With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Dr. James Kemmler and registered nurse Nancy Jenkins use medical-grade treatments to renew their clients’ skin. Microdermabrasion sessions and chemical peels work to diminish the appearance of scars, sun spots, and fine lines. Using Ultherapy, an FDA-approved non-invasive procedure, technicians can also lift the neck, chin, and brow. Fine lines also disappear with Botox cosmetic injections. To cap off beauty-enhancing services, clients can take home Latisse and apply it to their eyelashes for fuller- and darker-looking fringe.
Medlab's teams of medical professionals quantify and assess important bodily systems at locations throughout a five-state Midwest region. Trained to work with patients of all ages, phlebotomists deftly retrieve blood with minimal discomfort, then process the samples to analyze vital statistics such as cholesterol, glucose levels, and sodium. Wait times that average 10 minutes free up precious time for patients.