Get moving. Get strong. Eat right.
That was my mantra for health.
And then, I met Dr. Anita Haque.
She walked in to my gym one day and introduced herself, the new kid on the block—the new chiropractor in town. Her office was in the building complex next to my gym.
She told me about her services and a bit about chiropractic. There was no hard sell about it, just a real passion about how it promoted health and wellness.
I was impressed with her enthusiasm and genuineness. I was also struck by her warmth. Our meeting stayed with me.
Soon afterwards, I referred a client I thought might benefit from what Dr. Haque had to offer. My client’s enthusiastic report back confirmed what I suspected—Dr. Haque was the real thing.
She sent me a note thanking me for referring my client, and then invited me to lunch so we could talk about networking.
“I’m curious,” she asked me between bites of her salad. “Have you ever tried chiropractic?”
“No,” I said. I didn’t want to tell her I had been a skeptic in the past.
“Then why did you refer your client?”
“Well,” I said, “you made a believer out of me.”
“Why don’t you give it a try so you can see first hand what chiropractic can do?” she suggested.
The next thing I knew I was in her capable hands. It was the most thorough exam I’ve ever had. I became a patient and after two weeks of adjustments, I started noticing changes —changes I didn’t even know I needed. I had become used to getting by on four or five hours of sleep a night. Then I started sleeping through the night.
After four weeks, I noticed that my allergies were gone.
My dedication to fitness has never been about how it changed my clients’ appearance—it has always been about how it changed the way they felt about themselves—how it felt to be taking care of themselves.
That’s how I felt about Dr. Haque and her chiropractic adjustments. I had discovered a new way to take care of myself.
What is unique about Dr. Haque is how she approaches her work. She really has an intuitive sense for what her patients need. She takes all the years of schooling she’s had (as strenuous as any received in medical school) then brings her heart and soul to it. She practices the art, as well as the science, of chiropractic.
We soon realized that our passion for health and treating our clients and patients as unique individuals was a perfect partnership. The strength training I offer helps her patients hold their adjustments; her attention to the health of my clients’ spines helps keep them fit and healthy.
As a side note, I did what any smart, sane man would do with a woman as beautiful, warm, genuine, and passionate about her life’s work as Dr. Haque is.
I asked her to marry me. She said yes. And so we married. I get to call her Anita.
It is a partnership of heart and soul as well as professions that are committed to helping people stay well and feel good about their lives.
Our lives are definitely on the wellness path.