At Mind, Body, & Soul patients need to drink water on the road to a slimmer figure?but beyond that, their weight loss treatments have little in common with traditional diet and exercise plans. Instead of sweating at the gym, patients lie on a treatment table during non-invasive sessions with the clinic's cold laser systems: the YOLO Curve and the Lapex BCS Lipo Laser. Both systems are based on similar scientific principles?their lasers are set to the correct frequency to puncture fat cell membranes while leaving skin unharmed. Once punctured, the fat cells release their contents, which are disposed of naturally through the lymphatic system, just like human feelings. Time atop a full-body vibration platform catalyzes that process, as does drinking plenty of water before and after the treatment.
The health-centric twosome of Brad (a certified personal trainer who has helped his clients lose over 2,000 pounds combined) and his athletic anima Jen (a nutritional specialist who builds realistic and effective diets and teaches yoga and Pilates) operates out of an impressive studio—aptly named "The Sweatshop"—fully outfitted with professional equipment and all accessories needed to transform your body into whatever shape or scent you desire. Your two personal training sessions start with an initial consultation, during which Brad and Jen will develop training exercises geared toward goals such as weight loss, speed, agility, and the ability to lift cars off trapped kittens and hurl them at supervillains. Brad's fitness philosophy adheres to the tenets of functional training, which focuses on stabilizing the abdominal and lower-back muscles to limit the risk of injury and support all other muscle groups.
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GNC's Smoothie Bars blend up a healthy variety of fruit and supplement-infused frozen beverages with 15 flavorful concoctions in its smoothie lineup. Sip from one of GNC's fruit-filled smoothies, such as the sweet Cherry Baby, a synthesis of cherries, pineapple, strawberries, and banana, or indulge in a creamy creation, such as the Peanut Butter Surprise, a medley of peanut butter, banana, and milk. An early Shot of NRG, pumped with ginseng and guarana, provides a healthy alternative to one's usual donuts-and-cotton-candy morning routine, and smoothies such as the strawberry- and banana-assisted Popular Vote can replace calorie-laden afternoon snacks.
At You... Only Better, the team tackles their namesake imperfection with treatments such as FDA-approved Endermologie. It's similar to a massage, except that instead of using their hands, the team rubs physiques with a hand piece, tracing carefully-calculated lines across hips, thighs, and stomachs. The process helps tighten and lift skin, much like a lightning-fast elevator ride to the top of the Eiffel Tower. To complement the toning massage, they offer other slimming Sudatonic treatments that use infrared heat to increase blood circulation and cause sweating?which helps release toxins and burn off fat stores?along with HCG weight-loss and colon hydrotherapy treatments.