Premier Life Planning Care Management Improves Healthcare in San Diego

Premier Life Planning Care Management Improves Healthcare in San Diego

No matter what age you are, your health should be one of the most important aspects of your life! We created an entire section of articles revolving around health and fitness for a reason! We believe it is so important to create a life for yourself that you know is the best life for your body, mind and soul. We sat down to talk with two wonderful women who are helping people all over the country stay in check with their help, and assisting them whenever they need a little bit extra. First, meet Liz Shifflett from Premier Life Planning Care Management, and hear about how this company helps the community:

When Liz and others in her company go out in the community, they help with many different things, including hospital visits and medication. In this video clip, they explain how they help those who are looking to stay out of the hospital as much as possible:

They also made sure to explain to me how they help clients designate a Power of Attorney, and what that truly means. Many people do not setup a Power of Attorney, and when they’ve passed, the process of finding solutions to complicated issues becomes much more difficult. Watch this clip for more information:

People are taking many medications and sometimes they don’t know what they are taking or if the side effects are hurting them more than the solutions they provide. Premier Life Planning will help clients make sure their medication schedule is working well for them, and that they are taking the right medications. They meet every few weeks, or anytime sooner, when each client needs assistance. If you have questions about what to do if you missed a dose of your medication, you can call them anytime, even at 1:00am and they will be there for their client. Watch this clip to see what issues can evolve into bigger problems if they’re not solved quickly. You will also meet Suzanne Hanas in this clip, who is the owner of the Premier Life Planning company and truly has a passion for what she does, as does Liz:

They are certified by the Alzheimers Association of America, so if you have questions about orientation or memory issues, please do not hesitate to get in touch with them. Here is how you can contact them:

You can also download their new mobile app, A Touch of Health, and take a quick quiz that will help you evaluate where your health is at today. You can take the quiz anytime, and multiple times, to try to, over time, increase your score and better your health. Here’s all the details about the mobile app:

If you’re looking for someone to help you care for your parents or grandparents here in San Diego as they age, feel free to reach out to Suzanne or Liz from Premiere Life Planning. They would be happy to talk with you more about your individual needs and set you up with a plan for success! No matter what age you are, make sure your health is number one on your priority list, and continue to check in on yourself. We all want to live the San Diego lifestyle for as long as we can!

What is a Gummy Smile? Can Botox Help?

What is a Gummy Smile? Can Botox Help?

There are Options to Fix Your Gummy Smile

When you ask people to name the first thing they notice about another person, they most likely will say their smile. It is true that a lovely smile is the best part of your look that you can wear every day. In 2016, Americans spent close to $1.4 billion on products sold over-the-counter to whiten the teeth.

Next to hair care, maintenance and proper care of an individual’s smile are the top money makers in cosmetic and medical procedures today. With a new generation comes a fixation of having the perfect smile with pearly white teeth.

Just take a look at the hottest celebrity list, and you will notice as their Hollywood status grows, so does their expenses to maintain the appearance that helped them become famous. On the way up the ladder of fame and fortune, it is not uncommon to see a new and improved smile appear in their transition.

Other than straighter, whiter teeth, another issue people complain about it the appearance they have when they smile due to their top gums revealing too much in their smile. In the medical world, this is called having a “gummy smile.”

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What is a Gummy Smile?

The term “gummy smile” has only lately entered the dental world as a means of describing the condition where the patient has a larger amount of gums visible when they smile or open their mouth.

Gummy smiles appear, well, overly-gummy, when the teeth, gums, and upper jaw are not flowing in harmony with one another. The top lip position plays a role in this conditions as well. The combination of the following attributes to gummy smiles:

  • The shape and size of the teeth
  • The gum tissue amount on display
  • The degree of movement and length of the upper lip
  • Positioning of the teeth and upper jaw with the skull

Those who suffer from this condition could have the prettiest teeth in the world, but with the overexposure of the gums, no one rarely notices them.

 

A gummy smile is when the ratio of gums exposed versus teeth is higher. If when you look in the mirror and smile you see a larger amount of the top gums than you do your teeth, you have a “gummy smile.”

An aesthetically “correct” smile is when no more than one to two millimeter of gums show when the teeth become exposed. Of course, as they say, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

What matters most is how the person views themselves when they look in the mirror. If you are self-conscience because when you look at yourself, you see more pink than white in your smile, you may want to consider seeking a solution.

What Causes abnormal visible gums?

The esthetic zone, also known as the smile line –the teeth that show when you smile is due to several factors, these are:

  • The Abnormal Development of Teeth: Teeth hidden under excessive amounts of gums may appear to be too short when the teeth are the correct length; they just seem short due to the amount of tissue that overlaps the actual tooth.
  • Overactive Upper Lip: When the muscle that controls movements of the upper lip is overactive, this can cause the lip to rise higher than it would normally. When this happens, more of the gums will be exposed when you laugh or smile.
  • Upper Jaw Misalignment: If the bone in the upper jaw grew and developed incorrectly, this could cause a gummy smile. Protrusions in the gum tissue can be reasons of a gummy smile.
  • Grinding or Clenching Teeth: Most people are aware that grinding and clenching their teeth can cause damage. However, what they may not know is by doing so, this also can lead to a gummy smile down the road.
  • Excessive Tooth Wear: Wearing down your teeth can cause the gum-to-tooth ratio to shift. The teeth move but so do the gums with the loss of bone structure, making them protrude and take over your smile.

Is Botox an Option for Gummy Smiles?

You probably already know that Botox is a successful treatment plan for many different cosmetic and medical purposes. Botox injections are safe, efficient, and effective for everything from wrinkles in the forehead to ridding migraine headaches.

So, what does this have to do with restorative dental procedures and gummy smiles? Well, would it surprise you to know that Botox is one the leading methods used in correcting a gummy smile?

Botox injections are an effective treatment for people hoping to diminish the appearance of their gummy smile.

The procedure is easy and quick and often referred to as the “gummy smiles reduction technique”– where Botox injections are given in the upper lip, limiting the gum tissue seen when the person smiles.

If you are interested in learning about Botox injections for correcting your gummy smile in San Diego, consider contacting Dr. Alex Roher at San Diego Botox.

Common Questions About your Gummy Smile

How do I know if I am a candidate for Botox if I have a “Gummy Smile”?

If when you smile you see more gums than you do teeth, you are probably an excellent candidate for Botox injections into the gums.  A quick consultation will make this determination!

Who should I trust to do my Botox injections for my Gummy Smile?

The most important thing is that the person doing your Botox injections is a trained professional that specializes in Botox injections. With there being many nerves around and in the mouth, it is critical that you choose a professional with great online reviews.

Is Botox permanent?

Just like with other treatments Botox is used for, the results are not permanent. Botox is a temporary procedure that freezes the muscles that are responsible for lifting your lips when you smile.  The results can last up to six months.

In Closing

Having a gummy smile is not the end of the world, but some people are self-conscious and are hesitant to smile. Now you know, there is an option to fix this issue!

*This article sponsored by: San Diego Botox*

I Almost Died Before Going Organic

I Almost Died Before Going Organic

Overcoming So Much, Tara Mackey Now Lives an Organic Lifestyle

“Nature has a medicine cabinet, you just have to open it.-Unknown

Tara Mackey is an incredibly inspiring woman who, after being on many different prescription drugs for many years, decided to quit taking them all, and begin looking for natural alternatives instead. She has since learned about so many wonderful natural products, herbs and vitamins that have completely changed her life. Her website theorganiclifeblog.com features stories of her life experiences and how she uses her natural remedies in her day-to-day life. Watch this video to hear about her past, how she came to be who she is today, and a bit more about her new book Cured by Nature:

Tara was born in New York, and moved out here to California when she was tired of her medications, and decided to “take a leap of faith”. She knew she needed to make a big change in her life, and decided moving out west was the perfect solution. When she got off the train in Encinitas, she immediately found the Self Realization Center in Encinitas, which she absolutely fell in love with.

Tara was on 14 different pharmaceutical medications for 11 years starting when she was 13 years old. All of the medications were very intense, and by the time she was 24, she had studied to become a scientist and wanted to continue her education in science. She had temporary goals, but then she also had other goals, such as simply wanting to be happy. She felt absolutely miserable and the more pills she took, the worst she felt. So, she came off all of her drugs cold turkey, (which she does not recommend), but throughout this process, she learned more about life than she was prepared to learn. She started reading books she had never read before, and started looking for natural alternatives to the medications she had been on. Within a week of being off her pills, she had found a natural alternative to almost everything she had been taking previously, and knew that organic living was the answer.

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In Tara’s book, Cured by Nature, she explains how you can be happy and live your best life. She goes into deep, personal detail about her journey and life story, and she shares with you many natural remedies that may also help you in your own life.

You can purchase Tara’s new book Cured by Nature here and you can also find it in some local San Diego shops and cafes. Make sure to visit her website for new blog stories posted often, and follow her on Instagram for daily inspiration! Have you already tried a natural remedy? What have you tried, and how did you like it? We’d love to hear!

Pure Barre Del Mar Isn’t Quite What You’d Expect

Pure Barre Del Mar Isn’t Quite What You’d Expect

Pure Barre Del Mar is a Barre studio that offers different classes throughout the week for those looking for a bit different workout then they are normally used to! If you’re a San Diego resident and you’ve never tried a Barre class before, make sure to stop by Pure Barre Del Mar and chat with the staff! They will give you a week free pass, and show you the types of exercises they will be doing and the attire to wear to class.

I caught up with Mandy Eisenhart, the owner of Pure Barre Del Mar, to talk with her before and after my very first barre class, and she explained to me exactly how it would go. I had never heard of Barre before and I did not know what it was at all. I was pretty nervous, but shared at the end how it went based on my expectations. Check it out here:

Pure Barre Del Mar has been in the Pacific Highlands Ranch Village of shops, restaurants (like Dolce at the Highlands, Crudo, Luna Grill and Breakfast Republic coming soon!) and other unique stores for three years now. Mandy’s Barre studio here in PHR was voted Best Fitness Studio in the County, and after just one class, I could see why!

What exactly is Barre??

Pure Barre is a low impact workout that focuses on the smaller groups of muscles. Every Barre class utilizes a ballet bar to do movements but you do not have to know anything about ballet to do it. You’re doing very small muscle contractions the entire class, which makes your muscles start to shake. Then you focus on that shake, and it actually changes your muscles for the better.

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I survived my first class, and it was really nothing like I expected. It was a mix of ballet, hip hop, and what I would call “Zumba for the new age” A lot of people have asked me if it is anything like yoga, and I would say not that much at all. With yoga classes I always feel pressured when I walk in the room to remain silent, be serious, and know most of the motions ahead of time. With Barre, the music drives the class and the instructor helps you a lot with each position. Every time you come back you get better at each motion.

Is it hard?

Yes, but would you want your workout to be easy? It is not extremely tough and the music helps you get through it. During the class, you work the tops of your thighs, inner and outer thighs, then stretch your legs out. Then you work your seat, and stretch even more on the floor. Then you work out your abs, which is one of the more intense parts of the class. Even teachers that have been teaching for 5 years can feel the burn of each abdominal muscle and the soreness afterward from the smaller motions.

Pure Barre Del Mar

At Pure Barre Del Mar they have a 45 minute new class called Pure Empower, targeting the whole body, but you can always modify any part of the workout to make it even more simple. 14 people can come to the Pure Empower class.

Then there is the Classic Barre class which focuses more on tiny movements and motions to get your muscles to shake, and that class can hold up to 20 people. It is a bit harder than Empower, but they have clients from age 18 all the way up to 70 who have taken and loved Barre classes.

Pure Barre Del Mar

How often do people come for classes?

Most clients come to Pure Barre Del Mar 5 days a week. Some come 3-4 times a week, which is a good frequency where you really start to feel results.

What do you wear to a Barre class?

You wear socks, (sticky socks work the best, like the ones you get when you visit a child trampoline park) and leggings or capris, along with a comfortable tank top. Pure Barre Del Mar has tons of cute tops and sticky socks for sale if you need anything for class.

Pure Barre Del Mar

How much does it cost?

If you have never done Pure Barre and you are a local San Diego resident, your first week of Barre will be free at Pure Barre Del Mar! After that it is $99/month for unlimited classes. They also host fun events for Halloween or different types of holiday events. Make sure to stop by the studio located in Pacific Highlands Ranch and see for yourself what Barre is all about! Let me know how sore you are the next day, and if you start going regularly after your first class!!

Fit Athletic Club Delivers Results – Making Fitness and Healthy Living Fun

Fit Athletic Club Delivers Results – Making Fitness and Healthy Living Fun

Interview with Jim Patterson, Director of Personal Training at Fit Athletic Club in Solana Beach

We recently became members at Fit Athletic Club in Solana Beach, and it is awesome! It has been voted as one of the best gym in San Diego by San Diego A List for a reason.

Over the last several years, we have been members of a couple different country clubs here in San Diego North County, but we recently moved within the San Diego city limits, which gave us access to all the wonderful public golf courses in the City of San Diego at massively discounted prices. In addition, we get access to the advanced reservation system for these courses. Although this is really awesome, we no longer had a gym membership that was part of our country club membership.

We looked at several gyms near our new home and our office, and set out some criteria for selecting a new gym:

  • A club that gets us fit and healthy
  • Great member service, so we don’t feel like a number
  • Convenient to home or work
  • Wide selection of equipment and free weights
  • Skilled and knowledgeable personal trainers
  • Group exercise classes
  • Convenient parking
  • Not over crowded
  • Price of membership
  • Convenient hours
  • Child care
  • Nice locker rooms and shower facilities

Also, as part of the preparation for our wedding, we wanted to hire a personal trainer to whip us into shape over a three month timeframe.

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We visited four different clubs/gyms that varied in pricing, service, hours and amenities. We down-selected to three options:  Crunch in Carmel Valley, Bay Club in Carmel Valley, and Fit Athletic Club in Solana Beach.

Crunch is nice new club close to our new home. It has a very reasonable joining and monthly fee, and it is brand new. However, the demographic is heavily weighted to people in their teens and early 20s, and the personal training staff wasn’t very experienced.

Bay Club is between our home and our office. It is an awesome club, similar to one of the country club where we were a member. However, the membership, even without the golf (Fairbanks Ranch Country Club) was pretty high relative to the other gyms. I think if you are looking for more of a country club experience, with a restaurant, lots of kids activities, wonderful tennis facilities, and couple of pool area (one exclusively for adults), it is a great club.

Fit Athletic Solana Beach

Fit Athletic Club in Solana Beach provides a balance of being a true service gym with experienced personal trainers, great hours, and a member demographic that ranges from early 20s to people in their 60s. They offer a variety of group fitness classes ranging from spin to yoga to Zumba to core to beach bootcamps. The are always improving the gym and recently installed new equipment in the Solana Beach location. The Solana Beach and Carmel Mountain Ranch locations of Fit were previously owned by Frogs Club One, but they have been totally renovated and seem brand new. The location is convenient to our office, and it has everything that we wanted in a gym at a reasonable price. We have been working out there for over four months now, and we love it! Although we don’t always need the child care, it is great to have it. Fit has a mobile app that replaces the need for a member ID and it also provides updates on classes and activities.  A nice benefit of the club is that they also have lots of tasty food and beverages for both pre and post workout.

The downtown location of Fit is primary and 20s and 30s demographic that you’d expect in an urban area, and the Carmel Mountain Ranch location has a of families that you would expect in a suburban area. The downtown location also hosts adult pool parties for its members during the summer months, some of which are available to the members from the other locations.

We were recently able to get an interview with Jim Patterson, who is the Director of Personal Training at Fit Solana Beach. As it turns out, Jim was also our trainer for the three months leading up to our wedding. We loved that experience and he continues to be a great resource and good friend to us.  Check-out our interview here:

Amanda:    Hey everyone. It’s Amanda with the San Diego Lifestyle. I’m here today with Jim Patterson from FIT in Solana Beach. It’s in amazing gym. I met Jim a few months ago when I was getting ready for my wedding. My fiancé and I were looking all over for a good gym in San Diego where we could train.

We were looking for something personalized and private in a great setting, but also a good community. We came to FIT and it was a great place. I’d like to ask you today about the location and the people here. Tell me about FIT and why it’s in Solana Beach.

Jim:           The original FIT club was in Houston. We moved out to San Diego and opened up downtown next to Petco Park. It’s a really beautiful gym. The cardio there is easy to do, because you’re looking out at one of the most beautiful baseball stadiums in the world. We then acquired two of the former Frog’s locations. We did a full renovation with all new cardio equipment and weight resistance.

Amanda:    When was that?

Jim:           That was in 2013. I came on about four months after the start of the renovations. We went from orange and green walls with broken down equipment to top-of-the line weight resistance equipment, cardiorespiratory equipment, a full sports performance area and all-new paint. We got rid of the orange and green.

Amanda:    It looks amazing. You have art from local artists hanging on the walls.

Jim:           Yes. One of the finer galleries here in Solana Beach has showcased art here. We change it out every month. If you have any questions about the art, you can also purchase it from here.

Amanda:    Tell me about the trainers, what you specialize in and what people come here for.

Jim:           I’ve been in the industry for about 18 years. I grew up here in San Diego and went to Colorado for school. I came back and immediately started working as a trainer. I’ve been doing this for 18 years now. This is the most solid, educated training staff I’ve ever created. It’s a fantastic group of people. They are highly educated.

No one has anything less than five years of experience. The majority have degrees and multiple nationally recognized certifications. It’s a buyer beware industry. You have to make sure that you interview your trainer, make sure they know what they’re talking about and they have a good level of education. You’re the product. You want to make sure that you’re safe and getting good results.

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Amanda:    Do you work with younger people or older people?

Jim:           All across the board. It can be a little intimidating because we have such top-of-the-line equipment and we are considered more of a boutique type gym. We have a culture of fun and support. Everyone knows each other and supports each other. There are people in amazing shape, and instead of being intimidating, it’s highly motivating.

Amanda:    There is such a motivating vibe around here. I know you have a lot of cool classes. You also have a spin room. What is spin all about?

Jim:           They like to call it cycle. The word “spin” denotes that you’re spinning in circles and wasting time. These people are serious business. We cater to them as best as we can. The bikes are always perfect. There is a towel waiting for them when they get there. We have an amazing industrial sized AC system here. We don’t keep it too cold. We keep it on just enough so that you can still get a great sweat, but you’re not dying in there. You’re not doing yoga, you’re cycling.

Amanda:    What room are we in here?

Jim:           This is our group exercise room. This is a huge room. You can do anything in here from pilates to barre classes to the usual cardio funk, which people love. We highlight it over at the Belly Up with Carrie. She has a cardio funk class and she has a dance troupe as well. We put on a party over there. We sold it out in about five minutes. There was a line around the block. We were blown away.

Amanda:    Tell me about the other areas. I know you have the turf area.

Jim:           That’s our sports performance area. We’re working with sleds, TRX, physio balls, kettlebells and FreeMotion, which is a pulley-style piece of equipment. We have a sled simulator. We have a parachute simulator. Anything you want to improve on sports performance, corrective exercise or the old “functional” training. You can put functional into any type of exercise. If you’re moving your joints, it’s functional.

Amanda:    On the other side, you have free weights and weight equipment.

Jim:           Yes. I like to call it the meathead section. That’s where we have all of our heavy weights. I’m a recovering meathead. We have chest press, squats and leg presses. We have all of the good stuff that you can stack weight onto and bounce around.

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Right outside of there is our outdoor area. We have a full CrossFit rig with another complement of dumbbells as well as two Muay Thai bags and boxing bags. We have a really good boxing class that’s held twice a week out there.

Kim Brutzman, one of my master trainers has a misfits class. That one is women only. We have that two times a week. It’s gotten so popular that she’s had to let the guys in and create a co-ed class as well. That’s just as supportive as the women only class. It’s impressive to see when women are in that situation how much they support each other. With guys, we’re sizing each other up and saying, “I’m going to beat that dude down.” There’s a lot of support in there. It’s good to see.

Amanda:    You also have a dedicated stretching room. This is something that I don’t see at very many gyms. I’m always wandering around, trying to find a little spot where I can stretch. You have so many things in there.

Jim:           Yes. There is really good padding in there. It has mirrors all around so that you can watch your form, especially if you’re doing something like yoga. It also has a full-length bar along the wall. You can use that for attaching pieces of equipment to or to help you stretch out. There is a whole set of foam rollers. There are different types of rollers. There are racquetball and lacrosse practice balls, which are really good to get deep into the muscle.

Amanda:    Tell me about the FitKids. That was a huge selling point for me.

Jim:           There are a lot of toys in there. It’s the size of two rooms. You can come in and drop them off. You can do monthly or daily, whatever works best for you. If you think you’ll be bringing them here three times a week, you want to do it on a monthly basis. It helps a lot of people with busy schedules, like moms with a lot going on. It’s great to be able to drop them off and get your sweat on.

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Amanda:    You also have amazing facilities in the back. The women’s bathroom is amazing. It’s like a spa in there. What else do you have?

Jim:           We have executive style lockers. We completely gutted it. Everything in there is brand new, all the way down to the wood in the sauna. Every tile is new. All of the fixtures are new. It’s very modern contemporary. You get a good feel when you go in there. It feels like a high-end hotel. You can make sure all of your things are safe in the lockers.

It’s a selling point with a lot of gyms. You want clean, friendly and well-maintained. Clean really starts with the bathrooms. No one wants to go into a gas station toilet.

Amanda:    I know that you have some upcoming and ongoing events.

Jim:           We always have something going on. It does kick up a notch in the summer time. If you’re working for that summer body, you’ll want to show it off. We have downtown pool parties that we sponsor with different high-end hotels downtown. We also have a monthly barbecue, resort style at the Carmel Mountain Ranch.

They have a very nice pool over there with gazebos and a lot of open space for barbecues and pool parties. It is a little more family oriented in parts of it because that is more of what Carmel Mountain ranch is versus downtown. There are not a lot of kids at the pool parties downtown.

Amanda:    There’s something for everyone.

Jim:           Yes. We’re also sponsoring a golf tournament to benefit Urban Angels, which feeds the homeless downtown. Each gym puts on things with its members. There are beach barbecues and bootcamp workouts.

Amanda:    The beach is less than a mile, maybe a half mile from here.

Jim:           It’s not even half a mile. It’s right across the street and down that path about 75 yards.

Amanda:    Thank you so much for talking about what it’s like here. It’s such an incredible gym. I know there are a ton of people in Solana Beach right now wondering where to go. Do you have any final words of wisdom for those people looking to get in shape but don’t know where to go?

Jim:           These are things that apply outside of the gym as well. If you come to FIT, you can utilize them here, but you can also do them anywhere. It’s all about motivation. Everyone has in the back of their head, “I have to lose 10 or 20 pounds.” When it goes from your head to your heart, that’s when you get the motivation to do that. It can happen in a lot of different ways. It could be a doctor’s office visit. You get an EKG and it’s not good.

Don’t let it get to that point. If you have some pounds to shed, you know it’s affecting your heart. Our heart is our ticker. You have to start doing something. You can walk on the beach, go for a small hike or go for a bike ride. Then start to investigate what you’re eating. That’s the key.

Find out your calorie intake and how many calories you need. Once you determine that, based on your activity level, body fat percentage and lean muscle mass, you get that number. You can go as far as you want to go with body fat reduction. Once you follow that, you will get to your goal. If you don’t do this, you will not reach your goal, no matter how hard you work out. You can work out as hard as you want, but if you eat a breakfast burrito afterwards, you negate that calorie burn.

You might feel better in your muscles. You might have a little more endurance. But dropping that weight is all around calories. You don’t have to suffer. Find out how many calories you need and you can eat the foods that you enjoy in the right amounts.

That way, you will stick to a nutrition plan. It becomes a lifestyle change. The other thing that I mentioned earlier when it comes to trainers is the safety component to exercise. You can go into any gym and pick up weights. Every time you walk out, you say, “Did I just get closer to my goal?”

Or you can talk to a professional. I’m not saying that you need a trainer for the rest of your life. You can have four or five sessions. Get a program designed for you. Then you can walk into any gym in the world and say, “I know exactly what I need to do to get myself to my goal.”

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Amanda:    People don’t want to put that on a trainer. They don’t want to say, “I’m only going to use you for a month.” That’s good to hear that a trainer appreciates that.

Jim:           Yes. Especially at higher end gyms, you won’t have to worry about that. Maybe at other gyms, it’s a bit different. They look for volume. With FIT, you are our marketing. We get you great results. We give you a fantastic gym. We give you a good experience. You’re going to tell your friends. We don’t want to plaster it all over trucks and buses. We want people talking about it. We give you the best possible product. We get you the best possible results. You go out and tell your friends. They come and see us.

Amanda:    I can’t wait to tell my friends at my wedding when I’m fit. Thank you so much for everything that you’ve done for me.

Jim:           Just bring me some cake. Thank you.

Discover the Secret to Healthy & Young-Looking Skin

Discover the Secret to Healthy & Young-Looking Skin

Luxury Skincare, Eyelash and Eyebrow Services Provided by Experts in Del Mar

“Live every moment, laugh every day, love beyond words.” -Anonymous

I stopped into Love to Live Spa the other day on my way to the beach to talk with co-owner Ashley about the services they provide. I was immediately impressed with the bright friendly space, Kombucha from Kombucha Culture on tap, and the knowledge that Ashley provided. Watch this video to see a few of the things we talked about:

What IS Love to Live?

Ashley and her “better half” Jay started Love to Live Spa when they realized that they had a unique passion for providing to those who enjoy a luxury lifestyle here in San Diego. The spa is a full service salon that provides skincare, lashes, eyebrows, Botox, fillers and permanent makeup services. See before and after photos here.

Love to Live Spa Del Mar

Where is Love to Live located?

The spa is in Del Mar, right across from the polo fields. They have a pretty large (free) parking lot so there are no worries when it comes to finding a spot or having to pay. In the same area, you can also grab a bite to eat at Market restaurant, look for a home at Berkshire Hathaway, or receive dry-cleaning services right next door to Love to Live. There is a large sign right outside the spa, so you’ll know you’re in the right place as soon as you pull up!

The luxury atmosphere in Del Mar attracts women that take great care of their skin, and usually receive services every few weeks. Unlike a hair or nail salon, this spa allows you to get your brows groomed every few weeks, your eyelashes done, your Botox and filler, etc. A lot of the Love to Live clients value this spa because they know they can trust every professional that works there. Everyone on the Love to Live team is very experienced and loves what they do.

Love to Live Spa Del Mar

What services does Love to Live provide?

When Ashley is not managing the business side of things, she helps men and women with skincare services such as peels, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, micro needling, and other results-driven treatments. She also does eyelash extensions. She prefers volume eyelashes because they are softer and not damaging for natural lashes. A lot of clients can wear them for five years without needing to take a break from them at all. It is just like when you get your nails done; you go every few weeks, and it just becomes part of loving your life and taking care of yourself.

Others who work at Love to Live include Aleicia, an eyebrow specialist with over 20 years of experience in the business, Brittany who provides luxury eyelash services, and Darcy who specializes in Botox and fillers. Each person working at Love to Live has a true passion for helping women (and men) love to live more. They are all incredibly smart, and very friendly!

Love to Live Spa Del Mar

Can I book an appointment online?

Ashley and the entire staff at Love to Live truly enjoys helping clients. Simply stop by their Del Mar location (tell them Amanda sent you!) to reserve your time in their schedule. If you’re not close by, you can book an appointment for another day via the “Reserve Now” menu button on their website. They are also so excited to roll out a new service, where you can book an online skincare consultation via their new Skype format! Learn more about that here. (There are some short videos that explain how it works.) Either way, make sure you take some time for your health and your body to sit down and talk with Ashley or another member of Love to Live and you’ll be on your way to feeling more beautiful, and not having to work so hard at it. You deserve it!

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