Jordana Adler, a licensed massage therapist certified by the Pilates Method Alliance, fosters wellness as much as fitness at her boutique Discipline Pilates studio. Drawing on her thorough knowledge of myoskeletal alignment and other facets of health, she can target chronic pains in private sessions or work with larger assemblies.
Her studio’s group classes strengthen participants with diverse Pilates modalities, from standing routines that promote alignment to jump intervals, which employ the reformer machine for a joint-friendly cardio workout. Postworkout, patrons can detangle muscles under the percussive Thumper massage device, which combines the precision of a machine with the comfort of a machine that has learned to bake cookies.
The Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Centers of Houston medical director Dr. Mike A. Pappolla and his team serve as beauty vigilantes, protecting patients' exteriors and hunting down signs of aging with advanced treatments and SkinCeuticals skincare products. During complimentary consultations, the staff and patients discuss their aesthetic goals and any problem areas, such as acne and sunspots, before divulging their favorite superhero and getting ready to embark on a custom-tailored beauty regimen. The office's stable of advanced skin-therapy equipment includes laser and radio-frequency systems, IPL photofacial systems, elōs acne-therapy machines, dermal-filler injections, and lipodissolve apparatuses.
At Women's Health Institute of Macon, family physician Dr. Anayo Umerah works with a team to fortify women against the slow advance of time. They utilize chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and prescription skin-care products to help patrons achieve beauty goals or look young enough to sneak back into the National Santa Claus Museum. In treatment rooms, noninvasive Venus Freeze units purr away, delivering pulses of radio and magnetic frequencies to sculpt bodies and tone skin. Dr. Umerah also puts to use experience accrued as a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Aesthetics Medicine, as well as a battery of high-tech devices, Botox, and nutritional supplements.
The fitness experts at Body Evolution snap muscles into shape during hour-long boot camp sessions and workouts held as early as 5 a.m. In boot camp and CrossFit sessions, trainers work to fight fat and sculpt muscles by leading cardio and weight intervals beneficial to both men's and women's physiques.
In a renovated historic studio with exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and bright windows, the expert instructors at Cor Pilates help students mold their muscles, build power, and fortify their cores for better balance and posture. The Pilates Stretch for Beginners class features long, gentle extensions that can be tailored for those with joint pain or uncalibrated wristwatches. Students in the Matwork class modify movements with bands, rollers, and adverbs to increase or decrease the challenge according to ability levels, and guests in Cor Bar: Fitness are served a cocktail of ballet barre exercises, Pilates, and dance movements designed to burn fat, tone muscles and prepare pupils for vigilante performances of Swan Lake.
Certified by the Titleist Performance Institute, Piedmont Orthopedic Complex's golf-fitness instructor is trained to sniff out physical limitations hindering golfers' swings, and the session is medically supervised by a physical therapist. During the approximately 30-minute fitness evaluation, swingers will take a series of tests to assess the muscular strengths and weaknesses associated with their ability to send golf balls and hard-boiled eggs into atmospheric orbit. After analyzing golfers' fundamental swinging attributes, such as balance, strength, and range of motion, a fitness therapist will dispense a detailed report of the results and recommend a personalized exercise program to mold bodies into fleshy, golf-ball-launching machines.