See what people are saying about Balanced Health and Fitness
“Balanced Health and Fitness is a wonderful studio! I have been using their services now for a little over 6 months, with wonderful results!
I started with the Hair Analysis. Genea was able to help pinpoint exactly what a lot of my health issues were and has assisted me with supplements and nutritional advice. She is also an excellent personal trainer. She keeps things fresh and challenging to avoid the usual plateaus. I have lost 30 pounds!!!
I have also done the NEAR Infrared Sauna and Detoxifying Foot bath. It is incredible the way you feel afterwards…Just remember to drink a lot of water afterwards! One of my FAVORITE services is the Sea Clay Body wrap. It is a detox for your entire body and you do it in conjunction with the sauna. I had a photo shoot coming up and did it to smooth out my skin. What actually happened was a total of a 14 inch reduction over my body! Wow! I looked and felt great. Plus, I had the opportunity to meet Tina, another personal trainer there and the woman that does the body wraps. She’s great!
And don’t even get me started on the acupuncture by Petra! I look forward to trying all of the services here! The owner, Genea, has done a wonderful job creating a retreat for the whole body and mind, and employed amazing, like-minded people. Together, they are the BEST WELLNESS FACILITY in Santa Cruz County! They have a customer for life in me!”
“Absolutely amazing! She has been supportive & encouraging. There were always new exercises and routines Genea kept it all interesting and helped motivate me.”
“Working with Genea was a positive & fun experience. She motivated, coached and encouraged me to stretch my comfort level.”
“Genea’s personal style is kind, caring and relaxed. It helps me to be the same to myself – she also is willing to push me but always with a positive attitude.”
~Jon Givetz, Psychologist
“For the last eight years I have been very sick, being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and a Thyroid condition. My health, weight, and energy level has greatly fluctuated during this time. I have consulted with many doctors who have not been able to help get my health in the right direction. I had lost hope…
So, when I came to Genea last year I was just hoping to get my body moving again. But, what happened instead was a miracle! I slowly began with workout sessions and then progressed to the hair analysis testing, diet/meal planning, supplements, footbaths and sauna treatments. Each month I began to feel better and my energy level has risen as high as it was eight years ago.
I have lost over twenty pounds and my husband is having a hard time keeping up with me!
I am even using less insulin.
Thank you Genea for giving me hope again!”
~ Esther Morlos
“Balanced Health & Fitness has been such a saving grace for my health. The owner, Genea Sparks, encouraged me to take a hair mineral analysis test so she could know exactly what was happening with my health. Then she said she could tailor a real program to help me achieve results…which she definitely has.
To my surprise my thyroid was off, as well as my adrenals and was glucose intolerant along with a few smaller imbalances. Through various detoxing machines, nutrition, supplements and some lifestyle changes I will be able to bring my body back into balance and hopefully will not have to be on synthetic hormones for the rest of my life. That’s amazing!!!
After seeing so many girlfriends and colleagues flounder in their endless dieting, I feel so lucky to have such a partner in my health. If you are searching for a real coach for a healthy lifestyle, you don’t have to search any further….CALL GENEA.”
~ Kim Holloway
When I met Christina, I was unhappy about the amount of weight that I had gained. I told her that I needed to lose a lot of weight. She was very supportive with my problem. She created an easy to follow program for me that was fun. This program included weights and toning exercises that I did three times a week. Christina also recommended low impact aerobics including walking, swimming, and easy treadmill. She helped me to make dietary changes that included drinking plenty of water, and make simple healthy choices. When I began the program, I could only do 10 min. on the treadmill. Christina encouraged me to keep trying when I wanted to give up! Today, I can do 40 minutes on the treadmill; I have lost over 100 pounds, and I feel great! Christina gave me a certificate of accomplishment to show my family for losing over 100 pounds!”
“I suffered from chronic work stress for five years until I started to work with Lily. After the first session I immediately began to feel better about my life and my health because I knew that this was a going to help me. I look forward to every session and always leave feeling uplifted, relaxed, refreshed, and pampered. Thank you for showing me the way!!”
~ Kelly Hurwitz
“After the birth of my fourth child I was able to reach my greatest level of fitness and health with Lily’s help. She was able to help my healing, provide tremendous stress relief and soothe my aches and pains while I began my training for triathlon races. I am ever grateful for her encouragement and nourishment!”
“In working with Lily I am finally able to walk without a limp in my gate and stand to my full potential!”
“Adora brings to her healing practice a gentle, compassionate strength. She offers a loving, nurturing touch as she gives a massage. The G5 machine is fabulous. Adora is also very knowledgeable in the field of hypnotherapy. She carries the wisdom of over 25 years of experience in the medical-corporate world as well as a mother of 2 grown children. Adora is deeply dedicated to supporting individuals on their path. To receive a session with Adora is to receive being loved.”
~Rainya, Santa Cruz, CA
“I have been known to be a skeptic. But, thanks to The Connection Magazine, I have been introduced to several “alternative” experiences that have added joy and comfort to my life. Adora Deva’s Light Therapy is one of these experiences which I am so excited to share with you. I have major sleep problems. A good night’s sleep has evaded me for years. I went for one Light Therapy Session with Adora…and, I actually fell asleep on the table! When I awakened, my body and mind felt like I had actually slept for hours! Then, Adora gave me a glass of cool water with a tangerine essential oil adding a wonderful conclusion to the therapy! If you need rest, sleep, ease of aches and pains, I urge you to see Adora. Her kindness and sincere interest in your complete well being is so evident. You will be rewarded with the benefits of her services, and you will enjoy her as well!!”
“When I had a Lomi Lomi session I felt like I was being birthed and had wings like I was floating. Your touch was so gentle and nurturing, I felt I was surrounded in infinite love. I had many visions flowing in my center of awareness. My experience was a flawless and seamless integration of a warm waterfall of touch and gentle movements that felt nourishing for the body, mind and soul!”
~Stephanie, Scotts Valley, CA
“Adora gives the most Blissful massages! I’ve been to many upscale spa resorts and received a wide variety of massages; but none can compare to Adora’s healing hand techniques. She enhances her massages with a loving and nurturing spiritual element that carries one beyond traditional massages, leaving both the mind and body feeling totally relaxed and serene.”
~Kathy, Watsonville, CA
“Just wanted to say thanks once again for all your help. Last year when I was planning my first trip in 9 years I didn’t know if I could actually get on the plane or not since the last time I planned a trip, one week before departure my back totally locked up and I could barely move. My body’s way of telling me something I’m sure. As you know, I had to cancel that trip. But with the sessions I had with you and the CD’s to take along, I was able to make the trip last year with relative ease and even enjoy my time there very much. With my anxiety disorder I will probably never really look forward to traveling but at least now I know I can do it when I have to”
~G, Santa Cruz
Hair Analysis Testimonials:
Dear Family and Friends,
I have gone twice now to Balanced Health and Fitness at 4245 Capitola Road ste 104 to use her Near Sauna and love the results all ready. It gave me so much more energy and made my skin so much softer.
It also is such an effective detox. I love it!!
I also wanted to share she does many other health treatments including Hair Analysis. Many Health conditions can be the results of a mineral imbalance like hair loss, anemia, thyroid conditions, skin rashes, emotional problems, allergies, depression, headaches etc. She said she can even do it for folks who high light 2 weeks after their hair treatments.
Her Hair Analysis is an invaluable screening tool and after she gets the results back she puts together a correct program of diet and supplementation to be designed for each individuals specific needs.
Her name is Genea and her number is 234-2950.
Much love and light
My name is William, I am 14 years old, and I have been struggling with acne for over a year. I have breakouts on my face, back, arms, and chest. My breakout are red swollen and painful.
I have tried several things to help me with my problem including over the counter creams, scrubs, proactive, and a dermatologist. These treatment helped my acne, but I still had new breakouts and I was feeling embarrassed about the way I looked.
Genea suggested that I try drinking distilled water and begin using the Near Infrared Sauna at Balanced Health and Fitness. I began drinking the water right away. After my first sauna session, I noticed that my skin felt better and the pours seemed tighter. I continued drinking the water along with my clean diet. After my 2nd visit I began to notice some of the large boils were becoming smoother, lighter. and less painful. My skin was looking better.
It was clear after my 3rd visit that the sauna light treatment was helping my acne. I am feeling better about the way I look. My large boils are starting to heal and my breakout are getting better. I feel that anyone struggling with acne should try the Near Infrared Sauna at Balanced Health and Fitness and talk to Genea about their diet. It really helped me.