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WELLNESS PROGRAMS 4th Floor Wellness Center • 206.839.4780 • wac.net/wellness-center by suggestions for nutritional changes and interventions that will help you reach your goals. Dietary analysis, food plans, and customized supplement programs are implemented as needed. nformation and registration: 206.839.4782, I shopkins@wac.net Fit Life Fit Life incorporates scientifically based, individualized exercise prescription, metabolic testing, education, and nutrition counseling in a safe, non-intimidating, fully supervised results-oriented program maximizing health and well-being. The program meets twice a week for eight weeks. (Times vary from session to session.) Participants are assigned to small groups (two to three people) according to their fitness compatibility. This allows a great deal of individual attention. Your fitness level, general health, exercise preferences, and any injuries will be considered. The packaged program includes: • Resting metabolic rate testing • Two metabolic exercise tests • Eight-week zone training program • erobic activities (stationary bike, A elliptical training, power walking, etc.) • trength training (free-weights, resistance S circuit equipment, etc.) • Stretching and balance work • utritional guidance (classes and solo) N • esting at beginning and end of the T program to chart physiological benefits • itness Advantage access for program F duration 1,100 ($1,800 value); information and $ registration: 206.464.4639, tamelat@wac.net; sessions start monthly Why Weight? This eight-week weight-management program incorporates testing procedures, one-on-one consultation with the nutritionist, one-on-one exercise coaching, and group nutrition classes to help you achieve the results you want. The program begins with assessment procedures to determine your starting point. You will undergo body fat testing with a professional-grade analyzer to determine your pounds of fat, pounds of lean tissue, and percentage of body fat. You also will undergo metabolic testing to determine how many calories your body burns at rest and during exercise. Testing your metabolism gives you an exact idea of where your calories need to be set in your diet for safe but steady fat loss. The metabolic exercise test gives you an eight-week cardio-zone training program to improve cardiovascular fitness and target fat burning. Then, meet weekly with your exercise coach for one-on-one resistance-training instruction and with the nutritionist for your group nutrition class. At the end of the program, your body fat is retested to show results. The program includes: body fat analysis (three tests total, at weeks one, four and eight); resting metabolic rate test; metabolic exercise test; eight-week zone training exercise program; personalized one-on-one nutrition consultation; one-on-one resistance training with your coach; access to fitness areas; and group nutrition classes. Contact 206.839.4782 or shopkins@wac.net; $1,450 FEATURED SERVICES Active Isolated Stretching Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) provides effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of major muscle groups. More important, AIS provides functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascia planes. Using a two-second stretch has proven to be the key in avoiding reflexive contraction of the antagonistic muscle. Without activating muscle-group contraction, restoration of full range of motion and flexibility can be achieved successfully. Tuesdays & Wednesdays: $70/hour, $40/30 minutes; information and appointments: 206.839.4780, wellness@wac.net; by appointment only INTRO PACK SPECIAL: 3 SESSIONS/$189 Acupuncture The National Institutes of Health recognizes acupuncture as effective in treating more than 40 conditions. Back pain, neck pain, sciatica, migraines, asthma and, colitis are a few commonly treated illnesses. Treatments reduce pain and increase the circulation of qi to create optimal health, and they build and restore the body. Acupuncture is great for reducing stress and regaining a sense of balance and tranquility. Acupuncture may include Chinese herbology and cupping. T hursdays: 8–10 am; $115/60 minutes; information and appointments: 206.839.4780, wellness@wac.net; one full business day cancellation required to avoid charge; cash or check only Athlete's Performance Package The Athlete's Performance Package is designed for amateur athletes looking to fine-tune their nutrition and cardiovascular exercise program to fully optimize training and performance. The package includes: metabolic exercise test, resting metabolic rate test, body fat analysis, nutritional evaluation and consultation. The tests will determine your daily caloric needs, your pounds of lean tissue and fat, and more. The nutritional evaluation will deliver specific information to help you improve your eating and training. You'll also discover your oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide production, and heart rate during varying exercise intensities; and you'll learn the heart rates at which you burn the most fat and calories. At the end of testing, you'll receive a personalized zone training program. $ 560; by appointment only; one full business day cancellation required to avoid charge; information and registration: 206.839.4782, shopkins@wac.net Biofeedback Biofeedback teaches us how to regulate our nervous system's activity and other physiological processes. It is an effective tool in alleviating the symptoms commonly caused by or influenced by stress. Biofeedback is used for tension headaches, high blood pressure, sleep disturbance, digestion issues, TMJ, and all manner of conditions created or made worse by anxiety. During a biofeedback session, sensitive biomedical equipment measures internal body functions (heart rhythms, breath patterns, sweat gland activity, skin temperature, and muscle tension). The unique physical changes measured during stress are then used as the road map for the training to promote relaxation. Through biofeedback training we can learn to consciously manage the processes that influence stress and relaxation, and to FEBRUARY / MARCH 2014 | Washington Athletic Club Magazine | 57

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