Health & Fitness

HCG Weight Loss: Tracy’s Results  

For 6-weeks our cameras have followed Twin Cities Live Office Manager, Tracy Robb, around to document her progress on the HCG Weight Loss Diet at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa.  She had to restrict how many calories she consumed and follow every detail of the plan.  Tracy stopped by, along with Dr. Lisa from Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa to reveal her results.

Be Well with TCL: Metabolic Boost

You work out, you think you're eating right, but you can't shake those extra pounds. Your anxiety is through the roof, you're not sleeping and you're craving sugar. If this sounds like you, your metabolism may need a boost. In this Be Well with TCL, Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us to Healing InSight, where a new program aimed at changing the way your metabolism works has changed a Saint Paul woman's life one pound at a time.

Heart Health  

Your heart pumps through about five quarts of blood every minute, flowing through a system of blood vessels nearly 60,000 miles long.  Fitness instructor and blogger, Lindsey Bomgren, shows us some workout moves that will keep your heart in tip-top shape!

Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa: HCG Program Update  

Twin Cities Live Office Manager, Tracy Robb, has been transforming right before our eye. She has even told us she's excited to get on the scale every morning!  That's because she's losing weight nearly every single day on Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa’s HCG Program. She's over half way done and in this Be Well with TCL, reporter Kelli Hanson checks in on her progress.

Be Well with TCL: Acupuncture for Infertility  

The CDC says over 7-million women have used infertility services like In vitro fertilization, or they've taken fertility drugs.
But there's another option couples are now looking into...acupuncture for infertility. In this Be Well with TCL, reporter Kelli Hanson takes us to Healing Insight in Saint Paul to find out how those tiny needles are helping women conceive.

Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping Power Couple  

There aren’t many people who truly love working out. But there’s something to be said about having a friend or your spouse right there along with you. That support can make the burn a little less painful.  Meet a couple who are the definition of Couple Goals. Together, over the last year, Andrew and Angelique Niekamp have lost 180 pounds. Their program of choice? Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping. For just over a year, they’ve been kickboxing and strength training several days a week. Nutrition also played a huge role in their success.

Love Your Smile  

Today's Be Well with TCL is about loving your smile. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson followed Elizabeth Ries to her dentist appointment to find out what dental perks Dr. Scott Shamblott of Shamblott Family Dentistry says will boost those pearly whites.

Tracy’s HCG Weight Loss Update   Back To Top

Mondays on Twin Cities Live, we talk about all things health and wellness. It's our Be Well with TCL series and we have an update on our office manager, Tracy, who started the HCG Weight Loss Program at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa 2 and a half weeks ago.

Heart Health   Back To Top

By now, you’ve probably heard that the American Heart Association and other organizations have changed the guidelines for blood pressure control. Meaning today about 46% of us could now be diagnosed with hypertension.  Here to break down what that means for you is Dr. Drehmel from Entira family Clinics.

HCG Program: Tracy’s 6-Week Journey   Back To Top

If you could lose at least 25 pounds in 6 weeks, you'd jump at the chance right? That's exactly what our Office Manager Tracy Robb volunteered herself to do after hearing about the HCG Weight Loss Program at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa. And she said yes to our camera's following along. 

Dayton YMCA: Queenax Workout   Back To Top

The new Dayton YMCA in downtown Minneapolis is home to a brand new way to get in shape. They're turning fitness fun with virtual reality and now have a new group fitness class that looks more like a playground. It’s called Queenax and an entire group fitness class can use one piece of gym equipment at the same time. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us inside.

Downtown YMCA: Virtual Reality Fitness   Back To Top

Last week the new downtown YMCA opened its doors to current and new members. It's new home is at Gaviidae Commons, which used to be home to retailers and fast food restaurants.  Now it's a gym unlike any other. That's because the Douglas Dayton YMCA at Gaviidae in downtown Minneapolis is an incubator for the latest fitness technology. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us there to show us how they're turning fitness into fun with virtual reality.

New Downtown YMCA: One of Its Kind   Back To Top

There are some big changes happening in downtown Minneapolis ahead of the Super Bowl, but there have been construction crews down there for over a year planning and building something more permanent. The new Douglas Dayton YMCA at Gaviidae in downtown Minneapolis opens on January 26th, but Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson got to get inside earlier this week to try out a few classes. The new Minneapolis location is an incubator for the latest fitness technology. Kelli tried out one of their new classes called Fitscape where changing lights and moving images enhance your workout experience.

Healthy Soup Meal Plan   Back To Top

Here's something you may never have ever thought to eat for breakfast -- a bowl of piping hot soup. Fitness Expert Nancy Stoneberg says yes to soup in the morning, in the afternoon and at night. And she's challenging you to join her. Nancy stopped by to tell us why eating soup will help you regain control of food.

2018 Wellness Trends   Back To Top

To be in good health is a common goal but figuring out how to accomplish that can be confusing.  Fitness blogger and instructor, Lindsey Bomgren stopped by to make sense of five different get fit trends.

What is Holistic Medicine?   Back To Top

Why do you normally make an appointment to see a doctor? Allergy problems, asthma, maybe you have migraines or you just can't sleep? Holistic Health Coach, Senia Mae, says trying a different option, like a holistic approach, could erase all of these problems.  But here's the burning question -- what is holistic health? Senia Mae from Healing Insight stops by our studio to explain.

TCL in Your Town: Bloomington Pickleball   Back To Top

In doing a research about our TCL in your Town of Bloomington, we found out the people in that city may be some of the healthiest and they know their stuff when it comes to new workout trends.  That's because Bloomington is all a buzz about Pickleball -- a game that surprisingly has nothing to do with pickles. Kelli went to Lifetime Fitness in Bloomington to learn more about the game.

Entira Family Clinic: Health Headlines   Back To Top

Research from health studies frequently make news headlines. TCL producers showed three health headlines to Dr. Timothy Hernandez from Entira Family Clinics. He's stopped by Twin Cities Live to break it all down and straighten out some news reports.

Farrell’s Guide to Jumpstart Your Health   Back To Top

Setting a New Year’s resolution is the easy part.  The hardest part might be just getting started.  Justin Gordon from Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping sets up the steps to take in the next five days to jumpstart your health in 2018.

Gift Guide Giveaway: Just For Me Spa   Back To Top

Kelli visited the Himalayan Salt Cave Sanctuary at Just for Me Spa in Stillwater.  It’s just one of the calming and healing things that you’ll find at the spa.  It’s one part of the giveaway, which also includes a 60-minute facial, 60-minute massage, body wrap and lunch! 

Holiday Emotions & Acupuncture   Back To Top

The Holidays are full of joy, family and excitement. But all of those things, can bring on many different emotions this time of year like stress, extreme fatigue and sometimes grief. But as we’ve learned over the last few years, acupuncture can really calm the mind. Senia Mae, owner of Healing Insight in Saint Paul, stopped by to show us how.

Entira Family Clinics: Cold and Flu Season   Back To Top

Family Nurse Practitioner from Entira Family Clinics, Natalie Carstenbrock talks about some of the myths surrounding cold and flu season.

Be Well: Acupuncture & Arthritis   Back To Top

If you have arthritis, the holidays can be pretty tough. From putting up the decorations to making a holiday meal, to just spending time with family, it can feel nearly impossible. But finding relief from your aching joints could actually be relaxing. In this Be Well with TCL, Kelli Hanson takes us to Healing Insight where she met 2 women who have found relief through acupuncture.

Understanding Diabetes   Back To Top

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes – 1 in 4 don't even know. November is American Diabetes month. Jennifer Schneider from Entira Family Clinic says your diet should be one of a diabetic, even if you have a clean bill of health.

Be Well with TCL: kidsWATER   Back To Top

If we've heard this once, we've heard it a million times. If you want to lose weight, cut out the soda. But what about fruit juice? Those juice boxes our kids crave -- forget about it! They're filled with empty calories too. Recently the American Heart Association recommended that kids have less than 6-teaspoons of added sugars per day. Right now kids are consuming up to 19 teaspoons a day. It's a problem two Minnesota moms took notice of and decided to take action. In this Be Well with TCL, Kelli Hanson shows us how one idea has them hoping people start tossing those sugar-filled juice boxes once and for all.

Fall Fitness: My Strength Studio   Back To Top

This week, Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson has been flexing her muscles. Our Fall Fitness series took her to Fly Feet Running, where Kelli says she ran faster than she thought possible. Then she took us to Embody Movement Studio where she learned the Gyrotonic method. But now she may have outdone herself. Kelli found a workout that you only have to do once a week, for 20 minutes! She takes us to My Strength Studio in Minnetonka. 

Fall Fitness: Gyrotonic Workout   Back To Top

TCL’s Kelli Hanson found a workout that helps unwind her sore muscles and strengthens every muscle in her body at the same time.  It’s called “Gyrotonic” and you can find it at Embody Movement Studio.

Fall Fitness: Fly Feet Running   Back To Top

We’re kicking off our Fall Fitness Series in Minneapolis! We sent TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson to find unique ways to shed calories, build muscle and just feel better all around. Her first stop was at Fly Feet Running. The name says it all, but as Kelli found out, if your workout only consists of running, you’re doing it all wrong.  

Headaches & Acupuncture   Back To Top

Of all the reasons people try acupuncture for the first time, headaches seems to top the list. That certainly rings true for holistic health expert and owner of Healing Insight, Senia Mae.  Senia stopped by our studio to show us how this Ancient Chinese System of Medicine can alleviate that chronic pain.

Sticky Candy 101   Back To Top

Dr. Scott Shamblott says it’s OK to indulge in candy the night of Halloween, but choosing the sticky stuff can wreak havoc on your teeth, causing crowns to pop off and creating deep cavities. Dr. Shamblott stopped by our studio to give the lowdown on which candy won’t wreck your teeth, and which kind can.

Be Well with TCL: Mommy & Me Workout   Back To Top

If you’re a busy mom or dad you may have good intentions to get in a workout during your child’s naptime but what happens if your baby wakes up? Don't skip your workout, instead just have them join you! In today's Be Well with TCL, fitness instructor and blogger, Lindsey Bomgren explains some workout moves that will help mamas play and bond with their baby while getting their body back in shape!

Drumstick Workout: PoundFit   Back To Top

Pay attention to that drummer in the band. They’re typically the only one dripping in sweat at the end of the set. That drum solo is a legit workout, so much so drumming is now a workout craze. It’s called “Pound” and has made its way to a gym in Rosemount. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson checked out the new class at The Warehouse.

Be Well: Exercising Your Butt   Back To Top

Before Beyoncé, before the Kardashians...there was J Lo. She was the one who brought the booty back, making curvy women all over the world feel better about their bodies. But did you know having a great butt means your posture is also on point? Fitness expert and owner of The Warehouse, Nickie Carrigan, stopped by with a few moves to redefine your glutes and your health.

Relieving Anxiety with Acupuncture   Back To Top

Are you feeling a little extra anxiety these days? With school starting and routines changing, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. To get out of our own heads, we turn to something that relaxes us, like scrolling through Facebook or stress eating. But Holistic Health Expert and owner of Healing Insight, Senia Mae, says that’s only a bandaide. She stopped by to show us how Acupuncture can help us calm down with lasting effects.

Farrell’s Secrets to Getting FIT!   Back To Top

Summer can be a time for fun in the sun, cabin weekends, family vacations and lots of unhealthy food choices.  Kerrie Robbins from Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping stopped by with her secrets to getting back into a fitness routine.

Be Well with TCL: Lower Back Pain   Back To Top

When your lower back is giving you trouble, you may head over to the chiropractor or set up a massage.  Annalicia Lynn, founder of Yoga and Pilates Online, says that making the pain go away means focusing on more than just your back.

Dental Emergencies   Back To Top

Of all the things that can happen out at the Minnesota State Fair -- you try Alligator for the first time, you collect as many free things as you can, you over-eat -- you're probably not thinking about a dental emergency right? Well our favorite dentist, Dr. Scott Shamblott is and he stopped by to help just in case your teeth cause you any trouble while eating that corn dog.

Breastfeeding Awareness Month   Back To Top

More moms are taking to social media to help normalize a subject some consider taboo, breastfeeding in public. Dr. Ryan Dick from Entira Family Clinics explains the benefits for mom and baby and what moms can do if they’re struggling.  

The Mother Baby Center   Back To Top

Having a baby, often means you remember the most minute details about the experience, the pregnancy and then of course the delivery. And the care you receive during that memorable time has changed so much. That’s especially true at The Mother Baby Center. And as Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson shows us, it’s a place that wants to make sure they’re the best place to be a mother and the best place to be baby.

Acupuncture for Tummy Troubles   Back To Top

The kick off to the Minnesota State Fair means one thing to a lot of people who attend it…FOOD.  More specifically, fried foods galore!  Holistic Health expert and owner of Healing Insight, Senia Mae, says there is one thing you should be eating to make room for all that food.

Foam Rollers   Back To Top

Lots of people know about them.  Some probably have them hiding away in their garage.  But few know how to actually use them. Fitness trainer and CrossFit owner of Bring It! Studios, Britt Ringstrom.

Back to School Advice   Back To Top

Before you grab those new pencils for back to school pick up an alarm clock. Dr. Ryan Dick from Entira Family Clinics gives us his own list to help prepare your kids for back to school.

Be Well with TCL: Cosmetic Acupuncture   Back To Top

Even if you are familiar with acupuncture, most of us don’t realize that all those needles can be used for cosmetic purposes.  People have been flocking to Healing Insight for Cosmetic Acupuncture.

Tone and Stroller Workout   Back To Top

It can be exhausting taking care of a newborn or chasing down your toddlers, which makes finding the time to exercise a big challenge! But Mamas know how to multi-task like an expert, so the next time you’re on a walk or a run with your baby stroller, try this! Food and Fitness Blogger of Nourish Move Love, Lindsey Bomgren explains.   

Carrie Underwood’s Trainer: Strong Legs   Back To Top

Carrie Underwood is known for her amazing vocals, but her legs just may be the best in the business. And she’s worked hard to get them, thanks to celebrity trainer Erin Oprea.

Summer Fit Products   Back To Top

Minneapolis-St Paul was recently voted as the fittest city in the country. Fitness and lifestyle expert Lauren Bettenga brought in some foods and fitness gear worth checking out.

More Extreme Bodyshaping Results   Back To Top

Last winter we followed one of our own on an intense fitness journey.   TCL’s Executive Producer, Mandy Tadych, committed to eating clean and working out six days a week at Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping.  Mandy was able to drop 12.4 pounds and 13 inches in just 10 weeks!   Mandy is still going strong with the program and now her husband just completed the 10 week challenge.   Mandy’s photographer Drew also decided to join Farrell’s and lost 20 pounds in just 10 weeks!      

Testosterone Tune Up   Back To Top

As a man ages, he can get grumpier. In fact there’s such a thing as “Grumpy Old Man Syndrome.” But doctors at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa say raising testosterone levels can make men happier, thinner and can increase their sex drive. 
Dr. Lisa Ohman Erhard and Dr. Mark Erhard stopped by to show how a treatment called Male Testosterone Optimization works. 

Exercise Your Shoulders   Back To Top

Tightening the tummy or booty is a common goal for people at the gym. For this segment, TCL Fitness Expert Nancy Stoneberg shares four exercises to help tone and define your shoulders.

Insect Shield Your Clothes   Back To Top

The lovely mosquito has been called the unofficial state bird of Minnesota. We’re right in the thick of mosquito season -- once only 74 days long and now they stick around for 108 days each summer.  We know we can always turn to bug spray, but what if we didn't have to? Insect Shield technology takes permethrin, a bug repellent, and puts it right into clothing. The odorless protection lasts up to 70 washes and can be worn by anyone, even kids and pregnant women.