Curves encourages women to take the reins of their physical health with positive, supportive fitness classes and gym sessions. Pioneering the circuit-training regimen, the gym's trainers crafted a 30-minute workout that accommodates women of all fitness levels with a combination of strength training and cardiovascular exercises. For maximum benefit, workout sessions operate in tandem with the trainers' encyclopedic knowledge of diets, nutrition, and gravity.
Jennifer Lynn Kinjo knows the benefits of colon hydrotherapy from personal experience. In order to fix the digestive issues she had experienced all her life, Jennifer spent eight years receiving the treatments. They were so successful that Jennifer set out to learn the techniques of colon hydrotherapy herself. After graduating from the Internal Environment Institute in Santa Monica, becoming certified by the International Association of Colonic Hydrotherapy, and learning how to rub her stomach while patting her head, Jennifer now shares this life-changing therapy—which is said to cast out toxins and improve digestive health—with others in her private studio at Sierra Health and Wellness.
GetFit in 10's mission is simple: take the hard work out of working out. To do this, the facility employs a technology called whole body vibration, which relies on machines called vibration plates to induce small involuntary muscle contractions that stimulate muscles, sinews, cartilage, bones, and even organs. These rapid contractions—which, according to the facility, can mimic the effects of an hour's worth of exercise in only about 10 minutes—work to reduce fat, boost metabolism, build strength, and bring about a slew of other healthful benefits. All guests have to do is simply stand on a vibration plate, which simulates a gentle walking motion, and let the ensuing tremors do their magic.
To enhance the members' health even further, the facility provides infrared saunas designed to boost metabolism, relax the mind, and hide human beings from lurking Predator monsters. The staffers also ionize the water to filter out contaminants, and use Himalayan salt lamps to infuse the air with natural negative ions that can potentially enhance breathing and sleeping.
For April, becoming a licensed aesthetician was just the beginning. Rather than resting on her laurels like a Greek poet on a camping trip, April attends trade shows and takes classes to snatch up new skills. That work pays off during her signature waxing and facials, as she blends organic passionfruit or vitamin C into blemish-banishing potions. She also gets a little help from science, using Image Skincare’s line of pharmaceutical-grade products that took their first tottering steps in an FDA-certified lab.
Image Health aims to simulate the experience of working out—and reap the benefits—with none of the hassle. Noninvasive Electro-Slim technology stimulates the muscles of the body with specific frequencies, causing the rapid tightening and releasing of muscles. The treatment can result in stronger musculature, increase metabolic activity, and improve blood flow, thus contouring the body and treating cellulite. Image Health also promotes patients' well-being via services such as Kangen ionized water devices and Redox Signaling supplements.
California Lipo Laser Center's technicians target fat and cellulite with Lipo-Light body contouring treatments. During the 20-minute signature treatment, LED light therapy targets arms, thighs, or backs, causing fat cell membranes to lose their shape, which changes cell permeability and ultimately breaks down fatty acids. Temporary inch loss and the ability to use pants for shelter may occur after one session, though a series of nine treatments performed across a three-week period is recommended for optimal results. To complement its LipoLaser service, the center also offers whole-body vibration, nutritional counseling, and detoxification treatments.