Laura Giacobbe's own before and after photos act as a testament to the promise she makes to clients. Before becoming a fitness and nutrition specialist and personal trainer, she carried extra pounds herself. Today she's trim and healthy—the same transformation she inspires in her clients. Her weight-loss programs combine realistic meal plans with exercise at partner business Power & Fitness Health Club, as well as education on healthy living.
The health experts at Five Star Wellness aim to bring the mind, body, and spirit back into balance through a variety of holistic-minded treatments ranging from organic facials to ear candling. Colon hydrotherapy is an office specialty, and all therapists hold certification through the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-Act). Utilizing FDA-approved equipment, the process sends filtered, temperature-controlled water through the large intestine, where it breaks down and flushes away any accumulation of waste or swallowed pride to improve immune- and digestive-system function. An alternate method of detoxification, ionic detox footbaths use positively charged ions to draw negatively charged toxins out through the feet, helping clear the system of heavy metals, cellular debris, and other substances often blamed for throwing the body out of balance.
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.
Some goals are more easily realized with group support. Ladies Lifestyle Fitness Club pivots on this idea, specializing in social, comprehensive health packages aimed at mature women. As encouraging as they are challenging, workout options include personal training and small-group sessions. Customized, weekly meal plans help participants fuel up in a smart way, while the club magazine, newsletter, and ebooks foster a sense of community and keep members motivated after hours.
Thin Zone Weight Loss Centers doesn’t succumb to fads; the company’s core weight-loss plan, the Healthy Management Plan, has been the basis of its coaching since 1995. That’s not to say that the plan is overly rigid, as the center’s multi-disciplinary team adapts the system to each client and typically involves three set stages: an initial phase focused on quick results, and two more phases that emphasize developing healthy habits that will keep weight off at least until the next major shift in earth’s gravity. Methods include weekly weigh-ins, meal plans, and even nutritional-education sessions called “lifestyle lesson plans.”
Before you blame the frigid temperatures often experienced at Body Sculpting USA on a shoddy air-conditioning unit, know this: the center specializes in fat-freezing treatments. Certified technicians at this medical office operate an FDA-approved device under physician supervision to noninvasively freeze and discard fat cells. This means patients can remove spot areas of fat from the love handles, thighs, and buttocks without going under the knife or living inside a snowman for a week.