Health And Exercise Community

Our Health And Exercise Community In San Mateo


Want to feel better, have more energy and even add years to your life? Just exercise.

The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. Everyone benefits from exercise, regardless of age, sex or physical ability.

When it comes to building a healthier lifestyle, the template you’ve been given, or patterns of behavior that you’ve been taught over time, play a big part in where you stand or see yourself on the continuum of wellness.

Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn.

Regular trips to the gym are great, but don’t worry if you can’t find a large chunk of time to exercise every day. Any amount of activity is better than none at all.


Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management.


Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as chi or qi (chee) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.

In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. Some believe that this stimulation boosts your body’s natural painkillers.

Chris Wells

Chris Wells

Personal Trainer
Coach Chris Wells provides private and semi-private sessions and specializes in fitness and nutrition coaching. His classes focus on functional movement patterns that optimize your body's function and workout.
His gym is in San Mateo.
Ph: (510) 409-5077

Dr. Nirali Patel

Dr. Patel is an Acupuncturist with a focus on internal issues. She also has a skin care line we sell in our office.
Ph: (650) 667-1548