Since its humble beginnings in 1935 as a small health-food store that specialized in yogurt, GNC has evolved into the world's largest specialty retailer of nutritional products. The chain's more than 4,800 retail locations throughout the country stock numerous vitamins and supplements, all of which meet the company's strict standards for truthful labeling, ingredient safety, and product potency. They carry supplements that aid in sports nutrition, protein intake, diet, digestion, and beauty. Equally as dedicated to customers' shopping experiences as it is to product quality, the company created GNC University, an online learning platform, to help staff members bone up on nutrition and fitness knowledge. The knowledgeable sales associates field questions about everything from weight-management plans to stacking supplements for optimum earlobe strength.
Using an unconventional process touted by media outlets such as Fox News, The Sadkhin Complex focuses on helping clients lose excess weight by addressing their hunger at its source. More than 20 years of development have formed the Sadkhin Method, the company's natural, drug-free, and non-invasive approach to weight loss.
At its source, the program blends health coaching and nutritional planning with acupressure-influenced patented chrono-stimulation therapy. Using small chrome spheres placed at specific pressure points behind the client's ears, certified Sadkhin practitioners aim to stimulate the hypothalamus—the part of the brain that controls hunger—which can also help you quit envisioning your best friend as a giant slice of pie.
To help clients extend the benefits of this treatment for the long term, the specialists also prescribe an eating plan based on natural foods, which helps synchronize organ function and balance internal systems.
At CrossFit West Hartford, knowledgeable coaches draw from trainings and disciplines such as MMA fighting and college football to get their students fit and healthy. Instructors work hand-in-hand with each trainee to help them understand the science behind each workout, tailoring exercises to each pupil's abilities, whether high-intensity CrossFit sessions or precise Pilates movements.
Kym Garbatini has spent more than 30 years helping everyone from teenagers to heart-attack victims begin living healthier lifestyles by teaching them valuable weight-management skills. At Medical Weight Loss Solutions, the nutritional and medical staff works with Dr. Frank Mongillo, who specializes in internal medicine, and Dr. Deborah Schroter, who provides cognitive behavioral therapy, to help patients lose weight.
Before creating their medically supervised plans, the doctors perform preliminary blood work, EKG scans, and other diagnostic tests. Armed with this knowledge, they recommend a dietary plan designed to help patients safely lose weight and keep it off over time.
They also encourage patients to use their onsite fitness studio, with certified fitness staff who create customized workouts to complement weight loss plans. Plus, the physicians can inject metabolism-boosting LipoFast shots. Additionally, their center features a food market stocked with various weight-loss products, everything from nutritious meals to vitamin supplements. The food market is open to the public, geared toward anyone who wants to maintain weight loss or sports nutrition.
Dr. Fausto Petruzziello and Nikit Shah, PAC, couldn?t ignore their patients? expanding waistlines any longer. While practicing medicine at CareMedica, they realized that optimal health relied heavily on whether or not a person weighed in at a healthy number. So, together they founded WeightMedica in 2007, a branch of their original practice. They oversee weight-loss programs that begin with a physical to ensure a patient?s candidacy, checking their blood, charting an EKG, and handing out carnival prizes to those whose weight was guessed incorrectly. Then, patients meet regularly with the staff to record their progress, receive nutritional tips, and?in some cases?receive Lipofast injections, which expedite fat loss.
Registered dietitian Dr. Julie Conner's first brush with dietetics came in 1983, as an intern at Westchester Medical Center. It turns out the experience was a sign of things to come. She has since earned a master's degree in public health from New York Medical College and a doctorate in holistic nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health?and cofounded Healthy Weighs Wellness Center with her husband, Will.
At Healthy Weighs, the couple and their staff?which includes their son, Doctor of Chiropractic Brian Conner?provide wellness services such as nutrition counseling, spinal adjustments, and massage therapy. To help prevent future injuries without forcing clients to buy an expensive time machine, the team also schedules yoga and reiki classes.