To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get In Shape for Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. In small group sessions, trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating 30 minutes of strength-training drills—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each student's abilities. Then comes 25 minutes of cardio: the trainers might start novice exercisers with a walk on the treadmill or light elliptical training, and challenge more advanced exercisers to high-intensity interval-training sessions for enhanced results.
The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To track ladies' progress toward reaching their goals, the trainers measure their weight and body-fat percentage every two weeks.
With doctors on staff, the medically supervised team at Agape Medical Spas performs a range of modern beauty treatments, including chemical peels, laser hair removal, and weight-loss regimens. Clients can also fill the 25th hour during the last day of daylight-saving time with a soothing spa service such as a massage, or a honey butter sugar glow scrub.
Dr. Mark X. Lowney's list of accomplishments is already impressive—graduating magna cum laude from Boston College, receiving an MD from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and completing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at a Brown University–affiliated hospital. But even today he continues to improve his skills, studying under renowned surgeons such as Dr. Angelo Cuzalina and logging hours of practice on his life-size "Operation" board game.
Now at Advanced Body Sculpting of New England, Dr. Lowney oversees everything from Botox injections to Celluderm Lipomassage. His specialization in obstetrics and gynecological surgery gives him an advantage in performing certain female cosmetic surgical procedures; he was one of the first gynecologists in Massachusetts to perform Her Option Cryoablation, Novasure, and other menstrual alleviation procedures, and he now serves as a nationwide instructor for these and other treatments. He's also skilled with the SmartLipo Laser system, his knowledge of which stems from techniques taught to him by Dr. Bruce Katz, one of the minds behind the system's creation.
At Ageless Body Sculpting, Dr. Gagliardi––a board-certified obstetrician gynecologist and trained liposuction technician––oversees cosmetic procedures that help clients lose weight and gain confidence. From liposuction to Botox, the clinic offers multiple avenues by which clients may attain healthy and stunning appearances. The facility's weight loss program helps clients lose up to 3 to 7 pounds a week through a specialized diet and one-on-one support from healthcare professionals. Those who desire faster results can trim fat from their neck, arms, abdomen, waist, or thighs with the assistance of SmartLipo, which is less invasive that traditional liposuction and can be performed under local anesthesia. Once contours have been shaped, Dr. Gagliardi and his staff can ensure patients have the confidence to show off their new form by administering laser hair removal treatments, which also free patients from daily shaving rituals and afford them more time to sing in the shower.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jean Peelor wants to make sure her patients feel even better at home than they do when they leave her office. First, she examines patients and adjusts spines to reduce pain inside her comfortable office, and then she goes the extra mile by designing a custom wellness program that patients can follow through with at home. These effective at-home programs can include exercises, stretches, and ice or heat applications.
Though patients can maintain their health at home, regular visits to Dr. Peelor can still play a vital part in recovery and health maintenance. Her meticulous examinations and adjustments to the spine can help stave off future problems in addition to relieving any pain the patient feels on an ongoing basis. Taking a whole-body approach to care, she also offers nutritional counseling, massage therapy, and skin services at Discover Health and Wellness. The doctor also helps educate both patients and the general public with a biweekly newsletter that provides updates on modern chiropractic and crossword puzzles in which all the answers are “spine.”
All four Total Fitness locations hold a variety of up-to-date fitness equipment and more than 25 energetically instructed classes. From cardio-kickboxing and spinning to Pilates and strength training, the fitness curriculum readies muscles and cardio systems to take on new challenges, such as running a marathon at the bottom of the ocean. Aspiring Zumbalinas can opt for Zumba classes to learn Latin dance moves; time-hindered humans can choose the power half-hour class, a core strengthening and high intensity cardio blast that burns calories like a flaming donut; and those in search of motivation can take boot camp, which comes complete with a military-esque instructor.