Whether you're looking to spicy up your love life or tone up your curves, Pole Perfect will have you arching your back as if you were a sexy long-haired wildcat, not to be confused with the long-eared hedgehog, which is really more cute than sexy. Designed to help women of all shapes and sizes get fit while having fun, Pole Perfect maintains a supportive, non-competitive environment. Classes are held in simple studios with windows draped to keep away the prying gaze of outsiders and feature absolutely zero nudity, focusing instead on dance-based fitness. Intro classes begin with a pole-fitness workout that includes stretching and floor exercises, as well as move-specific instruction and baby's first airborne vertical spin.
John Gardner, slimming coach and owner of NOLA Nutrition and Weight Loss Solutions, relies on the Ideal Protein system to help his clients eliminate fat without losing muscle. His office is equipped with a high-tech Tanita scale that measures not only pounds and ounces, but also body mass index (BMI), estimated muscle mass, and the total percentage of the body that resembles a scorpion. As clients follow the diet's recommended servings of fats, carbs, and proteins, they can keep track of the improvements in their vital stats and watch as their silhouettes shrink like wool sweaters in the dryer.
Not all fat poses a health threat, according to the wellness experts at Soza Clinic. That's why their weight-loss programs only target abnormal fat and never necessary fat reserves. They help clients trim off extra weight using all-natural supplements that boost the metabolism. At the same time, clients follow nutrient-dense meal plans designed to work with their lifestyle. This combination of diet and nutritional supplements often creates quick, noticeable results.
The team at MedLoss takes it as a given that each individual body is different, and that each one requires customized weight-loss plans. Their weight-loss program lets clients take advantage of monthly physician consultations to map out suggested changes in diet and exercise. Weekly visits with wellness coordinators keep participants on track and prevents coordinators from getting lonesome and drawing faces on their computer monitors. The professionals also offer other resources, including B12 injections, weekly boot-camp classes, and prescription weight-loss medication.
Armed with a degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, as well as a degree in Esthiology Science from the Aveda Institute of New Orleans, licensed aesthetician Katie Brandner specializes in helping clients feel good about their skin. Katie rids clients of unwanted hair with laser hair removal, improves complexion with IPL treatments, and helps restore a youthful glow with products from Obagi and Rodan & Fields.
At Northshore Health & Body Makeover, Doctor of Chiropractic Bob Thomson equips his patients with the right weight-loss weapons to fight any battle of the bulge. But these weapons aren't intended as a quick fix: Dr. Thomson and his team take a healthy yet effective approach to shedding inches. To do this, Dr. Thomson conducts a personalized evaluation before constructing a tailored treatment plan, which can include LipoLaser sessions, herb-infused body wraps, and time in an infrared sauna. The clinic's staff also helps optimize workouts with a hands-free oxygen machine or low-impact whole-body vibration, which can simultaneously help increase metabolism, encourage lymphatic drainage, and shake up any old paint cans you have lying in your garage.