For Rachel Robertson, five is a magic number. It's the number of movements that the spine is capable of—flexion, extension, lateral flexion, rotation, and neutral—and it's the maximum number of students she'll allow in one of her classes (which are 55 minutes long). Because the classes are kept small, her guidance is precise and personalized. She makes small modifications to each student's form as they segue from one exercise to the next, helping them not only to perfect their technique, but to become increasingly aware of the way their body functions.
Rachel's lessons incorporate mats as well as Stott Pilates equipment, from Reformers to stability chairs. Though all of her routines help to build core strength, balance, and flexibility, she tailors them to address the needs of each client, whether they're an athlete hoping to hone performance or someone looking to lose weight. Rehabilitative and specialty classes even focus on conditions such as scoliosis or pelvic-floor problems. Alongside her fellow instructor and former student Shyra, Rachel coaches clients of all ages and fitness levels to higher levels of wellness.
Taking Shape’s team of well-trained practitioners improve surface esteem with body-slimming nutrition training, laser-aided Lipolaser treatments, and beard transplants. Each noninvasive Zerona treatment helps to eliminate fat deposits with a cold laser, a process that is FDA approved.
Ranked one of the area's Top 5 Medical Spas in 2009 and 2010 by CityVoter, Bella Pelle restores faces and bodies with youthful vitality using technologically advanced treatments in an inviting setting. Dr. Barry E. LoSasso and his qualified staff correct wrinkles with nonsurgical, Botox injections instead of messy red pens. Each unit of treatment temporarily tames the presence of frown lines, crow's feet, and actual feet around the vicinity of eyes. Curb forehead creases and lean out appearances of banded lines around necks. Bella Pelle's staff, with a collective 35 years of experience, administers each unit with precision, keeping your youth and online-dating presence in mind.
Bella Derma Secrets' owner Cynthia Wells culls from her 16 years of experience as an aesthetician and personal trainer to beautify skin through safe, noninvasive treatments. Cynthia doesn't believe in coating her client's skin with harsh chemicals, so exclusively uses organic and natural products, such as One Love Organics, Image Skincare, Auspect, Circ Cell, and Rhonda Allsion. Nor does she buy into the “controlled damage" factor associated with IPL facials, harsh exfoliation, and other ablative treatments—rather, she researches and travels to discover newer alternatives, such as LED light therapy and gentle ultrasonic abrasion that offer similar benefits without causing inflammation, tenderness, and sporadic night vision. In addition to turning back clocks with anti-aging facials and peels, Cynthia works one-on-one with clients to prescribe home skincare regimens tailored to their skin types.
Coastal Medical Weight Loss Centers have assisted more than 50,000 patients since 1988. Medical personnel devise sustainable weight-loss programs for each client, helping them gain control over their weight through lifestyle changes and education. To begin, clients undergo a complete medical screening. Then, weight-loss specialists draw up meal plans, taking care to minimize dietary changes. As a supplement to mealtime modifications, the weight-loss experts supply natural or prescription appetite suppressants, and may suggest a variety of other products to facilitate weight loss. Throughout each program, clients are encouraged to exercise regularly, whether by jogging, swimming, or finger-climbing the stairs in an M.C. Escher print.
Doctor of chiropractic Jared Newman first experienced the therapeutic benefits of regular spinal adjustments as a high school football player. He found that chiropractic care restores balance to the neurological and musculoskeletal systems by realigning the spinal column, which can jump-start the body’s natural healing processes without the use of surgery or prescription medications. Now he personally shares these holistic therapies with his patients to dispel all kinds of aches, pains, and pinky cramps.
In addition to handling vertebrae with a variety of adjustment modalities, Dr. Newman and his staff use other approaches to inspire healthier living. Physiotherapy treatments, such as ultrasound therapy and electrical muscle stimulation, can help relieve chronic pain while boosting blood circulation. And to spur healthy day-to-day habits, detoxification programs and enzyme nutrition consultations compensate for sugar fixes or Krazy Glue cravings.
As a chiropractor, Dr. David Yoder strongly believes in the body's ability to heal itself. He eschews invasive techniques such as drugs and surgery for treatments that, like the best snakebites, never break the skin and never put chemicals into the body. Instead, he scans patients with computerized tools to help locate root causes of pain, wielding advanced technology such as computerized scanners and acoustic cardiographs.