Monica is a licensed acupuncturist and has studied and practiced natural medicine around the world. Valuing the principles of body awareness and preventative care, Monica helps her patients through noninvasive natural medicine. She fills us in on her future plans, her advice for preventing injuries, and the most rewarding part of her job.
Teri Coffee McDuffie is the founder and developer of Santa Barbara Women’s Self-Denfense, a program for women of all ages to become more self-reliant in their own protection. Teri is also a fifth degree black belt with 25 years of training in martial arts.
Karla Corrales is the Gymnastics Director for Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, an organization dedicated to inspiring all young girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Girls Inc. is holding their annual Family Fun Run/Walk, their biggest yet, on October 20th at the Lemon Festival at Girsh Park in Goleta
Tina Lerner is a licensed HeartMath and Biofeedback therapist, using state of the art technology to create powerful impacts on emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Learn how to alter your physiology to direct your body into self healing and increased relaxation.
We’ve all felt it. We’ve felt it in those moments when at a particular mile marker, the rhythmic repetition of our feet on pavement, grass or sand allows us to slide into the zone of one-pointed focus, clarity of mind or even dare I say a state of bliss. Or, we’ve felt it perched on a surfboard scanning the horizon, catching a wave, sweating on a trail, pulling ourselves up on a rock wall, pedaling furiously on a trail, or even gazing off into the horizon.
I looked up and knew I had been caught. “Well, do you think I made the right decision?” she asked me. There was no recovery, I had to admit it. I wasn’t listening to her. She had started her story a few minutes prior, when I became distracted by a group of people riding their bicycles past the table where we sat for lunch.
Over the last decade, the rate of childhood obesity in America has grown drastically. While some reasons for this epidemic may include genetics or poor diet, the rise of technology and computer games has greatly contributed to a growing number of inactive adolescents. Youth exercise affects not just physical health, but attitude and test scores as well. Luckily, Sportwall, located in Carpinteria, has developed an innovative way of using modern technology to improve, rather than inhibit, physical health for people around the world. Who knew that computer games could make you fit? Well, now they can. Through their “XerGames” that are now making their way into hundreds of schools, fitness clubs, and family programs around the world, Sportwall has found a way to improve hand-eye coordination, raise enthusiasm, and bring teamwork skills to everyone involved.