Not everyone can be a contestant on NBC's reality show The Biggest Loser. And so, in an effort to help more Americans get fit, the reality show has added three other resorts to its cadre of wellness retreats. In addition to the famous ranch in Malibu, California (the setting of the TV show), there are now resorts in Niagara Falls, Utah, and suburban Chicago.
Though each resort has different amenities, they all share a commitment to exercise, wellness education, and calorie-controlled eating, echoing the ethos of the TV show. Guests may find themselves hiking through a scenic forest in the morning and participating in a boot-camp-style group workout led by an experienced instructor in the afternoon. To fuel those workouts, they enjoy three nutritionally balanced spa meals per day, planned by registered dietitians and cooked by executive chefs. They also learn a wealth of info from daily wellness classes, which cover topics such as menu planning, shopping smart, and eating healthy while traveling. Most resorts also have onsite spas and salons, so guests can treat themselves to soothing massages or haircuts to help complete their makeovers.
Juice Rx founder Dean Kasal had a two-fold vision for his wellness-promoting juices: great taste and great health. Kasal's infatuation with all-natural health comes from a very personal place. Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and reacting poorly to the pills his doctor prescribed, he began his own path to well-being after by making his own juices. The concoctions required little more than organic fruits and vegetables and a homemade liquifier ray, but the benefits were staggering. His digestive troubles vanished, and by the age of 29, he was able to retire from corporate life and start pursuing his true calling: helping folks get healthy with 100% organic, raw, unprocessed juices.
A good portion of his success has to do with his juicing methods. Rather than using traditional juicers?whose motor heat saps vital nutrients from the fruits and veggies?he deploys an awe-inspiring hydraulic press. The contraption's cold-press method deploys 5,000 pounds of pressure to squeeze a bounty of vitamins from the organic fruits and veggies.
Pulp-free and nutrient-rich, those juices include a metabolism-stimulating spicy lemonade with green apple, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper; a tropical green blend of pineapple and kale that alkalinizes the body and floods cells with a potent mixture of vitamins and minerals; and an antioxidant-packed citrus blend with succulent pomegranate called Liquid Love. Besides customized juice-packs, Juice Rx also supplies expert-built cleanses that range from the fruit-filled Regular Cleanse to the low-sugar Extreme Green Cleanse.
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Healthy Inspirations’ weight-loss programs help women shed pounds by tweaking everyday routines. Throughout each four-week course, trained weight-loss experts oversee a diet metamorphosis, helping clients reshuffle priorities in lifestyle planning, balance old habits with new ones, and resist the lilting songs of sentient pound cakes. Thrice-weekly one-on-one coaching sessions teach clients how to replace food faux pas with nutritionally sound selections, and expert-advised workout regimens combat stresses that lead to overeating. Before-and-after measurements help track progress, and nutrition plans and easy-to-follow cardio workouts reestablish control over fitness and help clients self-monitor progress. Like a street luge drawn by cheetahs, Healthy Inspirations' program gets off to a fast start, with many clients dropping between three and six pounds in the first three days.
At Advanced Health Oakbrook, Dr. Christopher Orenczak specializes in helping his patients attain the bodies they desire. The clinic's signature approach involves working with visitors to develop physician-supervised plans that incorporate dietary recommendations, lifestyle changes, and nutritional supplements designed to bolster metabolisms. For a more expedient approach, Dr. Orenczak and his staff offer noninvasive laser body-contouring treatments, which leave silhouettes looking trim and svelte.
GNC sells a wide variety of supplements (vitamin and mineral and herbal) and other health products (sports nutrition, diet, energy, body care, and more). You're sure to find something right for you, such as Ginkgo biloba capsules or that box of SuperFoods Supreme you wish for every Groundhog Day.