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The owner of

GoFigure Training

talks fitness

beginnings and


12 ed note

14 health

Quality sleep for kids,

alarm tips, peanut

allergy drug, milk for

children, primary care

concerns, red meat

negatives, injury

connections, and the

effects of marijuana

on your heart

16 list

Get the most out of

your REM cycle

17 splurge

An insulated cooler


18 cook

Spring green salad

20 food



22 weight


News to know





The new


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26 muscle

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28 balance

Saying no to people


30 nutrition

Collagen craze

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Diplomat, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery

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


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

the first signs of a problem. But

it’s also never too late seek help.

There are new advancements

and protocols being developed

all the time, so it’s important to

learn if there is another option

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everyone is talking



Jenna Homsey

The owner of GoFigure

Training talks family

inspiration, mental

fitness and the world of


How to say no to

people pleasing

Avoiding the

comparison trap

Tips for a perfect

REM cycle


/ March 2020



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Spring training

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The comparison trap

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Spring training is back and it’s definitely taking

over the Valley once again. The town is full of

energy – and people (seriously, have you tried to

get a restaurant reservation lately?)! Phoenicians

and visitors alike are flocking to the 10 stadiums

around town to see their favorite teams practice

before the regular season begins. Beyond it being

a day of fun in the sun, we have eight crazy facts

about spring training (page 38) to check out

before you head to a game!

The weather at the games will be so beautiful,

it might even inspire you to go on a walk. We’ve rounded up some

necessities for spring strolls (page 36), whether you’re headed out

for leisure or to break a sweat – although that may happen either

way with the rising temps we’re seeing this month! For those really

looking to get their fitness on, page 26 showcases a workout featuring

barbells to get in “spring break” shape.

Along with vacation and relaxation, the nicer weather, aka

bathing suit season, can also bring along some feelings of doubt.

Enter: the comparison trap. If you’re looking to get out of your head

and bring the focus back to No. 1 (that’s you!), flip to page 28 for

tips to avoid the trap. And while you’re working within, page 46

shares helpful ways to just say “no” if you’re a people pleaser trying

to change your ways.

We also spoke to Jenna Homsey, who is on our cover this month.

Beginning on page 40, the owner of GoFigure Training is talking

about her fitness beginnings, journey to the bodybuilding stage, and

her focus on helping people get strong from the inside out.

If you’re worried about staying healthy during flu and cold

season, check out page 20 for dishes at local restaurants featuring

immunity-boosting ingredients and page 16, which has tips to make

the most out of your REM Cycle while getting some rest. Or, if

you’ve already caught something, we’ve got some sick day skin care

tips to cover up that cold (page 48).

Lastly, if you’ve seen the collagen craze in the nutrition world,

page 30 has the lowdown before you jump on the bandwagon.

Enjoy the beautiful weather and all that spring training has to

offer this month!


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for Bed

It always comes back to quality sleep.

Depression, anxiety, impulsive behavior

and poor cognitive performance in children

is effected by the amount of sleep they

have, according to researchers from

the University of Warwick. These sleep

states are active processes that support

reorganization of brain circuitry. When

children’s brains are developing and

reorganizing rapidly, these sleep times are

extremely important. The recommended

amount of sleep for children 6 to 12 years of

age is 9 to 12 hours.


Peanut Cure

Good news for kids suffering from peanut allergies – the

FDA has approved the first drug to treat accidental exposure

to peanuts. While it is important to note that the

drug, Palforzia, does not cure peanut allergies, it is meant

to be taken daily by children 4 to 17 years old, building up

the drug’s effect in the child’s system to fight peanut allergies,

should the child be exposed.


Milk for Kids

In recent years, there

has been a surge

in milk alternatives,

but what is best for

kids? According to

Association of UK

Dieticians, cow’s milk

in its fattiest form is a

must-have. The three

key energy sources

for kids are dairy,

protein and carbohydrates,

and kids need

significantly more

energy per pound

than adults. Giving

kids full-fat milk is a

good source of calcium,

iodine, vitamins

A and B12, and fat.

Source: www.cnn.


Set the Tone

How do you wake

up each morning? Is

it the sweet sound

of your favorite

song, or a blaring

alarm? Perhaps it’s

your kids or dogs

waking you up,

instead? According

to the Royal

Melbourne Institute

of Technology

University, your

alarm choice influences

how awake

you feel after the

alarm rings, and how

efficiently you go

about daily tasks.

Researchers found

that people who

used more melodic

alarms reported feeling

more alert in the

mornings, whereas

those whose alarms

had harsher sounds,

like that of intermittent

beeping, said

they felt groggier and

less awake. Set your

tune, and set your

tone for the day.

Source: www.

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Not So Chill

In a recent study

published in the

Journal of the

American College

of Cardiology, 2%

of Americans who

reported using

marijuana also stated

they have cardiovascular

disease. While

research on this topic

has just begun, and

there are no concreate

links between

smoking marijuana

and heart disease,

researchers looked

at the possible interactions


may have with drugs

typically prescribed

for cardiovascular

issues, and the way

marijuana chemicals

may affect the heart

at a molecular level.

Source: www.

Primary Care

Insured adults are visiting primary care providers less often

than they did about a decade ago, according to research published

in Annals of Internal Medicine. The study looked at data

from an insurer that provides health coverage to about 20 million

people per year across America. While it’s common to check

in with doctors via email instead of in person and urgent care

clinics are gaining in popularity, researchers state that people

should still build a trusting relationship with a discerning provider

who knows their medical history. Evidence to why there

has been a decline points to rising out-of-pocket costs for visits.


A Surprising


Tearing your ACL

may go beyond knee

repair. The University

of Michigan School

of Kinesiology

researchers found

that there are structural

changes in the

brains of patients

who underwent

ACL reconstruction.


have known that

some joint function

is often permanently

lost after anterior

cruciate ligament

reconstruction, and

re-injury is common,

even with intensive

physical therapy,

but it’s unclear

why. These brain

changes may hinder

a patient’s recovery

and may contribute

to performance deficits

and re-injury.

Source: www.

Red Isn’t Rad

Despite recent surveys,

a new analysis

reports that eating

red and processed

meat is bad for your

health. The analysis,

which looked at longterm

data of 30,000

people, found a small

but significant risk

of death from any

cause tied to eating

two servings of

processed meat or

unprocessed red

meat each week.

Researchers found a

3 to 7% higher risk

of cardiovascular disease

and premature

death for people who

ate two servings of

red meat and processed

meat each


Source: www.cnn.


03/20 ScottsdaleHealth 15


Not So Chill

In a recent study

published in the

Journal of the

American College

of Cardiology, 2%

of Americans who

reported using

marijuana also stated

they have cardiovascular

disease. While

research on this topic

has just begun, and

there are no concreate

links between

smoking marijuana

and heart disease,

researchers looked

at the possible interactions


may have with drugs

typically prescribed

for cardiovascular

issues, and the way

marijuana chemicals

may affect the heart

at a molecular level.

Source: www.

Primary Care

Insured adults are visiting primary care providers less often

than they did about a decade ago, according to research published

in Annals of Internal Medicine. The study looked at data

from an insurer that provides health coverage to about 20 million

people per year across America. While it’s common to check

in with doctors via email instead of in person and urgent care

clinics are gaining in popularity, researchers state that people

should still build a trusting relationship with a discerning provider

who knows their medical history. Evidence to why there

has been a decline points to rising out-of-pocket costs for visits.


A Surprising


Tearing your ACL

may go beyond knee

repair. The University

of Michigan School

of Kinesiology

researchers found

that there are structural

changes in the

brains of patients

who underwent

ACL reconstruction.


have known that

some joint function

is often permanently

lost after anterior

cruciate ligament

reconstruction, and

re-injury is common,

even with intensive

physical therapy,

but it’s unclear

why. These brain

changes may hinder

a patient’s recovery

and may contribute

to performance deficits

and re-injury.

Source: www.

Red Isn’t Rad

Despite recent surveys,

a new analysis

reports that eating

red and processed

meat is bad for your

health. The analysis,

which looked at longterm

data of 30,000

people, found a small

but significant risk

of death from any

cause tied to eating

two servings of

processed meat or

unprocessed red

meat each week.

Researchers found a

3 to 7% higher risk

of cardiovascular disease

and premature

death for people who

ate two servings of

red meat and processed

meat each


Source: www.cnn.


03/20 ScottsdaleHealth 15


/ by Stacy Liman

5 Ways to

Get the Most

Out of Your

REM Cycle

While sleep is considered a basic

human function, getting quality rest

on a regular basis proves to be more

of a challenge. It’s no surprise that

people feel better when they’ve gotten

deep sleep – it’s science. When people

consistently complete the full sleep cycle,

the body is able to recover and the mind

is able to refocus.

Sleep has five stages and is

categorized as either REM (rapid eye

movement) or non-REM. REM, the fifth

and final stage, is when deep sleep

occurs. The trick to a good night’s rest

is reaching that point to allow the body

(and brain) to recharge. Here are five

ways to reach REM and get the most out

of it when you’re there.

1. Back to

Sleep Basics

Bedtimes aren’t

just for children.

Falling asleep

and waking up

around the same

time each day is

one of the most

important factors

to improving sleep

quality, even on

weekends, on

work trips and

during vacations.

Establishing a

steady schedule

will help you doze

off faster and go

through the stages

of sleep more


2. Address


Remove potential

distractions to

create a peaceful

setting for optimal

sleep. Leave computers,

tablets, cell

phones and TVs in

other areas of the

home. Make your

bedroom a space

for sleeping only,

so do not bring

in work, food or

other items that

can cause you

to become more


3. Control the


Create a space

that is dark, cool

and clean. Put up

room-darkening or

blackout curtains,

as light plays a

significant role in

circadian rhythms.

Body temperature

takes a slight dip

when heading to

bed, so cooling

the room can help

facilitate deeper

sleep. The other

factor to keep in

mind is cleanliness,

as clutterfree

surfaces, a

fresh set of sheets

and well-kept

pillows and mattresses

all contribute

to one’s ability

to reach REM.

4. No-stress


Stress is one of

the biggest sleep

stealers and not

addressing it can

be disruptive. A

cycle you want

to avoid is one of

anxiety about loss

of sleep or the

inability to get restful

sleep. If you

can’t fall asleep,

getting up, moving

to a different

room and doing

a calming activity

such as reading

a book will help

you to not associate

your bedroom

with sleep anxiety.

When the drowsiness

sets in, go

back to bed for

another attempt.

5. Implement

Other Healthy


Certain practices

during the day can

lead to deeper

sleep at night.

Regular exercise,

stopping caffeine

consumption after

lunch and drinking

enough water

have all been

shown to help

fight sleeplessness

and help you

complete sleep

cycles. Foods

can also harm or

help your sleep,

so be conscious

that spicy, heavy

or fatty meals can

keep you awake,

while kiwis, cherries,

bananas and

almonds can help

you fall asleep fast

and stay asleep.

Stacy Liman is a journalism graduate student and a freelance writer with Amerisleep. Her focus is on mindfulness and content marketing. Stacy enjoys discovering

new mattresses and connecting people with their perfect bed, but she more so enjoys understanding and writing about the science of sleep to help people

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Than Cool

An insulated backpack for any adventure


/ by Gabby Leighton

The Boss, a backpack

and cooler made

to keep beverages

cold mile after mile,

is one of six cooler

styles by Icemule

coolers. The cooler

– which can hold up

to 30 liters of beverages,

or 24 cans

plus ice, and over

60 pounds of weight

total – is surrounded

by a 3-centimeter

closed-cell insulation

foam, giving users

multiday ice retention.

The durable

backpack, made from

waterproof fabric,

includes ventilated

airmesh back pads

and carrying straps,

a cushioned hip belt,

and a sternum strap

for comfort. In addition

to a wide-mouth,

tri-fold enclosure

for easy loading

and unloading, it’s

equipped with three

oversized, insulated

and padded pockets

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/ recipe and photo by Erica Ptak

Servings Size:

2-4 servings



3 cups baby arugula

2 cups asparagus,

cut into 3-inch


2 tablespoons olive


½ cup frozen peas

½ cup snap peas,

roughly chopped

½ cup radishes,

thinly sliced

½ cup fresh mint

leaves, roughly


cup crumbled feta

1 cup sliced


¼ cup chopped red




½ cup extra virgin

olive oil

¼ cup freshly

squeezed lemon


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2 garlic

cloves minced

½ teaspoon sea salt

¼ teaspoon freshly

ground black


To make salad: Toss asparagus in 2 tablespoons olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Place asparagus on

baking sheet and bake in a 350-degree oven for 15 minutes (or until the asparagus is fork tender). Once cooked,

set them aside until they are room temperature. Cook the frozen peas in a sauce pan with 2 tablespoons of

water until the peas come to a boil. Once cooked, set them aside until they are room temperature. Once the

peas and asparagus are cooled, toss the snap peas, arugula, sliced radishes, fresh mint leaves, feta, sliced

cucumber, and red onion in a large serving bowl. To make lemon vinaigrette: Add all ingredients into a separate

bowl and whisky thoroughly until all ingredients combine. Drizzle over the salad, toss, and serve!

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A revolutionary new way to achieve your best smile!


A University Study revealed that 89%

of patients over 20 years old have gingival

recession. Receding gums can be caused

by gum disease or because of excessive

brushing, certain medications, clenching or

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

revolutionary procedure that solves the

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


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

before. Patients can return to normal eating

that very night.



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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

living with the pain and embarrassment

of recessed gums, the Pinhole Surgical

Technique may be right for you!

Schedule a complimentary

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Erik P. Svans



/ by Mandy Holmes

Fighting Foods

Menu items featuring immunity-boosting ingredients

If you’re looking for ways to prevent colds and the flu, fueling

your body with certain foods may help keep your immune

system strong. Visit these local restaurants for a hearty dose

of immunity-boosting staples.

The Village Health

Clubs & Spas

Get your day started

with a veggie filled

omelet ($9.50), full of

vitamin C thanks to

a variety of veggies

including broccoli,

which has sulforaphane

that turn on

antioxidant genes and

enzymes in specific

immune cells. Pair

that with the license

to kale smoothie

($7.30) to increase

your folate intake or

hang around for a

lean Bowl ($11.75)

at lunchtime, which

is full of vitamin C

thanks to the bell

peppers and has a

healthy dose of vitamin

B6 from grilled


Civana Wellness

Resort and Spa

This Carefree-located

destination’s hallmark

superfood Sunday

brunch (starting at

$10) helps healthconscious


stock up on nutrients.

Highlights include the

Southwest quinoa

bowl, packed with

avocado and mushrooms,

and the kale

salad, with berries

and almonds – both

True Food Kitchen

Poured tableside over

nutrient-packed ingredients,

the healthrich

in immune-boosting

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At this Mediterranean

spot, the housemade

tzatziki ($7) is a

simple yet flavorful

accompaniment to

many dishes including

the lamb burger ($14)

and it can be enjoyed

as an appetizer with

raw veggies and pita

for dipping. Immunityboosting

plain Greek

yogurt takes center

stage, as well as your

immune system’s

best friend: garlic.

The dip features fresh

dill and cucumbers

and is also offered

during happy hour for

$5 Monday through

Friday from 3 to 6

p.m. www.kovomedi.


Juby True

The body karate

juice “boost” ($4) is

a 3-ounce bottle of

cold-pressed juice

that delivers a powerful

dose of coldfighting


such as orange, sea

buckthorn, ginger,

lemon, astragalus,

and nettle oil. The

shot-sized beverage

is rich in antioxidants

and omegas from sea

buckthorn – both of

which benefit mineral

absorption – while

the astragalus and

nettle oil work in tandem

to keep illnesses

at bay. www.jubytrue.


driven restaurant’s

winter immunity

bowl ($14) is perfectfor

anyone looking

to protect their body

from cold symptoms.

The star of the show

is Lion’s Mane, a

medicinal mushroom

known for its powerful


and antibacterial properties.

The bowl is

also made with kuzu,

a staple in Chinese

medicine thanks to

its anti-inflammatory

and blood sugar

regulating properties.

Guests will also find

garlic, broccolini, edamame

and farro, an

ancient grain that is

rich in B vitamins, in

the bowl.

Spa Café at the

Boulders Resort.

Skip the tequila and

take a wellness shot

($6) with healthboosting


like turmeric, ginger,

and spinach. Choose

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ginger detox shot, full

of heirloom carrot,

ginger, red apple, and

turmeric, or the green

wellbeing packed

with celery, spinach,

green apple, English

cucumber, honey,

and ginger to fortify

the immune system.




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The citrus quinoa

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pickled Fresno

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Tahini is a great way

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A Case for Staying Home

When dieting, there is no such thing as a “healthy meal

out.” Researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition

Science and Policy at Tufts University found that Americans

get 1 out of every 5 calories from eating out, but these

meals typically have poor nutritional quality. The study

reported that less than 0.1% of meals consumed during

the study were nutritional, quality foods. If you’re looking to

hit your goals, skip the fast-casual or fine dining restaurants

and meal prep your way into a healthy lifestyle.


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experts recommend a 20-minute workout on the treadmill.

Steady-state treadmill workouts can last a little longer. Try 30

minutes for a moderate-intensity workout like light jogging,

or 40 minutes for low-intensity walking. These are the “sweet

spots” for cardio sessions.


Jumpstart With Keto

The Keto diet took over in 2019, and it

appears its reign will continue throughout

2020. However, Yale researchers found

that a ketogenic diet, which provides

99% of calories from fat and only 1%

from carbohydrates, produces health

benefits in the short term, but negative

effects after about a week. While it may

help improve diabetes and other conditions

in humans over a long-term period,

researchers found that after a few weeks

following keto diet, participants start eating

more fats, which could lead to weight

gain instead of weight loss.


Bloated Blunders

It’s hard to know

which diet is best

for each person,

and sometimes they

come with adverse

effects. People who

eat high-fiber diets

are more likely to

experience bloating

if their high-fiber

diet is protein-rich

as compared to


according to a study

led by researchers at

the Johns Hopkins

Bloomberg School

of Public Health. The

study suggests that

people who want to

eat a high-fiber diet

would be less likely

to experience bloating

if the diet were

relatively carb-rich

versus protein-rich.

While researchers

believe this is

a short-term side

effect, it is a less

than ideal one.

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by Gabby Leighton / photo by Mark Morgan

Each month, Scottsdale

Health features one local

single. This month, meet…


Age: 28

About me: I was

born in and raised

in Philadelphia,

PA, and moved

out West four

years ago after

graduating from


University. I lived

in Long Beach,

CA, for three years

before moving to

Scottsdale. I am a

professional clothier

serving businessmen,


and other


I enjoy leading

a healthy lifestyle

that includes

clean eating, longdistance


weight training,

hiking, and playing

volleyball with

friends. My weekends

include time

with friends, the

gym, hikes, dining,

and church. I

come from a large

family – I am the

oldest of seven.

I really enjoy networking

and building


trips to the beach,

and trying different

restaurants. My

downtime includes

reading, catching

up with family,

listening to podcasts,

and catching

up on sleep. My

simple pleasure is

enjoying a cup of

espresso or coffee

and relaxing.

My favorite

book is: Shoe


What I’m looking

for in a significant


I am looking for

someone who is

happy, kind, enjoys

fitness, and who

wants to build a

healthy and successful

life centered

around faith.

The most


qualities to me

are: It’s important

that you are

always looking

forward and you

are excited about

life. Having a

genuine, caring

heart for people

and wanting the

best for those

around you.

Having an attitude

of gratitude for

what you have and

having a vision of

what you want.

Being a happy and

fit person.

The least


qualities to me

are: Your past,

though important,

it’s more about the


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Body by Barbell

A high-intensity workout to prep for spring in the sun

Many people get excited for spring break

as it’s a time to take trips to the beach or

lay out by the pool. If you are wanting to

get a little more prepared for swimsuit

season and spring break this March, try

adding in this high-intensity barbell workout

the next time you hit the gym.

Jess Hutchens is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutritionist, and Behavior Change Coach.

For more information visit

Circuit #1:

Barbell Squats

followed by Jump


Barbell Squats

Start with the bar

on the upper part of

your back and standing

with your feet

shoulder-width apart.

Slowly squat down

by keeping your

knees apart and moving

your hips back

as if sitting down

on a chair. Squat

down until your hips

are lower than your

knees, making sure

to not let your knees

cave in. Squat back

up to starting position

with your chest up

and hips coming back

to neutral, not thrusting

forward. Deep

breath in on the way

down and exhaling on

the way up.

Jump Squats

Start with feet

shoulder-width apart.

Squat down, swinging

arms back as

you lower your body.

Propel yourself up

into the air back in

starting position, with

arms raised above

your head. Land back

into the squat position,

carefully distributing

weight evenly

onto feet and not just

on toes. Go as fast

as you can.

Circuit #2:

Barbell Deadlifts

followed by


Barbell Deadlifts

Start with your feet

slightly under the barbell

and legs almost

shoulder-width apart.

Next, bend over and

grab the barbell with

an overhand grip that

is shoulder-width

apart, keeping a huge

focus on making sure

your back is completely

straight and

not rounded. Hinge

forward by bending

your knees so that

your shins are touching

the barbell. Next

you will hinge back

up, lifting your chest

and straightening

your back. Slowly

lower back down,

keeping your back

straight, and repeating

the movement.

Exhale on the way

up, inhale on the way



Start by standing with

your feet shoulderwidth

apart and having

your arms down

at your sides. Bend

your knees down

and reach forward to

place your hands on

the ground. Kick your

legs back so that your

body is straight, and

lower your body into

a pushup position by

bending your elbows

and lowering your

trunk. Push back up

and straighten arms,

bring legs forward,

and go back to starting

position. Go as

fast as you can.

Circuit #3:

Barbell Hip


Sit down and roll

the barbell over your

hips, then bring your

feet back toward

your body and keep

legs shoulder-width

apart. Plant feet firmly

on ground. Raise

your back so that the

bottom of your shoulder

blades are on the

bench. Keep your

head facing forward

at all times, tucking

your chin down and

not letting head fall

back. Raise your hips

so that you are at 90

degrees, and focus

on tilting your pelvis

back and squeezing

your glutes at the

top. Slowly lower. Be

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the way down.

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For this workout, you will

need a barbell and plates, a

cushion, and a free interval

timer app on your phone (or

a wall clock). Complete these

three circuits three times

through. Do 30 seconds fast

for the high interval and 10

seconds rest for slow interval.

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/ by Bradley Nelson

Veteran holistic physician

Dr. Bradley Nelson

(D.C., ret) is one of

the world’s foremost

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His best-selling book

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People Pleasing


How to say “no” and avoid overcommitting

Do you have a hard time saying no to certain people or in certain situations? Do you

stress yourself out because you say yes too often and take on more than you know you

should? If so, you might have an issue with people pleasing.

People pleasing is usually driven by good intentions. You want to be nice. You sincerely

want to help. You don’t want to be perceived as selfish, unhelpful, or incapable.

Or maybe you feel that saying no will lead to a confrontation you don’t want.

Whatever your reasons for people pleasing, it can lead to you feeling overwhelmed

or neglecting your own needs. If that’s the case, you may need to learn some diplomatic

ways of saying no.

Often, the obstacle that stands between you and a polite refusal could be as simple

as getting the words out or knowing how to respond. With that in mind, here are some

ways to politely say no:

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1. Keep it simple

You can be direct and still be polite. Say

something like, “I really appreciate you

thinking of me, but I’ve really got too much

on my plate to take on something else.”

Or you can try, “Thanks for the invitation,

but I’m afraid I’m already booked.” Keep

in mind that you haven’t done anything

wrong, and there is no need to apologize.

You’re simply opting out for your own

good, and learning how to say no to things.

2. Defer until later

If you really want to agree to what is

being asked, or if you simply don’t know

what to say in the moment, you can buy

yourself some response time by saying, “I

really need to check my workload and get

back to you.” Then you can think it over,

examine your priorities, or think of a way

to diplomatically decline if that’s what you

want to do.

3. Be honest

If you’re being asked to do something

you simply don’t want to do, you might

try something like, “I’m glad you invited

me, but that doesn’t really line up with my

goals right now.” If you want to say no to a

date or other social activity, try something

like, “I’m flattered, but to be honest, I think

we shouldn’t complicate our friendship by

dating.” Or you could be more frank and

tell them you don’t want to give them the

wrong impression of your feelings or preferences

by saying yes to a date or social

activity. If the other person is a good friend

or family member, you could even explain

that you’ve been working on your ability to

say no, and that doing so is really for your

own emotional or mental benefit. If they

love you, they’ll probably understand.

In learning how to say no, remember

that you’re simply turning down a request,

not rejecting a person. You might love and

respect the person making the request,

but don’t let that make you feel obligated.

Chances are, they’ll completely understand

— especially if you’re gracious and reaffirm

your fondness for them in your response.

Trapped Emotions

Sometimes people have trapped emotions,

or unresolved feelings from difficult and

traumatic experiences in their past, that

can make it difficult for them to say no. If

you have a trapped emotion of guilt over

something you did not do, for instance,

this could make you more inclined to

people pleasing. Other emotions than can

contribute to this effect include insecurity;

indecisiveness; feeling that your efforts or

your love were not received; or pride.

If you have trouble saying no, practice

these techniques and resolve any trapped

emotions. Taking these steps might help

you learn how to say no and take better

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Collagen Craze

The powerhouse ingredient taking the

nutrition world by storm


/ by Karey Northington

Where did the collagen consumption trend begin? For centuries, the Chinese

culture has been consuming food rich in collagen touting its health benefits

with minimal risk. Chinese women would eat foods like pig’s feet and shark

fins to garner the anti-aging benefits and attempt to reduce joint pain.

Collagen swept the United States in the 1980s in the form of injectable

filler to smooth lines and replace lost volume in the face. It did not remain

popular due to its lackluster lasting effect and higher than desirable allergy

rate. Recently, there has been a surge in focusing on the “inside out”

approach. Although there has not been a vast amount of study done on the

topic, the small body of evidence in favor of increasing daily amounts exists

– and is growing.

Karey Northington is

an RN and nutritionist

turned serial entrepreneur.

She is the owner

of Karey Northington

Fitness, Northington

Fitness and Nutrition,


Gilbert, and STRONGER

boot camps. Karey is a

fitness cover model and

2-time pro-card winner.

She is passionate about

transforming lives from

the inside out.

Gelatin powder can be

a collagen boost in your

morning smoothie

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The Facts

Collagen makes

up 75% of the dry

weight of our skin

and is built from

amino acids hydroxyproline,

proline, and

glycine. As it ages,

the human body

breaks down collagen

faster than it

can replenish it. The

attempts to apply

collagen topically or

inject it did not seem

to have the potential

long-term benefits

that regular doses

of collagen in our

diets could yield. The

product is broken

down in digestion,

so research is still

determining if this

produces the desired

positive effects of

the collagen naturally

produced in our bodies

or topically – that

would bypass digestion.

Yet, studies have

shown that those

who have consumed

5 to 8 milligrams

of collagen per day

showed more collagen

in testing in

comparison to their

non-collagen consuming


Research has

shown that collagen

can help with

the following:

Skin elasticity

and tone, as well

as hydration in a

recent study and

also helped wounds

heal nearly twice as

quickly as those who

were not taking the

additional collagen.

Joint damage repair

and aches and pains

related to arthritis,

likely caused by the

additional accumulation

of collagen in

tissues that catalyzes

the further production

of collagen by

our body.

Improved heart

health as collagen

provides additional

structure to arteries

and prevents them

from becoming

weak and fragile.

HDL, the good (or

“happy”) cholesterol,

increased by an average

of 6%.

Muscle preservation

leads to better resting

metabolism and

strength as we age.

There was also evidence

of increased

muscle gains in

those who exercised

for 12 weeks while

taking 15 grams of

collagen each day in

comparison to those

who followed the

same training program

sans collagen.

Although in the early

evidential stages, and

some of the “how”

details remaining, the

numerous benefits

found point in the

direction that this

nutrition tip will be

here for the long

haul. Here are three

ways to increase

your collagen protein



Food is always the

first choice before


The best way to

up your intake of

collagen protein is

by making broth at

home using bones

from chicken, fish,

or beef. You’ll want

to be picky, though,

when using bones

and choose cagefree,


free-range animals

since contaminants

can live in these

animal parts, such

as heavy metals.

Unlike typical stock,

this broth will often

have to simmer for

24 hours or more.

Another great choice

is gelatin, which will

bring out your inner

child and boost your


Amino Acids

Getting an array

of amino acids is

necessary, especially

for vegan and

vegetarian diets.

Collagen is high in 16

amino acids including


which is not found

in other protein

sources. It does

When using bones, choose cage-free, antibiotic-free,

free-range animals since contaminants can live in these

animal parts, such as heavy metals.

lack tryptophan (one

of the six essential

amino acids), though,

which is why it

works best in conjunction

with other

protein sources.

Be sure to also get

enough vitamin C,

which regulates the

synthesis of collagen.

This can be achieved

by stocking up on citrus

fruits, potatoes,

broccoli, Brussels

sprouts, and bell peppers.



is also an option,

and now there is a

bevy of tasty ways

to ingest collagen,

including flavored

coffee creamers,

powders, and

chews. Be sure that

the supplement is

produced using the

same tips as the

livestock above: freerange,


and antibiotic-free to

avoid the potential


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-operated U.S. Egg

is all about “good

food, real people.”

Now, the breakfast

and lunch destination

is delivering

that message to

customers in a new

way as the eatery’s

popular Protein

Pancakes have been

transformed into

a Protein Pancake

Bar. The secret family

pancake recipe

has been adapted

into a portable,

nutrient-rich snack/

meal replacement.

Made with non-

GMO ingredients,

each bar contains 20

grams of protein and

a blend of blueberries,

almonds and

cinnamon, providing

a sweet and nutty

flavor. The bars are

high in fiber, keto and

paleo compliant, and

gluten-free. The bars,

which are available

for purchase at all six

U.S. Egg Valley locations,

contain no artificial

colors or flavors

and only 5 grams of

sugar per serving.

The Protein Pancake

Bars have a shelf life

of six months and

retail for $3 each.



Local Juicery, with locations in Sedona and Flagstaff, is an

organic cafe and wellness destination founded by Sedona-based

husband-and-wife duo Mike and Summer Sanders. The cafe serves

up superfood-infused smoothies, juices and tonics as well as an

array of toasts, breakfast bowls, salads and grab-and-go-snacks.

Summer recently released her second book, Love Your Body,

Feed Your Soul: Self-care rituals and recipes for your inner goddess.

In the pages, Summer talks about sacred beauty, healthful cuisine

and conscious rituals. Topics range from beauty, hormones and

cleansing, to motherhood and meditation, with Summer’s goal to

help readers transform from the inside out. Readers can find recipes

for natural masks, scrubs, hair treatments, healing tonics and

smoothies. There’s also tips for seasonal cleansing and natural remedies,

mantras and meditations, food to make you feel radiant, information

on intuitive eating and cycle syncing, and self-care checklists

and simple rituals. To learn more about the book, visit

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Daily Ginger Dose

Reed’s, Inc., known

for all-natural craft

sodas and ginger

candy, recently

launched Reed’s

Wellness Ginger

Shots. The on-thego

shots offer a

delicious, convenient

way to obtain the

benefits of fresh,

organic ginger. The

new line features

two varieties

including Daily

Ginger, which is a

caffeine-free and

shelf-stable ginger

shot packed with

3,000 milligrams

of organic pressed

ginger that naturally

energizes through

ginger’s circulatory

boosting properties.

The second option,

Ginger Energize, is

a caffeinated blend

containing 3,000

milligrams of fresh

ginger and 100

milligrams of natural

caffeine from green

coffee beans and

guarana to help

you meet the daily

demands and get a

clean energy boost.

Both are available

in store at Sprouts

locations and retail

for $2.99 each or $35

per 12-pack. They

can also be found

online at www.

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Veggie Noodle Stir

Fry Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Pita Jungle,

Serving size: 3 to 4 servings


½ tbsp minced


½ tbsp minced


1 tbsp finely diced



1 cup broccoli


1 cup cauliflower


2 ounces carrots


2 ounces zucchini


Shirataki noodles

(24 oz) or linguini


1 tbsp sriracha

1 tbsp soy Sauce

1 tbsp rice vinegar

1 tsp fish sauce



10 mint leaves


¼ cup of cilantro


½ cup of pea


3 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper to


All Mixt Up

This month, Mixt will open in the new wing of Scottsdale Quarter. The farmfresh,

fast-casual eatery will bring an elevated take on salads, colorful grain

bowls, sandwiches and protein-packed customizable plates. This will mark

the 16th location from the California-based eatery, which specializes in farmto-table,

from-scratch dishes made in-house with locally sourced ingredients.

Guests will have the opportunity to pick from pre-designed salads, or create

their own. Mixt will offer a variety of kombucha flavors on tap as well as housemade

iced teas and lemonades, and local craft beer and boutique, small label

wines. Another draw will be the Salad Valet concept, where diners can place an

order online or via the restaurant’s app and pull up outside of Mixt Scottsdale

in a dedicated pickup zone to have their meal delivered to their car. Bonus: the

“Salet” will offer an optional spa mist for drivers’ faces and a fresh, chilled

piece of fruit to complete their wellness experience.

In a large saute pan, heat up olive oil. Start

browning the veggies (add salt and pepper

as needed). Add the aromatics and let sweat,

add the sauces and deglaze with the sauces.

Toss in the noodles and mix well. To Serve:

plate in a bowl and add garnish. Enjoy!

Holistic Happy Hour

Derived from hemp plants, CBD is known for its variety

of therapeutic benefits including a subtle, relaxing effect

on the body, similar to meditating. It’s been making huge

waves in the health and wellness industry and now it’s

taking over cocktails, too. Sushi Roku at W Scottsdale

recently introduced The Green Fairy, a specialty cocktail

featuring bourbon, absinthe, rhubarb, lime, mint, and

CBD oil by CBD f x. Guests are now also able to infuse

any mocktail at Sushi Roku with CBD for an extra $5.

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Vinyasa & Vino

Mountain Shadows

will kick off its twopart

Weekend Wine

Down series on

March 8, with the

second event taking

place April 19.

Beginning at 9 a.m.

yogis and wine lovers

alike are invited

to “wine down” their

weekend with a yoga

experience and tasting.

Both morning

events will kick off

with a one-hour yoga

flow on the resort’s

Camelback Overlook

rooftop deck, showcasing


views of Camelback

Mountain. After

class, enjoy a springthemed

wine tasting

with Mountain

Shadows in-house

wine expert, Jim

Gallen. Guest are

then invited to head

to The Citizens Club

and relax by the

pool. Classes are

B.Y.O.M. – bring your

own mat. $45. www.



Prestige Pampering

The Phoenician Spa, which opened in March 2018, recently received the coveted

2020 Forbes Five Star Award. The Five Star Rating is based on hundreds of criteria,

presented for extraordinary facilities, design and service and Phoenician Spa is

one of just 24 spas worldwide receiving the honor for the first time, and one of

85 overall. The three-story, 37,000-square-foot spa features a rooftop pool, Drybar,

24 treatment rooms, a couple’s Tranquility Suite, a post-therapy Quiet Relaxation

Room, locker rooms with a hot tub, a steam room and a sauna, a fitness center, a

movement studio, a nail salon and a retail boutique.

Fore Females

On March 16 to 22, the LGPA Founders Cup will return to Phoenix to celebrate its 10th anniversary

at the Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. The tournament,

which is the only LPGA event in Arizona, will feature a full field of top female golfers who will

compete for a $1.5 million prize. This year, the event will debut a food truck fest, the Founders

Museum with memorabilia from the oldest women’s sporting organization, which is celebrating

its 70th anniversary in 2020, and much more to celebrate the past decade. Attendees can expect

to see local, national and international sensations such as world No. 1 defending champion Jin

Young Ko, and major champion Valley residents Cristie Kerr and Anna Nordqvist, who is an

eight-time LPGA winner. The tournament will kick off with the Official Pro-Am on March 18

from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. There will be Tournament Play taking place March 19 to 22 from 7 a.m.

to 6:30 p.m. Single-day grounds tickets begin at $25 plus tax.

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Active App

This fitness and recreation mobile app,

founded in 2017, recently made its way

to the Phoenix market. Freeplay offers

an all-access gym pass, connecting local

gyms and fitness centers with groups of

people who want variety, flexibility and

social interaction. The tap-and-go experience

currently has more than 85 fitness

partner locations throughout the Valley,

including studios that offer boxing, barre,

Pilates, yoga, trampoline aerobics, HIIT,

CrossFit, ninja workouts, group fitness,

and more. Notable partners in the area

include, BODI, Hub Fitness, AZ on the

Rocks, Pound Gym, Octane CrossFit,

Anytime Fitness, and Jabz Boxing, to

name a few.

Fun and Games

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie

Bradley will host his annual charity event,

ArchiePalooza 2.0, on March 15 from 3

p.m. to 10 p.m. at the OdySea Aquarium

Desert Courtyard. In addition to seeing

Bradley, his teammates and other local

athletes, guests can expect family fun

and games at the street carnival. There

will be competitions including axe

throwing, archery, putt-putt, pop-shot,

corn hole and more. Additional highlights

of the all-ages event will include a handful

of the pitcher’s favorite games, music,

food from food trucks and beverages

for purchase, fashion (including a tie-dye

experience) and all the things he loves

about Arizona. Proceeds from this year’s

event will benefit the OdySea Aquarium

Foundation. Starting at $10. www.

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toys, tech & gear

/ by Gabby Leighton

Walk This Way

Necessities for a spring stroll

Whether you’re powerwalking to break

a sweat or enjoying a leisurely saunter

to take in the beautiful weather, you can

never be too prepared when heading out

for a walk. Here are a few items to bring

on your next stroll.

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Bose Frames Alto

Audio Sunglasses

Protection for your

eyes from the sun

and music at the

same time – what

could be better?

These UV-blocking

sunglasses let users

enjoy rich, immersive

hands-free sound,

letting you discreetly

listen to music,

podcasts and more

with built-in Bose

technology. With a

retro-inspired design,

the angular frames

contain speakers

in the arm of the

glasses. The speakers

are enhanced by

patented acoustic

chambers, along with

an integrated microphone

that connects

via Bluetooth for

those wearing them

to make calls as well

as integrate with Siri,

the Google Asistant,

and the free Bose

Connect app. $199

at Nordstrom, www.

Bala Bangles

Classic 1Lb Set

Bala is a fitness product

company based

out of Los Angeles,

founded in 2018 by

a husband-and-wife

team. The fashionforward


bands are carried in

over 500 retail locations


The bangles, which

come in sets of two,

are offered in 1- and

2-pound varieties.

The bangles, which

can be used on

wrists or ankles, are

made to add comfortable

resistance to

any workout, helping

to burn fat and build

muscle. They can

be used for multiple

workouts, including

yoga, walking, running,

Pilates, and

more. The bangles

come in a range of

colors and are a onesize-fits-all


$49 at Bala, www.

Camelbak Flash


Designed for shortdistance

running or

fast-paced walking,

this waist pack has

a minimalist design

as to not weigh

you down, yet has

enough room for the

essentials. It features

a secure zippered

pocket for items,

such as a phone, as

well as an insulated

17-ouncce Fitness

Chill bottle. It’s made

from a breathable

air mesh for walkers

to stay both cool

and comfortable.

The wasit buckle is

adjustable for a customized

and secure

fit. The unisex product

comes in black,

burgundy and teal.

$40 at Camelbak,


Forerunner 45

GPS Running


You don’t have to

be a runner to utilize

a fitness-focused

smartwatch. This

Garmin option has

a ton of features,

including the ability

to monitor your heart

rate and calories. It

also monitors your

stress level and

provides pace and

distance information

during workouts,

allowing for automatic

uploads to

the Garmin Connect

online community.

The GPS tracks pace,

distance and intervals.

The watch pairs

to your iPhone and

Android, allowing

for music control

and the ability to get

text and call notifications.

Garmin Coach

provides adaptive

training plans for

personalized coaching,

while the safety

features allow you to

send your location to

emergency contacts.

$199.99 at Dick’s

Sporting Goods,

Don’t think of it as a


Think of it as


Now Offering $75/off Enrollment!

Brooks Women’s

Ghost 12 Running


Nothing is worse

than returning from a

long walk with a foot

full of blisters. The

right shoe can make

or break a stroll, and

Brooks is known

for making shoes

designed for optimal

performance. These

shoes are complete

with specialty made

cushioning for comfort

and durability.

There’s a soft, secure

fit thanks to the

newly engineered

mesh and 3D Fit Print

upper. There’s also

Flex Grooves, put

in place to optimize

forefoot flexibility and

the Segmented Crash

Pad helps absorb

shock to cushion

with every stride. The

shoes come in a variety

of colors as well

as a men’s option.

$129.99 at Dick’s

Sporting Goods,

32687 N Scottsdale Road | 480.575.7505

7679 E Pinnacle Peak Rd #110 | 480.689.5997

*Offer valid with a minimum 12 month membership

agreement at participating locations only. Training

sessions to consist of 2-3 members. Terms and conditions

may vary based on applicable state laws and regulations.

Monthly dues still apply. Each location is independently

owned and operated. Expires March 31st, 2020

©2019 Anytime Fitness, LLC

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crazy 8s

A huge attraction for locals and tourists

alike, MLB spring training is taking over

the Valley this month. Beyond unparalleled

player access, intimate ballpark experiences

and an excuse to have a little fun in the

sun, here are some interesting facts about

spring training.

8 Crazy Facts

About Spring


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1. Divide and concor.

Spring training is

split into two leagues:

The Cactus League

(Arizona) and the

Grapefruit League

(Florida), with 15

teams in each state.

2. Looking back.

The earliest records

of spring training,

previously known

as barnstorming, is

believed to be in the

1890s or earlier.

3. Sharing is caring.

Here in Arizona,

there are 10 “home”

stadiums, with some

teams pairing up

to share facilities.

The Cubs, Angels,

Brewers, Athletics,

and Giants are the

five teams that have

their own stadium

and facilities in the

Cactus League.

4. All tied up. Spring

training games can

end in a tie. While

good practice, the

outcome of spring

training games don’t

count toward a

team’s standing in

the upcoming regular


5. Come one, come

all. While some say

that you won’t have

a chance to see

superstars at spring

training games, fans

may be relieved to

find out that players

of all types typically

make appearances,

from rookies to

superstars to veterans.

6. Ample opportunity.

Each team plays

about 28 games during

spring training.

7. Strict security.

Before attending

a Cactus League

game, check the

guidelines of what

you can and cannot

bring as items like

backpacks, hardsided

coolers and

plastic-framed stadium

seats are not


8. Arizona or bust.

Six teams – the

Angels, Brewers,

Mariners, Padres,

Rockies and Arizona


– have never held

spring training in





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 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


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.



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.



• 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




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!

y Elizabeth Liberatore / photo by Claudia Johnstone

/ makeup and hair by Robyn Broom / clothing from Bilbo

Sportswear / tan by Rossa Self Tanning

Jenna Homsey of GoFigure Training talks family inspiration,

mental fitness, and the world of bodybuilding

Twenty-six-year-old Arizona native Jenna Homsey cares

deeply about two things: her family and fitness. Her family,

in addition to her boyfriend, supports her in all that she

does as a fitness model and trainer, bodybuilder and owner

of GoFigure Training. And admittedly, they were the

driving forces that inspired her to live a healthy life from

the get-go and pursue fitness professionally.

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But First, Fitness

Homsey was the hyperactive one among her siblings. In an

effort to get a little extra attention, even if it was bad attention,

growing up in a full house, she climbed on everything and ran

around her Phoenix home stirring up trouble.

“You’d even see me taking off with your car down the street

if you weren’t careful, which I am guilty of doing once when I

was younger,” she says.

Homsey’s mother wanted to sign her up for wrestling in

middle school as an outlet to release her energy, but Homsey

refused. Instead, she followed in the footsteps of her older

sister, Megan, who was a cheerleader. Homsey cheered from

seventh grade to the end of her junior year at Northern Arizona

University, where she studied criminology and criminal justice

and sociology.

“I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I was in college;

I just knew I wanted to help people,” she says. “A lot of the psychology

I learned was to understand more about how to help my

older brother, Alex, who at the time was diagnosed with bipolar

disorder and schizophrenia.”

College is also where Homsey’s passion for fitness really

emerged. She was eating healthier and learning how to work

out in the gym during her junior year. She knew she felt good

but didn’t realize how much her body composition was changing

until her older sister sent her a before and after photo she put


“I couldn’t believe the changes I saw,” she says. “This is

a huge reason why I always encourage my clients now to take

progress photos and how important that first before picture is,

even if you don’t want to share it with anyone right away. You

see yourself in the mirror every day, so it’s hard to notice just

how much you are changing.”

After graduating, Homsey worked at a local kickboxing

studio and trained a small group of clients at other Valley gyms.

Her clients saw results in mere months after training with her.

She eventually quit her job at the studio to pursue owning her

own business.

Training it Forward

In 2018, Homsey and her friend from college established

GoFigure Training — a wellness company that helps women

and men of all ages implement habits to achieve a sustainable,

healthier lifestyle, both physically and mentally. Last year,

Homsey became the sole owner of GoFigure Training.

Her clientele mainly consists of women ranging in ages 20

to 50. Homsey offers in-person training (one-on-one and in small

groups) at Die Hard Gym and Fitness and EvoFit Surprise. She

also coaches clients online and offers six-week challenges with

full training programs, nutrition guides, cash prizes for the

best transformation and sponsor giveaways. Her next challenge

starts April 20.

“I make sure to check in with all my clients, both in person

and online, weekly and monthly to hold them accountable and

make any necessary adjustments,” she says.

/ Photo by Fable Photo and Video

Aside from her online clients, Homsey has a large community

of followers on Instagram (@jennagofigure). She uses

her account to promote her business, but also to provide free

workouts, healthy recipes and daily inspiration.

“My followers are so supportive. Whether they’re a client,

fan or supporter, I love hearing their stories of how following

me has helped them get into fitness, work harder or get back

into training,” she says.

Fitness is so much more than helping someone make a

physical change for Homsey – it’s just as much, if not more,

about experiencing her clients’ overall well-being improve. From

their increased confidence and energy levels to their reduced

anxiety and depression, Homsey says fitness aids in transforming

the mind for the better.

“When I started my own fitness journey, it wasn’t the physical

appearance that I fell in love with — it was the way it made

me feel on the inside,” she says. “I felt more powerful, strong,

full of energy, confident, sexy and positive. Watching my clients

feel this way, too, is what makes me smile every day.”

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Success on Stage

This personal trainer is also a nationally qualified bodybuilder.

Since taking up bodybuilding three years ago, Homsey has competed

in three shows and taken home two overall figure titles.

She is currently training for her fourth national show, taking

place this year, where she hopes to earn her Pro Card.

Homsey was inspired to pursue bodybuilding, and get more

serious about fitness in general, because of her older brother,

Alex, who unfortunately took his own life three years ago. Her

brother was small for his age growing up, which negatively

impacted his self-esteem. In high school, he started working out,

lifting and eating to bulk up. His confidence took a 180-degree

turn. Homsey admired her big bro’s tenacity to change how he

looked and felt and decided to follow suit.

“Alex was everything to me. I saw the confidence [working

out] gave him after he got stronger and changed his physique

on his own. After building a body I was proud of, people kept

coming up to me at the gym asking if I competed — I had no

idea what they were talking about at that time,” she says. “So,

I looked into it and thought it would be something I might

like. Now, I have an extreme passion for bodybuilding and

competing, and I have Alex to thank for that.”

It took years of blood, sweat and tears — plus turning her

back on her No. 1 love, donuts, while training for competitions

— for Homsey to get the fit physique she has now. Looking and,

more importantly, feeling great about herself, she models for

brands like Bilbo Sportswear and Threaded Apparel. She has

also modeled for gyms like EOS Fitness and EvoFit Surprise as

well as gym products like SwoleStrap.

“I enjoy the freedom and the confidence modeling brings

out in me. When you put years into something, you should be

able to be proud of the work you put in,” she says.

Homsey and Luis Flores, her boyfriend who is also a

personal trainer and bodybuilder, will be offering free posing

classes for male and female bodybuilding competitors. Starting

in April, they will take place biweekly at EvoFit Surprise.

When Homsey isn’t in the gym or helping her clients

online, she’s working on her own fitness journey and spending

time with her family.

“I am very close with my parents and sisters and love to

spend time with them whenever possible,” she says.

To learn more visit

/ Photo by Fable Photo and Video

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Ariel Schwartz and Jackie Parks of The Workshop Pilates are focused on building a community

and helping clients connect through movement

/ by Mandy Holmes / photos by Mckenzie Steuber of Bloom Cinema

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Ariel Schwartz and Jackie Parks are a match made in exercise heaven. The two, who first met while working at a Pilates

studio, joined forces after completing their comprehensive certifications to use movement to heal and unify the community

through their recently opened studio, The Workshop Pilates.


While both Schwartz and Parks are certified

Pilates instructors, each also contributes

additional unique talents to the co-owned

venture. Parks brings her inimitable creative

flair and passion for working with individual

students while Schwartz utilizes her bubbly

personality during group workouts and her

accounting degree behind the scenes.

Part of what makes The Workshop

Pilates, which is located in McCmormick

Ranch, stand out is that both Parks and

Schwartz have had diverse personal journeys

that brought them to where they are today.

Parks was working as a graphic designer

and videographer in Seattle, Washington,

when she began to practice yoga. A crosscountry

move to New York City gave her the

opportunity to restart her career as a fitness

instructor and upon discovering Pilates, she

hasn’t looked back.

Originally from New Jersey, Schwartz

graduated from University of Arizona then

had a fast-paced career in internal risk and

business risk accounting. Her job took her

around the world, including a three-year stint

in Melbourne, Australia, where she began to

take Pilates classes to socialize. She soon

found herself addicted to the core-strengthening


The road to opening the doors to

The Workshop took over a year and a half.

Schwartz and Parks wanted to avoid the

complications that come with external investment,

leading them to seek funding through

the Small Business Administration. As they

quickly learned, working through the federal

government brings its own set of obstacles,

forcing the already qualified duo to be extra

detail oriented in every step along the way.

“Most of the discomfort was from

learning and doing things that we had no

experience with, so there were a lot of surprises

that caused us constant stress,” Parks

says. “On the plus side, going through that

process taught us that we are truly capable

of anything we set our minds to.”

From drafting the business plan to

securing an appropriate space, the process

was arduous and isolating and it got to a

point where it required sheer willpower to

see it through.

“Feeling the excitement and support

of former students, friends, family and the

community was incredible and kept us going

through the challenges. Seeing our vision

come to life and achieving exactly what we

set out to do was the best feeling,” Schwartz


Now that their vision has come to

fruition, The Workshop Pilates offers a balanced

schedule of group instruction using

top-of-the-line equipment, with 50-minute

group classes ranging in strength, cardio and

stretching, with their signature Move course

as highest in demand. They also offer an

introduction to Pilates class for beginners as

well as private training sessions, which allow

students to meet their own individual goals in

a one-on-one setting.


Both women balance multiple responsibilities

beyond owning and running The Workshop

Pilates. Parks is a mom to Waylon, her

3-year-old daughter, and Schwartz juggles a

day job as a human resources compliance

specialist. Free time is scarce for the pair, yet

they still manage to grow their business, connect

with their clients, and find time to fuel

their passion projects including training other

Pilates instructors.

“Pilates teacher training is extremely

rewarding, seeing other instructors develop

a passion for instructing others and making

their own transformations as they progress is

incredible to watch,” Schwartz says.

For the two, helping someone on their

physical fitness journey is important, but it’s

the community aspect and opportunity for

mental growth within that draws them to the


“I love helping people connect or reconnect

with themselves and their bodies,”

Parks says.

“One of my favorite parts of owning a

studio and instructing Pilates is both creating

connections with people and watching others

create connections, friendships and community,”

Schwartz adds.

The entrepreneurs are furthering their

community involvement by working with

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, a local

nonprofit, in hopes of making Pilates more

accessible to people in the Valley. They also

have plans to host workshops and special

events in their space.

Additionally, Parks and Schwartz are

currently building out the studio’s monthly

workshop schedule and are prepping the

first teacher training program, which will take

place this fall.

For more information or to sign up for

classes, visit

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/ by Hailey Hyde




Tips to bring the focus back to you

We all have something we are proud of. Whether it’s making the best

cookies in the office or holding a headstand for five minutes, we tend to

feel validated by expanding our skill sets and proving our value to others.

What about when you’re faced with a skill that’s not yet mastered? The

first Pinterest recipe or yoga class can be intimidating, but if you spend

your time focusing on yourself instead of others, those uncomfortable

goals can be quickly achieved.

So how do we

shake this messy

brain game? It starts

with a foundation of

self-love and awareness,

which can be

mastered by incorporating

the principles

of yoga. Here are a

some ways to avoid


Be Aware

Recognizing a comparison

habit brings

you one step closer

to beating it and taking

action to redirect

it. Train your brain to

redirect your mindset

toward something

more positive.

This could be

as simple as taking

a deep breath and

thinking of something

positive or

switching up your

activity for an hour

or two. Doing something

to show yourself

love can be a

good way to redirect

negative thoughts,

so take advantage of

some self-care, like

a few relaxing yoga

poses or meditation,

when you’re stuck in

comparison mode.



Showing gratitude for

being present every

day is important no

matter where you

are. Every time you

compare yourself to

someone else, say

aloud three things

you are grateful for

instead. A common

meditation practice,

this redirects your

mindset from a selfsabotage

space and

allows you to take

back control of your



If that Instagram

influencer or

Facebook friend is

getting to your head,

utilize the many tools

of social media to

remove them from

your feed. We spend

an astronomical

amount of time staring

at our phone and

computer screens

each day. The content

that we allow

on these spaces can

have a huge impact

on our mental and

emotional health.

Focusing on other

people’s successes

and comparing your

life to theirs won’t

get you any closer to

achieving your own


Instagram and

Facebook have features

that restrict

content on your feed

while still remaining

friends or following

that person. Utilize

these features when

you’re feeling selfdoubt

or a hinder

in your self-worth.

The majority of us

are only displaying

our life successes

on our social media

platforms. We’re

not showing the

pain or struggle that

came with that success.

Preserve your

mental health. Not

everything you see

on social media is as

shiny and glittery as

it is perceived to be.

You can also

“unsubscribe” from

people in real life

and focus on your

boundaries, breath

and personal goals

instead. By taking a

little time to yourself,

you can clear your

headspace and refocus

on yourself.

Turn It Around

Comparison can be

a great motivator

when used properly.

Instead of weighing

your strengths and

weaknesses against

another person, use

that mentality to

compare yourself to

the person you were

yesterday, or six

months ago.

If you are

nervous about

stepping into your

first workout class or

making the perfect

dinner for your

friends, shaking off

comparison bias will

help you refine your

approach toward

new experiences.

Reach higher for your

goals because you

want to see them

come to fruition,

not for anyone or

anything else. We all

have the power to

be successful, it is

simply mindset that

takes us an extra


Hailey Hyde is the owner at YogaSix Gainey Village and YogaSix Shea. YogaSix offers a broad range of yoga and boot camp style fitness classes. Learn more at and

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/ by Maggie Husami, NMD

Dr. Maggie Husami is

the medical director for

Derma Health Skin &

Laser. Derma Health

has served over 50,000

patients at five locations

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When you’re stuck in bed fighting a cold

or flu, the last thing on your mind is to

keep up with an extensive skin care routine.

The Centers for Disease Control and

Prevention estimates at least 6.4 million

people have caught the flu, making this

flu season tie for deadliest in the decade –

and it’s not even over yet.

Your skin reflects what is happening

internally. When your body is busy fighting

off a bug, you may experience a flare

up, dryness and irritation. If you are sick

in bed, here are some ways to keep your

radiant skin in check.

Sick Day

Skin Care

Expert tips to cover up your cold


Like Your Life

Depends On It

After constantly

blowing your nose,

your skin may feel

dry and raw. To put

some plumpness

back into your skin,

opt for a cream-based

moisturizer to create

a hydrating barrier. If

you need extra moisture,

layer hydrating

products onto the

skin. To keep things

simple yet effective,

start with a waterbased

serum, then a

moisturizer, and top

it off with a hydrating

sleeping mask. This

way you can get your

beauty sleep while

you fight off that bug.

Add Vitamin C

Into Your Life

The first thing most

people do when they

feel a tickle in their

throat is to reach for

an orange. Increasing

your vitamin C intake

to fight off a cold

or flu is important

from the inside out.

You can also add

vitamin C products

into your skincare

routine to bring your

natural glow back to

skin dulled by the

flu. Incorporating a

vitamin C serum into

your skin care routine,

especially when

you’re sick, helps to

hydrate, brighten and

even out redness

you may encounter

after going through

that tissue box.

Create A

Healthy Home


To add moisture

back into your skin

while getting rid of

congestion, try putting

a humidifier next

to your bed. Add a

couple drops of eucalyptus

essential oil in

the humidifier to help

get rid of congestion.

As you breathe in

the water vapor, it

will hydrate skin and

get rid of inflammation.

You can also

add some drops of

essential oil into your

bath for added healing


Stay Hydrated

Increasing your water

intake will help your

skin and immune

system get back to

a normal, healthy

state very quickly. By

drinking water, tea

and electrolytes you

not only heal your

body and immune

system, but you add

plumpness and elasticity

back into the

skin. By drinking hot

water you can also

flush out toxins in

your body from the

inside out and get rid

of blemishes.

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/ by Lewis Elliot

Lewis Elliot is a

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was born and raised in

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A Shoo-in

Can a sneaker actually make you quicker?

In the past 24 months, distance running has entered a new

domain, with world records in various categories falling faster

than a flying giraffe! Most recently, Kenyan athlete Eliud

Kipchoge, along with the help of dozens of world-class runners

and a vehicle to draft behind, ran a 26.2-mile marathon distance

event under the elusive two-hour barrier. It’s a new era,

and most people are echoing the sentiment of the late 1980s

Nike commercial featuring Spike Lee and Michael Jordan with

the timeless catch phrase, ”It’s gotta be the shoes!”

The claims that these new Nike shoes will make you 4%

faster has garnered the attention of runners and media alike,

and what’s next, the latest shoe will make you even faster than

that. They contain buzzwords and phrases like “revolutionary

foam” and a carbon “speed-plate” that kicks your running into

high gear. They’re aggressively marketed as if they’re surely

must-have essential equipment for the modern runner. It’s up

to you whether you believe these shoes are fair and worth the

money, but here are some points to consider before making

any decision.

Firstly, it’s fascinating to see the technology evolve and

$250 shoes in a relatively economical sport isn’t completely

unreasonable. It’s fun to see Nike take this sub two-hour

marathon project on, and it’s also fantastic to see the trickle

down of other running shoe brands hop on the band wagon

incorporating much of the same innovative technology. At the

world-class level, yes it’s all helping athletes go further and

faster than ever before.

Will these shoes also help you run faster? Likely, but

it depends – 4% is a lofty hope just for putting on different

shoes, and that’s coming from someone who owns most every

set of these new record-breaking slippers. That percentage is

probably best-case scenario for a speed increase, possibly look

for them to garner you that last 1 to 2% in a real world setting.

There’s no question they’re fun to put on and try out, and

remember that there aren’t too many studies showing that the

placebo effect isn’t a truly powerful reality within the human

condition. These shoes certainly don’t singlehandedly have the

ability to allow a morphological transition from a dachshund to

an Italian greyhound, but they may give you that edge you’re

looking for.

Next time you go to the store, try the latest shoes on with

an open mind. Don’t be convinced that you need them, or that

you must make them work if they don’t feel great for you. Not

every shoe can be uniquely perfect for everyone, as so many

variables should be taken into account. It’s best to go to a good

running store like Sole Sports or Road Runner Sports, and try

on many different shoes before deciding on what pair will help

you run the quickest. Don’t forget that staying injury free and

running without pain are far more likely to make you quicker

than any super foam. Your best chance of purchasing free shoe

speed in your next pair of runners is by objectively analyzing

what feels fast and comfortable on your feet.

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/ by David Apeji

Athena Euler and

Nicola Nicholson

Leisa Grgula and

Inna Pimckard

Monica Chamberlain

and Darlene Trogani


Day at the

Spa at the


The Spa at DC Ranch Village hosted

this evening event, complete

with mini-treatments, spa vendors

and fitness classes. Guests

sipped on wine and Champagne

and noshed on light bights while

enjoying luxuries like massages,

acupuncture and cupping.

Jessica Epstein and

Barbara Epstein



Amie McGraham

and Barb Adams

Tracey McGilvray

and Susan Spatz

Cori Crenshaw and

Debbie Sanford

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