The practitioners at In Shape MD guide wellness-seekers through medically supervised diet and anti-aging programs. For their custom medical weight-loss plans, they take data harvested during an initial exam, lab tests, and games of Guess Who, and then use it to build a nutrition plan and personal-training regimen. Weight-management tablets, protein supplements, and B12 and lipotropic shots enhance dieting efforts. The medical experts also track weight-loss progress and provide support for participants through weekly weigh-ins and vitals checks. Guests can also choose weight-loss enhancements à la carte. B12 and lipotropic injections, as well as bioidentical hormone-replacement therapy for both men and women, are always available to increase energy, relieve mood swings, and enhance overall well-being.
Sometimes, boot camp classes carry a military tone—one that dilutes encouragement in favor of brutish yelling. But that's not the case at Edge Body Boot Camp, where instructors are as supportive as they are informative. Under the direction of Dustin Edge—who has 12 years of industry experience packed into his muscles—Edge Body's trainers combine cardio exercises and resistance training into single, high-energy workouts. To prevent clients from hitting a plateau or becoming tempted to exercise while they sleep, Edge Body mixes up its routine every class. Complementary nutritional guidance, meal planning, and fitness evaluations available to all campers helps to achieve goals.
Before he studied fitness at Purdue, Chris Tedesco learned the subtle art of inspiring others during a trek through the dessert. As a Marine squad leader, he needed to keep up morale while getting his troops to march across 36 miles of arid wilderness with him. This same determination saw him straight through to three Ironman Platoon championships. Today, as owner and founder of BodyQuest Personal Training, he brings those heat-honed lessons with him to each session, just as he did when he helped a snowboarder recover from near total-lower-body paralysis.
He and his team of four dedicated trainers partner up with clients, getting to know them, their eating habits, and their fitness goals to help them lead healthier lives. They constantly vary exercises via a circuit designed to keep bodies burning fat long after the workout and even tailor training-session soundtracks to suit clients' whims, so long as those whims don't include whale songs as covered by an eccentric theremin player. The exposed brick walls of his gym feature wooden sculpture and wall hangings that capture the feeling of motion, perhaps subliminally inspiring patrons to push themselves.
The aestheticians at Bloom Salon & Body Spa present clients with non-invasive alternatives to cosmetic surgery. Instead of liposuction, they melt away inches with Lipolaser treatments. Instead of facelifts, they tighten the skin naturally by stimulating the muscles underneath. Since these techniques keep the scalpel in the drawer, they spare clients the long recovery periods required after more taxing options, such as surgery or witchcraft.
In addition to their technological beauty techniques, the team also augments appearances and pampers patrons with facials and a full menu of hair services. Six types of massages scold away stress with relaxation tools such as hot stones and grapefruit foot scrubs.
Nutrition coach Lori Haddle is very aware of how uncomfortable someone who is overweight can feel. As a child, she battled with body-image issues and struggled with her weight for years.
She made the decision to improve her life after having her first child, but it wasn't until 10 years later—when she started working with a health coach—that she finally figured out how her body responded to certain foods and diets. From that moment on, everything changed. She was able to make informed, guided decisions about health and nutrition, and was ultimately able to drop the weight, boost her energy, and even stop taking her cholesterol and acid-reflux medications.
To help others make the same changes that she did, Lori became a health and lifestyle coach. She follows the principles of bio-individuality—which teach that no one diet works for everyone—and she creates personal wellness plans that are as individually tailored as a tattoo listing the names of all your former teachers. Lori offers a variety of services for families, teens, and adults.
At Everlasting Beauty Med Spa, skilled aestheticians wield Theraderm, Dermalogica, and BareMinerals products to refine pores, firm up skin, and help enhance beauty. In addition to five kinds of massage, they also perform FDA-approved VelaShape body-contouring treatments, which target cellulite with noninvasive infrared-light energy. VelaShape is said to diminish waistlines and slim thighs without the aid of a concave mirror.
Getting fit on your own can be a drag—watching what you eat and fitting in daily exercise can start to feel like a full-time job. At Unlimited Possibilities, you're not alone. A trained staff of physician assistants and registered nurses create personalized weight-loss systems designed to help clients shed up to 1 pound a day. The medically supervised treatment is calculated based on medical history and weight-loss goals as well as current health issues, such as elevated cholesterol and sleep disorders including sleep apnea and sheep-counting fatigue.
To ensure each client can stick with the program and achieve long-term results, Unlimited Possibilities schedules regular check-in sessions and keeps an onsite nurse available to answer any medical questions. For additional support, you can be paired with another client on a similar diet plan to offer encouragement and commiseration. To boost results, Unlimited Possibilities may recommend the use of high-protein bars, vitamins, shakes, and other supplements.