WELLNESS

MAC Wellness is an integral part of the Mac Fitness Department at Manchester Athletic Club. The two departments work together to design an individualized fitness and nutrition plan that is both realistic and sustainable. Our comprehensive approach can assist you with managing many medical conditions and to create sustainable lifestyle changes.

Our team of coaches are professionally trained in providing nutrition therapy for medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, gastrointestinal issues, food allergies and intolerances. We also address disordered eating, stress management, anxiety disorders, addictions and life transitions. We offer preventative, restorative and sustainable health solutions that will address the needs of the whole person. We believe in providing a comprehensive approach that integrates mind, body and spirit. Our highly qualified team of professionals work together to support you in maintaining an optimal state of health and wellbeing...

New members receive a Comprehensive Wellness Assessment to review all pertinent lifestyle factors affecting their health. Two follow up assessments are provided to review your customized plan and to provide you with measurable results. We are skilled at motivating you to achieve your health and fitness goals.

WELLNESS CONSULTATION

Our Wellness Consultation is designed to help you identify fitness and nutritional goals and map a plan for success.

During your appointment, we will provide you with an accurate analysis of body composition and make recommendations on how to improve your overall health and level of fitness. We will determine your caloric needs for weight loss or make recommendations on nutrient timing for sports specific training. Our Consultants can provide you with the latest information on health related fitness.

From here we develop an appropriate workout plan that will decrease fat and increase lean muscle mass. We also screen for pre-existing medical conditions, current medications and injuries and modify workout and nutrition plans accordingly. Two follow up assessments are provided to review your customized plan and to provide you with measurable results.

Book your Wellness Consultation today and find out how our talented team of Wellness Assessors, Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors can support you on your way to optimal health and well being!

MEET OUR COACHES

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MARLENE DICKINSON

BA Psychology/Sports Nutrition
Holistic Wellness Coach/Consultant
Food as Medicine

Marlene is a professional in the health and wellness field who currently holds degrees and certifications in Psychology, Wellness Coaching, Sports Nutrition and Food as Medicine. Marlene has a proven abilility to provide coaching, consultation, and referral services to clients managing various health and wellness conditions.  Marlene believes in cultivating partnerships that motivate clients to create lifestyle changes that lead to optimal health and wellbeing. She is skilled in identifying and providing relevant community and health care resources that support the client’s customized wellness plan. Marlene continues to study with a team of holistic professionals and implements a wide variety of health and wellness services. These initiatives include, coaching, nutrition, sports nutrition, Food as Medicine, mindful eating, healthy weight management, motivation/visualization/goal setting, ergonomics, stress management/self-care, anxiety, core beliefs, meditation, time management, life/work./leisure balance, life transitions.

Contact:
Marlene Dickinson
mdickinson@macathletics.com
978 526 8900 x 362


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DARREN BURKE

MS Exercise Science and Nutrition
Health Coach + Nutritionist
Personal Trainer

Darren Burke holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition from Sacred Heart University; in addition he is a certified Health Coach through the American Council of Exercise and a certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Darren is passionate about his work and strives to give his clients the information they need to maximize their workouts and obtain measurable results. In 2016, Darren launched his own lifestyle modification course called 80/20 Balance. This 12 week course provides relevant nutrition information and introduces members to various modes of exercise.  The class is taught in a small group setting and includes , pre and post goal setting and assessments, a mid point check in and two personal training sessions.   Darren believes that with knowledge comes success! Darren is also a licensed nutritionist and assist you with healthy weight management, food intolerances and sensitivities and make recommendations on nutrient dense food combinations.

Call Darren today and set up a time to explore everything that he has to offer!

Contact:
Darren Burke
dburke@macathletics.com
978.526.8900 x 387

 

WELLNESS ASSOCIATES

Mandy and Kristen will be booking services through the Spa starting MONDAY, APRIL 23rd! Call to book your appointment today! 978 526 8900 x259

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Kristen Harte, NP

Kristen is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Women’s Health. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1987 from West Chester University and a Master’s degree from The University of Pennsylvania in 1990. She has been in the field of medicine since 1987. She embarked on her holistic path over 10 years ago for her own health and well-being. She is a Reiki master, a certified Acutonics practitioner and is certified in Body-Feedback with essential oils. She also practices astrology and other forms of energy medicine such as Shamanism and Intuitive Plant Medicine. Kristen has taught workshops in meditation, energy medicine, essential oils, and Munay-Ki Rites within the community. Currently she is taking a 200-hour yoga teacher training to further enhance her ability to integrate the mind-body-spirit for herself and her clients. Her medical background combined with her holistic modalities offer her patients a unique approach to healing. Her goal is to empower her patients to tap into their own abilities to heal and find balance in their lives. Kristen treats women, men, and children of all ages in her holistic practice.


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Mandy Lubas,  OTR/L, C-IAYT, AWC

Mandy Lubas is a Holistic Occupational Therapist who is graduate of Quinnipiac University in 2001. She has been in the field of medicine since 2001, working with people of all ages. She is certified in Sensory Integration, trained in Craniosacral Therapy, a Registered Yoga Therapist and graduate of Kerala Academy as an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor. Her certification as a Panchakarma Technician allows her to provide 5 therapeutic Ayurvedic manual therapies for specific pathologies, for the reduction of pain, overall stress reduction, and to manage orthopedic injuries for any given athlete. Currently, she works as a Holistic Occupational Therapist, is a mentor and educator for occupational therapy students and professors in holistic therapies. She also teaches yoga, co-teaches workshops, and assists in building a community of conscious living. She has presented at conferences for MAOT and at local colleges throughout the Boston area to educate practitioners, students, teachers, and colleagues on her passion of merging Yoga and Ayurveda into the medical community. She has been published in OTAdvance Magazine where she writes about her personal experiences in her own healing journey and the work she provides with her clients using these holistic approaches.