🎧This week we got to chat with personal trainer Mistee Martin.
Mistee was a veterinary technician 🐶 for 15 years when she decided to change career paths and pursue another passions of hers- fitness. 🏃🏽♀️
Having a love for nutrition and fitness for 20+ years is what lead her down the path of personal training. She opened up her own personal training business a year and a half ago specializing in women’s health. 🧘🏼♂️
She trains women of all ages including those who are postpartum and pre/post menopausal. Her focus is on strength training and nutritional coaching. She teaches her clients the importance of gaining lean muscle mass as they age and also coaches them on how to eat without using trendy diets or deprivation. 🥦
Her training sessions are either one on one or with accompanied by a friend in the privacy of her home gym. 🏡
🌟Connect with Mistee ⭐️
💙Facebook: Mistee Martin Personal Training
🎧 This week on the podcast we spoke with Dillon Burns.
He is the owner of and coach at Anchor Fitness and Nutrition. Coach Dillon has worked with a wide variety of athletes and clients from military athletes, to sport performance athletes, to his favorite - those who are just beginning their health journey. 🏋🏽🥦
His certifications include CPT, Metabolic Specialist, CrossFit L1 Trainer, USA Weightlifting L1 Coach, Precision Nutrition L1 Coach, and a B.S. in Exercise Science from Iowa State University. 🤓
🌟Connect with Dillon ⭐️
💙Facebook: Anchor.NF or Anchor Fitness & Nutrition
📱Instagram: @anchor_fitness_nutrition and anchor_kids_
🎧 Meet Dylan Thielen!
Dylan is a certified powerlifting coach, business owner, and gym manager. He strives to help others improve both physical and mental health through lifting weights and proper nutrition. 🥦 His business, Horizon Strength strives to educate clients on proper technique, healthy eating habits, and help build a happier and healthier body, one rep at a time. You can find Dylan managing and training clients at DSM Barbell Club in downtown Des Moines. 🏋🏾♂️
🌟Connect with Dylan ⭐️
💙Facebook: Horizon Strength
📱Instagram: @horizonstrength & @thielen.fitness
Kaizen Health and Wellness is a private-pay (cash-based) rehab and performance center.
Let’s shed some light on what cash-based physical therapy is and how this method will likely save you time,
money and resources, while also helping you achieve your desired results.
Break it Down:
Cash-Based Model Defined
Kaizen Health and Wellness chooses (emphasis on this being an intentional decision) a cash-based model for our practice. In a cash-based treatment model, your Kaizen therapist enters into an agreement with you to provide physical therapy services in a manner that both parties have decided upon (AKA: FULL TRANSPARENCY with no surprise bills 3 months in) to help you reach your treatment goals most efficiently.
You will pay at the time of service. This model allows us to focus on providing direct, one-on-one care, while keeping administrative costs low. You may pay for services using actual cash, a check, a credit/debit card, or with your HSA/FSA.
In some instances, you may also personally file for reimbursement from your insurance company to curb your out-of-pocket expense. Most insurance companies, with the exception of Medicare, Medicaid and some HMOs, will provide reimbursement for services received “out of network”. We can help you with this process.
Cash-based does not mean our team is short on the education, qualifications and
accreditations necessary to provide you with best-in-class medical care.
We blend our unique background in strength, conditioning, and human performance
to go well beyond rehab and help you live your happiest, healthiest life.
Why Cash Based?
Benefits by the Numbers
We are not big on limitations – neither are you, which is why you’re here. In our experience, third-party payers pressuring for immediate diagnoses, insisting on confining treatments, and interfering with the therapy we want to
provide often hurts the patient’s progress and hinders our ability to reach his or her goals.
Furthermore, out-of-pocket expenses over the course of physical therapy will often be less expensive
for patients like you with a cash-based model than through traditional physical therapy practice.
If we take the “standard” protocol in a insurance-based model for a torn rotator cuff in a healthy individual (25-35), the patient will typically need 4-6 months of rehab requiring passive and active PT (~2x per week) according to the US National Library of Medicine. You will also have to worry about meeting your deductible and paying a co-pay at each visit.
In our model we typically see the patient 1x a week and give them an extensive home program so he or she can
begin working on this program at home. We also see our patient on average 6-10x during a plan of care
and quickly go from rehabilitation to working on performance and prevention.
At the end of 6-months cash-based is often more affordable and less of a time investment. This also doesn’t account for
the intangibles around enjoying a dynamic, individualized care plan and relationship built with your Kaizen PT.
Which path will you choose to get back to your peak performance?
You may also be interested in this blog post
about cash-based physical therapy:
At Kaizen Health and Wellness, we pride ourselves on having unrivaled transparency.
We believe that our specific treatments for your goals and needs should be individualized, but our prices should not.
As a customer, you should feel comfortable knowing exactly how much you are paying before you ever walk in the door.
No guesswork. No hidden costs.
Whether it’s an initial evaluation, follow-up session or anything else we offer,
know that you are getting our highest quality care, every hour, no matter what.
🎧This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Dr. Jon Roed. Jon Roed is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic who graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, MN and holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Iowa. 🤓. In his practice, Dr. Jon enjoys treating a broad patient base with an emphasis on sports injuries. He has worked with recreational level athletes to that of Olympic caliber. Outside of work, Dr. Jon loves spending time with his family, his wife Katie, daughter Avery, son Gavin, and one year old bearded collie, Gandalf. 🐶 Dr. Jon also enjoys golf, water sports, and is an avid CrossFitter. 🏋🏽 🎤 We talk about all the things from business, family, health, the pandemic, and cars. 🚘 🌟Connect with Jon ⭐️ 💙Facebook: DSM Spine + Sport 📱Instagram: @dsmspinesport 📩Email: email@example.com 📞Phone: 515-223-7206 www.dsmspinesport.com
Casey Negrete is the owner of IMPACT Health and Performance in Ankeny. We talk about his business and discuss the importance of finding the perfect fit for patients, touch on his experience as a D1 athlete, and learn about practicing as a TPI (golf) certified physical therapist. 🤓 Casey works with active individuals at IMPACT and is specialized to work with golfers. ⛳️ Check out his Instagram for “Trick Shot Tuesday” @impact.ankeny 🏌️♀️ Connect with Casey: www.impactankeny.com YouTube: IMPACT Health & Performance 👨💻 Facebook & Instagram: impact.ankeny 📩 firstname.lastname@example.org 📱 515-446-8389
🎧 This week we wanted to introduce you to Scott! Scott Jensen is a Des Moines native. He is a personal trainer, a certified nutrition specialist, and the owner of Big House Gym in West Des Moines. 🏋🏽 On this episode, we chat about his business and what it takes to run a client focused business model. 🧔🏻 He’s had a personal interest in health and wellness from a young age. 🥦 We talk about the path that led him to Florida then back to Iowa and into managing Big House Gym in West Des Moines and the tight knit community they have built there. 👊🏼 🌟Connect with Scott ⭐️ 💙Facebook: Big House Gym & Nutrition and S.jensen0418 📱Instagram: @bighousegym and @mindset180fitness 📩Email: email@example.com 📞Phone: 515-223-7206 www.bighousegym.com
🎧 This week on the podcast we got to chat with Emily Jenkins. Emily has a passion for yoga and helping people. She is the lead teacher at YogaSix and a group fitness instructor at Genesis Health Club DSM. 🧘🏼♀️ Emily believes that fitness starts with your thoughts and beliefs. Her background is in psychology and she understands the power of the human mind. 💆🏼♀️ We discuss all things from yoga practice to navigating fitness through the pandemic. 👩🏼💻 🌟How to connect with Emily⭐️ 💙Facebook: Emily.jenkins.35 📱Instagram: EmilyJenkins0815 📩Email: firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.corebuiltwellness.com https://www.yogasix.com https://www.genesishealthclubs.com/locations/hickman-road.html
On this week's podcast we talk with registered dietitian Mackenzie "Mack" Woolwich. Mack owns MW Coaching where she works with women who are seeking to find food freedom and end the diet and restriction lifestyle so that they can build a healthy relationship with food. Many of Mack’s clients have had past eating disorders/disordered eating habits and she has worked with them to break that cycle and transform their life by freeing them from the food and diet mentality. To learn more about Mack and MW Coaching you can find her on Instagram. Instagram: @mack_woolwhich_ -Linktree for free Facebook community, weekly newsletter, coaching signup.
This weeks episode of The Fit Moines Podcast is with Andrew Seymour, owner and trainer at Seymour Health and Fitness. We talk about his background and what motivated him to not only become a trainer but then start his own business. Andrew has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to training and was named the 2019 Des Moines' Best Local Personal Trainer. You don't want to miss this episode.
To learn more about Andrew and Seymour Health and Fitness:
Facebook (personal): Andrew Seymour
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