Wellness programs

No Nonsense Muscle Building

The best part is that you won’t have to ditch your favorite foods. You won’t have to go to the gym more than 3 times a week either
-Muscle Gain-

Power Development

This program isn't going to take away your gains or make you spend hours learning super-technical moves.

Custom Physique 1:1 Coaching

While optimal results are always the main goal, the best program in the world won't work if you can't stick to it.
-General health-

Wellness services


The majority of all adult illness is due to degenerative processes, also known as the progressive impairment of both the structure and function of part of the body with aging. This includes most cancers
-Education and Coaching-

Elite Wellness

Elite Wellness offers a full range of fitness and wellness programs. Our whole body wellness approach is built around the following key components
-Corporate wellness-

Personal training with Mr. Health and Wellness

There are many benefits to personal training with Mr. Health and Wellness. Clients receive specialized training on proper form and technique for their individual body parts and areas of challenge.
-Personal Training-

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Robert Herrick

"To get thine ends, lay bashfulness aside; Who fears to ask, doth teach to be deny'd."
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There Is No 'After' Photo

Pictures can send powerful messages. You've probably seen your fair share of before and after photos showcasing transformed physiques. I know I have seen plenty of them on television and in magazines. These photos can be motivating. It's pretty inspiring to see how someone turned themselves into a chiseled art form, proudly displaying their progress, saying, "Look at what I did! You can do it too!"

I know because I did it. Eight years ago, I decided to push my limits and transform myself into a figure competitor. I entered a figure show. I dieted for 12 weeks. A normal day during those 12 weeks consisted of eight meals and working out twice a day, before and after work. I carried around Tupperware containers filled with my meals and a half gallon of water. Considering I worked full time, it was no easy task.

Everyone thought I was crazy. Admittedly I thought I was a bit crazy too, but I wanted to achieve my goal so badly that I wasn't going to let anything stop me. After 12 weeks I'll never forget how amazing it felt to stand on stage showing a physique that I had feverishly sculpted. I beamed with pride as I donned my blue rhinestone bikini. Then I had pictures taken. Lots of pictures. I was in the best shape of my life and it had to be documented! I had created my after photo.

Photo by Great Life Moments

I'm not against taking before and after photos. In fact, I still use photos as a way to document progress when I don't want to rely solely on the scale. But the problem is that we don't get to live our lives in our after photo. Unlike a photo, we are not fixed objects. We are always changing.

The physique I had achieved was not something I could maintain, nor was it healthy to maintain. After the competition I started to gain weight and my clothes were becoming tighter. I felt bad because I thought I should look like the girl in the pictures and I didn't. Eventually I realized looking like I had just walked across the figure stage was unrealistic. Being in a figure competition was reaching a peak in my fitness level and you always have to come back down from the peak.

When you finish your competition, you're not done with fitness. You don't get to sit on the couch and eat potato chips to celebrate your accomplishment without consequences. Although that photo captured a moment in time of great fitness, I was still going to have to work hard to remain fit. Several years removed from that photo I can look back and realize it was not an after photo. It was a part of a fitness journey that I'll always be on.

What I've realized is that there are no finish lines in fitness. Rather than a destination, it's an ongoing journey that we'll be on for the rest of our lives. There's no first, second or third place in this journey. There's no trophy to compete for. There are no competitors to outperform. Simply stated, "When it comes to fitness there is only your journey, your goals and your health. Make it the best journey you can."

The post originally appeared on Lunges, Long Runs and Lattes.

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Wellness Challenge

Take the
30 Day Push-up Challenge 30. Mar 2015

Day 1 Start with 10 push-ups and increase by 10 every single day until day 30. For example: Day 1 = 10 pushups, Day 2 = 20 push-ups, Day 3 = 30 push-ups and so on. #pushup

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Snack Fit, Not Fat: 10 Best-Tasting Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

Don't let the Super Bowl super-size your belly. Ingest less junk food and feast instead upon these 10 equally tasty, protein-packed alternatives!
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Candlelight Yoga with Tibetan Singing Bowls
Monday January 5, 2015 (6:30 PM - 7:45 PM)

600 Towne Centre Blvd #400, Pineville, NC 28226 USA
Participants: 2 attending · 1 maybe · 0 declined

Join us for a candlelight flow class set to the live and enchanting music of Andrew van Blarcomb’s magnificent Tibetan singing bowls. These bowls create waves of vibration designed to align the energy centers and create a deep state of union with your practice.

Event Admission: $5

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Still going strong on the #24daychallenge!! Same scrubs, different body. Now, while I think I look more narrow in the first picture, my scrubs obviously show that I've lost some inches in the second picture. Yesterday they were falling off, and I wasn't complaining! I can't wait to see my day 1 vs day 24 & take my measurements!!! EEEK!

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Quick Chile Verde Menu

Quick Chile Verde Menu
A quick variation on a traditional recipe, our Chile Verde is ready in 30 minutes! Add a tangy salad and a simple chocolate dessert for a delicious weeknight meal.

Beef & Bean Chile Verde
Orange & Avocado Salad
Warm Chocolate Pudding
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