I had my first acupuncture appointment with Justin today and he far exceeded my expectations! I walked in feeling anxious and unsure of what it entailed but Justin walked me through every step and constantly checked in to make sure I was doing ok. He is extremely professional, answering any questions I had when I had them. Going forward with my next two appointments, I can go feeling confident in his expertise and leave feeling refreshed and relaxed! Thank you Justin!
As mothers, sometimes we forget the most important part of our life, taking care of me! Yes, the family is very important but if I am not healthy then the family will not function as well as it should. It is a great pleasure to get back into some clothes I have kept for “that day when I lose the weight”. I feel better about myself and how I look. My family is proud of me and have been very supportive through my journey. It definitely works on the patience because I was one of those that wanted everything at once but you know best…a little at a time. Also, one of the many things I learned was lose 1-2 lbs per week. Everyone wants to lose it all at once but then it is harder to keep it off. I will continue to use everything I learned on a daily basis to keep my mind, body and spirit healthy for myself and my family. Your staff are #1 in my opinion. Everyone always had a positive attitude and a warm greeting every time I saw them. Your instructors are very supportive and they have made exercise more enjoyable than just a chore. I can say enough about Astrid! With her as your instructor, how could you not LOVE Zumba class? I will recommend your program to anyone I can because I think it is well worth the time. Thank you again for helping me change my life for the better!
Jill and I's participation in The Wellness Challenge had a major impact on both our health and our marriage. For years, we struggled with being overweight due to poor eating habits and unhealthy lifestyle choices. In addition, my daily commute from Ashburn to D.C. made the significant changes that I knew were necessary seem impossible. As a result, my 2012 checkup revealed that I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and elevated blood sugar. Jill was also diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which impacts fertility. In February, Jill convinced me to sign up for The Wellness Challenge in an effort to get healthy, both for ourselves and for our two year-old daughter. With each weekly challenge, we began tracking different aspects of our lifestyle that impact wellness (sleep, water intake, exercise, healthy eating, and even "me time" activities) and gained a better understanding of the changes we needed to make. Along the way, we discovered that these incremental lifestyle changes were not as difficult as we once thought. Jill began cooking more and taking control over the family's grocery and dietary decisions. I began walking two miles every day at lunchtime and later added three trips to the gym each week. Most importantly, we both began journaling our daily meals, activity, and sleep to hold ourselves accountable for our decisions. Six weeks into the Challenge, I returned to the doctor for my 2013 checkup and found that the changes I made had dropped my blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels back into normal range. I lost 60 lb. over the course of the twelve week program and intend to continue that success by living healthier. In addition, Jill lost 16 lb. during the Challenge. More importantly, the weight she lost reversed her PCOS, and Jill and I are expecting our second child in November!