About Dr. Raj
The creator, developer, and founder of Soul Focus, Dr. Gupta is passionate about his purpose to help as many people as possible avoid unnecessary prescription medication and surgery using diet and exercise and the Soul Focus wellness center he created. After obtaining a Business Marketing degree from Drexel University, Dr. Gupta attended Life Chiropractic College and then returned to the area in which he was raised to serve the community where he grew up. Dr. Gupta believes that overall health comes from equal management of diet, rest, exercise, and both mechanical and mental stability, and maintenance.
He enjoys working out, playing tennis, going to the beach, fast cars, and rock and roll. He adores his three girls to whom he refers to as ‘his princesses.’
I chose chiropractic because:
I never intended on becoming a Chiropractor. In fact, as I approached graduation from college, I had a job already lined up at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Drexel’s 5-year undergraduate degree was designed for students to go to school for 6 months and work for 6 months each year, so I was graduating with a full resume and was ready for life in the business world. When in high school, I suffered from frequent and severe migraine headaches which were debilitating and would put me down for the entire day. I was getting these headaches three times a week! I had seen every doctor under the sun, had CAT Scans and every test know to man. No one was able to help me or tell me why I was getting the headaches. Finally, friends of the family who were husband and wife chiropractors convinced me to come in for an examination. With treatment, I obtained a full resolution from the debilitating headaches and was able to live my life again. Though I was thankful, I never considered becoming a chiropractor. Then, two months before graduating from college, I was playing tennis and suffered an awful ankle injury. It was diagnosed as a severe sprain and left me on crutches for 4-6 weeks. After 4 or 5 weeks, it wasn’t much better and I still wasn’t able to put pressure on the foot. While at visiting home for the weekend, I went to the chiropractor for a tune-up and was asked about my ankle. After examining and working on the injury, I was able to stand on my own two feet and left my crutches in their office. Later that night, while having dinner with my parents, I confessed to them my desire to become a Chiropractor. They offered their support and the rest is history. I am thankful that I found my calling. I believe that I was born to be a Chiropractor and those patients suffering from headaches and migraines have a friend in Dr. Raj.
I’m on a mission to:
Make people realize that there is no such thing as “normal” pain. The person who thinks that his left knee pain is there just because he is getting older has no response when I ask him how old his right knee (that has no pain) is. If life were a light on a dimmer switch, I believe that most people are living their lives only half-lit! The worst part is that they don’t realize that their room, and their entire world, can be FULLY illuminated. They are living in the dark and think that is all that life has to offer. You should wake up without the need of an alarm clock, feeling refreshed, have no pain, and be ready for the day ahead of you. It is not until you DO feel this way that you remember that it is the way that you are SUPPOSED to feel.
One thing you should know about me is:
That I was fat, out of shape, and unhealthy. I became a Chiropractor in 1996. In 2000, my cholesterol was 200 and my triglycerides were 230. I was 5’8″ and 215 pounds. I had daily aches and pains, was lethargic, fatigued, and had little to no energy. I was tired all the time, unhealthy, and NOT practicing what I preached to my patients. Then, in 2006, I reached a breaking point when I knew that I needed to make a change. I lost 50 pounds and my cholesterol dropped from 200 to 142, and my triglycerides plummeted from 230 to 61. I now have boundless energy. I have more mental focus and clarity. I wake up without an alarm and I have NO daily aches and pains. I now take pride in practicing what I preach and helping others do exactly what I did…..change their lives for the better. If I could do it, then so can you.
I am passionate about:
Diet, Rest, Exercise, Adjustments, and Maintaining a positive mental attitude (DREAM).
I founded the Soul Focus Wellness Center because:
I wanted to provide an oasis for people to come in and immediately lose their stress. From the moment you walk through the doors and hear the running water of the fountains and the easy sounds of nature and spa music you start to unwind. Prior to Soul Focus, I was only able to help patients with their pain and would then have to direct them somewhere else for nutritional counseling or to a gym to work out at. Now, with a gym, nutritionist, massage therapists, and personal trainers all under one roof joining our team of doctors, physical therapists, and acupuncturists, we are able to provide more services with better supervision and help more people reach their health and wellness goals.
It’s my goal to:
Get people out of pain and off their keisters, working out, eating right, and healthy.
In my spare time:
I enjoy playing tennis, working out, going to the beach, and being a kid with my three little girls.
Books by Dr. Raj
About the Book
Private practices in America are disappearing, and you, a private practice business owner, struggle to stay afloat. Insurance reimbursements are decreasing every year, and so is your revenue. Sell, retire, or drastically cut payroll and overhead. These are your choices right now as a physician-owned private practice, but it doesn’t have to be your future. What practice owners need, is a new, profitable, business model.
That model is here, now. Wellness centers attract the masses for gym and spa services, and at the same time provide patients who pay cash for services in the medical practice. The increased revenue created by these cash services, plus the continued insurance revenue will not only offset the decreases in insurance reimbursement, but it will provide a surplus of income.
The Wellness Center Solution shows practice owners, and would-be practice owners, not only how to open a wellness center, but also why they should. Stop accepting less pay for more work. The Soul Focus model is for building not just the practice of the future, but the wellness center of tomorrow, so you can take back control of your practice, your income, and your life.
About the Book
Throughout the country, independent gyms are struggling. Revenue is sinking. Signups are flat. You can’t raise dues without losing members. And profits from personal training can’t offset losses everywhere else. The scary truth is that the standalone independent gym is no longer a viable business model. Low-Cost national chains have devoured the bottom of the market. Health-conscious Millennials don’t want old-school gyms that can’t offer the amenities, classes, and cutting-edge equipment available through luxury brands. To survive, you will need to adapt. Dr. Raj Gupta, proprietor of the luxury wellness center franchise Soul Focus, has discovered how gym owners can transform their businesses into desirable modern wellness centers. A wellness center is a place patrons can work out, visit a spa, pick up healthy meals, and see their doctor, all under one roof. In this book, Dr. Gupta shows you how to convert your independent gym into a full-featured wellness center that retains current members and attracts new ones. His method helps gym owners see 10 times their previous income, all in a few simple steps. Learn how you can save your business and see a new level of success.