No two bodies are alike, which is why the National Academy of Sports Medicine– and International Sports Sciences Association–certified instructors at Solo Pro customize their personal-training programs to suit each patron, tailoring plans for body builders and athletes, men and women, and teens and seniors alike. Working to help guests to meet their fitness goals—whether they want to lose weight, train for a marathon, or grow a prehensile tail—the trainers lead them in heaving dumbbells or buffing up on TRX suspension bands and Rom cross-training machines. They also elucidate advice on nutrition and living a generally healthier lifestyle to accelerate the shedding of excess pounds. In addition to training individually, clients can come with a pack of friends for a small-group training session or attend a small-group fitness class. The trainers lead all-female classes, stretching and bodybuilding sessions, and therapeutic training for rehab and post-rehab clients.
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.
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.
Doctors of Chiropractic Kristin Shiver and Dean Chance helm Back in Balance Chiropractic, where they help patients live free of chronic pain and illness. The two, who are also husband and wife, specialize in applied kinesiology, a holistic health approach that includes chiropractic adjustments and cranial-alignment, muscle-balancing, and allergy-elimination techniques, among other elements. Along with the clinic's group of massage therapists, exercise therapists, and acupuncturists, the chiropractors deliver wellness care that can assuage neck and back pain, soothe headaches, and relieve stress, allergies, and digestive issues.
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.
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.