When it comes to promoting fitter lifestyles, fitness and nutrition expert Julia Zammito doesn't just talk the talk. At Total Body Results, she calls upon 16 years of personal training and dietary counseling experience each time she helps a client meet their goals. Unlike many trainers, Julia provides exact formulas for increasing lean muscle and burning unwanted fat. Often, these take the form of intense calorie-burning workouts and group boot camps. Although no two workout sessions are the same, most focus on strengthening core muscles while shaping up the legs, glutes, thighs, and arms. The workouts are also scalable, and suitable for any fitness level.
Julia combines these exercises with one-on-one nutritional guidance, helping clients beat bad habits and introduce healthier foods to their pantries. By changing the very way her clients approach food and exercise, Julia helps them remake their lives and lays the foundation for long-term weight loss and wellness.
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. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
The ocean's ebb and flow guides yogis toward inner peace during Beach Yoga Pinellas's outdoor classes, where fresh air and Hatha poses dissolve stress naturally. Throughout the classes, downward-facing dogs scallop the sand as clouds drift across the horizon, tickling the sun and demanding the moon's lunch money. Suitable for beginners, classes are designed with basic poses that can be modified for different levels of fitness and skill. Instead of the typical yoga mats or magic carpets, students reach tranquility atop beach towels during Ashtanga-style sequences that synchronize deep breaths with graceful stretches, easing tension and increasing the body's range of motion. To bolster strength and balance, teachers pepper the routines with core-toning exercises and lengthy Iyengar poses that emphasize proper alignment.
The health buffs at Orthomolecular Nutrition and Wellness Center take the fight for wellness to the body’s microscopic frontlines, using vitamins, hormones, and other supplements to restore vim and vigor lost to age or ill health. During one-on-one consultations, they first sniff out deficiencies and imbalances with a variety of blood tests and questionnaires, giving them a clear view of underlying problems. From there, they can advise on protocols that help their clients lose weight, age more gracefully, or improve their steeplechase performance.
Maintaining healthy vision and vibrant skin requires analyzing more than one element?like completing a puzzle, it necessitates that physicians and medical staff members look at the entire picture to properly fit the missing pieces. It's with this mentality that the staff members of St. Michael's Eye & Laser Institute pool their collective experience?which totals more than 50 years?to perform effective ocular and aesthetic services. Eye exams by an optometrist determine a client's ability to read letters far away or fine print in the dark, which in turn gives specialists a fine-tuned plan for corrective options. Expert aestheticians lend their beautification skills to treating acne scars, wrinkles, or unwanted body hair to forge a resplendent image to gaze upon when having an out-of-body experience.
The trio of board-certified eye surgeons at The Weinstock Laser Eye Center combines specialties in cataract surgery, LASIK, and corneal surgery to treat a full range of ocular ailments. Each of the doctors’ prestigious training is evident in the extensive curriculum vitae, which includes post-graduate studies, residencies, and fellowships at such institutes as Johns Hopkins and The Eye Institute of West Florida. The team’s eyesight-sharpening offerings include the LASIK procedure and corneal transplants, along with astigmatism correction that defuzzes views with toric-lens implants. Surgeons also utilize 3-D-guided microsurgical systems in the operating room for the precision removal of cataracts and particularly small monocles.