Desiree has a passion for yoga. She's such a fan of the practice, in fact, that she became a yoga teacher herself, and continues to expand on her education every year. She shares that enthusiasm at Twisted Bliss Studio—opened with her sister Brynja, also a yoga practitioner—where she and her fellow instructors lead classes in a variety of yoga styles. Yang vinyasa, for example, sets guided arm balances and inversions to upbeat music, while yin yoga focuses on lengthening and contracting muscles. Some sessions are also heated to temperatures of up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit—the heat encourages deeper stretches and triggers detoxifying sweats.
Losing weight isn't as simple as counting calories. It requires a coordinated effort that may end up integrating everything from alternative medicine and personal training to nutritional guidance and hormone therapy. At Your Ultimate Nutrition and Wellness, the on-staff physicians recognize the importance of a multifaceted approach, so they meet with patients to design personalized programs that are tailored to account for each individual's needs, goals, and least favorite vitamin. With the help of continued exercise, a well-regulated diet, and medical guidance and support, these patients can learn to begin leading healthier lifestyles, which may facilitate weight loss, increased energy levels, and an improved sense of overall wellbeing.
Jeff Wood, the founder of Health Fitness Complete, understands the difficulty in achieving exercise and health goals—he lost 125 pounds in 2007. He's taken his personal experience and created a fitness center that offers the best training methods and equipment for its customers. One-on-one training sessions are just that—private, with only the trainer and client present, allowing clients to feel more comfortable without others looking on. And in both personal-training sessions and fitness classes, customers work out with dynamic equipment that exercises myriad body parts and muscle groups. Machines where users sit down may allow the chance to sketch out updates to the Nike swoosh, but rob exercisers the ability to train postural and other muscles. Instead, Health Fitness Complete offers many pieces of equipment that allow clients to work out multiple muscles more effectively.
Inside this total health emporium, Dr. Kevin Misenheimer calls upon his education in kinesiology and experience as a doctor of chiropractic to take a holistic look at health in a spa-like atmosphere. His staff employs the latest wellness exams and oversized magnifying glasses to investigate the cause behind each client's symptoms, enlisting nutrition-response testing. Supervised weight-loss programs integrate customized meal plans with treatment of the thyroid, hypothalamus, adrenal glands, and other internal systems that affect metabolism. Super-hydration therapy aims to provide relief from inflammation, sluggish energy, and digestive issues using the power of oxygenated alkaline water.