After experiencing a very difficult time in her life, mother and entrepreneur Lauri Meizler was in search of a healthy start. She went down many paths to recover, but the results were less than optimal: instead of feeling energized, she found herself lethargic and underweight. It wasn?t until discovering cleansing and Ayurveda, one of the world's oldest medical systems, that life began to change. Soon thereafter, she adapted the teachings of the combination, and has since felt energetic, balanced, and in control of her life once again.
Lauri received certifications as a health coach in raw foods and Ayurveda and pairs the ancient Indian tradition?s holistic-wellness practices with modern nutrition training to help others optimize their health and well-being through eating a predominantly plant-rich diet. Her company, Joos, funnels these nutritious ingredients into bottles to help on-the-go people to build healthy, sustainable eating habits.
In flavors such as Green Power, Citrus, and Glow, these wholesome juices teem with ingredients such as fresh-pressed, unpasteurized apples, ginger, and bok choy. Each bottle contains 10?14 types of garden-grown goodness, which amount to two times the daily requirement of fruits and veggies. The juices can fortify meals with vitamins and minerals or serve as the meals themselves during cleanses, which last 3?21 days. Cleanse participants can also drink in the support of a certified health coach/cleanse expert.
Nicole McCarthy was searching for a balance in her high-pressure career and busy family life and heard that exercise was a great way to burn off stress. She tried a few fitness classes, but once she tried yoga, she became hooked. She found that in addition to increasing her strength and flexibility, yoga helped her achieve the inner calm she was looking for. Motivated to share these benefits with others, she became a certified yoga instructor and eventually opened Path to Euphoria Yoga Studio. Nestled within a pastel-yellow, colonial-style home, the studio is bathed in warm terra-cotta shades and soft lighting. Here, she guides her students through a series of postures as soothing music and aromatherapy drifts through the air. Most classes last 60 minutes and are limited in size to ensure each student receives personal attention.
An exercise regimen coupled with poor nutrition is like a hoarder?s home with a fresh coat of paint?the outside may look great now, but eventually everyone will notice that the inside is filled with junk. In that spirit, The Iron Way creates comprehensive fitness programs administered by personal trainers and nutrition coaches. The small-group setup keeps costs lower than with traditional one-on-one training, but students still have enough autonomy to receive tailored instruction.
Dr. Nancy H. Starr, who graduated from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in only three years and has been in practice for nearly 30 years, leads a team of experienced technicians at Starr Family Dentistry. Her Invisalign treatments eschew cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of the patient’s mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift smiles into perfect alignment. Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate aligners will need to be worn during a period of 6–15 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
The certified trainers and nutritionists at CATZ Sports Performance Training Centers are focused on motivation, not intimidation. Nutritionists assist in overall lifestyle improvement with the understanding that nutrition plays a big role in attaining overall wellness. Nutrition plans are customized according to activity levels and lifestyles, along with personal eating habits and patterns, for maximum efficacy. Additionally, the centers' fitness classes are designed to increase the fitness of attendees of any skill level, including adults with sedentary jobs and children who avoid sports in school and extracurricular environments. While the strength and conditioning coaches regularly work with professional-level athletes, they motivate attendees of all skill levels through the ever-changing workouts with encouragement and individual attention.
All the centers' workouts are clinically designed by these certified trainers to build muscle, trim fat, and boost overall fitness regardless of the attendee's starting point. All sessions keep the student-to-instructor ratio low to ensure the professionals keep students on their toes and injury free. Students work through a dynamic routine of exercises that focus on both cardiovascular conditioning and strength training, including body-weight-based moves, running, and flexibility-boosting techniques such as systematically replacing limbs with rubber bands.
American Kempo Karate Academy founder Mark DiNino is an eighth-degree black belt?and a father. In fact, three of his own children train at the academy, meaning the South Shore native shares many of the same hopes and concerns as other parents of AKKA students. But he also understands the benefits children can reap from the academy's program, which since 1995 has improved fitness and increased self-confidence, discipline, and concentration. Of course, kids aren't the only one's who can benefit from a boost in self-esteem, which is why AKKA also offers an adult program, where grownups can achieve similar gains and release stress brought on by their job or lack of homework.