At Equilibrium, the weight-loss experts eschew multihour workouts and restrictive diets for a more user-friendly solution to unwanted pounds: hormone-based weight plans. This might sound like a new invention, but the dietary concept is actually decades old, originally surfacing in the 1950s.
Nowadays, Equilibrium's Dr. Raul Rodriguez turns it from a time-honored concept into customized, practical plans. He and his team craft regimens that blend hormone injections and weekly office visits with at-home components, such as 24/7 phone support and low-calorie recipes more delicious than the lowest-calorie dish of all, ice noodles.
Following her interest in the body's natural healing processes, Dr. Tricia Kapavik began her career in the natural products industry with nutritional supplements. Her line of work soon led to her discovery of the natural healing powers of chiropractic and Eastern medicine. Shortly after, she decided to shift her career arc and open a treatment center where she could work directly with clients suffering from sore backs and shoulders engaged in bitter sibling rivalries.
Dr. Kapavik has since realized that goal, and then some. As a licensed chiropractor and life coach, she combines her experience working with botanicals, functional medicine, nutrition, chiropractics, and teaching fitness classes to develop personalized treatment plans that address the roots of her clients’ ailments. Though they specialize in holistic chiropractic care and nutritional testing, Dr. Kapavik and staff also offer a full menu of wellness services, including acupuncture and massage therapy.
Dance fitness is already fun, but for her own classes, Amy Ell at Vault Houston sets her sights a bit higher. Literally. Aerial dance classes can help students get in shape and try something they might not have even considered before, all while having a blast. In aerial fabric, beginners can get a feel for the swaths of cloth aerial dancers use to suspend themselves, and build their upper body and core strength as they practice climbs, locks, and tricks. In Air-Tone, Amy combines Pilates, yoga, and aerial hammock exercises for a conditioning workout like no other, while in trapeze classes students learn to fly with the greatest of ease. And in aerial hoop, students learn to navigate a suspended metal hoop while building upper-body strength and preparing for next season's gigantic-earring trend. In every class, teachers spot and offer modifications to students while stressing strength-training and flexibility to ensure each maneuver is as safe as possible.
Led by owner and Les Mills–certified instructor Brian Nash, Quality Life Fitness's team of personal trainers builds healthy, youthful physiques with tools including Pilates certifications, years of professional fitness experience, and backgrounds in the medical industry. The gym's Les Mills fitness classes employ scientific methods and intense workouts to build muscle and banish adipose cells with fun, functional activities built around dance, and martial arts.
Like an android replica of a childhood pet, the welcoming workout space is both ultramodern and approachable, with ample weightlifting, resistance, balance, and core-building equipment complemented by towel service and locker rooms. Gym members strengthen their cardiac muscles on the treadmills, build up their biceps in the weight-training center, or study under the wing of a qualified trainer.
Fine tuning the health and beauty of the human body is the main order of business at Soma Solutions Wellness & Nutrition Centers. The nutrition coaches on staff draft dietary plans and teach clients how to avoid consuming extra calories by never again licking stamps. The certified personal trainers offer one-on-one workouts and all-you-can-sweat group classes.
Medically supervised technicians see to the aesthetic nature of the business, working to rejuvenate the skin with laser treatments and injectable solutions. The GentleMax laser zaps unwanted hair, spider veins, and sunspots on all skin types using high-intensity pulses of light. Noninvasive VelaShape II sessions, which have been featured in Shape, target cellulite and lax skin with robotic massage.
At River Oaks Weight Loss Center, the experienced staff, helmed by owner Dr. Saghy Motamedy, strives to help each patient meet individualized wellness and aesthetic goals. Dr. Motamedy, who practices a philosophy of bringing together traditional medicine and alternative methods for wellness, and her staff perform a wide range of aesthetic and wellness services—from medically supervised weight-loss programs and hormone replacement therapy to Zerona body-contouring treatments, Botox treatments, and many other cosmetic procedures.