At Weightloss Boston, Drs. Shalva Nash and Lilia Bespalko adhere to the Sadkhin Complex, a weight-loss technique that focuses on 16 points behind the ears believed to control hunger. The duo stimulates these hunger-control points during acupressure treatments. Then, they augment the treatments with a nutrition plan of fruits, vegetables, and whole milk, or a milk alternative for those who are lactose intolerant or just afraid of cows. If the regimen is followed correctly, Weightloss Boston claims patients can lose up to 25 pounds per month.
Doctor of Chiropractic Mitchell Simon brings nearly three decades of experience to his practice at Simon Healthcare, a wellness clinic that specializes in pain relief and illness prevention through chiropractic care. For those not familiar with chiropractic, Dr. Simon takes the time to explain his methods and techniques, which may include spinal adjustments, massage, exercises, and lifestyle recommendations. Also part of Simon Healthcare is Michael Roulston, a licensed massage therapist with more than 5 years of experience.
Boston Running Center wrangles a crack team of personal trainers, sports nutritionists, and of course, running enthusiasts with the express purpose of helping clients get the most out of their pavement-pounding routine. Whether runners are training for a marathon or simply hoping to outrun a personal demon named Azazel, the tailor-made programs and one-on-one guidance—including unlimited phone and email access to coaches—help them sprint straight into the beating heart of those goals. Clients learn to avoid common injuries, bolster lower-body strength, and fine-tune their workout routines.
Raisha Vaidya, the trainer behind Core Correctives, earned certification as a corrective-exercise specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She puts this training to good use during one-on-one, partner, and group exercise programs, which can help with pain relief, flexibility, and many other issues. Core Correctives also offers nutritional coaching.
At Ideal Weight Innovations, a team that includes a chiropractor, a personal trainer, and a weight-loss coach work together to help clients shed pounds. Their weight-loss program relies on weekly sessions with the coach, monitoring of clients' body composition, and advice on how to reform eating habits and resist cravings.
To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get In Shape For Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. In small group sessions, trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating strength-training sessions—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each client's abilities while still ensuring they are challenging themselves. Then comes high-intensity cardio interval-training sessions in which trainers encourage exercisers to achieve optimal results on the treadmill or elliptical.
The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day as a "free day" for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To hold their women accountable, trainers talk nutrition on the floor during scheduled appointments, and the ladies' progress toward reaching their goals is measured by trainers each week.