Health Care Partners
SweetWater Health has partnered with a wide variety of health care and fitness practitioners, offering our members a diverse selection of health improvement venues to suit your interests and needs.
The Happy Body, a fitness program developed for anyone that wants to be youthful, was created by Aniela and Jerzy Gregorek. Aniela and Jerzy are both former professional athletes, as well as professional coaches and personal trainers. Over the years, they have transformed hundreds of people, from housewives and physicians to athletes and celebrities, who came to them with every conceivable body shape and desire. Some wanted to improve their athletic performance; others had never trained before and wanted to lose weight and be attractive; still others just wanted to be able to get down on the floor and play with their grandchildren. But regardless of the words they used to explain why they wanted coaching, there was a clear pattern in their motivations: Everyone wanted to be youthful. Aniela and Jerzy have devoted the last three decades of their lives to finding solutions to this universal goal. In the course of this search, they invented The Happy Body program.
The LifeWaves® Cycles Exercise® Program is about you. We know that exercise is important. But what really matters is doing the right thing at the right time to ensure that you feel energized, turn back the clock to regain your youth, and overcome obstacles. For over 20 years, LifeWaves® has been on the leading edge of customized workout plans. The Cycles Exercise® Program has been studied by Harvard's Mind/Body Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School, the Neuroscience Institute at SUNY, St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. What has been found is that the path to health and performance improvements is unique for every person. Changing you for the better, the natural way, is what LifeWaves® is all about. Exercise for you, and no one else.
Pacific Healing Arts – Lee Holden, founder of Pacific Healing Arts, is an internationally known instructor in meditation, tai chi, and qi gong, lecturing and teaching workshops in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Lee is a graduate of U.C., Berkeley, with a BA in Psychology. A “Doctor of Chinese Medicine,” Holden is also a graduate of Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, widely considered the leading acupuncture college in the U.S. He also works as a stress management consultant to many corporations in Silicon Valley, including Apple, 3COM, and Cisco. Pacific Healing Arts offers a wide variety of therapies, including Acupuncture, Qi Gong, and Holistic Health based on individual preference and needs.
Chirofit – Dr. Ellen Rencher is a Gonstead Certified Chiropractor, specializing in sports injuries as well as acute and chronic back, neck and disc conditions. Dr. Rencher is also a Sports Physiologist and a Nutrition and Diet counselor. She is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston for Exercise Physiology in Cardiology and did her Internship at Massachusetts General Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. She was Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in New York and owner of a private training company. Chirofit offers chiropractic, massage and exercise rehabilitation as well as nutrition and sport workshops and clinics.
Yoga Center Los Gatos – Jan “Hutch” Hutchins opened the Yoga Center of Los Gatos in 2001. A yogi, shaman and sage, he's been professionally involved with health, sports, consciousness and yoga for 38 years. His authentic spirit, healing energy, wisdom, sense of humor and attention to individual needs make his classes unique. A Yale graduate, Hutch has lived transformation, excelling at several careers prior to opening the Yoga Center. For 20 years he was a television journalist in the Bay Area. He's run Community PR for the San Francisco Giants, produced Emmy award winning children's television programs and held numerous public service positions including serving as Mayor of Los Gatos. Instruction at Yoga Center Los Gatos is Heart and Spirit based, teaching the ways yoga transforms the self. Classes include flow yoga for those seeking a strenuous workout as well as gentle and stimulating transformational yoga and beginning yoga. Yoga Center Los Gatos is unique in offering Shamanic Dancing, Support Circles and Yoga with poetry venues.
Dr. Beverly Rubik – Dr. Beverly Rubik is a leading scientist internationally renowned for her research exploring frontier areas of science and medicine. In 1979, Dr. Rubik earned her doctorate in biophysics at the University of California at Berkeley. She has published over 60 papers in scientific and medical journals and 2 books. Dr. Rubik serves on the editorial board of several medical journals, including Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, and Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine. She was one of 18 hand-picked advisors to the original Office of Alternative Medicine at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), and she helped launch this new federal office through its startup years, from 1992 through 1997. Dr. Rubik is a faculty member at the Energy Medicine University where she teaches, amongst other things, courses on the Human Biofield, Bioelectromagnetics and Heart Rate Variability applied to clinical applications. She also provides laboratory, education and research services for the Health Medicine Institute and provides clients with testing and training in using Heart Rate Variability testing, analysis of the Autonomic Nervous System, Biofield measurement and Neurofeedback.
The Sally Edwards Company – Sally Edwards, MA, MBA is one of America 's leading experts in business, exercise science, and lifestyle living. She created the Heart Zones Training proprietary and branded training system. Sally is a best-selling author with more than 20 books and 500 articles on health and fitness including the popular book Heart Rate Monitor Guidebook and The Complete Book of Triathlons. This professional triathlete is a 16-time Ironman finisher, a member of the Triathlon Hall of Fame, and past winner of the ultra-marathon, the hundred mile Western States Endurance Run. Heart Zones USA created the original heart-rate training systems and continues today with added power meters, speed and distance monitors and specialty applications for weight management and much more. The iPhone App, UpBeat Workouts automatically matches your pace to the beats of your iTunes songs. Heart Zones offers free heart rate training resources to help you get started and on your way to fitness and health. The Zoning fitness program is ideal for those who seek wellness and are new to exercise. The worry free simplicity of Zoning is easy to learn and is attractive for people of all ages and fitness levels.
HeartMath – HeartMath was founded by Doc Childre in 1991 out of a deep care for people and the planet, and a desire to develop effective and scalable methods and technologies to help people self-regulate emotions and behaviors. They are dedicated to improving health, performance and well-being at home and in the workplace and provide products and services that enable people to transform stress, better regulate emotional responses and harness the power of heart/brain communication. HeartMath’s patented emWave technologies represent a breakthrough in personal feedback and stress reduction technology. emWave products measure heart rate variability, the study of flexibility in the human system. As breathing, heart, and brain are in synch, mental clarity and productivity are enhanced. The emWave technologies provide real time, immediate feedback and inspire users to make behavior and lifestyle changesThe emWave technology gives the user the power to sustain these changes.
Los Gatos Acupuncture and Qigong Center – Adam Atman is a Certified Board Acupuncturist and instructor, a Medical Herbalist, Medical Qigong practitioner and instructor and a Certified Massage Therapist. Adam has been studying Asian medicine in Europe, China, Japan and America for more than 32 years. He is host of The New Medicine Show where he reviews all the latest medical studies and news, typically from the viewpoint of natural medicine. Los Gatos Acupuncture and Qigong Center is a unique mix of alternative healing venues including Acupuncture, Qigong classes and Breathwork. The center sponsors group cleanses and weekend seminars each year and is a source of abundant educational information for alternative healing.