At Down to Earth Yoga Studio, experienced instructors help students to build a strong yogic foundation with Kripalu-style classes, fusing poses and mind-centering exercises. Students unfurl yoga mats on shiny wooden floorboards in the practice space, where teachers greet yogis of all skill levels with relaxing stretches and a focus on physical safety and mental clarity. Beginners flock to Gentle Kripalu Yoga, where they learn to pair standing, sitting, and supine poses with breaths deeper than those required to perform a subaqueous tuba solo. Filled with challenging poses, Kripalu Vinyasa Flow classes cultivate strength and self-awareness during graceful moving meditations. In addition to guiding students toward inner peace and wisdom, the studio sells nutritional supplements designed to boost energy and mask yawns during economics lectures.
Kelly and Danny Brown, the founders of On A Mission Nutrition, know what it takes to create healthier patterns for entire households because they’ve been through it. After bringing about positive changes for their own family, the two graduates of New York’s Institute of Integrative Nutrition are trained in personal fitness and have been helping clients do the same by setting realistic goals and learning about food preparation. In doing so, they eschew fad diets and unrealistic restrictions and instead encourage families and individuals to adopt habits that can keep them healthy throughout their lives.
Under the supervision of a board-certified physician, the professional staff at Physician’s Weight Loss Centers helps clients work toward overall wellness while shedding pounds with their six specialized weight-loss programs. After a consultation with a certified staff member, each client is assigned to the program best suited to his or her goals, current health, and willingness to put up with a stack of pancake’s “I miss you!” text messages. Programs can also be augmented with regimens of supplements and vitamins, including the fat-targeting agents of vitamin B12 injections. Not merely satisfied with supplying menu plans, the staff offers behavior-guidance plans, counselors, and medical consultations to ensure clients fully embrace new, healthful behaviors.
The staff at Metabolic Weight Loss Solutions takes to heart the old saying that people come in all different shapes in sizes. Rather than put each patron on the same weight-loss plan, they tailor their methods—detoxes and cleanses, in-office weight-loss programs, at-home weight-loss programs—to each person’s specific needs. The staff includes a dietician, exercise physiologist, medical assistant, and behavioral coach who all work together to coach clients toward success.