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Resolution Round Up: 11 Places to Get Fit in 2012

So many of us include losing weight on our list of New Year’s resolutions but what’s more important that losing weight is eating, and living, healthy. The appropriate weight is a different for everyone. It ...

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So many of us include losing weight on our list of New Year’s resolutions but what’s more important that losing weight is eating, and living, healthy. The appropriate weight is a different for everyone. It depends on your height, your age and your genetics. Living a healthy lifestyle, however, is completely different. Staying active and in shape is healthier for your mind and body than worrying about a number on a scale.

  1. Stacie Castle MS, RD, CDN – (516) 652-2747, 2001 Marcus Avenue, Suite E240, New Hyde Park
    Stacie Castle MS, RD, CDN will help you to be empowered in making positive nutritional decisions that will lead on the road to a healthier lifestyle. This is accomplish through Stacie’s understanding of your existing diet and building upon the positive habits you already have and teach you how to attain realistic and achievable goals.


  1. Obesity Boot Camp – (516) 492-6749, 82 Rushmore Street, Westbury
    Long Island Obesity Book Camp will get you lean, toned, strong and cardiovascular fit. Programs are run by James La Mar Jr., a graduate of Oakwood College and the United States Sports Academy, are fun, energized and will expand into other aspects of health. The Obesity Boot Camp is dedicated to a holistic lifestyle, believing that the body is a natural healer and if given the right raw ingredients can return to a state of health providing a better quality of life. Youth, adult, fitness and senior program are available.


  1. Staci Leavitt Mind and Body Inc., (516) 433-1456, 700 Old Country Road, Suite 102, Plainview
    Staci Leavitt Mind and Body Inc. is a nutrition, eating disorder and counseling center that has been operating since 1989.Programs focus on nutrition, weight control, eating disorders, psychotherapy, medical diets, pediatric, and divorce meditation. Staci works with individuals, one-on-one, and groups to make habit and lifestyle changes that will ultimately guide patients in learning how much to eat, how often to eat, and how to prepare and order food giving patients long term results.


  1. Nutrition in Motion, PC - (631) 629-5685, 361 Broadway, Bethpage
    President of Nutrition in Motion PC, Cristina Rivera MS, RD, CSSD, CDN is a Registered Dietician as well as a Board Certified Sports Nutritionist with a diverse and skilled background in medical nutrition therapy, having spent time working at NYU Hospital of Joint Disease, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Bellevue Hospital and as a certified specialist in sports dietetics with running and triathlete teams, designing meal plans during the training season and for race day. She is currently as consultant for Coca-Cola Company. Cristina uses behavior modification techniques in conjunction with nutrition counseling in order to help clients make attainable lifestyle changes.


  1. Lisa Stollman Nutrition – (631) 757-7406, 775 Park Avenue, Suite 125, Huntington
    Lisa Stollman, MA, RD, CDE, CDN is a registered dietitian, nutritionist, certified diabetes educator, and weight management expert with over 25 years in the nutrition field. Lisa combines sensible approaches to eating and fitness helping patients to achieve optimal health. Patients will be empowered to improve their health by learning how to reduce risk for disease, select delicious and nutritious foods, make smart choices in the grocery store and maintain and exercise program that will improve fitness levels.


  1. Creating Wellness Center – (631) 462-0801, 66 Commack Road, Suite 101, Commack
    The Creating Wellness Center emphasizes improving your health as a means of reducing the risk of pain and illness. Their beliefs lie in finding the source of the problem instead of medicating the symptom as traditional medicine does. The health professionals at Creating Wellness Center are dedicated to helping your reach your wellness goals by turning your health around. This means turning fatigue into energy, getting rid of pain, weight loss, lowering cholesterol and blood sugar, and resolving digestive troubles. Creating Wellness Center took Best of Long Island in 2010, 2011, and 2012 in Best Holistic Wellness Center.


  1. Smithtown Wellness Center – (631) 361-9355, 285 Middle Country Road, Suite 204, Smithtown
    Smithtown Wellness Center is a chiropractic and nutritional practice that focuses on the natural restoration and maintenance of one’s health. Services include chiropractic care to allow the body’s nervous system to fully restore itself; corrective exercises designed to strengthen and correct client’s unique problem that can be performed in the comfort of home; lifestyle advice and coaching which offers personal one-on-one coaching at the client’s fingertips; nutritional counseling that provides recommendations for nutritional supplements and healthy food choices; auricultotherapy which utilizes points on or around the ear to alleviate uncomfortable symptoms that occur within different parts of the body while providing healing energy to the affected body partand also correcting addictions; and spinal and postural screenings that reveal important health information.


  1. Long Island Nutrition – (631) 751-4267, 11 Maureen Lane, Stony Brook
    Long Island Nutrition is run by Dr. Yu-Shiaw Chen, a Certified Nutritionist. Her services include nutrition counseling that combines state-of-the-art nutritional tools with a scientist’s approach to wellness counseling. By make gradual natural lifestyle changes along patients will see a big difference in their weight management. Dr. Chen offers counseling for individuals and groups, in person and over the phone.


  1. Made to Move Fitness – (631) 751-6767, 5 South Jersey Avenue, Setauket
    Made to Move Fitness aims to foster personal relationships with its clients by providing a natural mind/body approach in order to gain overall health. Programs are created for each client’s specific needs and goals. T trainer will hold the client accountable for meeting these goals while teaching the steps needed to achieve them and a better, healthier life.


  1. Total Wellness
    (631) 666-4297, 160 Howells Road, Suite 6, Bay Shore
    (631) 422-6876, 580 Sunrise Highway, West Babylon
    Total Wellness specializes in private counseling, corporate wellness programs, healthy menu development, culinary workshops, custom nutrition programs, and sport nutrition. The president of Total Wellness Inc. is Marlisa Brown, MS, RD, CDE, CDN. Marlisa has worked as a consultant, international speaker, culinary consultant and writer, and works with over 70 patients a week, specializing in diabetes, heart disease, weightloss and gastrointestinal disorders. She is the creator of Total Wellness was voted Best Of Lon Island 2008/2009/2010.


  2. Happy and Healthy Wellness Counseling – (631) 835) 5003, 2805 Veterans Memorial Highway #10, Ronkonkoma
    Founder Christie Korth, CHC, AADP, specializes in digestive disorders and works to help people make better food and lifestyle choices through gluten-free cooking classes, health food store tours and lectures.Christie employs a certified hypnotherapist, Kimberly Reid, who is the found of Tools for Better Living which offers life coaching, hypnosis and the breaking of self-sabotaging habits. Though Kimberly’s office is in California she typically works over the phone with clients from all over North America. Both women aim to help their clients lead better lives through health decision making. Programs are open to adults, kids and teens, and families. Programs include private, distance and group nutrition counseling