Like a good horror movie, a good exercise regimen shocks the body out of its lethargy, which is why so many personal trainers chase their clients on treadmills while brandishing anacondas. Get in less terrified shape with today's Groupon: for $129, you get a wellness, relaxation, and fitness package, including a 60-minute massage (a $95 value), a chiropractic exam (up to a $125 value), two group fitness classes (a $40 value), a nutritional assessment (up to a $200 value), and an organic cooking class (a $35 value), at D.R.E.A.M. Wellness (up to a $495 total value). This Groupon is valid at locations in Pacific Beach and Del Mar.
D.R.E.A.M. Wellness's team of experienced body buffs whittles physiques into proper shape with a cornucopia of services that promote a healthy and wholesome lifestyle. Begin the revitalizing package by choosing from D.R.E.A.M.'s menu of massage services for 60-minutes of musculature relaxation that promotes circulation and can help reduce chronic pain. A chiropractic exam offers posture analysis and advice for improving spinal cords' already-impressive flagpole impersonation routines, and two group fitness classes (a $20 value each) keep bodies in tiptop shape with selections such as Zumba, yoga, and boot camp. A nutrition assessment educates clients on the benefits of a sound dietary program, the lessons of which are exemplified in an organic cooking class, providing advice on how to stay full without swallowing tennis balls.
Dr. Brian Stenzler, owner of D.R.E.A.M. Wellness, is a one-man who’s-who of chiropractic. As a student, he took a trip to Panama where he spent some time straightening spines pro-bono before performing an adjustment for then first-lady, Dora Boyd Perez Balladares. He flew back to The States where he finished his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 1998, just before graduating Summa cum Laude with a Masters in sports health science in 1999. Two years later, the Red Cross recognized him for his work at ground zero during 9/11, and in 2003 he was named New York Chiropractor of the Year by The New York Chiropractic Council.
And those were just the first five years of his career.
Since then, he’s shepherded a veritable hit parade of professional athletes, celebrities, and politicians back to health, including the likes of Junior Seau, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Orin Hatch. After a cross-continental move to California—where he promptly became the president of the California chiropractic Association—Dr. Stenzler opened the west-coast office of his practice, D.R.E.A.M. Wellness.
The core philosophy of D.R.E.A.M. Wellness is that true wellbeing is much more than simply being free of pain, disease, and sickness. The staff aims to harmonize physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellbeing by emphasizing five particular areas of health, which is where the name D.R.E.A.M. comes in: diet, relaxation, exercise, adjustment, and mental wellbeing. These five facets of wellness have inform the growing number of treatments they offer at their clinic, which includes chiropractic work, massages, nutrition programs, pilates, and more.