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"IT IS MY INTENTION TO HELP EACH AND EVERY CLIENT UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF EXERCISE AND NUTRITION IN THE PREVENTION OF DISEASE AND THE RECOVERY AND MAINTENANCE OF HEALTH. I WANT TO STRESS THE RESPONSIBILITY WE ALL HAVE TO OURSELVES, OUR LOVED ONES AND THE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM TO DO OUR PART IN ACHIEVING OPTIMUM HEALTH."

PATRICIA BINKLEY-CHILDRESS, B.A., C.E.S., G.F.I.
OWNER/TRAINER - PRESCRIPTION: HEALTH

Patricia Binkley-Childress

Patricia Binkley-Childress has over 20 years experience in the holistic field of medicine.  At the age of 18, Patricia worked closely with an Austrian Osteopath in California where she learned how to deliver babies as well as the important role of herbs, vitamins, nutrition and natural therapies in maintaining health.

In 1984, Patricia completed her Iridology/Nutrition internship under the instruction of Bernard Jensen, D.C., Ph.D. in Escondido, California.  This certification entitles her to provide an
Iris Analysis and make nutritional suggestions, based on that analysis, to support optimum health.  To learn more about Iridology, visit our
Nutrition Evaluation & Support Heart Link.

Patricia has always been physically active and has always made exercise a part of her daily routine.  In 1994 she was certified by the
American Council on Exercise as a Group Fitness Instructor.  She taught group fitness classes at Parkeway Fitness center for 2 years.   She also taught a Pilates-Based Exercise class at Pro Bodies Gym and has substituted group fitness classes for Sandy Hudman, for the past four years.  With a specialization in Mind and Body exercise as well as Women's Health (pre/post natal and pre/post menopausal) Patricia has over 8 years of instruction as a Group Fitness Instructor.  As an employee of

CHILDRESS VISION CLINIC - LONGVIEW, TEXAS,


since 1995, Patricia has over 6 years experience designing exercise programs as well as providing nutritional counseling for patients with health complications.

In 1996, Patricia completed her
Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Allied Health Science and graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Texas at Tyler.   She is currently enrolled in the Masters program in Interdisciplinary Studies.  Psychology, Kinesiology and Allied Health Science are the three areas of educational emphasis.

In the Spring of 1999,
ACE held their first exam for Clinical Exercise Specialist.  This certification requires extensive qualifications as well as numerous hours of experience as a personal trainer.  The qualifying exam is a 175 question, 4 hour test, involving applied knowledge of disease specific exercise.  Patricia passed her test and became a certified Clinical Exercise Specialist in June of 1999.  To learn more about ACE certifications, visit the ACE website at (http://www.acefitness.org).

In August 1999, Patricia registered her business, PRESCRIPTION: HEALTH, with the city of Longview and she and SANDY HUDMAN became partners in a new and
exciting venture.  By incorporating the holistic approach to health, her motto: "
Complete Health Is Our Personal Goal," captures her philosophy that to achieve health benefits through exercise, the whole person: physical, mental, spiritual and emotional must be addressed.

Patricia received an induction into the IDEA Personal Fitness Trainer Identification Program at the Level of Elite Trainer,
January 2001. Patricia was invited to become a faculty member of the American Council on Exercise as well. Her responsibility will be to create and teach workshops for newly certified instructors so they may obtain their continuing education credits. In January 2001 she also opened her new studio in Longview where she teaches several classes per week in Aerobics and Pilates exercise. GIVE HER A CALL about signing up for one of her classes!


Patricia is happily married to Carl W. Childress, O.D.,  and they reside in Longview, Texas.  They have five children, one son-in-law and one granddaughter.  Patricia effectively manages her family life, professional life and recreational life and emphasizes balance as the key to being successful in all areas.

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