Dr. Ronald T. Weiland doesn’t “believe in fad diets,” as he notes on his website. Rather, he trusts in simple mathematics: fewer ingested calories plus more burned calories equals weight loss. At Ameri-Cal Weight Clinic, he and his staff put this equation into practice during comprehensive weight-loss programs that rely on healthful foods, aerobic exercise, and prescribed appetite suppressants. This mix of support, services, and tools is readily available at eight clinic locations throughout the Bay Area and one that only appears on leap years.
The certified laser technicians at Central Valley Laser Center help slenderize patients with the Lipo-Light laser. During the headlining treatment, patients don light- and heat-emitting pads on problem areas. The laser prompts the fat cells to release their contents for later removal through the lymphatic system—a process that can be expedited through light exercise or speed walking away from the center’s pet grizzly bear. In addition to contouring physiques, the treatment can help diminish the appearance of cellulite.
Genesis Health Institute's co-owners, Dr. Douglas L. Weed and James Aguilar, promote personal health as they leverage wisdom acquired from a combined half-century of practice in the wellness industry. The institute’s captains draw from backgrounds in physical rehabilitation, chiropractic care, and integrative therapies as they design weight-loss plans based on ultrasound body-composition tests. Three health programs emphasize the institute's four pillars of health—detoxification, diet, proper exercise, and the use of targeted nutraceuticals—to help clients lose weight, boost metabolism, or contour the body. Supplements streamline success toward these goals, providing all the essential vitamins and minerals to increase bodily health and decrease cravings for orange crayons.
The founders of Your Body Works chose the gym's location in Solano County after reading a startling statistic: in 2009, this county had California's highest percentage of residents with diabetes. So Your Body Works is outfitted with everything that locals need to get in shape: ellipticals, cross-trainers, treadmills, free weights, and strength-training machines. They also lead group fitness classes with focuses such as spin and body sculpting; the schedule also includes CrossFit, a high-intensity, functional cross-training workout program for exercisers of all experience levels.
House of Élan offers revitalizing body treatments for existing humans and personalized hair-removal options for men and women. Dr. John Verstraete and his team of whisker-erasers employ elos technology to clear bodily brush without resorting to wax or wildfires. Over the course of six sessions, strand assassins will harness bi-polar radio frequencies and light energies to precisely target unwanted keratin and foil follicular invasions, systematically weakening woolen defenses with each treatment. Elos is purported to be effective in the eradication of lighter-colored hair on skin of most shades, hues, and tartan plaid patterns.
If it weren't for the bright sign out front, it would be easy to mistake The Courtyard Salon for a woodland cottage or a scene from a commercial where everyone has a happier camping trip thanks to insect repellent. The cozy salon is tucked away in a lush garden, with leafy trees, fragrant flowers, and rustic patio furniture. And the charm doesn't stop at the door. Sunlight trickles in through soft curtains and casts a warm glow on dark hardwood floors, golden walls, and comfy red armchairs. Instead of the princesses and singing bunnies you might expect from such a fairy-tale scene, the salon buzzes with a staff of skilled stylists, nail technicians, and spa specialists. They perform a sweeping array of beauty services, including haircuts, meticulous mani-pedis, and tension-blasting massages, all with the help of advanced skin and hair-care products from top purveyors like Pureology, Kendra, and Onesta.
Nutritional counselor Gary Appelsies wants his clients to succeed. That’s why he forgoes standard techniques of strict dieting and food deprivation in favor of designing personalized lifestyle plans for better health. He possesses knowledge of more than 100 dietary theories, has a quarter-century’s worth of experience as a natural-foods chef, and received the Health Leadership Award from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, one of his alma maters and an important player in the health industry. With this wealth of nutrition-oriented knowledge and experience at his disposal, Gary transforms unhealthy habits into helpful ones that clients can maintain long-term, or at least until their next hot-dog-eating championship.
He does so through variations of health coaching that may take the form of one-on-one sessions, family meetings, or in-home cooking classes. Gary focuses on more than just the physical effects of food; he directs attention to the emotional and mental power of certain eats and helps his clients better understand their cravings. To curb them and boost energy without prescribing intravenous shots of coffee, he overhauls diets with new foods and healthy, easy recipes.