The following health and wellness professionals are highly recommended by Personal Best Personal Training for their knowledge, customer service and professionalism. Many are local to the MetroWest area of Boston, Massachusetts.
Julie Brown-Dalbec is an occupational therapist with extensive pediatric and work/orthopedic/surgical experience as well as being a nationally accredited acupuncturist/herbalist who specializes in pediatric conditions, women’s health, and men’s musculoskeletal, work-related injuries. The Marlborough Wellness Center not only offers acupuncture, but also a wide variety of other holistic treatments such as massage and energy work.
Quinci Sprague has been licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine since 1996 and is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental medicine. She received her Master of Acupuncture degree from New England School of Acupuncture in Watertown, MA, the oldest school of acupuncture in the country and a leader in the field of traditional Asian medicine.
Quinci is a fully trained Shiatsu practitioner since 1992, and her “hands-on” experience provides a strong foundation for her work as an acupuncturist. She employs traditional styles of acupuncture originating from both China and Japan and may incorporate Shiatsu techniques when appropriate. Quinci has experience in treating a variety of conditions such as acute and chronic pain, digestive problems, headaches, urinary incontinence, menstrual irregularities, anxiety and more. She uses only sterile, disposable needles in providing her gentle, relaxing and rejuvenating treatments.
The philosophy at Naturally Chiropractic is to take the patient from pain to prevention. Drs. Hubie and Danielle Hanlon employ all the tools of contemporary manual therapy by incorporating traditional chiropractic technique with myofascial and rehabilitative therapies.
Dr. Hubert Hanlon, D.C., is a graduate of Boston College and the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.
Dr. Danielle Hanlon, D.C., is a graduate of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.
John Stevens is certified by the Feldenkrais Guild of North America as a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. John began teaching Awareness through Movement® lessons in 1999 while in training and Functional Integration® lessons upon graduation in 2001. He has degrees in Social Relations and Business from Harvard and Lesley University respectively.
The Feldenkrais Method®, developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984), is a learning technique designed to teach the body alternative ways of functioning. Why do that you ask? Well, for lots of reasons; here are a few:
- You have bad posture and you know that if you continue to hold yourself with your head forward, your shoulders rounded and your chest caved in, your prospects of leading a healthy life in your old age is limited.
- You were injured and have recovered most of your functioning and are not quite back to where you were before you were hurt.
- You are concerned about your balance.
- You are an athlete or dancer at any level and you want to improve your game.
- When you walk or run, it hurts.
- You have headaches.
- You have chronic back pain.
- You have lost function because of a stroke.
- You have MS.
- You have sciatic pain.
All of these and many more are good reasons to see a Feldenkrais Practitioner. To learn about the Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration® go to Feldenkrais.com.
Life, Business and Career Coaches
Barbara Brady can help you evolve with ease and joy through your mid-life & work transitions. This includes identifying and creating a vocation you love, navigating relationship transitionswith compassion and integrity while staying true to yourself, and discovering and establishing ageographic home where you will thrive.
Her background includes over 20 years in sales, training and coaching along with a Masters in International Business. She is the author of Make the Right Move Now: Your Personal Relocation Guide, and is a Certified DISC Behavioral Analyst and Toastmaster with Toastmasters International. Originally from Framingham, MA, she now happily lives in Asheville, NC, where she coaches clients by phone.
You can visit her website at: http://www.mycoachbarbara.com and call her at 828-350-9300 for a complimentary consultation.
Kate is a professional coach who partners with individuals who are either ‘solo-prenuers’, the sole practitioner, or small business owners of a service based company who are great at what they do, but aren’t experiencing a ‘great business’. Kate specializes in working with owners who want to start running their business as a business, instead of as a job, and are looking to grow their business, attract more clients, have more time off, and reap some of the benefits of ownership.
One of the areas on which Kate focuses is the Personal Fitness Trainer. Her clients include
- those who are looking to successfully launch their new business and could use some extra business savvy,
- those who have been running their business for a while and are looking to create a larger, more steady stream of clients and income, and
- those who are established and might be looking to make a ‘break thru’ change in the model of their business.
Most of her coaching is done on the phone to better serve the unconventional schedule of the Personal Fitness Professional.
Maureen Letendre is a Business and Empowerment Coach who works with solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, small business owners and individual clients. She helps her clients achieve all that they want and more, by taking them through a process that:
- Helps to clearly identify the clients’ beliefs and aligns them with a vision, strategy and goals.
- Helps to identify and understand the clients’ limiting beliefs that hold them back from reaching their full potential.
- Creates a plan, with built in accountabilities, to remove self-sabotaging thoughts and beliefs.
- Empowers and energizes the client to not only be successful, but to thrive.
Interested? Want more information? Call Maureen to set up a free sample session and see how coaching can help you succeed and thrive. Her company is In Demand Coaching and she can be reached at 508-251-2031.
As an instructor, trainer and manager, Jeanne has been working in the Fitness and Health Industry with both individuals and groups for over 10 years. By adding Life Coaching to her health & wellness expertise, she is able to take a more holistic and comprehensive approach with the services that she offers her clients.
As a life coach, Jeanne creates a safe space where her clients are able to take a look at the patterns, habits or areas of their lives that are not satisfying to them. Jeanne and her clients form a straightforward and honest partnership that assists the clients in setting larger and more rewarding goals both personally and professionally. Jeanne speaks with each client weekly to offer support and to assist in strategizing and taking action to reach their goals.
ACE certified Personal Trainer 1992
AFAA certified Aerobics Instructor 1990
USAT Level I Triathlon Coach 2003
Life Coach – certification pending
Dr. Sarah Reiff-Hekking is a Personal and Professional Coach and Clinical Psychologist with more than a decade of experience helping people create and achieve their goals. She received her Ph.D from the SUNY at Stony Brook and a BA from DePauw University. She was on the faculty at UMass Medical School for 6 years and is an experienced coach, psychotherapist, teacher, researcher and mentor. She enjoys coaching groups and individuals on a variety of topics including life balance, healthy lifestyles, increasing productivity and focus, and goal setting and achievement. She offers private and group coaching services in person and over the telephone.
Martial Arts Studios and Masters
Master Viet Nguyen, is the owner & head instructor at Kwon’s Martial Arts Marlborough. He began his martial arts training in 1993 at age 6 under Master Cosmo Bisazza and continued until 2012 when achieving his 5th Dan.
Master Nguyen holds a 5th Degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a 4th degree black belt in Hapkido, and 1st degree black belt in Okinawan Weapons. He is a certified Level 2 Coach with USA Taekwondo, a certified USAT Referee and certified instructor under the Korean Taekwondo Moo Duk Kwan. Over his 3 years of coaching he has produced over 40 National Caliber athletes, 25 National Medalist, 6 National Champions and over 20 state champions.
As a competitor Master Nguyen has won over 10 state championships, 6 New England championships, is a 4 time national champion and competed at 2008 Olympic team trials.
Master Nguyen has a Masters in Business Administration, a Bachelors in Management and Marketing and is a Certified Personal Trainer. He has been teaching children and adults for over 10 years.
- World Tae Kwon Do Federation
- Korea Moo Duk Kwan
- World Hapkido Association
- USA Taekwondo
- Greater Massachusetts State Taekwondo Association
Doreen is a Bancroft School of Massage Therapy graduate with over 12 years
experience. She specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, pre-natal and relaxation massage. Doreen tailors sessions to meet her clients individual needs and believes that:
“Massage therapy is not just a luxury, it is a necessity”
Doreen is practicing at 14 Winthrop Street, Marlborough, MA.
Sara Geraghty is the owner of Eden Place Center for Massage located in the Victoria Building on Main Street in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
She became a massage therapist after a 20 year career in Information Technology. As an IT specialist, Sara experienced, first hand, the physical effects of computer use. This prompted her to look for methods of treating work place and repetitive strain injuries. Thus began her interest and passion for massage therapy.
Sara graduated from Bancroft School of Massage in 2007 and became the owner of Eden Place in 2009. For more information on Eden Place or to book a massage, visit http://www.saramassage.com.
Barbara, a registered and licensed dietitian-nutritionist, graduated from Framingham State College in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition and a minor in Biology. Barbara has worked at Marlborough Hospital in the Outpatient Nutrition Department since graduation. She is also a consulting dietitian at Marlboro Pediatrics, working with children and their families to make healthier choices.
Barbara specializes in weight management and earned her certification in Adult Weight Management in 2004. Barbara believes it is not about “dieting” but about making healthy food and lifestyle choices. She can be reached at Marlborough Hospital (508) 486-5467 or at home (978) 562-4437.
Deb Konkle, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian/licensed nutritionist with over 20 years of experience providing nutrition counseling. Her personalized approach blends together traditional and complementary nutrition principles. Deb specializes in designing nutrition & lifestyle programs to promote well-being.
In addition to her nutrition counseling background, she has also lectured nationally as a continuing education provider for the fitness industry training fitness instructors and personal trainers in diet & nutrition principles.
Deb is a contracted provider of medical nutrition therapy for Tufts, Harvard Pilgrim and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Deb can be contacted at Choices Integrative Medical and Wellness Center in Marlboro, MA at 774-463-0001, or at Boundaries Therapy Center in Acton, MA at 978-263-4878, voice mailbox 226.
Laura Z. Morris is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist (RD, LDN) with over 10 years experience helping people change their eating habits to improve their health. Laura uses a non-dieting approach to help individuals make behavior changes that they can stick with for a lifetime.
Laura has a B.S. degree in physical education/sports managment from the State University of New York at Brockport. She has a second B.S. in Nutritional Science from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and she completed her dietetic internship at the University of Connecticut.
Laura has experience counseling for diabetes, weight management, sports nutrition and high cholesterol/high blood pressure.
Laura works at the Fallon Clinic in Worcester, MA (508-852-6175) and she also has a private practice at Orchard Hills Athletic Club in Lancaster, MA. (508-577-3711).
It is recommended that you check with your insurance to see if nutrition is a covered service and to see if you need a referral.
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
Dr. Lucette Nadle provides Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), Healthy Lifestyle Counseling, and Holistic Pain Management at her office in Westborough, MA.
(covered by most health insurance plans)
Osteopathic manipulative medicine, practiced by fully licensed physicians, is rooted in a philosophy that recognizes the unity of body-mind-spirit and environment. Recognizing the interdependence of structure and function, gentle and respectful hands-on techniques are applied to the neuromusculoskeletal system, facilitating the natural healing forces of the individual to function efficiently and effectively. This allows the body’s own resources to do what they are designed to do, thereby improving function, decreasing pain, and promoting optimal health.
Lucette Nadle, DO, completed medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine receiving the degree of Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) in 1983. She then completed an internship and specialty residency training in Emergency Medicine. She is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and has been practicing Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care for over 15 years. Over the past decade, she intensified her knowledge of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine through an extensive variety of courses and study with experts in the field and is currently board-eligible in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine-Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (OMM-NMM). Dr. Nadle has integrated years of comprehensive experience in conventional medical care with expertise in OMT.
Driven by an understanding of the importance of intervention before emergencies occur, Dr. Lucette Nadle is committed to using her depth of knowledge of health and disease to bridge conventional and holistic medicine. Through her practice, Dr. Nadle seeks to relieve symptoms, help prevent disease, and most importantly, enhance the overall health and well-being of each individual patient.
For further information or to schedule an appointment, please call 508-366-9686.
Fred Rubin is owner of Someone’s In the Kitchen, a personal chef service in MetroWest Massachusetts. Fred offers a free, at-home consultation.
Personal Best recommends the following trainers for clients outside of Personal Best’s travel distance.
Roger Lawson II is a recent graduate of Eastern Michigan University where he received his bachelors degree in English Language and Literature. His passion for writing, teaching and helping others achieve their goals while improving their quality of life has led him to pursue a career in the fitness industry. Wanting to first ask of himself what he would ask of his clients, Roger transformed his body and mind over the course of six months, finishing as a runner up in Precision Nutrition’s Lean Eating Program.
Roger recently completed a three month internship at Cressey Performance in Hudson, MA under the guidance of Eric Cressey, Tony Gentilcore and Brian St.Pierre where he learned the fundamentals of proper coaching, professionalism and, above all, how much he doesn’t know. Nonetheless, he is committed to learning all that he can and using that knowledge to help the world at large. Ambitious? Yes. Impossible? Never.
Roger currently lives in Shrewsbury, MA and is a trainer at All Access Fitness Academy, also located in Shrewsbury. He is also flexible, willing to train clients at their homes or local gyms.
Paul and Debbie Garagliano are both graduates of Northeastern University. Together they bring over 60 years of physical therapy and athletic training experience to their practice, Middlesex Rehabilitation, located on Coolidge Street in Hudson, MA.
Established in 1982, Middlesex Rehabilitation offers the most up-to-date therapies and exercise techniques in an attractive, relaxed atmosphere. Their treatment philosophy is based upon correcting biomechanics and poor movement patterns to ensure a safe return to work or play.
Megan Gurley of TriSwimBuddies,LLC specializes in helping triathletes overcome swimming related hurdles such as anxiety of open water and inefficiency of the swimming strokes. Megan has been using her experience as a life long competetive swimmer to help her clients swim straighter, be more relaxed in the water, and feel more rested by the end of the swim. Ultimately, this leads to faster swimming.
Megan has her Masters in Physical Education from UNH and is working towards her USA Swimming Coaches Certification. She runs group clinics in the winter and provides individualized instruction all year round. She can provide specific pool workouts and drills to help insure swimming success. To find out more about Megan, visit http://www.triswimbuddies.com
Vitamin and Food Supplements
As a Licensed Esthetician for the last ten years, an organic gardener for 30 years and a life-long advocate for improving the health of everyone around her, Shyer takes her role of Wellness Coordinator with Juice Plus+® very seriously. Whether you have an individual meeting with her, have her come speak to your friends and family or invite her to deliver a presentation for your organization, everyone will benefit.
Her favorite topic is how whole food nutrition can make a difference in our lives by improving health, longevity and vitality and preventing disease. Shyer can be reached at 508-380-5774.
To learn more about Juice Plus+®—the next best thing to fruits and vegetables—visit the Juice Plus+® Web site.