The sizzling sound of fajita platters carried through Fogata’s festive dining room is softened by the gentle babbling of three indoor waterfalls and live music on Thursday and Friday nights. As parties share margaritas and tasty Mexican dishes, a wall-size projector screen displays sports games or what may appear to be a giant talking burrito to especially hungry diners. A recipient of the Fort Worth Weekly's Critic's Choice award, Fogata's specialty queso is flambéed tableside to melt around beef, chorizo, or shrimp, and guacamole is also smashed tableside to ensure fresh, custom flavors.
The chiropractic professionals at Texas Pain & Wellness work to prevent injury and illness so that patients can fully participate in life. The specialists accomplish this by evaluating each person as a whole, investigating age, lifestyle, diet, and fashion sense while rotating the patient on a Lazy Susan. After pinpointing the underlying cause of any pain or ailments, Dr. Alwyn Lorenzo develops a personalized wellness plan that incorporates various services and techniques. In addition to spinal adjustments and massages, the clinic offers New Age remedies including sonic vibration therapy, which aggressively wiggles the body to simulate anaerobic and aerobic exercise.
At Fort Worth Laser Center, board-certified physician boosts her clients’ cosmetic appearances using innovative health and beauty services. Her team of family-medicine practitioners’ specialties include Yolo Curve laser lipo treatments––a noninvasive fat-reduction method that targets areas of the body unresponsive to diet, exercise, or stern hugging. The low-level laser safely disrupts fat-cell membranes in susceptible areas such as the waistline, abdomen, back, and thighs, often resulting in inch loss and body contouring.
In their daily battle against stress, the massage therapists at Trees Bodyworks have a secret weapon: texture. They often enhance their strokes and pressures with exfoliating grains of sugar that soften calluses or silky oils that heal dry and itchy skin on the scalp. The studio’s clients can choose from a list of modalities that include both of the classics—Swedish and deep-tissue massage—as well as a specialty trigger therapy that targets muscles sore from chronic tension and pulling on the triggers of oversized novelty water guns.
Nationally certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor Vicki Tri welcomes all fitness levels to her indoor and outdoor boot-camp sessions. Held throughout the week and on Saturday mornings, the boot-camp classes combine aerobic and anaerobic conditioning for a cross-training effect. Participants alternate running and walking hill segments, plyometric drills, and traditional military exercises such as push-ups, jumping jacks, and intense saluting, as well as resistance training, abdominal work, and yoga stretches. Vicki can also modify the routines to accommodate those with physical limitations, such as knee or hip problems and those new to a workout program. To eliminate stress on feet and legs, all outdoor sessions are in grassy areas and never on pavement, which is full of dangerous mother-back-breaking cracks. Vicki also provides nutritional advice to help participants lose weight, placing an emphasis on behavior modification and portion control. In addition, Zumboots, a combination of Zumba and boot camp, is offered on Monday evenings.
Anthony Capasso, a board-certified doctor of internal medicine, has channeled his more than 15 years of experience treating weight-related ailments into developing medication-free approaches to weight loss at Thin Centers MD. At each location, clients start their medical weight-loss regimens with an initial consultation that uses various health metrics—including medical history and a blood evaluation—to determine which approach fits them best. Dr. Capasso’s diets come tailored to various lifestyles, ranging from those that work for avid cooks to diets for people with hectic schedules. Each of the programs can also be enhanced with the fat-melting technology of an FDA-approved Zerona laser. Weekly follow-up visits with the medical staff help patients track their weight-loss progress, stamp their diet journal with the words “Private—This Means You, Mom,” and make any necessary changes to their program.