Joseph Villano

As an experienced personal trainer, a model, and an educated health professional, Joseph Villano has become a major player in the fitness community over the last several years. He incorporates the important aspects of balance, knowledge, flexibility into strength training workouts and values discipline and body awareness in both his own workouts and with his clients as well.
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Monica Bloch

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.

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Teri Coffee McDuffie

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.

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Karla Corrales

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

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Rebekka Putnam

Rebekka Putnam is a certified clinical hypnotherapist and the founder of inHypnosis with offices in Santa Barbara and Burbank. With hypnotherapy becoming more and more mainstream, Rebekka engages in the connection of the mind and body while improving health through relaxation and hypnosis.

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Robert Gilcrest

After getting involved in running as a way of obtaining sobriety, health, and freedom, Robert Gilcrest is now applying his hobby towards expanding Miles for Miguel, an organization inspired by a seventeen year old boy named Miguel Garcia who is battling a rare skin disease. Robert was inspired by Miguel’s poem “The Prisoner” and now works to earn funding and spread awareness of those dealing with limitations due to physical disabilities and illness. On October 28, 2007, Robert completed 64 miles of the Javalina Jundred Ultra Marathon in Arizona to promote and support Miles for Miguel,plans on running many more events to spread this cause.
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Tina Lerner

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.

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Meditation: On and Off the Trail

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.

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Can You Hear It?

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.

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Sportwall: Entering a New Era of Youth Fitness

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.

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