The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Westlake, FL for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Westlake, FL can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Westlake, FL, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
The Texas A&M Aggies had some late-season de-commitments, but were still able to sign the No. 17 overall class per Sports Illustrated's recruiting rankings after the Early Signing Period last month. They may not have finished with the momentum that they had in 2022, but they certainly made a mark.A&M will be well represented at the 2023 All-Amerian Bowl in San Antonio this Sat...
The Texas A&M Aggies had some late-season de-commitments, but were still able to sign the No. 17 overall class per Sports Illustrated's recruiting rankings after the Early Signing Period last month. They may not have finished with the momentum that they had in 2022, but they certainly made a mark.
A&M will be well represented at the 2023 All-Amerian Bowl in San Antonio this Saturday. Let's take a look at the new Aggies that will be on display this weekend at the Alamodome.
RB Rueben Owens - El Campo High School (TX) - Owens was always a big fan of the atmosphere at Kyle Field and was very impressed by the fans.
"Texas A&M... I'm a Texas kid you know," Owens told AllAggies.com last spring. "And A&M, I just like that school, like it's fun. The games... the Alabama/A&M Game (2021), was crazy bro. Like crazy."
This season, Owens rushed 213 times for 1,781 yards and 25 touchdowns while catching nine passes for 123 yards and another score.
RB Dalton Brooks - Shiner High School (TX) - A running back by trade, Brooks also played defensive back for Shiner (TX) over the past two seasons. The Aggies could benefit from having him work both drills until they officially decide where he best fits for the long-term future with the program moving past 2023.
Brooks initially committed to Texas A&M over the summer and stood tall with his commitment during his final season at Shiner. Last year, the Comanches' star rushed for 2,519 yards on 240 carries and scored 36 touchdowns on the ground, and totaled 256 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns through the air.
OT Colton Thomasson - Spring Branch High School (TX) - Thomasson selected the Aggies over a host of other impressive offers from around the country, including Baylor, Michigan State, Oklahoma, TCU, and Texas.
"I am grateful to God for making me the young man I am today, and blessing me with the opportunities I have," Thomasson said upon his commitment. "I want to thank my family for taking me around our great Nation to improve my skills and help me realize where I want to go. I love you Mom, Dad, and Carley. I would not be blessed as I am today, without your support and encouragement."
With Thomasson now in the fold, the Aggies have put together an impressive group of offensive linemen, which includes Austin Westlake's TJ Shanahan, and east coast tackle Naquil Betrand and Chase Bisontis.
P Tyler White - Southlake Carroll High School (TX) - White, a 6-3, 202-pounder was considering Miami (FL) and Texas before his commitment to the Aggies.
The Aggies had two punters on the roster with eligibility when the season ended. Nik Constantinou and Alan Guerrieri were both juniors after the season. Constantinou did all the punting last season and averaged 41.7 yards per punt. Guerrieri announced in October he would enter the transfer portal.
WHAT: 2023 All-American Bowl
WHERE: The Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, 12 p.m. CT
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Like all great stories of legacy, it starts with a person and a vision. In the case of Westlake Produce Co., it began with two: Joe Sims and Bill Brooks Sr., in 1962. The integrity with which Westlake operates today can be traced back to the early Brooks and Sims philosophies.Brooks Sr. and Sims first opened an office in the L.A. Terminal above the 7th street market in early 1962. The company specialized in potatoes, onions and melons. A few years later, they a...
Like all great stories of legacy, it starts with a person and a vision. In the case of Westlake Produce Co., it began with two: Joe Sims and Bill Brooks Sr., in 1962. The integrity with which Westlake operates today can be traced back to the early Brooks and Sims philosophies.
Brooks Sr. and Sims first opened an office in the L.A. Terminal above the 7th street market in early 1962. The company specialized in potatoes, onions and melons. A few years later, they added their two sons, Billy and Dan. They began to grow the business while expanding their reputation as valued partners to customers and growers. Sixty years later, their legacy lives on despite the many changes and transitions within the industry. One of the early architects of what is now Westlake Produce is the son of Bill Brooks Sr., known to most as Billy. Billy, a recent recipient of the prestigious Norman H. (Buz) Bolstad Lifetime Achievement Award, has been a part of the produce industry most of his life, and decades later, he still loves what he does. Being mentored by his father and Joe Sims, Billy’s dedication and commitment to the training of the sales team along with the care for growers and customers have been one of the foundations of Westlake’s success.
Two years after Brooks and Sims started, Ed Miller established his own business specializing in Florida citrus, melons, onions and lettuce. One of his early strengths was exporting Florida citrus to Japan, being one of the first American companies to do so. As the company grew, Miller later added Harland Heath along with his three sons, one of which was Jeff Miller, who eventually took ownership of the company. During his leadership of the Ed Miller Co., Jeff had mastered the ability to diversify. Many times, throughout his career, the Florida citrus crops experienced harsh weather conditions that would set back their citrus production for years later. These challenges forced Jeff to pivot to Texas and import citrus programs to fulfill customer needs.
Some 10-plus years later, another company was created. The name on the door is who is recognized today. Westlake Distributors was started in 1977 by Harvey Sherman and Ernie Colton as distributors of melons, citrus, grapes and vegetables. Shortly after opening, they added Dale Leifer to their team, who brought a vast experience of retail, wholesaler, and distributor knowledge. Then, with the focus on growth, Westlake began to add key sales staff like Bob Franks, Randy Dunham, Jan Delyser, Genji Seki and Glen Bezanson. These sales leaders added the apple, pear, berry, avocado, imported specialty produce, potato and onion commodities to Westlake’s portfolio.
During the late 80s and 90s, the industry witnessed the mergers of many retailers. These consolidations inspired many supplier companies to do the same to keep up with the volume demands of their retail partners. The leadership of the three companies, which make up Westlake today, saw this as an opportunity to be sustainable for years to come. The first merger between Westlake Distributors and the Ed Miller Co. was in 1997. Consolidating the two companies made them stronger in the marketplace, especially in citrus categories. With the addition of Jim Guthrie and Miller’s two brothers, the company operated as Westlake-Miller. In 2000, Brooks and Sims merged with Westlake-Miller, adding the potato, onion, rice and dry bean categories. This move included adding Joe Ciccarella and Shawn Patrick to the Westlake team. The company operated as Westlake-Miller, Brooks and Sims for the next several years. In 2006, the company was rebranded to who we know today as Westlake Produce Co. But don’t be fooled; the legacies and characteristics of the three companies, Brooks and Sims, Ed Miller Co., and Westlake Distributors, are still deeply embedded in our culture.
“One of the biggest blessings in my career is the fact that I was able to be mentored by Billy, Jeff, and Dale and their different philosophies of doing business,” said Andrew Bivens, who now serves as the current president and CEO of Westlake Produce. “It is priceless to have three industry leaders who all have different strengths under the same roof to teach and guide your decision-making when faced with various challenges.”
Throughout the years, the industry has seen several changes on all sides of the supply chain. Once an entirely male-driven business, Westlake is proud of its inclusion and diversity efforts. Westlake has grown into a 21st-century workforce with employees from varied backgrounds, bringing a vast array of experience and talent to the table. Ciccarella, who has been with Westlake for 23 years, has recently been promoted to the position of vice president of business development. One of his new young mentees, Martin Kim, stated it best, “I love the fact that we work as a family more than individual performers. Coming into an environment of seasoned successful people motivates me daily to become the best salesman I can be.”
Jeff and Billy recently followed the example of those before them. They passed the ownership and day-to-day operations to a few insiders within the company to be the next stewards of the Westlake brand. They appointed Shawn Patrick as the chief sales officer, Peter O’Brien as the company’s chief financial officer, and Bivens as president and CEO.
After many years at the wheel, Jeff Miller and Bill Brooks are still influential in Westlake’s success. They are both still active in the company’s decision-making and advise on the day-to-day activities. Now headquartered in the historic downtown area of Downey, Westlake also operates out of two warehouse facilities in Vernon, along with a sales office in Oklahoma City. At the corporate offices in Downey, an environment of openness and inclusion is fostered. In addition, they adhere to Westlake’s core values that have emerged over the last 60 years, which are lead by example, communicate, listen, process and act, embrace change, follow through, exceed expectations, stay true to who we are, treat our industry as family, keep an attitude of gratitude, and most importantly, Have fun.
Like Mother Nature, the company continues to evolve and change, but, just like the first navel tree planted in Riverside by Eliza Tidbit, Westlake Produce Cos. roots run deep in Southern California. The orchard may have expanded but protecting and honoring the legacy and examples set before continues to be a focus while advancing with new endeavors and uses of technology.
Recently, Westlake has added a bagging line and introduced new commodities to help better serve their growers’ and customers’ needs. Westlake Produce has evolved into a dynamic, competitive, and successful leader in the produce industry. To the many people who came before the company holds the utmost respect and is grateful as it forges ahead, in taking the company into the next 60 years.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.Brand new homes in South Florida are not immune to the outrageous demand in the housing market. Buyers are finding out it all comes down to what you are willing to sacrifice.Owning a new home has always been Terrance Diaz's dream, but he never foresaw the challenges he would face in a market with little inventory, high demand and increasing prices."It's all about your will. How bad do you want it?" Diaz said.It turns out, you hav...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Brand new homes in South Florida are not immune to the outrageous demand in the housing market. Buyers are finding out it all comes down to what you are willing to sacrifice.
Owning a new home has always been Terrance Diaz's dream, but he never foresaw the challenges he would face in a market with little inventory, high demand and increasing prices.
"It's all about your will. How bad do you want it?" Diaz said.
It turns out, you have to want it bad.
"It's definitely way more challenging than it's ever been with new construction," said real estate agent Karen Moody.
Moody said she doesn't always jump at new construction these days. The competition is nothing like she's seen before.
"Some of these buyers are having to put in offers at the sales centers, and they don't know what they'll get," she said. "You go over $100,000, are you competing against the sales center? Or are you competing against another buyer?"
Bidding wars are a new part of the insatiable demand for new homes.
"There is no shortage of buyers," said Tonia Abrahamsson, vice president of sales at Minto Communities, a known developer in the area currently building a master plan neighborhood in western Palm Beach County.
At the Minto Communities' building site located in Westlake off Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, developers are building a city within a city.
Even with a plan to build 4,500 homes in the next 10 years or so, there are more buyers than lots available.
"We are limiting the amount of home sites that we release at a time just to control what's going on in the market," Abrahamsson said.
With supply chain issues and worker shortages, Abrahamsson said it's all-new territory for builders who must order materials six months in advance instead of 60 days.
"Initially when someone came in, in the beginning, prior to the pandemic, and what’s going on, our build time was anywhere from six to eight months," Abrahamsson said. "Now, what we're looking at, about 11 months."
So, what are buyers having to do if they want that new home?
"Me, I'm always reaching for the stars," Diaz said.
Diaz and his wife, Veronica, live in Broward County and have their heart set on a brand-new home for their growing family in Westlake.
"They have a resort, living style waterpark. Let's start with that, for the family," he said. "And I'm more excited because I'm back in my hometown, you know, Palm Beach County."
Ken H. Johnson, a real estate economist and Florida Atlantic University's associate dean of graduate programs, said a higher percentage of people are moving into Palm Beach County than moving south to Miami-Dade.
"Palm Beach County for example, in the next 10 years, is expecting an increase in population of slightly over 14 percent," Johnson said. "That all puts a strong high demand on homes in Palm Beach County."
For Diaz, that meant it wasn't going to be easy to get his dream home.
"We slept in the back of her SUV, and it was all night, all morning," Diaz said.
He and his wife learned the system to purchase at Sky Cove homes in Westlake. A few lots are released every couple of weeks, but only to those willing to be the first in line.
"You think, how many times am I going to have to do this?" said Veronica Nieto-Diaz, Terrance's wife.
Two times the Diazs waited outside the sales center on release days, hours before the office would open, but were too late. Other buyers arrived before them and got first pick for the only three lots released.
The third time, he arrived 20 hours before lot release time, spending the night in his car.
"When you got there, you took your picture, you signed in," Diaz said. "The tough part is, you couldn't leave, you had to stay."
Not all new developments at Westlake have the same system.
Minto Communities has a confidential electronic system where those buyers on the waiting list are sent an email to submit a form when lots are released.
The first buyers to submit the form get a chance to secure the very few lots released. For many buyers, this process can take months before they are first in line.
The Diazs overnight adventure landed them on spot No. 2 out of three. They secured a lot, but it's going to cost more.
Every release date, the lots to build are increasing at different increments. Sometimes those increases are $10,000, $20,000 even up to $40,000.
"Don't go by the signs you're seeing on the road," said Moody regarding homes no longer selling starting in the $300s.
The market's challenges and demand are driving up the cost for new builds.
"If you keep waiting, prolonging it, it's only going to go up," Diaz said.
While demand is not slowing down, the Diazs are finally in the home stretch.
"A story that we have to tell behind this home," Veronica Nieto-Diaz said.
"It may be our 'Happy New Year' present. At the latest, January of next year we should be moving in," Diaz said. "It's brand new, from the ground. Yes, American dream."
Realtors say if you have your heart set on a brand-new home, there are a couple of things that can help you above the competition in this market:
The spa and wellness travel website, Spas of America, has announced its Top 100 Spas of 2022, providing insight into consumers' favorite spa and wellness experiences of the year.VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- North America's passion for spa and wellness travel rose in 2022. Consumers who were tired of restricted travel, as well as interested in prioritizing their own health, discovered new and exciting spa and wellness experiences across North America. The spa and wellness travel website, Spas of Ameri...
The spa and wellness travel website, Spas of America, has announced its Top 100 Spas of 2022, providing insight into consumers' favorite spa and wellness experiences of the year.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- North America's passion for spa and wellness travel rose in 2022. Consumers who were tired of restricted travel, as well as interested in prioritizing their own health, discovered new and exciting spa and wellness experiences across North America. The spa and wellness travel website, Spas of America, announced its Top 100 Spas of 2022, providing insight into consumers' favorite spa and wellness experiences of the year.
The No.1 spa for 2022 was Utah's fresh air-inspired Red Mountain Resort, Sagestone Spa & Salon. Nestled in St. George's red rock bluffs, the resort offers an award-winning fitness and hiking program and luxurious accommodations. A one-of-a-kind adventure destination retreat, Red Mountain Resort inspires guests to pursue health, wellness, balance, and joy.
"We are delighted to be included in the Top 100 Spas of 2022 list for another year," says Tracey Welsh, general manager. "We continue to keep experiential wellness at the center of our offerings at Red Mountain Resort, incorporating the spectacular setting of the resort's red rock cliffs and canyons into our programs and amenities, and our inclusion in this list only encourages us further. Like many of the Benchmark Resorts and Hotels, we pride ourselves on our world-class amenities, particularly in the health and wellness sector."
"This was a healthy year for the North American spa and wellness industry, with many resort and hotel spas reporting increased bookings," says Spas of America president Craig Oliver. "We see the trends of 2022 carrying over into 2023 with people taking longer trips, going on more of them, and spending more to take them. Wellness is an integral part of people's lives, and wellness tourism is predicted to grow an average of 21 percent annually through 2025, according to the Global Wellness Institute."
The annual award provides insight into consumers' favorite spas of the year, based on unique page views and consumer choices on http://www.spasofamerica.com.
Spas of America's Top 100 Spas of 2022 1. Red Mountain Resort, Ivins, Utah 2. Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain, The Blue Mountains, Ontario 3. Spa by JW, JW Marriott Charlotte, North Carolina 4. Skaná, The Spa at Turning Stone Resort, Verona, New York 5. Spa at the Shoals, Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa, Florence, Alabama 6. Spa by JW, JW Marriott Water Street Tampa, Florida 7. Verandah Fitness Club & V-Spa, The Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas 8. Spa at Ross Bridge, Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa, Birmingham, Alabama 9. Elora Mill Hotel & Spa, Elora, Ontario 10. Feathers Spa at the Peabody Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee 11. The Spa at Beau Rivage, Biloxi, Mississippi 12. Sunstone Spa at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa, Rancho Mirage, California 13. The Spa at Estancia La Jolla, California 14. The Pearle Hotel & Spa, Burlington, Ontario 15. The Spa at The Wentworth, New Castle, New Hampshire 16. Vetta Nordic Spa, Oro-Medonte, Ontario 17. Mtn. Laurel Spa, Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia 18. Elements Spa at Minerals Hotel, Crystal Springs Golf Resort, Vernon Township, New Jersey 19. Crystal Spa, Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, Thompsonville, Michigan 20. Boathouse Spa and Baths, Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia 21. Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course, California 22. Aarna Spa, Pasea Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach, California 23. Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Baja California, Mexico 24. STRATA Integrated Wellness and Spa, Garden of The Gods Resort & Club, Colorado Springs, Colorado 25. Spa Palmera, Boca Raton Resort & Club, Florida 26. The Greenbrier Spa, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia 27. The Spa at Montgomery, Alabama 28. Spa Otomi, The Westin Los Cabos Resort & Spa, Baja California-Sur 29. Away Spa W Dallas, Texas 30. The Spa at Sweetgrass, Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, South Carolina 31. IMMERSE Spa, MGM Grand Detroit, Michigan 32. Remède Spa, The St. Regis Mexico City, Ciudad de México 33. The St. Regis Aspen Spa, Colorado 34. Miraj Hammam Spa, Shangri-La Toronto, Ontario 35. The Spa at Graton Resort & Casino, Rohnert Park, California 36. The Spa at White Oaks Resort, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario 37. Reflections Spa at Grand Cascades Lodge, Hamburg, New Jersey 38. 100 Fountain Spa, Pillar & Post, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario 39. Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa, Miami, Florida 40. The Spa at Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, Idaho 41. Elaia Spa at Hyatt Olive 8, Seattle, Washington 42. The Spa at Saddlebrook Resort, Wesley Chapel, Florida 43. Lapis, The Spa at Fontainebleau, Miami Beach, Florida 44. Rush Creek Lodge and Spa at Yosemite, Groveland, California 45. Spa at the Del Monte, Pittsford, New York 46. Ciel Spa at the SLS Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California 47. Sensei Porcupine Creek, Rancho Mirage, California 48. Stillwater Spa, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Incline Village, Nevada 49. The St. Regis Deer Valley Spa, Park City, Utah 50. Aspira Spa at The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 51. Aji Spa, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Phoenix, Arizona 52. Rock Spa & Salon, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida 53. eforea Spa, Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, Arizona 54. Thermea Spa Village Whitby, Ontario 55. The Spa at Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, New York 56. The Spa & Salon at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Niagara Falls, New York 57. Hashani Spa, JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Arizona 58. Luna Spa at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, Arizona 59. Spa Shiki at the Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, Missouri 60. Spa myBlend by Clarins, The Ritz-Carlton Toronto, Ontario 61. The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. 62. Mokara Spa, Omni Orlando Resort ChampionsGate, Florida 63. Awana Spa, Resorts World Las Vegas, Nevada 64. Spa Talisa, Four Seasons Napa Valley, Calistoga, California 65. The Spa at Harrah's Resort Southern California, Valley Center, California 66. St. Anne's Spa, Grafton, Ontario 67. Vida Spa, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, British Columbia 68. The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge, Park City, Utah 69. The Spa at The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia 70. G Spa & Salon Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Connecticut 71. The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California 72. Spa Walden, Walden Inn & Spa, Aurora, Ohio 73. Spa Terra, The Meritage Resort, Napa, California 74. The Lodge at Woodloch, Hawley, Pennsylvania 75. Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Miami Beach, Florida 76. The Spa at Newport Harbor Island Resort, Rhode Island 77. Ohtli Spa, Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, Jalisco 78. The Spa at Wine & Roses, Lodi, California 79. Soul Spa, The Westin Jackson, Mississippi 80. The Spa at Pebble Beach, California 81. Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte, North Carolina 82. Conrad Spa Los Angeles, California 83. The Spa at The Inn at Leola Village, Leola, Pennsylvania 84. Secrets Spa by Pevonia, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco 85. The L Spa & Wellness Centre, Grande Prairie, Alberta 86. The Spa at Talking Stick, Scottsdale, Arizona 87. Spa Montage, Montage Big Sky, Montana 88. The Bachelor Gulch Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Avon, Colorado 89. The Spa at The Peaks, Telluride, Colorado 90. The Spa at Thompson Zihuatanejo, Guerrero 91. Mokara Spa, Omni Nashville Hotel, Tennessee 92. Spa du Lac, L'Auberge Casino Resort, Lake Charles, Louisiana 93. Elements Spa, Hilton Palm Springs, California 94. The Biggest Loser Resort Niagara, Java Center, New York 95. Bamford Wellness Spa, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, New York 96. The Spa at Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa, California 97. Spa Pechanga, Pechanga Resort Casino, Temecula, California 98. Opal Spa, The Sagamore Resort & Spa, Bolton Landing, New York 99. The Palms Aveda Spa, Palms Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida 100. Spa at Grand National, Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National, Alabama
Source: Google Analytics, January 1–December 31, 2022. Rankings are determined by unique page views from spa and wellness travel consumers who visit Spas of America throughout the year. The Top 100 Spas of 2022 comprises 12% of all spa listings on http://www.spasofamerica.com.
Craig Oliver, Spas of America, 1 8886887727, [email protected]
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WESTLAKE — Simi Valley football coach Jim Benkert stood near the 50-yard line before Friday night’s game against Westlake, away from his team, observing the Warriors.
“I know their players inside and out,” Benkert said.
Beyond the field, he knows the stadium inside and out, right down to the seats in the bleachers that were designated specifically for his mom, as well as the Marmonte League as a whole.
After all, he did spend 26 seasons as a coach at Westlake, winning CIF and state titles in 1999 and 2003. He spent two seasons at Oaks Christian after that before heading to Simi Valley and lifting a previously lackluster program to back-to-back Canyon League titles in 2020 and 2021.
Most of Benkert’s coaching staff has followed him to each of the schools he’s coached at – one of his assistants even currently teaches at Westlake.
An intense Marmonte League-opening matchup between Westlake and Simi Valley, new to the league this season, squashed any lingering feelings of nostalgia. It took the Pioneers a full four quarters plus two overtimes to come out with a 21-20 win.
“I told my wife when left that it was going to go down to the wire,” Benkert said, “and I was right.”
Westlake scores on a pass from Dominic Hunt to Cole Janowicz and goes for two points after, but the Warriors are denied. Simi wins, 21-20 in double overtime. pic.twitter.com/uO7FBv7viA
— Haley Sawyer (@haleymsawyer) October 1, 2022
After scoreless third and fourth quarters, Westlake was driving from the 10-yard line when Simi Valley’s Andrew Rezinas intercepted Warriors quarterback Dominic Hunt. The Pioneers had the ball on the 25, but Steele Pizzella was picked off by Alberto Ayon.
Caleb Alvary broke through Westlake’s stalwart defense on a 13-yard touchdown run in double overtime, jumping and reaching to get the ball over the line.
“What I saw was just a solid sideline and a pylon,” Alvary said. “I was like, gotta score. This is the last play of the game. I gotta score, gotta score.”
Westlake scored in double-overtime as well, on a pass from Hunt to Cole Janowicz. The Warriors went for two points after, but the Pioneers knocked down a pass on the 1-yard line to pull away with the win.
It was a statement Marmonte League win for Simi Valley, and another unforgettable game in Westlake’s stadium for Benkert.
“I’ve never played in a double overtime game that we won on the 1-yard line,” Benkert. who has coached for 34 years, said. “That’s never happened before.”