At Ellipse Fitness, the only pieces of machinery that you operate are the levers, pulleys, and ball-and-socket mechanisms of your own skeleton. The gyms abstain from treadmills and bikes in favor of a full class schedule and a cooperative group atmosphere. With 35 or more lessons scheduled per week, certified instructors guide students of all experience levels through an ever-changing line-up of strength and cardio drills. These routines incorporate tools such as resistance bands, TRX suspension cords, kettle bells, battling ropes, and kickboxing equipment, though the primary instrument is always the human physique.
In addition to their standard classes, the staff also hosts boot-camp sessions and seminars on mastering your metabolism. Their weight-loss programs encompass weekly check-ins, during which clients receive nutritional resources and gauge their progress by taking measurements instead of stockpiling all the food they didn't eat in a jar. Regardless of its ultimate goal, each Ellipse Fitness regimen involves personal attention and a holistic, full-body approach to wellness.
At Mind, Body, & Soul patients need to drink water on the road to a slimmer figure?but beyond that, their weight loss treatments have little in common with traditional diet and exercise plans. Instead of sweating at the gym, patients lie on a treatment table during non-invasive sessions with the clinic's cold laser systems: the YOLO Curve and the Lapex BCS Lipo Laser. Both systems are based on similar scientific principles?their lasers are set to the correct frequency to puncture fat cell membranes while leaving skin unharmed. Once punctured, the fat cells release their contents, which are disposed of naturally through the lymphatic system, just like human feelings. Time atop a full-body vibration platform catalyzes that process, as does drinking plenty of water before and after the treatment.
After more than 20 years of experience as a chiropractic doctor, Khristi Kennedy Otto started exploring other ways to help her clients feel better. At her new clinic, Appleton Lipo Laser, she uses an FDA-approved laser that penetrates the skin to target adipose cells, which can help slim the abdomen, arms, back, and thighs. Each session is followed by 10 minutes on a whole-body vibration platform, which supports the expulsion of toxins from the body and helps to firm up muscle tone.
The programs at Advanced Medical Weight Loss Centers of Wisconsin allow clients to drop pounds for good. A consultation helps customize weight-loss tracks with such aspects as hormone-therapy injections to increase metabolism, appetite-control medications, and thyroid testing. A nutritional counselor aids patients in adopting healthier eating habits such as including more fiber in the diet and chewing each piece of food 100 times before swallowing.
Sheena Hall, owner of Ionique Wellness Spa, touts the healing benefits of the BioMat, an innovative invention that emits far infrared rays and negative ions. Many rely on these forces to treat aches, as well as stress and fatigue, while others turn to them for an immunity boost or metabolism kick. Those looking to slim their silhouettes may find a nonsurgical solution in the clinic?s laser-lipo treatments, which target fat cells with the power of light.
Complete Nutrition provides a variety of nutritional supplements for weight loss, sports nutrition, and healthy aging. For those who have accidentally stored too much water for the winter hibernation, the Complete Essentials Water Pill is a diuretic that removes up to 10 lbs. of the excess body water that can cause puffiness and bloating ($39.99). A top selling product is the TONE body toner, which effectively attacks fat cells while maintaining lean muscles and allowing you to catch all afternoon reruns of Jeopardy ($49.99). No bodily system is overlooked in the product array, including the hair, skin, and nails, which can recharge and flourish via Complete Essentials proprietary growth formula ($39.99).