The philosophy of the Physician's Plan staff maintains that obesity, like diabetes, high blood pressure, or disco fever, is a disease rather than a failure of willpower. They take a multifaceted approach to weight loss, assigning each patient a personal counselor to provide support in the areas of behavior modification and nutrition. Custom plans might also incorporate tools such as lipotropic injections or medications. As a reward for their successes, patients can also schedule spa services including exfoliating HydraFacials, chemical peels, and massages, or ensure faces match their trim, youthful bodies with Juvéderm, Botox, or Radiesse.
After his residency at Albany Medical College, medical director Dr. David LaMond decided to continue his love for teaching by making patient education one of the core principles of Blue Sky MD's approach to total patient care. That's why Dr. LaMond and his team of physicians combine in-depth consultations, online resources, and medical vocabulary quizzes with their services, ensuring that patients undergoing supervised weight-loss treatments understand the results of body-composition analyses and how custom exercise and nutrition regimens work.
Blue Sky MD also follows the idea that overall well-being is not only about being physically healthy but also about being emotionally healthy. Thus, counselors work side by side with physicians and liberally compliment patients on the shininess of their shoes. The clinic further helps patients feel good about themselves by offering aesthetic services, such as chemical peels, beauty injections, noninvasive body contouring, and laser skin treatments.
Ensuring a well-rounded workout for their clients, fitness gurus Lesli Andrews and Maria Weider made sure to jam-pack their expansive workout room—painted in cheerful lime green and bright-red hues— with an extensive lineup of cardio machines, strength-training equipment, and free weights. Their team of instructors helm cardio sessions in a designated spinning room, herding computerized bikes toward a painted skyline as well as lead an abundance of group fitness classes on hardwood floors in a private training studio. Throughout the week, they help seniors to build strength, flexibility, and endurance in the gym's Silver Sneakers fitness program. They also open their space to specialized teachers who teach a wide range of 6-week programs such as Piyo-Strength, Jung Kwon martial arts, Total Body Bootcamp, and more.
After workouts, the gym invites clients to unwind in steam rooms and saunas before enjoying a smoothie at the onsite cafe. As adults work out, childcare professionals look after youngsters in the kids’ area, involving them in engaging activities including a multitude of crafts, games, and in-depth character analyses of Green Eggs and Ham .
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.
Under the direction of licensed physician Dr. Briggs Cook Jr.–who is also a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon–Pure Medspa & Facial Plastic Surgery of Huntersville’s dedicated staff help retain clients’ youthful appearances with the latest anti-aging technology. Highly trained and licensed aestheticians reduce the appearance of aging with chemical peels, microderm, vibraderm and DermaSweep. They also offer laser treatments such as Thermage to firm skin, and ultrasonic cavitation to easily and safely melt fat from troubled areas.