Former NBA training coach, Carl Horne, has taken a refreshing approach to fitness through In2One, his Holistic Wellness Center in Scottsdale, Ariz. After years of dance and martial arts training, working as a rehabilitation coach for professional athletes and a background in nutrition, Horne has taken his knack for healthy living to the public. The wellness center, Horne says, “developed on its own.”
Horne moved to the Phoenix area to travel with the Arizona Suns for the 1995 through 1997 basketball seasons. One half-time show in 1997 featured his rehabilitation work with Danny Manning, one of the players who had undergone several knee surgeries. People were interested and began writing letters to the Suns asking about Horne’s services and if he was available. He not only began working with injured basketball players outside of the NBA, but also their parents, who expressed interest as well. By 2000, his business had been born; now it just needed a name.
During a focus breathing session with Horne’s brother-in-law, they delved deep into the mental and emotional component of training. Horne recalled his brother-in-law saying, “You have to go into one. You have to go into yourself before you can really embark on a physical program. In order to change your body, you have to first change your mind.” And thus, In2One was conceived.
“I’ve always been an all-natural type of person,” he says. His center not only focuses on exercises, but also how one feels, his or her stress levels, hydration levels, as well as the quality of rest — completing the circle of fitness, he says.
“If you work out like a horse and eat like a pig, you’re going to look like a cow,” Horne adds. “What is inside radiates to the outside.”
The holistic center offers programs tailored to one’s lifestyle, age and fitness goals. Gradually developed over the course of his career, classes include Taedaga, which combines Tae Kwon Do, dance and yoga.
“No one wants to feel bad,” Horne says. “We all want to feel good about ourselves. I believe that holistic fitness is a blueprint for a lifestyle change.”
Horne adds that he is not only optimistic that his approach to fitness and the opening of his business will penetrate the industry with more people joining the holistic movement, but he is also hopeful that In2One will have locations throughout the Valley and countrywide.
Defining the term holistic to his clients as something that “completes a whole approach,” Horne says that In2One is a step in the right direction.
“In order to change your body, you have to first change your mind,” Horne says.