The health-centric twosome of Brad (a certified personal trainer who has helped his clients lose over 2,000 pounds combined) and his athletic anima Jen (a nutritional specialist who builds realistic and effective diets and teaches yoga and Pilates) operates out of an impressive studio—aptly named "The Sweatshop"—fully outfitted with professional equipment and all accessories needed to transform your body into whatever shape or scent you desire. Your two personal training sessions start with an initial consultation, during which Brad and Jen will develop training exercises geared toward goals such as weight loss, speed, agility, and the ability to lift cars off trapped kittens and hurl them at supervillains. Brad's fitness philosophy adheres to the tenets of functional training, which focuses on stabilizing the abdominal and lower-back muscles to limit the risk of injury and support all other muscle groups.
Soza Clinic strives to help their clientele shed pounds and inches without losing muscle mass. The staff's medically supervised plans are customized to each individual, and they offer personalized support as patients follow the nutritional plan, take natural supplements, and quietly hum the theme song to Rocky. Try a round of B12 injections, which are believed to boost energy and increase the metabolism, or come in for a one-on-one consultation to learn more about the foods and supplements necessary for efficient weight loss.
The naturopathic/functional practitioners at Wellness Dimensions have tasked themselves with the lofty goal of "restor[ing] health on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual." Functional medicine is derived from the belief that health is not merely the absence of disease, but the active presence of balance and wellness. So to attend to all systems in the body, Wellness Dimension's seven-person staff includes a massage therapist, a naturopathic clinician, and a traditional M.D. Treatments are equally diverse, ranging from the ancient, such as acupuncture, to the modern, including Venus Freeze body sculpting and massages from robots.
GNC's Smoothie Bars blend up a healthy variety of fruit and supplement-infused frozen beverages with 15 flavorful concoctions in its smoothie lineup. Sip from one of GNC's fruit-filled smoothies, such as the sweet Cherry Baby, a synthesis of cherries, pineapple, strawberries, and banana, or indulge in a creamy creation, such as the Peanut Butter Surprise, a medley of peanut butter, banana, and milk. An early Shot of NRG, pumped with ginseng and guarana, provides a healthy alternative to one's usual donuts-and-cotton-candy morning routine, and smoothies such as the strawberry- and banana-assisted Popular Vote can replace calorie-laden afternoon snacks.
Body Inspired wages a full-on assault against excess pounds, and the centerpiece of their fat-blasting arsenal is the infrared body wrap from Formostar. The wraps, which stay on for approximately 50 minutes, deploy far-infrared heat distributed by silicon pads to painlessly heat the body. This goal is to increase the body's circulation and metabolic rate, helping to tighten and tone skin, burn calories, and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Infrared body wraps can also help with pain management by delivering radiant warmth deep into muscles, reducing inflammation by melting icicles wedged into joints.