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We don't mention aesthetics to any potential new members. Any program focused on "toning" or "trimming" without the use of hard work and sound eating principles is just selling false promises. We focus on how the body is intended to move. We gain strength, mobility, aptitude, and capacity through exercise and eating well. The body will respond with favorable adaptations. It's as simple as that.

Brother to one of our owners, Dan Thacker…Cliff Thacker M.D. has taken his passion for health and wellness and turned it into a career. He is an avid CrossFit athlete. His philosophy on health helps patients gain back their health through education. Sarasota Wellness and Weight Management. Please check out their Facebook Page. You will find some great articles and information, often addressing the problems with our state of health in America.

One interesting debate involves one of the largest theme parks in the world, Disney, and one of the most concerning issues with our future, childhood obesity. Do we make it clear to our kids that obesity is not ok or do we instead practice acceptance? There is now an organization called the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance. Are we moving in the right direction? Statistics would clearly state no. Food for thought. Disney Closes Fat Fighting Exhibit

6 Responses

  1. Mike D

    If you want to instill the value of healthy living which leads to a higher self worth and therefore less apt to tear down others to make themselves feel better, I think it is important to teach children how to take care of themselves from an early age.

  2. Dena

    First of all, LOVE Sarasota and glad to know your brother is there.

    Would be interested to find out what his take is on medication interactions (increased wt. gain) with healthy eating and exercise. This is a huge frustration for me personally, and I'm sure I'm not alone. My inclination is to keep doing what I do if I am happy…

  3. Mickey Mouse

    Perhaps Disney could fight childhood obesity by offering healthy food choices instead of pure garbage. But that won't happen. They are giving the kids…and THE PARENTS…what they want.

  4. Tracy Strubberg

    Dena, I believe I am battling the medication issue as well the fact that I am close to fifty. Not trying to use it as an excuse, but I do think the 2 are significant factors.

  5. floydd

    What's weird is that there is the total flip-side to the coin – weight obsession disorder. A child at my school is now hospitalized trying to hard to lose weight, so much like eating, not eating should be taken in moderation as well. We Americans tend to be obese, but I think prudence dictates health over a scorched earth caloric reduction in diet, which could lead to a fatal eating disorder. Here's a glimpse into into 'the other side':

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