Physicians Weight Loss Centers of America, Inc. peppers the nation, doling out slim-down tips honed during the course of three decades in business. Each center staffs a physician, who, in tandem with a team of skilled counselors, selects one of six weight-loss and lifestyle programs to guide each client toward his or her desired results. The center’s sextet of plans are tailored to those who prefer not to exercise, those who travel often, those who cook at home, and those who cook in nonfunctional stage kitchens. Patients chat with their counselors often, soaking up the tips the staffers learn from continual training programs. Clients are encouraged to build a bond with their counselor, as camaraderie not only eases the process, but also improves one’s chances of finding a lifelong three-legged-race partner.
With backgrounds in healing disciplines including human nutrition and Chinese medicine, the wellness practitioners at Anew Total Body Center care for clients both inside and out. Their treatment specialties include directed weight loss programs, body-shaping treatments, and massage. Beyond traditional deep-tissue and relaxation massages, they also offer fire cupping, gua sha, and Thai massage. In addition to their holistic treatments, they also provide lifestyle coaching; financial self-improvement seminars from Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University aim to add pounds to pocketbooks and piggy banks.
At The Green Room Wellness Spa, aesthetician and owner Kristin LaMere draws inspiration from the healing folklore of the color green, focusing on holistic wellness in her treatments and using organic skincare products whenever possible. The spa even hosts wellness seminars that clients can attend free of charge. The staff uses organic soy wax to gently remove unwanted body hair from legs, bikini lines, or faces. Finish off a waxing session with one of the spa's customized facials, individually tailored to treat different skin types.
ReBorn Wellness is a one-stop shop for health and wellness. Guests often start by heading into the smoothie bar and art gallery to refresh both body and mind, before heading deeper into the healing sanctuary where a variety of services focus on detoxification and weight loss. The infrared sauna and ionic foot bath, for example, aim to help the body unburden itself of harmful chemicals, while whole-body vibration treatments stimulate most muscles at once, increasing metabolism and melting stubborn fat. To empower guests to make lasting transformations, ReBorn Wellness also offers a full gym with a cardio, weight training, and circuit room, and massages that help dissolve tension after long day of weight lifting or saying goodbye to toxins.
At Medical Weight Loss, LLC, staff members help customers shed pounds rapidly and maintain their target weight with the assistance of appetite suppressants, injections, and practical-eating guidelines. To determine the most effective approach, first appointments include a battery of tests such as blood chemistry, body-fat analysis, and an EKG.
Body Rock 2.0 is a 45-minute coed total-body workout led by former army fitness instructor Shane Frazier. Focusing on core strength and body sculpting, this workout tones and sculpts the body into a marble masterpiece, which makes changing socks difficult. Boot-campers have the benefits of group fitness (motivation, camaraderie) with the advantages of expert instructor training (one-on-one guidance, a steady stream of firm handshakes) and an interactive nutrition plan (dietary tips, advice about which roots are edible). Classes run Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5:15 a.m., 8:15 a.m., and 5:15 p.m. (no evening class on Fridays), and Groupon buyers may attend Thursday night’s Punch & Crunch class at 5:30 p.m. Learn more about Body Rock 2.0 group fitness online.