Laura Giacobbe's own before and after photos act as a testament to the promise she makes to clients. Before becoming a fitness and nutrition specialist and personal trainer, she carried extra pounds herself. Today she's trim and healthy—the same transformation she inspires in her clients. Her weight-loss programs combine realistic meal plans with exercise at partner business Power & Fitness Health Club, as well as education on healthy living.
The board-certified physicians at The Center for Medical Weight Loss develop individualized fitness plans focused on nutrition, physical activity, life style, and medication. Patients begin the quest with a one-on-one consultation with a doctor, discussing their overall health and medication history to devise a weight-loss plan and to make sure their kidneys haven't been stolen. This is followed by a body-composition exam, in which the physician breaks down the percentage of muscle, fat, and water comingling in the human subject and records his or her resting metabolism rate and blood pressure. The preliminary visit concludes with a pair of injections to boost the body's B-12 level and fat-burning ability. The nonsurgical program caters to each patient's metabolism and potential hormonal disorders and sends patients on a path to a slimmer self with minimal rope-climbing burns and a comprehensive weight-loss plan based on the exam's results.
The health experts at Five Star Wellness aim to bring the mind, body, and spirit back into balance through a variety of holistic-minded treatments ranging from organic facials to ear candling. Colon hydrotherapy is an office specialty, and all therapists hold certification through the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-Act). Utilizing FDA-approved equipment, the process sends filtered, temperature-controlled water through the large intestine, where it breaks down and flushes away any accumulation of waste or swallowed pride to improve immune- and digestive-system function. An alternate method of detoxification, ionic detox footbaths use positively charged ions to draw negatively charged toxins out through the feet, helping clear the system of heavy metals, cellular debris, and other substances often blamed for throwing the body out of balance.
Mina, the owner of 1 Healthy Life, knows how the corporate lifestyle can leave a person stressed, out of shape, and depressed. For a decade, she lived that lifestyle. But when anxiety started to seriously affect her physical help, she took action. Nowadays, she's a certified holistic health coach that helps others out of similar ruts during private and group coaching programs. Regardless of the setting, each customized program reinforces healthy habits such as setting and reaching goals, finding ways to reduce stress, and avoiding rivers roiling with piranhas.
Personal wellness coach and former gymnast Irina P. Erwin really wants her clients to succeed in their health and weight-loss goals. Her programs at NYC Health & Nutrition approach personal wellness head on with workshops and private meetings that address proper nutrition, healthy weight loss, energy levels, and detoxification. Her nutrition services for all ages and her sport and fitness classes help demystify good foods to eat and how to balance workouts with individual goals. And her intensive challenge weight loss program targets all the obstacles in the way of her clients leading healthy lives. By focusing on the client's entire lifestyle instead of one or two limited aspects, Irina is more able to help each person make lasting transformations and make peace in any remaining war they're in against vegetables.
At Spa Jolie, aestheticians, massage therapists, and laser technicians cull techniques from a variety of cultures to beautify their clients. Reflexology, a 4,000-year-old Chinese method of applying pressure to specific points in the hands and feet, joins traditional Swedish and deep-tissue modalities to soothe weary physiques. Fresh, European seaweed makes up one of the layers in the four-layer facial to help tone and tighten the skin. When performing the ancient Indian technique of threading, technicians capture unwanted facial hair between twists of cotton fibers. These culturally diverse practices appear alongside a roster of lasers, made from all-natural, locally harvested machine parts, which help reduce cellulite and even whiten teeth.