At Mind, Body, & Soul patients need to drink water on the road to a slimmer figure?but beyond that, their weight loss treatments have little in common with traditional diet and exercise plans. Instead of sweating at the gym, patients lie on a treatment table during non-invasive sessions with the clinic's cold laser systems: the YOLO Curve and the Lapex BCS Lipo Laser. Both systems are based on similar scientific principles?their lasers are set to the correct frequency to puncture fat cell membranes while leaving skin unharmed. Once punctured, the fat cells release their contents, which are disposed of naturally through the lymphatic system, just like human feelings. Time atop a full-body vibration platform catalyzes that process, as does drinking plenty of water before and after the treatment.
GNC's Smoothie Bars blend up a healthy variety of fruit and supplement-infused frozen beverages with 15 flavorful concoctions in its smoothie lineup. Sip from one of GNC's fruit-filled smoothies, such as the sweet Cherry Baby, a synthesis of cherries, pineapple, strawberries, and banana, or indulge in a creamy creation, such as the Peanut Butter Surprise, a medley of peanut butter, banana, and milk. An early Shot of NRG, pumped with ginseng and guarana, provides a healthy alternative to one's usual donuts-and-cotton-candy morning routine, and smoothies such as the strawberry- and banana-assisted Popular Vote can replace calorie-laden afternoon snacks.
Meta-Health Weightloss Management, Inc.'s nutritional counselors don't just design weight-management programs to help their clients lose weight—they also want to help them keep it off. In each custom program, these counselors introduce healthy meal plans and provide tips for general healthy living. Meta-Health also encourages pound-shedding with nine supplements, including Metabolic Activation Formula, which accelerates the body's metabolism, and Meta-B, a pharmaceutical-grade combination of B vitamins and folic acid.
The health-centric twosome of Brad (a certified personal trainer who has helped his clients lose over 2,000 pounds combined) and his athletic anima Jen (a nutritional specialist who builds realistic and effective diets and teaches yoga and Pilates) operates out of an impressive studio—aptly named "The Sweatshop"—fully outfitted with professional equipment and all accessories needed to transform your body into whatever shape or scent you desire. Your two personal training sessions start with an initial consultation, during which Brad and Jen will develop training exercises geared toward goals such as weight loss, speed, agility, and the ability to lift cars off trapped kittens and hurl them at supervillains. Brad's fitness philosophy adheres to the tenets of functional training, which focuses on stabilizing the abdominal and lower-back muscles to limit the risk of injury and support all other muscle groups.
The team is led by Faithful Fitness KC?s director, David Oquendo, who has been training for six years, earning a bachelor?s degree in exercise science and working with clients aged 16?65 in the process. He and his team work out of their home base at Faithful Fitness?a full-service gym with advanced facilities that include 20 yards of track, lifting areas, and rowing machines. They lead sport-specific training and personalized programs, as well as classes that include boot camp, yoga, suspension training, and metabolic cardio training. The team aims to promote fat loss and leaner muscles while increasing metabolic rates and flexibility.