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Ready for Spring!



Dec 2016



 Greetings from Dr. Christian & the Staff of Inside Outside


The office looks great at Christmas!  Stop by for a visit!


Holiday season is upon us!  Christmas soon and a New Year around the

Corner.  Let's get serious about our Nutrition, Exercise and Skin care & make 2017 the best year yet!!  At Inside Outside we have "The Cure" for our Health and Fitness Crisis, never doubt it!! "The Inside Outside Way of Life"!

Live It in 2017 & Take it to a New Level! It's Magic!


Take it to a new level at Inside Outside!



in this issue

  • Our Newest Inside Outside Star: Jason Glast, A Real Mesomorph, loves Hi-Lo Workouts!
  • From Dr. Christian: Reflections on Magic from Mr. Magorium & "The Velveteen Rabbit"!
  • Dr. William Osler and "A Way of Life", Mindfulness for peace of mind at it's best.
  • We Salute Monica Brant Who Proves She is still a World Class Competitor!
  • We Welcome back Elydia and Jameson from their Maternity Leave!
  • Update on our Web Analytics by Revolver, 145 Countries! They love us around the World!!!
  • Dr. Christian attends his 50th Reunion at Your USAF Academy Class of 1966!
  • Welcome our Go Roadrunners!! Spring 2017 Kinesiology Interns, Rachael, Cynthia, Krystle & Alexa!
  • It is Better to Give than Receive! Gift Certificates!! Personalized!
  • Member Spotlight: Doug and Katherine McCall, Retired Advertising Executives
  • Community Relations:  Silent Auctions, Raffles, Walks and Runs!  66 Events so far 2016!!
    From Dr. Christian: Reflections on Magic from Mr. Magorium & "The Velveteen Rabbit"!

    165lbs of Rompin, Stompin, Airborne Romance in Jump Boots!     At Inside Outside We Practice Magic!! I'ts Called the "Inside Outside Way of Life"!

    If you have heard me give any of my PowerPoint presentations, you have heard me say many times "We are a Back to the Basics Outfit here, no woo-woo or Dr. Oz like strategies".  Lately, I've been thinking about our claims and also thinking about the word "magic".  So guess what!  We do offer "Magic" at Inside Outside. I found this not often used definition of magic in the Oxford Living Dictionary.  magic - adjective (attributive) very effective in producing desired results.  And recently, HBO has been airing one of my favorite of all time movies "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" starring Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman.  There is one very touching scene where Natalie is showing a Natalie explaining Magic!!young boy a toy and he asks "is it magic?" With a sparkle in her eye and a smile only Natalie can make she replies "I believe it is!" (see it for yourself).  Around Halloween, I found the "Magic Lies Within" box picture for"The Velveteen Rabbit" or How toys become Real! display in our waiting room so now it is official at Inside Outside we practice Magic!!  We offer strategies (exercise & nutrition) that are very effective in producing results!  And then, somehow I stumbled on the classic children's book by Margery Williams, "The Velveteen Rabbit" which teaches us how through the magic of love, our toy animals can become real and alive.  So, if you have been following all this rambling, I have concluded that without question we lovingly practice magic daily and we are very effective in producing desired results, helping people become real and alive again, taking it to the next level!   Our bodies and our minds respond very predictably to proper care and respect and the reverse is also certainly true.  Learn how to live:

    "The Inside Outside Way of Life"

    Dr. William Osler and "A Way of Life" Mindfulness for peace of mind at its best!

    Osler explains his thoughts on living life in "day-tight compartments"

       The medical field like other professions has it's hero's and Dr. William Osler, a Canadian Physician and one of the Founding Professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital is one of them.  He started the first residency program for specialty training of physicians and has been described as the "Father of Modern Medicine".  Osler was well known for his love of literature, especially the Bible, and probably had read and studied every important work printed.  He frequently wrote essays and gave lectures and one of my favorite of all time is his Address delivered to Yale Students, Sunday Evening, April 20th 1913.  It was published that year and I have one of the First Edition Copies in my collection of his works.

       There is much interest lately in the topic of Mindfulness, focusing one's awareness on the present moment.  No one has more eloquently described this than Dr. Osler. A short excerpt describes what he means by "Day-Tight Compartments" and why we need to live this way.


      " Now the way of life that I preach is a habit to be acquired gradually by long and steady repetition. 

        It is the practice of living for the day only, and for the day's work, Life in Day-Tight Compartments...

        Touch a button and hear, at every level of your life,

        the iron doors shutting out

        The Past...the dead yesterdays.


       Touch another and shut off, with a metal curtain,

       The Future...the unborn tomorrows.


       Then you are safe for today.


       The load of tomorrow added to that of yesterday, carried today makes the strongest falter."


    Take a break sometime during one of those days when you are relaxed, your mind rested and "in the moment" and read the entire address.   It's Magical Advice and you will be changed.....

     Dr. Christian's Tribute Page for Dr. William Osler's "A Way of Life"

    We salute Monica Brant who proves she's still a World Class Competitor!!  Magic in Action!!

    Monica and her Mother Patti holding her 1st Place at PCA Midlands!Monica was selected to be part of the NABBA USA Team at the NAABA Universe Competition!

    After 3 years off stage, Monica was invited to come back and compete in two International Competitions in England!  Part of her preparation was performing serial DXA Body Composition Scans and the last one prior to her departure showed a Body Fat of 8.03%!!  Monica even posted a Live Facebook Video when we performed one of her scans. Monica was selected to be on the  National Amateur Body-Builders' Association (NABBA) Team USA which competed on 29 Oct in Birmingham, England.  On 23 Oct 16 Monica finished 1st place Atheltic Figure and 1st Place Women's Overall in the Physical Culture Association (PCA) Competition held in Midlands, England.   A week later on 29 Oct 16, as part NABBA Team USA (top right image) she finished 2nd in the Miss Toned Figure Category!  It's hard not to respect and admire her work, dedication and contributions to the fitness and wellness world.  Follow Monica's adventures on her Web Site and Facebook Fan Page!  Monica is shown with her her 1st place prize and Mother Patti Renfro who went with her to England to help her prepare for the contests.  After the competitions, Monica, Monica's husband Brad and Patti spent 2 weeks traveling around Europe greeted everywhere by her fans!  She is back in San Antonio and spreading her special brand of Magic!  Monica has a "Body and Soul Retreat" planned for the weekend of 4-5 Feb 2017!

      Check Out monicabrant.com  Another Picture of Monica and Patti

    Another Picture of Monica at the PCA Competition!   Monica Brant's Facebook Fan Page 

    We welcome back Elydia and Jameson from their Maternity Leave!

    Ely and Jameson!  This is what "wondering" looks like!

    Ely getting Jameson to give us a little smile!

       We are excited to welcome back Elydia after her Maternity leave for Jameson's birth on Aug 16.  He is now 4 months old and has his own Facebook Page where he is described as Prince Jameson Isiah, third of my name, Heir to the Miles Empire.  The legendary bringer of poo!  Jameson regularly posts pictures of himself and his Mother Ely and father Patrick and his frequent "hug fests".  He posted on 2 Sep 16, "Today I rolled over from back to front for the first time, I call this hobby 'terrifying mom'". A new Ely, hardened by the rigors of pregnancy, delivery and child care is back to work part time and will resume taking required courses to apply to Nursing School in the Spring! Ely is able to check on Jameson while at day care via a Live Web Cam Feed!

    Update on our Web Analytic Reports, The Revolver Map!!  They love us around the world!

    145 Countries!  They love us!  137 this time last year!

       Everyone is aware that Businesses & Organizations use Web Analytic Tracking Services to monitor their web site traffic for marketing purposes.  Inside Outside uses Google Analytics, Clicky and Revolver Maps for tracking services. The Top Ten Countries are United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, India, Germany, Philippines, France, Brazil, and Italy! The map shows hits over the past 54 months, monitored by Revolver Maps, 145 Countries & over 55,100 Visits. Popular pages for international visitors are the DXA Body Composition, DXA Bone Density & our Dark Side of the Sun page.   

    To Checkout our current Revolver Map, click on the 2D Version and Hover over the Red Dots to see Location, Requires Java!

    Dr. Christian attends his 50th Reunion of Your USAF Academy Class of 1966!

    Class of 1966 Emblem, Ad Astra Per Aspera!  To the Stars through Aspiration!!

    Yes, that was me!  15th Squadron, Plus Oultre, to the utmost!

       Dr. Christian and several of his family attended the 50th Reunion of the 1966 Graduating Class of Your  United States Air Force Academy 28 Sep - 2 Oct 16.  777 entered on 25 Jun 62 and 470 Graduated on 8 Jun 66.  80 have died either in combat or of natural causes, so there were about 390 graduates who could attend. We had about 300 attend and almost everyone brought at least one guest so over 600 attended. It was the best attended 50th Reunion Weekend ever!  The First Day Thursday was a sightseeing day and we took the Cog Railway to Pikes Peak and Visited The Garden of the Gods!  The Second Day Friday was on the campus and we had our Memorial Service in the Cadet Chapel and toured the Cadet Area and watched the Noon Meal Formation and March to the Mitchell Hall for Lunch with the band playing. Then we visited Arnold Hall for a Briefing and then the new Polaris Center for Leadership and Development.  There was a Class Banquet that night at the Antler's Hotel and on the 3rd Day Air Saturday Air Force Sank Navy 28-14 at the football game. There was a 15th Squadron party on Saturday night and On Sunday, the last day we had the famous Lake Terrace Sunday Morning Brunch at the Broadmoor Hotel with my 15th Squadron Classmates. One thing that impressed me was the number of female cadets!  The Freshman Class of 2020 was 30% Female!  The Secretary of the Air Force is Deborah James, the Superintendent of the Academy is Lt. General Michelle Johnson and the Wing Commander (Top Cadet) was Cadet Colonel Sara Fishbein!  It was apparent that the Academy is a more caring and nourishing place for these young future leaders.   Check out a few pics of the weekend!      It was Magical at a Magical place!

     Dr. Christian's 50th USAF Academy Reunion

    Go Roadrunners!! Welcome to our Spring 2017 UTSA Kinesiology Interns! Go Roadrunners!!

    We welcome Rachael Suanders, 2017 Spring Intern!We welcome Cynthia Montanya, 2017 Spring Intern!We welcome Krystle Riojas, 2017 Spring Kinesiology Intern!We welcome Alexa Patel, 2017 Kinesiology Spring Intern!

    Inside Outside welcomes Rachael Saunders, Cynthia Montanya, Krystle Riojas and Alexa Patel as our UTSA Interns for Spring 2017.  They are all Kinesiology/Exercise Science Majors.  We are excited to have these future health care providers with us for the 2017 Spring Semester and to share with them The Inside Outside Way of Life!  Coming 9 Jan 2017!!!

    This is where we get our Interns!

    UTSA Health and Kinesiology Department Website

    Our Current and Past UTSA Kinesiology Interns 

    We have Gift Certificates for all of our products and services!

     Gift Certificates for Any Occasion

    Christmas, Birthday, Valentines, Mother's Day, New Bride, Graduation

    A few great gift ideas!!!

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    for any Product or Service We Offer!

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    Member Spotlight: Doug and Katherine McCall

    We Salute long time Inside Outside Clients Doug and Katherine McCall.

    We salute Doug and Katherine McCall who have been members since 2005!  They were introduced to Inside Outside by Ralph Bender and Liz Fritz! Doug and Katherine have faithfully done their Hi-Lo Workouts once a week.  Doug and Kathryn met in 2001 while at a ski club meeting where they knew Ralph and Liz and married on May 14, 2005 shortly before joining Inside Outside’s Hi-lo Program.   Doug, a Corpus Christi native, moved to San Antonio to attend Trinity University.   He soon went into advertising which led to the development of Shark Television.   Kathryn was born and raised in Knoxville, Iowa, where she attended The University of Iowa.  She was very computer savvy; some might even say she was a Computer Guru!  Over the past decade, Doug and Kathryn have enjoyed many vacations across the world, dinner parties with friends, and a game of golf here and there.  Together they share 7 kids and many grandchildren.  We are so grateful for their hard work and commitment to our Inside Outside Family! 

    Community Relations: Silent Auctions, Raffles, Walks and Runs, 65 Events so far in 2015!

    Since it's inception, an important mission at Inside Outside has been to makeAsk Us!  Inside Outside has helped many San Antonio non-profit organizations!

    a difference in our community.  The best way we have found to do this is to

    make contributions to Non-Profit organizations through silent auctions at their

    annual fund raising events, seminars, health fairs or direct donations.  We would

    consider it an honor for any request for items to be donated or for Dr. Christian to speak to Non-Profit and other organizations/businesses in San Antonio and surrounding cities. Check out our New Community Service Page chronicling Inside Outside's Community Service efforts since 2004!

    Inside Outside Community Service, 66 Events this Year so Far!

    Thanks to our Community Service Director Lora Lane!

    Silent Auctions and Raffles

    Over the past 4 months we have made donations for the following Silent Auctions, Raffles or Door Prizes organized by these fine Non-Profit Organizations!!  this is one of our favorite ways to support them!

    Donation to the Class of 1966 Class gift to the USAFA Endowment Fund!  Now $49 Million dollars!

    Donation during Giving Tuesday 2016!Donation to San Antonio Sports!End of year donation to August Heart who screens high school athletes for heart disease!Silent Auction Items for the Mission Road Ministries Shindig!Dr. Christian and Inside Outside sponsor 4 children in Plan USA's program! The children are from India, Honduras, Equador and Brazil!

    Donation during Giving Tuesday 2016!Donation during Giving Tuesday 2016!Donation during Giving Tuesday 2016!Donation during Giving Tuesday 2016!

    Donation for Giving Tuesday to 8 Non-Profits in 2016!Donation during Giving Tuesday 2016!Donation during Giving Tuesday 2016!Donation during Giving Tuesday 2016!

    Inside Outside Donated a Live Auction Item for the SA Women's Chamber of Commerce Gala!Dr. Christian with Dr. Susan Blackwood and Liz Fritz. Inside Outside bought an advertisement in the Book and Author Program in support of CTRC.Dr. Christian with Inside Outside Client Lora Watts who is on the CTRC Council!

    Silent Auction Items for the Woodridge Elementary School Carnival 2016!Silent Auction Items for Eva's Heroes Celebrity Casino Night 2016!Supporting Joven's Annual Golf Tournement!Inside Outside participates in the CTRC Partner's Shopping Card

    A portion of Inside Outside's Grant went to this Non-Profit!A portion of Inside Outside's Grant went to this Non-Profit!In Memory of Nicole, Granddaughter of Inside Outside client  B.A. NicholasSilent Auction Items for the Woodbridge Elementary School Carnival!

    Family Service Association was a $100,000 Winner!Providence Place was a $100,000 Winner!A portion of Inside Outside's Grant went to this Non-Profit!A portion of Inside Outside's Grant went to this Non-Profit!Partners for Youth was a $100,000 Winner!

    Inside Outside is a Sponsor and Grant Contributor of Impact SA. See our Facebook album for Impact SA Grant Award Night 2016!See our Facebook album for Impact SA Grant Award Night 2016!Alpha Home was a $100,000 Winner!A portion of Inside Outside's Grant went to this Non-Profit!

    Silent Auction Items for the Roy Mass Youth Alternatives 2016 Gala!Dr. Christian is a Board Member of the Blood and Tissue Foundation!See our Facebook album for the Red & White Ball!See our Facebook album for the Red & White Ball!

    Silent Auction Items for the Witte Museum Game Dinner 2015 Gala!Silent Auction items for the South Texas Veterans Health Care System annual Golf Tournement benefiting Fisher House!

    See our Facebook album for the Impact SA Educational Event!See our Facebook album for the Impact SA Educational Event!Inside Outside is a Research Sponsor of the Mind Science Foundation.See our Facebook album forthe MSF "Gut Churn" Seminar at Trinity!


    A Great Christmas White Board by Jaclyn & Erika!

    Thanks to our Jaclyn and Erika we have another Great Christmas White Board!


    Holly and Bells for Christmas Joy!


    Elvis the Singing Reindeer!Yes, Dogs can sing also!

    Our Newest

    Inside Outside Star Jason Glast

    Jason Glast  is our Newest Inside Outside Star!

    Real Mesomorph, loves Hi-Lo Workouts!

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    New Staff Picture with our Fall 2016 Interns Ruby, Miebaka, Esmi

    and Ashna!


    Ruby, Miebaka, Esmi and Ashna with Their Scrapbook of Memories of their Fall Internship at Inside Outside

    Ruby, Miebaka, Esmi and Ashna with their Memory Scrapbooks of their Internship!

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    "Perhaps someday it will be pleasant to remember these things"

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    The 2014 USAF Band Flash Performance at the Smithsonian!


    WWII Holiday Flashback at

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    The 2015 Flash Performance of the USAF Band! Wearing WWII Uniforms! They really were sharp!!

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    The 2016 Flash Performance of the USAF Band!

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    Yes!  Friends who provide layers of love and richness to our lives!


    It was always said

    of him, that he

    knew how to keep Christmas well,

    if any man alive possessed the knowledge.

    May that be truly said of us,

    and all of us!

    And so,

    as Tiny Tim observed,

    "God Bless Us, Every One!"

    Charles Dickens


    Thanks to Friends for adding layers of Love and Richness to my Life!


    The Velveteen Rabbit, Our Newest Family Member



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