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Weekly Newsletter 04/24/24

By April 24, 2024April 26th, 2024Legacy News

The greatest post-season professional sports tournament began this week – the Stanley Cup. What makes the Stanley Cup so special? It is incredibly difficult to win. The tournament lasts more than a month with teams playing multiple games a week at the highest intensity level. Injuries occur within each game and the players continue to press on. In this year’s Stanley Cup tournament, Cleo and Scott have a number of different players competing on different teams spread throughout the league. Throughout this year’s tournament we will feature either as player or some sports performance advice in the Sports Performance Section of our Newsletter.

In the past month, we have had a number of new subscribers to the Newsletter in addition to new faces in our Saturday Group Wellness Workouts. We would like to welcome everyone to Legacy. In past Newsletter, which can be found on the Legacy website, we have discussed our Foundational Principles, the model we use at our Center in Dallas, and a general format of our weekly Newsletter.

Briefly, each Newsletter begins with an introduction, which is immediately followed by the first pillaring our paradigm, Exercise and Training. In this section, the monthly Calendar of Events is posted with link to Enrollment in Workouts and Events we host and links to Class Card for purchase.

The next two sections of the Newsletter are Wellness News and Sports Performance News. The Wellness section is devoted to topics specific to “being well”, and how to heal yourself. The Sports Performance section features information that our athletic community can use. It covers all topics ranging from sports performance to performance rehabilitation. Occasionally, we feature an amateur or professional athlete within our community who applies our foundational pillars to their sports performance training.

The Lifestyle and Recovery Section has information for all our community members: subject matter includes sleep, nutrition, grocery shopping, genetically modified foods, toxins, the importance of sweating, the benefits of the dry sauna, and the importance of drinking good water. From time to time we discuss the use of essential oils and certain supplements.

The final section of the Newsletter is the third pillar in Legacy’s paradigm, Education. Legacy’s Center is home to several schools of education. We have our client education program, which includes special events, complimentary tutorials, and a comprehensive library of articles and books. We have the School of SomaTraining – 15 courses specific to exercise, training, and recovery. SomaTherapy is our school for Practitioners who practice manual therapy, and the ELDOA Comprehensive School of Training is based out of our Center in Dallas. Any topic related to education can be found in this section with links to Certification Course dates and enrollment information.

If you can’t find what you are looking for in the Weekly Newsletter, please send an email to the Business Office or give us a call.

Legacy News

April Calendar: Exercise & Training Information
Saturday, April 27

Workout for Digestion 9:00 am
Fee $20.00

ELDOA Classic Workout. 9:30 am
Fee $45.00

Open Sauna $30.00
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

What is a Workout for Digestion?

Who doesn’t want to improve their digestion?

This 30-minute session includes exercise postures to enhance the digestive system and its components. For example, if you have a sluggish colon, you need this workout.

Exercise Tutorials with Claudia Information on the last page of this Newsletter.



$25.00 or $20.00 with a Legacy Card

What is Open Gym and how is it different from a Drop In Gym Session? Legacy Sport & Wellness is a private facility with a Cardiovascular Center, Group Exercise Area, Dry Sauna and Recovery Program, and a fully equipped Gym. These services are reserved for our private clients who have a custom designed Home Program. An Open Gym Session is a specific block of time that we schedule throughout the month in which clients can come and take advantage of the services we have to offer. For example, many of our clients have experienced back pain at some point in their life and our Gym has several pieces of specific equipment to help them which are typically not found in most other facilities.

During Open Gym sessions, often times a workout is written on the white board for clients to follow and post workout myo-fascial stretching/ELDOA exercises are suggested. If necessary, clients are permitted to take shoes and socks off for specific exercises. All the participants who attend Legacy’s Open Gym or Drop In Gym Sessions respect our NO VIDEO policy. Open Gym Sessions are never over-crowded therefore our equipment is always available…no wait for the equipment.

If you have a Home Program, Sauna Card or a Group Class Card, you can drop in and workout in our Gym for $20.00.

Without a card, the fee is $25.00.

Wellness News – The Training Table

the Training Table is where Wellness and Sports Performance begin!

the Training Table is an area we have dedicated within our Center where clients can set, relax, and enjoy farm fresh high quality meals from Chef Corey and Mia Fradenburg.

In our Newsletter, the Training Table is a section devoted to all topics related to nutrition, cooking, and wellbeing. We would like to introduce a new member of the Legacy team, Mia.

Mia Fradenburg is interning with us with the goal of learning as much about creating a wellness business as she can. She was introduced to ELDOA by her college volleyball coach, who recommended she come to Dallas to study with Scott and the rest of us.

Mia has a business called “Nourish within Nutrition“. As she describes it: “I spoke with Scott last weekend about how our society likes to put things in separate boxes. Doctors specialize in one body system and personal trainers like to specialize in one modality, which typically means that we neglect to see how one part fits into the bigger picture. Even though we do it multiple times a day, many people don’t think twice about what they eat or drink. Most people know the benefits of proper nutrition in terms of athletic performance and body composition but many people think that the ‘symptoms’ they experience day in and day out (low energy, poor digestion brain fog, mood) are normal. I believe that the root of many of these issues can often be traced back to how we are nourishing ourselves – in fact, I struggled with many of these myself and saw great improvements by focusing on food quality and the nutrient density of what I was consuming.

If you are interested in receiving nutrition coaching, please feel free to reach out to me. I am just starting out my nutrition coaching business, Nourish Within Nutrition, and would love to work with you in creating a plan for any kind of goal or problem you have. If you just have a question about nutrition, feel free to ask away!”

Phone Number: 919-602-1003


Sports and Performance News

Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is underway! Scott, Cleo, and Legacy Sport & Wellness have a long relationship with this championship tournament and the National Hockey League. Cleo Bates spent at least a decade working with the Dallas Stars before he went to the nation’s capital and won a Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals. If you have visited our Center in Dallas, there is a photo hanging in our foyer of Cleo on a Sports Illustrated cover photo with the Capitals after they won the Stanley Cup. For many years, Scott worked with Tom Hicks and his sports ownership group which included the Rodeo, the Liverpool Football Club of the Premier League, the Texas Rangers, and the Dallas Stars. Dozens and dozens of players have traveled to Dallas to work with Scott and Cleo privately or to participate in Legacy’s post-season Hockey Camp. No other professional sports league has integrated the SomaTraining and ELDOA as much as professional hockey.

In this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, Cleo and Scott have a number of players competing. Several of the featured players include Roman Josi, Captain of the Nashville Predators, James Van Riemsdyk of the Boston Bruins, Max Domi, former Dallas Star and Legacy favorite, now number 11 playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Austin Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs (a client of SomaTraining Texas student Denise Herrera), and NHL All-Star and Dallas Star Jake Oettinger.

Roman Josi spent time getting a customized program last summer with Scott and is a possible Norris Trophy Candidate again.

JVR – and the Boston Bruins – are tied 1 to 1 with the Toronto Maple Leafs with Game 3 scheduled for tonight in Toronto. JVR came to Dallas during the season and works with SomaTraining Texas Instructor Terry Frangopolous on the East Coast. JVR is a big van of Legacy’s Water Bar and Vellamo alkaline water in glass bottles!

Austin Matthews, Max Domi and the Toronto Maple Leafs host their first playoff game tonight in Toronto against the Bruins. Austin is an American born professional hockey player playing for the historic Toronto Maple Leafs. He just missed 70 points this year and skates on Toronto’s top line with number 11 Max Domi. Max’s Dallas Stars jersey hangs on the front wall of Legacy’s “Billy Goat” wall. To be on this wall, you have to be a special athlete according to Legacy standards! Max was a fan favorite last year when he played for Dallas, bringing passion, toughness, and the ability to stick up for teammates during last year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs.

During the season, when the Stars were in town, Max was at the Center every afternoon working with Cleo and Scott and finishing his day with recovery in our Dry Sauna.

Max signed with the Maple Leafs this past off-season and traveled to France to get a Soma/ELDOA Program from Guy VOYER, DO. Max is skating on Toronto’s top life with Austin Matthews and Hockey News writes that Domi might be the difference in the Round One Series with the Boston Bruins. In Game 1, Max brought the passion and physical toughness, setting the tone for the battle with the Bruins.

Lifestyle and Recovery Center

Spring is here and our Dry Sauna is running exceptionally hot thanks to John Sandstrom and Rob Licht! Our outdoor Recovery Area is beautiful this time of year with the trees and greenery coming into blossom. It creates the perfect environment to relax, recover, and heal.


Throughout the Spring, look for select days when we offer the Cold Plunge option with Dry Sauna and Recovery.

The next Sauna Education (Certification) Course is scheduled for the month of April. Enrollment is limited to eight (8) people: email Claudia directly at to sign up.

Topics of discussion include the importance of sweating, what is the optimal time for a single sauna session, what is the optimal temperature to use in a Dry Sauna, how to use cold water exposure by itself, or in combination with the dry sauna, and the importance of drinking water.

As part of the Course Theory, all the participants complete the Ruffier (Pulse) Test. This simple test can be used in different aspects of a Wellness or Sports Performance Program including the length of time in a Sauna Session and exposure to cold water.

In April we plan to host Sauna Courses and Certifications for student-practitioners and our clients.

Water is a big deal at Legacy. We have our favorites and are always stocking new water to try. Varying pH values, different mineral content, with a taste to please even the most finicky water drinker and priced by the bottle or by the case so you save!

Essential Oils

What is a Clinical Aromatherapist?

Though it may sound ‘new age’, Aromatherapy has been used since ancient times in primitive and more advanced cultures to assist in restoring health. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Arabians studied and became familiar with aromatic essences, developing essential oils from the process of steam distillation.

During the Renaissance aromatics were the main protection against epidemics, but it wasn’t until 1928 that the term “Aromatherapie” was a term coined by a French chemist.

Aroma is like a language plants use to communicate to other plants, insects, and to the world. Aromatherapy literally means “a therapy using aromas” and draws upon the healing properties of the odorific, volatile essences found within specific parts of aromatic plants and the peel of citrus fruits.

A Clinical Aromatherapist is one of many therapists who work with essential oils. Specialized on the clinical modality, after performing individual consultations, they create personalized programs and formulations to be applied externally. Attention is given to medicinal and therapeutic action of the oils, with emphasis placed on quality, concentration, and potency of the oils based on their botanical origin, plant producing organ, chemical constituents, and biochemical specificity (chemotypes).

Beginning April 26, May 3 and May 10 at 10:00 am Clients and members of our community can schedule 30-minute private Tutorials with Claudia. The emphasis will be on ELDOA and Myo-fascial Stretching (MFS).

We recommend a client arrive 10-15 minutes early to warm-up before their session begins and Claudia will recommend 1 or 2 things to do upon completion of the Training Session.

The purpose of this 30-minute session is for a client to work on different aspects of their Home Program under a watchful eye and make corrections to their quality of their home exercises.

Sessions run every 30 minutes and can be scheduled directly with Claudia in the Business Office.

For an optimal outcome, clients do their program during the week, come for the 30-minute tutorial on Friday and then come to ELDOA Classic on Saturday morning.

Purchase the Series of three for $75.00

or one private session for $50.00

Education News


Courses Curriculum will be posted in next week’s Newsletter.

ELDOA Level 4 Dallas: May 24, 25 and 26
Enrollment Link:
Enroll now and we will send the preparatory questions to you so you have time to work on the answers.


ELDOA Level 3 Dallas: Dates to be announced

If you are an Instructor Candidate looking to assist a course, contact Claudia in the Business Office to be put on the list.

We ask all ELDOA Practitioners – at any level -to visit the official ELDOA website – – to make sure your contact information is accurate.

Having your correct contact information is very important: so potential clients can find you and so you can receive important information from the Founder and Administrative Office in Dallas.

The way Legacy has our School set up in Dallas allows for Students to travel from all parts of the country for training and continuing education, while at the same time creating the opportunity to invest some of their personal time in their self-care using our Gym and Lifestyle-Recovery Center. We believe that this one-two combination can’t be beaten and we invite you to enroll in a course with us in 2024.

Client Education News

In April, Education Workshops for clients include a breathing tutorial, a pelvic floor tutorial, and a sauna training workshop in our “learn by doing” format.


Coming Soon:  The Professional Development Series:  live workshops, homework lessons, and remote learning for Student Practitioners enrolled in the SomaTraining, SomaTherapy, and/or ELDOA Comprehensive Program..


For more information, contact Claudia in the Business Office.


If you missed any Legacy Newsletters, they are posted on Legacy’s website under the tab ‘Legacy News’.

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