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Chiropractor Allyne Shares How Galter LifeCenter Inspired Her after Overcoming A Debilitating Disease

by Gina Maggio | Feb 06, 2019
We spoke to Allyne R. who is an unlimited member of Galter LifeCenter. Allyne experienced a severe neurological condition that made it difficult for her to think, read or even talk for several years.

 
As she began to recover she returned to  Galter LifeCenter and began taking classes and saw improvements on a day to day basis, and also, found a community and a place she can call her home! 

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1. How long have you been a member at Galter LifeCenter?

I have been a member at Galter LifeCenter for more than 25 years, and have always come regularly except for the period of my illness.

2. Why did you choose Galter LifeCenter?

I chose Galter LifeCenter because a friend recommended it, saying it was a very special place. Other fitness facilities never felt right. At Galter, I immediately felt comfortable because of the warm, caring environment and the diversity of the members.  I love being with people of all ages, races, and creeds.  I live close by and think Galter is one of the jewels that make this neighborhood such a special place.

I participate in a variety of Mind-Body classes including Tai Chi, yoga, Groove, and Nia. As both a patient and a physician, I have learned how important those classes are. I also take many other beautiful classes here including Fluidity Barre, which is part of the unlimited membership. I find that the quality of instructors is exceptional. I have not yet met an instructor who is not kind, compassionate, knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

4Why would you recommend people join Galter LifeCenter?

Galter offers an extraordinary range of services appropriate for the young to those in the vintage generation. As we age, we need to work at keeping both our bodies and our minds in good condition. So many of the classes and activities here improve both.  In many of the excellent fitness classes you have to think about how and where to move parts of your body, and the very act of thoughtful movement can protect and improve your memory as well as your ability to think clearly.  Galter now also offers The Mindfulness Meditation Initiative, which is an added extraordinary bonus. Recent scientific research proves that simple meditation can protect and improve your memory and your ability to stay sharp and clear.  

5 .Anything else you would like to add?

I appreciate, admire and respect all the staff at Galter from the instructors, receptionists, to the attendants in the locker room. Everyone is caring and kind, and that helps create a community where members can connect to one another as well as to the Galter team.  Research also proves that a strong sense of community also helps us have healthy bodies and minds. 

"I am personally grateful to Galter LifeCenter and deeply appreciate the profound difference it has made in my life and can make in the lives of all of its members."

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