The exercise enthusiasts at Women’s World Fitness Center chase guests toward fitness goals with a posse of group workouts designed especially for women. With the help of an attentive teacher, Group Power students add muscle tone, subtract calories, and find the square root of pi through a series of squats and presses. Zumba and Cardio Salsa pair easy-to-follow moves with Latin rhythms to dance away stress. Up to 15 pedalers bolster their cardio health in music-fueled spinning sessions, and exercisers of all levels learn jabs, hooks, and empowering self-defense maneuvers in kickboxing classes. The gym also promotes sound minds to fill healthy bodies by offering Pilates, two types of yoga, and an atmosphere that fosters collaboration and encouragement rather than full-contact jumping-jack duels. Consult the schedule for class dates and times.
Dr. Joel Gutierrez and his staff at Gutierrez Chiropractic don’t just adjust spines: they realign lifestyles to promote long-term health. Each time they meet a new client, they provide screenings and consultations to spot potential causes of future health issues, be they bad posture or a curved spine. After identifying these potential hazards, they also prescribe diets and exercises to help clients deal with their individual health challenges. True to the business’s name, the team supplements all recommendations with hands-on treatments, utilizing a blend of chiropractic techniques, massage, and physical therapy to keep bodies both healthy and hearty.
During his training at King's College Hospital in London, Claude Matar mastered the old-fashioned art of listening. Today, he still believes that the key to providing a successful diagnosis lies in taking the proper time and energy to listen to each client's concerns. Though he no longer practices medicine, the nutritionist, board-certified naturopathic physician, and founder of Pasadena Weight Loss Center has used his ears and his education to help thousands of clients achieve their individual health goals, including former Dallas star Linda Gray and professional football champ Dwight Hicks.
To help clients shed inches, he utilizes the highly personalized Matar method, a system he believes offers patients their best chances for long-lasting results. It begins with an in-depth evaluation including a nutrient analysis, thyroid tests, and identification of any factors inhibiting weight loss. Matar then consults with the client to develop a plan focused not only on diet and exercise but also on strategies for improved sleep, hydration, and detoxification. He and his staff stay in daily contact to answer questions regarding progress or tips for turning uneaten bear claws into table art and will also reevaluate clients' success at a weekly face-to-face meeting.
As a formerly overweight person himself, Dr. Garry K. Kim understands the challenge of shedding unwanted pounds. At Healthy for Life, he applies the same strategies—such as hunger management, nutritional guidance, and emotional support—that helped him achieve his current weight of 145 pounds. Knowing that each patient is unique, he assesses the causes of the weight gain before outlining a complete dietary plan that includes real food, metabolism-boosting B12 injections, and fat-burning lipotropic injections. Patients also have access to Healthwise, NutriMed, and Control Bar hunger-control snacks, as well as unlimited office visits.
The Art of You Holistic Center heals bodies with relaxing treatments performed both indoors and out. Classic facials and back treatments evict dirt from the skin, and massages—which range from deep tissue to Swedish—turn tense muscles into butter. The center also offers acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine and only uses natural products that are free of parabens, sulfates, and poltergeists.
Though the staff of MaxHealth LA is happy to treat symptoms of pain, they want to use those symptoms as clues to track down the source of discomfort. Like owner Dr. Robert Pomahac, a former hockey player turned chiropractic doctor, many of the staff members left other careers—think CFL player, competitive swimmer, and corporate employee—to follow their passion in pain management. This firsthand experience with everyday aches in their own lives guides them as they treat patients in a 5,000-square-foot facility, whose menu boasts a blend of eastern, western, and intergalactic therapies. Beyond a cluster of private treatment rooms where patients receive massages, acupuncture, or spinal adjustments, a fitness center sprawls throughout half of the clinic's space to let newly limber bodies stay healthy with personal training and nutritional counseling.