Club Fit 247's two floors of fitness machines, free weights, and private training studios reverberate with the clangs of dumbbells and the clops of running feet on treadmills equipped with individual TV screens. Amid this bustling round-the-clock activity, a staff of professional bodybuilders, fitness models, and trainers—which collectively boasts a prestigious clientele that includes NFL defensive lineman Bob Kuberski and figure skater Claire Tannet—work one-on-one with clients to help them achieve their exercise goals. During personal-training sessions, they craft sport-specific conditioning plans that combine plyometrics and strength training with hopes of improving balance, speed, and agility. Additionally, this talented team offers nutritional counseling as well as coaching for aspiring or current competitive body builders.
The gym presents clients with a key card that grants them 24-hour access to the facilities and the international cabal of bodybuilders' top-secret lair. The facility also peddles workout supplements, including protein shakes and Ionics powders.
At Broomall Total Health Center, every patient's health is the responsibility of one dedicated man: Dr. Marc Belitsky. Since graduating from the Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic, the National Board–certified chiropractor has been working to treat conditions such as whiplash, scoliosis, and arthritis. Using equipment such as x-ray machines and computerized muscle testing, Dr. Belitsky determines the source of each patient's discomfort. He then treats said aches with numerous noninvasive procedures, including electrical muscle stimulation and cold laser therapy, a treatment formerly used for evil by Mr. Freeze.
At Concord Medical Spine and Pain Center, Dr. Trent Ryan uses X-rays, orthopedic and neurological physical examinations, and verbal consultations to get to the root of medical issues troubling clients. Combining his insights with knowledge of a client's medical history, Dr. Ryan prescribes a course of treatment that blends 20 types of musculoskeletal adjustments, soft tissue treatments, massages, and physical therapy.
At Chester County Chiropractic & Wellness, Dr. John Woodward has the benefit of the latest technology, making holistic care even more effective. High-tech equipment such as the DRX 9000 accomplishes non-surgical back relief helping bulging & herniated discs.
Terri H. Ritchie has seen firsthand the power of proper nutrition in nurturing a person's health. Throughout her career, she's worked as a research scientist at the Fitzgerald-Mercy Hospital Cancer Research program and in the fields of virology, immunology, and oncology. Since 1995, Ritchie calls upon that expertise to help clients live healthier lives through her private clinical-nutrition practice, Advent Nutrition. Relying on a functional, medical-based approach, she consults with clients to match their specific bodily needs to a nutrition plan that incorporates everything from pre-planned meals to nutriceuticals, ensuring bodies receive a balance of nutrients so they don't grow prehensile tails due to too much potassium.
Eye on Wellness founder and coach Ritva Dale focuses on improving clients' state of mind as well as their bodies. Drawing on her nutrition education as well as her life experiences, Ritva provides a holistic view of health and wellness during her nutrition, life, career, and fitness coaching sessions. In addition, she offers training sessions, supplements, and detoxifying footbaths.
Downingtown Nutrition & Weight Management Center’s founder and dietitian, Jennifer Barr, empowers clients to improve personal-health knowledge and exercise know-how with precise metabolic-testing and body-fat analyses. The body-fat analysis assesses fatty-tissue percentage based on height, current weight, and average hours spent eating sticks of butter. Next, metabolic levels are charted with a MedGem scanner, an FDA-cleared medical device that rates resting oxygen-consumption levels to decipher one's resting metabolic rate and thus determine one’s caloric needs. This is used in conjunction with the body-fat analysis to draft a nutritional or weight-loss plan more individualized than the fingerprints on a snowflake. Jennifer and the client finish the session by reviewing the test results during a consultation.
John G. Essel, Boot Camp Challenge's American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified instructor, and his sculpted staff of fitness friends, whittle flabby flesh suits into well-tailored muscle tuxedos with a program of fun, intense exercises. With six 60-minute boot camp classes over a two-week period, bodies of all shapes and sizes will see tangible results, from the shedding of a few extra pounds to the fresh buds of a Hulk Hogan–style mustache. Personalized attention helps guide nutritional habits, strengthen muscles, increase endurance, and condition the cardiovascular system, and the body composition assessment allows students to track results in real time. Working out in a group is a great way to meet friends, share successes, build camaraderie, and discuss how great another Police Academy movie would be.