With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. For 30 minutes, you'll move around a circuit that positions machines inward so that you'll have a chance to laugh with your fellow fitness frontierswomen. Because you're all at different stations, you won't feel like you're in competition with anyone but yourself—and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music will include cues to let you know when it's time to move on to the next station. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making and each membership can be used toward unlimited visits and free weight-management classes with trained professionals.
Making a conscious decision to lose weight or quit smoking is often just the first step toward achieving that goal. To really stick with it, you might need to tap into the deeper recesses of your subconscious mind to change your behaviors. The hypnotherapists at Reflective Mind Hypnosis Center can help with this crucial next step. Their training has taught them effective ways of channeling into the mind's hidden depths and planting ideas that lead to a more positive outlook on getting—and staying—healthy. Most of their treatment programs can be completed in several sessions over the course of a few weeks, though the results are meant to last far longer. In the past, they've helped clients overcome stress, stick to diet plans, kick smoking habits, and achieve other elusive goals on the path toward better health.
For patients requiring IV therapy, Covenant Infusion Center provides an environment where they can feel calm and cared for while receiving treatments. Each semi-private alcove features a cozy leather armchair as well as a side table complete with a reading lamp, a small potted plant, and a Rubik's cube with only one color. Infusion treatments can hydrate the body or deliver much-needed doses of antibiotics, and can also contain medications intended to alleviate the symptoms caused by anything from cystic fibrosis to rheumatoid arthritis depending on the patient's medical needs.