Every one of us has at some point been concerned about our health. By simply following the individualized recommendations designed especially for YOU,
- You will feel noticeably energized
- You will enjoy better sleep
- You will develop better eating habits
- You will lose sugar and carb cravings
- You will achieve weight loss
- You will experience better digestive health
- You will reduce your need for prescription medications
- You will learn why diets don't work and live your life to its fullest potential
The success of our program has proven itself for 25 years. We incorporate the latest, up to date methods and ideologies to help our clients achieve optimum success.
Please feel free to call our office for a one hour complimentary Health History to see how we can best support your personal goals for health and wellness.
We look forward to hearing from you and guiding you to improving your total health.
The Motivational Center's counselors supply the perfect balance of nurturing and accountability to help you FINALLY succeed in long-term health and weight loss. We're not just trained. We're experienced. We've been where you are. We've felt what you've felt. We are dedicated to assure you it's going to be okay, and you can live your best life. Our goal is to carefully formulate The Motivational Center programs to your specific needs and lifestyle to insure progress and success.
Barbara Crosby's Weight Loss Program-25 years of Proven Success
We take into consideration every aspect of YOU, not just your height, weight and age, but also:
- your lifestyle
- your daily routine
- your job
- your family demands
- medication you may be on
- family history
- level of activity
- your likes & dislikes
Through private counseling sessions, compassion and commitment, our discreet and dedicated staff is available 7 days a week to help clients reach their goals - and stay there!
The Motivational Center has joined the wellness revolution!
Health Coaching is our innovative choice of programs designed to bring you overall wellness for a fully nourished life.
Choose the plan that best suits your needs, your lifestyle, your goals.
*28 Days to Freedom from Sugar Blues – During this program you will receive four 45 minute one-on-one sessions during which you will:
- explore your cravings
- learn how sugar is addicting
- receive nutrition and lifestyle guidance to overcome your reliance on sugar
*90 Days to Optimal Energy – During this level of coaching you will receive six 45 minute one-on-one sessions (twice monthly) of nutritional and lifestyle support. You will
- experience more energy
- enjoy better sleep
- manage your weight
- reduce stress
This program includes recipes, handouts, food samples, monthly newsletters, use of our extensive lending library, special events related to health and wellness, and a one hour one-on-one fitness consultation.
*The Platinum Package – This level of Health Coaching offers 12 one-on-one sessions (twice monthly) where you will experience all of the above benefits through the offered nutritional and lifestyle guidance and tools so you can achieve lasting change. This package includes the above plus two one hour one-on-one fitness consultations, DVDs, use of our extensive lending library, pantry re-organization, healthy supermarket tours, cooking tips and our soon to be released cookbook.
Call our office to schedule your complimentary Health History and choose which level of Health Coaching is best for you.
Optimum Health and Wellness Inc.
Our Corporate health and wellness program for Body, Mind and Spirit will:
- Have employees feeling more energized
- Allow them to enjoy better sleep
- Help to achieve weight loss
- Teach tactics to control sugar and carb cravings, hunger and mood swings
- Address how to eliminate inflammation (which can cause chronic illness including IBS, high cholesterol, acid reflux, heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's), prevent disease and reduce reliance on prescription medications
Our Corporate wellness program promises to help lower absenteeism and increase productivity, which will lower Health Insurance Premiums for you and your employees.
The Motivational Center is the brainchild of nationally renowned nutritionist and behavioral therapist Barbara Crosby. After spending much of her adolescence and early adulthood battling weight issues, Barbara Crosby committed her life and resources to developing a weight loss program that would lead a client through lifestyle changes while maintaining long-term weight loss. The Motivational Center weight management program is not a diet. It is a personalized combination of counseling, nurturing, education and accountability that can help anyone achieve their goal.
Barbara's experience in counseling and body imaging has spanned almost three decades. She has coached and counseled over 7,000 individuals and has been featured on Fox News, Channel 4, Channel 7, The Daily News, New York Times, The Bloomberg Forum, radio, and in national magazines as GQ, Harper's Bazaar (which chose her as one of the Best Food Gurus in New York!), Elle, Vogue, Fitness and Family Circle. She is included in The Women's Record's listing of the Best Women on Long Island for Health Care Professionals. She has also had Nutritional programs at the Learning Annex in New York City.
Barbara has consulted for private and public health and fitness facilities throughout the country, including the celeb-centric Equinox chain setting up weight loss regimens, body sculpting nutrition programs and pre-plastic surgery routines.
Her proprietary Motivational Center practice has helped thousands of individuals achieve long-term weight loss success. In 2006, after over 25 years of individual practice, Barbara decided to expand The Motivational Center. Barbara has now incorporated the new health care for the 21st century - Fundamental Medicine – by introducing The Motivational Center's new Health Coaching program. Fundamental medicine is learning how and why the body can be out of balance. Food is medicine, not just calories. With proper nutrition lifestyle changes, the body can and heal itself in many instances. Barbara's extensive knowledge and experience has made her a leading expert on anti-aging health and weight loss for todays growing population of Baby Boomers.
Barbara was recently elected to the Board of Regents at Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, New York and is a member of The American Diabetes Association and NAPW (National Association of Professional Women); she is a former member of the International Board of directors of the Salk Institute, The American Red Cross and Sierra Tucson. Her studies include Adelphi University, The Dietary College of Nutrition and the Institute for Integrated Nutrition where she earned her Board certification (AADP) as a Nutrition and Holistic Health Practioner.
Kim Rugolsky joined The Motivational Center staff in 2009 serving as the Center's in-house therapist. A licensed master social worker, Kim has worked with a diverse range of clients including battered women, psychologically impaired youth and developmentally disabled children. Struggling with weight gain after the birth of her second child, Kim first came to The Motivational Center as a client. She worked closely with Barbara and Mindy to gain insight into her eating habits and develop a better relationship with food. Kim remains a client helping her to keep off the more than 35 pounds she has lost. On a professional level, Kim works closely with Barbara and Mindy to create a healthy, safe and encouraging environment for clients.
Lisa Michelman joined The Motivational Center as its personal fitness trainer. She is a fitness industry veteran and certified trainer. She began her career training clients and eventually developing fitness programs at the Equinox Fitness clubs in New York. She works with The Motivational Center clients to find a balanced, healthy fitness regimen. She attended The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, earning Board Certification (AADP) as a Holistic Health Coach.