Under the supervision of a board-certified physician, the professional staff at Physician’s Weight Loss Centers helps clients work toward overall wellness while shedding pounds with their six specialized weight-loss programs. After a consultation with a certified staff member, each client is assigned to the program best suited to his or her goals, current health, and willingness to put up with a stack of pancake’s “I miss you!” text messages. Programs can also be augmented with regimens of supplements and vitamins, including the fat-targeting agents of vitamin B12 injections. Not merely satisfied with supplying menu plans, the staff offers behavior-guidance plans, counselors, and medical consultations to ensure clients fully embrace new, healthful behaviors.
With over 200 locations in 25 countries, My Gym cultivates the cognitive skills, physical ability, and confidence in youths aged six weeks to thirteen years with a program of music, dance, gymnastics, and sports. Waddlers and Gymsters classes guide tots 14 to 22 months through an hour of tumbling, hanging, and agility combined with interactive music activities. Youngsters ages three and a quarter to four and half enjoy the gymnastics, relays and beginning sports skills learned during Mighty Mites, and Whiz Kids (ages 4 and a half to 6) build a fondness for physical activity as instructors foster confidence with heaping doses of praise and autograph practice. Four-week enrollment additionally grants attendance to open-gym sessions where children enjoy an extra hour of parent-supervised active play. Participants must choose a specific gym from the four locations for their month-long membership, just like Hollywood must decide which Baldwin brother is the most charming.
All American Crossfit co-owner Oscar Castillo is a firefighter, but even though his job is physically demanding, he says it doesn't compare to CrossFit. “What we do at work—it's hard, but it's not as hard as CrossFit,” he says.
But that's not to say the workouts are only for the physically fit—Oscar and his partner can vary the weight and intensity of each exercise for students of any fitness level. The constantly changing workouts combine elements of weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio to appeal to those who tire of traditional gym routines. Students swing kettlebells, climb ropes, and perfect their Olympic medal acceptance speeches while holding themselves up on gymnastic rings. “It's constantly varied,” Oscar says. “It doesn't get boring.”
As they challenge their bodies with each day's workout, members can draw inspiration from an assortment of colorful flags representing professions such as firefighting, police work, and the military, as well as causes including the fight against breast cancer.
When he’s not lavishly decorating the homes of famous friends such as Sylvester Stallone, Lil’ Wayne, and Jose Canesco, Anwar Zayden applies his meticulous designer’s eye to the projects of his clientele at Art Express Miami. At his on-site, full-service factory, Anwar and his team preserve prints, diplomas, and photos within 30 minutes with customized framing, or craft shadow boxes to showcase 3D items from plaques to swords. His in-home consultations help homeowners design and install new decorations within 48 hours, and his custom-made mirrors spruce up abodes with reflective surfaces that remind you you’re the fairest of them all even when you don’t ask. Inside Art Express Miami’s gallery, Anwar also stocks pre-framed pieces of decorative art that run the gamut from classical portraits to contemporary abstract canvases.
Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build tots' creativity and encourage development through play. Offered in monthly sessions, weekly classes are available for every age from the freshly born sapling to the 5-year-young wise wanderer. This deal includes rhythm-building music classes, imagination-expanding art classes, and Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn. The one-month membership (a $75 value, plus $60 membership fee) allows you to take one class per week, with makeups available during enrollment if you miss a class. This deal also includes unlimited attendance at Gymboree's open-gym sessions (contact location for schedule). One Groupon must be purchased for each child, and each child must be accompanied by at least one adult (but more than one adult is welcome).
A physician, a chiropractor, a personal trainer, and a psychotherapist are just some of the licensed medical professionals who nurture bodies with an expansive suite of spa, medical, and fitness services provided under one roof. The multifaceted staffers blend their services and areas of expertise to help male and female clients find physical balance through beauty and wellness treatments. Licensed massage therapists address tension with a range of massage modalities, including lymphatic, sports, and hot stone. Inside the med spa, injectable treatments fight signs of aging, reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars, and collapse spider veins and the wicked webs they weave