Bean Sprouts & Business Strategy
Save for a few overachieving CEOs who manage to squeeze in triathlons between multi-million dollar business mergers, your average frequent business traveler is not often thought of as a health nut.
If you’re one of these road warriors, long days, minimal sleep and a high-calorie, convenience-driven diet can leave you feeling run down at the end of a trip, even if it’s a “corporate retreat” where rest and relaxation are the alleged focus.
But there is a place to turn to kickstart positive lifestyle habits and improve your overall health. Located within Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, the California Health & Longevity Institute will ensure that you begin a new journey to wellbeing. The Institute provides individualized programs to boost executive health, and is part gym, part spa, and part life coaching for the business set. It also features nutritional counseling and aspects of both Eastern and Western medicine thrown in for good measure. Founded in 2006, the Institute takes a 360-degree approach to health, focusing on five disciplines – Medicine, Nutrition, Fitness, Life Balance and Spa – to help its students achieve their goals.
And its Healthy Executive program is just what you need to take your next trip with a spring in your step. A routine medical checkup is transformed into a personalised health experience with a one-day, in-depth analysis including screening, diagnostic testing and a physical exam with the Institute's team of doctors and lifestyle professionals.
Our nutrition and fitness experts also work in tandem with our physicians to create an individualized program for you – the overstretched executive. You’ll receive a personalised, comprehensive analysis of your current health profile along with recommendations for new activities and lifestyle changes.
There has been an increased awareness by corporations that their top executives are extremely valuable, and corporations are also recognising that they must support their executives in their quest to stay in peak condition, says Dr. Terry Schaack, MD, Medical Director of the California Health & Longevity Institute.
“What we do here is create more for the individual,” adds Dr. Schaack.
The Institute also offers group programs, such as a team-building luncheon in which coworkers meet in the Wellness Kitchen for a class in choosing and preparing healthy foods. A daylong seminar may be broken up by a 15-minute yoga break instead of the typical mad dash to check email. A visit to the Institute’s “BOD POD,” – a state-of-the-art system for assessing body mass composition – can leave you with better knowledge of your personal health now so you can make better choices from the room service menu later.
As a busy executive, your life will never be stress-free or without its challenges. But our California Health & Longevity Institute can provide you with programs that can help you start to make positive steps that will lead to long-lasting wellness.