GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels while aiding speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets), ideal for vigorous women. Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($35.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry while smuggling 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium, sustainably harvested from the Okinawan Sea to provide a healthy 2-to-1 ratio of calcium and magnesium.
Personal wellness coach and former gymnast Irina P. Erwin really wants her clients to succeed in their health and weight-loss goals. Her programs at NYC Health & Nutrition approach personal wellness head on with workshops and private meetings that address proper nutrition, healthy weight loss, energy levels, and detoxification. Her nutrition services for all ages and her sport and fitness classes help demystify good foods to eat and how to balance workouts with individual goals. And her intensive challenge weight loss program targets all the obstacles in the way of her clients leading healthy lives. By focusing on the client's entire lifestyle instead of one or two limited aspects, Irina is more able to help each person make lasting transformations and make peace in any remaining war they're in against vegetables.
At Spa Jolie, aestheticians, massage therapists, and laser technicians cull techniques from a variety of cultures to beautify their clients. Reflexology, a 4,000-year-old Chinese method of applying pressure to specific points in the hands and feet, joins traditional Swedish and deep-tissue modalities to soothe weary physiques. Fresh, European seaweed makes up one of the layers in the four-layer facial to help tone and tighten the skin. When performing the ancient Indian technique of threading, technicians capture unwanted facial hair between twists of cotton fibers. These culturally diverse practices appear alongside a roster of lasers, made from all-natural, locally harvested machine parts, which help reduce cellulite and even whiten teeth.
AB Slim Weight Loss & Detox Center has only two goals—weight loss and detoxification—but a vast arsenal to accomplish those ends. The Slenderpress treatment combines pressure, infrared heat, and electrical muscle stimulation to help dissolve unwanted pounds. Other slimming treatments include ultrasound cavitation, which breaks down fat cells; non-invasive Lipoflush, which can target problematic areas; and radio-frequency treatments, which can dissolve cellulite and improve skin texture at the same time. When it comes to detoxification, colonic therapy drains built-up toxins at the tail end of the digestive system, ear-candling cleans out accumulated wax and fungus, and the Aqua Belle body wrap aims its detoxifying treatment at the skin.
At Green Beat Life, LLC, those who want to make a change in their diet won't be inundated with following endless lists of food restrictions, obsessively counting calories, or the ritualistically sacrificing donuts. Instead, they'll learn how to eat simply and healthily through programs by Green Beat Life founder Susan Tucker. Tucker, who holds certification in nutrition counseling, works one-on-one with each client to determine what foods will help them feel most balanced and healthy. She can also help clients make the transition into eating a completely plant-based diet through programs focused on vegetarian and vegan diets, in which she offers meal-planning and menu advice.
A tear in his achilles tendon may have ended Mike Brown's professional-football career early, but it only served to fuel his career in fitness. He enrolled in a master's exercise-science program and later founded NYC Agape, where he and his staff train high-profile clients and city dwellers who simply strive to get in shape. Brown's programs include personal and small-group training, as well as a five-week couples program. The couples series inspires duos to motivate each other through functional training and boxing routines and includes nutritional counseling.