Moving into Wellness in 2013

Gail CondrickGirl Talk on Health – Moving into Wellness in 2013
January 9th, 2013

Holiday Inn Express
5730 Gantt Road, Sarasota, FL

Moving into Wellness
is a unique program developed by Gail Condrick that combines wellness and fitness to jump start a personalized program for you and your lifestyle. This presentation will help you find and stick to a plan that is perfect for you! Come and discover:
1) Your Wellness Personality -Are you Yin or Yang in your lifestyle and your fitness choices?
2) Three Traits of Successful Fitness Programs
3) The Mind/Body Connection…and why it is important.

Have fun identifying your personal patterns and how they best translate into a wellness program. Wear comfortable clothes and get ready to move into wellness with Gail!

About Gail:  Gail Condrick is a member of the Nia Technique Training Faculty, one of 45 people in the world licensed to teach people to become Nia mind/body fitness instructors. A former couch potato, Gail discovered Nia in 1996 and it has transformed her body, her life, and her philosophy of wellness. Gail retired in 2007 after serving 23 years as the Director of Cable Television and Consumer Protection for Fairfax County to form her local company GaelaVisions.  She has a BA in English from USF, and is also a Caroline Myss Sacred Contracts Consultant/Soul Coach and Reiki Master.   Gail is the creator of the Moving Into Wellness Program and also the founder of the Women’s Wisdom Weekend retreats to rejuvenate your mind/body/spirit.   She can be reached at

The Myth of the Normal Mammogram

Mammograms indeed save lives. However, did you know that the ability of a mammogram to detect cancer is not the same for every woman? Come join us for an informative session on mammography’s biggest flaw and on how you can be sure that you have access to all of the latest technologies that allow for the earliest detection of breast cancer.

Presented by: Thomas Bakondy M.D., Director of Breast Imaging & Intervention, Partners Breast Diagnostic Center, Sarasota FL.

Unlock the Secret Messages of Your Body

It’s time for a spiritual detox for the body!

Are you trying to get in shape but something seems to be blocking you? Do you feel that it’s time to do something about your health, but something seems to limit you?

  • Align your body with you life’s purpose.
  • Love and cherish the body you have, no matter what shape it is in.
  • Realize why you were born in your particular body.
  • Get in physical shape, easily and joyously.
  • Activate cellular healing and strengthening of your body from the inside-out.

Presented by: Felicia Grant – Certified Soul Coach®
Founder of The DragonflyExperience –

Discover Your Best Health Through Food, Fitness & Fun with Polly Pitchford

Our next Girl Talk on Health is on Wednesday, August 1st @ 6:30 p.m.

Come join Polly, author of 2 health food cookbooks, fitness instructor, personal trainer and motivational speaker on health and wellness as she simplifies the steps needed to make the changes for a healthy lifestyle.

This presentation is designed to give people the awareness, the education and the skills needed to take charge of their own good health and live fuller, richer, more productive lives.

In this fun, interactive and inspiring talk, Polly will combine humor, intellect and her own life experiences in looking at the three main aspects of how to accomplish healthy living: nutrition, exercise, and attitude.

Attendees will walk away rejuvenated and inspired to incorporate the following into their daily lives:

  • Learn the “I can’t believe I can have that!” foods

  • The GREATEST travel snack food.  Never leave home without this!

  • The 5 minute flexibility routine

  • The healthiest way to balance any meal

  • The must-have one piece of exercise equipment (and how to use it)

  • The 5 most effective and fun ways to reduce stress




Me Toxic? Now What Do I Do?

Are you u toxic? How do you know? How can you find out? And once you do, what can be done about it? Dr. Stewart and Dr. Dumas will talk about how you might become toxic, what signs and symptoms you might have if you are and what can be done to detox safely and effectively….

Our Guest Speakers -
Dr. Shaun L. Dumas AP owner of Acupuncture Healing Center.
Dr. Dumas has over 15 years involvement in the area of health and wellness, a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science and a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine.

Dr. Diane Stewart – DC – owner of Lite 2 Touch Chiropractic Care.
Dr. Stewart has practiced chiropractic for over 25 years. She has devoted the last 12 years researching and training nationwide to find additional cutting edge technology to assist her patients in achieving their maximum health potential.

Forks over Knives – Movie Event

Remember the old saying “You are what you eat” ?  Well, apparently there is a lot of truth in that message!
The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reve…rsed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.
You can change your heath for the better and even reverse dis-ease just by changing your diet!
Join us and learn how to start eating a more plant based diet and improve your health.

Say Goodbye to Insomnia – “It’s Every Woman’s Right to a good

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Sarasota/ManateeSleep problems are an epidemic among women today. An astonishing three-fourths of all women in the U.S. have sleep problems at least some nights. And almost half of women usually awaken feeling tired or groggy. Maybe you think you’re exhausted and irritable because your kids wear you down. Or you may think low energy and an inability to focus are attributed to aging, depression, or health problems. Come find out the answer to a good nights sleep.

Dr. Steven Scheer, MD will discuss specific women’s issues
and how it relates to sleep at different phases in your life.

Steven Scheer, M.D. is a board certified specialist in Sleep Medicine, treating
patients with a variety of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, snoring,
restless legs, insomnia, and narcolepsy.
Guest Speaker

Dr. Steven Scheer, MD
oard Certified Specialist in Sleep Medicine
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Institute for Advanced Medicine
5880 Rand Blvd, First Floor Classroom A
Sarasota, FL 34233
Please RSVP to Facebook email or call

Fatigue: What Causes It? What cures it?

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired??

Did you know that 50% of adults who seek medical treatment complain of feeling tired all the time. MOST ARE Women.  IS this YOU!

Did you know there are simple lifestyle changes you can make that will put you on the road to greater health and vitality?

Find out how to enhance you own self-healing at our March Girl Talk…Begin to feel better and change the underlying causes of your fatigue.  You will leave this talk with a wealth of practical lifestyle choices to greatly reduce your fatigue and enhance the quality of you.

Guest Speaker
Mary Kay Cetan
Doctor of Oriental Medicine at Natural Health Center

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Institute for Advanced Medicine
5880 Rand Blvd, First Floor Classroom A
Sarasota, FL 34238

RSVP to  919-523-8502

Sexy at Every Age

Sexy at Every AgeA woman’s sexual desires naturally fluctuate over the years. Highs and lows commonly coincide with the beginning or end of a relationship or with major life changes, such as pregnancy, menopause or illness. However, if you are bothered by a low sex drive or decreased sex drive, there are lifestyle changes and strategies that may put you in the mood more often. February is the month for romance so join us for this informative Girl Talk that will help put some “spice” back into your life.

With Guest Speaker Jennifer McBlaine, PHD
Registered Mental Health Counselor
Diplomate of The American Board of Sexology
BA in Psychology & MA in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida
PhD in Clinical Sexology from The American Academy of Clinical Sexologists
Board Certified Clinical Sexologist

Dr. McBlaine will be discussing the topics, intimacy, body image and menopause and will suggest some strategies to deal with a low sex drive as well as how to communicate one’s desires.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Doors Open at 6pm
Guest speaker begins at 6:30pm

Institute for Advanced Medicine
5880 Rand Blvd, First Floor Classroom A
Sarasota, FL 34238

RSVP to 919-523-8502

Estate Planning Advice to Start the Year Off Right

estateplanning.jpgMany thanks to our “Estate Planning for Women” guest speakers, John Compton of Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A. and Brian Babcock of Horizon Wealth Advisors, for a very informative discussion on estate planning & life insurance. We discussed the types of documents that need to be in place to protect our family’s interest and our assets from falling into undesired control. We also discussed the different types of life insurance and long-term care insurance. They took the time to answer our specific questions and offered valuable information that will help save us and our family a great deal of money and potential headache in the long run.

We would also like thank Sarah Wakefield of Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A. for her help in coordinating this event.

If you were unable to attend this event, but would like to contact John or Brian for a personal consultation, we have provided their contact information below.

John Compton
Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A.
Sarasota City Center
Suite 610
1819 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Toll Free: (888) 409-8592
Phone: (941) 328-8396

Brian Babcock
Horizon Wealth Advisors
9040 Town Center Parkway
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Phone : (941)753-8971
Email :