The NASM-certified personal trainers at Gifted Bodies strive to improve lives, not just bodies. Driven by the belief that all clients have the potential to become gifted, trainers redefine clients' limitations and push them toward progressive goals with a mixture of firm motivation and compassion. During boot-camp classes and group sessions, which include kickboxing, Zumba, ab work, and yoga, they guide patrons of all backgrounds through invigorating routines.
They also visit homes for one-on-one appointments—as long as they have a 5'x5' space or a permit to punch through drywall, trainers can commence a custom exercise routine. To instill sustainable habits for healthier living, they place emphasis on nutrition as well as gym drills. Troy Samuels, Gifted Bodies' creator and nutritional counselor, likens one's diet to the fuel put into a car: the proper fuel allows the vehicle to hit maximum speed.
Since being awarded the degree of fellow by the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2000, Dr. Arthur Miller has complemented his interest in preventative medicine and laser therapies by volunteering to teach third-year medical students at his Highland Park Family Practice. While not imparting doctorly wisdom to the next generation of white-coat supermodels, he performs services ranging from general medical treatments to surgical and laser treatments. With the aid of laser light, he frees bodies of unwanted moles, veins, hair, and scales. His elos laser also tackles rosacea, scarring, and stretch marks.
Doula Jamie Barber sees childbirth for the transformative process it is for parents and helps them prepare for it each step of the way. As a doula, she meets with parents-to-be throughout their pregnancies and helps educate them on their options, from their birthing plans to actual deliveries. Though a lot of focus is on the birth, Jamie also uses her knowledge and experience to help parents understand and cope with the changes in their lives throughout the pregnancy; she offers Birthing from Within classes as a concentrated guide to help parents understand the process of planning childbirth and delivery.
Massage Wellness Haven is a virtual font of massage modalities. These modalities include Swedish, myofacial release, raindrop therapy, and hot- and cold-stone massages. The therapist, Elvis Gardin, has used these methods to relieve aching muscles for a variety of clients including contestants in the American Idol Tour 2006 and Broadway actors from Wicked and Fame.