Upon entering the 25,000-square-foot Club Fit USA facility, guests are greeted by a sea of cardio equipment whirring beneath the glow of TV screens. Past the ellipticals, treadmills, and StairMasters lie Hammer and Icarian strength-training machines alongside Olympic bars and more than 6,000 additional weight plates to help guests carve out chiseled physiques. Within the combat ring, instructors lead boxing, MMA, and professional-style wrestling classes throughout the week, as well as cardio-intensive Civil War reenactments. The instructors also lead groups in myriad exercise classes, and for more personalized fat-burning routines, they work with clients in one-on-one personal-training sessions to draft custom fitness plans. Beyond the gym’s walls, the trainers strive to keep clients healthy with online nutrition tips and articles.
Mercy Medical Group Plastic Surgery and Laser Center believes that how we look can affect how we feel. The plastic surgeons at this skin- and body-care center are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and they offer natural-looking procedures aimed at boosting self-confidence, from facelifts and breast augmentation to tummy tucks, brow lifts, and liposuction. Clients are free to come in for a a no-pressure consultation. If they know what procedure they want, that's fine, too. Among the non-invasive procedures they offer are chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and Botox services. The staff here is professional, experienced, and eager to help—they're happy to answer questions or prank call your third-grade teacher for you.
Whether with a transformative surgical procedure or a quick, noninvasive treatment, the specialists of Smart Healthcare Solutions can leave faces and bodies renewed. The center battles facial wrinkles and discoloration on several fronts. With IPL photorejuvenation, skin cells are showered with powerful rays of light to banish brown spots and boost collagen production. The staff also polishes away dullness and texture problems with the Silkpeel, an alternative to microdermabrasion that buffs away dead cells while infusing nourishing serums deep into the skin. Bodies, meanwhile, benefit from the specialists' skills with a range of contouring and fat-banishing procedures. Treatments such as SmartLipo and Tickle Lipo improve upon traditional liposuction with cutting-edge technology that reduces pain and downtime, while ultrasonic Vaser Shape firms and smooths cellulite without a single incision or papier-mâché application.
Dr. Victor Manuel Nava's extensive training and surgical career have taken him across the country and back again. After an internship in Baja, California, he completed his general-surgery residency in Wilmington, North Carolina. After 14 years in the Tar Heel State, he came back to California in 2002 and opened his own private practice, where he puts his extensive training and artistic touch to good use performing a full slate of cosmetic procedures, including facelifts, breast augmentations, and liposuction. Not all of his services are surgical, though; he also offers laser hair removal and acne treatments, as well as dermal fillers that diminish wrinkles and render skin smoother than a newborn bowling ball.
Board-certified surgeon and vascular specialist Dr. Syd Garfinkle has been practicing medicine in the Sacramento area for more than 35 years. Over three and a half decades, he has become an expert at wiping out unsightly veins using a variety of nonsurgical methods. During sclerotherapy treatments, Dr. Garfinkle uses injectable medications to collapse and dissappear spider veins while diverting blood back into healthier vessels. Alternatively, for vericose veins, he can guide a thin laser fiber into the veins to zap them shut during endovenous laser treatments (EVLT).
Three accomplished naturopathic doctors lead the team at Human Reconstruction, combining their knowledge of both conventional and alternative medicine to treat their patients. This multidisciplinary approach has enabled them to create a diverse palette of individualized medical services, including natural face-lifts that use the patient's blood to ease wrinkles and infertility treatments. Dr. Heather Wdowin-Weitman pairs her extensive education with her personal experience in sports medicine—she's circumnavigated the globe with only a backpack and a tiny animal guide, sailed the Nile, and hiked the Grand Canyon on nine occasions, and her current clients include active athletes in the NFL and UFC.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Craig E. Berris estimates that he's performed over 10,000 procedures over the course of his career. While that seems like a staggering number, this level of experience is the norm. Dr. Berris believes that physician designed skin care products and custom blended peels are the most effective treatments available and the Center's esthetician has over 25 years of experience in medical esthetics. Together at the Center for Cosmetic Eyelid and Laser Surgery, they keep faces looking ageless with services ranging from facials to surgery.