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NORTH ORANGE COUNTY • VOL XXXVI • NO.6 • EVEN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 ORANGECOUNTYLIVINGMAGAZINE.COM

Contents 14 - 21 HOME FASHION Smart Technology At The Window Elegantly Appointed Bring The Breezy Simplicity Of Shore Life Into Your Home The Art Of Closet Transformation Architectural Ornamentation

22 HOME THEATER It’s Time For An Upgrade

26 - 34 EXTERIORS & LANDSCAPING A Remarkable, Unique Patio Opening Roof System Take Back Your Backyard Keep Your Home Safe From Termites

38 - 41 HEALTH, BEAUTY & FITNESS A New, Simple Solution To The Sleep Apnea Epidemic Reshape Your Body In 20 Minutes!

ON THE COVER Smart home technology has arrived at the window with products like the Hunter Douglas PowerView™ Motorization, featured on the cover. This new wireless technology is available on a wide array of sophisticated window treatment designs and fits perfectly with today’s connected lifestyle. To see a variety of different Hunter Douglas products, you can visit Don’s Drapery Service, Inc., an authorized Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Gallery showroom located at 1261 N. Lakeview Ave., Suite M in Anaheim Hills. You can also call 714-577-9192 for more information, as well as get news about the new iPad application. www.donsdraperyservice.com. See their ad on page 2 and article on page 14.


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When you opt for convenience, you won’t have to sacrifice looks with PowerView Motorization from Hunter Douglas, shown here on Luminette® Privacy Sheers. The Pebble Remote is featured in Citron, one of seven on-trend hues.

Smart Technology at the Window Offers High Style and Convenience mart home products and systems are growing exponentially and are no longer just for tech geeks and the super-rich; they are quickly becoming more affordable and simple to use. Smart home technology has arrived at the window with products like the Hunter Douglas PowerView™ Motorization. This new wireless technology is available on a wide array of sophisticated window treatment designs and fits perfectly with today’s connected lifestyle. A seamless blend of high style and convenience at the window, PowerView™ Motorization offers: •Customization—Window treatments can be programmed to adjust themselves automatically to create the perfect room ambience, morning, noon and night. •Design—Available in seven on-trend colors, the Pebble Controls have a sleek design that complements any décor. An intuitive PowerView app features fun, colorful icons and the ability to fully personalize “scenes.” With battery-powered and plug-in power options available, PowerView is a simple technology solution for both newly constructed and existing homes. •Connectivity—PowerView lets you adjust your shades when you’re away using a RemoteConnect™ feature on your mobile device. An RS-232 serial connection or IP allows easy integration into virtually any home automation system.

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•Energy Efficiency—You can schedule window treatments to operate at certain times of the day for optimal energy efficiency and to moderate room temperature. •Enhanced Child Safety—With no operating cords, you create a safer environment for young children and pets. To see a variety of different Hunter Douglas products, you can visit Don’s Drapery Service, Inc., an authorized Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Gallery showroom located at 1261 N. Lakeview Ave., Suite M in Anaheim Hills. You can also call 714-577-9192 for more information, as well as get news about the new iPad application. www.donsdraperyservice.com.

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Elegantly Appointed

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t’s that time of year again, when we start winding down from the busyness of summer and settle into the rhythm of fall. It’s the time when we start looking towards the future and celebrating the holidays with friends and family. For some people, gearing up for the holidays is a daunting task with long to-do lists and tight deadlines to get things done before hosting guests for the holiday season. Creating an inviting atmosphere of warmth and comfort doesn’t need to be filled with the stress that so many people struggle with by trying to do it on their own. With a hectic schedule and other obligations, the client featured in this article wanted to make sure her home was ready for the large gatherings, parties and holidays they had planned to host and knew she needed help. Having worked with professional designer Vickie Daeley before, the client was confident knowing she would attend to every detail, making her home elegant yet comfortable with additional elements that were sure to be noticed. Paying special attention to the architectural and exterior elements that made this home unique, a design was created that would cater to the use of the space as well as the breathtaking view. Using faux iron insets in the upper windows, Vickie carried the Old World feel throughout the room while adding a soothing elegance with swags and gathered panels framing the Tuscan landscape. Textures and crystal accents were used, along with the rich warm hues of gold and plum to create a sophisticated and regal setting. Decorative mirrors placed over the sofa reflected the gorgeous view while becoming a distinctive conversation starter. The addition of seating for a com-

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fortable sitting area and beautiful ambient lighting made a formal room one that people were sure to notice, but still felt inviting. Vickie Daeley and the staff at Interior Affairs are experts at creating the perfect backdrop for holidays, parties, and life in general. Whatever the need, they will help you accomplish your goals and turn your dreams into reality. Don’t let the holiday season be filled with stress, let them help! You can call 714-970-8000 or 949-6405000 for an appointment, and follow them on social media for videos and much more. For more information on how they can help you with all of your “Interior Affairs”, you can check out their website at www.interioraffairs.com.

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he coast is more than just a location—it’s a way of life. Even though everyone eventually grows up, you might be the kind of person that still longs for that relaxed, nostalgic feeling of the beach. If this sounds familiar, you’ll be glad to learn that Coastal Living magazine and Stanley Furniture have come together to create a home collection inspired by their favorite beach cottages. Casual, fresh, and offering a multitude of different seaside colors, Coastal Living™ by Stanley Furniture allows coastal dwellers and dreamers to create a look that’s distinctly their own. Weathered driftwood, burnished boat fittings, louvered shutters, coral and sea grass serve as inspiration for the collection. Clean lines combined with heavy distressing and muted, grain-baring finishes and paint colors add to the collection’s natural contemporary look. Whether it’s painted in one of six nature-inspired colors, stained in light or dark tones, or finished in Weathered Pier or sandy linen, Coastal Living is all about the wood. Richly grained white oak veneers and hardwood solids show through, lending a casual, authentically natural feel. Heavy physical distressing completes its well-worn, laid-back look. Designed to work well in open floor plans of all sizes, Coastal Living marries old and new, blending the gently weathered style of coastal antiques with the functionality of high-tech modern furniture, integrating features like hidden power strips as well as sliding panels and cutouts for personal and home electronics. And since storage is always top of mind, Coastal Living features innovative storage solutions.

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Coastal Living features tarnished steel pulls and knobs, inspired from nautical designs like ship’s cleat and cabinet pulls. Naturally textured chenille, Solana sand, is used on the upholstered chairs. Reef, a complementary coral-patterned matelassé that subtly reinforces the collection’s elegant coastal feel, is used on some items. You can contact Ambiance Home in Irvine at 949-825-5020, located at 16862 Red Hill Ave., or you can call them in Mission Viejo at 949-455-0501, located at 23811 Via Fabricante. You can also visit their website at www.ambiancehome.com.

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The Art of

Closet Transformation

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o you ever find yourself staring at your closet with sheer exasperation because you don’t even know where to start? It can be a struggle to even get those old, worn-out closet doors to open, and then when they do, you find yourself face-to-face with a mess. Whether it’s a matter of function or the desire for an updated look, closet and storage aesthetics tend to be an issue for just about everyone. However, it’s very common for homeowners to believe that bringing in the professionals is something they simply cannot afford. This is definitely not the case. In fact, replacing the interior and/or closet doors in your home is one of the least expensive and fastest ways to completely update the entire look of your living space. There are both organization and door options for virtually every home and budget—from the very basic to the exceptionally elegant. Some important things to consider in regards to new closet or interior doors include design options, such as paint and stain grade doors, and even unique door patterns, which are typically offered in raised or flat panels. Sliding doors in either glass or mirror are also a wonderful choice.

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If you have additional questions about where to start, the professionals at Interior Door & Closet Company (IDCC) can help. Family-owned and serving all of Orange County since 2006, they specialize in interior and closet doors, closet and garage organizers, and custom offices. The team at IDCC believes in treating their clients with the utmost respect and providing products that leave a lasting impression. From design help to impeccable service, you know you’re in good hands with IDCC. For more information, you can call them at 888-274-2105, visit them at 15441 Chemical Lane in Huntington Beach, or visit www.InteriorDoorAndCloset.com.

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ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENTATION The Difference is in the Details hen it comes to creating a rich and elegant environment, whether indoors or out, the most significant aspects can be found in the details. When you are ready for a new look, you might not need to completely remodel an entire space from top to bottom. In fact, architectural ornamentation is one of the most convenient and successful ways to reinvent a room, cabinet, ceiling, wall or more. Architectural ornamentation can transform any ordinary bathroom into a lavish lair fit for a Greek Goddess. You can give an out dated kitchen the luxury of old world class, dramatically improving the ambiance of the heart of your home. Or, add a touch of class to your ceilings and extend some artistic beauty to all areas of the room. Exclusive modular systems allow you to pick and choose parts to create your own custom masterpiece; which simplifies the design process. Offering a rich look of wood without the high price, resin ornamentation is a superior product in many ways. Resin is flexible and can be used on radius curves, opening up design options that cannot be duplicated using traditional methods. Resin is non-porous which makes it the material of choice for external use. Resin can also be painted or stained just like wood, so you can have the exact look you desire.

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For more information about upgrading your environment with architectural ornamentation, Pearlworks can help! Offering over 2,500 production parts and in-house inventory since 1999, Pearlworks manufactures all products at their factory/showroom in Tustin and most orders can be will-called, or ship immediately. For more information, you can call Pearlworks at 714-573-1700 or visit their website at www.pearlworksinc.com.

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It’s Time For An Upgrade How to Modify Your Old Entertainment Center Before

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o you need to breathe some life into your existing entertainment center? Professionals can modify old furniture systems designed for analog TVs to proudly accommodate the latest flat

panel sets. How to modify an old entertainment center that was designed for a tabletop TV Tabletop TVs are extremely heavy, weighing as much as 350 pounds, and very deep, commonly 22-26". Deep TVs result in deep furniture. A temptation when upgrading these types of furniture systems is to simply set a new flat panel TV inside. However, flat TVs tend to get lost in the depth of large entertainment centers. Further, the screen of the flat panel ends up being recessed several inches from the front of the furniture, significantly reducing the viewing angle. The right way to upgrade your entertainment center takes full advantage of the new slim TVs. First, professionals will construct a false back wall to be installed in the TV section of your furniture, reducing the depth

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of the TV section and preventing you from seeing through to the back of the cabinet. Second, a pullout-articulating arm is mounted to the back wall. Finally, the flat panel TV is removed from its stand and mounted to the pullout arm. How to modify an old entertainment center that was designed for a floor standing projection TV Because projection TVs are much taller than their tabletop counterparts, the retrofit is adjusted accordingly. In addition to a false back wall and bracket, these modifications include a new TV credenza. The credenza is slipped into place between the two existing towers to provide the foundation for the new flat panel TV as well as additional new storage. In most cases, the color and style of your existing furniture can be matched so the credenza looks like it was original to the system. Diamond Case is a full service electronics retailer and cabinet maker. They can provide a complete modification including the furniture, bracket, and television. They also produce new systems from scratch. To find out what it would cost to modify your furniture, you can call them toll-free at 800-616-5354 or visit www.diamondcase.com

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he louvered opening roof system is constructed of Zincalume louvers that rotate from completely closed to 155° open, by use of a small motor. It is safe to use and incredibly easy to operate. The motor is powered by a 12 volt transformer. A portable-remote controls the operation of the louvers. The opening roof system offers many benefits, including: Versatility. It can be built as a patio roof or commercial cover. It can also be installed flat or pitched. Sun control. The louvers can be positioned during winter months to cast the sun’s natural warmth into rooms to save on energy costs. During the summer, they can be moved to block direct sunlight to protect your home from unwanted solar heating. Ventilation. During the summer months, a place in the shade is where you want to be. The system provides this by angling the louvers to a partially open position. Providing natural ventilation as hot air escapes and cool air replaces it.

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Rain protection. The louvered opening roof system has a uniquely designed louver that provides complete overlap to help prevent rain penetration. Imagine being able to control heat on your patio at the touch of a button. With the louvered system, you can enjoy the outdoors year-round and worry-free. For more information or a demonstration of the opening roof system, you can visit the 5,000 square foot showroom of All-Pro Remodeling at 706 North Tustin Street in Orange, (714) 288-1314. You can also visit their website at www.AllProRemodeling.com

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The Continental Patio Awning Deployed

Take Back Your Backyard With Motorized Exterior Awnings

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hen you invest in a home, you are buying more than just an interior. Think about it—if you didn’t like spending time outside enjoying the view and your beautiful surroundings, then you could have just bought a condominium. There’s a reason why you bought your beautiful home. The real question is: are you using it to its full potential? One of the main issues that might be keeping you and your family from completely utilizing your backyard is the weather. While basking in the sun for a few minutes can be nice, there quickly comes a point when it simply becomes overwhelming. What if you had the luxury to spend time outside whenever you want, whether it’s day or night, and always feel comfortable? Retractable shading systems allow you to finally take control of your backyard. Enhance your outdoor living experience by creating the functional space you have always wanted. One of the best features of innovative motorized awnings is that they don’t change the look of your home. Instead, they can enhance your backyard by adding color, more versatility and creating a new usable space. When an awning is retractable, you can have shade when you need it and sun when you want it. Therefore, depending on the weather and your needs, the control is totally in your hands!

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The Continental Patio Awning Retracted

An awning can be either deployed or retracted. While deployed, you can sit back, relax and enjoy your outdoor surroundings in comfort while being protected from the sun and other natural elements based on the system you choose. Watch the kids play in the pool and enjoy your backyard in the shade without worrying about getting too much sun. Relax by your outdoor fire pit at night and soak in the ambiance of your stunning landscape in the moonlight. When an awning is retracted, it disappears from sight and doesn’t change the look of your exterior décor. Essentially, a retractable shade system helps protect both you and your home at all times. When retracted, you can help protect your investment. Invest in your outdoor living spaces, reclaim your space and start appreciating every aspect that your backyard has to offer. For more information about high-quality awnings and other systems, you can contact Alpha Productions, Inc. at 800-223-0883 or visit them at www.alphaproductions.com. Alpha Productions has been manufacturing their Suntamer® products in the U.S.A. since 1978. They design, manufacture and install all of their own systems. With the majority of their business coming from client referrals, Alpha Productions always strives to provide the best possible customer service experience.

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Keep Your Home Safe from Termites

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ubterranean and drywood termites cause billions of dollars in damages each year in the United States. Unfortunately to homeowners, termites can go undetected for years and cause significant structural damage. Subterranean Termites. These are the most widespread and destructive type of termites. Because they need a moist environment to survive, these termites typically live underground in the soil. These infestations require soil treatment and removal of any conditions that make your home conducive to infestations. Upon a complete termite inspection of your home, your inspector will advise you of any conditions that make your home vulnerable to current or future subterranean termite infestations. Drywood Termites. When a colony of drywood termites invades your home, the damage can quickly eat up your home equity. Treatment methods can vary based upon the extent or location of the infestation. Local or spot treatment is recommended for minor and easily accessible infestations and you are not required to vacate your home. An insecticide is injected into the channels that the termites have created or requires mixing a foaming agent with the insecticide to fill a void area. Using natural insecticide/fungicide products with sodium borate is ideal for local treatment of drywood termites as it kills the termites on contact and penetrates into the wood, leaving a borate crystal barrier behind serving as a wood preservative and future barrier to termites. Sodium borate is a natural mineral used for many commercial household uses such as water softening, laundry detergent, and candles.

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When a drywood termite infestation has extended into inaccessible areas, the only method to ensure 100% elimination of drywood termites is whole-structure fumigation. The fumigation process is a gas that fills the structure, and then slowly dissipates during the aeration process. When the tarp is removed, there is no surface residue left behind. Similar to helium leaving a balloon, you don’t have to worry about dishes, linens, clothing, or other items afterward. Although this method requires preparation and vacating the home, you can return with confidence that the termites have been eradicated. An annual maintenance plan can provide homeowners with the peace of mind that a trained professional will be inspecting their house annually and treating any early indications of termites. Annual maintenance plans can slow down the progression of termites into inaccessible areas that require costly fumigation and wood repairs. In addition to treating termite conditions, homeowners must correct damaged wood to prevent termites from easily returning to the structure. A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. is family-owned and has been serving the community for over 30 years. Their knowledgeable termite inspectors are not paid on commission ensuring customers will not be oversold. On staff expert carpenters will repair your home with attention to detail and commitment to excellence. They are customer service driven and only offer proven treatment options to ensure long-term customer satisfaction. You can call them today at (714) 502-9230 or visit their website at www.a1bondedtermite.com. ONLINE AT ORANGECOUNTYLIVINGMAGAZINE.COM


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Simple Solution to the

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s many as 44 million Americans suffer from a real killer: obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. “Obstructive sleep apnea triggers heart attacks, strokes and other serious events,” explains Dr. Jack Ringer, an Accredited Member and Past President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. “Sleep apnea is also linked to ongoing weight gain and retention, which begins to explain a lot.” During the course of normal sleep our metabolism naturally resets itself, allowing us to burn calories efficiently. When sleep apnea is present, this automatic reset process doesn’t occur and weight is retained. Those extra pounds lead to increased cortisol and further weight gains, and increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease and other serious problems. “It’s a vicious cycle—extra weight leads to exacerbated sleep apnea,” Dr. Ringer says, “which all too often leads to ‘passing away peacefully during sleep.’ There’s no good reason for that to happen, really, other than an event triggered by obstructive sleep apnea.” Traditionally, patients who report common sleep apnea symptoms to their physicians such as morning headaches, daytime sleepiness and loud snoring are sent to an overnight sleep study center, where their sleep is monitored. They are often then prescribed a CPAP, or a continuous positive airway pressure machine, which works by forcing air through the nose and/or mouth, similar to increasing the water pressure on a kinked water hose in order to un-kink a blockage. While a CPAP can work quite well, studies find that it has not been as effective as physicians believe it should be, because patients simply cannot tolerate it. Dr. Ringer explains that

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due to the discomfort of use, resupply bills, ongoing cleaning and high-energy usage, up to 90% of patients stop using their CPAP within one year. Thankfully, an effective dental appliance is now available: a mandibular advancement device, or MAD. “After researching the available MADs on the market, I chose the best option for my patients and have delivered it for the past few years with incredible success,” Dr. Ringer reports. At Dr. Ringer’s office, after a sleep study has been prescribed and completed, diagnosed sleep apnea patients can choose to be fitted with a customized, comfortable dental appliance that simply and painlessly opens the airway, rather than endure the discomfort of the traditional CPAP. Patients report using their appliances nightly with no issues and with no ongoing maintenance or supply and energy bills. Plus, MADs travel easily so patients are no longer tethered to an electrical cord. Even better—most health insurance companies often cover the dental appliance. “We have treated over 300 patients so far,” says Dr. Ringer. “On a weekly basis, patients stop by to tell us about headaches gone, or extra weight just melting away. We love that, of course, but what we really care about is helping to save lives.” Dr. Jack Ringer has been practicing in Orange County for over 30 years. For more information on dental sleep apnea appliances, you can contact Advanced Smile Design, the dental practice of Dr. Jack Ringer, at 714-974-0313, or go to AdvancedCosmetics.com. ONLINE AT ORANGECOUNTYLIVINGMAGAZINE.COM


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Reshape Your Body in 20 Minutes! By John Colman

When Diane Rand reached age 50, she got concerned that her weight was slowly creeping higher and her clothes were feeling too tight. As a practicing physician in San Diego, she knew the diagnosis. “Your muscles atrophy as you age, and this slows down the metabolism,” says Rand. “I knew it would keep getting worse if I didn’t correct it.” The antidote? Effective weight training. But, she’d never lifted weights before. Plus, her fulltime job as a physician as well as her family life left little time in her schedule for exercise. Fortunately, Diane read an article about “slow-motion” strength training, a revolutionary new exercise method promising a firmer, stronger, more shapely body from just two 20-minute training sessions per week. Even though the time efficiency and results sounded almost too good to be true, she decided to enroll with a personal trainer at The Perfect Workout, a local company with dozens of private fitness studios specializing in this unique approach. Right away she noticed immediate increases in her muscle tone and energy. After several months she’d also dropped one to two clothing sizes and was fitting into clothes which used to be too small. “My trainer pushes me in a safe way, and I walk away feeling great after each session,” says Diane. “This is the wave of the future.”

Lean Muscles—The Key To Reshaping Your Body The Perfect Workout’s trainers encourage clients to build lean muscle tissue, which increases the body’s metabolism, burning extra calories even while you’re sleeping. Many people—especially women—have a fear of “bulking up” like a

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Physician Diane Rand tones her arms as part of her 20-minute training session in San Diego.

bodybuilder if they were to start strength training. In reality, if you’re older than 25, it’s much more likely that too little muscle is the problem rather than too much muscle. In their book Biomarkers: The 10 Keys to Prolonging Vitality , William Evans, Ph.D., and Irwin Rosenberg, M.D., show the research demonstrating that adults who don’t strength train lose an average of a half pound of lean muscle tissue each year starting at age 25. As an example, a typical 55-year-old woman will have 15 pounds less lean muscle (and significantly more fat) than what she had at age 25. Muscle takes up less space than fat, so this typical

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55-year-old woman has arms and thighs that are softer and less firm, wears a larger clothing size, and has a slower metabolism that burns fewer calories each day. Effective strength training changes all of this. It increases your body’s metabolism, causing you to burn more fat and calories all day long. Strength training reshapes and tones your legs and arms. And since muscle takes up 20% less space than fat, adding muscle and losing fat will make your body firmer, smaller, and more shapely. A fit 140-pound person can wear clothes several sizes smaller than an out of shape 140-pound person. ONLINE AT ORANGECOUNTYLIVINGMAGAZINE.COM


healthbeautyfitness How Can Slow-Motion Strength Training Work So Quickly? Slow-motion strength training involves brief and demanding workouts to get great results. The basic concept? Lift relatively heavy weights excruciatingly slowly (10 seconds to lift, another 10 seconds to lower) for as many repetitions as you can until you’re unable to move the weights anymore. And when you learn to challenge your muscles as deeply as a skilled trainer can teach, it’s impossible to workout much longer than 20 minutes, even if you try. Dr. Philip Alexander, physician and faculty member at Texas A&M University’s College of Medicine, explains that it’s the intensity of exercise that stimulates greatest changes. “A slower repetition loads the muscles more effectively and efficiently. It’s harder!” exclaims Alexander. “That’s why it stimulates such a great total response from the body.” Dr. Alexander has tracked hundreds of subjects using slow-motion strength training, noting significant improvements in muscular strength, HDL cholesterol profiles, bone density, and glucose tolerance. Other research adds more supporting data. Two separate studies by Wayne Westcott, Ph.D., and one study by Ellington Darden, Ph.D., demonstrate that slow-motion strength training produces 50% to 59% faster improvements than regular weight training. And because the repetitions are harder, each training session must be limited to 20 minutes—making this exercise method quite time efficient.

In 3 months Justin Brunette dropped 4 inches from his waist and lowered his body fat percentage by 6.4% with effective nutrition and weekly 20-minute training sessions at The Perfect Workout.

Joyce Reclaims Her Youthful Figure 54-year-old Joyce Magnuson had always been slim and slender when she was younger. But in her mid 40s, life’s stresses caught up with her and she began gaining weight. “During the next few years, I kept getting heavier, until I was thoroughly broken and disgusted with myself,” says Joyce. Fortunately, she happened to read an article about slow-motion strength training and how it would reshape her body with just two 20-minute training sessions per week. The effectiveness of the method made sense to Joyce, and she decided to enroll with a personal trainer at The Perfect Workout. ONLINE AT ORANGECOUNTYLIVINGMAGAZINE.COM

In 3 months Laura Retana Shelp lost 23.4 pounds and 10½ inches off her waist with improved nutrition and two 20-minute training sessions a week at The Perfect Workout. After five months of combining an effective nutrition plan with two 20minute training sessions each week, not only had she gotten stronger, she’d lost 43 pounds and dropped from a size 16 to a size 10. She was also able to get completely off the blood pressure medications that she’d previously needed to take. She adds, “The perk is looking good in the current styles. Even Macy’s keeps me motivated to stay fit!”

The Perfect Workout has dozens of private studios throughout the United States that specialize in one-on-one personal training with the slow-motion strength training method, including these Orange County locations: Newport Beach (949) 2004067, Huntington Beach (714) 460-5207, Laguna Niguel (949) 485-6000, Mission Viejo (949) 424-1021, Anaheim Hills (714) 400-9319, and Tustin (714) 599-9051. www.ThePerfectWorkout.com

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