The LED lights dim, and a driving rhythm begins to pound through the professional-grade sound system. An instructor mounts a Star Trac Spinner NXT cycle—the same model all the students are riding—and begins to call out instructions. The class uses the bikes' advanced mechanics to simulate uphill climbs and smooth straightaways. Such is the scene during every class at InMotion Cycling Studio. Afterward, staff members provide towel service or show visitors to the water cooler, where they can replenish a depleted water bottle or attempt to engage strangers in office small talk.
Staff members at Performance Nutrition fuse their training in nutrition and fitness with a broad knowledge of the science of protein powders, multivitamins, and nutritional oils. After listening to clients explain their fitness goals, staff members flip through the encyclopedia in their skulls to pick out products—gluten-free supplements, herbal remedies, workout-recovery bars, and more—that match individual needs.
At America's Lipo Center and Spa, clients get a fully rounded ultrasound lipo treatment. Using no needles or incisions, a high-intensity focused ultrasound pinpoints fat cells and attacks their membranes so that they release their contents, much like when you tickle your sister so she drops the last piece of pizza. The fatty contents then make their way into the lymphatic system, where they're escorted from the body along with other toxins.
Next, radio frequency heats the targeted areas, liquefying fat and tightening the skin. Six to nine treatments tend to achieve the best results; a massage during each session gets the lymphatic system going. Clients also get their heart rates up with 30 minutes of supervised cardio to help burn fat, and they're entitled to unlimited use of the onsite exercise facilities.
At Boston Ideal Weight Loss, wellness coach and certified craniosacral therapist Claire Desroche teams up with Doctor of Chiropractic Mitchell Simon, medical supervisor, to help their clients reach weight-loss and health goals. They provide structured and individualized plans, one-on-one coaching, and health education as they encourage their clients toward long-term weight loss and sustainable lifestyles. The therapy also potentially addresses aches, pains, or diseases. Claire's training has focused on identifying variations of the cerebrospinal fluid, the focus of craniosacral-therapy sessions.