The board-certified physicians at The Center for Medical Weight Loss develop individualized fitness plans focused on nutrition, physical activity, life style, and medication. Patients begin the quest with a one-on-one consultation with a doctor, discussing their overall health and medication history to devise a weight-loss plan and to make sure their kidneys haven't been stolen. This is followed by a body-composition exam, in which the physician breaks down the percentage of muscle, fat, and water comingling in the human subject and records his or her resting metabolism rate and blood pressure. The preliminary visit concludes with a pair of injections to boost the body's B-12 level and fat-burning ability. The nonsurgical program caters to each patient's metabolism and potential hormonal disorders and sends patients on a path to a slimmer self with minimal rope-climbing burns and a comprehensive weight-loss plan based on the exam's results.
Laura Giacobbe's own before and after photos act as a testament to the promise she makes to clients. Before becoming a fitness and nutrition specialist and personal trainer, she carried extra pounds herself. Today she's trim and healthy—the same transformation she inspires in her clients. Her weight-loss programs combine realistic meal plans with exercise at partner business Power & Fitness Health Club, as well as education on healthy living.
As a former personal trainer and fitness model, Jillian Panzella knows what it takes to shed pounds, especially since she fought her own battle against weight-loss. After having a child, Jillian gained 50 pounds, but she managed to shed the extra weight in just 12 weeks by following her own transformation plan, which she now shares with others at Jillian Panzella Nutrition. Her plan takes a holistic approach to nutrition and wellness, focusing on making lifestyle changes such as eating nutrient-rich foods, exercising regularly, and reducing stress, which can lead to emotional eating.
Jillian's nutrition packages are tailored to each client's personal needs and can accommodate a wide breadth of schedules and goals. For instance, she offers her general one-, three-, and six-month programs, as well as the more specific pre- and post-natal programs. She also adds an extra-special touch with VIP services, which include customized grocery-shopping lists and pantry makeovers, in which she makes pantries runway-ready.
The Chiro Health Spa of Ramsey’s husband-and-wife physician duo offers an array of bodily reduction and relaxation services. Martha Syga’s licensed healing hands deliver customized massages that can take aim to reduce tension, ease muscle soreness, or improve circulation. The Swedish massage uses gliding strokes to bring dorsal musculature into a trance-like calm, and sports massage prepares athletes to climb to the rocky peak of performance with hasty muscle recovery.
Mina, the owner of 1 Healthy Life, knows how the corporate lifestyle can leave a person stressed, out of shape, and depressed. For a decade, she lived that lifestyle. But when anxiety started to seriously affect her physical help, she took action. Nowadays, she's a certified holistic health coach that helps others out of similar ruts during private and group coaching programs. Regardless of the setting, each customized program reinforces healthy habits such as setting and reaching goals, finding ways to reduce stress, and avoiding rivers roiling with piranhas.
Alora Ambiance Spa owner Patricia Rivas has worked as a licensed aesthetician and skincare specialist for nearly a decade. Along the way, she's picked up advanced certifications in treatments such as cellulite-smoothing ionithermie and IPL hair removal, teamed up with Dr. Thomaso Skorupski, and assembled a staff of talented hairstylists, nail artists, and waxing specialists spread throughout two studios. There, staffers dole out specialty services, including eyelash perms and extensions, exfoliating salt-glow treatments, and facials that infuse faces with more oxygen and nutrients than a granola-filled balloon. Beyond stocking the shelves with aesthetic aids from such brands as Paul Mitchell, Matrix, and Pravana, Rivas is also the creator of the Ayurveda by Alora skincare line, which includes soap- and- sulfate-free cleansers, as well as body creams infused with white tea and vitamins C and E.