Club Fitness tones and pampers bodies with group training, personal training, and tanning services, earning the Best of Gloucester County award in 2013 for its fitness center and gym. The 15,000-square-foot club spans two floors partitioned into dedicated rooms for cardio, Group X, and spinning, as well as a fitness floor lined with Hammer Strength, Cybex, Precor, Star Trac, and Life Fitness equipment. Group exercise classes meet seven days a week, and Club Fitness frees up workout time for busy parents with onsite childcare and robot stand-ins to send to the office. To replenish spent energy reserves, a shake and juice bar pours out chilled refreshments and steaming cups of gourmet coffee.
The board-certified physicians at The Center for Medical Weight Loss develop individualized fitness plans focused on nutrition, physical activity, life style, and medication. Patients begin the quest with a one-on-one consultation with a doctor, discussing their overall health and medication history to devise a weight-loss plan and to make sure their kidneys haven't been stolen. This is followed by a body-composition exam, in which the physician breaks down the percentage of muscle, fat, and water comingling in the human subject and records his or her resting metabolism rate and blood pressure. The preliminary visit concludes with a pair of injections to boost the body's B-12 level and fat-burning ability. The nonsurgical program caters to each patient's metabolism and potential hormonal disorders and sends patients on a path to a slimmer self with minimal rope-climbing burns and a comprehensive weight-loss plan based on the exam's results.
Lauded live on Dr. Oz for reducing inflammation and helping patients manage pain, Cryotek's Cryosauna envelopes clients in an open-top standup booth that surrounds the body with temperatures up -250 degrees Fahrenheit. Cryotek's researchers believe this exposure to cold—known as cryotherapy—during two- to three-minute sessions delivers many positive effects, including aiding clients with weight loss, cellulite reduction, and injury recovery. They also claim the Cryosauna supports other areas of physiological and even psychological health including reducing inflammation from arthritis, soothing irritation from psoriasis, reducing stress, and restoring libido. An FAQ page addresses queries ranging from what the treatment feels like to how it differs from kissing a snowman.
The crew of Advanced Spinal Care Center can take many approaches to ensuring backs are straight and free of pain—their job titles include board-certified medical physiatrist, doctor of chiropractic, exercise physiologist, and registered dietitian. They pool their skills to offer several modalities of massage, personal training, acupuncture, chiropractic care, and other treatments that can have beneficial effects beyond the spine.
Attempting to lose weight can be a challenging experience—one that’s made all the harder when attempted alone. Because they have a deep understanding of these inherent challenges, the counselors and medical personnel of Physicians Weight Loss Centers eschew dieting to-do lists for more interactive programs, taking the programs step-by-step with their clients to foster optimal results. Like a spotter at a gym, the staff keep their clients focused on their goals by hosting behavioral-guidance classes, scheduling personal meetings, and offering encouraging words as they attempt to bench-press the center’s physicians. In medical consultations, physicians chart clients’ personal chemistry and use the collected data to not only draft a healthy weight-loss program with flexible meal plans, but also a maintenance plan to help them keep the weight off.
At Sankhya Solutions for Whole Body Wellness, a focus on the roots of yoga practice and a vegan lifestyle lend to a distinctly earthy atmosphere. Classes are helmed by passionate yoga instructors who include Meghan, a certified vinyasa teacher, Natalie, an ashatanga practitioner and raw foods proponent, and Angela, an educator who trained at an ashram in India. Though these teachers guide students through a range of yoga styles, their specialty is dynamic vinyasa flow. In all-ages sessions, they help students hone strength and flexibility through sun salutations, fluid breath and movement, and nine points of focus. To help clients achieve total wellness, the studio also provides pampering spa services and organic juice-cleanse packages. Additional nutrition programs highlight raw vegan foods.