Renew Natural Weight Loss Center’s staff not only empowers clients with the knowledge they need to achieve and sustain weight loss, but does so with a detailed plan. A weight-loss coach meets with clients every week to evaluate progress, offer encouragement, and keep clients accountable as they progress through their program. The bedrock program that the center revolves around includes recenter, which starts with a one-hour health assessment before a month or more spent learning to eat a balanced diet of real food; and renew, which aims to keep weight off permanently and explore naturopathic pathways to better health. To ensure that their physician-guided plan is working effectively, the coaches have clients take at-home tests that determine if their bodies are correctly converting fat into energy or incorrectly converting it into Jet-Puffed Marshmallows. They don't tailor each plan simply around shedding pounds—they also design it to boost overall health and keep metabolisms up and running consistently.
Healthy refreshments await clients who walk into Epiphany Medical Spa, but many of the spa’s treats aren't for eating. Epiphany's team incorporates organic ingredients, such as dark chocolate and royal jelly, into customized facials and enhances therapeutic massages with antioxidant-rich chocolate and invigorating peppermint oils. And the pampering doesn’t stop there. Trained aestheticians and medical assistants keep clients a comfortable distance from the knife with state-of-the-art medical equipment. Non-surgical lipo-cavitation, for example, invasive vacuum procedures, instead deploying painless ultrasound waves to shut down fat cells and tackle stubborn areas, such as love handles and forehead chub.
Beneath the roof at Satin Med Spa, a team of medical providers, a physician, a nurse practitioner, and a well-meaning juggler specialize in noninvasive medical procedures. The staff emphasizes a patient-first approach, taking part in complimentary consultations to answer all questions and plan customized treatment programs. They then perform treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers to assuage frown lines, laser hair removal to smooth skin, laser tattoo removal to remove unwanted ink, and facial treatments such as refreshing chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
Ever since graduating from the Von Lee International School of Aesthetics in 1993, licensed aesthetician Cathy Hunt has been giving her clients the gift of softer, clearer, younger-looking skin. During facial appointments at The Facial Room, she improves skin tone and texture with products by brands such as Academie, Bion, and Oxygen Botanicals. Chemical peels or diamond-tip microdermabrasion sessions buff away fine lines and hyperpigmentation.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jeremy Hozjan helms operations at Charlotte Natural Healing, a practice devoted to promoting the fundamental health of patients. By seeking out the root cause of ailments—rather than simply masking the symptoms with drugs or duct tape—Dr. Jeremy and his team put people back on the path to wellness while offering a holistic fix for ills such as headaches, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. They also offer body contouring by way of i-Lipo laser treatments and nutritional support in the form of nutrition-response testing.
At Curves, exercisers of all fitness levels 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 machine-maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks, filling medicine balls with medicine, and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines account for different body weights and fitness levels to create resistance that matches one's abilities, which thereby decreases 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.