on. As always, those who

feel flu-like symptoms should see

their physician as soon as possible.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com.

news

/ compiled by Kelly Potts

The New

Flu Diet

A new study

showed what you

eat can help you

beat the flu faster.

Researchers

looked at the

effects of different

diets and the flu

virus in mice. The

mice who were

fed a diet consistent

with the

popular keto diet

were rid of their

symptoms sooner

than mice who

were fed a diet

heavy in carbohydrates.

The moral

of the story: watch

what you eat

when you are sick,

and maybe you

will heal quicker.

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medicalnewstoday.

com.

Depression and Social Media

There have been multiple studies showing

the extreme links between depression and

social media use, especially among teenage

girls. However, new research shows

the connection is more aggressive than

previously thought. A study published by

The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health

showed that frequent use of social media,

especially among teenage girls, has the

power to disrupt positive activities that,

in turn, helps feed the depression. While

this study indicates that social media itself

might not be to blame for mental health

issues, it does take away from sleep quality

and exercise while potentially exposing

themselves to cyberbullying, leading to

problems with mental health.

Source: www.cnn.com.

Policies Work

Tired of seeing new policies banning alcohol or cigarette use? Well, get used to seeing them more!

New research has shown that policies aimed at cutting alcohol and tobacco consumption, including

the introduction of random breath testing programs and bans on cigarette advertising, have resulted in

a significant reduction in Australian cancer death rates.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com.

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news

Goodbye,

Migraines

Do you suffer from

migraines and feel

like you no longer

get relief? There

may be a new solution.

A study using a

self-reporting app in

Canada has shown

that more than

50% of participants

who used medical

marijuana reported

significant relief of

their symptoms.

This is yet another

study that looks at

the effects of medical

marijuana as an

alternative solution to

opioids.

Source: www.

usnews.com.

Brush For

Your Heart

Brushing your teeth is for more than just your oral

health. Through various studies, researchers have

found clues about pancreatic and esophageal cancer

risk from mouth bacteria, and some studies have

even linked poor dental hygiene with respiratory

problems. Now, researchers are finding additional

links between oral and cardiovascular health.

Regular, proper toothbrushing may keep heart failure

and specific arrhythmia at bay. Experts suggest

setting a timer or using an electric toothbrush with

one built in to be sure you’re brushing long enough.

Source: www.medicalnewstoday.com.

A Bad Rise

This is one medical

rise physicians

we’re hoping wasn’t

going to happen.

Researchers found

that prediabetes has

risen 18% among

adolescents ages

12 to 18 and 24%

amount young adults

ages 19 to 34. These

numbers have continued

to grow over the

last decade, marking

a higher risk for Type

2 diabetes, heart disease,

and other conditions.

Prediabetes

is a condition wherein

blood sugar levels

are elevated, but

not high enough to

warrant a diagnosis

of Type 2 diabetes,

but enough to worry

doctors.

Source: www.cnn.

com.

Literacy-boosting Pups

Having issues getting your child to read? A recent study showed kids who read aloud to their pets are more likely to read than those who do

not read aloud or to a pet. The study, conducted by University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus, examined the behavior of 17 children

from grades one to three while reading with and without a pooch. Researchers found kids spent more time reading and showed more persistence

when a dog was in the room, compared to reading alone or in front of other kids.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com.

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PINHOLE SURGICAL TECHNIQUE:

A revolutionary new way to achieve your best smile!

BEFORE

A University Study revealed that 89%

of patients over 20 years old have gingival

recession. Receding gums can be caused

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grinding, or smoking. Not only are receding

gums painful and unattractive, but the

actual bone underneath is being lost, leading

to tooth loss.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique is a

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problem of receding gums. PST offers

natural-looking, long-lasting healthy smiles

to those suffering from receded gums,

giving patients a beautiful new smile in as

little as an hour. Since nothing more than

local anesthesia is needed, patients can

return to work after their appointment.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique takes

the place of traditional gum grafts, with

minimal discomfort or pain. In fact, recovery

time is virtually nonexistent with PST. The

results are more predictable, less noticeable,

and will last as long as any other gum

correction procedure. Stunning new smiles

can be seen immediately.

Dr. Erik Svans, DDS was among the

first dentists to study the Pinhole Surgical

Technique under its inventor, Dr. John C.

Chao, DDS in 2014. Since introducing

PST to his practice, Dr. Svans has seen

very predictable and reliable long-term

results.

There is no scalpel, incision, or

stitches with PST, making it virtually painfree.

This innovative procedure uses a

.1 inch “pinhole” opening to reposition a

patient’s receded gumline to its healthy,

natural location. After repositioning the

gum tissue to cover the exposed root

surface, Dr. Svans strategically places

collagen through the Pinhole to stabilize

the tissue in place. The collagen resets

the gum tissue and makes it stronger than

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AFTER

Previously, treatment for receded

gumlines was very painful and required

cutting donor gum tissue from the roof of a

patient’s mouth. The donor tissue was then

stitched to the receded site, which had

also been cut or “flapped” in preparation

for the graft. Recovery for this traditional

surgical technique requires two to three

weeks with prescription pain medicine.

In contrast, PST is a kinder, gentler

procedure since it only requires a repositioning

of existing gum tissue over the

exposed root surface. With PST, Dr. Svans

can treat one to all teeth in one visit, in as

little as 30 minutes.

Patients are amazed with the results,

instantly falling in love with their healthy,

beautiful new smiles. If you’re ready to stop

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5 Benefits of Stretching

Starting a new workout routine – like many tend to do at

the beginning of the year – involves many exciting steps.

Setting a schedule, buying new gear and testing out different

protein shakes and supplements are all motivators to get

you into the gym and on your way to achieving your fitness

goals. But there’s one step that many people tend to overlook

– stretching. Incorporating different stretches into your

routine before and after the workout is crucial in ensuring

you are getting the best results out of the different exercises

you’re doing. Without taking the time to stretch, the risk

of injury and discomfort only grows larger as you continue

your journey. Here are some additional benefits to consider.

1. Increased

mobility

One of the most

well-known facts

about stretching

is that it physically

lengthens the

muscles, increasing

flexibility. The

more malleable

your muscles get,

the more you are

able to press, lift

and move through

your workouts.

This will also

allow you to move

through everyday

activities with

ease, like lifting

groceries or cleaning

the house.

2. Improved

posture

Spending an entire

workday slouched

over the computer

can have negative

effects on your

vertebrae and

specific muscle

groups can also

shorten over a

prolonged period

of time in hunched

positions. Luckily,

certain stretches

encourage proper

spinal alignment

and help reverse

painful curvatures.

Poses like standing

forward fold

(where you fold

your body over

to reach for the

ground or legs)

provide full body

relief as it stretches

the hamstrings,

releases tension

in the shoulders

and opens up the

hips. Improving

your posture will

also ensure that

you are executing

specific moves

in correct form,

decreasing the risk

of injury.

3. Good preparation

If you’re ready

to graduate from

brisk walks and

light weights to

exercises that

are more intense,

stretching is

vital in preparing

your muscles for

impact. Loosening

up the muscle

before launching

into an extreme

workout will allow

your body to better

handle the

stress of whatever

movements you

are doing. An

in-depth, at least

10-minute stretch

session is recommended

before

long-distance running,

heavy lifting

and CrossFit exercises.

4. Shortened

recovery time

Opening up your

range of motion

helps strengthen

muscles, therefore

reducing

any tightness or

swelling that follows

a workout.

Stretching actually

increases

circulation and

reduces the

buildup of lactic

acid, allowing your

body to recover

faster. Without

proper blood flow,

you are more

likely to experience

Delayed

Onset Muscle

Soreness, or

DOMS for short,

which includes

severe tenderness,

fatigue and

weakness of the

muscles. This can

put a dent in your

workout schedule

and halt progress

while you are waiting

to feel better.

5. Stress relief

Oftentimes, stress

manifests itself

physically in the

tightening of

muscles. Think of

the tension you

hold in your neck

and shoulders

when in a strenuous

situation. Pain

is sure to follow if

that physical pressure

isn’t released,

which is why

stretching is vital

to stress relief.

Slowly stretching,

massaging and

tending to those

at-risk muscles

can have a similar,

positive effect on

mental health as it

does on muscles,

as the tension

slowly dissipates.

Judy Thureson has a genuine desire to see people live their most authentic life. In the last decade, she has helped clients focus on their mental, physical, and

spiritual health. Judy has numerous certifications but is extremely passionate about teaching the Lagree method as Lead Trainer at The Body Lab in Phoenix, AZ.

The Body Lab with locations in Arcadia and Desert Ridge is a hardcore, Pilates-style workout that includes exercises on a machine called a MegaFormer. Visit

http://thebodylabus.com/ for more information.

18 ScottsdaleHealth 01/20


splurge

/ by Gabby Leighton

Sustainable

& Stylish

An ocean-saving solar backpack

Up until recently,

Solgaard has mainly

been known for its

sustainable suitcases,

which feature

a built-in shelving

system and charging

port. The company’s

newer collection

includes unisex

bags and backpacks,

all crafted in the

brand’s exclusive

propietary Shoretex

fabric, which is

made from upcycled

ocean-bound plastic.

Solgaard’s mission

is to pull 1 million

pounds of plastic

from the ocean by

the end of this year,

and for every item

sold, the company

pulls 5 pounds of

plastic from the

ocean. For those

looking to further

their goal, the sleek

Lifepack Solar 2.0

may be the way

to go. The solarpowered

backpack

has an integrated

USB port to easily

charge devices as

well as an anti-theft

lock to keep items

safe. There are two

main storage areas,

with multiple pockets

and compartments to

keep organized. The

bag, which stands

upright on its own

and has a waterresistant

bottom,

includes a Solarbank

(aka a powerbank

with solar charger),

a suitcase mounting

strap, and four

secret passport and

card pockets. There’s

also plush shoulder

straps, back support

and a drop-proof

laptop storage compartment.

$115-$225

at Solgaard, www.

solgaard.co.

01/20 ScottsdaleHealth 19


cook

/ photo and recipe by Erica Ptak

Servings size: 6

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 cups chopped

mushrooms

½ white or yellow

onion, diced

3 garlic cloves,

minced

2 large carrots,

peeled and sliced

into thin rounds

1 14-ounce can

green beans

¼ tsp each sea salt

& black pepper +

more to taste

2 small zucchini,

sliced into bite

sized pieces

1 15-ounce can

diced fire-roasted

tomatoes

6 cups vegetable

broth

1½ cup tomato

basil soup

2 tsp dried basil

2 tsp dried oregano

optional: Pinch red

chili pepper flake

1 15-ounce (425-g)

can white beans,

rinsed and drained

Hearty

Vegetable

Soup

Erica Ptak is the

creator of Founded

in Flavor, a local

food blog devoted

to healthy, indulgent

recipes. For more

information on her

blog, visit foundedinflavor.com

or visit

her Instagram at @

foundedinflavor.

2 cups package

Banza noodles

1 cup spinach

¼ cup grated

parmesan cheese

Fresh basil for

garnish

Heat a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Once hot, add olive oil, onion, and garlic and stir. Cook for

three minutes, stirring occasionally. Add carrots and green beans and season with salt and pepper. Stir and

cook for three to four minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables have softened slightly and have some

color. Add zucchini, fire-roasted tomatoes, vegetable broth, tomato basil soup, mushrooms, basil, oregano, red

pepper flakes (optional), and beans. Increase heat to medium-high and bring soup to a strong simmer, about

five minutes. Reduce heat to medium heat until the soup is simmering. Add Banza noodles and stir. Cook for

10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and simmer for four or five minutes, stirring occasionally.

Taste soup and adjust seasonings as needed, you can always add more dried basil, oregano, or salt. Add 2 cups

chopped spinach, parmesan cheese and stir. Cook for another three or four minutes to wilt the spinach. Turn off

heat and let rest for a few minutes before serving. When serving, garnish with fresh basil. Enjoy!

20 ScottsdaleHealth 01/20


MEET DR. HANNA MANSOOR

(SMILES BY HANNA)

PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD COME TO

DR. MANSOOR FOR REPLACING MISSING TEETH.

DR. MANSOOR IS THE DENTAL IMPLANT SPECIALIST!

Having missing teeth can make it hard to eat, speak, and

swallow. What’s more, missing teeth can affect a person’s

self-esteem, making them feel self-conscious whenever they

smile. Luckily, dental implants are the perfect solution for

when someone has a gap in their grin. Dr. Hanna Mansoor is

an expert at placing these implants to provide patients with

the picture-perfect teeth they’ve always dreamed of.

• Lifetime warranty on implants!

• No more yucky impressions! We use digital

scanning.

• CBCT digital scan technology.

• Laser guided implant placement for the

perfect implants position and restoration

that fits your smile.

• Dr. Mansoor has masters in Implantology.

ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM MISSING TEETH?

CALL SMILES BY HANNA TODAY AT 480.534.9973 TO

SCHEDULE YOUR INITIAL DENTAL IMPLANT CONSULTATION

OR VISIT WWW.SMILESBYHANNA.COM


food

/ by Mandy Holmes

Veg Out

Plant-based dining made easy

There’s no better place to be an herbivore than Scottsdale. More and more local

eateries are jumping on the plant-based dining bandwagon, offering veggie-packed

dishes that are nutritious and delicious. Here are some of our top picks.

Flower Child

Every dish at this

veggie-lover’s paradise

is made from

scratch, using fresh,

local ingredients,

giving vegan diners

numerous options.

A vegan fan-favorite

is the glow bowl

($9.95), a flavorful,

sweet and spicy

entree featuring potato

noodles, bok choy,

zucchini, onions,

jalapenos, shiitake

mushrooms, coconut

milk, and sunflower

butter. Additionally

the colorful vegan

wrap, aptly called

the Thai dye ($9.95),

is made with spicy

organic tofu, Thai

basil, avocado, carrots,

daikon radish,

cilantro, and snap

peas. www.iamaflowerchild.com

Toca Madera

Vegans rejoice, Toca

Madera reimagines

traditional Mexican

cuisine, featuring

unique shared plates

and specialty craft

cocktails. The locally

sourced menu features

vegan ceviche

($20), made with

hearts of palm,

lime, serranos, baby

heirloom tomatoes,

shaved coconut,

mango and nearly

every item on the

extensive menu can

be prepared vegan.

www.tocamadera.

com

Sprouts at

Camelback Inn

Sprouts offers hearthealthy

and vegan

menu options in

the peaceful setting

of The Spa at

Camelback Inn.

Whole-grain breads,

fresh salads, smoothies

and innovative

sandwiches, including

the popular veggie

burger ($14) full

of roasted peppers,

beets, tzatziki, lettuce,

and jalapeño

mustard, provide a

delicious yet hearty

accompaniment to an

invigorating workout

or relaxing spa treatment.

www.marriot.

com

Tocaya Organica

Tocaya Organica’s

modern Mexican cuisine

stays true to its

motto: live without

compromise. The

vibrant menu showcases

bold flavors of

traditional Mexican

food combined with

the sophisticated

and fresh-casual

dishes of a modern

cafe. The variety of

vegan options ranges

from bowls, burritos

and tacos to soups,

sides, and even a

vegan quesadilla,

made with a glutenfree

tortilla, sauteed

mushrooms, roasted

tomato salsa, and

a vegan chipotle

crema. www.tocayaorganica.com

Pita Jungle

With the mission

of helping guests

sustain a healthy

and balanced lifestyle,

Pita Jungle

serves up a diverse

menu of tasty, fresh,

wholesome foods,

including a variety of

vegetarian, vegan and

gluten-free options.

Recently, Pita Jungle

rolled out separate

vegan and glutenfree

menus to make

it easy for guests

with specific dietary

needs. Almost every

dish on the menu can

be customized to fit

any diet and some of

the fan favorite vegan

dishes include the

hummus, the caramelized

cauliflower

with tahini, the falafel

pita, the lentil fetoosh

salad, the all veggie

pita pocket and the

wood-fired vegetable

salad. www.pitajungle.com

Kaleidoscope

Juice

From the vegan burrito,

packed with

tofu, black beans,

vegan chipotle mayo,

green chiles, tomatoes,

spinach and

rice, to the craveable

smoothies that use

housemade almond

milk, organic fruits

and veggies, there’s

so much to love

about eating vegan at

Kaleidoscope Juice.

Favorites also include

the acai bowl and

avo smash toast.

While the fast casual

restaurant specializes

in juice cleanses

and detoxifications,

the grab-and go food

menu is meant to

nourish every customer.

www.kaleidoscope.love

Protein House

Protein House is

committed to providing

diners with

healthy food that will

fulfill any clean-eating

diet. The menu is

packed full of veggieforward

dishes. The

plant power bowl

($11.99) has organic

non-GMO Tofu,

grilled Portobello

mushrooms, quinoa,

chopped garlic,

sweet potatoes,

squash, red onions,

red peppers, broccoli,

cauliflower, black

beans, chickpeas, sriracha,

and red pepper

flakes. www.proteinhouse.com

22 ScottsdaleHealth 01/20


THE FAIRY GODMOTHER OF

FASHION AND BOOB WHISPERER

Scylvia-Elvira Danese of Danese Creations

Scylvia-Elvira Danese, owner of

Danese Creations, has been in business

since 1971. Through her gift

of custom designing, men and women can

get all their custom designing, tailoring,

alterations, bridal wear and all accessories,

fabric, jewelry and the best fitting bra.

“I’m a 3rd generation Custom

Designer/Tailor in my family, I follow My

Mother Maria and Grandmother Chapita,”

said Danese. “My designs have made it to

the Emmys, The Country Music Awards,

the Oscars, the White House, The Oprah

show, I’ve also been featured on First

Edition, total Divas, all the local TV channels.

It’s been an amazing ride for these

last 48 years!”

While Danese is proud of the accolades

and the high profile clients that have

graced her designs, some of her fondest

memories are the ones that have changed

the lives of others. “I saved a brides wedding

day by making a beautiful, custom

wedding gown from scratch, on the day

of the wedding, in 2 hours and 50 minutes,

that is how I got dubbed “the Fairy

Godmother Of Fashion”, she explains. “I’m

also called “The Boob Whisperer” for the

expert bra fittings that I do. Your boobs can

either make you or break you. If they look

good, you look good and feel good, sexy,

young, (even if you’re old) thin, (even if

you’re heavy), and your clothes fit well.”

Danese is committed to helping

every man or woman find their perfect fit,

in addition women can get a free bra fitting.

Clients need to set an appointment

with her shop, and with zero obligations

to purchase bras from her. “Most women

just don’t know what a bra is supposed

to do, how a bra is supposed to fit, how a

bra has been designed, or what bra size is

right for them. Industry estimates are that

anywhere from 70 to 80 perfect of women

are wearing the wrong size bra, although

in my opinion, informed by more than 48

years of experience, it’s more like 90 percent.

And there’s been no reliable source

for women to go to and find out the truth

about bras, bra measuring and bra sizing,

until now.”

If clients are not in the market for

custom designing, you will find original

Danese Creations designs, ready-to-wear

one of a kind bridal gowns, mother of the

bride or groom gowns, evening gowns,

cocktail dresses, skirts, blouses, and more.

Danese Creations prides themselves

on being able to make custom garments

from a picture or a drawing or an idea and

she can do this all without requiring the client

to be local. Above all, Danese has one

goal for her shop “To do the impossible to

get to solve all the sewing problems that

come my way. My motto that I got from

my Father Giacomo Danese is “Nothing

is Impossible, Difficult but not Impossible”,

she explains. “We never say no, it’s always

yes we can, just say when!”

Contact Danese Creations at 602.955.1313 or www.danesecreations.com, 3902 E Indian School Rd #3, Phoenix, AZ 85018


weight loss news

/ compiled by Kelly Potts

How Processed is

Your Diet?

Research shows

that ultra-processed

foods account for

over half of an average

American’s diet,

which is leading to

lower levels of cardiovascular

health.

This lifestyle is

leading to increased

heart issues, lower

levels of physical

activity, higher

weight, and more.

The American Heart

Association is recommending

eating less

processed foods and

more whole foods

and greens.

Source: www.

sciencedaily.com.

Body Heat

Happenings

Body heat and weight loss may go hand in hand, according to

research. Results from a new experiment showed blocking a brain

receptor that usually regulates body heat resulted in significant weight

reductions. The researchers noted that up to 50% of what humans eat

every day is used as energy to maintain body temperature. But when

food is minimum, mammals adapt by lowering their internal temperature,

limiting energy expenditure, and the loss of body weight.

Source: www.medicalxpress.com.

Banned on

Instagram

Social media can

be used for good –

sharing good news

with your friends

and family, finding

healthy new recipes

to cook up, and even

using it to keep you

accountable on different

progress areas.

Now, Instagram will

ban some of the

more controversial

uses. The social

media platform has

announced it will

block promoted and

non-promoted posts

for detox drinks,

extreme cosmetic

procedures, and

excessive weightloss

incentives from

the platform. They

will also go the extra

step to ban these

accounts and posts

for those under the

age of 18.

Source: www.

huffpost.com.

Blame the Bacteria

Did your weight loss hit a snafu? Your gut bacteria may be partly to

blame! In a recent study, participants were asked to follow a lowcalorie

diet and were tracked for three months. Researchers found

that those who lost at least 5% of their body weight had a different

gut bacteria makeup than those who lost less than 5% of their body

weight. The goal is to potentially create a probiotic with specific gut

bacteria that can lead to successful weight loss.

Source: www.npr.com.

24 ScottsdaleHealth 01/20


THE EFFECTIVE

MEDICAL MASSAGE:

MYOFASCIAL THERAPY

Dr. Bryan Geier talks a new

treatment for pain management

Wouldn’t it be great if you could treat the

majority of all pain related symptoms with a

non-invasive approach? Now, you can. As a

Chiropractor, my education and training was

focused on relieving pain by influencing the

nervous system through the use of spinal

manipulation. However, in my practice I intently

focus on the myo, which is the Latin term for

muscles and connective tissue called fascia.

Here in lies the term Myofascial therapy. When

treating pain, I chose to focus on the myofascia

of the body because this is the most important

component to influencing the Central Nervous

System to decrease pain, specifically honing in

on treating this pain by taking an alternative,

non-invasive approach. Unfortunately,

myofascial therapy receives little attention as

a major source of pain and is seldom taught

in modern medical school training. Even

more unfortunate is the lack of insurance

reimbursement for this important therapy. So,

let’s dig into the topic a little deeper.

running through, around and crisscrossing

every inch of your body including muscle,

organs, blood vessels, nerves, spinal cord,

brain and skin. The central nervous system

receives its greatest amount of sensory nerves

from myofascial tissue. This means that the

fascia is as important or more important than

muscle in sensory input delivery. The key to

this statement is that your myofascia becomes

the byproduct of your environment without

you even realizing it. It experiences stress,

memorizes chronic poor posture, feels the

weight of your head sitting at the computer all

day, and permanently holds onto old untreated

injuries. As a result of never ending signaling to

the brain, the body develops symptoms like pain

and endocrine dysfunction like adrenal fatigue,

dysfunctional mood and brain fog, to name a

few. If the fascia controls the information that

can influence the brain, then this is the first

step to calming down the body’s pain response

and also improving overall global body function.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND PAIN AND MYOFASCIA

The muscular system is the largest sensory

organ. Approximately 50 percent of your

body weight is made up of about 400 skeletal

muscles. Your fascia is actually one giant

interconnected web of connective tissue

WHAT IS MYOFASCIAL THERAPY?

It is a deep tissue treatment involving the

breakdown of fascial adhesions known as

trigger points. These trigger points ultimately

create a permanently shortened muscle,

resulting in pain and muscle dysfunction

and, in turn, weakness and uncoordinated

movements. Myofascial therapy can be

performed in many ways including by a

practitioner’s hands, using tools that break

down adhesions and stretching. This therapy

proves to be a very efficient and effective

therapy for pain management, improving

athletic performance and reducing cellulite.

HOW DOES HEALTHY FASCIA BECOME

UNHEALTHY FASCIA?

This happens when extra layers of fascia grow

due to stress, trauma, repetitive motions,

dehydration and inflammation. Inflammation

comes from repetitive working out or even

eating inflammatory foods such as (but not

limited to) sugar, fried food, certain oils and

processed wheat.

COMMON INJURIES RELATED TO

MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS

• Pain or stiffness in your neck, mid- or lowback

• Headaches or jaw pain

• Sciatica and other nerve related symptoms

like numbness and tingling

• Tendonitis, Bursitis and Plantar Fasciitis

• Joint pain especially in your shoulder, knee

or wrist

• Generalized dull, achy pain

• Athletic performance issues

CALL 480.800.4924 AND MENTION

SCOTTSDALE HEALTH MAGAZINE TO

RECEIVE 20 PERCENT OFF A PACKAGE

OF THREE VISITS, EQUALING $179.

Dr. Geier is located inside Jewish Community

Center (JCC). A JCC membership is not required

to be treated. Sign up to see Dr. Geier and also

receive a one week pass to the JCC!


solo scottsdale

by Gabby Leighton / photo by Mark Morgan

Each month, Scottsdale

Health features one local

single. This month, meet…

Gary

Johnson

AGE: 71

ABOUT ME: I was

born and raised

in Minnesota,

and, to escape

the cold winters,

moved to Phoenix

in 1978 after

graduating from

the University of

Minnesota Dental

School. I practiced

dentistry here for

25 years, retired

and then created

the nonprofit

Healthy Smile

Foundation. For

the past 10 years,

I have been an

associate professor

at Midwestern

University College

of Dental Medicine

in Glendale.

My friends

and colleagues

consider me witty

and fun. I enjoy

playing golf, watching

good movies,

spending summers

in Minnesota,

and performing

Sinatra music as

lead vocalist in my

Big Band. I am

spiritual, sensitive,

compassionate,

self-sufficient and

never bored. I have

had deeply emotional

and committed

relationships

but have never

married, still in

search of my soul

mate. Although my

chronological age

is 71, I feel and act

much younger. My

belief is to never

let age be a limiting

factor.

WHAT I’M

LOOKING FOR IN

A SIGNIFICANT

OTHER: A positive

attitude, affection,

joie de vivre, a

mutual love of

music, and a great

sense of humor so

we can keep each

other laughing

through both the

good times and the

challenging ones.

THE MOST

IMPORTANT

QUALITIES

TO ME ARE:

Honesty, loyalty,

compassion,

sincerity and

reliability.

THE LEAST

IMPORTANT

QUALITIES TO

ME ARE: Spending

way too much time

being obsessively

meticulous, life is

just too short. Also,

having a good

sense of direction.

I was a Boy Scout,

so when you’re

with me, you’ll

never get lost.

Interested In Meeting Our Single?

Email him via gabby@richmanmediagroup.com. Please put “Gary” in

the subject line.

Interested In Being Our Next Solo?

Send an email with your name, age and a recent photo for

consideration to the same email, with “Solo” in the subject line.

26 ScottsdaleHealth 01/20


Driving

on the

course, fun.

Driving to

the cleaners,

not so fun.

Specializing in premier quality dry cleaning, with complimentary

pick-up and delivery to your home or office for your convenience.

Organic Dry Cleaners is a full-service dry cleaning company with locations in both Scottsdale and Phoenix. We pride ourselves on focusing on high quality

pressing, being tough on stains, but eco-friendly, using only organic, non-toxic, dry cleaning solvents. Your garments will last longer and look exquisite!

CONVENIENT LOCATIONS

SW CORNER SCOTTSDALE RD & LINCOLN

AJ’S COMPLEX

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SPROUTS COMPLEX

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WHOLE FOODS COMPLEX

480.951.2206

We offer same day service at any location

before 9:00 am Monday through Friday.

Monday-Friday: 7 am-7 pm

Saturday: 9 am-5 pm

Sunday Closed for maintenance

Sign-Up Online at www.OrganicCleanersAZ.com


muscle

/ by Lindsey Piechota / photos by James Patrick

Lindsey Piechota is the

owner and operator

of CrossFit BCR. She

is a full time working

mom so she knows the

importance of getting

the most out of a quick

workout. She strives to

better peoples lives with

fitness. Lindsey is a

certified NASM personal

trainer, CrossFit level

trainer, and specializes

in pre/postnatal training.

For more information

call 602-803-0793 or

visit crossfitbcr.com.

Plyometric

Power

4 bodyweight exercises to increase strength

Getting back to the grind after the holidays

can be rough, especially if you have

new goals to accomplish in 2020. Whether

a beginner looking to start a new regimen

or someone who is experienced wanting

to take their fitness to the next level, this

quick and effective workout will help you

start the year right. All you’ll need is 12

minutes of your day, a little bit of space,

and a mini resistance band.

THE

BREAKDOWN

6-minute AMRAP

(as many rounds

as possible in 6

minutes)

6 banded pushup

pulls

6 jumping lunge/

squat/lunge

Rest for 2

minutes

6-minute AMRAP

8 burpee tuck jumps

20 banded pulses

THE

MOVEMENTS

Banded pushup

pulls

Start by placing the

band around your

hands, and get into a

high plank position.

Lower down into a

pushup and add in a

row with the band.

To perform the row,

keep the elbow

tucked in close to

the body, driving the

elbow up and back.

When you’re heading

into the row,

make sure you close

your hand so you’re

able have a strong

grip when you pull.

You will perform six

total reps (three with

each arm), alternating

arms after each

pushup. Depending

on ability, you can do

this movement from

your knees.

Jumping lunge/

squat/lunge

The goal for this

move is to perform

all three moves

unbroken to account

for one rep. Start

with the left leg

jumping lunge, meet

in the middle for a

squat jump, then

right leg jumping

lunge. For the lunges

you will be stepping

back, exploding

up, and having the

feet meet hip width

for the squat jump.

For the squat jump,

make sure you are

keeping your weight

in your heels, butt

down, chest up, and

think about opening

your hips as

you explode up. Let

that jump lead you

into your next lunge

jump. If needed,

you can take out

the jumping aspect

and still perform the

three movements.

Burpee tuck jump

Start by doing a

traditional burpee,

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BANDED PUSH UP PULLS

JUMPING LUNGE/SQUAT/LUNG

BURPEE TUCK JUMP

where you start

standing and then

place your hands on

the floor. You’ll then

either step back with

one foot at a time or

hop both feet back,

pushing down as

your chest and thighs

touch the floor. You’ll

then get back up

by walking one foot

up at a time or by

hopping both up at

once. Once you’re

up, head directly into

a tuck jump. For the

tuck jump, squat

down and explode

up, driving knees

as high as you can.

If needed, sub in a

squat instead of the

tuck jump.

Banded pulses

Place band around

both wrists, palms

facing down. Extend

both arms out in

front of you and

make sure your

arms stay locked

out the whole time.

Begin pressing

arms out, making

mini pulses. Think

about squeezing

your shoulder blades

together as you pulse

out. Keep tension on

the band the whole

time. When you

retract back, don’t

let the hands come

together, keeping

tension on the band.

Pulses will be a slow

and controlled movement.

BANDED PULSES

01/20 ScottsdaleHealth 29


alance

/ by Alan Althouse

Simplify Your Finances

5 tips to reduce stress through money management in the new year

Thinking about getting your finances in order for the new

year can be overwhelming. Between having multiple financial

accounts, credit cards, bills, debt and retirement, it’s no wonder

that one-third of Americans report a constant feeling of being

stressed about money.

If you really want to get your money in order and stick to

your financial resolutions throughout the year, consider simplifying.

Simple management habits can lead to reduced stress

and worry, giving you a feeling of control and understanding to

help you make better decisions for your long-term goals. Taking

control of your assets in January will set you on a path for a

happier year ahead.

Alan Althouse is the President and CEO of TruWest Credit Union. TruWest Credit Union has 13 branch locations—nine in Metro Phoenix and four in Austin, Texas.

For more information, visit truwest.org.

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Here are five ways to boost

your success and reduce your

stress in 2020.

Create a basic

budget

Getting yourself

organized will go a

long way to mitigating

stress. A budget

will help you identify

what you need and

what you can cut

out. You might even

be paying for items

you don’t even use –

maybe subscription

services or unused

memberships. A

basic budget, either

weekly or monthly,

will give you a clearer

outline for the new

year.

Consolidate

accounts

Total up how many

savings and checking

accounts you have.

Then add in how

many credit cards are

in the mix. Most people

have too many.

Multiple accounts at

different institutions

lead people to be

less likely to log in to

each account and diligently

track finances.

Consider combining

accounts, making

it easier for you to

track and stay on

top of your budget.

There are also many

apps and programs

that can aggregate

accounts into one

dashboard to make

it easy to create an

overall view.

Set up autopay

This is a simple way

to make managing

your money easier.

Remembering which

day of the month

each bill is due can

be a job in and of

itself. Automate your

payments so you

don’t have to think

about them. You can

even think of savings

like paying a bill.

Set up an automatic

transfer to your savings

account to

ensure you are putting

some away on a

consistent basis. C

M

Deal with your

debt

Y

Debt can be a big

CM

stressor for many

people. While some

MY

can be considered

good, such as a

CY

mortgage or student

loans, other things

CMY

like credit card debt, K

auto and payday

loans can make

you feel like your

finances are spiraling

out of control.

Eliminating that debt,

or at least coming up

with a plan to tackle

it, will get you get

on the right track to

achieving your larger

goals. Remember,

living debt free is

possible!

Make financial

goals

By working through

the simple actions

above, you will

be able to have a

clearer picture of

your financial future

without as much

stress. Creating

essential goals,

such as setting up

an emergency fund

and saving more for

retirement, will set

you up for long-term

success and a stronger

feeling of security.

Setting the right,

realistic objectives is

key. Managing your

money will help you

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nutrition

Planting

Good Health

5 vegan foods to incorporate

/ by Jess Hutchens

Jess Hutchens is an

ACE Certified Personal

Trainer, Fitness

Nutritionist, and Behavior

Change Coach. For more

information visit www.

jesshutchensfit.com

There are have been so many trendy

diets over the years, and even more are

popping up as we enter 2020. The variety

of fads can leave people feeling overwhelmed,

unsure which option is the best

fit for them. Following a vegan or plantbased

diet has been rising in popularity

due to the health benefits it provides, but

beginners may not know what basic foods

to incorporate. Here are five plant-based

foods to start including today.

1. Oats

Although you

might think of this

childhood food

as boring, oats

can actually be

quite versatile and

delicious, along with

provide many health

benefits. Oats are

an excellent source

of fiber and contain

good bacteria that

is essential for

optimal gut health.

They can also lower

cholesterol and

improve blood sugar,

along with helping

you feel fuller for

longer. Oats are

an easy go-to to

include for breakfast;

you can eat them

in overnight oats,

traditional oatmeal,

or blend into oat flour

for pancakes.

2. Beans

Beans are an easy,

plant-based food that

you can incorporate

into your daily meals

in a variety of ways.

Beans are a great

source of fiber, thus

making you feel full,

and also meaning

that most of the

carbohydrates in

them actually exits

the body. Beans

also have a good

amount of protein;

about one cup of

cooked beans has

15 grams of protein.

There are many

ways to incorporate

beans into your

meals, whether for

breakfast or in tacos

and burritos for lunch

and dinner. They are

a fast and easy staple

food.

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Many people are not

aware of or have

not eaten tempeh

before. It is a lessprocessed

version

of tofu and contains

many health benefits.

Tempeh is low in fat

and carbohydrates,

while also containing

about 15 grams of

protein per 3-ounce

serving, making it an

excellent source of

plant-based protein.

It also contains

prebiotics, which is

a type of fiber that

promotes healthy

bacteria for your gut.

Tempeh is fast and

easy to cook, and

can be seasoned or

flavored in a variety

of ways. One popular

favorite is tempehlettuce-tomato

(TLT)

sandwiches.

4. Protein Pasta

Protein pasta is a

delicious way to get

fun pasta dishes in,

while still allowing

for many health

benefits. There are

brands like Explore

Cuisine or Banza

Pasta that create

pasta noodles out

of lentils, chickpeas,

and black beans.

These noodles

typically contain less

carbohydrates than a

regular pasta noodle,

but also are an

excellent source of

protein. These pasta

alternatives usually

have anywhere from

20 to 25 grams of

protein per serving.

The next time you

are craving a pasta

dinner, those brands

will allow you to

enjoy the taste of

pasta with even

more benefits.

5. Nutritional

Yeast

Nutritional yeast

looks and smells

like cheese, which

makes it a great

alternative for those

who are completely

dairy-free. Nutritional

yeast provides many

health benefits,

such as being an

excellent source of

antioxidants, protein,

and vitamin B12. B12

is the only nutrient

that vegans tend to

lack, so consuming

nutritional yeast a

couple times a week

actually allows for

that to be fulfilled.

You can sprinkle

nutritional yeast on

top of food, or blend

it with cashews to

create a cheese

sauce. Pro tip:

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soul

Female

Empowerment

Valley resident

Michelle Faust

recently released

The Lemonade Stand

Book, compiled of

stories from female

contributors, each

with their own

unique “sour to

sweet” strength

and courage story.

Inspired by the

Chicken Soup for

the Soul series, the

book is meant to

be an inspirational

read and a play on

“when life gives

you lemons, make

lemonade.” Faust

owns Lemonade

Legend, a company

offering content

writing, media

exposure through

Podcasts and promotional

book services.

The book is available

on www.amazon.

com. For more information

about Faust,

visit www.lemonadelegend.com.

Self-Care

Scoop

A property-wide renovation has been put in place as part of the W

Scottsdale Hotel’s 10th anniversary. The latest and greatest addition is

the hotel’s new Away Spa, located on the first floor of the property. Set

to shake up self-care, Away Spa is ditching the traditions, starting with

a reception desk that doubles as a cocktail bar, serving specialty drinks

made with local ingredients and a food menu to savor pre-treatment.

Guests can choose from a variety of treatments for the face and

body, ranging from traditional deep tissue massages and body peels to

makeup and hair services. Highlights include a Detox Menu to remedy

late nights, a Quickie Menu for guests on the go, and a Secret Menu

accessed via private code delivered via word-of-mouth to VIPs. With the

new Spa After Dark concept, guests and locals alike can rent the spa

after hours for private parties featuring glow-in-the-dark treatments,

spa-driven cocktails, light bites, and DJ fueled tunes.

www.scottsdaleawayspa.com.

Mission: Medspa

Derma Health Skin

& Laser recently

opened a new

location at Desert

Ridge Marketplace.

The 2,700-squarefoot

space offers

medical-grade

aesthetic services

to men and

women. The new

location represents

a transition for

the locally-owned

medspa, which

launched in 2004,

evolving from

a medical clinic

environment to a

retail-style setting.

At the medspa,

customers can find

offerings such as

laser procedures,

body contouring,

facial fillers and

Botox. www.

dermahealthinstitute.

com.

Rock and Run

Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon will return this month from

Jan. 17 to 19, taking over Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe.

The fitness series will feature a marathon, a half marathon, a

10K, a 5K and a kid-friendly course. During the music-themed

event, participants will find live bands stationed throughout

every other mile of the course. There will also be a two-day

health and wellness expo, open to the public, prior to the

raceat the Phoenix Convention Center. For more information,

visit www.runrocknroll.com.

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Winter Harvest Salad

Recipe provided by executive chef Cory Lattuca of

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, www.grimaldispizzeria.com.

Health Happening

HonorHealth Foundation will host its annual soiree, The Honor

Ball, on Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. The 44th annual event will take

place at JW Marriot Camelback Inn Resort and Spa. At the

black-tie affair, guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner

and dancing with the popular orchestra, Impulse, courtesy of

West Coast Music of Beverly Hills, California. This year’s honorees

will be community philanthropists Jean and Curt Feuer.

Funds raised this year will expand HonorHealth’s impact

to reach more patients and provide more hope by benefiting

patient services, treatment, research and innovation for cancer,

cardiovascular and stroke. $750 per person. www.give.

honorhealth.com.

Serving size: 2

SALAD

¼ cup arugula

cup red onions, sliced

¼ cup Brussels sprouts, quartered (see below for preparation

instructions)

1 tablespoon dried cranberries

1 tablespoon, or 2-3 slices bacon (see below for preparation

instructions)

1 tablespoon feta cheese

3 tablespoons Balsamic dressing

DRESSING

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 clove garlic, minced

Salt & pepper to taste

On-the-go Grub

Huel, a national nutrition brand, recently launched Huel Bars.

The plant-based, high-protein (there are 12 grams of protein in

each bar!) and gluten-free bars are available in two flavors: a

rich chocolate variation with chocolate chips, and a salted caramel

option, featuring a pinch of sea salt and chocolate chips.

Each bar, coming in at 200 calories, contains all 27 essential

vitamins and minerals. The soft, chewy bars are also high

in fiber and are also lactose-free. They are made using oat

flour and rolled oats, as well as pea and brown rice protein,

cocoa powder, coconut, date syrup and flaxseed. They contain

no GMO ingredients and have soluble and insoluble fiber for

digestive health.

The bars are available for $28 per box (15 bars per box) at

www.huel.com.

To make Brussels sprouts: Cut the stems off the Brussels

sprouts, then cut into quarters. Toss the Brussels sprouts in

2 tablespoons of oil olive and salt to taste and spread evenly

on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 20-25

minutes. To make bacon: Heat a large skillet over medium high

heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8

minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and then dice into

1-inch pieces. To make dressing: In a small mixing bowl, whisk

together balsamic, honey, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt and pepper.

Add the oil and whisk thoroughly to combine until the dressing

is fully emulsified. To assemble salad: On a bed of arugula, garish

with oven roasted Brussels sprouts, red onions, bacon, feta

cheese, dried cranberries and balsamic dressing. Toss gently to

combine. Serve in a small bowl or plate and enjoy!

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life

Golf & More

You can’t mention

January in

Phoenix without

talking about the

Waste Management

Phoenix Open. The

Greatest Show on

Grass will return Jan.

27 to Feb. 2, bringing

golf and parties

with it. Whether

you’re there to see

golf pros like Bubba

Watson and Xander

Schauffele tee off

or to experience

one of the elevated

food and beverage

options, this golf

event is always one

to remember. For

music lovers, the

Birds Nest will be

bumping once again

from Wednesday

through Saturday

with performances

by Miranda Lambert,

G-Easy, Dierks

Bentley and Kygo.

Admission to watch

golf will be free on

Monday and Tuesday.

Times vary. Prices for

suites, admission on

the remaining days,

and entrance into

the Birds Nest vary.

www.wmphoenixopen.com.

Shopping Local

Valley resident Sarah Brown recently launched Qontevo, a line of

functional and stylish reusable lunch bags and accessories. The name

Qontevo is derived phonetically from the Portuguese word, “Contevo,”

meaning “I contain.”

Geared toward women, the meal prep and lifestyle products

feature bold designs and colors. The line is eco-friendly, primarily made

of neoprene with waterproof polyester linings and faux lather accents.

The company’s mission is to inspire women to start or maintain a

healthy lifestyle through their on-the-go packed, nutritional meals. The

line is made up of lunch bags, travel utensil sets, “bag swag” (aka fun,

graphic pins for lunch bags), and silicone food containers. For more

information www.qontevo.com.

Stay Balunsd

This month,

Balunsd will

open a second

Scottsdale location.

The advanced

performance and

recovery studio

was founded

by the owners

of Movement

Restoration.

The new

North Scottsdale

location of Balunsd

will be twice the

size of the existing

Old Town

Scottsdale location,

which opened

two years ago.

The new studio

will offer massage

therapy, cupping,

cold plunge, hot

tub, infrared sauna,

compression therapy,

and stretching,

among others.

To celebrate

the newest location,

Balunsd is

offering a new

founders membership

called Balunsd

Prime. For a limited

time, guests can

get a monthly

membership to

both facilities for

$79.99. It includes

unlimited access

to recovery tools at

both locations and

one Recovery Day

Pass per month for

an additional guest.

There will also

be a grand opening

party in February

to celebrate the

opening of the

new studio. For

more information,

visit www.balunsd.

com.

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New in Town

Husband-and-wife team Sara Racey-

Batraville and Pierre Batraville recently

moved to Scottsdale from New York City

and opened Athleteist, a new training gym.

Prior to their big move to Arizona,

Pierre was a celebrity trainer at S10, and

Sara, fomer America’s Next Top Model

competitor, created a clothing line featuring

fashionable athletic and athleisure items.

Athleteist incorporates the fit3d scanner,

which shows your muscle mass and

weight distribution, allowing clients to track

their statistics and have hard data.

On Jan. 9 from 4 to 7 p.m, the studio

will be hosting a grand opening party.

Guests will have the opportunity to get a

free fit3d scan, shop the Athleteist apparel

line, participate in raffles, and browse local

Arizona wellness vendors. www.athleteist.

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Destination Zen

Early this year, YogaSix will open its second

Arizona location. The boutique yoga

studio’s first location opened in fall 2019

at The Shops at Gainey Village, with the

newest location found at the Mercado Del

Rancho shopping center.

YogaSix’s new 2,400-square-foot

studio will offer a broad range of heated

and non-heated yoga and boot camp-style

fitness classes, with each class containing

a maximum of 40 people. There will be

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Parents on

the Move

Active accessories with a baby on board

toys, tech & gear

/ by Gabby Leighton

If staying active is on the top of your list,

that doesn’t have to change just because

you have children. Bringing your baby

out and about with you can be easy if

you have the right gear, whether you are

going for a jog, hike, walk or bike ride.

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Thule Urban Glide

2 Jogging Stroller

The lightweight

design of this

stroller, which is

height adjustable,

is perfect for urban

mobility or jogging.

It is equipped with a

front pivoting wheel

that locks with the

twist of a knob and

also has a convenient

hand brake.

The stroller supports

children from

6 months up to 48

1/2 pounds, with a

max capacity (including

child and cargo)

of 75 pounds. The

front-facing padded

seat has integrated

ventilations and a

five-point harness for

safety. Made with

ease in mind, there is

a one-hand compact

fold system for easy

storage and transport

of the 25-pound

stroller. There is also

an adjustable, multiposition

sun canopy

for sun blockage, a

view-in roof port for

child visibility and

plenty of storage for

snacks and toys. The

stroller comes with a

protective cover and

has an ergonomic

handlebar for parent

comfort. Available

for $479.99-$499.99

(depending on color)

at Buy Buy Baby,

www.buybuybaby.

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Baby K’tan

Original Baby

Carrier

This cotton jersey

carrier allows both

parent and baby to

move comfortably

throughout the day,

whether headed out

for a workout or just

for some errands.

The wrap is a slingstyle

carrier, allowing

for five different

carrying positions:

front facing, parent

facing, hip carry, and

double-loop. The

design, constructed

for babies 8 to 35

pounds, ensures optimal

weight distribution,

so both parent

posture and baby’s

comfort are protected.

The machine

washable carrier is

designed to fit the

adult snugly and

comes with a matching

carrying bag

that converts to an

add-on sash for extra

support. Available in

multiple sizes and

colors for $49.95 at

Nordstrom, www.

nordstrom.com.

Wonderfold

Wagon W4 Quad

Folding Stroller

Wagon

If you’re headed to

the farmers market,

to a nearby park,

or just walking the

neighborhood with

the kids in tow, this

wagon might be the

perfect product for

a group, fitting up to

four children from 6

to 36 months and up

to 33 pounds in each

seat. The wagon

has four removeable

face-to-face seats,

each with a five-point

adjustable harness.

The seats feature

padded shoulder

straps and a foot

well for comfort.

Additional features

include an adjustable

handlebar, a front

zipper door and a

sliding canopy for

varied coverage with

UPF protection. The

foldable product,

which stands upright

when folded, can

also be used as a

utility wagon once

children outgrow it.

There are pockets

on all sides in addition

to a rear storage

basket as well as a

one-step linked foot

brake. Available for

$549.99 at Bed Bath

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Osprey Poco AG

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This carrier backpack

is a perfect addition

for the outdoorsy

family who enjoys

hiking and camping.

The anti-gravity

suspension along

with the lightweight

design makes for a

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fit. The airspeed back

panel allows for ventilation

to keep you

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There is also a builtin

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your baby out of the

sun and a removable,

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For the parent, the

backpack has two

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as well as a wide

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foot bar for stability

when on the ground.

In terms of comfort,

the child seat height

is adjustable and has

safety leg loops and

adjustable/removeable

stirrups. There’s

also a hydration reservoir

sleeve in the

back panel. Available

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This lightweight yet

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crazy 8s

/ by Suzette Smith

2020 is predicted to be a healthy revolution,

starting with powerhouse fermented foods

that provide benefits from boosting gut

health to blunting inflammation. Here are

eight fun facts about fermented foods to

draw your taste buds to the sour side.

8 Crazy

Facts About

Fermented Foods

1. The microbiome

is the human

ecosystem. The gut

is considered the

first brain, controlling

a large role in

your immunity,

neurological health,

nervous system and

organ detox.

2. Bacteria

filling. Some

scientists believe

bacteria outnumber

human cells 10 to

one. This includes

bacteria, viruses and

fungi.

3. History lesson.

Fermented

rice, honey and

grapes have been

discovered in

Chinese clay pots

that date back 3,000

years.

4. Know your

pickles. All

fermented foods

are pickled but not

all pickled foods are

fermented. Vinegar

and pasteurization

make for shelf

stable pickles by

killing the beneficial

bacteria. Look in the

cooler space for raw,

naturally fermented

veggies that have

no vinegar in the

ingredients list on

the back of the label.

5. You are what

you eat. Studies

show that up to 85%

of serotonin, your

happy hormone, is

produced in the gut.

Krauts, kvass, kefir

and kombucha are a

few up-and-coming

ferments that can

improve gut health.

6. Pick up the beet.

Sugar and processed

foods create an

overgrowth of yeast

and fungus in the gut

causing brain fog,

sugar cravings and

low energy. Beet

kvass gobbles up

yeast overgrowth,

eliminating sugar

cravings, creating

mental clarity and

increasing athletic

performance.

7. Medicinal

properties. One

jar of fermented

veggies can offer

hundreds of strains

of bacteria, whereas

pilled probiotics and

commercial yogurts

only offer a small

handful of varieties

that may not survive

the digestive track.

8. Beet the detox.

Studies have shown

beet kvass can help

the body detox from

radiation exposure.

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funnies

The Joke’s on Us!

So go ahead and laugh already—hey, it’s good for you!

Why do we tell actors to “break a leg?”

After my 91-year-old mother

finished having her hair

cut and shaped, the stylist

announced, “There, now you

look 10 years younger.”

Because every play has a cast.

My mother, unimpressed,

replied, “Who wants to look

81 years old?”

A teenager who worked at the local rec center came home early

from his job one afternoon.

“What happened?” asked his mom, confused.

“My boss told me to have a good day,” he said. “So I went home.”

Our doctor’s office

called to let my

husband know that

the results from his

blood tests came

back and he was just

fine. That didn’t suit

my husband.

“What’s my

cholesterol level?”

he asked.

“Mr. Smith,

you are just fine,”

insisted the nurse.

“Still, I’d like

you to mail me the

results.”

A few days

later, he received a

postcard from the

doctor’s office. It

read, “Mr. Smith,

you are just fine!”

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Arizona native Courtney Sheber

encourages peace, positivity

and mindfulness through

her yoga instruction

/ by Elizabeth Liberatore / photos by James Patrick / makeup by Brian McDowell / outfit from Lululemon

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Do what you love and follow your heart, the rest will fall into

place. Courtney Sheber’s parents always reminded her of this as

she was growing up. It wasn’t until she began working at a marketing

and public relations firm after college that their words of

wisdom really began to resonate.

“I would go in every day dreading sitting and staring at a

screen. Next door to the firm was a woman who had her own

Pilates studio. I went to work every day thinking, ‘That’s what I

want to do – move,’” she says.

Staying stagnant for hours on end was completely foreign to

Sheber. She was used to defying gravity as a competitive gymnast

— something she did for the majority of her youth and adolescence.

After enduring unitards and blistered hands for 11 years, she quit

right before starting her studies at Arizona State University.

“I wanted to have more balance in my life. My body was

starting to hurt, and I just didn’t have the passion to push

through the elite levels while in school,” she says.

Sheber took her first yoga class at ASU when she was 18

years old and immediately fell in love with it. Yoga was so vastly

different from gymnastics, starting with the non-competitive

nature. The practice helped her calm her stress and anxiety and

become more clear-minded. It was everything she was looking

for in an exercise routine and more.

So, as she watched the Pilates studio owner move all day

with longing eyes from her desk, Sheber began to really discern

what made her heart happy. She recalled how much she loved

taking yoga classes in college and decided to get certified to

teach the discipline.

“Once I completed my training, I knew I had to make this

my career,” she says.

FROM DREAM TO REALITY

Sheber quit her day job and got her start in the yoga community

working as the receptionist of Modern Yoga in McCormick

Ranch. She quickly began learning from the studio’s leaders,

including owners and husband-and-wife team John and Nicole

Salisbury. In no time at all, she began subbing classes and was

promoted to her current position as studio manager.

“I’ve been teaching full time and managing the studio for 3

1/2 years now, and I couldn’t be happier,” she says.

Sheber teaches vinyasa flow, a more contemporary style of

yoga that blends movement with breath to flow from one pose to

the next, almost every day at Modern Yoga. Her style of teaching is

both inspiring and playful, and her ultimate goal is to help people

leave their mat feeling positive and ready to conquer anything.

“I believe yoga should be accessible to everyone and while it

is a meticulous craft, it should be met with a light-hearted spirit

and feel-good attitude,” she says.

Sheber also leads practices at special events around the

Valley, including at Chase Field and Kimpton Hotel Palomar

Phoenix, which are her favorite classes to teach. For this

yogi, nothing beats guiding folks through mindful transitions

and insightful alignment cues outside with live music in the

background. This month, she’s helping host the Desert Bloom

Festival at Mountain Shadows, taking place Jan. 10 to 12.

“[Myself and other Valley instructors] will be leading a

series of yogalates classes that combine elements of yoga and

Pilates for a rejuvenating and exciting experience,” she says.

“The festival also includes meditation, aerial yoga, flow, nutrition

classes and more.”

Packages for Desert Bloom Festival begin at $299.

CULTIVATING HAPPINESS

Motivated by her parents to follow her dreams, Sheber, now 30

with 12 years of yoga practice under her belt, is living the life

she loves and inspiring others do the same.

“If I can change just one person’s day for the better through

yoga, I’ve done my job,” she says. “I always say, we practice

yoga on the mat so we can take yoga off of our mat and into our

daily lives, cultivating a life of peace and heightened awareness

so we can enjoy each moment to its fullest.”

Outside of yoga, any outdoor activity, from running to sand

volleyball to skiing, makes this movement junkie happy. When

she’s not in motion, Sheber spends time with those who fill her

heart with joy.

“Whether it’s going to a concert, cooking, traveling or just

watching a movie together, moments with the people I love are

what makes my world go ‘round,” she says.

For more information about Sheber, follow her on Instagram

(@courtney_yoga) or visit www.courtneysheber.com.

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y Mandy Holmes

/ photo by J. Tatum Studio

/ makeup by Chanel Molleo

Veteran and health fanatic

Shonte Turner creates inventive

fitness products with her

company, TurnFIT

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Veteran Shonte Turner can now add entrepreneur to her titles.

As the owner of TurnFIT, Turner is utilizing her military

background along with her passion for health to create fitness

products.

After a decade of active duty service, Turner found herself

a veteran with a void of comradery. So, she turned to fitness, a

subject she already felt enthusiastic about. Turner was already

in the habit of working out, enjoyed physical training and had

an interest in nutrition. When a friend recommended that she

enter a fitness competition, she saw it as an opportunity to put

her hard work on display.

“What really stood out, and stills holds true today, is competing

is something that is just about me,” she says.

Entrepreneurial Pursuits

TurnFIT came about as a natural step for the fitnessgoer and

self-described “low-key germaphobe.”

As part of her workout routine, Turner utilizes sweatinducing

waist trimmers during cardio exercises. Faced with

the dilemma of maintaining clean and dry equipment for

back-to-back fitness sessions, she decided to create SwapTrap,

a waist trimmer drying mat. She also created the YoTrap, a drying

yoga mat accessory. Both inserts work by keeping bacteria

at bay, thanks to the antibacterial material, and can dry the

surface of equipment in minutes verses hours.

The yoga-friendly YoTrap is a dual-purpose towel to utilize

as a yoga towel during your workout and as a moisture wicking

drying mat for after your workout. The SwapTrap prevents

odor and mildew by keeping any standard waist trimmer’s

surface dry.

As a woman of color and an entrepreneur, Turner feels a

strong responsibility to set a positive example for other women

and young girls. Though there have been discouraging days

along her journey, she recognizes the importance of her position

as a role model.

“This year I was at the Phoenix Fitness Expo, and two

teenage girls approached the TurnFIT booth and simply said

‘Thank you for spreading the black girl magic’ and in that

moment it was all worth it,” she says.

Hard Work, Happy Life

While her background in information management from her

time in the Air Force coupled with a degree in organizational

management and an MBA in Project Management provide her

with the technical experience to her business, Shonte’s optimistic

perspective also serves as an important factor for her

entrepreneurial journey.

Turner believes that everyone has at least one great invention

in them. Her hard work ethic, business plan and ability to

be resourceful, despite the lack of mentors or investors, were

all factors in making her dream a reality.

“The most rewarding part of my career is the fact that

TurnFIT is all mine; my inventions, my designs, my blood,

sweat, and tears,” she says.

/ photo by Krissy Osborne / makeup by Vanessa Cooper

Through all her endeavors in her personal and professional

life, Turner has been fortunate to have the support of her husband,

who is also a veteran, and three children.

“My husband is so supportive because he sees how happy

this business makes me. In the gym and on stage my family supports

the at times selfish moments it took to get there and for

that I am forever grateful,” she says.

With her supportive family and her eyes on the prize of creating

her own empire, Turner is only expanding her business,

with an apparel line in the works.

“I’m finding my business evolves the more I evolve,” she

says. “I have had to really come out of my shell and step out of

my comfort zone because in the end, the TurnFIT products are

not just about me.”

For more information, visit www.turnfitproducts.com.

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What

is Your

Sum?

Characteristics to consider when

taking note of those around you

Motivational speaker and author Jim Rohn

introduced us to the concept that you are

the collective sum of the five people you are

around the most. So, as we enter into the

new year and begin another decade, you’re

invited to reflect on your personal and

professional inventory. Who do you choose to

surround yourself with? Does your sum add

up to something that encourages momentum

and growth? Are there changes needed? Take

a look at the top five characteristics to seek

out when creating your best average.

relating

/ by James Patrick

Self-motivated

Someone who is

able to light their

own “fire” within

becomes a leader in

their own life. They

are driven by passion,

purpose and

rarely settle. They

are a self-starter

who does not live

within their comfort

zone because they

know change happens

outside of it.

Fear is a teacher

and the desire is to

thrive. The energy of

these individuals is

contagious and will

constantly leave you

charged and pumped

to get out there and

do some crazy things

of your own.

Goal-driven

There are those who

truly live and those

who simply exist.

Someone who lives

constantly strives to

challenge themselves

and achieve goals

that push them to the

next level. They have

a thirst for adventure,

are willing to try new

things and have an

ongoing to-do list

that inspires them to

jump out of bed each

morning because

there isn’t a moment

to lose. They have

vision boards that

focus on what they

want most, create

deadlines to keep

them on task and

have people to hold

them accountable to

their actions.

Resilient

Success and failure

are necessary. Yet,

those who are able

to bounce back when

“life happens” are

able to change their

perspective to see

the “blessons” in

all things. Failure

becomes a “successful

attempt”

because even though

things don’t always

work out as planned,

any steps taken are

better than none.

Obstacles become

seen as opportunities.

They find just

as much excitement

in “falling down”

and learn to pick

themselves up

quicker each time.

These individuals

know there is always

something to gain.

Compassionate

Participating in this

human experience

requires that we create

value in other

people’s lives as we

create value in our

own. It’s about giving

and receiving.

Without that, true

sustainability cannot

exist. Someone who

lifts others up when

they are struggling or

have a desire to be

more causes a ripple

effect that has the

ability to create great

change. Showing

compassion for those

who need it most

without expectation

makes these individuals

some of the greatest

friends, teachers

and mentors.

Vulnerable

Keeping pride and

ego in check can

be a challenge for

some. Yet, those

who know they cannot

do everything on

this journey alone

and are willing to ask

for support when

needed are some

of the strongest.

Expressing vulnerabilities

is not a weakness.

It allows others

to see that humanness

and reminds

us all that we are

perfectly imperfect

and draws others in.

Sometimes, you may

even be surprised to

find that the key to

that next opportunity

comes when we are

willing to be open

enough to ask for it.

At the end of

the day, surrounding

yourself with individuals

who feed your

soul creates infinite

potential. Your sum

becomes a defining

piece of your own

presence and a big

part of what others

will associate with

you. Let it be positive

and empowering.

Know you are

supported by the

best within you and

around you.

James Patrick is the owner of James Patrick Lifestyle Training. He is a time investment expert, certified NASM personal trainer, behavior change specialist,

motivational presenter and success coach working with the award-winning Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. James’ motto is “make shift happen” and his

mission is to fuel passion expose purpose and motivate actions that inspire a new way to be through interactive coaching and personal training. 845.499.8458 or

www.jamespatrickaz.com.

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eauty

/ by Pablo Prichard M.D.

Pablo Prichard, M.D.

has been the Chief

of Plastic Surgery at

Honor John C. Lincoln

Hospital for 14 years,

Medical Director for

Plastic Surgery and

is Senior Partner at

Advanced Aesthetics

Associates. Dr. Prichard

serves more than 2,000

patients every year

and has specialized in

both reconstructive and

cosmetic procedures.

For more information,

visit drprichard.com and

follow on Instagram @

pabloprichard.

Following are four predicted injectable

trends to know about in 2020 for all ages.

New Year,

New Face

Injectable cosmetic trends for 2020

Americans spent a whopping $16.5 billion on plastic

surgery last year, more than ever before and there is no

indication of slowing down.

2019 was the year of minimally invasive procedures and

the birth of the “tweak-ment” – patients seeking to maintain

their natural look with subtle refined adjustments. Last year,

there was a major shift with more young adults looking

for preventative treatments and injectables, and the most

popular procedures in Scottsdale were Botox and fillers.

In 2020, injectables and fillers will gain a new purpose

and practically become a rite of passage for people in their

mid-20s and early 30s. The demand for natural-looking

results will continue to rise in people of all generations.

1. Dermal fillers for

acne scars: These

can help to reduce

the appearance of

pitted acne scars.

The cohesive gel

filler evenly distributes

under the skin

providing a smoother,

more even surface

and complexion.

2. Moisturizing lip

fillers: People seeking

to achieve more

symmetrical and

fuller lips have made

these popular for

years now. But what

most don’t know is

that fillers help to

moisturizer them too.

By adding hyaluronic

acid-based fillers

into the lips, it draws

in more moisture

because it holds a

thousand times its

weight in water.

3. Jawline and

facial-sculpting fillers:

It has become

very popular for

women to want to

have a more chiseled

jawline. This can be

achieved by using

small amounts of

fillers injected at the

angle of the jaw to

highlight the jawline,

help define one’s

profile and reduce

the appearance of

a double chin. Men

love this as well to

really define the jawline,

but also used to

shape the chin and

cheeks. Depending

on how it is injected,

a youthful full face

versus a sculpted

model-esque look

can be attained.

4. Liquid nose job in

30 minutes: Liquid

rhinoplasties, also

known as filler nose

jobs, are projected

to see a rise in 2020.

It’s a simple way to

hide minor asymmetries

or a small

bump, a quick fix to

a flaw after a rhinoplasty

or add volume

to the bridge so the

nose appears narrower.

What’s the best

part? It involves none

of the downtime as

a full nose job and

it takes a fraction of

the time.

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endurance

/ by Lewis Elliot

Core

Essentials

Three ways to improve during the off-season

Lewis Elliot is a

Scottsdale resident and

professional triathlete.

The avid hiker, skier

and mountain biker

was born and raised in

Montana. In 2012, his

first book, “7 Weeks

to a Triathlon,” was

published. He is one of

the founding members

of the Komen Tri For

The Cure and the Tri-

Scottsdale Foundation.

The former U.S.

National Team Cyclist

can be reached at lewiselliot@hotmail.com.

With the off-season winter months firmly upon us, it’s time to

address weaknesses and imbalances that almost all of athletes

develop during the hard racing and training season. Most endurance

sports are so linear, that through sport-specific growth our

bodies often become weaker and more injury-prone. Spending 12

to 16 weeks seriously applied to these core essentials will make

you faster, stronger, and able to compete and race with fewer

injuries and increased longevity year after year.

For simplicity, they are broken down into three categories.

The first is flexibility. Range of motion is key in almost any

endurance sport – most of us lose a lot of this during the harder

racing and training season, despite all our efforts to stretch

daily. To increase your flexibility, or work back to your base

range of motion, structured yoga and Pilates are both fantastic

options. Start slowly, and don’t push too hard. Think about

being a three or four on a one to 10 “stretch scale” so that

you’re experiencing the stretch, but it feels good and you’re

simply breathing into it. Your focus should be on perfect form,

and no pain should be applied here. Look for popular local deep

stretch or power yoga classes to jump into as an option. In addition,

for an even bigger challenge find a mat or reformer Pilates

class – it will pay dividends next race season.

The second category is strength. For this, focus on bodyweight

exercises for the abdomen and lower back. If you aren’t

well-versed in this area, have a fitness professional or personal

trainer spend a few minutes one day showing you a few good

exercises. Without much weight, these are safe, yet incredibly

challenging. Generally they’ll make you surprisingly sore the

first couple of weeks, but once your body adjusts, the new

exercises will leave you feeling more connected and resilient. Be

consistent in this area over the off-season and your efficiency

and endurance should improve in your specific sport.

The final category is balance. Things like challenging

loose-terrain hikes, playing soccer, tennis, and basketball are all

examples of this. Anything that pushes your coordination ability

to the limit will certainly help in this arena. In the gym, lifting

weights or exercises balancing on one foot or an exercise ball can

really increase this through focused work. Again, learning some

correct moves are key and always so challenging at first, but it’s

worth it as they will pay off as you realize the gains over time.

For most people, it’s worth trying to do one of the three categories

of exercises (or a combination of them) for 45 minutes to

an hour at least three days a week during the “off-season” from

your competitive sport. You’ll find them to be very challenging

at first, but most people grow to really enjoy these as a form of

cross-training, and begin to swear by the benefits both in the

immediate sense, and all through the following race season.

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event

/ by David Apeji

Lauren Smith, Nick Moore

and Liz Tidwell

Diane Marin and

Kyra Johnson

Joanna Zolnierczyk

and Tiffaney Cortes

Turkey

Bowl

At this second annual event, held

at Skylanes Boutique Bowling Club,

guests laced up their bowling shoes

to knock down pins in honor of the

Salvation Army’s Christmas Angels

program. Bowlers had the opportunity

to bowl three balls and a frozen

turkey, with cash prizes available for

those who bowled three consecutive

strikes, known as a turkey.

Marissa Patel, Bryan Bishop

and Trisha Patel

Abby Louvier and

Brennan O’Toole

Isaac Fimbres and

Alondra Mota

Stefanie and

Eric Oviatt

Summer Lee

and Sean Lieb

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