866-866-Feet.com's Dr. Sean Ravaei knows about all there is to know about feet and ankles, having performed more than 6,000 surgical procedures during his career. He is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics, licensed to practice in four different states, and is currently the chief of foot and ankle surgery at Beverly Hills Physicians. Dr. Ravaei uses the latest laser technology to combat toenail fungus and warts and has advanced training in the treatment of conditions such as hammertoes, athlete’s foot, and bunions caused by trying to squeeze back into bronzed baby shoes.
Losing weight can be an uphill battle, but at Lipolight LAX a team of skilled technicians can make it a speedier and easier process. The staff perform advanced Lipo Light laser treatments, which are designed to painlessly target and smooth lumpy areas on the waist, hips, and limbs. As hand-sized paddles release red LED light across the chosen area, the underlying cells release triglycerides and fatty acids, which the body converts into energy. This conversion causes the cells to slim and the silhouette to become more contoured. Though up to six sessions are recommended, Lipolight LAX ensures comfortable visits by using low-level lasers that warm the skin while a technician softly imitates ocean sounds in the corner of the private treatment room.
Those looking for core-toning exercises may feel like they’ve made a wrong turn as they ease down the tree-lined McConnell Boulevard and pull up to a single-family house mid-block. But Pilatesblue owner Jamie K. Ullman sees individual clients from her own home studio in the back, eschewing the bustle of the gym scene for the serenity of a home garage. Ullman has Pilates certifications from Long Beach Dance and Conditioning Academy of Movement, Equinox and Lagree Fitness, among others, and has taught group classes and one-on-one students everywhere from Hollywood to Cape Town, South Africa. Despite the unassuming digs, Pilatesblue has become revered as one of the city’s best spots for straightforward, enjoyable workouts, with Ullman herself regularly regarded as a top trainer across Los Angeles.
Huw Lloyd Davies and Stu White started BodyWorks Lifestyle as a place where they can help others improve their own health and fitness. The center's training principles are built upon holistic health awareness, the fundamentals of nutrition, and metabolic conditioning. Alongside an excellent supporting staff, the team curates a curriculum of group training classes, personal-training sessions, nutrition consultations, and holistic life coaching.
BodyWorks Lifestyle also offers an online training program, a portal full of videos and written workouts for people who can’t make it to classes because their motorized unicycles are out of gas. The online program includes a weekly telephone chat with one of the gym’s trainers, who speaks to the philosophy of the center's inspirational founder.