Shake 10 Whole Body Vibration merges its arsenal of innovative weight-loss machinery with nutrition training to help clients reach their fitness goals. Both the whole-body-vibration system and Power Plate training technology suffuse users with focused vibration in order to help them gain balance, tone muscles, and better prepare for capture by a nervous King Kong. Meanwhile, nutrition consultants show clients the ropes of the 'Take Shake 4 life'-medifast diet, which returns them to the lean meat, seafood, fruit, and vegetables that comprised the diets of prehistoric man. The center’s diet and exercise regimens work in tandem to help patrons find motivation, tone muscle, improve endurance, and look better in novelty muscle suits.
Clients saddle up to the stable of whole-body-vibration trainers at Success Wellness's Szone, stepping onto the machines' vibrating platforms as they initiate thousands of tiny muscle contractions across the body. The technology was originally developed to help astronauts to maintain crucial muscle mass while floating around in microgravity, and it now enjoys popularity among celebrities and athletes as a hassle-free way to augment the effects of regular exercise. Success Wellness's entire facility focuses on the vibration exercise, which can give practitioners results in as little as 10-minute sessions three times a week. Regular practice can increase bone density and muscle mass, and the low-impact nature of the exercise makes it ideal for seniors, those with conditions such as arthritis and rheumatism, or fitness-conscious Fabergé eggs.
Dr. Scott C. Sessions, medical director of Pacific Cielo, brings more than two decades of plastic-surgery experience to every treatment he oversees. This expertise helps him minimize the pain and swelling that can be associated with cosmetic procedures, allowing him to concentrate on cutting the correctly colored wire hidden under the skin. Along with his surgical team, Dr. Sessions smoothes complexions with skin tightening and facial rejuvenation and hides unsightly wrinkles with fat transfers and dermal fillers. Off the operating table, noninvasive options such as laser and radio-frequency techniques tighten and tone without the use of scalpels, saving them for making surrealist collages out of the waiting room's back issues of Time.
For Dr. Marlene Thompson, doing her best to tend teeth means constantly returning to the classroom. In addition to maintaining the highest level of accreditation, Dr. Thompson soaks up continuing-education courses like a Mensa-member sea sponge, avidly keeping abreast of new technologies such as laser dentistry and PerioProtect trays, which treat the oral bacteria associated with gingivitis and periodontitis. Rather than limit herself to general dental services such as fillings and bridges, she also revamps smiles with cosmetic procedures, including Zoom! teeth-whitening treatments, clear Invisalign aligners, and custom veneers.
Kristen Enyedi, a triathlon competitor and marathon runner, founded Encinitas Fitness Studio with the aim of empowering people to lay their own foundations for overall well-being. She and her team of personal trainers draw upon a fitness arsenal that includes one-on-one sessions, group boot camps, and nutrition counseling to help clients feel confident in their own skin, which is much more legal than helping them feel confident in another person’s skin. In addition to drawing from plyometric exercises and interval training, they helm functional workouts using TRX suspension bands and kettlebells.
Founder and CEO Allison Beardsley's passion for Pilates sparked after struggling to find exercise that would not aggravate her basketball-related ailments. The discovery that the efficient resistance moves helped her to develop a strong core without subjecting her joints to pain inspired her to spread the word of Pilates's benefits to others, which she does from 10 clean and sunny Club Pilates–studio locations. A team of certified instructors teaches the group classes, which are designed to strengthen, tighten, and tone the entire body. The staff leads students through controlled movements and breathing techniques performed on specialized Pilates machines, such as the Reformer, a Pilates ballet barre, and retired kitchen chairs. To ensure each patron can craft a well-rounded workout regimen that suits his or her needs, the studios offer stretching and sculpting classes that touch upon a variety of fitness modalities.