As they enter the training circuit at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
Ever since he entered private practice more than 30 years ago, Dr. Gojko Stula has remained dedicated to preventing—and not merely treating—illnesses with a combination of preventive medicine and traditional procedures. By examining the way maladies stemming from diet and exercise are processed by the body and mind, Dr. Stula pinpoints the root causes of each ailment before administering treatment. His stock of nutritional supplements aims to slow the aging process when combined with a balanced, organic diet, while the LifeSteps-endorsed ChronoNutrition diet assigns specific foods to be consumed at specific periods throughout the day that correspond to the order in which the body naturally breaks them down. Meanwhile, bio-identical hormones correct hormonal imbalances in men and women, while unwanted body hairs are eradicated with laser technology instead of getting too close to the pole during a round of fire limbo.
Karla Hermann, a professional hypnotist who uses hypnotherapy as a safe and natural method to effectively help you quit smoking, leads the seminar. Although smokers have different levels of addiction, this hypnosis program applies to any smoker by using the mind-body approach to take you back to when you started smoking and disconnect the wires of your addiction. The system is designed to delve into the emotional triggers of what caused the addiction, and once your subconscious is desensitized, it's forced into a state of reorganization. This seminar can help you gradually taper off to become a non-smoker. The seminar will also include weight-control suggestions.
The trainers at CrossFit 100 came to the intense style of exercise through different channels. The founder changed her career path from fashion designer to fitness. One instructor found CrossFit after years of plugging away at a boring gym routine, and another fought crippling back pain with CrossFit. Together, they lead students of all fitness levels through intense, scalable workout programs that make use of full-body, functional fitness techniques using equipment such as sandbags and ropes. And, since the routine is constantly varied, participants avoid plateaus while constantly building strength, endurance, speed, and agility.
A certified practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, Heather Peterman works to heal the body with natural remedies and the power of touch. Her desire to help others led her to the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine and then to her own practice. Today, Heather treats her patients at Sana Acupuncture & Apothecary, where she practices acupuncture and supplies visitors with natural therapies as a certified herbalist.