Meet the Team
I am so fortunate to have found health in my life after being diagnosed with cancer. My story starts when I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2001 after going to the doctor for back pain. This diagnosis took me down the medical route of chemotherapy, dozens of CAT scans and multiple trips to the doctor. Needless to say it was not my idea of what life was to be at 34 years old.
During my first 2 Chemotherapy treatments I had literally lost 15 lbs and all my hair. I knew at this point I was going to die if I kept going down this road. So I did what most people don’t do. I took the road less travelled. Through the advice of a very special telemarketer (who I am friends with to this day) I changed everything I knew about the food I ate, the supplements I took, the products I used, and the thoughts I allowed to stay in my head as well as the words that came out of my mouth. It all changed.
Against the oncologist’s advice, against my family and friends’ advice, against the fear of the unknown, I stopped all my cancer treatment. I began my own journey of discovery for health. It was hundreds of hours on the internet, dozens of books on health, and many hours speaking with natural paths, s, holistic M.D.’s, and dentists, that I journeyed. Now 15 years later, I am still here. I am happy, healthy and excited to share the most exciting news of all! You don’t have to be overweight, sick or unhealthy. The oncologist at Mayo Clinic gave me a year to live, but I am still here and I am sharing the message that was right under my nose. Literally!
I am so passionate about health. I found true health to be a balance of right eating, right nutrition, right exercise, right relationships, stress reduction, a nervous system working at 100%, family, and God. This is what I strive to balance in my life and in the clinic. Visit Diagnostic Weight Solutions today!
I have loved health and wellness for my whole life. When I was in the professional dance world in the twin cities, studying ballet and modern dance, I really started to dive into wholesome health. It opened my eyes to the importance of helping your body function the way it was designed to instead of working against it or putting patches on issues. It is so awesome to watch the human body work!
Having been so invested in wellness it was a dream come true to get to work at Diagnostic Weight Solutions. I have the joy of helping so many patients which is such an honor. There’s nothing quite like helping people achieve their goals. It’s a privilege I do not take lightly, and I get to have fun along the way! I truly love people so working here is simply the best!
Outside of work I love to create. I enjoy art of all forms. When I’m not painting or creating, I enjoy hiking, riding my motorcycle, and teaching dance. I am also going to school for my Pastoral license in hopes of doing vocational ministry in the future. My all-time favorite thing to do is spend time with people. People are awesome!
I have always lived a healthy lifestyle; I grew up playing sports and continue to strength train and walk my dog, Luna, daily. However, it wasn't until I joined the Diagnostic Weight Solutions team that I built a habit for nutrition and a love for helping people reach their goals.
I have been working at Diagnostic Weight Solutions for almost a year now and I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else. I truly believe I get to live the best of both worlds; I get to work alongside amazing people that are passionate and knowledgeable about what they do and help others find beauty in their bodies by accomplishing their weight loss goals.
When I am not working, I enjoy going to school, working out, and exploring new places. I will be attending St. Mary's University of Minnesota in the fall to pursue a degree in Biochemistry. I am excited to explore and take in all Winona has to offer with their breath-taking views from the bluffs. I will most definitely be taking advantage of the abundance of hiking trails down there.
I have found my "dream" job working here at DWS. I have worked for over 30 years in the medical field as a billing specialist. I now have the opportunity to use my passion for fitness and nutrition to coach people and help them live a healthy, active life style. I truly believe a person needs to feel as happy on the inside as they feel on the outside.
When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my kids and friends. I can spend hours at the gym everyday! I also spend my time snowmobiling, boating, golfing and playing pickle ball. And of course girls weekends are the best!
As a consultant with DWS, I have a passion for nutrition and wellness. I enjoy working with clients and helping them to achieve their goals for a healthier lifestyle. When I'm not working with clients I enjoy family, traveling, golf, fishing, snowmobiling, basically anything outdoors! My other passion is working with abused animals and helping them.
Anne Dahlheimer - Massage Therapist
Massage therapy, for me, was a way I could help my friends and family feel better. I was drawn to learning about our bodies and thought that could be helpful in my own life as well. It has become more than that for me. I love meeting new people and now I get to help people feel like better versions of themselves. I graduated from the Minnesota school of business for massage therapy in 2006. Massage truly feels natural to me. I have always been drawn to the medical aspects that massage has to offer people...and relaxing a bit feels wonderful too. I have worked in many settings as a massage therapist but I feel best working along side chiropractors and other therapists who, as a team, really help eachother to help their clients. A smile on your face is what I like to see.
Outside of work I spend most of my time with my 2 children. Other than that I just enjoy being with friends and people who make me smile.
Demarus Long - Massage Therapist
I became a massage therapist to help others from a more holistic perspective. With my passion for giving and helping others, I wanted a career that embodied the things I stand for, while also providing me with what I look for in a career. Massage therapy, to me, is a gift that's personalized to each individual - it meets a variety of needs while providing an atmosphere conducive to good health and wellbeing.
I feel that my vision as a massage therapist is the enrichment of lives through an art form that's been honed with my hands. It's bettering what someone already has and creating a change within one person which goes on to create a domino effect within other people. My vision is to build a better world, one person at a time, through the use of my hands.
Massage Therapist & Rehab Specialist Angelique
I got into the health care field about 5 years ago when I decided to go to school for massage therapy. I originally wanted to go for physical therapy, but thought massage would be a good first step. Little did I know I would end up falling in love with massage therapy and all that it has to offer to patients. I started out only going for the 500 hour certificate for massage therapy, and very quickly changed my schooling to an Associate's Degree in Applied Sciences. I couldn't have made a better choice. I truly believe the extra schooling offered me a more in depth education on how to work with certain diseases/illnesses/syndromes in the massage room.
Outside of work I love spending time with friends, my two dogs, being outside, and doing just about anything active. I played soccer for 12 years (4-16) and was in gymnastics for a while, so exercise and being active has always been a part of my life. I enjoy camping, hiking, fishing(winter and summer), wakeboarding, swimming, sports, and pretty much any other fun activity there is.
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