Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lighten Up Partner Profile: Scott “Q” Marcus

Scott “Q” Marcus is a motivational weight loss speaker who specializes in addressing audiences across the country on topics ranging from improving one’s lifestyle through a positive shift in thoughts, feelings and beliefs to increasing the productivity and morale in an individual’s daily life. Whether the audience is as small as a few dozen people or as large as a thousand, Scott delivers custom presentations that are both interactive and visually impacting. His unique brand of high energy presenting not only engages his listeners, it challenges them to rethink their way of lives and identify points of improvement immediately.

Some of the topics that Scott covers in his presentations include conflict management, maximizing productivity, self satisfaction, effective communication and marketing basics.   For more information about Scott “Q” Marcus please visit or call 707-442-6243. Scott “Q” Marcus is located on 2521 E. Street in Eureka, Ca.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Lighten Up Partner Profile: San Gabriel Valley YMCA

San Gabriel Valley YMCA has been providing support to surrounding communities for the past 100 years by promoting strong core values to youth and giving families a valuable resource for children’s education and recreation.  A membership with the SGV YMCA means so much more than just access to a gym. Weekend camps for children and families include swimming, hiking, rock climbing, arts, sports and more. The organization also offers health and fitness classes ranging from water aerobics and swimming to CPR and weight management. YMCA provides financial assistance to anyone interested in its programs as part of a promise to never turn away anyone because of inability to pay. 

Whether through camp programs, childcare, sports leagues or family resources, YMCA continues to support the San Gabriel Valley in a pursuit of positive influence on the community. There are a number of employment and volunteer opportunities available at YMCA. For more information about these or any other YMCA programs visit or call 626.339.6221.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lighten Up Partner Profile: Lifestyle Management Solutions

As a nutrition and consulting practice specializing in weight management and wellness services, Lifestyle Management Solutions has been serving the San Gabriel Valley through a number of programs that encourage a healthier lifestyle. Gina Crome, is not only a registered dietician and personal trainer, she is the owner of Lifestyle Management Solutions and has built the organization around a simple but practical mission of improving the quality of life through key lifestyle changes, as opposed to trendy diets or weight-loss gimmicks. “We use customized nutrition and fitness plans to fit our clients’ lifestyles.” says Crome regarding the organization’s practices. They receive a program that is customized to fit them and we take into account what each individual is willing do.”

Lifestyle Management Solutions offers a wide array of practical services for individuals as well as organizations looking to improve their health and lifestyle habits. Personal dietician consultation, certified personal training and psychological/social support programs are offered for individuals, while corporate employee wellness campaigns can be developed to fit specific companies and organizations. For more information about Lifestyle Management Solutions visit or call 626-963-5350.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Lighten Up Partner Profile: LA Fitness Glendora

LA Fitness strives to encourage a culture of valued exercise habits and healthy living within its community. Every LA Fitness is filled with state of the art equipment and the most advanced fitness technology and classes. But what the organization prides itself on is the expert staff of fitness consultants who are there to serve, teach and guide you in reaching your fitness goals. To insure an even more personal approach to exercise personal trainers are on hand to help customize the perfect fitness regime. Fitness classes offered at the facilities range from cardio, yoga and kickboxing to basketball, cycling and swimming. There is even a designated play area available for kids as well.

For more information about LA Fitness Glendora visit or call

Friday, January 11, 2013

Lighten Up Partner Profile: Just4Me Studio

Just4Me Studio is a dance studio specializing in dance fitness, specifically Zumba for group instruction. The studio offers high energy Zumba classes for individuals interested in fitness and weight-loss. The affordable classes are taught throughout the day, giving individuals numerous options regardless of schedule restrictions. Just4Me Studio encourages a healthy lifestyle for all of its members and provides an affordable fitness alternative to support them.

For more information about Just4Me Studio find us on Facebook or call 626-324-3353. Just4Me Studio is located at 15219 Gale Avenue in Industry, California.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Lighten Up Partner Profile: Gold's Gym West Covina

As only one location in a line of 700 world class fitness centers, Gold’s Gym West Covina was established to help people realize their fitness goals through a customized exercise regime. In addition to one of the most comprehensive strength training facilities in the world, Gold’s Gym also offers dynamic group exercise programs such as yoga, group cycling, mixed martial arts, pilates and more.

The expert staff of personal trainers and group exercise instructors recognize that everyone has their own personal strength level and speed for achieving fitness goals. So whether you are a veteran bodybuilder or an individual embarking on your unique fitness plan for the first time, there is a program that is right for you. For more information about membership packages and enrollment for Gold’s Gym West Covina visit and select the West Covina zip code or call 626-480-7717. Gold’s Gym West Covina is located at 112 Plaza Drive in West Covina, California.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Lighten Up Partner Profile: Fresh & Easy Covina

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is a specialty food outlet that focuses on providing its surrounding community with healthy food options at reasonable prices. The organization believes that wholesome food should be accessible and affordable to everyone. They offer high quality meats, produce, prepared and organic goods, as well as kosher, vegetarian, gluten-free and sugar aware products. Traditional brands are also available on the shelves of Fresh & Easy.

Fresh & Easy is an organization that cares about the customer AND the community. That’s why they are doing their part to be a good neighbor. This includes making donations to local causes and raising money for schools in the community. As good neighbors, Fresh and Easy has also made it a priority to build simple and efficient stores that have a minimal impact on the environment. The organization is committed to its community in more ways than one. For more information about Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets visit or call 626-331-8409.