Melissa Mellott

Melissa Mellott is a local author and expert on spa health, with a masters degree from Azuza Pacific. She reveals to us the scoops on how to enjoy a spa treatment without blowing your pay check, how to find the right spa for you, and why spending some R&R time of self-indulgence can help improve your general health.

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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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Nikki Doner-Sherwood

Nikki Doner-Sherwood is the director of the new Community Centered Oriental Medicine, opening on State Street on January 7, 2008. The Community Centered Oriental Medicine offers the benefits of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine affordable and available to everyone in the Santa Barbara Community.

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