As a Zerona-certified laser technician with thousands of treatments under his belt, Terry J. Ward knew many of his clients weren’t satisfied with the results of Zerona. Tapping into cold laser technology developed by NASA, he designed and built the first UltraSlim prototypes, as well as the finished version he uses to slenderize clients. As a local provider of the nationwide technique pioneered by Ward, technicians at UltraSlim Mid Michigan treat clients and back up their work by pledging repeated treatments until customers lose 2 inches.
Polished hardwood floors and full-length mirrors line the interior of Mt. Pleasant Hot Yoga, where a furnace warms the air to a humid temperature of 105 degrees. The sultry heat, similar to that of a tropical rainforest or Ricky Martin music video, catalyzes a variety of health benefits as yoga students break a healthy sweat. The elevated temperature loosens exercisers’ limbs, allowing for deeper execution of poses that lengthen and strengthen muscles.
The studio's instructors welcome students of all experience levels to classes that range from energetic hot vinyasa sessions to hot yin, which emphasizes meditative poses that are held for longer amounts of time. They also teach participants to breath slower and deeper, which can lower blood pressure and relieve physical tension. After class, students can cool off with a refreshing shower in the locker rooms.
Iron Quest's director, Jason McCammon, developed his personal-training system after researching a routine that helped him to lose more than 100 pounds of fat and gain 30 pounds of lean muscle. One-hour sessions cater to each client's fitness dreams as trainers and trainees collaborate on a personalized plan. Individual training stations ensure that each patron's only competition is himself, herself, or the carnival strongman who often exercises behind the gym's two-way mirror, and the studio also houses showers, lockers, and complimentary towels for sweat-wicking during workouts.
As a certified personal trainer, Jenny Quinn knows that hoping and wishing don't burn many calories. To turn good intentions into noticeable results, she founded FLEXcity Fitness, a studio that makes exercise both fun and focused. Quinn draws upon a decade of training experience and a master's degree in exercise physiology to design small-group training sessions, which help clients tackle their goals with cardio, strength training, and motivation from their like-minded classmates. She leads high-intensity interval workouts alongside fellow trainer Trista Parisian, who has helped celebs such as Hilary Swank get svelte for red-carpet appearances.
With a turn on the treadmills and indoor cycling, you can help elevate the heart rate to a healthy level. Exercises with free weights and TRX can fortify muscles, rally the metabolism, and eliminate dependence on camel caravans to carry your groceries. Suitable for exercisers of all levels, the workouts also incorporate stretches to build flexibility and help prevent injuries.
High cholesterol and high blood pressure—the doctor who gave trainer Emeka Umeh this diagnosis unknowingly lit a fire beneath a patient already tired of his XXL-sized wardrobe. Emeka worked to overcome the unhealthy habits that had fallen into, completing hardcore workouts that eventually slimmed him down to a mere 10.3% body fat. With compassion for those in similar plights, Emeka now guides patrons of all fitness levels through intensive workouts designed to boost their metabolism and tone their musculature at Fit Body Boot Camp. Each session combines both cardio and strength training, drawing together innovative suspension training and battling ropes with primal strength-training techniques that hark back to when early humans first drove their Camaros out of the primordial soup. Over the course of camp, many patrons see slimmer physiques and beefed-up brawn emerge. In addition to leading boot campers, Emeka also offers personal-training services, conducts body assessments to chart his clients' progress, and outlines nutritional plans, pushing his patrons to live healthier lifestyles.
For six weeks, Spartan Fit Center's FitBody challenge plunges participants into group fitness classes focused on burning calories and building strength. The immersive program offers exercisers both nutritional guidance and accountability. Spartan Fit Center's instructors also teach drop-in fitness classes such as kickboxing.
The instructors at Bikram Yoga Capital Area have mastered their craft, each having gone through more than 500 hours of yoga training. They bring their skills to Bikram yoga classes, motivating their students through the style's series of 26 poses. Per the Bikram system's restorative recommendation, the studio is kept at a balmy 105 degrees, helping students further sink into stretches, effectively oust toxins, and prevent distractions from snowmen homunculi.