“Lifestyle management is the future of healthcare," commented Woodson Merrell, M.D. "APOGEE Life Style is truly on the cutting edge of this movement with physical fitness, nutrition and stress management as key components of APOGEE Wellness programs."
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White Plains, NY (PRWEB) December 9, 2009
APOGEE Life Style, owners of APOGEE Pilates & Wellness Centers and Power Pilates, announced that Dr. Woodson Merrell has been appointed APOGEE’s Integrative Health Advisor.
Dr. Merrell is Chairman of the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, Manhattan campus of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Merrell is author of Power Up (previously titled The Source), offering a blueprint for optimal energy, radiant health and ideal weight.
“We are pleased to have one of the nation’s preeminent integrative medicine specialists join the APOGEE team,” commented Irv Cohen, President of APOGEE Life Style. “APOGEE is committed to providing the highest standards in wellness programming for our clients. As we grow the APOGEE brand, Dr. Merrell’s medical expertise will enhance the development of our whole body approach to health and healing through innovative movement, nutrition and stress-management programming.”
“When I was introduced to APOGEE’s integrative and personal approach to fitness and overall well being, I immediately saw APOGEE as an extension of my philosophy,” explained Dr. Merrell. “APOGEE is working with its clients to inspire healthy and active lifestyles based on many of the core principles of good health that I have seen enhance the health of my own patients.”
Dr. Merrell continued, “A motivating environment that allows for the focus of the health of the whole person, much like integrative medicine, is the ideal model for improving the health of Americans. I look forward to working with APOGEE’s fitness and wellness professionals to develop consumer wellness programs for APOGEE’s Pilates & Wellness Centers and professional certification programs for Power Pilates.”
Dr. Merrell added, “Lifestyle management is the future of healthcare. APOGEE is truly on the cutting edge of this movement. Over 50% of all chronic illness in the U.S. is preventable or reversible by lifestyle change with physical fitness, nutrition and stress management being the cornerstones – all key components of APOGEE Wellness programs. Additionally, in my experience with increasing energy in patients, core training – strengthening and engaging muscles of the abdomen and torso – is an essential part of optimum health. APOGEE Pilates & Wellness Centers focus on these fundamentals in a nurturing and motivating integrative environment.”
Calendar Notes – Upcoming APOGEE Events Featuring Dr. Merrell:
February 12th and 13th, 2010
Dr. Merrell will be a featured speaker in APOGEE’s Power Pilates 2010 Power Higher Conference in Las Vegas, February 12-13, 2010, at the Hard Rock Hotel. The Conference is open to Pilates teacher trainers, Pilates instructors and anyone interested in furthering their Pilates education. For more information, visit http://www.PowerPilates.com or email PowerHigher(at)PowerPilates(dot)com.
About Woodson Merrell, M.D.
Dr. Woodson Merrell, named by New York magazine a “Leader for the New Millennium,” is chairman of the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, Manhattan campus of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Since 1985 he has maintained a high-profile private practice in integrative medicine and acupuncture on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Dr. Merrell is author of Power Up (previously titled The Source), the most comprehensive, authoritative, and cutting-edge health guide available on how to power up your energy, your health, and your life. In his more than twenty years of medical practice, Dr. Merrell has discovered core concepts about energy that draw on both Western and Eastern medical knowledge and healing practices. Dr. Merrell has chaired and been scientific director for numerous medical and consumer health care conferences, and is featured regularly in the national media for his expertise in integrative medicine.
About APOGEE Pilates & Wellness Centers, Westchester County, NY
APOGEE Pilates & Wellness Centers in Westchester County opened its flagship location in White Plains, NY in March 2009, followed by its second center in Bedford Hills, NY. An entirely new concept in wellness inspired by the Pilates lifestyle, APOGEE Pilates & Wellness Centers transcend the traditional Pilates studio or gym. Providing extraordinary environments for healthy living, APOGEE’s wellness centers in Westchester County empower people through integrative movement, nutrition and community programs. At APOGEE centers, fitness and wellness programming is combined with world-class Power Pilates instruction, personalized service and an inspired staff to create a lifestyle of health, healing and prevention for members.
For more information about APOGEE’s full menu of fitness and wellness services, and for the latest in health and wellness news and tips from the APOGEE blog, newsletter and podcasts, please visit http://www.apogeelifestyle.com or call 914.644.8884. APOGEE can also be found on Facebook (http://www.Facebook.com/APOGEEWellness) and Twitter (http://www.Twitter.com/APOGEEWellness).
About APOGEE Life Style, LLC
APOGEE Life Style is a fully integrated health and wellness company synonymous with healthy lifestyles, fitness, personal care and nutrition. For more information on APOGEE Life Style, please visit http://www.apogeelifestyle.com/About-Us/APOGEELifestyleLLC.aspx.