Under the guidance of Dr. Estella Hernandez, NutriMedicos helps patients shed pounds and attain healthier lifestyles with a nutrition-focused approach to weight loss. Using detailed history and complete labwork, Dr. Hernandez customizes her programs with any combination of nutrition plans and dietary supplements, without traditional food-restricting or calorie-counting. Instead, she uses a metabolism-based approach to suit the specific weight-loss goals of each patient.
Owner and head instructor Michael Harris?AKA Coach Mike?helms 1 On 1 Health Fitness, backed by a trio of dedicated coaches. Together, they offer clients customized personal-training programs as well as group fitness classes, guiding them through high-intensity interval training in boot-camp classes, coordinated breathing and poses in yoga classes, and self-defense exercises in their authentic Brazilian jiu-jitsu program. In addition these sessions, 1 On 1 provides weight-loss programs that utilize Usana nutritional supplements and Coach Mike also shares his talents during fitness seminars.
Throughout his life, Eric Paul Meredith has become an expert at setting goals and seeing them through to achievement. As a boy, he was inspired by his father—a Chicago police officer—and his mother—who made every meal from scratch—to keep himself physically fit and learn to cook. After a tour of duty in the US Navy and the acquisition of a comfortable corporate job, Meredith was reminded of his real passion and left it all to become a registered dietician, classically trained chef, and certified trainer. Today, he shares his extensive expertise with clients, helping them not only to lose weight but also to live healthier lifestyles on a larger scale. In addition to his regular services, he focuses on helping to end the childhood-obesity epidemic with youth exercise demonstrations and an original school-assembly program](http://www.thehealthologist.com/#!kids/cxfc).
Dr. Christina Creevy-Knox, the board-certified chiropractor at Proper Balance Health & Wellness Center, believes that holistic care can often prevent the need for invasive surgeries and serious medications. Working to treat the body as a whole, she and her staff offer chiropractic care, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and physiotherapy services to support the body’s natural healing ability. The professionals at Proper Balance can also assist clients with weight loss and treat chronic pain with acupuncture.
There's a lot of solid muscle and experience behind Train With Ron, whose crew includes Ron Potocnik, a former Valparaiso University footballer and a frequent Masters Track and Field contender; Dale "DB" Barr, a triathlete with an Ironman 70.3 under his belt; and Matt Ulrich, who spent two years with the Indianapolis Colts. With the aid of licensed dietician Laura Bleiman, these trainers set calories on fire and awaken slumbering self-esteem, tailoring always-changing workout routines to match the fitness levels and personal goals of their clients. A 5,000-square-foot facility gives them ample room to work—the space, which features 40-yard turf runways, is dotted with enough exercise equipment to sink a small battleship. In addition to tempering the human body, Ron and company also temper the human spirit by organizing running challenges for charity.
For more than 30 years, the ladies at Women's Workout & Wellness have cultivated a supportive environment in which women can focus on health, fitness, and wellness. Whether grooving through Zumba sessions, pushing weight sleds, performing lifts, or sweating, students find plenty of challenges in the center’s classes. Staffers gauge fitness level by analyzing BMI and testing cardio, strength, flexibility, and the ability to karate-chop airborne cucumbers. Experts also lend advice on nutritional intake and help clients set personalized goals. Before and after sweat sessions, ladies can suit up and cool down in the spacious showers and locker rooms at each location. Daycare is available at some locations for a nominal fee.