Losing unwanted pounds requires an approach that combines short-term and long-term regimens to generate real change over time. At Massachusetts Medical Weight Loss Centers, such multifaceted treatment plans are used to help individuals achieve the body image they desire. The centers' medical director, Dr. Joseph Palma, oversees a team of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, and registered dietitians. Their nutritional counseling and lifestyle guidance help patients make changes in their everyday lives that can help them shed unwanted weight. Support is also offered in the form of metabolism-boosting injections, appetite suppressants, and noninvasive Lipo-Light body contouring, which uses light energy to trigger adipose tissues into releasing their fatty-acid contents. When coupled with regular exercise and a healthy diet, these body-contouring treatments can help shrink stubborn fat deposits on patients' limbs, torsos, and vestigial tails.
The LED lights dim, and a driving rhythm begins to pound through the professional-grade sound system. An instructor mounts a Star Trac Spinner NXT cycle—the same model all the students are riding—and begins to call out instructions. The class uses the bikes' advanced mechanics to simulate uphill climbs and smooth straightaways. Such is the scene during every class at InMotion Cycling Studio. Afterward, staff members provide towel service or show visitors to the water cooler, where they can replenish a depleted water bottle or attempt to engage strangers in office small talk.
Staff members at Performance Nutrition fuse their training in nutrition and fitness with a broad knowledge of the science of protein powders, multivitamins, and nutritional oils. After listening to clients explain their fitness goals, staff members flip through the encyclopedia in their skulls to pick out products—gluten-free supplements, herbal remedies, workout-recovery bars, and more—that match individual needs.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Weight loss support
Pro Tip: Relaxed and non-judgemental environment
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At America's Lipo Center and Spa, clients get a fully rounded ultrasound lipo treatment. Using no needles or incisions, a high-intensity focused ultrasound pinpoints fat cells and attacks their membranes so that they release their contents, much like when you tickle your sister so she drops the last piece of pizza. The fatty contents then make their way into the lymphatic system, where they're escorted from the body along with other toxins.
Next, radio frequency heats the targeted areas, liquefying fat and tightening the skin. Six to nine treatments tend to achieve the best results; a massage during each session gets the lymphatic system going. Clients also get their heart rates up with 30 minutes of supervised cardio to help burn fat, and they're entitled to unlimited use of the onsite exercise facilities.