Comprehensive Wellness Center & 24hr Key Access Gym | 860 Hartford Ave. WRJ, VT | (802) 295-9696

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WE TAKE YOUR HEALTH PERSONALLY

Nutritional healing and disease prevention programs, personal training & functional movement ~ customized for YOU. We meet you where you are, both figuratively and literally, with in-person and remote options.

 

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Eat to Defeat Cancer

Register today for the Eat to Defeat Cancer Virtual Workshop for FREE!

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Let's Fight Cancer

Transform your health and combat cancer with personalized nutrition programs, now 15% off through 3/15/24.

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Valentine's Sale

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the gift of wellness and enjoy a 15% discount on all nutrition programs.

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Power Pulse Dynamics

Join our 75-minute group training program on Fridays at 6am with Dr. Laleh Talebian, Ph.D. Class size is limited to 5 people.

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Our Customized Programs

DNA offers a variety of services to meet the unique needs of every individual and may be HSA, HRA, FSA, and wellness dollar eligible. For more details, see your insurance plan.
All nutrition and personal training programs are offered in person and virtually.

Nutrition Programs 

Nutritional healing for active disease management or recovery, disease prevention, or weight loss/obesity with complicating factors.

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Fitness Programs

Customized plans for competitive athletes, weekend warriors, bodybuilders, and specialized training for those with injuries or illnesses.

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DNA University Presents: Eat 2B Fit Online Course

Designed to put your health and well-being back into your control through online education and active support.

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Gym Membership

Our gym is open 24/7 with keycard access. A one-time initiation fee of $75 is required for all new memberships to set up key access, orientation, and walk-through. 

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Health & Wellness Visits

Address health and wellness questions, review lab results, discuss personal goals, and assess fitness services.

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Specialized Massage Therapy

For local clients, specialized massage therapy is available at a discount for those with active plans.

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Imagine how it would feel if you had your very own expert accountability partner committed to you and your goals. 

 

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Meet the Dynamic Team

We have formed a team of skilled, experienced, caring, and passionate experts to help you get stronger and healthier each day.

Dr. Laleh Talebian Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Athletic Judge & Fitness Coach, Certified Health Coach for Patient Care

Laleh Talebian, Ph.D., is a cancer research scientist with more than two decades of experience, a nutrition specialist, podcaster, author, and professional bodybuilder. You may have seen her on TV or seen her featured in Health Watch magazine. Dr. Laleh earned her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology of Cancer from Dartmouth College, and her research has been published in ten major peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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Scott Stone, BS Exercise Science

Functional Training Movement Enhancement Specialist, Holistic Wellness Coach 

Scott Stone has been a movement practitioner since 1991, researching methods to improve mobility and enhance movement. Developer of Milestone Movement Systems and owner of Stonesmith Movement Studio SELF programs, designed to enhance awareness of one’s body.  Scott’s mission is to forge better health through progression-based movement training and improving physical body awareness and intelligence.

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Violet Jones

Certified Yoga Instructor, Personal Trainer, & Meditation Coach

Certified yoga instructor, personal trainer, and meditation coach Violet Jones is passionate about helping people discover their optimal wellness potential through physical training and meditation coaching. 

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Carolyn Hooper, MS, FAFS, CHC, CPT

Restorative Wellness Coach, Functional Trainer, & Movement Enhancement Specialist

A Restorative Wellness Coach, Fellow of Functional Biomechanics, and a Movement Practitioner with over 20 years of professional experience. Carolyn has rooted her practice in believing that every person deserves an optimal quality of life at every moment.

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Jenna Manghini, LMT, MMP

Specialized Therapeutic Massage Therapist

A licensed massage therapist and medical massage practitioner, Jenna has extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in physical therapy. She provides customized massages based on the client's specific needs and has experience with a very diverse clientele, ranging from senior citizens to NFL and NHL players.

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Our DNA: The Principles That Guide Us

The DNA team has worked with hundreds of clients to help each person become the best version of themselves – whether they are dealing with active disease management or recovery; disease prevention with risk factors; or obesity with complicating factors.

Principle #1:
YOU MATTER

Every person is unique and should be treated as an individual deserving of kindness and respect.

Principle #2:
ACCOUNTABILITY & SUPPORT

You’re not alone on this journey – our team and community bring support and compassion.

Principle #3:
NO MAGIC BULLET

There is no magic pill for achieving wellness. Your choices produce magical results.

Principle #4:
RESEARCH-BASED APPROACH

Our clients thrive when they understand why – and see the research.

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Success Stories

Dear Laleh and Karlen,

When I first approached you with the aspiration of stepping back onto the competitive stage after over a decade, I had my concerns. Balancing the responsibilities of a full-time job, being a devoted mother of two, and striving for excellence in the world of bodybuilding seemed like an overwhelming challenge. However, from our very first meeting, you instilled in me the confidence and belief that I could achieve anything with the right mindset and dedication.

Your tailored training programs were nothing short of transformative. Each session was meticulously designed to push my limits, sculpt my physique, and enhance my strength. Your keen eye for detail and your ability to adapt the training regimen to my evolving needs were instrumental in helping me reach my peak performance. Your knowledge of exercise physiology, nutrition, and recovery strategies truly set you apart as exceptional coaches.

As I stood under the spotlight, proudly holding my well-deserved pro bodybuilder title, I couldn't help but reflect on the remarkable journey we undertook together. Your coaching was not just about transforming my physique but also about nurturing my mental resilience and fostering a spirit of unwavering determination.

I look forward to continuing our partnership as I strive to set new milestones in my professional bodybuilding career. With you by my side, I am confident there are no limits to what we can achieve together.

 With heartfelt appreciation,

 Jenny M., OCB Pro

"Working with Laleh and Karlen at DNA has changed my life. I found the gym during the COVID-19 pandemic and was quickly introduced to their personalized nutrition and workout plans. For the first time, I felt like I was in control of my weight and was able to transform my body and my relationship with food.

I have now completed three natural bodybuilding competitions and feel great about my physical health going forward. I've always had discipline but lacked the knowledge to apply structured fitness and healthy eating to achieve my goals. I am now armed with the tools to be my best self and am grateful for the staff at DNA for their expertise and support."

Sam H.

"8 months ago, I woke up and decided I needed to make a change in my life. I had had enough of waking up every morning with swollen feet and hands and having my stomach bloat to the point where it stuck out, after I ate my lunch each afternoon. I was very uncomfortable and this was not the way I wanted to feel every day.

Convenience had been steering my food decisions for the past year. After a busy day of work, I just wanted to grab something easy so I could accomplish my list of to-do’s at home before enjoying a little time in front of the tv. Convenience, of course, does not always mean good for you. Pizza, Chinese Buffet, BBQ Chicken tenders and pasta from local restaurants and delis were so easy to grab as I drove by. Gradually these meals were adding pounds to my frame and wreaking havoc with my digestion.

Lucky for me, I had been introduced to Dr Laleh in 2016. I had started a plan with her then, but had not successfully completed it. Now it was time to follow through. I had made up my mind that I needed to take control of my eating and my health.

Taking that step was one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself. Within the first month, the morning swelling had decreased significantly and the afternoon bloat was only happening occasionally. By month two, the morning swelling was gone and the afternoon bloat no longer occurred. The pounds were slowly shedding and my body was feeling so much better all the way around. On completion of my 16 weeks program, I had successfully lost 22 pounds and completely overhauled the way I consumed food on a daily basis. Not only did Laleh’s program help me loose weight, but it changed my mindset and relationship with food. 

In the past, I had felt that I was  “depriving” myself by avoiding certain foods and in some ways punishing myself. After completing my plan, I now see that what I thought I was depriving myself of, was actually hurting my health, physically and mentally. Now when I think about those so called “comfort foods” that I would crave when I needed an emotional boost, I can say no, my body does not need that.

Laleh’s program not only changed me physically, but also mentally. It is very empowering to have the control over my health, which I knew I had the whole time, but was choosing not to. Now I can be around all those sweets and foods that I couldn’t get enough of and say, No Thank You, that’s not what I want to put in my body. 

6 months have past since I made the decision to start Laleh’s program and I am still going strong. I have lost 40 pounds and use all the techniques and recipes weekly to stay on track. Taking control of my health was a huge first step in taking control of my life and future. Here’s to happier and healthier years ahead!

Thank you Dr. Laleh!!!"

Abi M.

“Laleh is nothing short of life-changing to work with. I have been working with Laleh for about 5 years. I completely trust her. She is dedicated to her clients and go above and beyond any other trainers and coaches I have worked with. I am a client for life.”

JJ P.

It's GO Time!

Regardless of where you are now, we will meet you there. The DNA team is small, but mighty, and our combined goal is to help you become the best version of yourself by offering our specialized knowledge, education, and support.

STEP #1
Schedule Your FREE Consultation

Schedule your complimentary call with one of the DNA coaches to
discuss your goals and see if we are a good fit.

STEP #2
Choose Your Individualized Program

We offer several plan options, in-person and remote  – find the one
that's the best fit for you. Monthly payment plans are available.

STEP #3
Achieve Amazing Results

The DNA team is here every step of the way and will adjust your plan as your body transforms to ensure continual progress and optimal results.

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How Can We Help You?

Our team is ready to help you chase your dreams. From nutritional counseling to weight training and bodybuilding, our staff and facility are fully equipped to assist you as you strive to improve your body. We want to know what your goals are! Fill out the form below, and a member of our team will reach out to you!