Although he's now a fitness expert and personal trainer to the stars, Todd "The Bodyman" wasn't always in perfect health. Todd struggled with both childhood lung disease and a ballooning waistline before losing more than 40 pounds and reclaiming a healthy lifestyle. Not only did he overcome those obstacles, he went on to become a black-belted martial artist, serve in the US Army, and eventually marshal his expertise as an active-lifestyle consultant for NBC 4 television. Today, Body by Todd's online resum? sparkles with celebrities such as actor Danny Glover, NFL pro and sports anchor Cris Carter, and recording artist Marti Dodson.
It's not just Todd who has emerged victorious from personal health battles. His team of trainers?which includes new moms and former cheerleaders, gymnasts, and soccer players?has each eked out hard-scrabble victories against excess weight, losing 25?75 pounds each. Todd and his crew have helped more than 10,000 clients reach their fitness goals with custom programs, using straightforward nutritional guidelines and exercises that, like dinner parties spent rubbing elbows with famous Muppets, are easy on the joints.
True to its simplistic name, Wellness Forum Hot Yoga cranks the thermostat to a warm, humid, and detoxifying temperature designed to burn body fat, loosen stiff muscles, and flush out toxins. During each 90-minute hot-yoga class, the studio's trained instructors lead a looped series of 26 flowing poses, pushing well-warmed student bodies to forge new, flexible frontiers while maintaining rhythmic deep-relaxation breathing. After just a few flowing sessions, mentally limber students at Wellness Forum Hot Yoga can expect healthier-looking skin and occasional bouts of endorphin-induced giggles. To make the most of the heat-seeking experience, first-timers should arrive 15 minutes early with beach towels and yoga mats (rentals available for $1), plus water in their bodies, their bottles, and, if applicable, in any unattended at-home aquariums.
At their five offices across Columbus, Inner Health Chiropractic's doctors take a preventive approach to wellness, eschewing conventional methods that only tackle problems after they've developed. Instead, the practitioners focus on developing a comprehensive wellness plan for each client with the goal of preventing, not merely treating, illness and pain. Encompassing lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise, treatments run the gamut from spinal adjustment and physiotherapy to food counseling and personalized pinky-toe massage.
The seasoned trainers at Columbus Fit Life work as coaches and mentors: they can check-in with clients at regularly scheduled intervals to ensure they're achieving their fitness goals. In addition, the fitness experts specialize in small-group training and helm a range of dance fitness classes, including Zumba, LaBlast, and hip-hop fitness. Piloxing, boot camp, CrossFit, PiYo, and boxing round out the fitness programs.
The clinicians at Medsave Clinic take a holistic approach to their treatments, helping to alleviate symptoms that at first glance may seem unrelated. Even when they're looking to treat a minor injury or a seemingly isolated symptom, they consider the entire body when designing treatment plans. And they seek to not only relieve patients of their current ailments, but to help them experience overall wellness. To that end, they offer non-surgical emergency care, addiction treatment, weight-loss services, and urgent care, which they perform in a more welcoming, comfortable environment than that of traditional clinics or mad-man laboratories.
In addition to working toward making bodies feel better, they also offer laser lipo treatments, which noninvasively contour the body for a slimmer silhouette.