As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
In 2014, Curves partnered with celebrity fitness expert Jillian Michaels to design a new take on its traditional circuit. These workouts incorporate functional bodyweight exercises?each with modifications?into the existing sequence, providing a slightly more intense gym experience intended to jump-start metabolisms while still forging lean, toned muscles. Among the myriad services, this location also offers a range of Zumba offerings like Zumba in the Circuit, toning, and regular Zumba, as well as weight-loss nutirition programs.
Zumba classes at Explosion Dance & Fitness Center fuse the sweaty determination of regular workouts with the exuberance of dance. Instructors lead an aerobic group through sensual salsa and merengue steps to the pulsing beat of zesty Latin music. Early birds can undulate to the song of the lark with a month of five-person morning Zumba classes led by an enthusiastic personal trainer. Along with plenty of one-on-one attention and motivational high fives, VIP members receive a customized health and nutrition program. Classes occur daily, but times are subject to change; call ahead for scheduling.
The experienced Kundalini instructors at Kundalini Yoga House guide guests through mind and body exercises, teaching an ancient form of yoga that focuses on awakening untapped energy via a series of poses, breathing exercises, and meditation. Banish stress by twisting torsos and elongating appendages during the yoga for stress relief classes, or feel your breath ebb and flow during breathing practices in the yoga for harmony session (taught in Spanish). The 60-minute yoga for women course teaches Kundalini yoga sets and meditations that are specially designed for women, just like stilettos and pH-balanced deodorant.
Making a conscious decision to lose weight or quit smoking is often just the first step toward achieving that goal. To really stick with it, you might need to tap into the deeper recesses of your subconscious mind to change your behaviors. The hypnotherapists at Reflective Mind Hypnosis Center can help with this crucial next step. Their training has taught them effective ways of channeling into the mind's hidden depths and planting ideas that lead to a more positive outlook on getting—and staying—healthy. Most of their treatment programs can be completed in several sessions over the course of a few weeks, though the results are meant to last far longer. In the past, they've helped clients overcome stress, stick to diet plans, kick smoking habits, and achieve other elusive goals on the path toward better health.
For patients requiring IV therapy, Covenant Infusion Center provides an environment where they can feel calm and cared for while receiving treatments. Each semi-private alcove features a cozy leather armchair as well as a side table complete with a reading lamp, a small potted plant, and a Rubik's cube with only one color. Infusion treatments can hydrate the body or deliver much-needed doses of antibiotics, and can also contain medications intended to alleviate the symptoms caused by anything from cystic fibrosis to rheumatoid arthritis depending on the patient's medical needs.
The beauty experts at BeautiLase At Family Medicine Associates specialize in making bodies look their best with a menu of modern treatments, such as laser hair removal and microdermabrasion. They also offer beauty injections, which tame wrinkle muscles without surgery, body contouring sessions which tone and shape figures, and their weight-loss injections help melt away pounds and boost metabolisms.