Don’t Just Take Our Word For It, Take Theirs!


Amy

Baton Rouge, LA

Before attending the Healthcare Gallery & Wellness Spa, I didn’t believe I could lose weight. Since I could remember, I’ve struggled with successful weight loss. From gyms to various meal preparation services, I just wasn’t getting the results I desired. In March 2016, that all changed. Initially, I went to the Healthcare Gallery & Wellness Spa for a facial (microdermabrasion) appointment. After hearing success stories from co-workers who tried the weight loss program, I decided to give the Healthcare Gallery’s weight loss and life coaching services a try. I got to the point where I thought, I have to do this for myself. I want to be here for my son. I’m not sitting on the sidelines anymore…I refuse to be that mom. My main motivation for my weight loss is my three-year-old son, who was recently diagnosed with autism. I want to be able to be both physically and mentally engaged with him. From the zoo to the swimming pool, I want my son to remember his mom being there, playing with him instead of sitting on the sidelines and watching.

“My new mantra is: be better. I want to not only feel better, but I want to be a better mom and better wife. My goal is to be better than yesterday.”

By November 2016, I had lost about 74 pounds. Using the Healthcare Gallery’s services including personal training, life coaching and meals by Clean Creations, I was able to lose more weight and gain more self-confidence than I ever imagined. Before visiting the Healthcare Gallery & Wellness Spa, I was often tired, unmotivated and felt anxiety when it came to working out at public gyms. Working alongside the spa’s personal trainer, Dawn Braud, in the movement studio three times a week, I began feeling more comfortable and confident in fitness settings. As a wife, mother and full-time professional, finding time to schedule “me time” was difficult. However, at the Healthcare Gallery I am able to schedule my personal training appointments either before or after work. It’s nice, I get to come and do my workout and feel good all day for work and then have that little quiet time with beautiful surroundings. And you know you’re gonna feel better because you got up and did what you needed to do. You don’t want to make any excuses, because you actually enjoy being here. As my weight loss journey continues, I’m only getting better from here. Not only has my motivation to workout transformed, but my eating habits have as well. Using Clean Creations and my new found clean eating knowledge, I am able to make healthier food choices. Since visiting The Healthcare Gallery & Wellness Spa, I now enjoy eating vegetables and healthier food alternatives such as cauliflower rice, haha! I have never felt so good in my life and I have these wonderful people from The Healthcare Gallery to thank!


Lisa

Baton Rouge, LA

All my life I’ve played sports. From tennis to swimming, I’ve always had an active lifestyle. Despite knee surgeries and being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I continued to remain active. That was until my neck and shoulder pain became unbearable. For four months, I stayed out of the pool. Taking pain medicines and doing what I could to stretch and encourage light body movement left me immobile and discouraged. I was familiar with Dawn, the fitness and wellness director at The Healthcare Gallery. I had heard about her ability to target specific areas of her clients’ bodies, so I decided to give it a try and register for personal training.

“My goal was to relieve some of my neck and back pain, gain flexibility and balance back and improve my posture. After only one session with Dawn, I saw improvement in my posture.”

For the first time, I was taught how to hold my neck and shoulders in ways I had never heard of. Dawn developed workout plans and routines that I could do both at the movement studio and at home, making it easy for me to stay consistent.  Every time I come to Healthcare Gallery it’s a joy. In addition to the kind staff and effective personal training sessions, the art throughout the facility is so uplifting. To be surrounded by both good people and a beautiful atmosphere is so rewarding. After only a month and a half after my first visit, I am more active at home, can bend down, complete lunges and even swim. My whole body is getting stronger and it’s made me feel better both physically and mentally. I no longer have to take medicines for pain and finally get to enjoy swimming again.