When Lauren Anderson joined her sister Kelley at the helm of LAE Beauty, she didn’t need many introductions. People already knew the confident blonde from her centerfold in Playboy. Though more than a decade has passed since Lauren’s first magazine appearance, her impact on the beauty industry continues to grow. With the help of highly specialized staffers, including a physician and licensed aesthetician, LAE Beauty offers an assortment of beautifying services, from tanning and facials to botox and medical weight-loss treatments.
Working up a sweat is often seen as the prerequisite to getting in shape, but at Abstract Bodyworks, that's simply not the case. That's because the studio's trainers keep the studio cooled to 65 degrees, diminishing the body's need to sweat while preserving the benefits of exercise. Clients can even work out in their regular clothes, and there's no need to shower afterward.
The refreshingly cool temperature isn't the only thing that sets Abstract Bodyworks apart from other gyms. For one thing, the studio specializes in working with clients 40 and older, using movements requiring minimal force to help with chronic back and neck pain. For another, one-on-one full-body resistance training sessions last just 15 minutes?a convenient length for clients with busy schedules. Finally, the sessions are held in a private room without mirrors, allowing students to burn calories and tone their muscles without distractions.
The team at Synergie AMS at Abstract Bodyworks offer an array of spa services. Facial-tightening treatments increase circulation to help provide a younger, healthier look, while three-step MicroPeels help remove wrinkles from the neck, forehead, lipline, and more. Synergie cellulite-reduction treatments break down fat cells to reduce the appearance of cellulite and smooth skin. They also design 15-minute workouts in the hopes of helping clients live like they?re 15 years younger. Though short, the one-on-one sessions introduce the body to proper exercise, which helps build lean muscle, boost bone density, and increase metabolism with the proper diet. They design their sessions to protect against issues such as osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, and fat gain.
The signs of weight gain, aging, and heart disease tend to develop gradually, but board-certified internist Dr. James DeStephens and his staff stop them with quickness. Among their many services, they offer VelaShape cellulite-reduction treatments, Juvederm fillers, and a weight-loss program that gets the most out of workouts with a steady dose of vitamin B12 shots and nutritional counseling. They even offer enhanced external-counterpulsation therapy, a technique designed to help boost the flow of blood and stave off cardiovascular maladies without surgery. The therapy works by strapping inflatable cuffs around the patient’s legs and then inflating and deflating the cuffs to increase the flow of blood to the heart more effectively than a visit from three ghosts on Christmas Eve.
The doctors, dietitians, and counselors at Medi-Weightloss Clinic understand that losing weight is a battle fought on two fronts: the physical and the emotional. Periods of stress, compulsive eating, or despair can torpedo the physical benefits of even the most rigorous exercise regimens. For this reason, the physician-supervised weight-loss programs take a five-sided approach. Different tiers incorporate elements of the physical, such as medical exams and exercise regimens, as well as emotional support and ongoing weekly counseling to keep spirits high and let participants vent about the increasing popularity of wine-and-donut-tasting parties throughout the weight-loss journey.
With science on their side, the aestheticians and technicians at Medi-Spa of Ocala help transform bodies from head-to-toe, all while clients lie perfectly still. During Zerona laser treatments, patrons rest atop a massage table for 40 minutes as a noninvasive laser device contours the body and whittles inches from the waist. Likewise, a radio-frequency treatment called the Venus Freeze gently eliminates wrinkles from the face or cellulite from the legs. Beyond creating beach-ready bodies, the Medi-Spa team also whitens teeth with the Brite White LED system, destroys toenail fungus using a HyperBlue laser, and offers a number of facials and microdermabrasion treatments to refine skin.