There are no shortcuts when it comes to losing weight and learning to live a healthier lifestyle. Effective regimens hinge upon a combination of medical insight, professional guidance and encouragement, and continuing education. Above all else, real-life change stems from a steadfast commitment to making changes and adjustments. All of these factors are taken into account by the professionals at Medifast Weight Control Centers, who use the most current understanding of weight-loss techniques to design personalized programs that complement individual needs and goals.
Going beyond traditional BMI measurements, the centers' technicians use Biospace InBody technology to obtain a detailed assessment of body composition, including muscle mass, body-fat percentage, water balance, and muscular development throughout the torso and limbs. Based on these data, the staff members are able to design a program that emphasizes the importance of a proper diet. These programs typically involve recommendations from the 70 available physician-developed meals, which are easy-to-prepare dishes that feature balanced servings of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll.
The meal regimens also aim to alter eating habits by encouraging clients to eat smaller portions at regular times throughout the day, controlling the cravings that can lead to overeating. Throughout each program, professional counselors will routinely meet with clients to ensure that they remain motivated and on-course.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Juice Cleanse
Brands Used: Organic, Locally Grown Produce
Pro Tip: When ordering a juice cleanse; it is best to order 24 hours in advance.
Pam Ennis is a certified Nutrition Counselor, a Natural Food Chef, and regularly contributes to healthy-living publications such as Livestrong. Oh yea, and she founded her own business, Ylive Juice Bar. Pam takes a very friendly, straightforward philosophy toward helping her clients get healthier. "Progress, not perfection," she says.
Pam and her staff provide one-on-one consulting with every client who walks through the door of her Juice Bar. The goal is for clients to educate themselves on the benefits and possibilities that come from a juice cleanse. Outside of the consultation, Pam even maintains a Cleanse Computer Station, which clients can use to quickly reference different plans and choose the best one for their lifestyle. She also knows that a juice cleanse can be challenging, so she alleviates some of the difficulties by delivering juices to clients at their homes, offices, or super-secret cleanse yurts.
Shrink Studios provides noninvasive alternatives to surgical liposuction with technological systems that help contour bodies and generally improve the skin's tone and texture. During ultrasonic-cavitation sessions, the technicians bombard stubborn adipose tissue with ultrasound energy, helping sculpt limbs or waistlines while simultaneously lessening signs of cellulite. The RF skin-tightening treatments similarly help create a more youthful look with focused radio-frequency energy that helps stimulate collagen production and smooth away the blemishes such as wrinkles, stretch marks, and ever-growing lifelines on the palms. Infrared saunas deliver heat deep beneath the surface of the skin, reinvigorating clients and increasing cleansing circulation, boosting metabolisms, and even alleviating minor aches and pains. By exclusively using noninvasive methods to sculpt and contour bodies, Shrink Studios helps clients work toward their preferred body image without the recovery time required after surgical procedures.
When he was diagnosed with a rare, debilitating form of arthritis, Stephen Steeves took his health into his own hands. Through delving into nutritional and naturopathic studies, he not only relieved his pain, but he also lay the groundwork for his professional future. Stephen went on to become certified in clinical nutrition and naturopathy, adopting a philosophy of "personalized preventive care" shared by his wife and colleague, Amy. A lifestyle-therapy educator and certified colon hydrotherapist, Amy Steeves combines her skills to design personalized wellness programs. She and Stephen employ a diverse spread of techniques to keep body engines humming, from nutrition counseling to infrared-sauna detox and computerized body-composition analysis.
A healthier weight is always the intended destination at Antoine Weight Loss Clinic, but the road there can take many different routes. Perhaps the best starting point is a counseling session, during which the client and one of the clinic's experts can personalize a plan for slimming down. The counselor might recommend a diet program that combines low-calorie foods and meal replacements. To round out plans, the specialist may also suggest adding in supplements, lipotropic injections, or hormone-replacement therapy.
The trio of sculptors behind Shape Body Center spend their time perfecting the human form. But rather than working with clay, they work with their clients’ bodies, helping them get into better shape. They help them achieve their goals with a combination of physical and nutritional services, ranging from noninvasive lipo and infrared body wraps to nutritional supplements and meal plans. They also count among their list of body-altering services “good ole’ fashioned motivation,” something they offer freely to everyone who walks through the door.