Not everyone can be a contestant on NBC's reality show The Biggest Loser. And so, in an effort to help more Americans get fit, the reality show has added three other resorts to its cadre of wellness retreats. In addition to the famous ranch in Malibu, California (the setting of the TV show), there are now resorts in Niagara Falls, Utah, and suburban Chicago.
Though each resort has different amenities, they all share a commitment to exercise, wellness education, and calorie-controlled eating, echoing the ethos of the TV show. Guests may find themselves hiking through a scenic forest in the morning and participating in a boot-camp-style group workout led by an experienced instructor in the afternoon. To fuel those workouts, they enjoy three nutritionally balanced spa meals per day, planned by registered dietitians and cooked by executive chefs. They also learn a wealth of info from daily wellness classes, which cover topics such as menu planning, shopping smart, and eating healthy while traveling. Most resorts also have onsite spas and salons, so guests can treat themselves to soothing massages or haircuts to help complete their makeovers.
Juice Rx founder Dean Kasal had a two-fold vision for his wellness-promoting juices: great taste and great health. Kasal's infatuation with all-natural health comes from a very personal place. Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and reacting poorly to the pills his doctor prescribed, he began his own path to well-being after by making his own juices. The concoctions required little more than organic fruits and vegetables and a homemade liquifier ray, but the benefits were staggering. His digestive troubles vanished, and by the age of 29, he was able to retire from corporate life and start pursuing his true calling: helping folks get healthy with 100% organic, raw, unprocessed juices.
A good portion of his success has to do with his juicing methods. Rather than using traditional juicers—whose motor heat saps vital nutrients from the fruits and veggies—he deploys an awe-inspiring hydraulic press. The contraption's cold-press method deploys 5,000 pounds of pressure to squeeze a bounty of vitamins from the organic fruits and veggies.
Pulp-free and nutrient-rich, those juices include a metabolism-stimulating spicy lemonade with green apple, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper; a tropical green blend of pineapple and kale that alkalinizes the body and floods cells with a potent mixture of vitamins and minerals; and an antioxidant-packed citrus blend with succulent pomegranate called Liquid Love. Besides customized juice-packs, Juice Rx also supplies expert-built cleanses that range from the fruit-filled Regular Cleanse to the low-sugar Extreme Green Cleanse.
At VIP Spa and Wellness, Dr. Nesreen Suwan offers patients a wide range of treatments to cultivate their appearance. Aesthetic treatments include injectables, stem cell therapy, and laser treatments that will remove a variety of things from spider veins to butterfly tattoos to hairs that make eyebrows look like upended centipedes. But clients also go to Dr. Suwan looking to manage their pain. That's because in addition to being an anti-aging expert, Dr. Suwan is also a certified neurologist with a wealth of experience treating headaches, fibromyalgia, and pinched nerves.
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Clinical staff at The Center for Health and Nutrition design custom dietary plans that aim to drop one to five pounds from clients’ frames each week. During the initial consultation, a body composition test analyzes five areas to determine the body’s lean tissue to fat ratio, propensity to harbor extraterrestrials, and basal metabolic rate. A registered dietitian then creates a customized eating plan based on the client’s eating habits and body chemistry, incorporating 21 nutritionally complete OptiFast liquid meal replacements over the course of six weeks. Staff will also assess progress and modify the plan as necessary during three 15-minute follow-up sessions. Consult a list of frequently asked questions to discover more information about the program and learn how to fashion a DIY windsock from newly loose pants.
At Ideal Weight Loss, helpful technicians work with clients to develop lasting weight-loss plans using noninvasive methods—meaning no surgeries, medications, or shots. At the root of the clinic’s mission is the Ideal Weight Loss method, which begins with complimentary consultations and is nurtured via a partnership between staffers and patients. Working as a team, they attempt to set realistic goals, which can be achieved in part thanks to the provided gourmet protein diets. In addition to the four-phase long-term plan, the clinic also offers body-sculpting services such as wraps and LipoLaser.