Weight loss can be a challenge in many people's lives—including that of Dr. Eric Spencer. After shedding 40 of his own unwanted pounds, he founded Monarch Medical Weight Loss with a team of fellow doctors and now serves as chief medical advisor of the nonsurgical clinic system. Many of the practitioners and staffers have triumphed at their own slimming efforts, serving as both inspiration and role models to their patients. The diet programs at Monarch Medical Weight Loss range from quick jump-start plans to full, lifelong memberships, all incorporating healthy, educated eating and sensible behavior modification. Pound-dropping success stories can be found on the website, as told by firefighters, grandmothers, couples, and retired dumbbells.
Led by naturopathic physician Dr. Justin Morse, Absolute Health Medical Center's team of massage therapists, a colon hydrotherapist an aesthetician, and a dental hygienist work together to create integrated, naturopathic and mainstream care plans for each patient. Through this approach, he and his staff members provide both primary medical and dental care. They assist clients through specialty services as well, from weight loss through HCG dieting to detoxification through colon hydrotherapy and infrared-sauna therapy. They also offer aesthetic services, such as organic skincare microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.
Dr. Jerry Evans leads a caring crew at Evans Chiropractic Group, drawing from more than 20 years of experience dekinking vertebrae to finesse skeletal structures ailing from work injuries, sports-induced aches, and everyday boo-boos. Spreading the treatments over two visits, the initial session begins with a consultation to discuss problems and pains before the chiropractic exam realigns spines and unspools tightly wound physiques like a yo-yo running away from its shadow. The second appointment provides time to converse about the doctor's findings as well as develop a pain-management game plan, if necessary. A 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage concludes the healing meeting as a trained muscle kneader loosens limbs and fluffs bone cushions for a pillowy soft feel.
Between 5 and 8 p.m. on every Wednesday and Friday, clients can show up at Life Minded Physicians for discounts on a variety of rejuvenation shots. Except these shots can make you feel as energetic as a toddler who just found last year's leftover Halloween candy at the back of the closet. That's because the happy hour shots ordered off Life Minded's shot bar menu are vitamin injections chockfull of ingredients that boost energy and metabolism.
The board certified in anti-aging medicine, naturopathic doctor and wellness expert at Life Minded also rejuvenate bodies with natural treatments, everything from hormone-replacement therapy to nutritional-deficiency therapy. They also use natural treatments when combating skin woes, such as microneedling to even out skin tone, sclerotherapy to fade spider veins, and platelet-rich plasma face-lifts to smooth fine lines.
The National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC) is on a mission to create a dynamic community of educated fitness specialists. To this end, NAFC offers a variety of accredited trainer-certification programs online, allowing aspiring fitness professionals the luxury of earning their credentials from the comfort of their own home or extra-large gym locker. The courses teach students how to lead nutrition programs, group fitness classes, Pilates lessons, and personal training sessions, opening the door to a variety of careers in health and wellness. Onsite workshops scheduled on a regular basis supplement virtual classroom learning with practical skills.
Nivens Northwest Personal Training, helmed by lifelong athlete Brody Nivens, helps clients look and feel their best with sport-centric training, boot camps, weight-loss regimens, and nutritional counseling. With backgrounds that include varsity college football and fitness competitions, the passionate trainers draw from personal experience as they help clients develop rippling cores, toned biceps, and formidable thumbs. Eschewing the unfriendly environs of corporate megagyms, Nivens Northwest's sleek, tidy space—filled with flat-screen TVs and battleship-gray walls—hosts a encouraging staff of trainers who interact one-on-one with clients to help them exceed personal goals. Whether building balance with boxing, endurance with kettlebell routines, or shoe-untying acumen with boot-camp workouts, instructors work hand-in-hand with students to coach and motivate them toward svelteness.