Fit City Mag - Issue No. 18

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Letter from the Publisher

Fit City Magazine was designed to highlight local businesses in the health and wellness space and provide more resources and options for our community members to choose from. Over the last few years, Fit City Mag has evolved into a multi-platform social guide that brings together OKC’s very best in health, wellness and fitness topics through print, e-newsletters, blogs, social media coverage and our robust vendor directory.

This winter issue is full of local businesses to make your holiday season brighter. From charcuterie boards and coffee shops to meal prepping and cozy cabin getaways, OKC has some amazing options for your family and friends this winter.

Although our journalists, design team and managers –everyone behind this operation– are passionate about what they do, it is you, our audience and supporters that remain the wind beneath our wings. We hope this issue brings you some holiday cheer, and inspires you to shop local this season. There’s a lot to look forward to in 2023—see you next year!

Rumble Boxing is a powerful head-to-toe group workout class that combines the sweet science of boxing with the transformative power of strength training.

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Hormone Therapy

for men and women Fatigue Night sweats Hot flashes Decreased sex drive Weight gain Trouble sleeping Irritability Anxiousness Mood swings Low mood Discomfort during intercourse Loss of muscle mass Increased body fat Decreased bone mass Brain fog Elevated blood sugar Stress High cholesterol Dr. Ben Barenberg Oklahoma’s leader in aging medicine, women’s pelvic floor disorders and complex gynecology Is hormone therapy right for you? Signs And Symptoms of hormonal Imbalance Book online or call 405.992.3080 |
“There is nothing like Rumble in our state. We have watched our members show up every week, fall in love with boxing, feel results they were hoping for, and have a blast doing it...”
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Are You Ready to Rumble?

A new style of workout has entered the ring. Rumble Boxing is a 10-round, 45-minute workout that is evenly distributed between two styles of training. Half of the class consists of boxing drills, and the other half is head-to-toe strength and bodyweight circuits at your bench where you can add light, medium, or heavy dumbbells to increase the intensity.

The culture at Rumble Boxing in Nichols Hills Plaza is unmatched. Guests and members are greeted upon entering the facility, checked into the class, fitted for gloves, and given a locker. Co-owner Stacy Mitchell says, “We get that it can be intimidating walking into a new workout studio but we don’t want that to be the case at Rumble! We hope to turn those nerves into excitement, and it starts when we send that first text before class explaining you need nothing but a water bottle, a good attitude, and to be there 15 minutes early.”

If you’re looking for a total body workout that will keep you warm all winter long, Rumble is the place to be! On average, attendees burn 400 to 800 calories in an intense 50-minute heavy-bag class. “If you’re not a fan of running or other traditional forms of cardio, boxing is a great alternative,” says Rob Wood, co-owner of Rumble and former professional MMA fighter. Rumble’s benefits extend outside of the ring, as well. From improved heart health and weight loss assistance, to better hand eye coordination and reduced stress, this workout will have you feeling your best even when you aren’t packing a punch.

The best thing about Rumble, other than being locally owned, is that it’s designed for every fitness level in mind: workout newbies, fitness lovers, and the intense weightlifting crowd. Rumble has it all. As you take in the energy of Rumble’s workout, you’ll also get the attention and inspiration that comes from their experienced team. Rumble’s instructors are upbeat, hands-on, and will push you past your limits every time. “There is nothing like Rumble in our state. We have watched our members show up every week, fall in love with boxing, feel results they were hoping for, and have a blast doing it,” says co-owner Kristin Allen.

Once the Rumble room doors shut, the lights go low, the music goes high, and you choose the level of your fight for the next 45 minutes. Not only do you get a killer workout, but the energy in the room leaves you feeling more confident and wanting more every time.

For more information about Rumble Boxing Nichols Hills, visit us online: (405) 317-9695 | Stay connected by following @rumbleboxingokc on Instagram and Facebook

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Combine, Conquer, Correct

Looking youthful isn’t about vanity; it’s about feeling alive and healthy.

Sure, diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but what’s truly at the top of every holiday wish list is the gift of eternal youth. Looking youthful isn’t about vanity; it’s about feeling alive and healthy. Over the years, sun exposure and the weathering of everyday living can lead to visible signs of aging. There’s no better way to achieve a more youthful appearance than elevating your skincare routine. RefineU offers services that use various devices to renew the skin by going beyond the surface level to combine, conquer, and correct.

Using broadband light, BBL™ HERO is the next generation of phototherapy that improves pigmentation, redness, and skin quality anywhere on the body, including sun damage, acne, rosacea, and natural skin aging. Misty Willet, marketing director of RefineU, states, “It is the world’s most powerful IPL, intense pulsed light, and sets a new standard for treating skin conditions. This highly effective treatment uses pulses of light energy to heat the skin’s surface gently.” This induces the body’s natural healing process for improved elastin and collagen production—creating a luminous glow on your skin that continues to improve over time. Nearly 91% of users would recommend it and only requires 1 to 3 treatments. You can expect to see results as quickly as the first week.

The MOXI™ laser brightens all skin types and removes pigmentation, with improvements seen as soon as one treatment. The service is fast and easy, with minimal downtime and comfortable treatment. After the numbing

cream is applied, the process takes about 30 minutes. Some call this the “lunchtime laser” because it can easily fit into your errand schedule during a work day.

You can combine BBL™ with MOXI™ to create the BBL HERO service for dramatic tonal and textural improvements to your face. It features a gentle non-ablative laser that smooths out the skin, leaving you with a youthful and radiant glow. The two advanced skin treatments pair perfectly for impactful results, with low downtime and fresher, more vibrant skin, giving the skin a synergistic punch and renewal.

The HALO laser is the gold standard of treatment; there is nothing else on the market like it. It is a hyper-fractional laser that targets dull skin and has revolutionized what lasers have done in recent years. The recovery time is much shorter than the typical fractional lasers. Usually about 4-5 days of healing. It triggers the skin’s natural healing process and restores your more youthful look. The laser has an incredibly high 92% RealSelf rating, it is integral to many patients’ maintenance, and helps delay or eliminate the desire for surgical procedures. It targets your skin concerns on multiple levels of depth, and the treatment only takes 20-30 minutes. The Halo laser targets pores, skin tone/texture, aging and pigment. This is simply the one stop laser. It does it all.

These are only a few of the laser treatments offered by RefineU.

To schedule a consultation to discover the best treatment for you, visit

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RefineU Medspa will be throwing a huge winter party where all lasers with be 25% off. Swag bags, giveaways and special event pricing on every procedure and product!

November 17th from 5:30-7:30 make sure to stop by and take advantage of their amazing offers.

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Fall in Love with Broken Bow

Broken Bow, Oklahoma is one of the top tourist destinations in the United States and it’s only a quick drive from the metro area. We talked to the experts, sisters Lindsay and Jamie of Broken Bow Travel, about why visiting Broken Bow this fall and winter makes for the best weekend getaway.

Get ready to fall in love with Hochatown, Oklahoma. From hiking, to kayaking, to wine tasting, Hochatown has something for everyone. Jamie and Lindsay from Broken Bow Travel promote cabins in the Hochatown area, a top tourist destination in Southeast Oklahoma and in the United States. It’s home to at least 2,000 cabins in areas near the Ouachita National Forest and Beavers Bend State Park, the most popular state park in Oklahoma. This is nature’s playground: rent a boat at the gorgeous Broken Bow Lake, or fly fish on the Mountain Fork River, then retire to one of the best luxury cabin rentals available. One of the sisters’ favorite management companies is Marshmallow Memories Cabin Retreats, home to nearly 40 luxury cabins ranging in size from small cabins perfect for a couple up to large cabins that can sleep up to 37 guests. Not only do they have hot tubs, game rooms, and luxury decor, but they also come in several styles from rustic to modern farmhouse, and while some cabins are close to town, others have a relaxing mountain or creek view. Marshmallow Memories has a cabin for everyone!

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What to do in Broken Bow YOLO Dreams & Streams

Some of Jamie and Lindsay’s favorite things to do, besides renting a boat on Broken Bow Lake, is kayaking in Beavers Bend State Park. They also enjoy wine tasting at the famous Girls Gone Wine, eating at Abendigo’s Steakhouse and listening to live music, or going two-stepping at the Hochatown Saloon. Nestle in the pine trees, take a hike, fish, canoe, or float the Mountain Fork River. Try some fantastic zip lining or even a helicopter ride. Schedule a massage at your cabin or let Bigfoot make a special visit for the kids. Hochatown has it all, including a new grocery store with boutique shopping called the Local 259. Make sure to visit the most iconic store in all of OklahomaHochatime. You must buy a hat or it’s like you never came!

The floor-to-ceiling windows in this cabin make you feel truly immersed in nature from the minute you walk in the door. The cabin sits tucked back on a large lot and provides more privacy than most. It’s the perfect space for 1-2 small families to disconnect from their busy lives. The slide off the back deck is a big hit with younger kids, and adults love watching their favorite team while taking a relaxing soak in the hot tub!

The trickling creek behind the cabin is audibly relaxing. Whether you are spending time on the spacious back deck, roasting marshmallows over the fire pit, or enjoying morning coffee on one of the private balconies off the upstairs bedrooms, you can hear the water in the creek and feel the city stress instantly melt away. This cabin is also spacious enough for large families or groups to spend quality time together, but still have their own private space to retreat and relax.

Meadowlark Retreat

This adults-only cabin is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or just treat yourself to a well-deserved couple’s getaway. A favorite feature is the built-in steam sauna, a rare Broken Bow amenity. A complimentary bottle of wine awaits you when you walk in the door, or if coffee is more your thing, you can start your morning sipping on the back deck while watching deer visit the feeder just across the seasonal creek. Meadowlark Retreat also has an oversized walk-in shower with double rainfall shower heads complete with his and hers robes for that true spa experience.

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Winter Glow

During the bitter months of winter, we long for the sun’s warmth on our skin. We miss the glow of our summer tans. But wintertime is the best time to repair your skin and create a healthy glow by reversing the damage done by the harsh sun. Elevated Wellness & Aesthetics offers laser and facial treatments to rejuvenate your skin from the spots caused by everyday living and the sun.

Located in Norman, OK, Elevate Wellness & Aesthetics specializes in hormone pellets, Neo Elite Laser, and fat and cellulite reduction. Ashley Willeford, the owner of Elevated, says, “Laser treatments are more comfortable when your skin is less tanned. The more intense your tan is, the more the light will pick up.” She recommends the SmoothGlo device, one of the most popular services heading into the cooler months when people’s complexions are fairer. “There can be more discomfort with tan skin, so we recommend always doing the treatments in the winter.”

SmoothGlo is an innovative sequential skin treatment that utilizes two proven technologies delivered one following the other in one session,

resulting in visibly fuller, brighter, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin. It focuses on hyperpigmentation/brown spots, redness, and veins. It delivers immediate and accumulative results achieved in 3–4 visits with minimal discomfort and little to no downtime. SmoothGlo was created in response to consumers seeking skin treatments that address multiple signs of aging in one session.

The treatment focuses on three layers of rejuvenation: skin tone, texture, and volume. The stellar intense pulsed light improves skin tone by treating “reds and browns,” including stubborn lentigos. The Legend Pro™ VoluDerm™ radio frequency microneedling improves skin texture by smoothing wrinkles and enhancing hyaluronic acid’s natural production, improving volume and helping reduce pore size. The IPL destroys the pigment and blood-filled capillaries with microneedling to create micro wounds in your skin to regenerate collagen and elastin. You can return to everyday skincare and makeup within 24 hours after treatment. Any redness, swelling, or irritation only lasts 3 to 4 days.

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Wintertime is the best time to repair your skin and create a healthy glow.

While hydrafacials aren’t recommended just for winter—they are a year-round treatment—they are crucial to regaining moisture in your skin during dryer months. Hydrafacial’s three-step process is: 1. Cleanse + peel by gently exfoliating, and a relaxing resurfacing brings out a new layer of skin. 2. Extract + hydrate with a painless suction that removes debris from pores while intense moisturizers nourish and quench your skin. 3. Fuse + protect, antioxidants and peptides saturate your skin’s surface to maximize your glow.

Elevated Wellness & Aesthetics offers free consultations to anyone unsure of what service to select. Be on the lookout for 12 Days of Christmas, featuring a discounted service each day on their social media pages.

To view a service that could benefit you, visit

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Local Physical Therapy Clinics You Should Know

If you have an injury or illness that results in pain, physical impairment, or limited normal movement/loss of function, a physical therapist can help. Choosing phys ical therapy has been shown to help you recover quickly and safely, and it can save you money due to decreased overall healthcare costs. Physical therapy can also be an important part of the care involved in healing both before and after a variety of surgeries and other procedures.

Whether you’re seeking relief for an injury, working to manage joint pain, or trying to avoid potential injuries, you want to feel confident while choosing a physical therapist.

9433 N KELLEY AVE, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73131 (405) 285-4017


Paige Sims started Restore Physical Therapy because she saw the need for an oncology rehabilitation clinic. Often individuals survive cancer but their restoration and recovery journey is an afterthought. Restore bases each session on the individuals needs. If someone has been on a chemotherapy drug that affects the heart, the session’s focus will be on endurance and stamina. Restore Physical Therapy will design a comprehensive, individualized program that will assist in meeting your specific rehab goals. They are a PORi certified Oncology Rehabilitation clinic and are certified in treating Breast Cancer, Head & Neck, Chemotoxicity, Cancer exercise management, and Pelvic Floor. Restore Physical Therapy is passionate about helping your body heal best in order to reduce and prevent long-term side effects that can occur from chemotherapy and radiation.

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Dr. Mackenzie Barnes has been trained in an array of manual therapy techniques such as myofascial mobilizations and Trigger Point Dry Needling. Pelvic floor physical therapy is treatment to the muscles, ligaments, fascia and joints that affect the pelvic floor function. This specialized physical therapy is used when there are symptoms involving pain, weakness or dysfunction. Oftentimes pelvic floor physical therapy is sought out when experiencing urinary incontinence, and it is important to note that no amount of urinary leakage is “normal.” Each treatment session lasts about 45-60 minutes and is tailored to each individual’s needs. Dr. Barnes uses Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Exercise and Bladder / Bowel re-training to treat any of the following:

Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Pain, Diastase Recti, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence and Defecation Dyssynergy. Mackenzie is one of very few therapists certified in treating Pelvic Floor/Women’s Health PT.




Physical Therapy Central offers expert orthopedic specialists that handle acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and pain, as well as many niche specialties including pelvic health, lymphedema, trigger point dry needling, vestibular treatment for dizziness and virtual reality for chronic pain.

It is the largest privately owned outpatient physical therapy practice in Oklahoma with over 33 locations and has more board certified specialists than any physical therapy company in the state.When mobility is harder, especially in the winter months, patients with chronic conditions may find their bodies out of balance and experience musculoskeletal discomfort or joint pain. Physical Therapy Central addresses all types of pain in a bid to avoid or delay surgery, but also focuses on prevention and management of chronic conditions. Available exclusively at Physical Therapy Central, the Pain Squad ™ is an innovative, much needed, high quality and personal care program for people experiencing chronic pain that provides a more effective science based alternative to opioid-based treatments.

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Self-Care Season

Purity Day Spa provides winter spa treatments to hydrate and restore the skin to a healthy and dewy glow.

As the winter months approach and loved ones gather to spend quality time together, people often forget to spend time loving their skin. Harsh winter winds with little to no precipitation wreak havoc on the skin and strip it of its natural moisture. Purity Day Spa provides winter spa treatments to hydrate and restore the skin to a healthy and dewy glow.

Emily Woodside, co-owner of Purity Day Spa, says the most common massage scheduled in the winter is the CBD massage ritual, known for boosting collagen and repairing moisture at the cellular level. For an added relaxation layer, a 30-minute CBD foot soak is available for complete body relaxation and anti-inflammatory benefits. Purity uses an organic CBD line, LEEF, that helps with aches, pains, anxiety, and depression. After the session, therapists use wildcrafted CBD oil, which is used on the face and can be used daily.

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Two of Purity’s most popular winter clinical facials are the hydrafacial and dermaplaning facial. The hydrafacial uses the Elina organic skincare line and is known for resurfacing the skin. While less abrasive than microdermabrasion, it still cleanses and exfoliates using a wand with antioxidants. It is exceptional for dry, sensitive, and aging complexions. It is a six-in-one machine with three compartments, each having a formula such as water and rose water, a specific non-harsh low acidic acid, and the third compartment switches based on the service. Celebrities do this facial to achieve a glow before a big event.

During the dermaplaning facial, an esthetician uses a scalpel to remove dead skin cells and peach fuzz to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Light therapy alleviates any redness following the dermaplaning, leaving the face smooth and glowing.

A personal favorite of Woodside’s is the Illuminate facial, which includes and organic custom mask and a rose, jade or onyx gua sha tool used to illuminate the skin through detoxification. The

stone, depending on its properties, has a healing effect that can be calming. The esthetician will put the stone as flat to the face as possible for lymphatic draining, to move toxins to the lymph drains, which helps decrease puffiness and overall texture of the skin.

You can enjoy a beverage of wine, water, tea, or coffee as soon as you enter the spa. Before starting a CBD session, you are provided a tincture with your drink selection to experience total relaxation. Add hot stones to any service to warm the body and escape the chilly weather. However, hot stones do more than warm up your body. The heat from the stones relaxes the muscles, allowing deeper penetration. Following any service, the sauna is available to those who want to continue enjoying the warmth.

To book an appointment, visit

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holiday graze board healthy

Graze boards are a great solution while hosting a gathering this holiday season. They are simplistic, easy to assemble and elevate your snack table. Here are six graze board ideas that support health, along with tips and tricks for serving up a seriously epic platter.

Abundance is keypile your platter up with larger, medium and smaller “fill-in-the-gap” sized items • Swap regular crackers for gluten free crackers or pretzels • Use more fruit than chocolate • Limit jams and add more spreads like hummus instead • Make it colorful with plenty of variety • Add more nutritious options like vegetables and nuts • Buy fruits and veggies from local markets such as Edmond Farmers Market or the OSU-OKC Farmers Market at Scissortail Park healthy tips Our local go-to for pre-made charcuterie: Vine and Board 3809 NW 166th St Suite 1, Edmond, OK 73012 405.708.7195 fitcity_okc | 23

OKC’s Fastest Growing Physical Therapy Practice

Sometimes a winter ski trip leaves you with more than a picture to post and a sunburned face. If you get injured, it can cost you a trip to the ER and sometimes surgery. Whether you enjoy winter sports or forgot to salt the driveway, winter injuries are more common than we realize. Regardless of injuries, winter is still a great time to focus on preventive and optimized services. Physical Therapy Central’s team encompasses the majority of board-certified therapists within the state, all of them focusing on helping everyday movements get better. PTC also offers many niche practices including: pelvic health, sports therapy, work hardening services, specialized trigger point needling, anti-gravity treadmills, vestibular treatment for dizziness, and virtual reality technology for chronic pain. It is the fastest growing practice with 33 locations and several more that are opening in the near future.

Wintertime is often when patients with conditions like arthritis find mobility harder. This can result in impaired balance that can lead to a higher risk of falls. When mobility is harder, such as during the winter months, patients with chronic conditions often find their bodies are out of balance. While Physical therapy mainly addresses musculoskeletal disorders or joint pain in a bid to avoid or delay surgery, it also focuses on prevention and managing chronic issues like arthritis.

PTC handles both acute and chronic injuries. The newest advances in the fight against chronic pain incorporates virtual reality (VR) technology. “The Pain Squad™,” a Confluent Health program available exclusively at Physical Therapy Central clinics,

provides education on chronic pain, pain science, and integrates physical therapy, behavioral health, and innovative technology solutions to provide a more effective, science-based alternative to opioid-based treatments. The program is tailor-made to provide much-needed, high-quality, and personal care for people experiencing chronic pain. The VR technology used is a convenient, comfortable experience. While wearing the goggles, you are presented with animation and videos designed to help you learn, understand, and retain information about chronic and persistent pain. Your physical therapist may integrate VR into one of your regular, activity-based physical therapy sessions, guiding you through the treatment utilizing cutting edge technology and hands-on evidence-based physical therapy.

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PTC treats both non-surgical and post-surgical conditions. People are often unaware that you can self-refer to physical therapy and no longer require a physician’s referral. This is great news for all you weekend warriors who might have sustained an injury and need to be seen as quickly as possible. You can schedule an appointment yourself and minimize the wait period on being evaluated!

Janie Taylor, PT, DPT, OCS, is a partner in Physical Therapy Central and Confluent Health. She currently serves as the CEO of Physical Therapy Central and Redbud Physical Therapy, overseeing 50 outpatient clinics across Oklahoma. Janie became interested in physical therapy during undergrad due to back pain from competitive sports. Once she realized the impact of physical therapy on her life, her passion transcended into her career. “We’ve grown very organically,” Janie says. They’re the only privately owned outpatient physical therapy company in Oklahoma. Physical Therapy Central offers therapists a fun work environment and an opportunity for entrepreneurship for those who want to become partners.

Call or visit one of our convenient locations in Greater Oklahoma City!

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Clip In and Check Out

Winter months may bring holiday joy, but along with that can come stressors and seasonal depression. Maintaining a physical routine throughout winter is crucial. “New Year, New You” is a great mentality to hone your strengths and fine-tune them, but working out shouldn’t be on a checklist for the following year, there is no wrong or perfect time to start. It is only important that you start. Consistently working out is key to maintaining a healthy mind, releasing stress, and restoring your mental balance. The more you focus on yourself, the more you can give back to others during the giving season. The Cycle Society provides a place to come in, check out, and maintain a healthy lifestyle with an array of classes for individual needs.

“If you do not take care of your mental and physical health, you will not be as successful with work, family, or social life,” says Savannah Owen, general manager at The Cycle Society, “We are only as strong as our mind and our body.”

Kerry Graham owner of The Cycle Society created the space from a passion and love of helping others and curated a one of a kind team that has the same values and mindset. It is a safe no judgment zone to exercise and build a fantastic community focused on many aspects. The Cycle Society has made this possible by consistently hosting events where customers can meet each other and experience a fun environment conducive to promoting health and wellness in individuals.

The Cycle Society prides itself on having an emphasis on diversity and authenticity. Each instructor brings something different with every class, so your body doesn’t get adjusted to one specific style or format. The sessions go beyond cycling by incorporating hand weights and

resistance bands. These additional elements are used to target your core, triceps, shoulders, biceps and back making it a true total-body experience. There are also blended classes which include 30 minutes of weight lifting on the indoor turf after a cycling class to create a hybrid teaching style.

Graham paints the picture of a barely-lit room, so no one feels too seen, and disco lights that will engage you, almost as if you were in a club. There is a stretch and recovery room with yoga mats, theraguns and foam rollers to unwind after the adrenaline rush of a class. All memberships also include access to infrared eucalyptus saunas, which benefit health and wellness for the immune system and help fight off winter sicknesses like the flu and viral infections by helping eliminate those toxins and providing that rest and relation after a class.

First-time visitors can call or email to schedule a tour of the space. New riders are encouraged to show up 20 minutes before to be properly set up on their bike and to determine which weights are best

Be on the lookout for the transformation challenge in early January. The challenge goes beyond weight loss and focuses on total body transformation. The January challenge will follow a successful challenge they hosted last spring that produced phenomenal results. They look forward to helping you reach your goals, move your body and become the very best version of yourself. Mind, body and Soul..

To learn more about the services provided, visit

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“If you do not take care of mental and physical health, you will not be as successful with work, family, or social life,” she says. “We are only as strong as our mind and our body.”
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Two Unique Coffee Shops to Try This Winter

Oklahoma City’s java landscape is full of delicious frappés, mocha lattes, iced coffees and more. The coffee culture in OKC is just as unique as the growing assortment of brews. Whether you’re needing something strong to kick off your day or meeting a friend for coffee and live music, the boutique coffee scene in the metro wont let you down. Here are two local cafes to start your Tour de OKC Coffee with.


Junction Coffee is OKC’s only double-decker bus, Maebelle, that serves as a mobile cafe and eatery. Being mobile allows them to create a community that bridges different areas of the city, different demographics and different social situations. Junction Coffee is a unique business whose purpose is to create community and hope, rather than just a profit. Through the proceeds of their coffee sales, Junction coffee supports local and international organizations that are concerned with issues of justice and mercy. You can also visit their Automobile Alley location at 611 N Broadway where they’re serving delicious coffee, small bites and great vibes Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 6pm and Saturday from 8am to 6pm.

611 N Broadway Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 405-225-3521


Aspen Coffee is Oklahoma’s Original craft-coffee. They’ve been roasting their coffee in small batches for the freshest beans possible, in Stillwater, OK since 1994. With six locations throughout the metro, Aspen coffee is one of the largest local coffee roasters with their newest shop on 150th and May in Oklahoma City.

To ensure the absolute best coffee drinks, their baristas handcraft each one on a La Marzocco espresso machine - never automatic machines. Our Fit City faves are Jameson, Cortado and Blended Chai. Aspen is also famous for their baked goods! Check out their delicious menu which includes protein cookies, croissants, muffins and breads. Flip to page 39 for their famous Blueberry White Chocolate Scone recipe.

2420 NW 150th St, Suite 1, Oklahoma City, OK 73134 405-880-5484

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Decade by decade, aging presents common skin challenges, but you can still turn back the clock and actually undo signs of damage. Our local medical spa experts weighed in on the skin care must haves and essential treatments for every age.

20’s | Brittany Kirkley, Lead Esthetician, Purity Day Spa

In your early 20s, your skin is bouncy and bright from great collagen production. As you move towards your late 20s, signs from past years of laying out in the sun or tanning beds and stress from college start to creep in. Your collagen production has slowed and fine lines start to appear. Your skin in your 20s varies from acne to melasma or hyperpigmentation.

1. What skincare products are necessary in your 20’s?

Cleanser, exfoliant, toner, a good oil or serum, like Vitamin C, an eye cream, moisturizer, and sunscreen are staples in your skin care routine at this age. Clean products are the way to go and are especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin. Harsh chemicals and added fragrances that can cause skin irritation are included in many products so always check your ingredients. The Think Dirty app is a great resource.

2. Which services do you recommend for skin health in your 20’s?

HydraFacials are great to start in your 20s as they

effectively cleanse, exfoliate, soothe, and brighten the complexion through a multistep process. LED light therapy and microneedling increase cell regeneration and speed up collagen production which aids in the reduction of acne scars, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. Dermaplaning is a must-have exfoliation treatment that removes dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz), which leaves the skin smoother, brighter, and it allows for a more even makeup application while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and acne. For maximum benefit try our HydraFacial with dermaplaning. 3. Any big “no-nos” to avoid in your 20s?

Never go to sleep with your makeup on! Another big no-no is over exfoliating, especially if you have acne. It will over dry your skin which increases the breakouts. Others to mention are tanning beds, not using moisturizer if your skin is oily, and not wearing sunscreen.

30s and 40s | Ashley Willeford APRN, owner of Elevate Wellness and Aesthetics

Your 30s is when you start to see some early signs of aging, as well as the first effects of sun damage that most likely happened in your teenage years or in your 20s. Your skin’s repair system slows down, which means that skin can appear duller as a result, and decreased collagen production means that your skin will appear less tight.

Aging seems to appear rather dramatically and suddenly in your 40s due to the onset of hormonal changes. Estrogen production declines slowly during perimenopause, which typically starts in the mid- to late-40s, causing increased dryness and less elasticity. Through all these changes, your skin routine can and should remain a constant in your life to maximize your glow goals.

1. What skincare products are necessary in your 30s and 40s?

You may need to incorporate two different kinds of cleansers—a gentle exfoliating cleanser plus a mild lotion-like cleanser—to accommodate your skin’s needs for both cell

turnover and hydration. We recommend Revision’s Papaya Enzyme Cleanser and Revision’s Brightening Cleanser. Adding a topical retinol or a peptide-based serum to help with fine lines and skin firmness is a must during this age. Antioxidants, such as Vitamin C, will help repair some of the sun damage that has started to develop over the years by brightening dull skin, and rejuvenating collagen. At Elevate, we provide complimentary skin consultations and will customize your skincare routine in the same visit.

2. Which services do you recommend for skin health in your 30s and 40s?

We have two popular, non-invasive skin treatments that we recommend for this age demographic: SmoothGlo and HydraFacials. SmoothGlo is an innovative sequential skin treatment that utilizes two proven technologies delivered one following the other in one session, resulting in visibly fuller, brighter, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin. The treatment focuses on three layers of rejuvenation: skin tone,

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texture, and volume as well as hyperpigmentation/brown spots, redness, and veins. It delivers immediate and cumulative results achieved in 3 to 4 visits with minimal discomfort and little to no downtime. SmoothGlo was created in response to consumers seeking skin treatments that address multiple signs of aging in one session.

HydraFacials are crucial to regaining moisture and exfoliating the skin. HydraFacial’s three-step process is: 1. Cleanse + peel by gently exfoliating, and a relaxing resurfacing brings out a new layer of skin. 2. Extract + hydrate with a painless suction that removes debris from pores while intense moisturizers nourish and quench your skin. 3. Fuse + protect,

antioxidants and peptides saturate your skin’s surface to maximize your glow. We suggest adding on a dermaplane to this service.

3. Any big “no-nos” to avoid in your 30s and 40s?

As with any population looking to slow down the effects of aging, we recommend staying adequately hydrated, getting plenty of rest, and applying SPF regularly. Skipping out on the sunscreen can age your skin dramatically. While we all enjoy a night out on the town, excess alcohol intake can bring on the signs of aging, too. Always skip smoking of any kind.

50s, 60s, and beyond | Minidi Mackey, APRN-CNP, Belle Ame Medical Spa

Through many years of sun exposure, ozone depletion, poor diet, smoking, alcohol, etc. skin becomes less supple and more uneven in its skin tone. As the skin ages, wrinkles form, creating an aging appearance and less healthy skin texture. If done correctly through the years, skin damage can be prevented through careful attention to skin care products, diet, hydration, sleep, and stress management.

1. What skincare products are necessary in your 50s and older?

Here are five products we recommend to keep the skin appearing healthy, youthful, and radiant after 50.

1. Retinoids - a Vitamin A compound which helps repair sun-damaged skin through exfoliation, increasing cellular turnover to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

2. Hyaluronic acid - helps skin attract and retain moisture by drawing 6,000 times its weight in water. Topical hyaluronic acid serums diminish lines by plumping wrinkles, improving skin elasticity, and increasing firmness.

3. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) - is an effective antioxidant, which protects the skin from free radicals, chemical compounds that travel through the body causing damage and aging.

4. Hydroxy acids - powerful exfoliants which help get rid of dry, damaged, discolored skin cells. Through the use of AHAs, the skin is able to absorb skincare products promoting smooth, even, glowing skin. In aging skin, beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) have been shown to be effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

5. Peptides encourage your skin to naturally produce

collagen and elastin, which in turn give skin a more youthful appearance and higher durability to the environment.

2. Which services do you recommend for skin health in your 50s, 60s, and beyond?

Some of the challenges women face after age 50 are loss of collagen and elastin and skin sagging. Here at Belle Ame Med Spa, we have several treatments to help combat aging and improve skin’s texture, tone, and wrinkles.

Neuromodulators are an FDA-approved injectable treatment that can improve the appearance of dynamic expression lines thus reducing wrinkles. We also recommend microneedling as it can help with pore size, fine lines and wrinkles, oil production, and skin tone by creating a microinjury that stimulates the skin to create collagen. Chemical peels are very popular for this demographic. They improve the appearance of skin texture, tone, and wrinkles through customized chemical formulations designed to exfoliate through damaged and dilapidated skin.

Another treatment that is frequently used is a dermal filler, an injectable hyaluronic acid, used to “fill” the wrinkle lines to create a more even appearance as well as contour facial structures to restore the appearance of youth.

3. Any big “no-nos” to avoid at this age?

Often, women try to replace their loss in facial volume with filler. Belle Ame focuses on the natural look when it comes to fillers. Too much filler can have dire consequences on your appearance and can prematurely age your face rather than rejuvenate it. It is always acceptable to slightly underfill and come back for more than to overfill.

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Illnesses increase in colder weather. Regular chiropractic care can help strengthen the immune system.

Cold weather can cause achy joints. Chiropractics helps improve movement and blood flow to joints, which decreases aches and pains.

Traveling for the holidays and spending long hours sitting in the car or on a plane can cause pain and tension in the body.

Regular chiropractic care relieves stress in the body and can help you sit long hours without having back pain.

Regular chiropractic care improves balance and stability, which decreases the risk of falls in wet/icy conditions.

Seasonal depression is prevalent in the winter months. Regular chiropractic care can improve mood and positive feelings.

Winter/holidays bring stress; chiropractic care can help with physical and mental stress. Regular Chiropractic care relieves physical tension, which often is related to mental tension/stress.

Chiropractic care can improve sleep time and quality that is negatively impacted by the time change.

Decrease risk of injury/ increased recovery time (activities like hanging lights, sledding, skiing increase risk of injury, winter sports for kiddos).

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