Fitness, nutrition, style and community come together at Balans. We set out to create a beautiful and inspiring destination. We are filling it with great people and excellent, certified instructors. Throughout the process, we have echoed repeatedly," this is not a gym." This is where you can learn how to feed your body and
Once a smoker with a three-pack-a-day habit, Anne Penman now dedicates her time to helping others kick their smoking habits and conquer weight- and stress-related problems. Anne opened her main Glasgow office nearly 20 years ago; today, her custom style of laser therapy—known as the Anne Penman Method—can be found in more than 30 clinics worldwide. The Ireland native's therapeutic technique is founded on the Thor laser, whose cold, soft beams soak into specific energy points to release endorphins, thus reducing stress and cravings. Paired with motivating one-on-one sessions and a 24-hour support hotline, Anne's laser-therapy program has helped many a patient go smoke-free and overcome the urge to eat every cookbook in sight.
In her quest to become a certified health coach, Barbara English attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she studied under such heralded wellness experts as Drs. Andrew Weil and Deepak Chopra. From them, she gleaned more than 100 dietary theories as well as an array of coaching and lifestyle management tactics. It's with this cache of knowledge that English now ushers clients toward healthier lifestyles at BE Your Perfection Outdoor Boot Camp.
Rather than taking a one-diet-fits-all approach, English tailors her health and fitness plans to each client's body, lifestyle, and goals. This she accomplishes holistically through the Integrative Nutrition Plate—a graphic representation of a "plate" that displays proper portion sizes. And because eating habits can be affected by outside factors, the plate is surrounded by the following labels: relationships, careers, spirituality, and physical activity. For physical activity, English—an AFAA-certified group fitness instructor—schedules outdoor boot camp classes that give people the strength to pick up a deer. For the rest, she works individually with clients to help them achieve a healthier, happier lifestyle.
At New Contours, Kendra Sheets and Dr. Clif Sheets believe that losing weight should be easy. Their primary tool in enhancing physical beauty is the noninvasive Exilis machine, which is FDA approved to simultaneously shrink fat cells and smooth any ensuing stretch marks. The team also stocks a full line of It Works! natural products, such as facial cleansers, eye creams, and body applicators.
A physician-directed, IAPAM-certified weight-loss facility, Winning at Wellness and Weight Loss helps clients shed unwanted pounds and keep them off. Led by Dr. Lisa King and Velma Bunch, PA-C, the experienced and diversified team of professionals designs individualized programs to get clients moving toward their personal goals. To do so, the team relies on a combination of dietary, medical, and behavioral interventions, including energy-boosting B12 injections and multi-week programs with in-depth dietary guidance.