Healthy & Happy
2016 Health and Wellness Guide
March, 2016 - Issue #137
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Bella Barre
Bella Barre offers specialty barre fitness classes for your mind and body! With a wide variety of over 25 weekly classes, they specialize in taking care of their clients in a warm, inviting environment while offering an intensive, effective strength-building workout. Whether you want to strengthen your core, tone your booty, sculpt your muscles, or just have some fun, Bella Barre clients have had success in all arenas. Some have lost over 30 pounds in just a few short months and others claim they, "will never allow [themselves] not to go! [Their] whole body changed shape!" But all of them say they feel and look their best. Try their newest class: barre+soul! It's the famous barre class infused with vinyasa yoga to bring heat to the body and increase flexibility. Clear your mind and lift your booty at the same time. 299-7767
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"Our welcoming, supportive atmosphere allows women of all backgrounds to find their strength, increase flexibility and FEEL CONFIDENT in and out of our studio."

Once you go to WundaBar, you'll "wunda" why you haven't gone sooner! Adored by Hollywood's elite and Olympic Gold medalists alike, WundaBar's exclusive patented WundaFormer delivers four times the results, four times the energy, four times the challenge and four times the fun with a Reformer, Wunda Chair, Jump Board and Ballet Bar all in one! Do you like high-energy music? Results beyond compare? A sleek physique with your best behind, lithe legs and amazing arms and abs? Sign up now. You'll never take the same class twice! This calorie-blasting, muscle-lengthening experience is like no other. 255-5411

"Clients love our CORE SHREDDING, high energy and cardio intense 45-minute full-body workout classes."

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
Henry Mayo Fitness and Health, scheduled to open this spring at the former Spectrum Club site in Valencia, is a new kind of fitness center that integrates physical therapy and rehabilitation programs with a full service fitness center featuring a high-tech fitness tracking program, a credentialed fitness staff, an expansive, state-of-the-art work facility, an outdoor lap pool and more. The fitness center side of the building will be managed by a professional staff and will include a variety of exercise amenities. The clinical services and medical resources side of the building will be managed by the hospital with emphasis on rehabilitation, orthopedic services, diabetic conditions and cardiology in addition to other physician specialties. Several community education programs will be conducted at the facility. Applications for charter memberships are now being accepted at the site. 200-2348

"We're a NEW KIND OF FITNESS CENTER that integrates physical therapy and rehab programs with a full-service fitness center."

Cycleup is the premier indoor cycling studio in the SCV with technology that creates a Smart Studio. Enjoy your ride on the Schwinn AC Performance Plus Carbon Blue Bikes with stadium seating and state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. View your performance during the class and track your progress with advanced Performance IQ software. Compliment your cycling with the Ride and Ripped full-body strengthening classes or take advantage of Private Training for a customized program to meet your goals. With easy booking, a stress-free environment and 45-minute classes, it's simple to make time for your health. Want a fun, team building, results-driven weight-loss program? Join them for their next Weigh Down beginning on March 6. With early bird pricing at only $199 for 60 days, good through February 21, you will receive unlimited rides, fitness assessments, nutritional guidance and meal plans, special workouts, Success classes, team and individual coaching. The average weight loss is 10 to 20 pounds! Join them for an Information Meeting on February 29 at 7:15pm at the Studio. The first two rides are complimentary. 645-3060

"With our PREMIER EXPERIENCE, we transport riders to an inspirational place & push you to achieve your personal best."

Paseo Club
Do you want to learn a new sport? Exceed exercise goals? Make new friends? Create memories that will last a lifetime? If the answer is yes, then check out The Paseo Club. The family-oriented Club offers everything from excellent spa services to a lively social club and an incredible cafe with delicious specials daily. Signature classes like Tennis Drills, Cross Fusion, Pilates Reformer, Group Exercise and Cycle Fusion in their new state-of-the-art Cycle Room will help you reach your fitness goals. The new Gold Membership upgrade allows members to fully enhance their experience at the Club and includes a locker, unlimited Cross Fusion, Pilates Reformer and Tennis classes, as well as monthly guest passes. Members love the sense of community Paseo provides with Member Mixer events and Greatest Results Fitness Challenges. 257-0044

"The Paseo Club - where LIFE IS GOOD."

Plate Therapy
Plate Therapy is in session! This innovative Paleo- and Whole 30-friendly meal delivery service is how busy people "eat healthy" - and deliciously. Each perfectly-balanced portion of organic goodness is crafted by hand by celebrated contemporary chef Thatcher Mills to provide your body with sustainable energy and muscle-fueling protein. The ultimate in convenience, Plate Therapy is delivered to your door every Sunday when you order online by Tuesday at 5pm. Choose breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks from an ever-changing menu that celebrates the best in organic seasonal produce; line- or wild-caught fish; and organic free-range meats and eggs. Our faves now: Chicken Pad Thai, Wild Atlantic Salmon Picatta, Sicilian Salad, Butternut Squash Lasagna and the Breakfast Hash with mild chicken sausage, sweet potato, diced apple, sweet onion, fresh apples, dried cranberries and herbs. 993-7989

"Our clients LOSE WEIGHT without counting calories, but it's what they gain - health, a love of real whole foods, time and boundless energy - that's the most important!"

ForeverSlim SCV
ForeverSlim SCV uses an exclusive custom software program that specializes in area-specific body sculpting through the use of skin-contact electrodes. The electrodes deliver waves of pulses with a repetitive variable pulse frequency to specific targeted areas to sculpt and reshape the body. These pulse waves produce rhythmic and powerful muscle contractions that result in rapid fat reduction. ForeverSlim is a doctor-recommended, FDA-approved therapy with no side effects - only health benefits! Finally eliminate those flabby arms and create six-pack abs without dedication to the gym every single day. Reduce trouble spots and get the body you have always wanted. It works! 313-4878

"TONE AND TIGHTEN loose skin and lose cellulite while dropping a pant size in as few as eight treatments."

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Massage Envy
Massage Envy offers visitors lasting wellness with the Massage Envy Spa membership, which includes discounted rates and benefits for those wishing to return routinely for customizable massages and facials. They make their clients healthier and happier by creating services "all about you." Massage Envy pros find your preferences and needs in order to place you with the most fitting therapist or esthetician. Their signature service is the stress-reducing Hot Stone Envy. Each 90-minute hot stone massage therapy session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body with the incorporation of a customized massage. Stevenson Ranch 255-3689 Valencia 259-0878

"THE GOOD LIFE should actually feel that way."

Organic Sweat Shack
The Organic Sweat Shack in Old Town Newhall uses and sells the best HealthMate infrared saunas to help you (re)gain vibrant health. SCV clients with ailments ranging from head colds to autoimmune disorders and cancer are already huge fans, thanks to the clean ambience and welcoming, knowledgeable staff. Reduce inflammation; treat acne and skin conditions; melt away aches and pains; and eliminate toxins at about seven times the rate of traditional Swedish saunas at the Sweat Shack. The deep-penetrating infrared heat will balance your cortisol (stress hormone) levels while burning calories. In an article titled "Effect of Sweating" published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, it says that a 30-minute infrared sesh could burn roughly 600 calories. 678-0880

"Lie back, relax and sweat as you burn up to 600 CALORIES per infrared sauna experience."

Heller Plastic Surgery
From your first consultation, you'll feel comfortable with Dr. Justin B. Heller and his staff at Heller Plastic Surgery. His patients describe him as a "skilled artist" who is warm, understanding and always available for guidance. Dr. Heller is a board-certified plastic surgeon, achieving the highest honors with the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ranked in the 97th percentile amongst his peers. He is a graduate of the prestigious Yale School of Medicine and completed his plastic surgery training at what is considered by most to be the premier aesthetic surgery program in the country: UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Heller specializes in facelifts, eyelid surgery, breast augmentation, Mommy Makeovers and more. 233-4949

"We provide NATURAL-LOOKING RESULTS while utilizing the most minimally-invasive approaches for rapid recoveries."

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon
You should always feel comfortable with your surgeon and have all of your questions answered. Reputable surgeons such as those at Beverly Hills Physicians in Valencia do everything they can to provide patients with access to vital information. There are a number of things patients should scrutinize prior to choosing a plastic surgeon.

Before and After Pictures These pictures are perhaps the quickest and most direct method of seeing what results a particular surgeon or medical group is capable of producing. In addition to taking the pictures in a consistent setting, BHP's approach is to take photos from many different angles to ensure full transparency about the results.

Surgeon Accreditations There are a variety of different organizations that give out accreditations, and certain surgeons may choose to pursue recognition from one rather than another, so it is not always the easiest to see which organization recognizes which surgeons. For patients' convenience, BHP's website has a designated doctor's page to help patients find the right surgeon specializing in the procedure that they are looking for.

Former Patient Testimonials Getting recommendations from family and friends is often a great way to find the right surgeon, not everyone knows someone else who has already gone through the specific procedure they are considering. Fortunately, the Internet has made it much easier for patients to have access to former patients' testimonials and reviews.
Consultations with the board-certified doctors at BHP are free. 249-4040

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Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care
If you've been searching for a one-stop spot for clearer, younger, healthier skin, you'll find it at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care. Dermatology, skin-cancer treatments, Mohs surgery, cosmetic treatments and a vast collection of the most effective skin-care products are all under one roof here. With over 30 successful years of service in the SCV providing skin checks to keep patients healthy alongside cosmetic treatments that make people happy, Advanced Dermatology has earned a stellar reputation built on trust. Drop in to have a skin-care expert take the time to design a regimen specific to your needs, whether it be anti-aging, acne or sun protection. 254-3686
Deal! Mention Inside SCV and take 20 percent off any skincare purchase of $200 or more.

"We believe that HEALTH is more than the absence of disease - it is a total state of physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being."

DermaCure Medical Aesthetics
DermaCure is a medical office owned and operated by Craig F. Ingber MD, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over 40 years of experience. Dr. Ingber and his highly-trained, experienced staff strive to create an environment for their patients that is warm, friendly, comfortable and pampering. Knowledgeable staff are always available to answer any questions about any services and free consultations are available, too. You will never feel rushed or uninformed when visiting DermaCure. Dr. Ingber calls all of his patients to follow up and answer any questions after any procedure. Non-surgical aesthetic treatments such as injectable fillers, Botox and Dysport, are injected with skill and expertise. They also offer laser treatments to correct wrinkles, brown spots, redness and spider veins and remove unwanted hair. Non-surgical face and neck treatments are also a specialty of the practice. 257-8400

"Simple PROCEDURES, life-changing results."

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Aesthetic Center of Santa Clarita
Aesthetic Center of Santa Clarita is where you can talk freely about how you're feeling "down there." Vaginal rejuvenation, labiaplasty, ThermiVa, Pelleve and more are all available in the luxurious office, but the real stars of the show are Dr. Courtenay Poucher and her warm assistant Annie. They make your experience unbelievably comfortable; it's like talking to your best friends. Your new BFFs will help you achieve 100-percent relief after addressing your complaints. Call to ask about ThermiVa, which treats atrophy and incontinence without surgery, pain, downtime or medication. 312-0497

"We provide COMPASSIONATE, confidential cosmetic gynecology services to our valued patients."

SCV Birth Center
The SCV Birth Center is a dream realized for owner Renee Sicignano; since 2010, over 750 babies have been born there! A California-licensed and certified professional midwife (CPM), as well as a professional lactation consultant, Renee has served the Santa Clarita community since 1999. Renee and her team of hand-selected midwives provides exceptionally-compassionate and professional care to families "from conception to weaning" and beyond. At the SCV Birth Center or in the comfort of your own home, you can birth naturally and confidently with Renee as your guide. Consultations are free. 254-3000

"Our HEART'S PASSION is to help women embrace their innate ability to give birth naturally."

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Therapy Office of Dr. Judith Curts, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Judith Curts, PhD, LCSW is a warm, seasoned therapist with over 25 years experience. Often called to serve as a psychotherapy expert on local television and radio, this certified sex therapist and ordained interfaith minister works with both individuals and couples. Reach out for relief from intimacy issues, depression, anxiety, transitional issues, separation/divorce, infidelity, grief, caregiver stress and more. This boutique practice can also provide video/Skype services for busy professionals. Call for a free 15-minute phone consultation. 754-4022

"What we say doesn't make us suffer; it's what we don't say

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Everbright Family Dentistry
Dr. Patricia Guerrero and her team of caring dental pros do their best to help patients achieve their dental dreams by offering flexible payment options. The office specializes in family and cosmetic dentistry and firmly believes that good dental health starts with the best in patient education and preventative care. This is a true "family" practice - run by the Guerrero family with the intention of serving everyone in yours! They offer treatments for young children, teens, adults and seniors. Everbright Family Dentistry is an authorized KOR Teeth Whitening office and provide in-office power teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, full-porcelain crowns and much more. 296-3300

"Everyone has the RIGHT to a beautiful, healthy smile."

Smile City Dental
When you visit the Smile City Dental office, your smile is their top priority. The entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. Smile City Dental is a state-of-the-art dental practice that educates patients by using an oral camera and safe radiographic x-rays. Their commitment to serving their patients includes providing information and options that help them to make more informed decisions about their oral-health needs. They invite you to view their website at as a resource for your dental needs and for more information about the practice. 702-9595

"We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the NATURAL BEAUTY of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures."

Valencia Foot & Ankle Center
At Valencia Foot & Ankle Center, they believe that a doctor-patient team approach, along with education, is the most optimal way to solve your ailment. They listen, discuss and then design a custom plan to rid you of your problem. This can include pro-active home treatments and exercise. They can also provide you with the proper shoe gear to best benefit your particular foot type. Dr. Avakian will personally fit you with the right set of shoes! They also offer in-house physical therapy so that they can keep an eye on your treatment and can make adjustments immediately, if needed. Also impressive: Dr. Avakian has been honored by KCAL 9 twice with "The Best Podiatrist of LA" award.

"INFORMED PATIENTS make better decisions about their health and well being."

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Dr. Alon Antebi, DO & Dr. Justin Sherfey, DO
Dr. Alon Antebi, DO Fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon & Joint Reconstruction Surgeon and Dr. Justin Sherfey, DO, Fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Joint Reconstruction Surgeon of AVORS Medical Group have more than 5,000 total successful orthopaedic joint replacements between the two. The pair specializes in anterior hip replacements; total knee replacements, partial knee replacements, joint reconstruction, minimally-invasive joint replacements and outpatient total joint replacements using the most advanced technology. 705-5100

"Get back in the game today with TOMORROW'S TECHNOLOGY."

Valley Orthopedic Institute
At Valley Orthopedic Institute, staff participates in a variety of continuing education programs to ensure that they are providing customers with the best and latest treatment options available. Patients range from children and active adults to more-sedentary seniors; the responsive staff strives to provide comprehensive treatments to address each patient's unique needs. Whether you have suffered an injury or are struggling with a chronic condition, they are committed to helping you understand the causes and potential ramifications so that you can make informed decisions concerning your treatment options. 949-8643

"We are committed to providing patients with the latest in personalized orthopedic services in an atmosphere of COMPASSION at our comfortable, modern facilities."

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Advanced Audiology
Nola Aronson and her team at Advanced Audiology know how important hearing is to your life, your loved ones, your work success, your safety - and your ability to stay in the game. Don't think you have hearing loss? Most people don't admit hearing loss to themselves or others. It could just be ear wax - but why not find out? Nola Aronson's Advanced Audiology offers free hearing screenings. They are interested in helping people communicate better so they maintain the social lives they are used to. They will be able to help you with a total hearing plan, depending on your needs. Advanced Audiology is the largest diagnostic hearing center in SCV and leader of advanced technology and invisible solutions. They also offer assistive listening devices to help you hear better on a phone, with TV, in meetings and in church. See why the SCV Chamber just voted them Best Small Business of the Year!

"We LOVE to help you hear!"

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Visiting Angels
Visiting Angels provides nonmedical care for seniors including meal preparation, personal care assistance, fall prevention, light housekeeping, errands, companionship, dementia care and recovery from illness or injury. They have been serving SCV families for more than 10 years with caregivers that are the best in the business and backed by a supportive office staff. Visiting Angels provides care on our client's terms, adapting to their schedule and lifestyle. They love to see the changes in a senior's outlook when Angels provide nutritious meals and engaging activities. If you are caring for someone with dementia - you need a break! They have caregivers specially trained in dementia care who can provide respite for shifts as short as four hours, or even an entire weekend, on a temporary or ongoing basis. 263-2273

"Our ANGELS provide the care you need in the place you want."

Helm Vision Group
Helm Vision Group's combination of expertise, experience and advanced technology place them in the highest echelon of eye care practices. Their patients come from all over Southern California and the US for treatment from cornea-specialist Dr. Craig Helm. Helm Vision Group offers university-level diagnostic skills and world-class surgical services. They also offer a wide range of comprehensive services including contact lenses and a nationally-featured optical dispensary.
This is the place to go for laser eye surgery. 259-3937

"We offer the FINEST CARE AVAILABLE for your eyes."
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