Success

Success stories are at the heart of what we do. We hope you will find inspiration in each and every success we feature here. Do you have a success story to share? Contact us today by submitting your story through the form on our contact page.

Member Spotlight – Tara McShane

Sore knees, back pain, being out of breath from walking up a flight of stairs, not fitting into my clothes, feeling sluggish and tired; this is how I started out the year in January 2017. My journey to get healthy started towards the end of 2016; I was tired of not feeling good and being…

How to Conquer Emotional Eating

Recapping Weeks 7 and 8 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journey With Holly Wyatt, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center We just finished Weeks 7 and 8 of State of Slim, and I’m so proud of how Kathie J. and Larry soared through the holidays and…

Stuck in Your Weight Loss? Try A New Routine

Recapping Week 6 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journey  With Holly Wyatt, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Last week, we tackled the physical environment which got us thinking about creating an auto-pilot. That led us into the topic of routines, which is what we focused…

How Your Surroundings Might Be Sabotaging Your Weight Loss

Recapping Week 5 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journey With Holly Wyatt, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center In previous weeks, I’ve talked about experiential learning and how important it is to transformational change. Last week, that experiential learning was no TV. This week, it’s the…

Why Having Great Posture Isn’t Necessarily So Great

When I begin working with a new client, they will almost invariably put on their “best posture,” or, if not that, will tell me what awful posture they have.  The truth is I really don’t care about what their posture looks like.  I care about how their individual body segments function as a unit, and,…

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…

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