Kettlebells and dumbbells line the walls. Giant tractor tires are scattered across the entrance. Thick yellow ropes dangle from the ceiling. In this bare-bones gym, trainers use this equipment and more during intense CrossFit classes. Workouts change daily to avoid repetition and keep exercisers motivated, and feature a slew of everyday movements. CrossFit preps participants for all manner of physical activity, sculpting all muscle groups to enhance speed, power, agility, and balance.
At Oband Medical Centers, a team of doctors across California, Nevada, and Miami perform bariatric surgery using FDA-approved gastric bands to help overweight clients significantly lower their BMIs. Staff members also provide support both before and after the procedure, helping clients make long-term changes to their lifestyles and body shapes.
Under the supervision of a board-certified physician, the professional staff at Physician’s Weight Loss Centers helps clients work toward overall wellness while shedding pounds with their six specialized weight-loss programs. After a consultation with a certified staff member, each client is assigned to the program best suited to his or her goals, current health, and willingness to put up with a stack of pancake’s “I miss you!” text messages. Programs can also be augmented with regimens of supplements and vitamins, including the fat-targeting agents of vitamin B12 injections. Not merely satisfied with supplying menu plans, the staff offers behavior-guidance plans, counselors, and medical consultations to ensure clients fully embrace new, healthful behaviors.
DermatoneMiami's licensed technicians and nurses wield FDA-certified radio-frequency generators for skin-tightening treatments that seek to mitigate stretch marks and cellulite. The therapeutic, deep-seeking heat massages existing collagen and promotes the production of new collagen in hopes of firmer skin surfaces. The clinic and its technicians, however, don't only offer this treatment—they also present a slate of facials designed with essential oils, clay masks, and vitamin C. Additionally, they offer weight-loss services via vitamin injections, recipe books, and freezing one's snacks in a block of ice.
GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels while aiding speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets), ideal for vigorous women. Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($35.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry while smuggling 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium, sustainably harvested from the Okinawan Sea to provide a healthy 2-to-1 ratio of calcium and magnesium.
The foundation of The Raw Oasis detox program is pure plant-based nutrition—organic green vegetables with fresh, organic fruits. Consuming foods in this natural state can help the body cleanse and rejuvenate itself. Far more than food, The Raw Oasis takes an integrative approach to health, encouraging clients to get enough water, rest, and exercise and providing them with stress-management skills, herbal detoxification, and, of course, support.
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