GNC sets the standard in the nutritional supplement industry by demanding truth in labeling, ingredient safety and product potency, all while remaining on the cutting-edge of nutritional science. As the company has grown over the years, so has the commitment to Living Well. The listed stores are family operated Franchise's
The practitioners at In Shape MD guide wellness-seekers through medically supervised diet and anti-aging programs. For their custom medical weight-loss plans, they take data harvested during an initial exam, lab tests, and games of Guess Who, and then use it to build a nutrition plan and personal-training regimen. Weight-management tablets, protein supplements, and B12 and lipotropic shots enhance dieting efforts. The medical experts also track weight-loss progress and provide support for participants through weekly weigh-ins and vitals checks. Guests can also choose weight-loss enhancements à la carte. B12 and lipotropic injections, as well as bioidentical hormone-replacement therapy for both men and women, are always available to increase energy, relieve mood swings, and enhance overall well-being.
Pamela Quinn is a deep well of advice on emotional and physical well-being. Her Elemental Om website brims with tidbits such as, "Do one thing a day that is only for yourself…meditation, quiet walking, a bath, a nice meal or a nice inspirational read." She's compiled her insights in her book, The Elemental Cleanse, and incorporates them into both her regularly updated blog and wellness curriculum at Elemental Om. There, fledgling yogis and teachers benefit from the bending and breathing of gentle yoga atop levitation-friendly bamboo floors. Clients may also tap into Pamela's know-how by way of her signature Elemental Cleanse detox program or a specialty holistic certification.
Peachy Seiden, a registered dietitian with 15 years of culinary experience, has penned two books of healthy recipes designed for cooking around a busy schedule. Inside a house painted peach, she teaches groups to prepare nutritious dishes with diverse international influences, including baked penne with health-smart Bolognese and moo shu chicken with flour tortillas for wrapping or tossing like frisbees. She also ladles out health advice and leads weight-loss programs with nutritional assessments and weekly weigh-ins to track progress.
For Cincinnati natives James T. Lutz, MD, and Daniel L. Buchanan, DC, the inspiration to help others lose weight came not from classrooms but from discussions with patients. James' work as the medical director of Bethesda Hospital's Weight Control for Life program showed him the trouble many patients have maintaining weight loss. After watching clients' ups and downs, Dr. Lutz developed the UniqueU program, a medically structured system that fosters weight reduction within clients without sacrificing safety.
Helping a friend move. Spryly climbing stairs. Jogging with the dog. To the trainers at LivFit Nutrition and CrossFit Anax, physical fitness is all about increasing your day-to-day functionality. To that end, they lead a daily-changing regimen of classes that focus on strengthening everyday movements, such as running, lifting, pushing, and waving away pollsters on the street. Instead of overseeing armadas of elliptical machines or treadmills, they engage patrons in games of toss with medicine balls and send them sprinting, heaving kettlebells, and dropping for push-ups. They mix up activities each session to stave off the boredom of repetition, keeping everyone involved and meeting their fitness goals. These trainers know, though, that total body fitness is only possible with a nutritious diet, so they also guide their monthly members to better eating habits with monthly check-ins.