Mind Therapy Group’s highly educated staff challenges unconscious obstacles to weight loss in 30-minute hypnotherapy sessions. To drift into a state of hypnosis, patients recline as a therapist's words or ocean noises guide them into a relaxed state of focused attention. As conscious and unconscious minds connect, clients learn to approach food differently, developing healthier dispositions toward eating. Therapists may repeat affirmations, cultivate therapeutic mental images, or help clients address false, unconscious beliefs about themselves. Each session aims to curtail negative behaviors and promote lifestyle patterns that benefit the weight-loss process.
For 11 years, the instructors and trainers have helped clients achieve their fitness and weight loss goals. Now the workout institution has reopened its doors as Red Zone Fitness, where at this boutique style gym, in a relaxed environment, clients choose their workout duration, even in group classes. With 30-minute one-on-one or group personal-training sessions or 40- to 45-minute group fitness classes, the fitness studio follows the FITT principle: Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type. Sessions depend on various factors that include strength aerobics, performance goal focus, exercise biomechanics, and effort. Experienced instructors lead students through group fitness classes that include Red Zone training, a group class for women that provides a heart-rate-monitored, full-body workout and strengthens the cardiovascular system in just 40- to 45- minutes with resistance and cardio training.
In 2001, dancer Carrie Rezabek Dorr invited exercisers to join her in ballet-based workouts. Held in the basement of an office building without a staff, a sign outside, or even a bathroom, Carrie transformed her small business into a national franchise with locations in 33 states. Her Pure Barre system helps sculpt long, lean muscles. Using a ballet barre and isometric movements, the exercisers drastically shape areas such as the abs, hips, arms, and butt.
Tibetan Buddhist and Taoist Master Chufei Tsai presides over Zen Village, a multifaith spiritual center. Eastern philosophy is the root for ancient practices?such as yoga and mindful meditation?which can foster physical and spiritual well-being in the modern world. This two-pronged approach to wellness reflects Tsai?s background: A trained nurse, she also has traveled the world studying centuries-old philosophies and has taught more than six thousand students.
Zen Village?s courses cover yoga styles ranging from Vinyasa, a flowing style that synchronizes breathing with poses, to Tibetan healing yoga, which aims to balance the seven chakras. The eclectic catalog also includes introductions to the tenets of Buddhism, the basics of Zen living, and the art of brewing tea from Asia. The courses allow students to intake prosperity and evolve with a healthy lifestyle.
The president and founder of Nyman Consulting International, Helena Nyman, bears an impressive résumé: a Fortune 100 professional coach and leadership expert, a bestselling author, and a former coach for Olympic figure skaters—just to name a few. Her staff boasts similar accomplishments in leadership, business and otherwise. So it makes sense that when a worker bee wants something more, he or she seeks them for guidance. Courses such as Fast Track to the C-Suite for Women condense their expertise into a few workshops designed to shape new corporate leaders.
From the fertile grasslands of Pampa Húmeda to a relaxing, ocean-side spa, Exel Spa's collection of organic, vegan products has taken a journey to replenish clients' façades. The mineral-oil-free, noncomedogenic skin elixirs are quickly absorbed by the skin, allowing it to breathe naturally and soak up the active ingredients. In addition to skincare, the spa targets unwanted fuzz with waxing services and oversize lint traps.