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About Us

Providing our local communities integrative and holistic health and fitness programs, services and products that help align individuals with sustainable wellness. We have a portfolio of powerful and clinically effective organic, Eco-friendly products sourced from all over the world that provide sustainable lifestyle solutions, coupled with individualized programs using our clinical background to genetic testing.


Santa Cruz Challenge

Santa Cruz Challenge A 12-week integrative and holistic health and fitness program that rewards locals for investing in their health. Weekly health and fitness themes, coupled with pertinent "downloads" to get you up to speed and aware on lives most pertinent topics relevant to your lifestyle. Coming to your hometown in Spring of 2015.

Santa Cruz Boot Camp

Santa Cruz Boot Camp Boot Camp is an exciting program that provides a dynamic total body workout designed to improve strength, agility, flexibility, and endurance. Boot Camp is focused on environmental integration and is designed to promote the mind-body connection created during the outdoor workout experience. We believe that there is no greater workout setting than the natural environment and this class takes full advantage of all the beauty Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties has to offer. By holding classes in a variety of locations within the counties, Boot Camp showcases the diversity and beauty of the area. Beaches, forests, mountains, and trails will motivate and inspire you to reach your fullest potential.

Santa Cruz Weight Loss

Santa Cruz Weight Loss Chinese Doctor LeTa runs a weight loss method that finally offers dieters what they really want…a structured plan that can put an end to constant dieting. Our medically developed protocol is a short-term plan, with a beginning, a middle, and an end. Our dieters receive one-on-one coaching to both motivate and educate them, ensuring they receive the knowledge to confidently make smarter eating choices after dieting. It’s this dedication to helping you achieve your weight loss goals that can help you achieve your dieting goals and bring out your inner confidence to maintain a stable weight. Phases 1 & 2 focus on weight loss, until 100% of your goal is met; Phases 3 & 4 concentrate on increasing your knowledge of better lifestyle choices and smarter eating habits so you are better able to sustain a stable, balanced weight after dieting.

Integrative Lifestyle Chiropractic

Integrative Lifestyle Chiropractic Changing Your Relationship with Gravity: Gravity is the number one stressor on the human body. After receiving X-rays, a Spinal Screening, and a posture check from Dr. Bean, she assists the body to a more neutral position in relationship to gravity! She is the main Nasal Specific technique Doctor in Santa Cruz County. This unique modality improves the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and blood flow to the brain. Along with chiropractic care, this technique is efficient in relieving symptoms associated with migraines, tension head aches, chronic sinus infections, allergies, brain fog, and numerous other symptoms.

Organo Gold Organic Coffee

Organic Healthy Coffee Healthy Coffee? Yes, this coffee has NO acidity, boosts your immune system and tastes great. It's called Organo Gold and we are happy to carry this line for our patients and clients here in Santa Cruz and ship all over the world. It has organic reishi mushroom in it that alkalizes the coffee, allowing it to rehydrate your body, have a smooth energy lift with half the caffeine because the reishi increases energy naturally, provides for deeper sleep and other health benefits based on individual lifestyle. Come stop in for a free cup of coffee or pick up a sample to take with you.

Our Rockstar Team

As Yin and Yang are interdependent, define one another and complement one another, so does the Optimal Health and Fitness duo. Diverse backgrounds this pair has what it takes to help you have Optimal Health and Fitness.

Chinese Doctor LeTa

Founder of Optimal Health and Fitness, Chinese Doctor LeTa is a Certified Personal Trainer by the International Academy of Sports Sciences, Certified Outdoor Action Fitness Instructor, a California and Nationally Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, A First Line Therapy Provider and owns Santa Cruz Weight Loss. She acquired her Undergraduate Degree from Syracuse University in Environmental Public Policy and her Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute. She is currently finishing her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Weight Loss at Five Branches University in San Jose, CA. She is a trusted source for Americans on behalf of Chinese Medicine in the U.S and continues to be an advocate for the widespread education of the asian healing arts to all who desire a relationship with it. Start With Yourself is an online platform "Chinese Medicine made easy for Americans"; Santa Cruz Challenge is making its way nationally with the launch of a smart phone application in mid 2013; Utmost Resource is an online business coaching program for holistic practitioners around the US; Santa Cruz Boot Camp is a local outdoor fitness company; Doctor LeTa is the professional site for her private practice and Santa Cruz Weight Loss is her certified Ideal Protein Weight Loss Center main site. LeTa loves to educate, empower, inspire share her passion and gifts to the world.

Dr. Michelle Bean

"People often ask me why I choose to use the Titan Atlas as the logo for ILC. Greek Mythology tells a story of Atlas condemned to carry the weight of the Celestial Spheres, or the Universe on his shoulders for all eternity. This is an excellent representation of how the Atlas in our bodies, the top bone in the neck, functions to carry the weight of our personal Universe, our head, in position against a constant gravitational force. Dr. Bean is a 2006 graduate of Life Chiropractic College West. She has extensive training in upper cervical care and a keen understanding of the biomechanics of the human body. Dr. Bean is caring, compassionate, highly motivated in health and is honored to be serving this community.



Phone: (831) 222 0189




21645 East Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95062


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