Nelson Recinos wasn’t born a martial-arts master. In fact, his first experience with fighting was surviving on the streets of a war-plagued El Salvador. Once he escaped his situation, Recinos honed his skills with a six-year tenure in Thailand, where he learned muay thai from local masters. Eventually he came to the states to compete as a professional prizefighter, losing only 1 of 130 bouts.
Now he brings his lifetime of expertise to students at Hybrid Fitness—an 8,000-square-foot facility where he teaches both muay thai and boxing. Sean Tribble, a purple belt in Brazilian jujitsu, assists by teaching his grappling art. Personal trainer Amanda Staudinger rounds out clients' training regimens with a cardio cross-training class designed to get participants in fighting shape, with strong limbs, a powerful core, and hands replaced with bricks.
Hybrid fitness tones both adults and children, and its instructors often take their classes outside. In addition to its intense fighting classes, Hybrid offers fun Zumba classes, which tone bodies to the beats of Latin music.
California Lipo Laser Center's technicians target fat and cellulite with Lipo-Light body contouring treatments. During the 20-minute signature treatment, LED light therapy targets arms, thighs, or backs, causing fat cell membranes to lose their shape, which changes cell permeability and ultimately breaks down fatty acids. Temporary inch loss and the ability to use pants for shelter may occur after one session, though a series of nine treatments performed across a three-week period is recommended for optimal results. To complement its LipoLaser service, the center also offers whole-body vibration, nutritional counseling, and detoxification treatments.
Although Superset Nutrition & Supplements lacks gas pumps, squeegees, and those tree-shaped deodorizers, the store still serves as a dependable filling station for the human body. Customers can browse the shelves for an array of nutritional supplements, including vitamins, proteins, and amino acids. The shop also features a spray-tanning room where customers can imbue their skin with golden hues.
GetFit in 10's mission is simple: take the hard work out of working out. To do this, the facility employs a technology called whole body vibration, which relies on machines called vibration plates to induce small involuntary muscle contractions that stimulate muscles, sinews, cartilage, bones, and even organs. These rapid contractions—which, according to the facility, can mimic the effects of an hour's worth of exercise in only about 10 minutes—work to reduce fat, boost metabolism, build strength, and bring about a slew of other healthful benefits. All guests have to do is simply stand on a vibration plate, which simulates a gentle walking motion, and let the ensuing tremors do their magic.
To enhance the members' health even further, the facility provides infrared saunas designed to boost metabolism, relax the mind, and hide human beings from lurking Predator monsters. The staffers also ionize the water to filter out contaminants, and use Himalayan salt lamps to infuse the air with natural negative ions that can potentially enhance breathing and sleeping.
Affordable Lipo Sacramento is helmed by naturopathic physician and chiropractor Barry Wachs, who has been practicing holistic and alternative treatments for 45 years and whose detoxing services have been profiled in Style magazine. Within The Sunrise Holistic Collective’s hygienic facilities, Wachs wields the noninvasive lipo-laser machine to target areas of fat. The device's low-level, non-thermal laser light is designed to break down the fat cells’ walls, causing them to release their fatty fluids and liquefied joie de vivre for later ousting by the lymphatic system.
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.
Under the supervision of Dr. Jon Dresser, a staff of nurse practitioners and registered nurses bolsters client confidence and boosts well-being with noninvasive aesthetic services. Qualified medical staff employ the Palomar StarLux 500 laser—which is outfitted with broadband light energy, a vacuum, and a cooling system—to optimize laser hair-removal treatments and acne or anti-aging facials. Qualified medical staff administer all laser therapies and inject dermal fillers such as Botox, reassuring patients with expert medical advice about their results, aftercare, and probability of attaining immortality. The space's capacious waiting room is painted an energizing shade of lime green, and scattered sofas and oriental rugs exude a welcoming, homey feel.