At a Vibe Class USA personal-training session, exercisers aren't alone in their workouts. As they move through functional exercises with resistance bands or weights, they're stationed atop a vibrating platform. The vibration causes contractions of the muscles, which boosts the normal effects of strength training and conditioning. In a mere 30 minutes, customers can reap the results of a lengthier workout.
Physician's Way's Richard Kelley, M.D. will give you an initial consultation and exam in his Zilker office, where you'll receive glucose, thyroid, cholesterol-panel, CMP, and CBC testing; an optional B-12 Lipotropic injection; and an EKG. What you will not receive is a bunch of fad-diet hokum such as the Beaches Diet, the All-Gravel Diet, and Slap Yourself Thin. Your doctor will then craft an individualized diet and exercise plan based on your goals, prior difficulties, and the personality of your lifestyle. That plan will be heavily punctuated with action items, many of which you can begin acting on immediately after your assessment.
Though climbing Mount Everest is a lifelong goal for many mountaineers, the Sherpa people—native to the Himalayan region—regularly scale the peaks, often while hauling hundreds of pounds of supplies. Named to honor these immensely fit people, Sherpa Fitness's CrossFit experts and licensed dietitian strive to help locals progress toward their own ideal physical condition. Trainers blend strength training and cardio in their ever-changing boot camps, which take place in local parks and commercial venues several times a week. During one-on-one personal-training sessions, they'll tailor workouts to patrons' preferred exercises and goals. To slim waists and increase overall well-being, dietitian Mandy Seay meets with clients to forge diet plans and discuss ways to combat the strange allure of wax fruit.
Viva Day Spa?s owners focus on providing all the services and amenities one would expect from a luxurious spa without an ounce of pretentiousness. At both of the spa?s locations, staffers never turn their noses up?the spa was named Best Spa by the Austin Chronicle in 2012 and tied for best in 2011. The staff engages clients with this down-to-earth attitude as they prepare them for massages, facials, and other spa treatments?all of which are administered by award-winning therapists armed with natural and organic products. Both Viva Day Spa locations feature an upscale, modern decor rife with wood accents, and the Lamar location displays perky plants and colorful flowers, as well as whimsical yellow puffy orb lights, natural sunlight, and arched doorways with intricate wood carvings. One of its walls showcases a large expanse of lettering that gives ?suggestions on how to live a happy and rewarding life,? and there?s even a round room with a curved, pillow-topped bench circumscribing its curved wall. With warm, almost romantic lighting and rich mocha-colored walls, the spa is anything but sterile and cold. The female-owned spa works to accommodate people?s hectic schedules by staying open seven days a week until 8 p.m.
Michael Schor has dedicated his life to helping people. After receiving his BA in psychology, he studied acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and bodywork in order to help others feel relaxed and comfortable in their bodies. Today, he performs acupuncture and offers a variety of other Chinese medicinal remedies. During acupuncture treatments, he applies featherlight needles to specific areas of the body in order to improve circulation, relieve tension, and open energy meridians. In keeping with Michael Schor's desire to help people in need, he offers his services for suggested donations based on a client's salary.