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.
Michael Barbato knows what it's like to battle his own body. He'd started to put on the pounds when, one day, the sight of himself in a dressing-room mirror made him realize he needed to change his lifestyle. He started heading to the gym and settled into a workout routine, but it wasn't working. When he discovered working out with Russian kettlebells, he slimmed down and his outlook changed. Not only were his workouts never the same, but he was also determined to share the unique form of weight training with others.
Today, he and his fellow Russian Kettlebell Challenge–certified instructors encourage students to push themselves in group fitness classes as they swing and lift the rounded weights by their handles. Their services also include one-on-one and small-group training sessions. In whatever type of training he’s leading, Michael strives to create an atmosphere free of intimidation, where everyone feels encouraged to keep moving toward the spoils of both mental and physical changes.
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.
RejuvePod entreats its visitors to take a relaxing session with one of its dry-heat sauna pods, which bathe passengers with gentle heat, oxygen, and LED light. A variety of programs attempt to encourage weight loss, cellulite reduction, detoxification, or circulation. RejuvePod also offers organic airbrush-tans with FDA-approved organic solutions that are paraben-, erythrulose-, and fragrance-free.