Gerardo and Sabrina Seferlis, owners of Gerardo’s Marketplace, ensure that its bakery cases teem with freshly made bread and the salad bar and market shelves stay full of local, organic, and seasonal fare. The former manager of a gourmet marketplace in the same location, Gerardo decided to reopen the market himself after it closed, because "I knew all my customers and they're the ones that needed what I had to offer." Since 1998, the store’s deli counter has given personalized attention to customers and any confused club sandwiches that wander in.
Physicians Weight Loss Centers pepper the nation, doling out slim-down tips honed during the course of three decades in business. Each center staffs a physician who, in tandem with a team of skilled counselors, selects one of six weight-loss and lifestyle programs to guide each client toward his or her desired results. The center’s sextet of plans are tailored to those who prefer not to exercise, those who travel often, those who cook at home, and those who cook in nonfunctional stage kitchens. Patients chat with their counselors often, soaking up the tips the staffers have learned from continual training programs. Clients are encouraged to build a bond with their counselor, as camaraderie not only eases the process but also improves one’s chances of finding a lifelong three-legged-race partner.
At Animus CrossFit/Corporal CrossFit, students of every skill level, age, and body type can take control of their health with the help of encouraging coaches. The team of qualified trainers draw on intense training experiences in their own lives, such as strength coach and author Carlos Arias's service in the USMC special forces, his wife Jenny's background as a gymnast, or coach Dayron Castaneda's career in collegiate football. The team prides itself on providing one-on-one training and keeping classes small: staff lead premium CrossFit with 1:8 teacher/student ratios, avoiding the overcrowded classes, lack of equipment, and gym-clothes sharing seen in traditional programs. And indoor-outdoor bootcamp classes take advantage of sunny Miami days while avoiding wet ones by training indoors on grass turf or rubber flooring. The small, 16-person classes tailor exercise individually according to skill level and keep things interesting with a combination of gymnastics and running using balls and ropes.
Students shed pounds and tone muscles in programs that are built on proper nutrition and individual, scalable workout routines. Whether pupils are burning fat and building endurance with cardio routines and kettlebells, boosting strength with weightlifting, or refining their running techniques with pose running, coaches work closely with students to help them push past obstacles and reach health goals.
Paleo is more than just a diet for The Primitive Nutrition Group. Instead, it's a lifestyle that can help individuals lose weight, build more lean muscle mass, or feel more energetic for everyday activities. At its core, however, the Paleo lifestyle does emphasize the importance of healthy eating. The nutritional philosophy hinges on the idea that the human body is built to subsist on the traditional hunter-gatherer diet: whole, unprocessed foods, non-starch vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. By avoiding items such as grains, legumes, sugar, dairy, and as many preservative-laced foods as possible, the Paleo system encourages a more mindful approach to eating.
Because the Paleo approach can be a little daunting for newcomers, The Primitive Nutrition Group pulls out some of the roadblocks by providing clients with delivered meals that embrace the diet's principles. Designed and prepared by a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, the meals change on a weekly basis, and can include dishes such as coconut-crusted tilapia with ginger-spiced cauliflower or pulled pork with an Asian slaw. The breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and daily snacks don't skimp on flavor, although they remain unwaveringly faithful to the nutritional principles of a Paleo lifestyle.
Princess & Duke's Pet Salon caters to dogs of all sizes with grooming and boarding. Grooming services range from a swift shampoo to a comprehensive canine pampering package, including a trim, cologne application, and slide show of mailmen running for their lives. Clients can also solicit the salon's pooch-boarding services or peruse the inventory of toys, clothes, and other fancy pet paraphernalia.