FITLIFE With Yoga Instructor Angella Tortorici


On Wednesday afternoon from 12pm-1pm I get to spend an hour with our awesome Yoga instructor, Angella Tortorici.  Angella has been teaching this Vinyassa class for almost two years and it’s always a good challenge for both the mind and body.  We have anywhere from 3-8 participants with both beginner and advanced students.  If you find time on a Wednesday during lunch and want to relieve stress stop in and join us!  Continue reading “FITLIFE With Yoga Instructor Angella Tortorici”

FITLIFE with Rich Stark, Owner Of The Phoenix Ale Central Kitchen


Today I spent some time with good friend and FITLIFE member Rich Stark in our gym and at his Gastropub in central Phoenix.  Rich came to FITLIFE back in December of 2007, courtesy of our next door neighbors, Foothills Physical Therapy.  Like many active people who complete physical therapy, Rich wanted to continue his prescription exercise  Continue reading “FITLIFE with Rich Stark, Owner Of The Phoenix Ale Central Kitchen”

FITLIFE at Schwartz Laser Eye Clinic with Dr. Marc Bloomenstein

Today I am visiting with a a very good friend and FITLIFE Health Systems client, Dr. Marc Bloomenstein, at his office in Scottsdale. Marc is an avid fitness enthusiast who was referred to FITLIFE 3 years ago by our next door neighbors, Foothills Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy. Marc began his journey with us in our Functinal Training Program continuing his rehabilitation exercises to return to his fitness activities including hiking, jogging and resistance training. Because of his commitment to fitness, he recovered from his injury, and now continues to use our LifeStyle Management program to improve his overall fitness level. Another busy client with a demanding schedule Marc makes time for himself 3 times a week!

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FITLIFE at Horizon High School with Head Athletic Trainer Nick Stein, AT



This afternoon finds me at Horizon High Schools Athletic Training room , one of my old stomping grounds, with a good friend, Nick Stein.  I spent 5 great years as the Athletic Trainer at Horizon before starting FITLIFE. Nick is the Head Athletic Trainer at his alma matter and a busy guy. He is responsible for the well being of over 400 student athletes.  With the end of the football season he has a little more breathing room although basketball, soccer and wrestling are just getting started. Nick is always on the run, but was kind enough to catch up for a few minutes.  Continue reading “FITLIFE at Horizon High School with Head Athletic Trainer Nick Stein, AT”

FITLIFE at Scottsdale Medicine Institute with Dr. David Carfagno

Today I’m visiting with an old friend Dr. David Carfagno who founded the Scottsdale Medicine Institute. I met Dave almost 30 years ago when I worked at the Lincoln Institute for Athletic Medicine, an outpatient Sports Medicine Clinic owned by John C. Lincoln (JCL) Hospital. While attending Arizona State University he was required to complete an internship before graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. He decided to contact JCL and lucky for us he landed at Lincoln! Dave and I have stayed in touch over the years and this year he graciously agreed to be FITLIFE Health Systems sideline physician at Salt River High School. Dr. Carfagno really enjoys sports and his commitment say it all.
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FITLIFE at Horizon, Desert Mountain and Xavier


This week is a group effort from the staff at Fitlife Health Systems.  I decided to introduce 3 young ladies who have had outstanding volleyball careers at their respective schools and have spent many hours at FITLIFE preparing and repairing their bodies.  These 3 seniors are from left to right, Kat Yung – Horizon High School, Lily Leistiko – Desert Mountain High School and Laine Wagner – Xavier College Preparatory.

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