Equipment: Benches, weights, bands, equalizers, steps, ropes
Students Should Bring: mats, water, towels
Average Class Length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class Location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration Required: No
Good for Beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Josette Puig, co-owner of GetJosette Fitness Studio, admits that hitting the gym for an hour is not what makes a difference when it comes to losing weight?it's really what you eat, when you eat, and how often you eat. That's why her fitness studio's members get access to nutrition education, including nutrition plans, clean-eating recipes, and simple rules to follow, including picking out two days a week when you get to make yourself a dessert or sneak a bite from your co-worker's ice cream cone. Josette believes that healthy food is the key to burning fat, building muscle, enhancing energy, and improving sleep.
Once patrons properly fuel their bodies, they can blast calories in fitness classes such as Insanity, which relies on long bursts of maximum-intensity exercises and short periods of rest to chisel bodies, and Body Barre classes, which use ballet barre moves and heart-pumping music to sculpt muscles.
A patient mentions pain in his right shoulder. Then, an acupuncturist inserts a needle into his left ankle. Primarily focusing on the distal style of acupuncture, Acupuncture Connections' team is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, ensuring that each member knows exactly where to place each pain-battling needle. During each session, one of the acupuncturists inserts an average of 8 to 10 FDA-approved single-use needles into specific areas—along the forearms, hands, lower legs, and head—aiming to treat issues from autoimmune diseases to digestive issues to fatigue. Since distal acupuncture involves the treatment of areas normally exposed while wearing shorts and a T-shirt, patients typically don't need to remove their clothing or steel breastplates. The sessions begin with a private consultation with a practitioner who holds a master's degree in acupuncture.
Dr. Ron Kolodziej (or Dr. K, as his patients call him) specializes in cosmetic dentistry that's family friendly, working hand-in-hand with his attentive office staff to clean, straighten, and whiten teeth. In addition to regular check-ups and in-office whitening treatments, Dr. K helps guide and support patients through long-term dental health procedures, including working through ever-popular Invisalign treatments and teaching people to say goodbye to childhood tooth fairies.
A distinguished plastic surgeon with a Harvard training fellowship and sprawling bibliography to her credit, Dr. Katherine Hein and her team of dedicated cosmetic specialists take up high-tech arms against a sea of stubble. The advanced Cynosure Apogee Elite laser system penetrates to the root to devastate disobedient follicles, stunting their growth capabilities like a cigar-smoking fern. The procedure works on all skin types and tones without damaging the surrounding tissue, producing reliable results without the long course of treatment required by electrolysis. Because the clinic usually recommends six sessions to ensure the most long-lasting defuzzing, Groupon customers may purchase two Groupons per area if they wish.
The aestheticians at Younger You, Inc use both modern and traditional beauty treatments to rejuvenate the skin. Their high-tech offerings include microcurrent treatments utilizing the Beautiful Image device, which wards off wrinkles and tightens tushes without necessitating surgery or DIY treatments with an electric eel. Classic facials cleanse and hydrate the skin, while waxing services leave nearly any area of the anatomy silky smooth.
Koko FitClub’s automated personal-training system rockets both men and women toward fitness goals with 30-minute custom workouts that incorporate cardio and strength training. An initial consultation determines fitness levels and baseline measurements, which Koko’s computerized equipment uses to design a tailored workout plan that precisely measures the weight, pace, and rest time appropriate for each exerciser.
The Koko machines guide exercisers through each workout and adapt as the user’s fitness needs change in order to constantly challenge the body. Designed by professional trainers, workouts maximize the body’s lean-muscle mass, which can boost metabolism and help fight off disease by challenging viruses to kickboxing matches. Exercisers can track their shrinking waistlines and swelling muscles online by analyzing workout scores and comparing individual fitness levels to the Koko FitClub community.