GNC sells a wide variety of supplements (vitamin and mineral and herbal) and other health products (sports nutrition, diet, energy, body care, and more). You're sure to find something right for you, such as Ginkgo biloba capsules or that box of SuperFoods Supreme you wish for every Groundhog Day.
Distance runner Tony Estes has dashed across the finish line of 18 marathons and countless other races. Nowadays, at Fitness In Training, he shows others how he did it during running and walking training programs for 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons, and marathons, the running craze that started as an ancient Greek prank. For less cardio-minded workouts, Estes dons his personal trainer cap for one-on-one workouts.
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.
UltraSlim Kansas whittles waistlines and spot-treats problem areas with noninvasive red-light technology. After the technician snaps "before" photos, clients lie fully-clothed on the treatment table while the UltraSlim LED panel is positioned on areas such as the love handles, thighs, arms, and abdomen. LED light then penetrates the fat cells and causes them to release their fatty acids and glycerol into the body. The fat cells are then able to shrink, which translates to inch-loss.
The body eventually eliminates the expelled fat-cell contents naturally via the lymphatic system or burns them for energy, a process that is helped along with a complimentary five-minute session on a whole-body-vibration machine. Technicians also recommend clients do some form of cardio exercise, such as jogging or ribbon dancing, for 30 minutes following each treatment to help prevent the body from reabsorbing fat. In addition to slimming the body, the UltraSlim LED treatments can also boost collagen production in order to help smooth and tighten skin.
GNC's Smoothie Bars blend up a healthy variety of fruit and supplement-infused frozen beverages with 15 flavorful concoctions in its smoothie lineup. Sip from one of GNC's fruit-filled smoothies, such as the sweet Cherry Baby, a synthesis of cherries, pineapple, strawberries, and banana, or indulge in a creamy creation, such as the Peanut Butter Surprise, a medley of peanut butter, banana, and milk. An early Shot of NRG, pumped with ginseng and guarana, provides a healthy alternative to one's usual donuts-and-cotton-candy morning routine, and smoothies such as the strawberry- and banana-assisted Popular Vote can replace calorie-laden afternoon snacks.
Avenue Hair Styling and Day Spa's seasoned aestheticians beautify bodies with a range of noninvasive prettifying techniques from haircuts to body wraps. An expansive ocean mural presides over the scene as massages unfurl muscles, and clenched fists release their tension during a pampering manicure and a paraffin treatment that reduces lines, like a speedy ticket redeemer at an amusement park. As stylists snip locks in the wood-paneled salon, guests can bid adieu to leg fuzzies before an aerodynamics-promoting waxing. Avenue Hair Styling and Day Spa proudly throws its hair in the ring of the Locks of Love program, a nonprofit dedicated to matching donated tresses to disadvantaged children.