GNC's Smoothie Bars blend up a healthy variety of fruit and supplement-infused frozen beverages with 15 flavorful concoctions in its smoothie lineup. Sip from one of GNC's fruit-filled smoothies, such as the sweet Cherry Baby, a synthesis of cherries, pineapple, strawberries, and banana, or indulge in a creamy creation, such as the Peanut Butter Surprise, a medley of peanut butter, banana, and milk. An early Shot of NRG, pumped with ginseng and guarana, provides a healthy alternative to one's usual donuts-and-cotton-candy morning routine, and smoothies such as the strawberry- and banana-assisted Popular Vote can replace calorie-laden afternoon snacks.
The naturopathic/functional practitioners at Wellness Dimensions have tasked themselves with the lofty goal of "restor[ing] health on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual." Functional medicine is derived from the belief that health is not merely the absence of disease, but the active presence of balance and wellness. So to attend to all systems in the body, Wellness Dimension's seven-person staff includes a massage therapist, a naturopathic clinician, and a traditional M.D. Treatments are equally diverse, ranging from the ancient, such as acupuncture, to the modern, including Venus Freeze body sculpting and massages from robots.
At Mind, Body, & Soul patients need to drink water on the road to a slimmer figure?but beyond that, their weight loss treatments have little in common with traditional diet and exercise plans. Instead of sweating at the gym, patients lie on a treatment table during non-invasive sessions with the clinic's cold laser systems: the YOLO Curve and the Lapex BCS Lipo Laser. Both systems are based on similar scientific principles?their lasers are set to the correct frequency to puncture fat cell membranes while leaving skin unharmed. Once punctured, the fat cells release their contents, which are disposed of naturally through the lymphatic system, just like human feelings. Time atop a full-body vibration platform catalyzes that process, as does drinking plenty of water before and after the treatment.
Body Inspired wages a full-on assault against excess pounds, and the centerpiece of their fat-blasting arsenal is the infrared body wrap from Formostar. The wraps, which stay on for approximately 50 minutes, deploy far-infrared heat distributed by silicon pads to painlessly heat the body. This goal is to increase the body's circulation and metabolic rate, helping to tighten and tone skin, burn calories, and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Infrared body wraps can also help with pain management by delivering radiant warmth deep into muscles, reducing inflammation by melting icicles wedged into joints.
The Yolo Curve is the tool of choice for the technicians at Kansas City Lipo Laser, a slimming studio devoted to helping clients noninvasively contour their bodies. By perforating fat-cell walls with laser energy, the team aims to trim inches from tummies, thighs, and rears. Treatment series are typically doled out in sets of three, six, or nine sessions, and they tend to yield more optimal results when partnered with light exercise, whole-body vibration, or shrinking potions.