Success

From food and healthy recipes to fitness exercises and research studies, the AHWC blog offers expert health and wellness advice.

Struggling to reach your goals? Get curious.

When I first started studying with Judith Aston, the creator of Aston-Patterning, I was struck with her approach to the challenges with which her students or clients presented her. “Hmmm…” she would say. “I’m curious if…” And then she would proceed to deconstruct a complex task into smaller pieces- always from the position of curiosity-…

Member Spotlight – Betty Heimansohn

I became a member of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center close to two years ago. I was desperately trying to find a solution to my weight problem – I was having trouble sleeping and generally just not feeling good and was at my highest weight. I was hoping for some diet pills from my…

Wellness Success: Bill’s New Way

Imagine that your survival relies on daily insulin, Humalog, and Lantus doses, plus four blood pressure medications, and a prescription to control cholesterol levels. Each day is a struggle of balancing food, health, work, life, stress, and knowing that your medications are just barely holding things together for you. That’s survival, but that’s not the…

The Surprising Benefits of Power Lifting at Any Age

When you think of a power lifter, what comes to mind? If you’re like most, an Arnold Schwarzenegger-esque body builder is probably the first image that pops into your head. You wouldn’t instantly think it was something a grandmother would be doing, would you? Granted, Maria Portelli, isn’t your typical grandmother, but she’ll tell you…

3 Months to Reset a Life

Shukrallah Abdelrazeq is a successful audiologist with the New York City Department of Education and a father of two with a loving and supportive wife. The stress of his job in Brooklyn was making his health and weight a problem. As he watched the scale creep toward 400 pounds, Shukry knew he needed a change…

Wellness Victory: Dan H.

Just a year ago, Dan Holstein made a transformational decision. He not only wanted to live—he wanted to live well. He wanted to eliminate limitations and health issues so he could live life to his fullest potential. Like most stories of transformation, Dan will tell you the process took him out of his comfort zone,…

Wellness Victories – Scott’s Mindset Shift

Healthy living wasn’t always a habit for Scott. One of the biggest challenges he faced in changing his lifestyle was eliminating excuses. “We all have excuses as to why we can’t workout or eat right. In order for anyone to transform themselves, you have to plan ahead.” After watching, his wife dedicate a week to…

Wellness Victory: Rob Moran

“I transformed physically; losing over one hundred pounds tends to do that. But I also transformed as a person. I rebuilt my body and re-shaped my mind to give me the best possible chance for success.” – Rob Moran Rob Moran knew a serious lifestyle change was in order. “Fearing that I wouldn’t live to…

Wellness Victories: Kathy – “I’m inspired to keep going!”

Not all Wellness Victories have to be monumental changes or huge realizations. Kathy C. is a current member of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, and she recently shared her experience of being a part of our community: “I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone at the Anschutz Health and Wellness center for…

Wellness Victories: Erika – “I choose ME”

Erika was tired of not living up to the person she knew she could be. She knew it was time to consciously re-commit to herself. “I allowed myself to be vulnerable enough to dive into the deep end of the pool.” This was the beginning of her wellness transformation. “There is no doubt wholesome eating and…

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