Before becoming a health coach, Jessica Marie was in the same boat as most office workers—plagued by exhaustion, persistent aches, and a poor diet. After studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and transitioning to holistic living, she and athletic husband Joe founded CHEW, short for Complete Health Education and Wellness. The duo transforms lifestyles without asking clients to count calories or burn their stock of Twinkies in a backyard bonfire. Instead, they expound moderation and balance of two food groups: primary—the actual food you consume—and secondary—other forms of nourishment, including relationships, spirituality, career, and physical activity.
Using this unique approach, Jessica Marie designs three-month programs that begin with reworking diets to achieve individual goals. Her plans often incorporate in-home coaching, healthy-food walking tours, or extra services, such as one-on-one grocery shopping and revamping favorite entree and Play-Doh recipes with nutritious ingredients. She transitions health from home to workplace with workshops that teach coworkers how to eat for energy or craft nutritious appetizers.
Co-owner Craig Kastning and his crew of devoted personal trainers push clients toward the finish lines of personal fitness goals through fat-burning and muscle-toning exercises. Fueled by motivational words from exercise gurus and promises of a MAS*H-reunion episode, customers reduce corporeal circumferences by relying on a nutrition cheat sheet and custom workout routines. In addition to burning calories and building up formerly dilapidated muscle groups, the trainers at Chi Town Boot Camps boost trainee endurance through jogging and other exercises that set heart rates racing.
At Pure Vibes Fitness, Power Plate vibration equipment stimulates 30–50 reflexive muscle contractions per second to augment a schedule of cardio, sculpting, and strengthening classes. Trainees can hone their physiques in independent workouts or don tweed tracksuits for seminar-style sweat sessions capped at five participants, including kickboxing, barre, and Pilates. The vibrations of tremor technology help build bone density while stimulating up to 97% of the body’s muscle fibers.
Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating, founded by the superheroine-alias-sounding Seattle Sutton, packages meals of controlled calories for customer consumption. This Groupon covers Seattle Sutton's 1,200-calorie meal plan—21 complete meals that don't total more than 1,200 total calories in a day. Seattle Sutton's menus, like a carousel of contained calorie intake, rotate on a five-week basis, ensuring that you won't be stuck eating the same meal every other day. Menu items include chicken with pineapple sauce, rice con queso, roasted red-pepper hummus, and stuffed potato. Delivery is extra and depends on where you live, so check with Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating before signing up for deliveries to your moon condo.
The Dailey Method is a challenging one-hour program developed by Jill Dailey McIntosh that combines ballet barre work, stretching, core conditioning, and orthopedic exercises to tone and lengthen your body to ultra sleekosity. Improve your posture, endurance, and strength as your muscles grow supple, your soft edges firm up, and your sense of physical well-being grows like a grinch heart at Christmas.
Total Results Training invigorates fitness-seekers with a rigorous routine of workouts led by certified, encouraging instructors. Staff members don’t resort to yelling or cajoling to build results, but lull fat cells into a false sense of security with strong encouragement and teamwork, before surprising muscles with a knockout regime of cardiovascular and resistance training. Sculpted arms replace their flimsy forerunners, and rolling bellies acquire a marble-like consistency as energy levels increase and confidence bursts through glass-ceilinged elevators. To further fitness progress, guests will also have access to the Total Results online nutrition program, designed to calculate a nutritionally balanced meal regimen based on healthy foods of the user's preference.