John Gardner, slimming coach and owner of NOLA Nutrition and Weight Loss Solutions, relies on the Ideal Protein system to help his clients eliminate fat without losing muscle. His office is equipped with a high-tech Tanita scale that measures not only pounds and ounces, but also body mass index (BMI), estimated muscle mass, and the total percentage of the body that resembles a scorpion. As clients follow the diet's recommended servings of fats, carbs, and proteins, they can keep track of the improvements in their vital stats and watch as their silhouettes shrink like wool sweaters in the dryer.
Whether you're looking to spicy up your love life or tone up your curves, Pole Perfect will have you arching your back as if you were a sexy long-haired wildcat, not to be confused with the long-eared hedgehog, which is really more cute than sexy. Designed to help women of all shapes and sizes get fit while having fun, Pole Perfect maintains a supportive, non-competitive environment. Classes are held in simple studios with windows draped to keep away the prying gaze of outsiders and feature absolutely zero nudity, focusing instead on dance-based fitness. Intro classes begin with a pole-fitness workout that includes stretching and floor exercises, as well as move-specific instruction and baby's first airborne vertical spin.
Not all fat poses a health threat, according to the wellness experts at Soza Clinic. That's why their weight-loss programs only target abnormal fat and never necessary fat reserves. They help clients trim off extra weight using all-natural supplements that boost the metabolism. At the same time, clients follow nutrient-dense meal plans designed to work with their lifestyle. This combination of diet and nutritional supplements often creates quick, noticeable results.
The team at MedLoss takes it as a given that each individual body is different, and that each one requires customized weight-loss plans. Their weight-loss program lets clients take advantage of monthly physician consultations to map out suggested changes in diet and exercise. Weekly visits with wellness coordinators keep participants on track and prevents coordinators from getting lonesome and drawing faces on their computer monitors. The professionals also offer other resources, including B12 injections, weekly boot-camp classes, and prescription weight-loss medication.
In Louisiana, all aestheticians endure at least 750 grueling hours of cosmetology schooling before they can obtain a license. Difficult scientific classes aren’t part of the required curriculum, but they were essential for Elite Skin Suite’s Lessie. After obtaining her cosmetology license back in 1978, the aesthetician became completely enamored with skin. So she headed to Tulane College and enrolled in classes such as genetics, mutation, and cellular biology, all in hopes of truly understanding the ins and outs of her favorite organ.
So far, her schooling has served Lessie well. For more than 30 years, she has helped clients of all ages maintain healthy skin with treatments tailored to their individual needs. Every service at Elite Skin Suite begins with a complimentary assessment, which gives Lessie the knowledge she needs to administer any one of a dozen or so of the facial treatments in her repertoire, including glycolic-acid peels, LED therapy, and detoxifying acne facials. And though most spas and licking puppies tend to focus on the face, Lessie focuses her aesthetic eye on the whole body with cellulite wraps, coconut-infused hydration treatments, and waxing.
Surrounded by the waterfall and tree displays of The Wellness Experience's tropically themed studio, guests begin to relax before they've even chosen a spa service. The calming decor buries stressful thoughts beneath soothing sounds and sensations?the holistic goal that guides each pampering option. From body wraps to hydrotherapy to deep-tissue massage, the treatments strive to release tension from both mind and body. The Wellness Experience staff believe that putting one's self at ease opens a window to better health, simultaneously shutting the door that admits ulcer fairies.
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