Before founding Dr. Park Avenue, Dr. Paul Fondacaro dedicated years of study and practice to understanding surgery and medicine. He earned his MD at NYU, served as chief resident at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, and eventually became the attending surgeon at Long Island College Hospital. After taking an interest in the booming aesthetic field, he opened the first location of Dr. Park Avenue, an office that specializes in minimally invasive aesthetic procedures and noninvasive laser services. Business grew rapidly, leading him to hire a staff of certified technicians and eventually expand to a second location.
His diverse treatment menu aims to help clients look and feel stunning. Body-contouring and weight-loss services encourage healthy and svelte figures, and chemical peels, injections, and facials battle signs of aging. The office keeps IPL technology on hand to zap unwanted body hair, erase spider veins, or highlight important details in PowerPoint lectures. Despite the company's speedy growth and array of services, the doctor maintains a high level of contact with patients, even consulting with them before laser hair-removal procedures.
The staff at The Body Wrap Shoppe & Spa specializes in swaddling clients’ bodies in solutions and salves that promote inch loss and detoxification. They offer the mineral-based Slim Wrap, which has been featured on The Doctors, as well as infrared wraps, seaweed wraps, and tortilla wraps. For those in search of a more high-tech approach to weight loss, they also provide i-Lipo laser body contouring paired with whole-body vibration.
At Lipo-Light Weight Loss of Toms River, a noninvasive, LED-powered procedure works in concert with a healthy diet and exercise regimen to shrink fat cells for good. Targeted heat and light from LED diodes stimulate fat cells, freeing fatty acids from the membranes and speeding up the fat-elimination process. Coupled with whole-body vibration sessions, the LED lipolysis procedures jump-start fat loss on stubborn problem areas.
Unlike other slimming programs that require clients to count calories, precisely measure portions, or consume tiny cakes labeled "eat me," Pop Weight Loss is founded on the principle of nutrition education. The New Jersey-based franchise helps guide clients down a path that leads to a lifestyle change and sustainable weight loss. Clients who enroll in a Pop Weight Loss Program will receive a personalized meal plan, a healthy recipe book, and an exercise plan. To accommodate busy schedules, consultations can be done via Skype or FaceTime.
Thin Zone Weight Loss Centers doesn’t succumb to fads; the company’s core weight-loss plan, the Healthy Management Plan, has been the basis of its coaching since 1995. That’s not to say that the plan is overly rigid, as the center’s multi-disciplinary team adapts the system to each client and typically involves three set stages: an initial phase focused on quick results, and two more phases that emphasize developing healthy habits that will keep weight off at least until the next major shift in earth’s gravity. Methods include weekly weigh-ins, meal plans, and even nutritional-education sessions called “lifestyle lesson plans.”
Some goals are more easily realized with group support. Ladies Lifestyle Fitness Club pivots on this idea, specializing in social, comprehensive health packages aimed at mature women. As encouraging as they are challenging, workout options include personal training and small-group sessions. Customized, weekly meal plans help participants fuel up in a smart way, while the club magazine, newsletter, and ebooks foster a sense of community and keep members motivated after hours.