Meet Certified Personal Trainer Joseph Carlton

Meet Certified Personal Trainer Joseph Carlton

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Q:  How did you first get into the fitness industry?
A:  I always had a passion for fitness but after attending State University of New York for a few years, I realized that I wanted to get out in the workforce sooner than later. I first became a personal trainer then began to work in the gym industry, anywhere from the managing of the gyms to the personal training and nutritional development.

 
Q:  What is your training background?
A: I trained a diverse group of people from teenagers to elderly. I have trained a lot of men and women that wanted to get in better shape for the military and fire academy as well as helping people recover from injuries like car accidents. The youngest person I’ve ever trained was 16 and he was looking to put on some extra weight and muscle for football.

 

Q:  What keeps you motivated to stay fit?
A: It’s a lifestyle. I don’t like staying sedentary and I like the physical activity so it just fits into my life. I really enjoy all the different aspects of training and researching the new trends. For example, a lot of people are doing multi-sets, drop sets, and half reps to get those different angles in training.

 
Q: Do you have a favorite fitness mantra or quote?
A: It’s a lifestyle. It’s a healthy lifestyle.

 

Q:  How would you summarize your personal workout regime?
A: I like variety when I’m training so I try to incorporate a lot of different training styles to my routines. I love to do full body workouts with cardio incorporated. Some days I’ll train heavy, medium, or light weights, it all depends on how I’m feeling. Another thing I really enjoy doing for exercise is going to the Okeeheelee Park Trail with my three kids (Justin 15, Steele 5, Indigo 3). It’s a long trail that starts out with a stretching station and then has about 15 stops along the trail where you do different exercises like pushups, jumping jacks, and other full-body movements. They always look forward to going on the weekends.

 

Joe CarltonQ:  Do you have a fitness role model?
A: 
That’s a tough one. I would probably have to say Lee Labrada. He was an IFBB Pro Bodybuilder in the 80’s and 90’s and is now in the IFBB Bodybuilding Hall of Fame. After he retired, he managed to stay in shape and brand himself in the industry with a supplement line. He’s one of my favorites because he is a real family man and a really nice guy with an impeccable work ethic.

 

Q:  What is your favorite exercise and why?
A: I really like walking lunges. They work the whole body. Everything from your core, legs, hamstrings, quads, glutes, and definitely endurance. I prefer walking opposed to stand-still and will go the full length of the aerobics room, hallway, parking lot, or any other area a few times.

 

 

Q:  What is your go-to healthy snack?
A: A lot of people are allergic to peanuts so I try to avoid those. My favorites are cashews and almonds because they’re filled with good fats and they keep me full.

 

Q: What do you tell your clients to keep them motivated?
A: I would tell them to reflect on what their goal is and that it’s not an event. There is a phase you have to go through and it takes time. The first 28 days are crucial and when you’ll begin to see results. It’s a journey. It’s a process.

 

Q:  What is your best advice to someone who is looking to improve their health?
A: It’s important to find a wellness center first to get a full blood panel done. This will give you a snapshot of your general health and will make it easier to design an approach that will work. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to have the blood work done and an interview with our staff so that you’re able to go over everything. It’s important to see someone that will talk about your symptoms and blood work and listen rather than just prescribing. We also have a Patient Outreach Program that keeps an open line of communication between us and the patient. We want them to feel comfortable reaching out to us whenever they have a question or concern – We want to develop relationships with our patients.

 

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Meet Certified Personal Trainer Joseph Carlton

Why Wait For 2017 To Lose Weight

Why Wait For 2017 To Lose Weight

 

We are at the time of the year where we begin to carry the extra pounds of homemade sweets, savory dishes, and overall extra calories. The holidays provide us time to see our families that we have been too busy to see all year and to enjoy some of our favorite things that we may not get year round. Instead of spending the final weeks of 2016 with the extra, uncomfortable pounds, get a jump start on your 2017 makeover!

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You may think that you’ve exhausted all potential weight loss solutions, however, you should know that there is a better way to lose weight. Balance Health and Wellness Centers understands the difficulty that lies within losing weight, especially when the holidays begin to roll around. Therefore, we’re challenging you to make a difference BEFORE the New Year.

 

At Balance Health and Wellness Centers, we have trained and certified team members that will be able to give you the tools that you will need to get rid of those unwanted pounds. Unmonitored weight loss plans, diets, and exercise programs simply do not help in knocking off those extra pounds because they rarely take the required comprehensive approach that a medically supervised weight loss program provides.

A professionally supervised weight loss program leads to results that are not only safe but also long lasting. We don’t want short-term goals; we want your life and health to permanently change. A well-designed individualized medical weight loss program goes far beyond fad diets and cookie-cutter exercise plans. A comprehensive medical approach is used to incorporate fat reduction strategies that fit your specific needs.

Another major role in finding the proper path for your weight loss journey is nutrition. Our on-site nutritionist will work directly with you to pin-point the exact nutrients your body needs to fuel itself and work with your budget and lifestyle. Your dietitian will also recommend regular exercise, which is a key component to any nutritional counseling program. Like your food selection, your style and amount of exercise will be personalized to suit your individual needs.

Stop waiting to ring in the New Year to change your lifestyle! Give yourself the gift of health and youth this holiday season and bring in the healthiest and happiest version of yourself for 2017! See how our medically supervised weight loss plans and on-site nutritionists at Balance Health and Wellness Centers can help you!

 

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Why Wait For 2017 To Lose Weight

Meet Dr. John DeLuca, M.D.

Meet Dr. John DeLuca, M.D.

Meet Dr. John DeLuca, MD., D.C.

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Q:  Where did you go to college?
A:  I graduated in 2005 from St. George’s University School of Medicine. I completed my Internal Medicine residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey, in 2008.

Prior to attending medical school, I was a practicing Chiropractic Physician, board certified in the areas of Pain Management, Chiropractic Sports Care, and Clinical Nutrition.  I also received my Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia, my  Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Penn State University, graduate of the Acupuncture For Physicians program from UCLA and a Masters of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport.

Q:  When did you first know you wanted to be a physician?
A:
  Out of high school, I enrolled in the pre-med curriculum, but when I got there, I through it was very limited as far as personal development goes, so I switched out. I didn’t know what I wanted to do at that time but I had always had a passion for psychology and nutrition. In turn, I then finished up with a Degree in Nutrition.

Still not knowing exactly which route I was going to take, I started strength and condition coaching for Bayonne High School where I had met a colleague of mine who was a Chiropractor. I had mentioned to him that I had some lower back pain and he completely fixed my back. I said. “I need to learn how to do this”. 6 months later I enrolled in Life Chiropractic College. sch

Q:  How did you end up in this specialty?
A:  I’m Board Certified in Internal Medicine but my specialty is Integrative Medicine.  We try to take the best of all healing modalities that have science behind them and integrate that into personalized care for our patients.

When you go into medical school and you already have previous training and previous life experience, the toothpaste is kind of already out of the tube. It’s because you know there are other treatment modalities or paradigms that go along with that. Based on my chiropractic and nutrition training, I knew there was a lot more to the musculoskeletal system and nutrition as far as health is concerned than you really get in a typical medical school curriculum. Medicine is starting to get to the point of realizing the importance of nutrition and that excites me.

Q:  What are the biggest challenges you face with your patients?
A:  It really depends on the patient but sometimes I’m seeing them on a second or third opinion basis and they’re not used to having a combination of treatment modalities. Educating patients on an integrative approach and that this is a lifestyle change, not just a quick fix is sometimes a challenge.

Q:  What is the most fulfilling aspect of your profession?
A:  Getting people to commit to a complete lifestyle change. Rather than coming in for a band-aid approach, we can actually fix the cause of patients problems through root-cause analysis within their diet, exercise, stress management and sleep management. When we go back and find the root cause of a patients disease or their problem and address it, rather than just try to suppress the symptoms, that in itself makes me know I picked the right profession.

Q:  What is your best advice to someone looking to improve their health?A:  Educate yourself. If you understand the cause of the problem, then you will be more likely to try to prevent the problem in the first place. The earlier you can start adopting a healthy lifestyle, the better off you’re going to be and the less extensive AND expensive healthcare is going to be for that person. Plus a better quality of life will follow.

Q:  Do you have a favorite life quote or mantra?
“Don’t confuse activity with accomplishments. If you want to improve something, you measure it.”

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“We are all different genetically, therefore we are all a little different biochemically.  Each patient gets a treatment plan tailored specifically for them, based on their individual genetic background, their history and test findings.” -Dr. John DeLuca, M.D., D.C.

With the use of the best traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine we aim to help patients heal, not just treat their symptoms. We assist patients with removing obstacles that keep them from reaching their genetic potential. At Balance, we help people regain, maintain and optimize their health.

With specialization in Age Management Medicine, Detoxification and Nutrition, Weight Loss, Sports Medicine Rehabilitation & Exercise, IV nutritional therapy and Internal Medicine, we ensure that all patient’s will regain Balance in their lives.

Contact Dr. DeLuca today for a complimentary Body Fat Evaluation
888-510-2294

Palm Beach Gardens – Delray Beach – Fort Lauderdale

www.balancehealthcenters.com

 

Meet Dr. John DeLuca, M.D.

Regain Your Balance

Regain Your Balance

There are many outliers when it comes to your health and how you feel: diet, age, stress, disease, and even the common seasonal allergies. Sometimes it’s hard to pin-point the problem, which is where Balance Health and Wellness Centers comes in.

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Balance Health and Wellness Centers is dedicated to integrative medicine, a healing-oriented approach that takes into account the whole person including all aspects of one’s lifestyle. Our company employs a multi-disciplinary approach to age management medicine and is comprised of board certified and licensed physician, dietitian, pharmacist, health care and wellness professionals dedicated to optimizing quality of life.

Balance strives to provide all patients with thorough examination to find the root of the problem and a customized approach for treatment. We collaborate with fully licensed and certified laboratories and compounding pharmacies that provide state of the art blood analysis and evidence-based therapeutics for optimizing the aging process. The medical staff at Balance Health and Wellness Centers utilizes your body’s information, from physical examination, medical history and laboratory blood work to create an individualized plan of evidence-based therapies to improve your quality of life.

We are all different genetically, therefore we are all a little different biochemically.  Each patient gets a treatment plan tailored specifically for them, based on their individual genetic background, their history and test findings.” -Dr. John DeLuca, MD.

With the use of the best traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine we aim to help patients heal, not just treat their symptoms. We assist patients with removing obstacles that keep them from reaching their genetic potential. At Balance, we help people regain, maintain and optimize their health.

With specialization in Age Management Medicine, Detoxification and Nutrition, Weight Loss, Sports Medicine Rehabilitation & Exercise, IV nutritional therapy and Internal Medicine, we ensure that all patient’s will regain Balance in their lives.

To view our services and the approach we take, please click here!

Offices in Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment: 888-510-2294

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