At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Pump It Up specializes in indoor, inflatable arenas for children. During two fun-filled pop-in visits, children can leap around gargantuan air-filled bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an air-filled obstacle course. Pump It Up’s giant indoor air arenas are climate-controlled and maintained according to rigorous guidelines enforced by a well-trained staff and local police. Parents bounce for free during pop-in, so childless adults who want to play will need to borrow a neighbor’s kid or win one by collecting soda tops. Each playtime includes a Pump It Up cup filled with party favors.
The physicians at Advanced Medical Weight Loss & Wellness Centers guide patients toward fitter physiques and long-term health during a four-week weight-loss program. Doctors begin with a 30-minute exam to assess metabolism, eating habits, and blinks-per-minute rate to tailor the program to individual needs and goals. After an initial menu counseling session, patients will be asked to attend weekly 20- to 30-minute follow-up appointments to gauge their progress. Throughout the program, foes of fat stop by once a week for a fat-burning Lipoplex injection and a joyous fat-cell funeral service. Brimming with B5, B6, and B12 vitamins, the Lipoplex shots melt away layers of flab by speeding up sluggish metabolisms. Once the four-week program is over, patients can use a $150 gift certificate toward any of Advanced Medical Weight Loss & Wellness Centers' weight-loss programs that run 12 weeks or longer.
What began as Anita Gibson's struggling, two-person family business has evolved into Advanced Weight Loss Clinics, an organization with 17 corporately owned clinics and 3 franchise locations spread throughout the southeastern United States. Each center's team of doctors and weight-loss specialists encourages clients to win a similarly daunting battle by creating personalized plans for success. The program incorporates vitamins, supplements, and appetite suppressants with a low-calorie, low-fat meal plan that discourages using soft-serve ice cream as toothpaste.
Since 1977, Alabama Professional Services has safeguarded homes against maladies that range from encroaching pests to damaged crawlspaces. Its licensed pest experts fend off critters such as ants, fleas, and rodents with an arsenal of baits, sprays, and traps. Using Sentricon or Termidor systems, they can even eradicate persistent termite colonies that would otherwise structurally damage homes or eat visitors’ wooden elbows.
The company’s home-improvement services extend beyond pest removal; with the CleanSpace crawlspace system, techs can reduce the humidity that causes mold to flourish. Their foundation leveling stabilizes homes, and their patio and fence installations save DIYers from a frequent fate: a patio built atop a quivering, bottomless pit.
Dr. Todd Walborn knows that not every patient is comfortable discussing his or her feelings in person. That's why, in addition to office visits, the licensed psychologist communicates with patients during online chat sessions or via e-mail. Regardless of the format, Dr. Todd helps adults and adolescents work through emotional issues, such as depression, anxiety, and relationship woes. As a certified forensics examiner, he untangles equally sensitive issues, such as evaluating witness testimony and making probation and parole recommendations.